Overview of

Boerne is a short drive from downtown San Antonio, yet it is in an idyllic location, nestled in Texas Hill Country. Lying in the far northwest part of the greater San Antonio area, Boerne offers shopping and exploring opportunities in its historic downtown.

Boerne was founded in the late 1840s by a group of German settlers, who called their new community “Tusculum”. A few years later, it was renamed after the German author, Karl Ludwig Börne and simplified for the English-speaking folks to “Boerne”.

Boundaries &


Boerne is located in the southern part of Kendall County, just to the north of Bexar County and San Antonio. It sprawls on the shoulders of Texas Hill Country and has a country feel.

Interstate 10 runs along the western side of Boerne, with several highway onramps from town. The freeway goes right into downtown San Antonio, but it is only a 25-minute drive to the nearest suburbs – with all the big city shopping and other amenities they have to offer.

Traveling northeast on Interstate 10 from Boerne takes you to Kerrville, in the opposite direction from San Antonio. Kerrville offers shopping and a range of interesting things to do, including museums and nature areas.

Things To Do

Around Boerne

Right around the corner from your new house, there are lots of things to see and do in Boerne. The city lies in Texas Hill Country, which means that there are great hiking trails and other areas explore close to home.

If you don’t mind driving a few minutes, you can avail yourself of all that San Antonio has to offer. Malls, museums, concerts, street festivals, theme parks, fine dining and nightclubs – you name it!

If that’s not enough, take a little road trip: Austin – the capital of Texas – is just under 90 miles away. Heck – drive for under 3 hours and enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches!

Family Fun

Boerne Old Office gold

Toy Museum
Zip Line

Activities for Kids

Outdoors & More


The Hill Country Mile

Cibolo Nature Center

Cascade Caverns

Visit Boerne.Org


Dickens on Main

Christmas Festival Every year
on Thanksgiving Weekend

Dickens On Main Website


Boerne Hot Rod Sign

Lots of venues for excitement, relaxation, & entertainment – right here in Boerne

Nightlife in Boerne

Fun Facts

Many legends have been born about the city of Boerne – specifically, how to pronounce its name. Although it was originally named for a German author, the present-day pronunciation has a bit of a Texas spin.

Visit the City of Boerne Website

Dining &


Boerne is proud of its restaurants and shopping areas, but equally proud of the close proximity to alternatives in the northwestern part of San Antonio. Shop and dine locally for an amazing, hometown experience, or drive a few miles and find all of the familiar chains and brands.

Popular Eateries


From Texas BBQ to fine dining, from food trucks to vegan, Boerne has it all!

Dining in Boerne

Groceries & Essentials


In Boerne:
CVS Pharmacy
H-E-B Grocery Chain
Wal-Mart Supercenter

Local Shops

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The Old
Downtown Shopping

Shopping in Boerne

Shopping Centers


Lots of Shopping Centers in Boerne

Bandera Pointe Shopping Center
Just a 25-minute drive down
the hill, where San Antonio
and Helotes meet at the
San Antonio Beltway


Boerne is served by the Boerne Independent School District which includes the following public schools:


  • Cibolo Creek
  • Curington
  • Fabra
  • Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Kendall
  • Van Raub
  • Herff


  • Middle School North
  • Capt. Mark Tyler Voss
  • Middle School South


  • Boerne High School
  • Samuel V. Champion High School

There are also several private preparatory and faith-based schools in the area – too numerous to list. We recommend an internet search to get started.

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