Welcome to Schertz/Cibolo
Neighborhood-oriented region with close proximity to Randolph Air Force Base, popular with military families and retirees
Schertz and Cibolo are two very similar bordering cities located northeast of San Antonio. Because of their close proximity to Randolph Air Force Base, these Texas cities are popular with military families. Being so close to the air force base has been a boon to Schertz, which has blossomed in recent years thanks to the booming retired military and active duty population.
Apart from being neighbors, Cibolo and Schertz both started as farming communities settled by German immigrants. Today, Cibolo Creek is dotted with family-friendly cities, including Schertz, which straddles the body of water. As far as housing options go, Schertz and Cibolo offer residents a mixture of older homes and newly built subdivisions laid out along quaint, tree-lined streets.
What to Love
● Great for military families
● Close to Randolph Air Force Base
● Family-friendly vibe
● Welcoming small-town vibe
● Affordable housing options
People & Lifestyle
Schertz is home to several established, well-maintained neighborhoods resting alongside newer subdivisions constructed by popular builders like CastleRock and Perry Homes. Family-friendly attractions, excellent schools, safe streets, and the welcoming small-town vibe attract young families by the handful. Schertz and Cibolo are also considered one of the best places to retire, particularly for military retirees, because they're close to many veteran services and hospitals.
Schertz and Cibolo offer prospective buyers a range of affordable housing options making relocation and downsizing a breeze. Anyone seeking a classic, suburban lifestyle will find white picket fences aplenty in these neighborhood-oriented towns. Numerous publications have consistently proclaimed this highly sought-after region as one of the best places to live in the country. Money Magazine
previously named Schertz as the #1 best place to live in Texas, and Schertz has repeatedly received recognition for being one of the safest Texas cities
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Forum at Olympia Parkway
is just a short drive from Schertz and Cibolo. Here residents and visitors can get the essentials from big box stores like Home Depot
, Best Buy
, and Target
. You'll discover San Antonio's only IKEA
right around the corner in Live Oak. After spending the day shopping, grab lunch or dinner at one of the numerous family restaurants nearby.
Cibolo is also home to a Santikos Cinema
. Apart from state-of-the-art theaters, Santikos also has an arcade and a bowling alley inside. Retama Park
is an ideal location for horse racing, hosting live quarter horse races from June to August and live thoroughbred races from September to November.
Things to Do
Residents have their pick of options when it comes to recreation. Pickrell Park
includes extensive walking trails, an outdoor pool, and it is a popular locale for local events such as the city's annual Fourth of July Jubilee Celebration
. Sprawling across 17 acres, Pickrell is a beautiful and well-maintained park perfect for picnics and warm summer days.
If you love spending hours watching or photographing wildlife, you'll probably frequent Cibolo’s Crescent Bend Nature Park
. Overflowing with wildflowers, Crescent Bend has several bird blinds set up for avid bird watchers to survey their surroundings. You can also go fishing in multiple areas throughout the park from Cibolo Creek. At 180 acres, this park has many things to do and several trails weaving through the site for biking and walking.
Kids will love the Schertz Recreation Center
, which provides visitors with access to a rock wall, splash pad, and an aquatic center. The city of Schertz has a dynamic Parks & Recreation program that offers a diverse range of parks, activities, and open space. There are more than 30 parks, athletic fields, and recreation facilities, including hiking trails, social gathering spots, fitness facilities, ball fields, swimming pools, and much more!
Schertz and Cibolo are serviced by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (SCUC ISD). The public high schools are Steele and Clemens.