B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$679
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    886
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    102
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    648
    525
  • Theft
    12,849
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    988
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,208
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Balcones Heights Reviews

1 review
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.
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