Alamo Heights is an affluent city located within the San Antonio metropolitan area. Easily accessible and centrally-located, Alamo Heights is a hub for entertainment, food and history. Ask any of the 5,500 Alamo Heights residents and they will tell you it’s a safe neighborhood with beautiful architecture and gorgeous views from the city streets.
The City of Alamo Heights was settled in the 1800s after a settler named George Brackenridge built a mansion in the area and named it Alamo Heights. In June 1922, Alamo Heights became its own municipality and was later annexed in 1944.
Alamo Heights sits in the perfect spot for any potential homebuyer: located only 4.5 miles north of downtown San Antonio. Alamo Heights is just 3 miles from the San Antonio Airport and down the road from the Alamo Quarry shopping center. The median home value in Alamo Heights is close to $600,000 with more than 70 percent of its residents owning a home.
In 2022, Alamo Heights was in the top 100 in the ‘Best Neighborhoods to Live in America’ and has taken home the top spot for the ‘Best Neighborhoods to Live in San Antonio’ and ‘Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in San Antonio’ for the past several years by Niche.
Alamo Heights has an abundance of amenities to offer its residents. With plenty of locally owned bars and upscale eateries located within its city limits, Alamo Heights is a gold mine for any foodie that wants to experience cuisines from around the world and some of the best Tex-Mex that Texas has to offer. Coffee shops and boutiques line the streets of Alamo Heights, ensuring that residents will never bore with the abundance of choices.
The historic Alamo Heights is only a stone’s throw away from San Antonio’s most popular and family-friendly attractions such as the San Antonio Zoo, the McNay Art Museum, Quarry golf course and the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Nature enthusiasts will love exploring the number of open spaces and trails Alamo Heights has to offer; bike or hike through Olmos Basin Park and Brackenridge Park, bring the pup to the Bark Park of Alamo Heights or bird watch at the Judson Nature Trails.
With numerous early education, public and charter schools, Alamo Heights is home to some of the best learning institutions in the state. Alamo Heights Independent School District was named the top school district in the region by the San Antonio Express-News and Alamo Heights High School is continually ranked as one of the top high schools in the area. College students are also welcome to Alamo Heights, part of the University of Incarnate Word campus lies in Alamo Heights and Trinity University is about a mile from the city limits.
Alamo Heights is a prime spot for military families as well. Only 5 miles away from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and about a 20-minute drive from Lackland Air Force Base, Alamo Heights offers a convenient and close commute to the nearby bases. There is something for everyone in Alamo Heights, with the rich history in this wonderful community.