The City of Olmos Park is a small town surrounded completely by San Antonio. It takes pride in its luxury real estate and the advantages of both a small town and a big city. The total area of Olmos Park, according to the US Census Bureau, is .6 miles. The 2000 Census population is listed at 2,343 residents.
Olmos Park has history dating to the mid-1920s when H.C. Thorman, an oilman and real estate tycoon, purchased the land from an Austrian count. He developed the high-end suburb that came to be known as Olmos Park.
The city has a police department, fire department, city manager, city secretary, and court administrator. There are four parks - the largest of which is the half-acre Alameda Circle.
The business district in Olmos Park is home to a few small businesses, from sandwiches shops to gourmet eateries, clothing stores, and services.
Olmos Park is has an eclectic mix of homes with many different architectural styles. There are over 800 single family homes, and most are valued between $450,000 and $950,000, though the city is home to a few multimillion-dollar homes. There is a small apartment district with about 250 units. Search for your Olmos Park home here.
Olmos Park has its own fire and police departments, and contracts with Alamo Heights for its Emergency Medical Services. Garbage and recycling services are provided by the city's public works department. San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and CPS Energy service Olmos Park residents.
The City of Olmos Park is serviced by the Alamo Heights Independent School District. AHISD is a 4A district with a total enrollment of about 4600 students. There is an early childhood school, two elementary schools, a junior school, and a high school. The teachers in the school district have the highest average years of experience in the area and more than half have an advanced degree. Mean SAT and ACT scores are above the national average for the 2010 academic year.
Click here to view the official website for The City of Olmos Park. The website has a link for happenings in Olmos Park, a city calendar, current news, special projects, photos, and archives of The Park Gazette, the quarterly neighborhood newsletter. It also has contact and service information.