Fort Sam Houston - On and Off Base Information

Fort Sam Houston Housing Information

Fort Sam Housing Information

Location: Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) is situated in San Antonio, (Bexar County), the seventh largest city and known as "Military City USA." Encompassing JBSA are Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base, three separate installations. Fort Sam Houston's primary mission is medical training and support and is home to Brooke Army Medical Center. 

Cost of Living: The cost of living remains around 90, below the national average of 100 for major U.S. cities.


Fort Sam Houston Independent School District

Currently, only students whose parents physically reside on either installation have automatic right to attend the Installation ISD schools; students whose parents are assigned to either installation, but reside off-installation, can be accepted as transfer students, but the parents must provide transportation. FSH ISD and RFISD both accept transfer waiver applications in grades K-12, Lackland ISD only accepts transfer applications for grades 9-12.

Fort Sam Houston ISD, Lackland ISD or Randolph Field ISD are not part of the Department of Defense school system, they are independent school districts subject to the jurisdiction of the Texas Education Agency. As the district's boundaries are coterminous with those of JBSA-FSH, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph, the facilities of which by law are exempt from property taxation, the district has no taxable base; thus, funding is provided from Department of Education Impact Aid funds and state public school foundation funding.

There are 23 Independent School Districts that service military families around JBSA. For further information regarding Texas Schools and their accountability, testing or ratings, please visit the Texas Education Agency.

Please contact the School Liaison Office prior to leaving your current installation to receive our welcome packet with valuable information and resources to make your move to JBSA smooth. To contact any of the JBSA School Liaison locations, please email

Fort Sam Housing:

Fort Sam Houston housing is privatized and managed by Lincoln Military Housing. Eight housing areas with 2-5 bedroom homes. Available for all ranks. Call 210-270-7638.

Base Location

1206 Stanley Road
Houston, TX 78234

Top "Off Base" Neighborhoods (See all 17 locations)

# Name/Title City State Zip Overall Rating Distance Review
1 Alamo Heights San Antonio TX 2.4 mi Write a Review!
2 Spring Creek San Antonio TX 78247 7.8 mi Write a Review!
3 Springwood Subdivision Universal City TX 8.2 mi Write a Review!
4 The Crossvine Schertz TX 11.4 mi Write a Review!
5 Stone Oak San Antonio TX 12.1 mi Write a Review!
6 Berry Creek Schertz TX 12.2 mi Write a Review!
7 Garden ridge San Antonio TX 78266 13.5 mi Write a Review!
8 Charleston Parke Cibolo TX 78108 13.6 mi Write a Review!
9 Indian Springs San Antonio TX 78261 14.2 mi Write a Review!
10 Sierra Springs San Antonio TX 78251 16.1 mi Write a Review!