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Discover Boerne Proper: A Suburban Gem in the Texas Hill Country

Just 30 miles north of San Antonio, Boerne stands as a Texas Hill Country gem, offering residents a suburban lifestyle within quick reach of the city’s attractions. Surrounded by wooded trails, coursing rivers, and canyons, Boerne’s landscape embraces the beauty of the Texas countryside. Boerne real estate reflects a blend of style and substance, featuring sweeping estates on expansive lots that provide privacy without isolation.

Key Highlights of Boerne Real Estate:

Boerne’s residents enjoy wide-open spaces and a suburban lifestyle, boutiques, locally-owned eateries, and groceries, creating a charming small-town atmosphere.
Landscape Beauty: Wooded trails, coursing rivers, and canyons adorn Boerne’s landscape, offering residents the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque Texas countryside.

People & Lifestyle in Historic Boerne:
Boerne’s deeply rooted town heritage and a sense of belonging appeal to trendsetting professionals, retirees and families who prefer suburban living.
Family-Friendly Environment: Boerne’s slower pace of living and pastoral landscape make it ideal for growing families seeking green spaces, highly-rated schools, and tasteful evening entertainment. Boerne ISD’s top-tier education facilities are paired with a thoughtfully-curated curriculum, exemplary faculty focused on preparing students for higher education and future success.

Boerne’s Rich History: A Glimpse into the Past

Nestled on Cibolo Creek, at the crossroads of Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 87, Boerne, the county seat of Kendall County, boasts a captivating history dating back to 1849. Founded by German colonists from Bettina, the community initially named Tusculum transformed into Boerne in 1852, paying homage to the German author Ludwig Boerne.

In 1862, Boerne secured its position as the county seat, and by 1870, it housed the state’s second-oldest courthouse. Renowned for its healthful environment, Boerne evolved into a sought-after health resort by 1884, featuring five hotels, various businesses, and a thriving population of 250 residents. Economic prosperity soared with the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1887, propelling the population to 800 by 1890.

Boerne’s resilience shone through in 1909 when residents voted for incorporation, establishing a mayor-alderman city government and the Boerne Independent School District. While the 1920s marked a period of prosperity, the Great Depression in the 1930s brought challenges, leading to a decline in population from 2,000 in 1928 to 1,117 in 1931.

Despite the setbacks, Boerne rebounded in the 1950s as residents sought employment in nearby San Antonio, transforming the town into a bedroom community. The slow but steady growth continued, reaching 2,169 residents by 1960. In the 1960s, Boerne’s appeal as a commuter town further increased with the development of the San Antonio Medical Center, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the completion of Interstate Highway 10.

Today, Boerne stands as a testament to its vibrant history, seamlessly blending its rich heritage with the allure of a modern, thriving community. Explore the echoes of the past that resonate in Boerne’s streets, embodying a legacy of resilience and growth.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping:
Innovative Eateries: Boerne’s culinary scene boasts innovative eateries like The Dienger Trading Company, offering homestyle cooking and a curated boutique.
Historic Dining: Peggy’s on the Green, situated in a 19th-century stagecoach stop, offers elevated country cuisine. Cypress Grille features a stylish, New American menu in a dimly-lit dining room.

So much to do, so little time: 

Dickens on Main: Each Thanksgiving, Dickens on Main transforms Hill Country Mile into a winter wonderland with live performances, ice sculpting, and festive activities.
German Heritage Celebrations: Berges Fest celebrates Boerne’s German heritage every Father’s Day weekend with folk music, dachshund races, and parades.
Kendall County Fairgrounds: Located in Herff Park, the Kendall County Fairgrounds host various events, including the Kendall County Fair, garage sales, and private parties. 

Boerne’s nightlife shines with local wineries and breweries like Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. The Tuluscum Brewery, the Richter Tavern, an industrial-chic bar, and Richter Cork and Keg, a 1920s-style speakeasy, provide unique experiences.

Explore Boerne real estate—a suburban haven where tranquility meets the charm of the Texas Hill Country. Find your dream home amidst the scenic beauty and rich heritage of this vibrant community. Give us a call to learn more about what Boerne Proper has to offer! 

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