Willis Ranch, Timberwood Park TX – Everything You Want to Know – Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Learn everything you want to know about the innovative sustainably designed master planned community, Willis Ranch near Timberwood Park and the available Sitterle Homes luxury garden home floor plans. Explore our FAQs to get all the answers to your top Willis Ranch San Antonio, TX homes for sale for questions.
WILLIS RANCH HISTORY AND MASTER PLAN
Willis Ranch is a naturally beautiful and imaginative gated community that emphasizes lot size, respect for the environment, and community. Designed by Denton Communities, a well-known and respected developer with a 60-year history of building high-quality environmentally sustainable San Antonio gated communities, Willis Ranch is an enclave of 320 north San Antonio family homes that employs a unique land-planning design called coving. The coving technique creates a sense of community while also maintaining an exceptional quality of life surrounded by open spaces completely undisturbed to preserve the area’s natural beauty. This eco-friendly neighborhood is an exclusive Sitterle Homes Luxury Garden Home Community featuring lock and leave garden home living with zero lot line greenbelt homesites, and spacious back patios and loggias for relaxing and enjoying the tree line views, stunning hill country vistas and scenic trails. All lawn and landscaping maintenance are also provided by Sitterle Homes, ensuring these new homes for sale in 78260 afford you even more time to focus on what’s most important to you.
Where is Willis Ranch?
Nestled within the scenic foothills of the magnificent Texas Hill Country, Willis Ranch is conveniently located just off Highway 281 at the Borgfeld or Kinder Ranch exit. The entrance to the community is 1955 Worsham Pass, San Antonio, TX 78260, minutes from the quaint town of Bulverde, and a short drive to popular north San Antonio shopping and dining areas as well as popular entertainment destinations. Downtown San Antonio is only a 30-minute drive making this lock and leave garden home community the perfect place for residents that want to enjoy the comfort and luxury of the quiet Hill Country, yet live within an easy commute to major area employers as well as the city’s the River Walk, Willis Ranch is the ultimate in convenience and luxury for the working professional or the retiree looking to downsize.
Where is Bulverde, TX?
Head north 2.5 miles on Bulverde Road from Willis Ranch and you’ll find yourself in what’s known as the “The Front Porch of the Texas Hill Country,” Bulverde, TX. This charming town of just over 5,000 people is located within Comal County along the banks of Cibolo Creek. The city was originally settled in 1850 by German immigrants and was incorporated in 1997 and has experienced steady growth over the last two decades. The surrounding area is ranked high for livability with a low crime rate, exemplary Comal Independent School District, proximity to top area employers, nearby shopping and dining, excellent recreation and more make Bulverde, TX real estate an excellent choice for home buyers.
What Does the Willis Ranch Master Plan Look Like?
The Willis Ranch master plan features an intimate design of just 320 San Antonio, TX homes for sale with a gated entrance, abundant dedicated green space, scenic recreational trails, community center and pool. Each of the Sitterle Homes uniquely designed homesites in this neighborhood were specially selected and all back into greenbelts with unique yards and beautiful vistas emphasizing Willis Ranch’s environmentally conscious design for homes in north San Antonio. You can get a bird’s eye view of this amazing new community by viewing the aerial footage of the Willis Ranch site plan and find available homesites by viewing the Sitterle Homes plat map.
What are the Benefits of Coving Land Planning?
Conventional land planning lays out the streets of a community first then the lot lines or homesites. The spaces left after the streets are laid out are where the homes and yards go, so essentially homesites are an afterthought. Whereas, coving is a unique land-planning technique that makes the placement of homes in a community the top priority. This helps ensure better views and unique yards without altering the density of homes in an intimate gated community. The design of Willis Ranch goes beyond minimum street standards, using patterns that slow traffic and sidewalks that position pedestrians away from vehicles to help ensure a safe and beautiful place for your family and your neighbors. And this also makes your 52-foot lot unique while remaining incredibly affordable.
WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE WILLIS RANCH GARDEN HOME FLOOR PLANS?
This exclusive community in the San Antonio, TX zip code features Sitterle Homes award-wining luxury garden homes. Each of the ten thoughtfully designed floor plan options offer spacious open designs that range from 1,542 sq. ft. to 2,575 sq. ft. with 2-3 bedrooms, 2-2.5 baths, 2 car garages, and a beautiful covered patio or loggia for beautiful outdoor living.
Available Willis Ranch Floor Plans
View our award-winning designs and find the perfectly sized, customizable floor plan for your new Willis Ranch luxury garden home in north San Antonio.
