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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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Balcones Heights is a suburb of San Antonio with a population of 3,017. Balcones Heights is in Bexar County. Living in Balcones Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Balcones Heights there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Balcones Heights and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Balcones Heights...
Population
3,017

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$686
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    12%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    797
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    354
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,063
    500
  • Theft
    11,252
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,240
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,962
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Balcones Heights Reviews

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I live in the Art Deco Area, and I love driving through my neighborhood! Every house is different, and makes commuting not such a chore. The location is convenient as well, since we live in between two major highways. The Riverwalk is also only 10 minutes away!
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Balcones Heights is a very well located suburb that has access to the major interstate highways in San Antonio. It is not very pedestrian friendly, so consider a vehicle if moving to this area. Overall, I have not had any incidents regarding crime, but I know that police response time is quick.
Balcones Heights is an area of San Antonio that has significantly grown in the last five years. I have lived in the area since early 2011 and have seen many changes, the most prominent being in the realm of small and large businesses. Police and neighborhood watch programs are also some of the things I have seen grow in that time. I would, however, like to see more street lights put up in some of the areas that are darkest. I feel that it would be very easy for theft to occur, merely because of the lack of light in some areas of my neighborhood.