Schertz is a city located in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Residents can enjoy the year-round warm weather and pleasant climate, and the city also offers many amenities including recreational activities and high-quality healthcare.
Climate and Geography
Central Texas has a climate that is categorized as humid subtropical and borders a semi-arid region, which means summers are long, hot, and humid, while winters are cool to mild with no snowfall. Residents can expect slightly less-than-average amounts of rain, and approximately 225 sunny days throughout the year
The surrounding terrain is mostly made up of flatlands and gently rolling hills. Situated on the edge of the San Antonio metro area, Schertz is surrounded by residential, suburban neighborhoods to the west, with more rural land to the east.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of the top attractions in Schertz include Crescent Bend Nature Park, Bussey’s Flea Market, EVO Entertainment, and the Scrappy Quilter. Furthermore, there are also many city parks, athletic fields, and walking trails. Residents can get involved in clubs and activities in the Schertz area Senior Center, Schertz Aquatic Center, or the Schertz Recreation Center.
Downtown San Antonio can be reached in about 30 minutes, providing residents with easy access to even more fun activities and amenities.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Schertz is higher than the rest of Texas but about the same as the national average.
There is no state income tax, therefore retiring residents do not need to worry about the state charging tax on retirement benefits and income.
Homeowners who are 65+ may also qualify for tax breaks like a tax ceiling, deferrals, and homestead exemptions if they meet all qualifications.
Schertz residents have several healthcare options including high performing Methodist Stone Oak Hospital located 14 miles out in San Antonio. Other high performing hospitals within a 20 mile radius include Baptist Medical Center, Christus Santa Rosa Health System- San Antonio, Methodist Hospital-San Antonio, and the University Hospital-San Antonio.