The first settlers to land in Schertz, Texas was in 1843. They began growing crops of all kinds, from wheat and oats, to corn. A few years later, cotton started to be produced, proving to be a productive cash crop. Today, Schertz is a family and business oriented community. The city was voted as one of the best places to live and is well known for the numerous outdoor activities and convenient shopping.
Schertz is home to several festivals and events. The annual Wilenchik Walk for Life is a walking event in March that raises money for San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center. The annual Absolutely Jazz is a one day jazz festival. The annual Doggie Dash is held in may by Homes for Pets. Schertz is home to one of the largest parades/festivals in Southern and Central Texas, the Schertz Fourth of July Jubilee. The event is all about honoring the men and women that serve our Country. The annual SchertzFest features a variety of beverages and food, and live performances every September.
The community of Schertz is very passionate about parks and recreation. Their public parks feature a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, and lighted basketball courts.
Need some good old fashioned family fun? The Natural Bridge Caverns are only 18 minutes (12.4 miles) away. The historic caverns offers activities of all kinds from discovery tours, hidden passage tour, lantern tours, adventure tours, a maze, gem and fossil mining, a canopy challenge, and the Bracken bat flight.
Several other famous Texas Hill Country attractions are nearby. The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 9,000 animals, from amphibians and birds to mammals and reptiles. The zoo is open 365 days a year, no matter the weather, and is only 14 miles away. Enjoy the warm climate of texas at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, only 13 miles away from Schertz. Want to relax at night in the wonderful city of Schertz, but enjoy a day full of thrills? Visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas, only 18 miles away in San Antonio. SeaWorld is also in San Antonio, 26 minutes away from Schertz.