Perched on the eastern corridor of the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area (between I-10 and I-35), the independent small town of Schertz acts as a welcoming gateway into the Alamo City. The town’s location has been extremely strategic in recent years, benefitting greatly from San Antonio’s continual growth north towards the Hill Country and east towards Austin. As the closest town to Randolph Air Force Base, Schertz attracts a large demographic of military families interested in the classic suburban lifestyle.
Established by settlers in the 1840’s, the township of Schertz has swelled to a healthy population of just under 32,000. The city’s commitment to economic prosperity and workforce opportunities have resulted in extremely low unemployment rates, high adult education levels, and an affluent demographic. Though some residents work within Schertz, many residents commute to jobs in the city, a drive which lasts an average of only 25 minutes.
Due to its convenient placement on I-35 and I-10, Schertz is just minutes away from both the bustling city of San Antonio and the serene Texas Hill Country. Just to the north, rolling hills and gorgeous sunsets are complemented by natural attractions like the Natural Bridge Caverns. Just a few miles away, The Forum at Olympia Parkway (one of the largest shopping centers in Texas) offers a vast array of shopping and premier restaurants, featuring everything from department stores to electronics to boutiques.
Adding to the appeal of Schertz are excellent area schools, anchored by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District. Serving grades pre-k through 12th grade, the district is known for its academic excellence, superior administration, and above-average graduation rates. Students in Schertz are generally zoned to Rose Garden or Schertz Elementary Schools, Ray D Corbett Junior High School, and Samuel Clemens High School. Private institutions include the Allison Steele Enhanced Learning Center.
Though the average listing price is $238,407, a variety of properties are available for sale, ranging from $159,000 to $440,000. The price per square foot is $98, and the median closing price is $155,000. Overall, excellent schools, affordable housing, and the classic lure of a white picket fence have led to the area’s ranking as “one of the best places to live in the United States” and the #5 best place for military retirees.