Established in the mid-1920’s by a renowned oilman and real estate tycoon, Olmos Park carries a rich history and a reputation for excellence. Over the past 100 years, the area has evolved from an outlying posh suburb to a central hub for luxury real estate. Just west of Alamo Heights (across Highway 281 and Olmos Basin Park), the “small town” of Olmos Park still retains a unique identity, functioning independently within the urban landscape.
Though Olmos Park is known for its tranquil atmosphere and small-town feel, its central location ensures easy access to big-city perks. In the immediate vicinity, Olmos Park boasts the Alamo Quarry Market shopping center, Quarry Village, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, and H-E-B’s Central Market. The neighborhood also offers close proximity to cultural attractions like The Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens, McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Botanical Gardens.
Besides a longstanding tradition of neighborhood values, Olmos Park has a reputation for academic excellence. The neighboring Alamo Heights Independent School District serves grades pre-k through 12th grade, and school bus service is provided by with a stop at nearly every corner. The district’s reputation for excellence is can be seen clearly in its students, 95.5% of whom are labeled “college-bound”. the district exemplifies a passion for both teaching and learning.
The town’s diverse, rich history can be seen clearly in a range of architectural styles, ranging from cozy to luxurious, newly constructed to meticulously restored. With over 800 single-family homes (most valued between $450,000 and $950,000 with several over $1,500,000), the variety is seemingly endless.
If you take a drive through the oak-shaded streets of Olmos Park, you’ll see that the town is anything but cookie-cutter. Olmos Park offers the charm and whimsy of a small town without limiting your options in the slightest.