The Keys to the Hill Country: Boerne’s Top 15 Area Neighborhoods

As a town that has grown exponentially over the past several decades, Boerne somehow continues to carefully steward and protect its small-town feel. Even as brand new neighborhoods crop up both within and along the edges of Boerne, each community has chosen to exemplify a unique piece of Hill Country’s wild, rustic spirit.

But which of these neighborhoods have captured the most hearts (and sales)? We’ve compiled the data: over the past year, as we’ve worked with both buyers and sellers, the major real estate activity has centered around these incredibly sought-after Boerne area neighborhoods!

1. Fair Oaks Ranch

Known for its convenient location (south of Boerne but north of San Antonio) and close-knit sense of community, Fair Oaks Ranch is the ideal combination of rustic country and big city living. A town in and of itself, Fair Oaks boasts a population of nearly 7,000 people, as well as eleven miles of nature trails, several family-friendly parks, a country club that offers two eighteen-hole golf courses, twelve tennis courts, pools, and countless acres of rural landscaping. Due to the wide variety of neighborhoods, homes can range from $300k to the over $1 million.

1. Fair Oaks Ranch

29226 Kempton Circle: $559,900

2. Cordillera Ranch

327 Park Ridge: $745,000

One of Boerne’s premiere neighborhoods, Cordillera Ranch offers an exclusive opportunity for resort-style living. This luxury master-planned golf course community features over 8,000 acres of Hill Country property centered around the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Residents of Cordillera Ranch enjoy a balanced combination of natural beauty and luxury amenities, including direct access to the Guadalupe River and seven resort-style clubs. Whether you’re an equestrian, swimmer, golfer, or professional poolside dweller, Cordillera Ranch offers you space to do what you love. Homes in this neighborhood span a wide variety of prices, the lowest resting in the $400k’s, and the highest stretching well into the millions.

3. Trails of Herff Ranch

Located on the east side of Boerne, Trails of Herff Ranch is a classic Boerne community in every way. From its locally-inspired name to its traditional architecture, this neighborhood manages to remain both high-quality and affordable. Homes in this area are generally priced between $200k to the mid-$300k’s.

4. Balcones Creek

28914 Bearcat: $549,000

Located just south of Boerne on I-10, Balcones Creek is a new area community boasting top builders (Sitterle, Highland, Ryland, and M/I Homes), resort-style amenities, and generous Hill Country home sites. The artfully-designed community features sprawling parks with Southern oak trees, a swimming pool, community club, playground, and an extensive network of trails. Homes in this neighborhood tend to be priced for move-up buyers, with sales hovering between $400k-$500k.

5. Sablechase

Split into two different subdivisions, Sablechase has the feeling of a small, intimate community with the amenities and quality of a master-planned subdivision. Local amenities include sports courts (tennis, volleyball, and basketball), playground, community center, and an exclusive neighborhood pool. Sablechase Classic and Sablechase Premier each offer various floor plans that range from the mid-$200k’s to the $350k’s.

6. Fallbrook

Tucked away in a peaceful valley off I-10 (between Fair Oaks Ranch and the Dominion), Fallbrook is an idyllic gated community featuring resort-style amenities and a luxury lifestyle. Created by premier builder Dr. Horton, this neighborhood offers a wide variety of floor plans priced between $250k and $450k.

7. Tapatio Springs

Truly exemplifying “Hill Country Luxury,” Tapatio Springs is an exclusive master-planned community built into the acclaimed Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa (which features an 18-hole Championship Course!). With beautifully designed homes and luxury details, Tapatio Springs offers residents a private retreat surrounded by natural Hill Country acreage filled with woodlands and picturesque river valleys. Homes in this neighborhood have recently sold anywhere from $200k to $800k.

8. Napa Oaks

28014 Vine Cliff: $419,999

Just minutes from the heart of Boerne, Napa Oaks lives up to its elegant name. This scenic community boasts custom estates, generous lots, and mature oaks...all with sweeping views of the HIll Country landscape. Luxury amenities include a beautiful recreation area with pool, highly rated guardhouse, and convenient location along the I-10 corridor.

9. Front Gate

A unique community within Fair Oaks Ranch, Front Gate was built with both a strong sense of history and an innovative look forward. Settled in the 1880’s by a Prussian family, Front Gate’s original residents were passionate about their community, a fact that shines through to today’s current master-planned neighborhood. The traditional architecture and backstory are combined with cutting-edge technology and design to create a premiere Boerne area community. Homes in Front Gate start at $350k and go up into the $600k’s.

10. Esperanza

Considered Boerne’s first “truly master-planned community,” Esperanza is a Spanish oasis in the Texas Hill Country. Featuring 1850’s mission-inspired architecture and sprawling, mature oaks, this community was created to fuse natural beauty and convenient amenities. Esperanza’s strategically designed layout is walkable and centralized, allowing residents to utilize over 300 acres of parks and open space, 15 miles of trails, elaborate amenities, and more. Most homes for sale in this neighborhood range from $350k-$500k.

11. Champion Heights

106 Gage Dr: $359,900

Just northeast of Boerne City Park, Champion Heights is a neighborhood with classic appeal and Hill Country charm. Built by Gehan Homes, this community features a wide array of affordable homes (generally priced between $250k and $350k). Residents enjoy a prime Boerne location, beautiful trails, a lush green belt, and top area schools!

12. Highlands Ranch

27643 Ranch Creek: $799,900

Residents of Highlands Ranch experience resort-style luxury from the familiar comfort of their own home! Featuring a myriad of custom home styles and designs (many with striking Spanish-style architecture), this diverse neighborhood has been growing slowly but surely for the last 20 years. The community’s wide array of floor plans and styles means the prices vary anywhere from $350k to well past the $1 million mark.

13. Waterstone

Created with the luxury rancher in mind, Waterstone is a gated custom community offering sprawling views, abundant privacy, direct access to the Guadalupe River, and high-acreage properties. Located northeast of the city of Boerne, this ranchland exemplifies “untouched beauty.” Lots are typically over five acres, and prices generally range between $500k-$950k.

14. Anaqua Springs

Located between Boerne and Leon Springs, Anaqua Springs is a lush, environmentally-preserved community just west of I-10. The neighborhood’s unique, Euro-Texan architecture (native limestone and rock combined with traditional German architecture) blends seamlessly with the surrounding Hill Country landscape, a sweeping panorama of wooded valleys and sparkling waterways. With 1-5 acre custom homesites and unobstructed views, this 920-acre master planned community was built with wild, rustic luxury in mind. This neighborhood caters to the luxury home buyer, with prices generally soaring past the $1 million mark.

15. Presidio of Lost Creek

7630 Presidio Cv: $279,900

Located in close proximity to the luxury Dominion community, Lost Creek is a highly rated and established CastleRock community. Noted for being “both affordable and luxurious,” this neighborhood is one of the most highly desired in the Boerne area. Choose between several gorgeous floor plans that range in price from $150k-$250k.

Needless to say, Boerne is growing rapidly. Young families are finding it’s a wonderful place to raise kids, retirees are basking in the leisurely lifestyle, and former city-dwellers are finding tranquility in the slower pace of life. And while many newcomers are making this little Hill Country town into a “home,” we still admire and look to longtime residents to show us the true spirit of Boerne, Texas.

If you’re interested in finding out more about life in Boerne, let us be your guide! Contact a licensed REALTOR® and download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide today.