Balcones Heights

1 review
  1. Suburb of San Antonio, TX
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Suburb of
San Antonio

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$658
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    12%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    522
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    104
    37
  • Robbery
    104
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    661
    575
  • Theft
    14,027
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    975
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,824
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

1 review
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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.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago