Balcones Heights is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,941 at the 2010 census. Balcones Heights is considered by some locals to be a district of San Antonio, despite the fact that the community was incorporated in 1948 to avoid annexation into the city. Balcones Heights is an enclave of San Antonio since San Antonio city limits now completely surround it.
Balcones Heights is located at 29°29′23″N 98°32′53″W (29.489729, -98.547927), 9 miles northwest of Downtown San Antonio.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). None of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,016 people, 1,437 households, and 708 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,674.6 people per square mile (1,791.5/km2). There were 1,539 housing units at an average density of 2,385.4 per square mile (914.2/km2).