Quality of Life
Festivals and Community Events
Maintaining our collective community heritage is important. The City is proud to host multiple large events throughout the calendar year that celebrate Schertz and the community who make it better on a daily basis. Generations have come to expect a friendly atmosphere, great entertainment, community participation, and a good time for all who visit our annual events: Wilenchik Walk for Life, Jazz N’ Blues in the Park, 4th of July Jubilee, SchertzQ, and Festival of Angels. Additionally, residents also enjoy being a part of the City of San Antonio’s epic week-long Fiesta celebration in which the entire south-central region participates.
Parks and Recreation
Schertz’ system of parks and recreational facilities provide opportunities for a range of activities for both residents and visitors. Currently the City has 21 municipal-owned park locations and recreational facilities which, combined, make up a total of 374 acres. Schertz is home to many of our regional recreational programs including the Buffalo Valley Youth Association, Schertz’ local YMCA, the Schertz Senior Center, and the Greater Randolph Area Youth Soccer Association. Continued growth in our community has brought about many new facilities and additions including the Schertz Skate Park, the Dog Park, the new regional Schertz Soccer Complex with 12 regulation-sized fields, and the brand new community natatorium at our local YMCA facility.
Schertz Public Library
Schertz’ 31,000 square foot public library was built in 2009 and, aside from providing a variety of services for Schertz residents, also serves the communities of Selma and Cibolo. The Library was designed to reflect the spirit and character of a traditionally rooted – but forward thinking – community. It exists to encourage and support reading by people of all ages, educational levels, and socioeconomic levels by providing educational, recreational, and cultural materials and programs. The Library works closely with residents and serves the interests of community.
Days Of Sunshine
Schertz gets 30 inches of rain per year compared to the US average of 37. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 66. The July high temperature is around 95 degrees while the January low is 40. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 21 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Schertz’ Largest Suburb
Schertz residents enjoy the comforts of small town living, but regularly enjoy the access to urban amenities and the entertainment of Schertz’ Largest Suburb: San Antonio. Schertz visitors and residents can take a quick drive through the amazing culture, natural beauty, and wide range of activities found in San Antonio. From Schertz, businesses and residents alike have access to theme parks, the historical Alamo and World Heritage San Antonio Missions, and the action, dining, and excitement of the world-famous San Antonio River Walk in San Antonio’s historic Downtown.