On the edge of the Texas Hill Country, the City of Shavano Park is located in the San Antonio Metropolitan Area in northwest Bexar County, approximately 12 miles north of downtown San Antonio. Shavano Park is surrounded by the City of San Antonio to the north, east, south, and west. Generally, the City’s boundaries are Loop 1604 on the north, Huebner Road on the south, Lockhill Selma on the west and Salado Creek on the east. Bexar County is the fourth largest County in the State of Texas and San Antonio is the largest City in the County and second largest City in the State. Geographically, Shavano Park is located in the south central Texas region at the edge of the Gulf Coastal Plains.
City Size and Population
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The original Town of Shavano was established around 1881 along the Olmos Creek and served as a stagecoach and rail stop between San Antonio and Boerne. The area now occupied by the City of Shavano Park was part of the Stowers Ranch. In 1947, Wallace Rogers and Sons purchased the land for residential development starting in 1948. The city of Shavano Park was incorporated on June 19, 1956 as a general law city. According to the US Census, the population of Shavano Park was 1,448 in 1980, 1,708 in 1990 and 1,754 in 2000. The current population of Shavano Park is estimated to be 3,200.
The City of Shavano Park is a Type A General Law City operating under a Council/City Manager form of government consisting of five council members and an elected Mayor.
Today, the city maintains its own water system, provides fire and EMS services, police protection, street maintenance, public works, code enforcement, building inspections, municipal court, and twice a year brush and bulky item pick-up. The City provides twice a week curbside residential garbage service and once a week curbside recycling collection service to its residents. Commercial areas in the City receive service 6 days per week. Residents may also participate in the Bexar County Household Hazardous Waste Program at no cost. The home pick-up is on an on-call basis. The City also provides a Hazardous Material Spill Response, Containment and Clean-up program.
The City's sole source of drinking water is pumped from the Edwards Aquifer. Water is secured from four operational wells. One of two inoperable wells is being utilized by the EAA for water quality monitoring. In addition, the City is drilling a water well into the Trinity Aquifer in order to diversify the City's water resources. The Trinity aquifer lies below the Edwards Aquifer along the northern part of our City. All Trinity aquifer regulatory authorities' boundaries end at Loop 1604, thus allowing the City to develop it's own conservation program and rules.
706 water customers receive water service either from Shavano Park or the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Residents of Shavano Creek and Bentley Manor including the commercial areas on Loop 1604 and Lockhill Selma receive water and sewer services from SAWS.