Whether you’ve settled on Boerne as your new home, or have been living here for years, you may be realizing just how much you love this place. It fits your price range, you like the amenities it offers, and you can’t get enough of its small-town culture and feel.
It’s the perfect place to start your family, raise your kids, and put down roots. Alternatively, it's a great place to retire or just take in the vibes of the town- no matter what your family makeup is.
But your declaration of love for Boerne could mean something totally different than another Boerne resident, depending on where you live. While it may seem like a small place at first glance, the real estate (and neighborhoods) actually run the gamut. You have dozens and dozens of subdivisions and neighborhoods in the area, and not one of them is exactly the same.
Because different pockets of Boerne fit the bill for different people, we sat down with Boerne expert and Keller Williams Boerne agent Vicki Morgan to get the scoop on the city’s top neighborhoods. Take a look at what we learned.
As the first master-planned community in Boerne, Esperanza boasts a full 1,240 acres of land, complete with 15 miles of hiking trails, a city park, and much more. Esperanza’s aesthetic is inspired by the neighborhood’s 1850’s mission, and the community pays homage to that, as well as its Hill Country surroundings, with artful stones, native plants, and other exciting elements placed throughout. The community is also fiber-equipped, offering homeowners internet and cable service at lightening speeds. Eventually, Esperanza will feature an on-site elementary school (in addition to the nearby top-notch Boerne schools). The homes within come in a wide range of options, spanning from just above the average Boerne price to well above. Homes in the neighborhood range anywhere from $300,000 to upwards of $1 million. Like many master-planned communities, Esperanza contains five housing "pocket" neighborhoods consisting of several distinct price ranges. From Sitterle garden homes in The Village of Encinal section to custom estates in The Village of Loma Linda section, the neighborhood offers a wide selection of housing for a wide variety of budgets.
112 State Highway 46E: $574,000
An exclusive, high-end community, Cordillera Ranch offers luxury and elegance, boasting homes from the high $500,000s well into the millions. According to Vicki, the neighborhood is full of awe-worthy amenities that make the price tag of these custom homes totally worth it. Presenting luxuries that rival those of San Antonio premier neighborhood The Dominion, Cordillera Ranch offers a beautiful club house, pool, riding trails, and even a golf course, which was recently named the No. 1 course in the Hill Country/Austin/San Antonio region. But it doesn't stop there. Also located within the gates lay numerous local parks offering places for hiking, biking, or warming up by the fire, along with fields for sports like baseball, soccer, volleyball and basketball. Finally, the Guadalupe River, Swede Lake, and various creeks offer tons of opportunities for swimming and fishing, and the area’s campsites make for the perfect weekend getaway. With these resort-style amenities, why would you ever want to leave?
1804 Cordillera Trace: $1,375,000
Presidio of Lost Creek and Bluffs of Lost Creek
If you’re on a tight budget, these Lost Creek neighborhoods are the place to start your search. According to Vicki, homes in these subdivisions start in the low $200,000s – well below the average home price for the area.
Trails of Herff Ranch
Recognized as a favorite neighborhood among Boerne locals, the KB Home community Trails of Herff Ranch is one of the most in-demand neighborhoods in the area. It boasts its own elementary school, a private recreation area complete with a playground, splash pool, lap pool, and sports court. But perhaps one of the biggest reasons it's so in demand is the price range. Homes in the neighborhood run anywhere from the low $200,000s to the mid-$300,000 range, which is below to right around the average home price for Boerne. Awarded by Best of Boerne in 2012 for being the favorite local "family-friendly development," Trails of Herff Ranch was noted as having a fantastic community center and a vibe that feels like "one of a big birthday party."
113 Hitching Post: $297,000
A fairly new neighborhood in Boerne (it was only approved back in 2012!), Champion Heights used to be a no more than a 63-acre hayfield. Today, the area is home to more than 200 properties, as well as nearby Brown’s Creek, which offers fishing, swimming and other fun in the sun. The neighborhood boasts a greenbelt for running, walking the dog, or taking a nightly stroll, and you can even head on down to Cibolo Creek to see the local park, feed the ducks, or do a little shopping. The best part? Homes in Champion Heights are not overly pricey. Most fall in the low to mid $300,000s.
The Woods of Frederick Creek and Fall Brook
For homes in the middle of the pack price-wise, both The Woods of Frederick Creek and Fall Brook can be great choices. Most real estate options in these neighborhoods fall in the $300,000 range. Offering homes built by Ryland, Armadillo, DR Horton, and Emerald, these neighborhoods give a wide variety of housing options. Fall Brook, nestled in a serene location off of I-10 between Fair Oaks Ranch and the Dominion, is described by one of the builders in the community as "country living at its best." The neighborhood boasts desirable amenities, including a gated entrance offering added security for residents and an upgraded pool that’s perfect for working out, playing with the kids, or just cooling off from the hot summer sun. This mid-level home community entices buyers and residents alike with its resort-style appeal. The Woods of Frederick Creek features luxury amenities and energy efficient homes. In addition to having a community park and popular Ryland homes, children in the neighborhood attend the brand new Fabra Elementary.
233 Fischer Dr: $295,000
One of the greatest things about Boerne (aside from the excellent scenery, small town vibe, and local amenities)? As Vicki says, “All of these neighborhoods have exemplary BOERNE schools.” And it’s true: A whopping 5 of Boerne’s 8 local campuses were rated “exemplary” by the Texas Education Agency. The other three? They were named “recognized” which is nothing to look down upon! So no matter which neighborhood you choose – whether it’s the oldest, most affordable one or the newest, most luxurious option you can find, you can be sure the kiddos will always have access to top-notch, highly rated public schools in addition to all the other great offerings this ultra-desirable, not-so-tiny-anymore town has.
Are you searching for a Boerne neighborhood to call home? Contact Keller Williams Boerne today, and we’ll create a customized list of properties that meet your needs, budget and preferences. We’ll even walk you through the entire purchasing process! Call or drop us a line to get started!