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Covering about 5.7 square miles of land, Universal City is located across the Union Pacific Railroad tracks from the main gate of Randolph Air Force Base in Northeast Bexar County. The city has a deep-rooted history when three San Antonio doctors - Henry H. Ogilvie, Witten B. Russ, and Samuel P. Cunningham, bought a farmland in 1929 where they planned that the future military airfield would draw attention to homeowners and businesses until in 1930, a developer named Aubrey Milner named the farmland to Universal City to acknowledge the universal importance of the new base. Today, Universal City is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the northeastern San Antonio area.
Conveniently located along I-35 and Loop 1604, Universal City is just minutes away from the big city and the placid Texas Hill Country. The city is close to quality shopping and dining comforts like The Forum, Triangle Shopping Center, or the Hilltop Center. Outdoor recreational activities are endless as well where the city boasts and operates several parks like Meadow Oak Park and Red Horse Park, which include a wide range of facilities. These parks offer softball and baseball fields, sports courts, walking paths, two playgrounds, and a 7,000 square foot open-air pavilion that features many picnic tables. Also, for the golf enthusiasts, Olympia Hills Golf Course – an 18-hole championship course, features a unique golfing experience nestled in luscious greens and ponds.
Named as the “Military City USA” and “The Gateway to Randolph AFB”, Universal City has an estimated population of over 18,000, and 90% of the community are either active or retired military, and to celebrate their service, many citywide events are held such as the Veterans Victory Run, The Heroes Walk, and the Military Parade. Residents in the city are friendly, welcoming, gracious, and warm making the community maintain a progressive sense of integrity and civic responsibility. As for the school system in Universal City, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD serves the children within the neighborhood providing great educational opportunities. The best schools include Coronado Village Elementary School, Kitty Hawk Middle School, and Olympia Elementary School.
For home buyers looking to invest in this vibrant city, the real estate of Universal City approximately has over 7,500 homes with nearly 50% of these homes are rented or owned due to the nature of the military lifestyle. Most of the homes for sale are single-family homes constructed by several highly-rated builders like DR Horton, Boyer Custom Homes, Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, and several others. There are many properties available for sale in Universal City, ranging anywhere from $120,000 to $460,000.
Universal City is the perfect place to find a new home and settle down and The Bishop Group at AE Realty can help you in finding your dream home in this city. Call us today to get the process started. 210.688.9740