Business Climate

    Live Oak attributes it's tremendous success to having a prominent location! The city is geographically located 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Loop 1604 North in Northeast Bexar County. Live Oak offers close proximity to IH-35, IH-10, and major destination centers, such as Randolph Air Force Base, regional shopping and dining, and local tourism venues such as the Alamo, the San Antonio Riverwalk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Sea World.

    As part of the Randolph Metrocom area, Live Oak shares a regional population base of over 420,000, an average household income of $68,712, and traffic counts of over 200,000 along IH-35 and Loop 1604. Currently,the Metrocom area has over 20,000 new homes being planned which includes two new subdivisions under construction here in Live Oak. Live Oak is rapidly becoming a tremendous business partner that focuses on attracting high quality commerical developments and enhancing the economic vitality of the business region.

    Live Oak is a home-rule city with a council/manager form of government. It provides basic services such as police, fire, utility, animal control, public works, and other services that are vital to the advancement of our city. In 1996, the city approved the creation of the City of Live Oak Economic Development Corporation to facilitate the city's growth and prosperity. The city has since worked in partnership with new businesses and investors to facilitate high quality commercial and residential development. Government, business, and community leaders are committed to creating, retaining and attracting quality businesses to the region. The Live Oak Economic Development Corporation's primary goal is to create jobs by expanding and diversifying the city's economic base, increasing the wealth of the community by attracting outside capital investments, and enhancing the quality of life for Live Oak residents and business partners.


      Live Oak’s success is a great example of the benefits of location, location, location. Incorporated in 1960, the city is located 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Loop 1604 North in northeast Bexar County. Live Oak offers a central location from which to visit the region’s major destination and tourism centers, such as Randolph Air Force Base, The Alamo, The Riverwalk, Fiesta Texas, and Sea World.

      With a current population base of over 420,000 within the Randolph Metrocom, average household incomes of $68,712, traffic counts of over 200,000 along IH-35 and Loop 1604, and with near 20,000 new homes being planned in the corridor, Live Oak is focused at building upon its existing economic industries and in attracting other high quality commercial development to this strategic regional business hub.

      Current Industry sectors include:

      Financial Services

      Randolph Brooks FCU (RBFCU) Corporate Headquarters, encompassed a capital investment of over $15 million and the consolidation of 300 jobs. Adjacent acreage available.

      Healthcare Services

      Northeast Methodist Hospital, encompassed a capital investment of over $50 million, creating over 100 jobs and retaining over 550 jobs. Other healthcare projects are under assessment and development that will add to the City serving as a regional healthcare hub.

      Education Services

      ACCD Northeast Lakeview College has undergone renovations totaling over $125 million in order to expand and serve 15,000 students and several new programs.


      The Forum at Olympia Parkway Shopping Center, encompasses over 1.5 million square feet and includes major retailers including Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, and Kohl’s. Several national restaurants such as IHOP, Outback Steakhouse, and Red Robin have also located to the Forum.

      The Live Oak Crossing, is a 30 acre commercial development, and is home to the Regal Cinema, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, and others.

        Real Property Tax & Sales Tax

        2010 Official Property Taxes

        Taxing Entity*

        Tax Rate / Per $100**

        Bexar County


        City of Live Oak


        Judson ISD


        Northeast ISD


        Alamo Community College


        County Road & Flood


        San Antonio River Authority


        University Health System


        Information according to Bexar County Records
        *Not all taxes would apply. Depends on location of business or home
        **All Property is Assessed @ 100% Valuation

        Official Sales Tax Information
        Sales Tax Totals 8.25 %



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