City of Olmos Park
The history of Olmos Park dates all the way back to the mid 1920's. A renowned Real Estate tycoon and savy oilman named H.C. Thorman purchased a piece of property from a wealthy Austrian Count and from there developed the ritzy neighborhood into what is now known as Olmos Park. Like many of its counterparts, this area is completely encompassed by the much larger city of San Anotonio, allowing residents to enjoy both a small city feel along with the ammenities of the surrounding big city as well.
This "friendly" city boasts nearly 800 single family homes, most of which are priced between 500k-900k, but also includes several up scale properties valued over the million dollar mark. The architectural makeup of Olmos Park is extermely diverse, and its landscape includes many mature trees lining the streets creating a canopy of shade for home owners. Olmos Park also features a small apt. district totalling roughly 250 units.
The local business district features a variety of dining venues from fast food to gourmet sit down meals. There is also a string of small businesses ranging from hair salons to tire shops to convenience stores. Just outside the city limits you can find an H.E.B. grocery store.
Olmos Park belong to the Alamo Heights Independent School District. This district provides bus transportation throughout the city. There are also four parks within the city limits, the largest being Alameda Circle, which is made up of roughly a half acre. This park is used to facilitate city functions such as the annual 4th of July parade and a "Night Out" event in October.
"Park Gazette" is a newsletter sent out to the community each quarter containing important city info on each city operated departments. These include Police, Fire and public works, all of which are overseen by an administrative staff of city manager, secretary and court administrator.