Known for their “country-style” way of life, Schertz-Cibolo provides the perfect mix of rural Texas charm with sprinklings of city life in the mix. With easy access to San Antonio, New Braunfels and Seguin, Schertz-Cibolo is the perfect crossroads to explore Texas.
Nestled between I-10 and I-35 and running alongside FM 78, the Schertz-Cibolo community is located northeast of San Antonio. The Schertz-Cibolo community is part of an area called the Metrocom which houses several sister cities right on the border of Bexar and Guadalupe counties. Schertz is located east of Converse, just outside of Loop 1604, with Cibolo sitting right next door in Guadalupe County.
Though a little more rural than the rest of the San Antonio area, it still has plenty of charm and in 2022, Cibolo and Schertz took home the number one and two spots for best places to live in Guadalupe County.
In 1849, for $600, the Schertz family bought 600 acres of land that would later become the settlement with their namesake. By 1899 the area had officially become the town of Schertz. Cibolo wasn’t created as an individual township until more than 100 years later, named after the creek that flows through the area. Both Schertz and Cibolo were agricultural hubs with wheat, corn, oats and cotton produced on its land.
With more than 42,000 residents in Schertz and another 32,000 residents in Cibolo, the Schertz-Cibolo area has become a booming area with a median home value that is increasing year over year due to the new construction in the area and 82 percent of residents owning their own home.
Though the Schertz-Cibolo communities sit on the outer banks of Bexar County, they are only 13 miles from the San Antonio metropolitan area and only a 30-minute drive away from the San Antonio International Airport.
The Schertz-Cibolo area is perfect for anyone who wants to be in touch with nature, with nearly 30 parks, recreation areas, hiking trails and more. Schertz is home to several natural parks including Crescent Bend Nature Park, a relatively untouched preserve that lies along Cibolo Creek with walking trails and picnic tables to enjoy along the creek’s bank. It is also home to a number of native birds and wildlife species, perfect for photography or bird watching.
Even if the outdoors aren’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of restaurants or bars in the Schertz-Cibolo community to enjoy a bustling nightlife. The Schertz-Cibolo area is truly unique with some “wild” attractions nearby like the Animal World & Snake Farm or Retama Park where guests can watch horse races. The Schertz-Cibolo communities put on plenty of local events for the Schertz-Cibolo residents to enjoy year-round like the Absolute Jazz festival in April, the Fourth of July Jubilee, SchertzFest in September and the Christmas Tree Lighting in December.
The Schertz-Cibolo is a big military community as it is just steps away from the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Air Force Base. More than 27,000 military veterans live in the Schertz-Cibolo area. Many military families appreciate the convenience of Schertz-Cibolo to Randolph, BAMC and the exceptional schools offered with Schertz-Cibolo ISD.
For those families looking to for a good school district, the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District made the top spot for the ‘Best School District in Guadalupe County’ and the ‘Best School District for Athletes in the San Antonio Area’ for 2022. The highly rated Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City district has three high schools, two middle schools, three intermediate schools and eleven elementary schools. Check out the new and established communities in Schertz-Cibolo and find your home.