About Shavano Park The City of Shavano Park was originally known just as Shavano, and was located approximately
12 miles north of downtown San Antonio, along the Olmos Creek in northern Bexar County.
Early on, the site had a store operated by A. De Zavala. When a post office was opened in 1881, De Zavala was the first postmaster.
A small station and switch was established on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1884. The community shipped corn, cotton, hay, and livestock. During this time Shavano was also a stagecoach stop between San Antonio and Boerne.
Shavano became part of the Stowers Ranch. George Arthur Stowers came to Texas in 1889 and opened several successful furniture stores. The land he acquired in this area had originally been given in Spanish land grants.
The original town had a saloon, a carpenter, a grocer, and fifty residents. A church and district school was added and the population reached close to 100 citizens by 1896, before declining.
1903Post Office Closed
By 1903, the post office was closed and mail was delivered from San Antonio.
1947Wallace Rogers & Sons
In 1947, Wallace Rogers & Sons purchased the land with the intent to develop it.
1952Shavano Park Fire Department
The Shavano Park Fire Department in 1952 included the three Rogers brothers—Wallace, Napier and Russell.
1956The City of Shavano Park
The City of Shavano Park was incorporated on June 19, 1956.
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Shavano Park Today
The City maintains its own fire department with station and trucks, a police department with a fleet of fully-outfitted patrol cars, a modern communication system integrating the departments and those of nearby communities, a well-equipped department of public works, and a municipal court all located
within or adjacent to the City Hall at 900 Saddletree Court.
The City Hall houses the offices of the elected officials, the Mayor and five
aldermen, the Municipal Court, as well as the City Manager and staff.
A city officer heads each department reporting to the City Manager.
• The population of Shavano Park has recently grown beyond 2,000 citizens
• The median age for residents in Shavano Park, TX is 46.8
• Families (non-single residences) represent 87.4% of the population,
giving Shavano Park a higher than average concentration of families.
Median Household Income
• Median Family Income in the United States - $51,204
• Median Family Income in Bexar County - $52,327
• Median Family Income in Shavano Park, TX - $127,408
Plan to live in Shavano Park?
This municipality in the San Antonio metro area is quite friendly for all in
search of a casual lifestyle. Shavano Park is located near Hill Country Village,
Hollywood Park, Castle Hills and Balcones Heights.
Shavano Park AMENITIES
• Lower taxes
• Police and Fire Departments
• Superior Northside Schools
• Convenient to Loop 1604 and IH-10
• Nearby Medical Center
• Shavano Park Tennis Club
• Shavano Park Trail System
Shavano Park is located inside Loop 1604 at N.W. Military Dr.