About Castle Hills
The City of Castle Hills is a small community of 2.5 miles, incorporated in 1951. The city is located within metropolitan San Antonio, Texas. The city boundaries are Jackson-Keller Road on the south, Lockhill Selma Road on the north, Blanco Road on the east and the T&NORR tracks on the west.
Castle Hills has evolved and developed at a comfortable pace. Today it is a vital and vibrant community. Most of the property in Castle Hills remains private residential property, with large lots, and an abundance of trees.
The city also has superior educational facilities and public leadership, all of which exemplify the best of small city government. It is a community shaped by the inflections of its early days along with a spirit of cooperation and pride that continue to this day. In addition, Castle Hills has a thriving business corridor along NW Military Hwy.
Presently the city enjoys a diverse population of over 4,200 residents, with over 600 small to medium businesses, including:
- Retail specialty stores
- Fine restaurants
- Hair salons & spa, and other personal service establishments
- Public and private schools
The city employs a staff of 68 persons. We pride ourselves in our customer-friendly services and premier services from the Police, Fire, Administration and Public Works, including the Street and Sanitation Departments. If you have any questions or concerns, the staff is always ready to help.
The annual city budget for fiscal year 2023 is approximately $7.6 million dollars (City Budget Archive).
Commons of Castle Hills
In June 2003, the Mayor and City Council voted to designate the land on Lemonwood (between the municipal building and the fire station) as a common area. This site was named the Commons of Castle Hills, an area to be utilized by the residents of Castle Hills. A committee was appointed to establish initial planning and development to include a walking path around the perimeter, benches and drought tolerant landscaping.
Many events are held at the Commons every year to include: Concert in the Commons, Movie Night, Christmas Tree Lighting, Easter Egg Hunt, Snow Day, and Back to School Picnic with the Mayor.
Dedication of the Commons
The July 4, 2003 dedication of the Commons also served as our 1st 4th of July Celebration. We now have a special place in our community to gather and share our interests and community events.