Fun Area Facts: Exploring the History of Northwest San Antonio

September 18, 2015    By: mramirez


When you live in the Sitterle Homes Aviara community your family becomes part of the rich history of San Antonio. These northwest San Antonio homes for sale are situated in the picturesque Hill Country region that has attracted settlers for over 165 years.

If you are considering 78251 homes for your future residence here are some fun facts about the area:

 

·      There 110 million year old dinosaur tracks in the nearby Government Canyon State Natural Park.

 

·      For years Apache and Comanche tribes lived in northwest San Antonio, which is in part how Helotes got its name. When Spaniards reported on the area in the 1700s they used the term elotes (corn on the cob) to describe it.

 

·      Famous naturalist Gabriel Wilson Marnoch discovered two amphibian and two reptile species in the Helotes Hills at the end of the 19th Century.

 

·      In 1946 the world-renowned John T. Floore Country Store opened its doors. It is still stands today as a Texas Historic Landmark, and has hosted some of the biggest music legends including BB King and Willie Nelson.

Make your mark in the Texas Hill Country – be among the few to secure the one of the remaining homes for sale in San Antonio at the upscale Aviara community.