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Overview

Introduction to Alamo Heights, Texas

Alamo Heights, Texas, in Bexar county, is 4 miles N of San Antonio, Texas.

Alamo Heights History

The area, which is now called Alamo Heights, was originally used as a camping ground by Indians and explorers like Domingo Terán de los Ríos, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, and Fray Damián Massanet. In 1691, Mass was celebrated here by Massanet. The name "Alamo Heights" was given by George Washington Brackenridge, who owned land in this region during the 1880s. Development began in the 1890s. Residents of Alamo Heights resisted attempts of annexation by San Antonio city, and voted in favor of incorporation. In 1922, Alamo Heights was made a municipality.

Alamo Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • Guadalupe River State Park
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Things To Do In Alamo Heights

The Institute of Texan Cultures displays science and technology related items that have influenced the people of Texas. The San Antonio Children's Museum features a kid-powered elevator, a tooth booth, and a giant bubble. The history of aviation may be seen at the nearby Texas Air Museum. The museum has three venues at San Antonio, Rio Hondo, and Slaton. The Alamo Plaza, where a group of Texans held fort against the army of General Antonio for 13 days, is easily accessible from the city. Camping, mountain biking, backpacking, horseback riding, and fishing may be enjoyed at the Hill Country State Natural Area.

Alamo Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Alamo Heights Higher Education

Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, and San Antonio College are located near Alamo Heights.

People

Total Population 7,593
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,607
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $151,806
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,079
Median House Value $479,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.6%
US/American 0%
English 16.1%
Irish 16.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alamo Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles N of San Antonio, Texas
County Bexar
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78209
Phone Area Codes 210
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.484
Longitude -98.465

Alamo Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SAN ANTONIO INTL AP
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station SAN ANTONIO SEAWORLD
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 27.6 inches
Station BOERNE
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 60 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Balcones Heights 2,930 $34,907
Castle Hills 4,311 $108,638

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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