Seguin, Texas: Make Our Home Yours
Seguin is home to more than 26,000 residents and is the county seat for Guadalupe County. It has a small town feel but is growing and improving every day.
In November 2013 the community resoundingly passed a $97 million bond issue to build a new high school which has been needed for quite some time. Construction was completed and was opened for the 2017- 2018 school year!
A new library was opened in 2016, featuring 45,000 square feet of space to accommodate public meetings, adult, teen and children areas and ever changing technology. There will be outdoor space for activities and programs as well as a play area. Our newest park, Park West is open on Vaughn Avenue and includes a splash pad, play area and new soccer fields. Nature trails, lighted basketball court and skate park, off road bicycle trails, picnic pavilions and concession stands add to the park’s enjoyment.
The last few years have seen exciting changes as well. Starbucks recently opened and was a welcome addition! Numerous restaurants have come to Seguin as well. The Tavern on the Creek is a farm-to-table chef restaurant featuring local fare. The Park Plaza Hotel with the Chop House was recently completely restored as a boutique hotel. Court Street Coffee Shop is located in historic downtown, and offers local coffee. Sweet Treats has the BEST cupcakes. There are a number of ethnic oriented restaurants in town as well.
Downtown Seguin is where most festivities take place, including Freedom Fiesta, Pecan Fest Heritage Days and Christmas Tree decorating and lighting of the trees. We are also home of the “World’s Largest Small Town Parade”. Every year more floats are added, nearing 200 entries, as thousands line the streets from Cedar Street to the Seguin Events Center.
We are officially home of the world’s largest pecan, and although the one downtown in front of the courthouse is made of cement, all of our others are very real. Guadalupe County is one of the nation’s top producers with crops bringing in close to 3 million pounds annually.
Other activities in Seguin include ZDT’s Amusement Park, two 18-hole golf courses, Max Starcke Park and Wave Pool. Texas Lutheran University, consistently ranked as one of the best education values in the nation, is located here as well. Historical sites include the Heritage Village- Los Nogales Museum, Sebastopol House, the Aumont Hotel and the recently restored Texas Theater.
This is only a small sampling of what life in Seguin has to offer. There are many websites to visit to get more information, the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce is always a great resource at www.seguinchamber.com and www.visitseguin.com