Introduction to Universal City, Texas
Universal City, Texas, in Bexar county, is 14 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is in the San Antonio metropolitan area and has a population of 14,849.
Universal City History
In the early 1700s, a system of missions was established near the San Antonio River. A group of Canary Islanders settled near the area in 1731. Bexar County was officially organized on December 20, 1836, and ten years later, the county of Guadalupe was created. The community of Universal City is situated partly in Bexar County, and partly in Guadalupe County. Due to the city's proximity to the Randolph Air Force Base, it is referred to as the "Gateway to Randolph Air Force Base".
Universal City and Nearby Attractions
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
- O. Henry House
- Casa Navarro State Historic Site
- San Antonio Zoo
- SeaWorld San Antonio
- Guadalupe River State Park
Things To Do In Universal City
The San Antonio Museum of Art features collections of Asian art, Greek and Roman antiquities, American paintings, and Latin American and folk art. Universal City is also close to a number of other museums and historic sites including the Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum, Texas Air Museum, Cowboy Museum, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and O. Henry House. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Olympia Hills Golf Course and Conference Center. The Guadalupe River State Park offers facilities for fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, canoeing, and horseback riding. SeaWorld San Antonio, San Antonio Zoo, and San Pedro Park are some of the other popular places to visit near Universal City.
Universal City Transportation
Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.
Universal City Higher Education
Colleges close to Universal City are Our Lady of the Lake University, Saint Philips College, Trinity University, and San Antonio College.