These days, it seems like Boerne, TX is a Hill Country treasure trove for South Texas real estate gems. As this charming little locale has grown and evolved over the past decades, builders and developers from across the country have perked up and taken notice, creating unique and award-winning communities that have buyers swooning.
But just what differentiates one local neighborhood from the next? We think Balcones Creek, just south of Boerne on I-10, is one such artfully-designed community that sets itself apart from the rest.
1. A Piece of On-Site History
Rather than allow Boerne’s rich German roots to be overshadowed by shiny new development, Balcones Creek took a different approach: historic preservation. Restored and incorporated into the neighborhood, the early German Monken family home stands as a tall-and-proud testament to days gone by. (The Monken family and their descendants can trace their family history and heritage back to the early German immigrants into Texas in the 1840s!). According to the San Antonio Conservation Society: “The retention of these historic structures are wonderful examples of how a developer can successfully integrate history into a new housing development instead of destroying old structures.”
2. Wide Variety of Home Sites + Sizes
Buyers seeking options will find no shortage of customizable details at Balcones Creek. With several sections of the neighborhood offering various acreage and yard sizes (up to a half-acre), the neighborhood also offers twelve spacious floor plans (varying from 2,654 – 3,801 square feet) with multiple bedroom-and-bathroom combinations and several other customizable options. Oh, and if covered porches are your thing, this community also has you (quite literally) covered.
3. An A+ School District
Whether you’re seeking high property values or top-notch education for your children, school districts matter when it comes to choosing a neighborhood. Thankfully, students in Balcones Creek are zoned to academic paths within the highly acclaimed Boerne Independent School District. According to Niche.com’s ranking system, this district received an overall A+ grade, a score that takes into account everything from academics to extracurriculars and facilities. In particular, Balcones Creek students attend Kendall Elementary, Boerne Middle School South, and Samuel Champion High School.
4. New Construction by Top Builders
If that shiny-and-new factor is high on your list, we highly recommend taking a look at Balcones Creek! Balcones Creek homes are aged 2014-present and display the fine work of several top builders, including Highland Homes, M/I Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Sitterle Homes, and Perry Homes.
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5. A Splashy Amenity Center
A few steps further than the average “pavilion-and-moderately-sized-pool” combination, Balcones Creek’s amenity and swim center is perhaps one of its most alluring advantages. Featuring a truly “resort-style” setup, the facility offers a Jr Olympic Swimming pool, large community complex, and a “splash pad” for children.
6. The Best Location
Set in the landscape of the Hill Country just outside utterly charming Boerne (about a 12-minute drive from downtown), Balcones Creek feels like a rural getaway without the hassle of a long drive to civilization. Head a little further down the road (about 33 minutes to downtown), the buzzing hub of San Antonio offers top area employers, shopping, cultural attractions, and medical care.
7. Great for Move-Up Buyers
While homes in Boerne tend to be priced on the higher side (making it a perfect target for move-up buyers), homes in this neighborhood are perfect for anyone looking for an upgrade. Balcones Creek homes currently range from $348,463 to $545,000, with a median sale price of $420,000 (making the average price per square foot $154).
8. A Community That Plays Together
When you move into your home at Balcones Creek, you’re not simply moving into a house: you’re moving into a community. This collection of families and residents takes pride in their connectivity, coming together to celebrate big and small things alike. Neighborhood events are both classic and creative, including fall festivals, food and wine events (Wine-Down Wednesday, anyone?), “dive-in” poolside movies, food truck & trailer events, wildlife summits, community garage sales, and more.
9. Eco-Conscious Perks
Think you have to live on a farm to be an eco-conscious homeowner? Think again! Constantly innovating new ways of integrating seamlessly into the Boerne-area community, Balcones Creek has taken several of its amenities in a very “green” direction. A prime example: residents are privy to space in the neighborhood’s community garden and admire the Purple Martin habitat that stands proudly in the center. Expansive parks offer plenty of space to play and relax, while a trail system invites residents to explore their backyard corner of the Hill Country.
Curious about what life might look like for you in Cordillera Ranch? Let us be your guide! Search for homes in this neighborhood, contact a licensed REALTOR®, and download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide today.