Alamo Heights is just north of San Antonio, in Bexar County. Alamo Heights is also the neighbor of Schertz. Families searching for homes for rent will find a small community with restaurants such as Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine and Pei Wei Asian Diner, churches like Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights, and numerous parks and other amenities.
Interesting Facts About Alamo Heights
Fray Damián Massanet, who was one of the early explorers of the Alamo Heights and San Antonio region was instrumental in creating a new name for the community. Initially, the area was called Yanaguana, but Massanet came up with the name of San Antonio de Padua, reflecting the Catholic faith of the explorer. The former name was what the Payaya Native American tribe called the place.
Alamo Heights served as an arsenal site for the government in the 1800s, and the Texas Military Institute was founded in Alamo Heights during the early 1900s.
The city gained official recognition of its independent status in 1922.
There have been a couple of newspapers that have served the local needs of renters in the city. These were the Alamo Heights Herald, one of the first newspapers the city had, and the Alamo Heights News.
Resources for Renters
The city's official website has in-depth information on the city's agendas, including the previous year's city council agendas, codes and ordinances, boards and commissions elections and public information requests. There's also an "About Us" page that lets a renter know about the city's lineage and facts about the city, which cover a wide range of topics, from geography to the media.