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Mar 2024

Regional Partner Highlight: Shavano Park

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greater:SATX  SATX visited with Bill Hill, City Manager for the City of Shavano Park. 

Shavano Park strives to be the premier community in Bexar County, preserving and celebrating our natural setting and small town traditions amid the surrounding area’s urban growth. Shavano Park provides excellent municipal services, a city-wide safe and secure environment, excellent infrastructure and stable government. Shavano Park is a great place for a business seeking access to the Loop 1604 / northside commercial markets of Bexar County. 

Tell us a little about Shavano Park? 

The City of Shavano Park is a small, upscale, mostly residential community established in 1956 and located in northwest Bexar County at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. We are situated approximately twelve miles north of downtown San Antonio, and generally nestled between the Olmos and Salado Creeks. Shavano Park is completely surrounded by the City of San Antonio. The Shavano Park’s boundaries are generally Loop 1604 to the north, Huebner Road to the south, Lockhill Selma to the west and Salado Creek to the east. Our City encompasses approximately 3.3 square miles of land and has an estimated 3,544 residents. 

What makes Shavano Park unique within the San Antonio region? 

Stable government, fiscal conservativism and talented City leaders and staff are key reasons for the City’s development of quality neighborhoods and businesses, and a rise in property values over past decades. If you bring your business to Shavano Park, you will enjoy a wonderful upscale environment, quality infrastructure and quality City services with a much lower tax rate than San Antonio all while having easy access to the burgeoning high-end Loop 1604 and northside commercial markets. 

If you could highlight one major statistic or project, what would it be? 

Shavano Park only has roughly 48 acres remaining for future commercial development. Most undeveloped commercial land is managed by one developer, Bitterblue, Inc., who works closely with our City to develop upscale commercial buildings and properties. Bitterblue’s long-term vision for Shavano Park has focused on building value. 

All undeveloped land is along Loop 1604 frontage, or on Pond Hill Road or Lockhill-Selma Road near Loop 1604 frontage. All locations offer easy access to major highways and nearby commercial hotspots like IH-10/LP 1604 intersection and the US-281/LP 1604 intersection. 

For tax year 2023, the ad valorem tax rate in the City was $0.307742 per $100 valuation. City offers superior services in fire, emergency medical services, police, and public works while maintaining an ad valorem tax rate lower than many neighboring Bexar County cities. No other undeveloped commercial land along Loop 1604 offers such a low tax rate, as most is in the City of San Antonio. 

2023 Ad Valorem Tax Rates

What makes your community a great place for people and jobs? 

Shavano Park is a small community that offers a great alternative to property in the City of San Antonio while being along Loop 1604 or very near it along Pond Hill and Lockhill-Selma. The City enjoys a close collaborative relationship with Bitterblue and the local business community. The City always tries to work with businesses rather than assume it knows better than them. Businesses should know they will enjoy a supportive City government and staff with a residential community that values upscale and high-end commercial developments. 

Is there anything else you’d like to share? 

Our residents desire more local commercial services, including restaurants, retail, gourmet shops and medical services and support commercial property maintenance standards to ensure commercial properties remain a well-maintained upscale appearance. The community also desires walkable and bikeable commercial developments with green spaces and curb appeal. 

Learn more about Shavano Park.

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