We’ve been gushing about Boerne for years...and who can blame us? From incredible shopping to gorgeous views, our little town seems to have the whole “Hill Country charm” thing down to an art form. It’s easy to see why Boerne has ranked as one of the top places to live in the state of Texas.
Below, we’ve listed six reasons why we’re all a little obsessed with Boerne. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon getaway or a new neighborhood, you’re sure to find something that will peak your interest about this Texas town.
1. The Shopping Scene
For a small Texas town, Boerne boasts an impressive little shopping scene. The local Main Street is loaded with quaint stores with everything from unique antiques to posh pet stores. Carriage House Gallery displays art pieces from local artists, The Alley On Main offers trendy, affordable clothes, and the 259 Home Market has an eclectic collection of gifts and decor. You’re sure to leave with something in your hands!
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2. Seriously Good Eats
Don’t underestimate this small town when it comes to fine cuisine. On the contrary, Boerne has some big flavors going on in its restaurant scene. One of the most popular Boerne restaurants is Cypress GGrille.With its ever-changing menu and “special of the day” feature, Cypress Grille serves a variety of dishes made with quality ingredients. Or, stop by Peggy’s On the Green for a treat from Chef Mark Bohanan (owner of San Antonio restaurant Bohanan’s). He’s serving up a little bit of history, as well as delicious Southern food like Andouille Shrimp & Grits and a Cast Iron Double Pork Chop. The restaurant is located at the historic Ye Old Kendall Inn. Built in the 19th Century, Ye Old Kendall Inn is situated on acres of green grass and originated as a stagecoach stop. Now, you can visit the gorgeous location and sit on the wrap-around porch as you enjoy a classic Southern meal in South Texas. (Click here for more recommendations of Boerne cuisine!)
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3. Room to Spread Out
Some would claim that you aren’t a true Texan until you can claim your own little piece of Lone Star heaven! Boerne is the perfect place to start owning land. With thousands of acres for sale in and around Boerne, you’re sure to find a lot that fits your preferences. Whether you’re looking to have a few cows and plant some crops or simply give your kids more acreage to run around on, Boerne homes come with far more land than the average San Antonio home. Enjoy Hill Country views from your back porch and discover a new haven for your family!
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4. Hill Country Views
With plenty of parks, hiking trails, nature centers, and water recreation, Boerne is a dream come true for any and all outdoorsy types. The Cibolo Nature Center offers tons of classes, playgrounds, trails, and other fun activities for you and your family. Not too far lies Kreutz berg Canyon, an excellent wildlife area that is perfect for bird-watching. So much is offered in this tiny little town, you’ll have to come up with a list of outdoor activities and tackle them weekend by weekend! Don’t forget to visit River Road Park once the weather starts to grow warmer! You’ll feel refreshed and closer to nature with a visit to this town.
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5. Family-Friendly Vibes
The phrase “small town life” evokes images of kind-hearted and welcoming citizens, children playing in the streets, and neighbors knowing neighbors. Whether you’re a permanent resident or a visitor, you’ll find that the people of Boerne embody this same sort of idyllic small-town charm. The town is centered on a family-friendly atmosphere, and a fabulous school district ensures that the children of Boerne are constantly learning, growing, and exploring, thus allowing the parents to participate in their activities as well. (For a list of 15 fun things to do in Boerne this month, click here!)
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6. A Short Drive to the City
Located northwest of the big city, Boerne is just a 30-40 minute drive away from San Antonio on I-10. This proximity makes it conveniently close to La Cantera, which allows residents to zip over for a nice dinner or a day of shopping. Many residents commute to their place of work in the city or make regular weekend trips into San Antonio in order to experience more of a “city lifestyle”.