Surroundedn by the beauty of the Texas Hill County, the City of Helotes is a nvibrant community boasting a flourishing economy and a high quality of nlife.n
Locatedn just northwest of San Antonio, Helotes was incorporated in 1981 as a nType A General Law City. Helotes, whose name is derived from the Spanishn word elotes or "corn-on-the-cob," has been on Texas maps since the nnineteenth century. Once inhabited by Lipan Apaches, Tonkawas, and nComanches, the City originally served as a stagecoach stop between San nAntonio and Bandera.n
Forn decades, Helotes remained a farming community. The opening of the nfamous John T. Floore County Store in 1946 marked a turn towards ncommerce and economic growth. The dance hall is listed in the National nRegister of Historic Places and is a Texas Historic Landmark that draws ntop musical talent to its stages.n
Today,n the City of Helotes is a unique community that maintains its small townn tranquility and family-oriented activities. Citizens remain committed nto economic prosperity while balancing environmental consciousness and nhistoric preservation with modern revitalization. In 2013, Bloomberg nBusinessWeek named Helotes as the nBest Small Town in Texas to Raise Kids.