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Living in Helotes, Texas

April 2, 2021

If you're relocating to the San Antonio area, you might consider living in Helotes, Texas. About 20 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, this small town has a population of just under 10,000 residents. has become one of the most desirable suburbs in the area, drawing young professionals, families and retirees alike. Weston Dean Custom Homes is proud to bring our tradition of beautiful, custom homes to several communities in the town. Learn a bit more about life in Helotes. 

Texas Hill Country history

Named after the Spanish word for corn, Helotes began as a small ranching and farming community before becoming a stagecoach stop and post office for cowboys driving cattle to auction in San Antonio. Homes, mercantile stores and filling stations popped up slowly in the area for decades before more attractions were built, drawing in residents from the booming metro. The area eventually became an incorporated city in 1981.   

Small-town roots remain strong

The beauty of Helotes and the residents who make up the community is the ability to combine its rugged, country charm with needed development and modern amenities. Old Town Helotes—the newly renovated and revitalized downtown area—is packed with historical architecture, locally-owned restaurants, thriving businesses and unique attractions. Whether you’re thirsty for local beer, wine and coffee, hungry for some of the best Tex-Mex and barbecue around, hunting for treasured antiques or simply shopping for some new clothes and home goods, the small business owners in Helotes have got you covered. 

Perhaps the most well-known attraction is the landmark John T. Floore Country Store. Founded in 1942, this music venue and dance hall has been graced by performances from dozens of the biggest names in music, including Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, B.B. King, Merle Haggard and more. 

Cornyval, a local festival held every year since 1966, celebrates the town’s history and attracts upwards of 70,000 visitors annually. People from all over Texas and beyond make their way to Helotes for food, dancing, music, rodeo, arts and crafts, a carnival and pageant. 

Beautiful homes in breathtaking neighborhoods

Perhaps the biggest benefit to living in Helotes is the opportunity to live in your very own Weston Dean custom home. While we typically build in the master-planned communities of Estates at Iron Horse, Los Reyes Canyons and Shadow Canyon, we can build a home on just about any lot you own

Whether you’re a local looking for a new address in town or coming from further away, you can rest assured that building with Weston Dean Custom Homes means you’re getting a high-quality, expertly designed Texas Hill Country home in the most desirable location. With above-average schools, easy transportation access and an emphasis on community and safety throughout the town, you can’t go wrong building your dream home in Helotes, Texas.  

Browse our photo and video gallery for a better look at the homes we build, find your favorite floor plan and then contact us online or by calling (210) 408-9107 to get started on the process today. 

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