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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Balcones Heights is a suburb of San Antonio with a population of 3,185. Balcones Heights is in Bexar County. Living in Balcones Heights offers residents an urban 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. The public schools in Balcones Heights are above average.
About Balcones Heights...
Population
3,185

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$729
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
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
    476
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    267.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    535.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,925.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    684.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Balcones Heights

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,497
National
$55,322

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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.