Fort Sam Houston is located in Bexar County, Texas, and is just a short 15 minute drive to the heart of San Antonio. Known locally as just “Fort Sam”, the Fort was named after Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas. The base is well-regarded as the “Home of the Combat Medic” and the “Home of Army Medicine,” and to live up to this reputation, it also houses one of the largest military medical training facilities. As such, Fort Sam Houston and the Brook Army Medical Center are great contributors to the overall economy of the area, in addition to the many Fortune 500 companies and major corporations headquartered in San Antonio.
Like the economy and job market, the real estate market around Fort Sam Houston is strong, abundant, and viable. While plenty of housing can be found on base, military personnel, professionals, families, and retired military members can also find real estate options near the base itself. Residential homes in suburban tracts, condos, some townhouses and vacant land make up the majority of the market.
What makes Fort Sam Houston so unique is that the personnel is always working to keep residents happy, busy, and fulfilled in a community-oriented environment. Fort Sam Houston’s central location makes it easy for residents to travel to and from San Antonio where many cultural, entertainment and recreational activities await. And if residents don’t want to travel too far from base, Fort Sam Houston offers a wide range of activities and entertainment options to keep everyone busy, from golfing, horseback riding, and working out at the gym, to camping and fishing.
Real estate values in Bexar County are usually affordable, attracting many buyers to this area. Housing outside of Fort Sam Houston varies, and primarily consists of brick and stucco homes on quiet, suburban streets with treed lots. Prices for homes near Fort Sam Houston start as low as $100,000 for a 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home in such subdivisions as Raintree and Crestridge. If you’re looking to invest in an apartment, condominium or townhouse near Fort Sam Houston, prices start in the low $100,000s to over $900,000. Of course, if you’re thinking of building your dream home or investment property, vacant land prices start from $20,000 to $240,000 depending on the size of the lot, amenities, location, and utilities present. Fort Sam Houston also offers military housing on a number of villages and housing styles. Villages and neighborhoods in Fort Sam Houston include Artillery Post/Hancock, Gorgas Circle, Harris Heights, Infantry Post, Patch/Chaffee, Staff Post, Watkins Terrace, and Wheaton Graham. Single-family homes and two-story homes on large lots with impressively sized yards make up the housing market on base.
Fort Sam Houston For Thursday, August 25th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.40%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.67%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 3.80%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.40%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Fort Sam Houston TX. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Fort Sam Houston to help you find the best home!