About the Area
The center of the City of Alamo Heights is located just 4.5 miles to the North of downtown San Antonio. Alamo Heights is surrounded by San Antonio, the seventh largest metropolitan area in the U.S, and is adjacent to the cities of Terrell Hills and Olmos Park. The city encompasses a total area of 2.1 square miles, and sits 807 feet above sea level.
Alamo Heights enjoys a relatively warm climate year-round, with mild winters and hot summers. The average winter temperatures are very mild and average in the 60′s. Spring and fall temperatures average between 57 and 80, with summer temperatures averaging in the low 90′s. Alamo Heights receives an annual rainfall amount of 32.9 inches.
Olmos Park has a rich history dating back to the mid 1920′s when H.C. Thorman, a renowned oilman and real estate tycoon, purchased property from an Austrian count and developed the posh suburb that became known as Olmos Park. Completely surrounded by the City of San Antonio, our residents enjoy both the advantages of a small town and those of a big city.
The City prides itself on being a friendly city with over 800 single-family homes, most valued between $450,000 and $950,000. Several are valued at more than $1,500,000. Many architectural styles compliment our neighborhood and large, beautiful trees form a canopy of shade over many of our streets. We have a small apartment district of about 250 units.
Our business district includes several restaurants serving everything from quick sandwiches to gourmet meals and ethnic specialties. We have a wide range of other businesses including convenience stores, auto garages, hair salons, and service companies. There is an H.E.B. grocery store located just a few blocks from our city limits.
Olmos Park is located in the Alamo Heights Independent School District. School bus service is provided by A.H.I.S.D. with a stop at nearly every corner. There is VIA bus service on McCullough.
Olmos Park offers four parks, the largest of which is Alameda Circle, consisting of one-half acre. There are three major social events held at Alameda Circle each year: the King Antonio party on the first Sunday of Fiesta, the annual 4th of July Parade, and the Night Out event in October.
Terrell Hills is a suburban community off the old Austin Highway five miles northeast of downtown San Antonio in central Bexar County. The community was named for |Frederick Terrell, who promoted the area as a residential addition in the late 1920s. One business and a population of 1,236 were reported there in 1930.