WILLIS RANCH SALERNO WILLIS RANCH AVONDALE
1,542 Sq. Ft. 1,602 Sq. Ft.
2 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST 3 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $301,000 From: $308,000
WILLIS RANCH BELMONT WILLIS RANCH BERWYN
1,688 Sq. Ft. 1,806 Sq. Ft.
3 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST 2 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $315,000 From: $323,000
1,937 Sq. Ft. 2,071 Sq. Ft.
3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 G, 1 ST 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $339,000 From: $349,000
2,164 Sq. Ft. 2,257 Sq. Ft.
3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2G, 1 ST 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $350,000 From: $355,000
2,368 Sq. Ft. 2,635 Sq. Ft.
3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2G, 1 ST 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $364,000 From: $376,000
What are the Sitterle Homes standard features for luxury garden homes?
Every Sitterle Home is carefully built to ensure the highest quality of materials, elegant upscale features and finishes and most importantly the individual style of each home buyer. You’ll find that our exquisite new luxury garden homes include every amenity, unique architectural features and energy efficient packages to ensure both the beauty and comfort of your home.
Willis Ranch Garden Home Standard Features Include:
- Single story elegant garden home designs
- Unique greenbelt homesite
- Stone and stucco exterior
- Spacious open living and kitchen floor plans
- All lawn and landscaping maintenance provided
- Advanced fiber-to-home technology
- Covered patio or loggia
- Customizable luxury features and finishes
Sitterle is also dedicated to helping you save on utility costs and keeping you and your family comfortable every season of the year. The new Sitterle High Performance Homes (HPH) are CPS “Smart Energy” certified. For maximum energy efficiency, Sitterle builds using the Zip System wall sheathing and Bay Seal Open-Cell foam insulation with a lifetime warranty.
What Homes Are Available Now in Willis Ranch?
Looking for San Antonio, TX homes for sale to move into quickly? Explore our under construction Sitterle luxury garden homes in Willis Ranch and find the perfect Timberwood Park area home for your family to move to today!
1854 WORSHAM PASS 28128 BASS KNOLL
1,678 Sq. Ft. 1,880 Sq. Ft.
3 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST 2 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $340,644 From: $354,205
28124 BASS KNOLL 1903 WORSHAM PASS
1,607 Sq. Ft. 1,762 Sq. Ft.
2 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST 3 BR, 2 BA, 2G, 1 ST
From: $337,177 From: $355,333
Why Choose Sitterle Homes?
For more than 50 years, Sitterle Homes has been building stunning high-quality homes in the San Antonio area. Originating as a custom home builder, Frank Sitterle quickly established himself as one of San Antonio’s premier builders. Sitterle Homes builds in the most desirable communities in San Antonio. Our team understands what homebuyers want: a unique home that truly reflects their individual style, a builder who uses the latest construction techniques, and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Sitterle Homes is widely recognized as a leading home builder and has received dozens of awards for home design, custom design, customer service and more. The fact that many Sitterle homebuyers are second-generation owners of Sitterle Homes speaks volumes about both the quality of the homes and the personal attention every homebuyer receives. for San Antonio area home buyers.
WHAT COMMUNITY FEATURES AND AMENITIES DOES WILLIS RANCH OFFER?
As a uniquely designed secluded, master-planned gated community, Willis Ranch affords a spectacular backdrop and amenity rich environment for Sitterle Homes new San Antonio, TX home owners. The lush greenbelts, diverse and beautiful wildlife, and the rolling foothills of the Texas Hill Country create the stunning natural amenities of the community. You’ll also find winding tree-lined recreational trails to explore, a gorgeous recreation center to gather for BBQs or special events with family and friends, and a large pool, perfect for the family to cool off during the warm Texas summer. The amenities available at Willis Ranch are what truly set this cozy and unique neighborhood apart from other north San Antonio communities.
Bulverde, TX Parks, Recreation and Fitness
Soccer, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, golfing, and more — it’s all nearby. And if a fitness center or golfing is more your idea of recreation, you won’t be disappointed by Willis Ranch, one of the most active gated communities in north San Antonio.
North San Antonio Fitness and County Clubs
• Life Time Fitness – 8.2 miles
• TPC San Antonio Golf – 7 miles
• The Club at Sonterra – 9.5 miles
What Health Care is available in North San Antonio?
When looking to buy a new home, ensuring access to quality healthcare will give your family peace of mind. Ideally situated minutes from some of north San Antonio’s best medical facilities, Willis Ranch is a short drive from the following hospitals.
