Schertz is a family and business-oriented community and is well known for its numerous outdoor activities and convenient shopping, and is well-known for its excellent school systems. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, and CNNMoney.com rated Schertz one of the best places to live in the United States: ranked #1 in Texas and #40 nationwide. Schertz is home to several festivals and events, including one of the largest parades/festivals in Texas, the Schertz Fourth of July Jubilee. The event is all about honoring the men and women that serve our country. The annual Wilenchik Walk for Life raises money for San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Absolutely Jazz is a one-day annual jazz festival, and Doggie Dash is held in May by Homes for Pets. The annual SchertzFest features a variety of beverages and food with live performances every September.