In eastern Bexar County, just 21 miles outside of San Antonio lies the unincorporated community of Adkins. It was founded in the late 1800s, when William Adkins Jones established a general store and post office along the railway. The town grew during the early 1900s when it was home to two only churches and a school. As Americans gravitated toward car travel rather than rail, many people moved outside of the town and towards areas that were easier to access. In 1915, the post office moved to the town of Sayers and the town all but disappeared. Today, it is the proud home of Texas Pride BBQ, a restaurant that was featured on the popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
This unique history means that Adkins can be a great home for people who love living in the country but need access to the services of a big city. Housing and land in the area are relatively affordable. It is the best of rural and city living as you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere, yet you can be in downtown San Antonio in less than half an hour.