Introduction to Leon Valley, Texas
Leon Valley, Texas, in Bexar county, is 9 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas. The city, which is considered part of the San Antonio metropolitan area, has a population of 9,239.
Leon Valley History
In the early 1800s, ranchers and farmers settled in Leon Valley. Early pioneers shared the area with native Tonkawa Indians and mountain lions. The area was developed in the 1950s, and a petition was filed by the residents in 1952 to incorporate Leon Valley as a city in order to avoid annexation by San Antonio. In the 1960s, Leon Valley became a city.
Leon Valley and Nearby Attractions
- San Pedro Park
- Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum
- San Antonio Zoo
- Sea World San Antonio
- Casa Navarro State Historic Site
Things To Do In Leon Valley
While in Leon Valley, people may visit popular museums such as the Cowboy Museum, the San Antonio Children's Museum, and San Antonio Museum of Art. San Pedro Park and Raymond Rimkus Park offer recreational opportunities. Guadalupe River State Park has an equestrian trail and opportunities for boating, swimming, hiking, tubing, canoeing, and camping. Other popular attractions include Sea World San Antonio and the San Antonio Zoo.
Leon Valley Transportation
San Antonio International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Leon Valley Higher Education
Colleges near the city include Northwest Vista College, Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University and University of Texas at San Antonio.