History and Culture
The Thousand Oaks neighborhood history stands as part of the history of the larger region of far north-central San Antonio. In its earliest incarnation, San Antonio was originally inhabited by Payaya Indians but eventually underwent Spanish colonization. The Texas Revolution, including the famous Battle of the Alamo held in San Antonio, soon led to the state being annexed to the United States in 1845.
The area of far north-central San Antonio has today gained a reputation for housing some of San Antonio's most luxurious
homes and celebrity residents, such as Eva Longoria, Tim Duncan and Joe Horn.
Thousand Oaks doesn't have a museum or a significant arts scene of its own, but does provide its residents with a community library, and several well known independent eateries, and businesses. There has been recent infill commercial redevelopment bringing many modern conveniences to the area, which continues to grow in popularity due to the beautiful trees, overall situational accessibility to south and north San Antonio, with a mix of well built affordably priced homes.
Nearby options like the Texas Transportation Museum, a collection of historical transportation equipment and related pieces, give residents and visitors excellent insight into the area's history.
McAllister Park-Blossom Athletic Facility
Located adjacent to the San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), McAllister Park is San Antonio's largest and most popular city park. Featuring over 25 miles of trails for area hiking, bicycling, mountain biking and running enthusiasts, McAllister Park is a gateway to the upper Salado Creek Greenway (opened July 2010.) Part of a growing network of picturesque trails accessible to all non-motorized modes of transportation, including bicycles, pedestrians and wheelchairs, the Salado Creek Greenway's McAllister Park Trailhead is located next to the new dog park.Other activities include picnicking, birding, fishing, picnicking, wildlife observation and nature study. The park's athletic fields for team sports, including soccer and baseball, are leased by local organizations and are not available for reservations. Four group pavilions are available by reservation. And the renowned Blossom Athletic Facility is located nearby also, with Olympic swimming facilities.
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Updated: 13th November, 2018 2:09 AM.