Helotes (pronounced hel-low-tis) is located off of Loop 1604 just northwest of San Antonio. The town is home to over 45 separate neighborhoods and maintains a population of nearly 10,000 people. Amongst some of the larger neighborhoods in the city are Helotes Creek Ranch, Wildhorse, Helotes Crossing, Helotes Park, Helotes Park Estates, Helotes Park Terrace, Helotes Ranch Acres, Sonoma Ranch, and Helotes Springs Ranch.
Originally a stagecoach stop between San Antonio and Bandera, the city saw commerce and economic growth in the mid-1900’s, making it the unique community it is today: one that boasts of a small town feel with family-oriented activities. Some of the more popular places found in the community include Floore’s Country Store, a music venue that continues to draw top musical talent to its stages, Old Town Helotes, and Helotes Creek Winery. Among the events held throughout the year, Old Town marketplace, Movie Night at the Park, and the annual Cornyval festival are community favorites.
Given the excellent access to Loop 1604 and IH-10, Helotes is just minutes away from large-scale amenities such as The Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Fiesta Texas, and Sea World. The community is also located near major employers Valero, Harland Clarke, USAA, and the South Texas Medical Center.
Another sought-after feature of Helotes is the access to the highly acclaimed Northside Independent School District. With some of the top schools in the district, students in Helotes are zoned to attend Bob Beard, Kuntz, Los Reyes, Helotes, or May Elementary Schools, Garcia Middle School, O’Connor High School, and Brandeis High School, some of the top rated schools in the district.
Though the community of Helotes has so much to offer, buyers are often surprised at the range in both housing stock and pricing in the area. While a starter home can start around $200k, many of the gated neighborhoods offer custom homes upwards of $1 million.