Schertz




SCHERTZ

Conveniently close to San Antonio but with a unique Hill Country charm, Schertz draws discerning home and landbuyers. The city has grown more than 63 percent in the past 15 years as families, retirees, and military discover the many benefits of living here.

Schertz Texas

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Location

Schertz is located in Guadalupe, Bexar, and Comal Counties, 25 miles northeast of San Antonio.

History

The Schertz family from Alsace Lorraine, France began on a quest to live in Texas in 1843 and were among the first settlers of New Braunfels. The family famously purchased 600 acres in Guadalupe County for $600. The Schertz family was among the first to help settle that area and continued to figure prominently in the town’s growth throughout its history. After the addition of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad that traveled through Schertz, followed by the first post office, the first high school, and the start of construction military housing insisted upon by the Schertz family, the city was officially incorporated in 1958.

Favorite Places

A day at Crescent Bend Nature Park taking in the scenery, or a picnic at Pickrell Park enjoying the sights and the company, mark just a few of the great ways to spend some time in Schertz.

Veterans Memorial Plaza

Photo courtesy of veterans plaza.org

Also of note is the remarkable Veterans Memorial Plaza, a monument to the nation’s military located on land donated by the city of Schertz. Several historical spots are also viewable throughout the city: The historic red brick William’s Mercantile building still stands at the corner of Main Street and Lindbergh Avenue. The original Schertz State Bank on Main Street, now a City on a Hill Church, still has two original vaults inside. Behind Main Street on Exchange, the first telephone office that a prominent member of the Schertz family helped place still exists, albeit now in a private residence.

Schools

Schoolchildren in Schertz attend the schools of the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (SCUCISD). The district includes eight elementary schools, three intermediate schools, two junior high schools, three high schools, and one learning center. SCUISD is known as a fast-growth district that puts the needs of students first, even while doubling the enrollment in the district over the past 15 years.

More than 14,600 students attend schools in the district, which is one of the few in the general area that holds a charter for an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program—a two-year advanced studies program. The district also prides itself on being one of the highest-paying school districts in the state, which helps attract and retain high-quality teachers and administrators.

School Districts


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Real estate

Schertz’s real estate climate is largely comprised of new homes from national builders. Offered in a variety of styles, sizes, and price points, many of the homes also offer special discounts for military.

For more information, visit the Chamber of Commerce website.

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