Schertz, Texas is one of the largest cities in the San Antonio area. It's also a great place to live, a fact which may explain why the population nearly doubled over the past decade. The city motto, “Community. Service. Opportunity.,” certainly describes the friendly Texas town that comprises around 32 square miles in Bexar, Guadalupe and Comal counties. If you are a first time home buyer, this sweet little town could be just right for you.
The median age of town residents is just under 40. Most adult residents have a high school diploma or college degree. The relatively young and well-educated status of local citizens helps to make Schertz, Texas a vibrant, business-friendly town that's on the rise.
2015 census statistics indicate that nearly 40 percent of local residents are married, and around 38 percent are married with children. The estimated median value of single-family homes for sale is around $175,000 to $180,000. This compares favorably to the rest of the Lone Star State, where median home values are approximately $120,000. The overall cost of living is 10 percent lower here than the national average. For first time home buyers with young families, there are plenty of opportunities to purchase nice real estate for a fair price.
The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District boasts five elementary schools. There are three intermediate schools and two junior high schools in the area. Teenage kids attend three high schools in the region, including one named for author Samuel Clemens.
Things to do
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a Texas-style African safari where folks can see a remarkable assortment of wild animals up close and personal. The park offers more than 400 acres of rolling hills where visitors observe the natural behavior of some 500 roaming animals.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours offers thrilling zipline rides and wine tours, too. If you're an adult looking for an extraordinary way to spend an afternoon, you're sure to have a great time here.
Where to eat
Start the day right with a hearty breakfast sandwich and eye-opening mug of coffee at Hearthstone Bakery Cafe. They open their doors every weekday at 7:00 a.m. and on weekends at 8 o'clock. If you're a veteran or active military member, be sure to ask for a discount. Find Hearthstone Bakery at 8096 Agora Parkway.
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant is everything you want in a great lunch restaurant. Tortilla soup is their house specialty, but the kitchen also serves up a delectable selection of Mexican favorites, including enchiladas, fish tacos and bodacious burritos. Find Garcia's at 3820 Farm-to-Market road 3009.
Big Papa's Pizza serves delicious pizza pies as well as stromboli, cannelloni and other Italian cuisine. Big Papa's is a fun, family-style eatery with waiter service and a beer and wine bar. Open every day except Monday, Big Papa's Pizza sits at 1420 Schertz Parkway.
If you're thinking about relocating to the area, or if you already live here and you're ready to purchase property, consult with a real estate professional. They would be delighted to tell you everything you want to know about local homes for sale.