By Steve Walker
Steve Walker is a Vietnam Veteran, former Justice of the Peace and Journalist

The Bandera Road Corridor links northwest San Antonio (just inside Loop 410) and Leon Valley with Downtown San Antonio via Bandera and Culebra, connecting many crosstown routes with a direct path to the city center.

Around 1010 Culebra Road, for example, business or development opportunity along the busy Culebra cor- ridor just blocks away from IH 10. 26,857 sq. ft. of land is at the corner of Culebra & N. Calaveras Street.

Although not ready for de- velopment yet, possible sale/ leaseback or take over the on- going business (equipment, tools negotiable) and start making money from day one! It just so happens I served not far from Culebra as a Judge in Precinct 2 off Bandera for four years.

Household income in the corridor is $41,334, within a mile, $52, 043 within 3 miles, and $55,191 within 5 miles. The average age is 37.7. Within 1 mile in the corridor total population is 22,117, within 3 miles 196, 549, and 5 miles 437,815. The percentage of college degrees or above within a mile are 5%, 3 miles and 5 miles it is 9%.

Then there are the Culebra meat markets founded in 1983. With 19 locations to serve you and more markets on the way you will have a choice. The Culebra meat market is con- sidered more than barbacoa and Big Red on a Saturday morning. They advertise you will find meat, produce, bakery, taquería and a huge variety of Mexican products! There are plenty of stores to choose from. There is 2800 Culebra Road, 6060 Old Pearsall Road, 3017 Blanco Road, 6307 Walzem Road, 7605 Tezel Road, and 109 Latch Drive to name a few.

Did you know that Culebra Road intersects Texas State Highway Spur421, Farm to Market road 471 and Farm to Road 3487? I know I wasn’t aware of it. Also currently there are a number of new homes for sale in Culebra Crossing, a neighborhood off Culebra Road near St. Mary’s University for 108.73 to $187,249.

School Districts off Cul- ebra Road include North East Independent School District and Northside Independent School District. Public Librar- ies include Leon Valley Public Library, Great Northwest Branch Library, Forest Hills Public Library, Dolph Brisco Library, Potranco Library, Guerra Library, Bruce A. Gar- rett Library, Memorial Branch Library, Sarita Kennedy East Law Library, Westfall Branch Library and Maverick Library. Maverick is the library I spent time campaigning in front of when I ran for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 which was down the road. It was also one of the early voting spots that drew large numbers. Brings back memories for me for sure! Be assured the Culebra Corridor is doing well and shows no signs of letup in con- tinuing to make the Culebra Corridor successful.