Converse Town Square
“Our New Downtown”
Until now, Converse has not had a real downtown. Town Square is a $30 million public/private development which will create a new central mixed-use business district for the city. Phase one of Town Square will consist of a 252 unit apartment community with a mixture of one, two and three bedroom units. The second phase is dedicated to almost 160,000 square feet of office and retail commercial buildings. This development represents a new urbanism that promotes quality of life for community living and employment opportunities for a diverse group of people.
The City of Converse, located in northeast Bexar County, Texas, is the home of Judson High School and the Judson Rockets, six time State Champions for Division 5A Football. Converse is home to more than 4,000 families and approximately 200 businesses. From 1970 to 1980, the population increased 254 percent. According to Trans-Texas Water Program projections, Converse is expected to be the largest suburban city in the northeast San Antonio Metropolitan area by the year 2010, with a population of over 20,000.
Converse is conveniently located on FM 1604, San Antonio’s outer Loop, midway between IH 10 and 35. Other major roadways providing easy access to the city include FM 78, FM 1516, FM 1976, Toepperwein Road and Kitty Hawk Drive. The citizens of Converse enjoy VIA Bus Service throughout the city to downtown San Antonio and the shopping malls, the San Antonio International Airport and other key Bexar County destinations.
Converse is a home-ruled city using a council-manager form of government, with the city providing all the basic services and recreational facilities. Converse also has excellent fire and emergency medical services and one of the lowest crime rates in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. The City of Converse continues to grow, with several single-family residential subdivisions under construction, as people prove that Converse is a great place to live and work.