Elm Creek was the first residential community in San Antonio to be designed with guardhouses and gates. At first, the concept was criticized by some and the security system was not put into place until the mid-eighties. Today Elm Creek is one of the largest gated neighborhoods in the city with 582 luxury home sites, professionally managed by an experienced residential property manager. On-site security is provided by G4S, formerly Wackenhut G4S. Services include 24-hour access control and vehicular patrols, as well as residential exterior checks for residents who are out of town.
Elm Creek is unique in San Antonio with 141 acres of commonly owned greenspace among its 410 total acres. Within this natural setting, residents enjoy the closest thing to country living inside of Loop 1604. Amenities include walking lanes along the main boulevard as well as natural walking trails thoughout the greenbelt areas.
In addition to convenient freeway access, Elm Creek is located withing 15 minutes of the Medical Center, the San Antonio International Airport, and many shopping centers such as La Cantera, The Rim, Huebner Oaks Shopping Center and North Star Mall.