Fort Sam Houston

Fort Sam Houston is a huge Army base located a couple of miles northeast of Downtown San Antonio, and the surrounding community is a vibrant and diverse suburban community. Easy access to the base makes this area ideal for armed service personnel as well as civilian military employees and folks in support industries.

Living around Fort Sam puts some of San Antonio’s best outdoor venues at your doorstep: Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Botanical garden are just a few blocks east of the base, providing superb environments for enjoying sunny days, and numerous nearby golf courses provide lots of opportunities to hit the links.

The Pearl

The Pearl Brewery is a vibrant, multifaceted district known for its rich history and contemporary transformation. Originally established in 1883, the Pearl Brewery has evolved from a traditional brewing facility into a dynamic neighborhood that seamlessly blends historic architecture with modern urban design.

This district has become a cultural and culinary hub in San Antonio, offering a unique blend of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The area boasts a variety of acclaimed restaurants, cafes, and bars, each presenting diverse culinary experiences that range from casual eateries to fine dining. The Pearl is particularly famous for its weekend farmers market, which showcases local produce and artisanal products, drawing both locals and tourists.

The Pearl also offers a range of boutique shops and galleries, featuring local artisans and designers. These shops add a unique charm to the district, providing visitors with a variety of shopping experiences.

Parks & Recreation

Brackenridge Park3700 N. St. Mary's StreetDrive: 4 min1.2 mi
Witte Museum3801 BroadwayDrive: 3 min1.3 mi
Japanese Tea Garden3853 N. St. Mary's StreetDrive: 4 min1.5 mi
San Antonio Zoo3903 N. St. Mary's StreetDrive: 5 min1.8 mi
San Antonio Botanical Garden555 Funston PlaceDrive: 5 min1.9 mi


The Boardwalk4119 BroadwayDrive: 3 min1.3 mi
Central Market4821 BroadwayDrive: 9 min3.0 mi
Alamo Quarry Market255 E. Basse RoadDrive: 9 min5.5 mi
Shops at Rivercenter849 E. Commerce StreetDrive: 5 min1.4 mi


Fratello's2503 BroadwayDrive: 1 min0.5 mi
Arrosta1803 Broadway Suite 101Drive: 2 min0.6 mi
Smoke Shack BBQ3714 BroadwayDrive: 3 min1.3 mi
The Pearl Brewery (multiple restaurants)136 E Grayson StDrive: 4 min0.9 mi
Cappy's4821 BroadwayDrive: 5 min2.1 mi
Rebelle333 E Travis StDrive: 8 min2.1 mi
BIRD bakery5912 BroadwayDrive: 6 min2.7 mi

Military Bases

Fort Sam HoustonDrive: 9 min3.0 mi
East Kelly Air Force BaseDrive: 15 min8.9 mi
Martindale Army AirfieldDrive: 16 min9.0 mi
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