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!
1. 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."
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 its Hill Country surroundings, complete with artful stones and native plants. The community is also fiber-equipped, offering homeowners internet and cable service at lightning 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.
3. Cordillera Ranch
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 premiere neighborhood The Dominion, Cordillera Ranch offers a beautiful clubhouse, pool, riding trails, and even a golf course, which was recently named the No. 1 course in the Hill Country/Austin/San Antonio region. 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?
4. 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!
5. Champion Heights
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. 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.
6.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.
Another added bonus? According to Vicki, “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. No matter which neighborhood you choose – whether it’s the oldest, the most affordable, 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.
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!