Overview of

As one of San Antonio’s most desirable suburbs, Helotes is quaint and rustic, yet a short drive from downtown San Antonio. With less than 10,000 residents, it offers a great lifestyle and a world of opportunities. Located in Bexar County on the far northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, Helotes is named from the Spanish word “elotes” – corn on the cob. It is certainly a wonderful place to look at real estate.

It is an old settlement but a young city, incorporated about 40 years ago in 1981. Helotes was a stagecoach stop and farming community until the 1940s when the John T. Floore Country Store opened. This signaled the transition toward commerce and economic growth. The Floore dance hall draws musical talent and is a Texas Historic Landmark, listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Boundaries &


Helotes Creek is a valley that transitions out of Texas Hill Country, in the northwestern section of Bexar County and Greater San Antonio. The city of Helotes is nestled in the valley, approximately 16 miles from downtown San Antonio.

The main street in Helotes is Bandera Road, which heads northwest to Bandera, Texas. Bandera Road is part of Texas State Highway 16, which meanders north to Oklahoma.

Access to the San Antonio beltway – the Charles. W. Anderson Loop – is 2 miles southeast of central Helotes. Leaving the tranquility of Helotes to go to work in the city is a reasonable commute, and gives you the best of both worlds.

Things To Do

Around Helotes

Right around the corner from your new house, there are lots of things to see and do in Helotes. The city lies at the entrance to Texas Hill Country, so there is a lot to explore close to home.

If you don’t mind driving a few minutes, you can avail yourself of all that San Antonio has to offer. Malls, museums, concerts, street festivals, theme parks, fine dining and nightclubs – you name it!

If that’s not enough, take a little road trip: Austin – the capital of Texas – is just under 90 miles away. Heck – drive a couple of hours and enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches!

Family Fun

Helotes Church

Marnoch Homestead
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
SeaWorld San Antonio

Helotes Walking Tour

Outdoor Activities


Oak Valley Golf Course
Iron Horse Recreation Center
Helotes Fitness Park & Disc Golf

Parks & Recreation


Corn Festival
Every year in August

Cornyval Official Site


Helotes Floore Dance Hall

Lots of venues for relaxation – the historic Dance Hall at John T. Floore’s Country Store, and so much more!

Local Entertainment

Fun Facts

Helotes has been named the “Best Small Town in Texas to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the “Coolest Secret Location in Texas” by Reader’s Digest, and one of the “Ten Most Successful Cities in Texas” by Zippia.com.

Visit the City of Helotes Website

Dining &


Helotes is proud of its restaurants and shopping areas, but also pleased to have an abundance of alternatives nearby, in the northwestern part of San Antonio. Shop and dine locally for an amazing, hometown experience, or drive a few miles and find all of the familiar chains and brands.

Popular Eateries


Texas BBQ, pizza, Mexican food, Asian offerings, and hamburgers

Dining in Helotes

Groceries & Fast Food


In Helotes:
Burger King
CVS Pharmacy
H-E-B Grocery Chain
Wal-Mart Supercenter

Local Shops

Floore’s Country Store
Old Town Helotes


Shopping Centers


Bandera Pointe Shopping Center
Located at Bandera Road and the freeway, includes national brands like Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Hallmark, Panda Express, Target, and more.


Helotes is part of the Northside Independent School District and is served by the following public schools, as well as opportunities to attend magnet schools:

  • Bob Beard Elementary School
  • Helotes Elementary School
  • Kuentz Elementary School
  • Los Reyes Elementary School
  • Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School
  • Sandra Day O’Connor High School

There are also several private preparatory and faith-based schools in the area – too numerous to list. We recommend an internet search to get started.

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