Bexar County, Texas

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Bexar County, Texas

Bexar county is located on the edge of Balcones Escarpment. Land features coastal plains, heavy black to thin limestone soils, spring-fed streams, underground water, mesquites and other brush. Includes Braunig Lake and Calaveras Lake. Local economy consists of medical/biomedical research and services, government center with large federal payroll, military bases, tourism, and educational center.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.6M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $16.1M
Total Listings 192
Avg. Days On Market 334
Avg. Price/SQFT $317

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Where is Bexar County, Texas?

  • Bexar County, in the interior belt of the Coastal Plain of South-Central Texas, is crossed by the Balcones Escarpment. The area northwest of the escarpment, about one-eighth of the county, lies on the Edwards Plateau in high, hilly country, the source of numerous springs and artesian and underground wells.
  • The county is bounded on the north by Kendall and Comal counties, on the east by Guadalupe and Wilson counties, on the south by Atascosa County, and on the west by Medina and Bandera counties. The county seat and largest city is San Antonio. Other large population centers include Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, Converse, Lytle, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, Timberwood Park, Universal City, and Windcrest. Several major highways serve the county, including Interstate highways 10, 37, 35, and 410, and U.S. highways 81, 87, 90, 181, and 281. The county's transportation needs are also served by various branches of the Union Pacific railroad, as well as San Antonio International Airport.

Adjacent Counties

  • Kendall County (north)
  • Comal County (north)
  • Guadalupe County (northeast)
  • Wilson County (southeast)
  • Atascosa County (south)
  • Medina County (west)
  • Bandera County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Bexar County 

  • The Alamo Mission, commonly called the Alamo and originally known as the Misión San Antonio de Valero, is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
  • San Antonio is home to a number of popular tourist attractions, including the Alamo, the Riverwalk, Sea World, and the San Antonio Zoo.
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a National Historical Park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio, Texas, USA. These outposts were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives.

Farming and Ranching in Bexar County 

  • Bexar County comprises 1,248 square miles. The altitude varies from 600 to 1,200 feet. In the far northwestern corner of the county are the Glenrose Hills, in which the highest elevations of the county are found. The climate is subtropical-subhumid, with mild winters and hot summers. Temperatures in January range from an average low of 39° F to an average high of 62° and in July from 73° to 96°. The average annual rainfall is thirty-one inches; the average relative humidity is 84 percent at six a.m. and 52 percent at six p.m. The growing season averages 265 days a year, with the last freeze in early March and the first freeze in late November. Crops include oats, sorghum, hay, corn, wheat, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  •  In 2002 Bexar County had 2,385 farms and ranches covering 441,206 acres, 54 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 35 percent to crops, and 7 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $80,717,000; crop sales accounted for $59,304,000 of the total. Nursery crops, hay, beef cattle, corn, grain sorghum, small grains, peanuts, and vegetables were the chief agricultural products.

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