- New Baptist Emergency Hospital – 3 miles
- Methodist Stone Oak Hospital – 8.2 miles
- North Central Baptist Hospital – 9.2 miles
Who Are The Top Employers in The North San Antonio Area?
Ideally situated just off Highway 281, 9 miles from Loop 1604 and 22 miles from downtown San Antonio, Willis Ranch is one of the best-located gated communities in north San Antonio, providing convenient access to the city’s top area employers, including Clear Channel, Tesoro Oil & Gas, JP Morgan Chase Bank Service Center, HEB, and more. With a less than a 30-minute drive to downtown, Willis Ranch residents can say goodbye to long commutes and enjoy even more of their free time in their Sitterle Homes luxury low maintenance garden homes.
WHAT ARE THE TOP SAN ANTONIO AND BULVERDE, TX THINGS TO DO NEAR WILLIS RANCH?
Tucked away among the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, Willis Ranch is one of the most intimate north San Antonio gated communities, but it’s also conveniently located near everything you need to live comfortably. You’ll find you’re within close proximity to great medical care, a wide variety of restaurants, high-end shopping, and endless recreation and fun! These exquisitely designed Willis Ranch homes for sale in Bulverde, TX are just a short drive from the best the Timberwood Park area has to offer.
Where can I shop in North San Antonio and Bulverde, TX?
Whether you need to run out for a few groceries, or you want to spend a day at the mall, there are great shopping options minutes from your Willis Ranch luxury garden home. Looking for the closest grocery store, head just 8 miles north on Highway 281 and you’ll find a brand new HEB Plus! right there in the Bulverde, TX zip code. Need to find the nearest Target? Drive 5.5 miles south on Highway 281 or Bulverde Road and The Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center offers an array of shops, including Target, Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, PetCo and other specialty stores. Upscale shopping is also minutes from your Willis Ranch door with one of north San Antonio’s most popular malls, The Shops at La Cantera located just 17 miles away on La Canterra Parkway.
How Far Are These Stores from Your Willis Ranch Home?
- HEB Plus – 8 miles
- Target – 5.5 miles
- Lowe’s – 12.2 miles
- Walgreen’s – 2.2 miles
- Hobby Lobby – 5.5 miles
Where can I eat in North San Antonio and Bulverde, TX?
Willis Ranch is just a few minutes away from a variety of unique and quality Bulverde, TX restaurants. Looking for local favorites or well-known chains, you’ll find these and more nearby: Tejas Rodeo Steakhouse and Saloon – great for steak and watching a Bulverde, TX rodeo, Papa Gallo’s Mexican Restaurant, Old West Burgers, 46th Street New York Style Pizza and Smoky Mo’s. Make the short 5.5-mile drive to The Stone Oak Village Shopping Center for more options, including BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 54th Street Grill & Bar, Starbucks, Marble Slab Creamery and more. Willis Ranch is also just a short drive to some of the best north San Antonio restaurants, including Luciano’s Italian Restaurant, Yard House, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill, Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar, Kona Grill and more.
What Parks Are in The San Antonio And Bulverde, TX Area?
Living in the Texas Hill Country means you have access to some of the most beautiful parks in the state, including Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek State Natural Area and Canyon Lake all less than 30 minutes away.
Guadalupe River State Park
With four miles of river running through this 1,836-acre park in Spring Branch, visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. They include swimming, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and camping. The park also recently opened a 5-mile equestrian and mountain biking trail.
Honey Creek State Natural Area
Guided tours of this 2,293-acre area explore a diverse geology, with around 10 types of soil and unique flora and fauna. Traversing two miles of nature trails makes Honey Creek an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.
Recognized as the “Jewel of the Texas Hill Country,” Canyon Lake is great place for boating and fishing enthusiasts to spend the day relaxing and enjoying life on the water. The expansive lake offers plenty of options for camping and overnight lodging near the water as well
WHAT SCHOOLS CAN CHILDREN LIVING IN WILLIS RANCH ATTEND?
Families with children living in Willis Ranch have the privilege of attending the highly regarded Bulverde, TX schools in the Comal Independent School District. Comal ISD has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) Academic Excellence Indicator System for outstanding performance, and all campuses in the district are fully accredited by the TEA. Twelve of the Comal ISD schools are rated “exemplary” by the TEA, and 10 more are “recognized.” In addition, each year many CISD schools receive a Gold Performance Acknowledgment Award from the TEA for outstanding academic performance. The mission of Comal ISD is to encourage collaboration and communication, promote critical thinking, embrace high standards of accountability, and establish a winning tradition through perseverance and grit.
Willis Ranch students attend Kinder Ranch Elementary School, Spring Branch Middle School and Smithson Valley High School. For more information about these Comal ISD schools, visit www.comalisd.org.
