The county seat of Kendall County, in the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is home to over 12,000 people. Boerne (“Bur-nee”) is only minutes north of San Antonio but feels worlds away. The city was founded over 150 years ago by a group of intellectual liberal German abolitionists who believed in utopian ideals. There is a strong German influence. The Boerne Village Band is the oldest continuously organized German Band outside of Germany. You can easily see the influence in town, with more than 140 historic structures, easily identified by their steep gables and narrow windows. The charming historic district along Haupstrasse (German for “Main Street”) is now home to antique stores, art galleries and trendy boutiques. Residents often take to enjoy a local winery or brewery.
The Cibolo Creek flows through downtown toward the Cibolo Nature Center, where visitors can explore 100 acres of natural beauty. Life in Boerne is punctuated by charming festivals including Dickens on Main, the Kendall County Fair, the Chocolate Walk and the Key to the Hills Rod Run.
Boerne is a lovely small town, and an easy drive from San Antonio for anyone who needs to be able to reach the city but does not want to live the busy metropolitan life.