4820 Scenic Drive, Schertz, Texas 78108
Settled 55+ Community of Scenic Hills Outside of San Antonio, Texas in South Central Texas Has Single Story, Single Family Brick Homes, a Lodge and a Nearby Golf Course
Schertz is a comfortable bedroom community outside of San Antonio, Texas. Originally started as a farming community by German immigrants, it later became a railroad town and then a military town when Randolph Air Force Base opened in the 1920s. It really began to grow in the 1980s and 1990s when San Antonio began to expand. Today, Schertz is the site of Scenic Hills, an established 55+ development with single story, single family brick homes.
Built in the 1980s, Scenic Hills has 204 residences, each one a little different from its neighbors. Square footage ranges from approximately 1,300 square feet to 2,300 square feet with two to four bedrooms and two to three baths. All homes have an attached garage and a yard with mature landscaping. Community streets are wide and quiet, lined with sidewalks and professionally maintained green spaces.
The 13,000 sq. ft. Lodge is the communnity's social center. It is where homeowners enjoy swimming, tennis and planned activities that include everything from card games and potlucks to dances and art classes.
There is no golf course on site, but an 18-hole, 72-par public course is next door. Secure, lighted RV and boat storage is available, and a guard mans the front gate 24 hours per day.
Prices begin in the low-$200,000s. The HOA fee is around $300 per month. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
Restaurants, shopping areas and pharmacies are all nearby.
Baptist Emergency Hospital is in Schertz and is accredited by DNV Healthcare. It really only handles emergency situations, though. Northeast Baptist Hospital is 12 miles away in San Antonio and is accredited by the Joint Commision. It is also a Level IV trauma center.
Summer temperatures reach into the 90s. Winters are mild with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 38 inches of rain per year.
Visit www.scenichillstx.com for more information. The website is a little dated, but the home listings are current.
Two Spanish explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries were the first Europeans to visit this area and settled near El Paso in 1682. A French colony also existed for a time at Matagorda Bay. Americans started to settle at the edge of the Brazos River in 1821. Mexico, recently independent from Spain, controlled Texas at this time.
The American settlers eventually rebelled against Mexico and fought for their independence in the Texas Revolution (1835 to 1836). Legendary battles included San Jacinto and the Alamo. The U.S. annexed Texas in 1845, and the Mexican-American War began in 1846 as Mexico fought to keep Texas.
The U.S. captured Mexico City in 1848 and ended the war. The subsequent Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo not only kept Texas in the U.S. but gave the Americans ownership of California, half of New Mexico, most of Arizona, Nevada, Utah and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. Texas has been a part of the U.S. ever since.
The Lone Star State is the second biggest in the country in size, after Alaska, and it leads every other state in the production of cattle, sheep, oil, as well as cotton. Geography ranges from arid, flat plains in the west to the thick piney woods in the east.
Texas also boasts 100 state parks, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the Alamo and Big Bend Mountains National Park. In September, 2017, one of its major cities, Houston, received 51 inches of rain during Hurricane Irma.
Population - 27,862,334
Persons 65 years old and over - 12%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 81%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 37%
White persons, not Hispanic - 45%
Median household income - $53,207
Median home value - $169,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
What are the Benefits of a 55+ Development?
Developments designed for the 55+ crowd offer a lot of benefits. The main ones are security, plenty of recreation opportunities and a sense of community with people of similar backgrounds, but the benefits do not end there. Nearly all 55+ single family home communities, particularly newer ones, have single story homes, whether single family homes, town homes or condominiums. No more having to go up and down stairs all day long. Many have a homeowners' association that take care of the exterior maintenance, including mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow. Others have rental programs so that if you decide to go on vacation for six months, the association will find a qualified renter for you. There are even communities that will, for a monthly fee, provide meals, housekeeping and 24/7 emergency services.
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