Overview of

Bulverde is a short drive from downtown San Antonio, yet it boasts fantastic views of Texas Hill Country. Lying north-northeast of downtown San Antonio, outdoor activities, restaurants, antique shopping, and more.

In fact, the motto of the City of Bulverde is, “Front porch of the Texas hill country”. The town was originally called Piepers Settlement, after a German settler. Bulverde, as it is known today, is a young city; it was not incorporated until the late 1990s.

Boundaries &


Bulverde is located in the southwestern part of Comal County, just over the line from Bexar County which is home to San Antonio. It lies in Texas Hill Country and offers a variety of outdoor activities with magnificent views of the hills.

Route 281 runs along the eastern edge of Bulverde, with several highway onramps from town. The freeway goes right into downtown San Antonio – a 20-minute drive. The larger suburbs of San Antonio are closer, with all the big city shopping and other amenities they have to offer.

Traveling southeast from Bulverde takes you into New Braunfels while going north on Route 281 takes you to deeper into Texas Hill Country. With so much to see and do in Bulverde and surrounding areas, you can never get bored.

Things To Do

Around Bulverde

Right around the corner from your new house, is a lot of man-made activity in Bulverde. But don’t discount the opportunity to spend time outdoors, especially in the springtime when the wildflowers are spectacular.

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 less than 90 miles away. Heck – drive for under 3 hours in the opposite direction and enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches!

Family Fun

Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns
Canyon Lake Gorge
Tejas Rodeo Company

Things to Do With Kids

Outdoors & More

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Swimming, Fishing, Canoeing

Running, Biking, Picnicking

Hiking, Camping

Outdoor Adventures


Bulverde Jubilee

Every Year
in September

The Bulverde Jubilee


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Lots of venues for excitement, relaxation, & entertainment; click the button and choose a category

Nightlife in Bulverde

Fun Facts

FACT 1: The first people to settle the area were native Americans. They used arrowheads of a unique design, which has been dubbed the “Bulverde Point”.

FACT 2: Bulverde has its own theater with live performances! Click below for more info.

S.T.A.G.E. Bulverde

Dining &


Bulverde 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 Steak house to tacos, and everything in between, you’ll find it close to home.

Dining in Bulverde

Groceries & Essentials


In Bulverde:
H-E-B Grocery Chain
Wal-Mart Supercenter

Local Shops

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The Old
Village – Downtown
National brands near Route 281

Shopping in Bulverde

Shopping Centers


Numerous Shopping Centers
in Bulverde

More Shopping:
San Antonio – 20 minutes
New Braunfels – 30 minutes
San Marcos Outlets – <1 hour


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


  • Arlon Seay
  • Bill Brown
  • Clear Spring
  • Freiheit
  • Garden Ridge
  • Goodwin Frazier
  • Hoffmann Lane
  • Indian Springs
  • Johnson Ranch
  • Kinder Ranch
  • Morningside
  • Mountain Valley
  • Oak Creek
  • Rahe Bulverde
  • Rebecca Creek
  • Specht
  • Startzville
  • Timberwood Park


  • Canyon MS
  • Church Hill MS
  • Danville MS
  • Mountain Valley MS
  • Pieper Ranch MS
  • Smithson Valley MS
  • Spring Branch MS


  • Canyon HS
  • Canyon Lake HS
  • Davenport HS
  • Hill Country College Preparatory HS
  • Memorial Early College HS
  • Smithson Valley HS
  • Comal Academy
  • Life Bridges

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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