Quality of Life


Quality of life is rich in Selma. First, the City of Selma has several parks:
  • Davenport Park
  • FM 1518 Park
  • Stage Stop Park
  • John S. Harrison Park
  • Retama West Park
The Stage Stop Park was established in part from a grant from TXDOT that was used to restore the historic Stage Stop. Created was a visitor’s center and park amenities for Selma citizens.


Shopping is abundant in Selma with the Forum Shopping Center being in the city’s backyard. Some of the anchor businesses in the Forum Shopping Center are:
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Old Navy
  • Starbucks
  • TJ Maxx
Major development along IH 35 near the Forum Shopping Center continues to surge.

Horse Racing

Selma is also home to Retama Park, a beautiful horse-racing facility that opened in 1995. The facility provides racing for turf and dirt running horses, catering to both quarter horse and thoroughbred racing fans, and simulcasting of races from other major race tracks throughout the country.

Community Building

Selma is community driven, committed to engaging with its citizens.  Selma residents are encouraged to participate in a number of city events, including Movie-in-the-Park, Halloween at the fire station, Santa at the Stage Stop, and National Night Out.  Make sure to check the City of Selma website or Facebook page for information and updates about city events.

Selma-Area Community Resources 

  1. Crisis Services (Emergency Care & Shelter, Disaster)
  2. Employment, Education, & Job Training
  3. Family Services (Financial Assistance, Rent, Utilities, Grocery, Clothing, & Food Stamps)
  4. Immigrant Services
  5. Medical Services (Medical Care, Equipment, Transportation& Pregnancy)
  6. Pets
  7. Senior Services
  8. Services for the Disabled, Blind & Visually Impaired
  9. Specialized Services (Substance Abuse, Counseling, Legal Aid, & Child Abuse)
  10. Veteran Services

American Red Cross 

3642 East Houston Street

San Antonio, TX, 78219 

(210) 224-5151

Boysville Inc  

Provides children with safety and security through various programs such as emergency shelter, residential and foster care programs. 

8555 E. Loop 1604 North

Converse, TX 78109 

(210) 659-1901

Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter 

Emergency shelter; crisis hotline; crisis counseling; advocacy.        

1-800-834-2033 (24/7 Crisis Line)

830-372-2780 (Business Line)

SAMM Ministries 

Homeless prevention services, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and other supportive services. 

5254 Blanco Road

San Antonio, TX 78216 


(210) 340-0302

Texas Prepares  

Offers plans, checklists, evacuation routes, and other resources that assist with planning for disasters. 

Texas Suicide Prevention 

Information and resources. If you need to talk or are concerned about someone else, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). If someone is in immediate crisis, dial 911.