Alamo Heights is a city surrounded by San Antonio, Texas, U.S. in Bexar County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 7,319. However, its immediate proximity to San Antonio causes it to appear as part of much larger San Antonio. Alamo Heights' immediate neighbors include the cities of Olmos Park and Terrell Hills, all of which are served by the Alamo Heights Independent School District. The Alamo Quarry Market Shopping Center, The Quarry Village, the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, H-E-B's Central Market, North Star Mall, the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, and the Botanical Gardens can be found within or nearby Alamo Heights.
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History of Alamo Heights Real Estate
Beginning in 1890, the Brackenridge estate became available for development. The Alamo Heights Land and Improvement Company of Texas began development of the first residential area. A private waterworks was built, streets were laid out, and parks were set aside.
Development was slow, however, due to the distance from San Antonio. In the early 1900s, after the Alamo Heights Land and Improvement Company of Texas failed, other firms began to develop the Loop, Madeliene Terrace, and Montclair sections. But growth continued slowly until the automobile changed the way suburban America lived. In 1922,Alamo Heights was incorporated. City offices were first located in what is now known as the Argyle. In 1927, city hall was moved from the Argyle to its present location at 6116 Broadway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,319 people, 3,197 households, and 1,819 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,964.9 people per square mile (1,527.5/kmē). There were 3,460 housing units at an average density of 1,874.4/sq mi (722.1/kmē). The racial makeup of the city 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 is served by the Alamo Heights Independent School District, which includes Alamo Heights High School. The elementary schools are Howard Early Childhood Learning Center, Cambridge, and Woodridge. The middle school is the newly remodelled Alamo Heights Junior School. The district's high school is Alamo Heights High School, located at 6900 Broadway. Graduates from Alamo Heights High School go on to attend prestigious universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Middlebury, Williams, Davidson, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Southern California, Rice, Duke, many top public universities like Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State, North Carolina, and many other schools like Texas Tech, Baylor, UTSA and many others. Nearby private schools include Saint Mary's Hall, Incarnate Word High School, St. Peter's, The Keystone School, and Saint Anthony High School.
Notable alumni include singer and song writer Christopher Cross, fashion designer Marisol Deluna, TV host Dayna Devon, guitarist Clay Tarver and actor Peter Weller to mention a few.
Colleges - The only college or university in Alamo Heights is the University of the Incarnate Word (a small portion of the UIW campus is situated in the City of Alamo Heights while the majority of the campus is located in the City of San Antonio [Burr Road is the dividing line between Alamo Heights and San Antonio]). Other nearby universities are Trinity University (less than 2 miles from Alamo Heights), San Antonio College, St. Mary's University and the University of Texas at San Antonio-Downtown Campus (UTSA).
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