Hundreds of new residents make Boerne, TX their home each year. Boerne, located near San Antonio, is the hill country. Besides the rolling hills and beautiful landscapes, Boerne has a growing economy which attracts new businesses, great schools, culture, outstanding restaurants and historic German roots. Only 20 minutes to the shops at LaCanter and the Rim.
German immigrants established Boerne in 1849 and named the town after German publicist and poet Ludwig Börne. Boerne’s history has been preserved through the years even though there are very few original settlers left. German used to be the only language spoken and until recently was still taught in the public schools.
Boerne has its own German band, the Boerne Village Band, which is the longest playing German band outside of Germany. They play the Abendkonzerte, outdoor concerts in the spring and summer.
The city also celebrates its German history every year with the Berges Fest, meaning Festival of the Hills, on Father’s Day weekend. The festival is about all things German and also is a fundraiser for local charities and needy people.
There is plenty of German food and activities including an egg toss, Dachshund races and a king and queen are crowned. Everyone working the festival is in full German attire.
For the last 36 years, after Thanksgiving the town also puts on a festival called Dickens on Main. It runs for two weeks and includes the Weihnachts Fest Parade the first Saturday in December. Everyone gets in to the spirit of things with period costumes and entries for the parade.
The downtown business district is composed of unique locally owned boutique shops and restaurants in historic buildings. The city is working on attracting new retail business to the area and has started by adding fine dinning restaurants, two new hotels and a new hospital.
Good schools are a major factor in making a decision abut buying a property in or around Boerne, Texas gives parents outstanding options for the education of their children.
The public and private schools in Boerne are all exceptional while offering great learning opportunities. The schools in Kendall county are:
Boerne ISD, Comfort ISD, Geneva School, Texas Military Institute, Hill Country Montessori School and Vanguard Christian Institute.
Boerne, Texas has a plethora of activities and events to keep residents busy! No matter what your interests you will find something for you—movies, music, art, nature and more!