Nestled within imperial oaks and bathed in the scent of kingly pines is the community of Northwest Side, Helotes. This rural and sparsely populated conglomeration of single family homes offers the majestic scenery of the mountains and nature at the front door. Neighboring communities are Cross Mountain, Grey Forest, Leon Valley, and Shavano Park.
Schools that serve this area are Beard Elementary and Helotes Elementary Schools, Stinson Middle School, and O’Conner High School. Beard Elementary School was named one of the top five elementary schools in San Antonio and also named Higher Performing School by the National Center of Educational Achievement of 2010. O’Conner High School received the Gold Performance Award for exceptional achievement in Social Studies, and Improvement in Reading and English from the Texas Education Agency for 2010.
For a night out with the family, residents of this serene community can enjoy steaks and burgers at the Golden Corral, Italian style pizza at Rome’s Pizza Place, and can mix it up at Osaka Japanese Steak and Sushi for a taste of both worlds.
Family recreation is abundant in this spacious community with a visit to Guadalupe State Park which offers canoeing, fishing and swimming, and includes facilities for picnics, camping, hiking and bird watching. Families who love the great outdoors can also enjoy hiking, biking, running, and tranquil walks in an amazing span of nature called Government Canyon State Natural Area.