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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,814
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+3,647
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher73.6%
Median Earnings25+$75,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$2

Wealth

Median Family Income$154,265
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$1,307
Median House Value$513,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
German20.9%
English20%
Irish12.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Norwegian2.8%
Russian2.2%
Swedish2%
West Indian2%
Czech1.9%
Italian1.8%
Welsh1.8%
Polish1.4%
Jamaican1.2%
Swiss1%
Dutch0.7%
African0.7%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
South African0.4%
Basque0.3%
Zimbabwean0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Australian0.1%
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Alamo Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bexar County
Standard Zip Codes78209
Phone Area Codes210
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.49
Approximate Longitude-98.46

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)

StationSAN ANTONIO INTL AP
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationSAN ANTONIO SEAWORLD
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip27.6 inches
StationBOERNE
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 60 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Balcones Heights3,017$40,219
Castle Hills4,367$108,286
Kirby8,441$49,248
Olmos Park1,964$236,750
San Antonio1,439,358$55,554
Terrell Hills5,190$211,477
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