With nearly 20,000 new residents joining the city since 1990, it’s pretty clear that Schertz is booming.
And it’s no wonder why, either.
Boasting great schools, beautiful real estate and plenty of fun, culture and job opportunities, Schertz is an idyllic place to put down roots and raise a family.
Are you considering joining the ranks of Schertz’s newest residents? Want to see what’s in store
for you in our quaint Hill Country town? Let us give you a little preview.
Your first foray into Schertz will likely be in real estate. And lucky for you, whether you’re renting a home or buying one, there’s plenty that Schertz has to offer you.
The city offers dozens of neighborhood options, some vintage with historic charm and others gated and brand-spanking new. The Crossvine is a popular choice if you’re looking for close proximity to dining and shopping, while Parkland Village is a good budget-friendly option. Mesa Oaks is a stunning upscale neighborhood or, for something more middle-ground, try Jonas Woods.
Just like our neighborhoods, prices vary in Schertz as well, with homes running anywhere from $125,000 to $500,000 and up. If you’re renting, many single-family homes start as low as $1,400 per month. Make sure to partner up with a local real estate agent in your housing search; they’ll be able to point you toward homes that match your budget and preferences best.
If you’re moving to the area with kids--or with the intention of having them in the future--you might want to acquaint yourself with the local schools before buying a home. Kids in Schertz typically attend schools in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, though some pockets of the community attend Comal ISD, East Central ISD, Judson ISD or Randolph Field ISD.
SCUC ISD is rated “recognized” by the Texas Education Agency, as are the district’s two high schools, Byron P. Steele High School and Samuel L. Clemens High School. Comal ISD is also recognized.
The list of entertainment options is endless here in Schertz, boasting something for every interest, age level and budget. For kids, there’s bowling, movies and easy access to all the zoos, water parks and theme parks of San Antonio and New Braunfels (including Schlitterbahn and Six Flags Fiesta Texas). The city also hosts a number of family-friendly events throughout the year, including the Schertz Jubilee, SchertzQ, the Festival of Angels and more.
For outdoor fun, try Pickrell Park, the Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch, Northcliffe Golf Club and the Crescent Bend Nature Park, or go tubing in one of the region’s many temperate rivers. Adults will enjoy the area’s many shops, wineries and delicious dining options. The fun never stops here!
Schertz’s job market is healthy and growing, and many major companies call the city home. The area’s top employers include Sysco, Amazon.com, Baker Hughes, Brandt Engineers, HEB, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Lowe’s, Caterpillar and the National Republic Beverage Company. Five Fortune 100 companies are located in Schertz, and the market is home to more than 1 million local workers.
The city even boasts its own Economic and Development Corporation, which works to bring new companies and employment opportunities to the area every year. As the EDC puts it, “Schertz’ current growth and economic prosperity can be attributed to its diverse economic base and pro-business climate. Schertz has a highly educated and relatively young workforce which helps ensure that the community and its economy will continue to possess the talent and skills needed to prosper well into the 21st century. The Schertz Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) invites new and existing businesses to explore the many reasons to choose and expand in Schertz.”
As if Schertz’s amenities don’t already speak for themselves, the city has received numerous awards for the life it offers residents. Schertz was named to the following lists:
- CNN Money’s top 100 small towns in America
- Money Magazine’s top 50 small towns
- Movoto’s top 10 most affordable cities
- Safewise’s safest Texas cities
- NerdWallet’s small towns in Texas
- Sperling’s best places for military members to find civilian work
- Sperling’s best rested cities
- Sperling’s most romantic cities
- Sperling’s most fiscally fit
These honors are just further proof that Schertz is one of the state’s—if not the nation’s—most promising cities.
Want to take advantage of all Schertz has to offer? Then contact the Claus Team today. Our Schertz experts can help you find the perfect home or rental property for your needs.
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