About Helotes, Texas
Helotes is located in northwestern Bexar County in the valley formed by Helotes Creek. 16 miles northwest of San Antonio, Helotes sets at the doorstep of the Texas hill country along Texas' iconic State Highway 16 as it makes its way up the Edwards Plateau.
Fun Fact: Floore's Country Store is located in Helotes and has hosted performances of the likes of Elvis Presley, Willy Nelson, and Lyle Lovett
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About Helotes Texas
Helotes is a small town located approximately 20 miles northwest of San Antonio in Bexar County.
Helotes is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area and is also at the southeastern edge of Texas Hill Country.
In fact, Helotes is sometimes called the "Gateway" the Texas Hill Country.
The entire community of Helotes includes a string of low-density neighborhoods stretching along Texas Highway 16 as it winds around the Government Canyon State Natural Area.
Helotes has been settled for centuries and farmed since around the 1830s. Helotes was incorporated as its own city in October 1981.
Today, lying somewhere between rural small town and metropolitan suburb, Helotes is one of the more popular places to live around San Antonio.
Helotes Real Estate
Homes in Helotes tend to be typical Hill Country ranchers or larger dwellings finished in various Spanish styles. These finishes include tile roofs, earthy stucco, and stonework.
No matter how grand the home, properties in Helotes stretch along relatively rural and unpresuming streets, lined with dense stands of trees
In the more dense residential neighborhoods around Helotes, homes have a more new-traditional feel, with dormer windows, balconies, and alcove entry-ways.
Some notable subdivisions within Helotes TXinclude:
- San Antonio Ranch
- Shadow Canyon
- Helotes Canyon
- Retablo Ranch
Things To Do & See In Helotes TX
Old Town Helotes
Fully revitalized by 2011, this downtown area includes many charming stores, places get a drink or a bite to eat, and entertainment venues.
The Cornyval Festival
An annual festival with a large number of vendors and events
Government Canyon State Natural Area
This wilderness area includes many miles of multi-use trails, mostly through dense wooded canyons and hills. There are limited-use campsites, the highest point in Bexar County, and real dinosaur footprints.
Helotes Creek Winery
A great place in Helotes to visit for food and, of course, wine.
John T. Floore Country Store
Located in Helotes Old Town, this historic venue is actually a dance hall, having hosted many music greats over the years. Opened in 1942, its legacy continues, along with great music and food.
Helotes falls within the Northside Independent School District
Local schools include:
- Sandra Day O'Connor High
- Helotes Elementary School
- Los Reyes Elementary School
- Charles L. Kuentz, Jr. Elementary
Frequently Asked Questions About Helotes, TX
How far is Helotes Texas from San Antonio?
Helotes is 25 minutes, or 20 miles, from central San Antonio, Texas.
What does Helotes mean?
The name "Helotes" comes from the Spanish word "elote" which means "corn on the cob", "corncob" or simply "corn".
What is the population of Helotes Texas?
As of 2017, the population of Helotes, Texas, was a little over 9000. That number has likely grown since, given the popularity of the area.
What is the elevation of Helotes TX?
The elevation of Helotes is 1,037 feet or 316 m. (According to Wikipedia)
What county is Helotes Texas?
Helotes is located within Bexar County, Texas.
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