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Alamo Heights, Texas

Alamo Heights, Texas
Location of Alamo Heights, Texas
Location of Alamo Heights, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Louis Cooper
Bobby Hasslocher
Bobby Rosenthal
Fred Prassel
Lynda Billa Burke
John Savage
 • City Manager Mark Browne
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,031
 • Density 3,818/sq mi (1,474.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78209
Area code(s) 210
FIPS code 48-01600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1329300[2]
Website .gov.alamoheightstxwww

Alamo Heights is an affluent incorporated city that is surrounded by the city of San Antonio in Bexar County in the U.S. state of Texas. At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Alamo Heights was 7,031.[3] However, its location as an enclave in San Antonio causes it to be a part of the much larger Greater San Antonio metropolitan area. A portion of the University of the Incarnate Word is in Alamo Heights.

Alamo Heights is about 5 miles (8 km) north of downtown San Antonio,[4] the urban core of the seventh largest city in America, and is completely surrounded by the city of San Antonio. The Alamo Quarry Market shopping center, Quarry Village, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, H-E-B's Central Market, North Star Mall, Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden, McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Botanical Garden and the headquarters for Clear Channel Communications can be found in or around Alamo Heights.

Quarry Market Shopping Center


Alamo Heights is located at (29.482881, -98.467271).[5] It is bordered by the following neighborhoods: Lincoln Heights to the north, Olmos Basin Park to the west, Brackenridge Park and Fort Sam Houston to the south, and Terrell Hills to the east. All of them are districts within San Antonio except for Terrell Hills, another independent city. Alamo Heights is about 3 miles (5 km) south of the San Antonio International Airport and 5 miles (8 km) north of downtown San Antonio, both of which are accessible via Broadway and U.S. 281 North.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Alamo Heights has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 7,319 people, 3,197 households, and 1,819 families residing in this city. The population density was 3,964.9 people per square mile (1,527.5/km²). There were 3,460 housing units at an average density of 1,874.4 per square mile (722.1/km²). The racial makeup of this town was 93.80% White, 0.56% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.81% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.55% of the population.

There were 3,197 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males.

Alamo Heights' residents are usually middle class to very wealthy. The city, along with Terrell Hills, Olmos Park, and the City of San Antonio districts of Lincoln Heights and Brackenridge Park, represent the "old money" social spectrum of San Antonio. In contrast, the outer northern neighborhoods and suburbs generally consist of middle class and "new money" residents. The median income per household in Alamo Heights was $77,257 in 2008 (compared to $64,688 in 2000), while the median per family income was $86,897. Males had a median income of $60,527 versus $37,089 for females. The per capita income for the city was estimated to be $56,335 in 2008. About 1.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $341,600 (compared to $202,200 in 2000).

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $440,427. Detached houses: $437,838. Townhouses or other attached units: $373,366. In 2-unit ("duplex") structures: $200,395. In 3-to-4-unit ("triplex" to "fourplex") structures: $294,787. In 5-or-more-unit structures: $491,936.

Federal government offices

The United States Postal Service operates the Alamo Heights Post Office.[6]


Primary and secondary schools

Alamo Heights is served by the Alamo Heights Independent School District, which has its headquarters in the city limits.[7][8][9]

Howard Early Childhood Center in San Antonio serves early childhood residents.[10] Most residents are zoned to Cambridge Elementary School in Alamo Heights,[7][11][12] while some are zoned to Woodridge Elementary School in San Antonio.[11][13] All residents are zoned to Alamo Heights Junior High School which is located nearby in San Antonio and Alamo Heights High School which is situated in Alamo Heights at 6900 Broadway.[7][11][14]

St. Peter Prince of the Apostles

Private schools within the town limits are St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School (K-8) and St. Luke's Episcopal (K-8). Nearby private schools outside the town limits include The San Antonio Academy in Monte Vista (K-8), Keystone School in Monte Vista (PreK-12), St. Mary's Hall (San Antonio, Texas) (K-12), Incarnate Word High School in Olmos Park (9-12), St. Anthony Catholic High School in Monte Vista, and St. Pius X in San Antonio (K-8).

Colleges and universities

A view from Brackenridge Park
Broadway Street

The University of the Incarnate Word is partially within Alamo Heights.[7][15] Trinity University is 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of the city limits in the San Antonio district of Monte Vista.

Public libraries

The Landa Memorial Library of the San Antonio Public Library, located in the Monte Vista Historic District in San Antonio, serves Alamo Heights.[16]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Alamo Heights city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Post Office Location - ALAMO HEIGHTS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on April 16, 2009.
  7. ^ a b c d Zoning Map." City of Alamo Heights. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "AHISD Contact Information." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  9. ^ "Alamo Heights city, Texas." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Welcome." Howard Early Childhood Center. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  11. ^ a b c "Zoning Map." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "Welcome to Cambridge Elementary School." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  13. ^ "District Map PDF." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  14. ^ "Welcome to the Alamo Heights Junior High School." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  15. ^ "Campus Map." University of the Incarnate Word. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  16. ^ "Landa Library." San Antonio Public Library. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.

External links

  • City of Alamo Heights official website
  • Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD)
  • AHNA-Alamo Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Alamo Heights News, Info, Events and History
  • Handbook of Texas OnlineAlamo Heights in the at the University of Texas, Austin
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