About Kinder Ranch Elementary School
Kinder Ranch Elementary is a highly rated public school, conveniently located just across the street from Willis Ranch. The school offers curriculum for Pre-K and grades K-5. The school currently has 550 students enrolled with an excellent student-teacher ratio of 15.5 to 1. Willis Ranch children will love attending classes in Kinder Ranch Elementary School (KRES) with its beautiful, green learning environment. The school had its grand opening in August 2011 and includes the latest in “green school” technology, including a living roof, skylights for natural lighting in the library; rainwater harvesting with on-site storage; an energy conservation system which automatically adjusts lighting in the classroom; water conservation fixtures; and a geothermal heating and cooling system which uses a ground source well to heat and cool the building. Students at KRES test high above state averages with 87% of students proficient in math and 90% in reading. KRES is also located under the Smithson Valley feeder pattern.
Address: 2035 Kinder Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78260
Schools Hours: 7:40 AM – 3:05 PM
Visit https://kres.comalisd.org/ to learn more about Kinder Ranch Elementary.
About Pieper Ranch Middle School
Pieper Ranch Middle School is located down the street from Willis Ranch approximately one mile west of Highway 281 off of Borgfeld Road . It’s a new middle school whose doors opened the 2018- 2019 academic year welcoming students from Spring Branch Middle School. We are excited to see how this new school performs in the years to come.
Named after August Anton Pieper, a German settler who was the first person to settle in the area alongside Cibolo Creek, Pieper Ranch Middle School is located 1.5 miles from the Willis Ranch community and is easily accessed by taking Bulverde Road to East Borgfeld Road. The 2018-19 school year is the inaugural year for this new campus, which is Comal ISD’s first New Tech Network campus. The beautiful new campus comfortably facilitates the education of over 1250 students in grades 6th – 8th that attend the new middle school. As a New Tech Network campus, the PRMS’ mission is to enable students with opportunities to collaborate across classes; working as teams or individually with project-based learning to gain the skills necessary to perform in the ever-changing technological world as well as enable students to be ready for the rigors and expectations of higher learning. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, the PRMS Vipers have a variety of opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities with academic UIL programs and 15 athletic programs, including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field, and golf. In fact, the cross-country and 7th grade volleyball teams brought home district championships in 2018-19 school year. Students can also participate in a chess program, learning the fine arts with band, orchestra, choir, dance and theater.
Address: 1106 Kinder Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78260
Phone: (830) 885-9600
School Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:10 PM
Visit https://prms.comalisd.org/ to learn more about Pieper Ranch Middle school
About Smithson Valley High School
Smithson Valley High School is a highly rated public school well recognized for its students’ academic and athletics achievements. Located north of the Timberwood Park area, 11 miles from Willis Ranch, the school is easily accessed by taking Highway 281 north or Smithson Valley Road northwest to TX-46. The new SVHS high school was opened in 1988, turning the old campus into Smithson Valley Middle School, and now serves more than 2,600 students in grades 9th through 12th and is classified as a 6A school by the UIL. The Scientific Business Journal has listed Smithson Valley High School as one of the premier high schools in the San Antonio area for the last three years in a row.
The mission of the SVHS staff is to provide a nurturing environment for all students along with a rigorous curriculum so that all students will be college and career ready when they graduate.
The campus offers 16 curriculum paths that include AP/Dual Credit/UT OnRamps and both career and technical programs. The SVHS Rangers and Lady Rangers have a variety of opportunities to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities with academic UIL programs, ROTC, dozens of clubs and organizations, and 20 athletic programs, including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cheerleading, swimming, diving, football, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field, golf, and more. The Smithson Valley football team has traveled to the University Interscholastic League State 5A Championship Game two times and the softball team holds state titles for the following years 2001(4A), 2009(5A), 2012(4A). SVHS also offers a robust fine arts program with an advanced orchestra track, band, choir, dance and theater.
Address: 14001 Hwy 46 Spring Branch, TX 78070
School Hours: 8:45 AM – 4:10 PM
Visit https://svhs.comalisd.org/ to learn more about Smithson Valley High School.
HOW CAN I LEARN ABOUT WHAT’S NEW AT WILLIS RANCH?
Want to stay informed or learn more about what’s happening at Willis Ranch? Be sure to bookmark the Willis Ranch community website. Ask your Sitterle Homes sales representative for more information and the latest news on available Sitterle Homes luxury garden homes in Willis Ranch. And stay informed about what’s happening in Comal County by visiting the county website and following local news outlets.