Thompson is a neighborhood located about 6 miles west of downtown San Antonio. Residents have access to U.S. Highway 90 that runs along the neighborhood's northern border. The community is also situated close to a facility called Port San Antonio, which is an international airport, an aerospace complex and the location of two railroads. Lackland Air Force Base is just west of Thompson.

Residents have many options when it comes to rental apartments in Thompson. Some of the complexes include Darby Place, The Diplomat Apartments, Kennedy Arms and Roselawn Apartments.

There are plenty of chain restaurants and some local, independent eateries for the residents of Thompson to enjoy, many of which are close to neighborhood schools. Those include Norman Winston Elementary, Brentwood Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School, all of which are operated by the Edgewood Independent School District. St. Philips College's Southwest Campus is a local college, which specializes in degrees in architectural drafting, aviation technology and railroad operations.

Area residents can visit a number of nearby parks, including Kennedy, Lindbergh, Mateo Camargo and Roselawn. Most parks have fields for recreational activities like music festivals and car shows. Kennedy Park features a pool and half a mile of walking trails.