Fair Oaks Ranch
Fair Oaks Ranch has a population of about 6,000 people. It straddles Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties and is a wealthy city. The land was acquired by Ralph Fair in the 1930s. It was a working ranch, with a dairy and a granary, as well as the center of his racehorse operation. He later built a Hereford cattle business. The ranch developed its own Hereford bloodline from a bull named Battle Intense, who is remembered in an annual golf tournament bearing his name. His descendants established a residential community in the 1970s, and the city was officially established quite recently, in 1988.
The 14,000 square foot Fair home became a country club in 1978, and it continues to be a hub of social activity.
The town is still quite wealthy and is located 27 miles northwest of San Antonio and 8 miles southeast of Boerne. Cibolo Creek runs through the middle of town, and the city limits extend to Interstate 10 on the southwest.
The city is served by the Boerne Independent School District. There is an elementary school in town, and the students attend Boerne middle schools and high schools. This town maintains an outdoor lifestyle centered around the original ranch.