Alamo Heights

Older homes with plenty of charm and a small-town feel.

Alamo Heights is a separately incorporated city within - indeed, entirely surrounded by - San Antonio. Alamo Heights offers a central location and excellent schools. The city has its own police and fire department and city council. In Alamo Heights, you are minutes from downtown to the south and the airport to the north. Alamo Heights is also convenient to the Pearl and Quarry Shopping Districts.

Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the land that forms Alamo Heights was historically a Native American campground.  In the late 1830s, San Antonio sold two large parcels of land that were ultimately purchased by George Brackenridge (who named his estate Alamo Heights) and Charles Anderson (whose mansion became the Argyle Hotel). 

The development of Alamo Heights began near the turn of the century but proceeded modestly until about 1909 when a new owner took over the development company and began an expansion that included the construction of a school building for the growing community.  Although San Antonio attempted to annex Alamo Heights in the 1920s, the citizens thwarted that effort and voted to become an independent municipality. 

Homes in Alamo Heights range from smaller cottage-style homes to magnificent estate-like properties. Many of the streets and homes date back nearly one hundred years and reflect the architectural sensibilities of the developers.  You can also find wonderful new construction designed by some of San Antonio's best architects in this older area of San Antonio.  

The Inside Scoop on Alamo Heights

Alamo Heights offers wonderful shopping and excellent restaurants. For gourmets and gourmands, the Flagship Central Market (HEB's version of Paris' Grand Epicerie) is located in the heart of Alamo Heights on Broadway.

If you love older homes with plenty of charm and a small-town feel, Alamo Heights is the place for you.  The words Alamo Heights resident and historian, T.R. Fehrenbach, wrote in 1972 remain true today:  "Alamo Heights, whatever else it is, reflects all three qualities:  good government, stable neighborhoods, a feeling of intimacy."  Though the community has changed and grown over the years "The Heights have never lost their essential charm or character."  (T.R. Fehrenbach, "Alamo Heights in Perspective")

Overview for Alamo Heights, TX

9,586 people live in Alamo Heights, where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $96,079.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Alamo Heights, TX

Alamo Heights has 3,751 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alamo Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,586 people call Alamo Heights home. The population density is 4,523.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.88 / 52.12%

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Schools in Alamo Heights, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Alamo Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Alamo Heights High School
9th - 12th
1st - 5th
St Lukes Episcopal School
PreK - 8th
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