Blue Skies of Texas offers comfort and customizability in its various residences. Regardless of your floor plan, your residence will be completely and uniquely “you.” And with such vibrant and engaged residents living around you, the environment will undoubtedly be a colorful place to live.
One of the most popular residences is the generous two-bedroom, two-bath Navarro.
Lt. Col. Tom Carter
Blue Skies of Texas resident Retired Lt. Col. Thomas Carter is a man in motion. His sense of purpose originates from his 28 years in the United States Air Force where he oversaw aircraft maintenance training and aircraft maintainers in combat flying units.
A love of aircraft—and flyers
Growing up in Portsmouth, VA, Tom was familiar with the Navy life. His father served in the Navy, and his hometown of Cradock was a planned community developed in 1918 to support the work force at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. But Tom’s love of aircraft and his cousin’s influence led him to the Air Force. “I was in my high school’s marching band and liked the discipline,” Tom shared. So, he chose to attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, joining the VA Tech Corps of Cadets and Air Force ROTC program.
Though Blue Skies of Texas has historically served former military members, a military background is not required to call our community “home.” There are many residents at Blue Skies of Texas with non-military backgrounds, like resident Jill Garza, who was initially attracted to the community for its strong reputation and non-profit status, along with the availability of on-site healthcare, should she ever need it. Jill has called Blue Skies of Texas “home” since early 2017, and she’s enjoying every minute of it.
“I don’t have to cook and I don’t have to clean. I don’t even have to change a lightbulb. I feel like a kid again. I let someone else do all the important stuff and I just play with my friends!” Jill exclaimed.
One day, you may be outside at your house doing tedious yard work in the Texas heat: clipping branches, yanking weeds and watering plants. Or perhaps you’ll be inside feeling frustrated with another appliance malfunction, cleaning rooms you don’t use, or rotating recipes that have...
Because Blue Skies has been the premier retirement destination in San Antonio for 50 years, most people assume they know what we are all about. But a lot has changed, starting with a name change from Air Force Village to Blue Skies of Texas. In addition to now being open to non-military retirees, Blue Skies of Texas now features upgraded amenities, services, and residences. In fact, so much has changed in the last twelve months, that you really need to see it to believe it!
Endless living choices
To match any personal preference, Blue Skies of Texas offers a plethora of residential choices. With a choice of an extensive array of settings, sizes and floor plans, each home includes housekeeping services, maintenance, basic utilities and security enhancements. These services guarantee that you’ll have more time to do what you love, all in a place you love too. Whether you seek a metropolitan lifestyle, well-manicured country neighborhood living or somewhere in the between, there’s a place here for you.