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.


Total Population 10,658
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,811
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $34,865
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,570
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,506


Median Family Income $75,860
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $142,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 9.5%

Leon Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas
County Bexar
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78238, 78240
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78268
Phone Area Codes 210
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.495
Longitude -98.618

Leon Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.8 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 22.2 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
Station LYTLE 3 W
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 58 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 26.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Balcones Heights 2,825 $35,536
Castle Hills 4,247 $114,875
Helotes 7,880 $116,991

Leon Valley Public Libraries

Leon Valley Public Library
Leon Valley, Texas
(210) 684-0720
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