Boerne




BOERNE

Voted the fourth-best town in America and the fifth-best town for military retirees, Boerne is a draw for those who want to be close to San Antonio but with the scenic surroundings afforded by the Texas Hill Country. This family-friendly environment celebrates its rural roots while providing modern amenities and big-city access.

Boerne Texas

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Location

Boerne is located in Kendall County. Just 30 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, the city offers an easily commutable location for employees of H-E-B, USAA or any of San Antonio’s employers.

History

Texas Veterans Sleeve

Boerne offers a wealth of veteran services making it a popular place for Texas Veterans to call home.

Boerne was originally called Tusculum and was renamed in 1852. Today, it enjoys a charming small town feel and popularity with everyone from families to retirees. The city’s convenience to San Antonio’s military services including Joint Base San Antonio and the San Antonio Military Medical Center also make it a popular choice for military and veterans.

Boerne’s limestone courthouse, the second- oldest such structure in the state, was built in 1870 and still stands across the street from the current courthouse, which was built more than 100 years later. Also of interest is the polo ground, which still exists on Balcones Ranch. This was the site of one of the first polo matches ever played in the United States: an 1870s matchup between retired British army officers.

Favorite Places

Boerne Shopping

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Quaint shops like those along its Hauptstrasse, or Main Street, draw residents to stroll through the area, drinking in the European architecture, charming antique shops, and variety of art galleries. Boerne also draws visitors to Cave Without a Name, a National Natural Landmark, and Cascade Caverns. Each is an actively growing limestone solutional cave.

Visitors and residents also like to explore the Cibolo Nature Center, with 100 acres of wilderness and trails bordering Cibolo Creek, the Hill Country Mile, a 1.1-mile walking path following River Road Park and historic Main Street, horseback riding, and Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area.

Schools

Eleven schools make up the Boerne Independent School District, with a total enrollment of approximately 7,000 students split up between five elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and two alternative schools. Boerne High School (BHS) was recently named by Newsweek to a list of 500 leading public high schools. Boerne Champion High School has also made the prestigious list.

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Real Estate

With vast available land, Boerne is a favorite Hill Country spot for new-home builders. Several communities are offered from national builders in a range of price points. Boerne real estate options also include older homes, acreage, and million-dollar luxury properties.

See the Boerne Chamber of Commerce for more area information.

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