Far North Central is home to a number of enclaves and upscale neighborhoods, including Castle Hills, Hollywood Park, Elm Creek, Inwood and Rogers Ranch.
An affluent suburb, Far North Central is lined with shopping plazas full of box shops and mainstream styles, plus cinemas and vibrant chain restaurants. Eisenhower Park is a vast area of forest and hiking trails with canyons, while the smaller Friedrich Wilderness Park is home to endangered golden-cheeked warblers. For roller coasters and water slides, families go to nearby Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Far North Central is blessed with an abundance of fun attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
It's the perfect taster experience. Most people leave wishing they could have flown more, but this offers great introductory value. Experience all the plummeting, free-falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in a completely safe environment.
Arrive at iFLY and get geared up, step in your flight suit, hold on your helmet and adjust your protective goggles to fit. An experienced and accredited instructor leads you through an introductory training session so that you can get the most out of your adventure, and then it's time to step into the flight chamber. The instructor will accompany you inside and offer tips and tips, and then you will be lifted off your feet as the chamber fills with a rushing wind. Hover above the ground, spin through the air, and feel the thrill before moving back down to the solid ground. Then take your breath and do it all over again.
For more than 100 years, the Santikos family has had an unparalleled theater experience. But you're not going to find their biggest story on the marquee. It lies within the name of Santiko, its passion for helping others, and is rooted in San Antonio. By the age of 19, Louis Santikos had left his home in Athens, Greece, to central Texas. In the moments between the stocking shelves and the baggage of canned goods in the local grocery store, Louis noticed something – a line of people waiting outside the Rex Theater across the street. Realizing the potential, he was working to save whatever he could. And in 1911, Louis bought the same theater, launching a legacy that would last generations.
The Dominion Country Club offers a carefully designed world-class golf course that complements the graceful contours of the land. The course is an exciting challenge not only for weekend golfers, but also for PGA professionals. The Dominion has been hosting the Senior PGA tour for 17 years, earning the distinction of being the longest consecutive host of the Senior Tour event.
You will discover their welcoming environment of luxury and world-class service, nestled at the foot of the Texas Hill Country. Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse is where traditional tastes mix with modern ambience to offer Brazil's true flavors. They are a prime destination for lunch or dinner with authentic Rodizio style dining. With every taste, their mouth-watering menu transports their guests to Brazil. They welcome you to dine at a rate of your own. As much as your heart wants, indulge.
For outdoor sporting activities, the JBSA-Camp Bullis Rod-n-Gun Recreation Center (RNGRC) has everything required. Customers can enjoy the range of sportsmen, archery range, RV storage, rentals/information for hunting and rentals for lodging/park/grills. For use of both the Sportsman's Range and the Archery Range, regular fees are required. The RNGRC also issues licenses twice a month for the carriage of classes.
Residents of Far North Central are blessed to live in an area full of nature while also being quite close to city life. There is never a shortage of coffee shops, parks or shopping centers to enjoy within a five-minute drive of Far North Central. Residents are also able to enjoy a rich spiritual life at the following houses of worship:
They are one church with two campuses with the same vision: to be a group rooted in the Word, to reach out to the world, and to replicate Christ's followers. They provide a safe space for doubts to be shared, questions asked, and answers sought. Wherever you are on your path with Christ, they hope that you can grow up with them. At Wayside, they are dedicated to providing a church home for individuals and families where they can enjoy warm, friendly fellowship and a place to enter the group. They have a place for you to develop and interact with others with groups large and small, life-stage relevant and intergenerational.
Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 19291 Stone Oak Parkway on the northside of San Antonio, Texas. They are the congregation gathered together by the mercy of Jesus to receive His great love for us, His full forgiveness of our sins, and His eternal life. They invite you to join them every day of the Lord, as they gather together for liturgy, study and life. Crown of Life is a congregation of the Lutheran Church—the Synod of Missouri. The Evangelical Lutheran Church Crown of Life has been in Stone Oak since it was mostly ranch land. It was built as a place where God would give rest to His people.
Stone Oak Presbyterian Church is a place where you can belong, grow, find freedom, find your purpose in Him and make a difference. Join them as they set out to be the hands and feet of Jesus, in this city and beyond. In fact, this is how they live their mission statement: to make Jesus known to others, to make disciples, to teach the Word of God, and to share in the love of Jesus Christ.
Concordia Lutheran Church is a congregation of believers who have faith and hope in the one true Savior, Jesus Christ. God's Word is at the heart of everything they do, and His message of love, forgiveness, and salvation is the driving force behind every aspect of their ministry. Whether you're looking for a weekend service to attend while in town on business, or looking for a new church home, they're here to welcome you. They cordially invite you to join them in worship.
The Fellowship of San Antonio is a loving, inclusive fellowship, sharing the grace of God through Christ. The Fellowship voted to join the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. On a personal level, their aim is to be inclusive, irrespective of any personal religious background.
Far North Central is also home to some amazing parks, schools, public libraries and schools for its citizens to enjoy. These facilities are all world-class, beautifully maintained and clean so residents of surrounding communities often visit to enjoy them. Here’s a short list all located in Far North Central:
The Spanish Grove Academy or SGA, as they call it, is one of the most popular preschools in San Antonio. Whether your child is fluent in Spanish or you're trying to introduce them to the language, they've got a spot waiting for them in their school. They take the application process very seriously at the Spanish Grove Academy. Their goal is to give each applicant family the opportunity to learn as much about the school as they can and to have all their questions answered.
San Antonio Christian School traces its history back to 1966 when Grace Bible College Preparatory School was established as a ministry for the Grace Bible Church. The vision was to provide the K-12 grade of Christ-centered, college-based preparatory education for families who had placed their faith in Christ. The school grew in enrollment, but in the early 1970s, the financial burden of the school on the church caused the leadership to consider closing the school. Shortly thereafter, a group of concerned families wishing to see their children continue their Christ-centered education met with the leadership of the Church. In 1972, after much prayer and seeking the will of God, the San Antonio Christian School (SACS) was born.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Park, also known as Eisenhower City Park, is a park located in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio. It is managed by the San Antonio Parks City and the Recreation Department. Formerly part of the U.S. Army training ground, Camp Bullis. In 1988, it was opened to the public. The park is named after the United States of America. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, originally from Texas, was commander of the army at nearby Fort Sam Houston.
Located in Texas Hill Country, TMI trains students in grades 6-12 and offers a full college preparation program including honors and advanced placement courses, as well as a competitive athletic program. Fine Arts electives, a national JROTC program and extra-curricular activities provide students with additional opportunities for leadership, club participation and community service.
The school's mission is to develop lifelong service leaders, following the teachings of Jesus Christ, while providing students with an excellent educational community to challenge and prepare for prestigious four-year colleges and universities, service academies, and study abroad. The passion and commitment of their faculty helps students to develop their full potential and provide them with opportunities for service and leadership.
Bring your best canine pal to enjoy the day in Panther Springs Dog Park. Both people and their pockets are giving it up with two paws This puppy park lies within Panther Springs Park, and is super easy to find just inside the entrance to a large family-friendly park. Your pupperoni is welcome to join the party in the playgrounds in the dog park off-leash, or to join you on the leash trail or in other sections of Panther Springs Park.