Welcome to Boerne Proper
Hip, historic hidden gem in Texas Hill Country
Just 30 miles north of San Antonio, residents take advantage of Boerne’s wide-open spaces and suburban lifestyle while living only a quick drive from the city’s sights and attractions. Boerne also hosts its own selection of boutiques, locally-owned eateries and groceries, and small-town hotspots. Wooded trails, coursing rivers, and canyons dapple Boerne’s landscape, making it easy to enjoy the beautiful Texas countryside. Boerne real estate reflects its tenants’ penchant for both style and substance. Sweeping estates on expansive lots dot the countryside, providing privacy without isolation.
What to Love
- Deeply rooted town heritage and a sense of belonging
- Hip, locally-owned boutiques
- Premier vintners and local beers
- Family-friendly suburban living
People & Lifestyle
Historic Boerne is favored by trendsetting, fashion-forward professionals and affluent, established families who prefer the suburbs over big city living. There is a slower pace of living in Boerne that is accentuated by its idyllic, pastoral landscape. It’s ideal for growing families searching for that perfect mix of green spaces to play, highly-rated schools, and evening entertainment for the parents.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When you’re not in the mood to cook at home, Boerne’s culinary scene is full of innovative and amazing eateries to choose from. The Dienger Trading Company
, a quirky vintage trading post and bistro, serves up delicious, homestyle cooking from breakfast to lunch—and yes, that includes a long wine list and hand-crafted espresso drinks. The boutique at The Dienger Trading Company features a curated selection of women’s, men’s, and children’s apparel as well as home goods and furnishings.
Self-proclaimed all-American restaurant Peggy’s on the Green
resides inside a 19th-century stagecoach stop, Kendall Inn. This historic building is the perfect setting for Chef and Owner Mark Bohanan’s elevated country cuisine. Swanky Cypress Grille
offers a stylish, New American menu in a dimly-lit dining room. Their menu features delectable twice-baked potatoes, medium-rare steaks, and a hearty wine selection.
What Boerne lacks in a bass-thumping, crowded club nightlife scene, it more than makes up for with a large array of local wineries, securing Hill Country as one of the finest winemaking regions in Texas. Craft breweries are booming in Boerne, so grab a specialty draft at Cibolo Creek Brewing Co.
or The Dodging Duck Brewhaus and Restaurant
for dinner and a drink. Richter Tavern’s seasonal menu reflects locally-sourced, fresh ingredients and the masterful culinary prowess of Executive Chef Bill McGrory. As the oldest bar in Texas’ Hill Country, Richter Tavern has a distinct industrial-chic vibe. Below, Richter Cork and Keg is reminiscent of 1920s speakeasies. This intimate bar serves beer, wine, and tapas for lunch and dinner.
Things to Do
Each year for Thanksgiving, Dickens on Main
takes over Hill Country Mile along Boerne’s Main Street. Festivities include live performances, ice sculpting, photos with Santa, and snow along Main Street as Dickens on Main transforms Boerne into a winter wonderland. Main Street also hosts car shows, including The Key To The Hills Rod Run, which features automobiles predating 1949. Boerne’s German heritage is celebrated each year with the Berges Fest, a three-day heritage festival that takes place every Father’s Day weekend and includes German folk music, dachshund races, and a parade.
Located in Herff Park, Kendall County Fairgrounds is an expansive 55 acres of pristine parkland that is frequently used for local events, such as the Kendall County Fair, garage sales, and private parties.
Boerne Proper boasts a selection of top-tier education facilities. Their thoughtfully-curated curriculum prepares students for higher education and entering the workforce as passionate, well-rounded individuals. A few of Boerne’s most notable schools include:
- Champion High School, 9-12
- Boerne High School, 9-12