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Living in Boerne TX

Categories: Living in Boerne TX, Moving to San Antonio | Posted: February 13, 2020

Boerne, TX is perfect for families looking to settle down in an established suburban town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Located in Kendall County, Boerne, Texas is just a short drive from cities, such as San Antonio, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and Austin. 

Is Boerne TX a good place to live?

Niche calls Boerne “one of the best places to live in Texas,” and it’s easy to see why. The economy in Boerne is strong, and the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. Over the last 10 years, home appreciation in Boerne has been over 7%. With plenty of people flocking to the area, it’s a great time to find your home in this hospitable Texas town.

Downtown Boerne TX local shops

Numbers aside, Boerne also offers its residents plenty to do. In historic downtown Boerne, residents and visitors alike enjoy a revitalized strip known as the Hill Country Mile. This collection of local shops and restaurants is a great place to spend the day. You’ll feel right at home enjoying family recipes, or more upscale options. You can comb through hidden treasures at antique shops and boutiques. You don’t have to go to San Antonio for a great day in the city.

Nature lovers also fit right in in Boerne. There are a great number of parks and trails to explore. They’re great for picnics, hiking, and for just being outside. 

Cordillera Ranch is an exclusive, master-planned community offering the very finest in resort-style living just minutes from downtown Boerne. The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch offer a Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course that winds its way over 500 acres of rugged landscape within the community.

What are the schools like in Boerne? 

Boerne is served by the Boerne Independent School District, which consistently ranks as one of the top districts in the greater San Antonio area. The Texas Education Agency consistently gives Boerne ISD schools top averages on their tests of academic readiness. The schools in Boerne are one of the reasons more families have been putting down roots in Boerne in the last few years.

Boerne also offers numerous private school options. From the Texas Military Institute, a private Christian school, to the Hill Country Montessori School, with its goal to enforce independence, parents have a wide range of choices when it comes to their children’s education.

High school in Boerne TX

What major city is Boerne TX near?

Boerne is about 30 miles north of San Antonio along Interstate 10. You don’t have to venture too far outside of Boerne to access big city amenities. As you head toward San Antonio, you’ll find large shopping centers and other attractions. Living in Boerne, you’ll enjoy a small town environment while only being 45 minutes away from world class food and dining in the big city.  

While Boerne has grown rapidly in the last decade, many homebuyers are drawn to the small town feel and beautiful scenery of Boerne. The growing city still has a long way to go before it could be called crowded. Open space is one of the best amenities Boerne has to offer. It really is quintessential Texas Hill Country.

Living in Boerne, you’ll discover a balance of dense suburban life and precious open space in which to build a new custom dream home. Weston Dean Custom Homes has a beautiful model home located in Boerne that is open daily. For more information, contact Weston Dean Custom Homes to learn more about building a custom home within the many communities in the Boerne area.

Living in San Antonio TX

Categories: Moving to San Antonio | Posted: January 24, 2020

One of the best parts of building your custom home with Weston Dean Custom Homes is the city you get to be a part of. San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas and it continues to grow. San Antonio is a great place to live, whether you choose to be in the heart of the city, or in the quiet and friendly surrounding areas.

History of San Antonio

Historic map of San Antonio Texas

The Early Days of San Antonio

San Antonio was founded by Spanish explorers in 1718. Much of the city’s history can be felt today through places like the legendary Alamo. The Alamo is a symbol of Texan pride, and it attracts millions of visitors every year. The culture in San Antonio has a number of influences. Hispanic and German heritages helped shape the city, its food, and its people. Cowboy culture has its roots in San Antonio, and rodeos in San Antonio are a massive attraction today.

San Antonio Cuisine

San Antonio is famous for its Tex Mex and its classic Texas Barbecue. But San Antonio is so large and diverse that the exciting food options really are endless. In fact, San Antonio is one of only two U.S. cities declared a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO.

Schools in San Antonio

Several school districts serve the Greater San Antonio area, and greatschools.org ranks dozens of schools as 10/10 or 9/10 throughout the city. Numerous private schools also offer great alternatives to public school.

Beyond its K-12 options, San Antonio also has over 30 higher education institutions. Prospective students can choose from noteworthy publicly supported schools, such as the University of Texas at San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, or Texas A&M University San Antonio. Or they can choose one of the many private universities, such as Trinity University, Incarnate Word, or Webster University.

Jobs in San Antonio

Tower at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio

Fort Sam Houston

The job market in San Antonio has grown at a higher rate than most cities in Texas in the past few years. Some of the largest industries include manufacturing, renewable energy, and defense. Since its earliest days, San Antonio has kept a close relationship with the military and is sometimes referred to as “Military Town USA”. The city is home to a number of military bases, and thousands of military families. 

Fun in San Antonio

San Antonio is also a fun city to shop in. You’d expect a city the size of San Antonio to have a great selection of major retailers and malls, and it certainly does. But San Antonio also has a trove of vintage stores and local boutiques. The shopping in San Antonio contributes to a relaxing and enjoyable way of life. 

There is more to San Antonio than shopping, however. Venture out to Six Flags, SeaWorld, or the San Antonio Zoo. Or catch a game at the AT&T Center, home court of the San Antonio Spurs.

With its rich heritage and bright future, San Antonio is certainly a great place to call home. Contact Weston Dean Custom Homes to learn more about building your custom home in San Antonio.