Rich with history, the City of Converse has grown into a community focused on preserving the quality of life for its citizens, collaborating with local business to improve their revenues and maintaining a standing among developers as a community that is truly flexible. Named for the chief engineer of the Southern Pacific Railroad, Major James Converse, who in 1877 bought a tract of land including the town site, The City of Converse has grown into a thriving community. Today Converse has a land area of more than seven square miles and a population of 18,198 according to 2010 Census Data.
The City Converse is an ideal location for new businesses and existing corporations looking to expand, offering close proximity to the City of San Antonio, military bases and major highways. Conveniently located on Loop 1604, midway between I-10 and I-35, Converse offers access to major city amenities, a quiet small-town atmosphere and is the home of Judson High School and the Judson Rockets, six-time Texas State Champions for Division 5A Football.
Over the past several years, Converse has been working to enhance the community. The Converse Economic Development Corporation has served the City and its citizens by successfully supporting the construction and expansion of several buildings. There has been an increase in new business growth throughout the City of Converse, which has provided new jobs to local residents.
Converse is a growing city filled with historic charm and unlimited opportunities. The quality of life can be reflected through the architecture and culture which exude the rich heritage of the City. The City of Converse is becoming the ideal place to live and work.Converse facts include:
- 243 acres of city owned parklands
- Average Housing Costs of $116,900
- A 3-minute police response time with one officer per 500 residents
- A 3.5-minute fire response time with an ISO rating of 2
- A property tax rate of $0.525 per $100 valuation
- Converse participates in VIA, the San Antonio public transit system
- Approximately 71% of wokers in Converse work for corporations, 18% are government employees and 5% are self-employed
We invite you to visit Converse and when you do, we know you will feel at home!
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