Hello from Universal City, San Antonio! Wanna go green? Universal City is the “first green-powered area in Texas.” Acknowledged by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the innovative use of Windtricity. The city also takes part in converting to more environmental and sustainable amenities; installing LED traffic signals and using HVAC systems.
The population of Universal City was 19,720 at the 2020 census, up from 18,530 in the 2010 census. Many residents are retired military or active military as Universal City is adjacent to Randolph Air Force Base, which opened in 1931. In 2010, Randolph AFB merged with Lackland Air Force Base and the US Army’s Fort Sam Houston to form Joint Base San Antonio.
Joint Base San Antonio is a National Historic Landmark sprawling 405 acres, rich with history. Please review application requirements to visit because the base is a restricted area that requires an entry pass and possibly other application requirements.
Universal City is served by Judson ISD, Randolph Field ISD and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD. Private schools include: Calvary Chapel Christian Academy (CCCA) and First Baptist Academy of Universal City (FBA).
There are many exciting things for residents to do in Universal City. The City’s Disc Golf Park is popular with residents as well as nearby San Antonio Model Railroad Association with train shows and community events.
Another unique and fun place to visit is Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum. Yes, you read correctly: a toilet seat art museum! Creator, Barney Smith, was a master plumber and now the artist behind this wonderful museum of toilet seats showing various topics. His collection reaches beyond 1,200 seats. Cheers!
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