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Top 13 Neighborhood Amenities of Alamo Heights, San Antonio, TX

Alamo Heights is an affluent incorporated city that is surrounded by the city of San Antonio. Alamo Heights' residents are usually middle class to very wealthy. The city, along with Terell Hills, Olmos Park, and the City of San Antonio districts of Lincoln Heights and Brackenridge Park, represent the "old money" social spectrum of San Antonio. Almost half of the neighborhood's population is made up of married couples. Take this guide to visit the top 13 sites in the neighborhood.

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum is an unusual museum showing artistically decorated toilet seats and covers. The Museum is located in a garage that belongs to Barney Smith – a retired plumber. He has over 1000 exhibits and continues to add more. The museum is open only by appointment, but if you already are in the area call him and he may open it for you. There is no admission price, but he will gladly accept any donations and art supplies.
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McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum, founded in 1954 in San Antonio, is the first modern art museum in Texas. The museum was created by Marion Koogler McNay's original bequest of most of her fortune, her important art collection and her 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion that sits on 23 acres (9.3 ha) that are landscaped with fountains, broad lawns and a Japanese-inspired garden and fishpond. The museum focuses primarily on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Mary Cassatt, and Edward Hopper. The collection today consists of over 14,000 objects and is one of the finest collections of Contemporary Art and Sculpture in the Southwestern United States.
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Central Market H-E-B

Central Market specializes in high-quality, hard-to-find gourmet foods. Central Market deliberately limits floor space allocated to packaged products, allowing more space for fresh produce, meat and seafood, bulk products, and chef-prepared items. The produce section stocks items such as crabapples, meyer lemons, sweet limes, and pink lemons that are hard to find at other stores. The limited space for packaged products is devoted primarily to items that cannot be found at other supermarkets. Other aisles follow the same pattern with an emphasis on local, imported, organic, and gourmet brands rather than standard supermarket products. Central Market also offers a wide variety of sushi which is made in house by sushi chefs. It has a full-service kitchen that offers cooking and wine classes.
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Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church

Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church began in 1912, but the nowadays church building was dedicated in 1931. The congregation continuously expanded and so did the church facilities. The church has as its goal to glorify God and share the teachings of Jesus Christ while building a better community. The church has a day school for children from six weeks to four years of age, and it also offers a Summer Camp Program for children of elementary age.
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Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights

Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights is a community that welcomes all people regardless of their religious background. The community strives to receive God's grace through worship, prayer, music, education and service. The church has a Day School, a Sunday School and various youth programs. The church encourages people to grow in their relationship with God and experience His grace in their lives.
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Alamo Heights High School

Alamo Heights High School is a secondary school and is the only high school in the Alamo Heights Independent School District. Alamo Heights High School is known for its excellence as a college preparatory high school where students benefit from a challenging educational program and a wide array of extra curricular opportunities. The school has several sports facilities, the most visible of which is Harry B. Orem Stadium, used for football and soccer games. There is also a practice gymnasium for basketball. The school has full pool facilities for swimming, diving and water polo.
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Texas Military Institute

Texas Military Institute is a selective coeducational Episcopal college preparatory school for boarding and day students. It is the flagship school, and sole secondary school, of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. TMI is the oldest Episcopal college preparatory school in the American Southwest. TMI was founded in 1893 by the Rt Revd James Steptoe Johnston, DD, Second Bishop of West Texas in the Protestant Episcopal Church. TMI had an informal honor system from the beginning, with the current formal system originating in 1908. All students sign their name to the school's Honor code at the start of each term, and from then on write the word "pledge" on all their tests and papers, signifying their pledge to uphold their promise. The Honor Code reads, "Because I believe integrity is essential, I promise not to lie, cheat, or steal."
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University of the Incarnate Word

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a private Catholic university founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. As of 2012, the university was the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in Texas. The institution began as the Incarnate Word School in 1881 and was originally chartered as a college for women. The school became co-educational in 1970. In 1996, it was recognized as a university.
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Olmos Basin Park

Olmos Basin Park is a large park right in the middle of the city. The park has several trails to walk and hike. There are picnic tables, a playground for the kids and plenty of sports fields. The park is a great place to walk your dog, but make sure you clean after your pet. There is ample parking space by the park, which is very convenient.
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Headwaters Sanctuary

Headwaters Sanctuary is a beautiful historic sanctuary at the headwaters of the San Antonio River. The sanctuary is privately owned and managed, but it is free and open for the public. Most of the sanctuary is made up of riparian forest which is quite young (25 to 30 years old) due to being frequently cleared over the last 70 years. The animal life at the sanctuary is represented by small critters like raccoons, possums, skunks, mice, and foxes. The sanctuary has quite a lot of birds such as wrens, warblers, kingfishers, cardinals, hawks and owls. The most famous feature of the sanctuary is the Blue Hole, which is commonly called the source of the San Antonio River.
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CrossFit Warrior Spirit

CrossFit Warrior Spirit is a gym located in the heart of Alamo Heights. Their classes can be adjusted to your needs so that you get the load and intensity of exercises necessary for you. Each class is made of a variation of exercises that may include running, lifting, throwing, squatting, pushing, and pulling. At CrossFit Warrior Spirit they pay attention to all aspects of fitness and the exercises you do there really make a difference in everyday life.
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MBS Fitness

MBS Fitness offers full-service fitness facilities with 24-hour access. They have individual and small group classes directed to bring strength, endurance, balance and support to the participants' lifestyle. MBS Fitness has all necessary amenities for training and after training, so that participants can have a nice workout and leave the facility feeling fresh, clean and energized.
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The Little Gym of Alamo Heights

The Little Gym of Alamo Heights offers fun, non-competitive classes for children aged 4 months to 12 years. The instructors are professional and do their best to develop basic skills in the children attending the classes. The programs include gymnastics, karate, dance, hip hop, and parent/child classes.
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Top 13 Neighborhood Amenities of Alamo Heights, San Antonio, TX