Smack dab in the middle of central Texas, Boerne is a city characterized by its arts, culture, and proximity to nearby attractions. In typical Texas style, Boerne is home to many sprawling ranch-type houses as well as plenty of split-level homes with sleek, modern architecture and a welcoming feel. Boerne homes range widely in size from just a couple thousand square feet to 6000 plus square feet, depending on what you are looking for in your home’s layout.
Boerne’s approximately 10,000 inhabitants enjoy the quiet residential atmosphere of the small town, and have easy access to plenty of recreational opportunities such as the Hill Country Mile walking path, the Boerne City Park, and Cibolo Creek and Nature Center. The neighborhoods in Boerne are classic Texas, with wide streets, views of the hilltop land, and tree-lined sidewalks and boardwalks. Many of the communities offer land lots or new home sites that range in size from one-quarter acre to five acres, such as Menger Springs. Gated subdivisions and affluent estate neighborhoods are also an option, as are the enclaves of ranches, which echo the old western feel of central Texas.
The major cities of San Antonio and New Braunfels lie just outside of Boerne, and to many families, Boerne serves as something of a ‘bedroom community’ to these metropolises. Commuting back and forth between Boerne and one of the larger cities where employment opportunities are endless (particularly San Antonio, which is only a 15 minute drive) is a standard practice among residents. Still, the job possibilities within Boerne are plentiful, and include retail and service positions, government and education opportunities, health-related jobs, and more. The Cibolo Nature Center is located within Boerne and offers jobs to those interested in the recreation and leisure fields. The Guadalupe Valley Poetry Celebration is an annual Boerne event that requires a dedicated planning committee and supports the public library.