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San Antonio in Spring

Categories: Moving to San Antonio, San Antonio Custom Home Builders | Posted: April 1, 2020

Any Texan will tell you that spring is wildflower season in the Big Star state. Visit any of our model homes in the San Antonio area, and you’ll see vast fields of flowers starting in mid- to late-March.

The state flower, the bluebonnet, is a favorite. Although typically blue, this wildflower occasionally is seen with light blue, white, or pink blossoms. They thrive on degraded soil, such as heavily grazed or mowed grass. This is why you so often see them lining the roadsides or filling fields. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation actually schedules its roadside mowing to allow bluebonnets to reseed for the next year.

Besides the popular bluebonnet, you will also see magenta phlox blooms, Indian paintbrushes, and evening primroses. If you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of some blue shrub sage or Mexican prickly poppy.

Blue and red bluebonnets in San Antonio, TX

Many see the prominence of wildflowers in the San Antonio area as the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, who championed conservation of native plants in Texas. She believed these plants “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.”

For precisely that reason, we believe spring is an ideal time to look for land for your custom home. Seeing your homesite now will give you the chance to see it at its best. Find out what blooms nearby and figure out which directions will give you the best views. 

As experienced custom home builders in the San Antonio area, Weston Dean can help you find the perfect lot on which to build your home or if you already have a site picked out, we would love to help you plan a layout that will bring you the best views of the wildflowers around your new home.


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.