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moving from las vegas NV to boerne TX - 4/5/2010
me and my boyfriend have recently moved to las vegas from fresno cali and cant stand it. we dont like how the city is just full of tourist and homeless we want to live somewhere that is not so fast, somewhere we can start going to college and make some career decisions. we want to settle down and heard from my grandmother who lives in boerne that this place would be a wonderful place to do so. can i get some more opinions. i know i can trust my grandmother but need to hear what others have to say as well. i am 25 and my boyfriend is 22 years old. we must get the ball rolling soon...[more...]
Boerne - a Mixed Bag - 8/28/2007
We are a family of 4 that moved to Boerne within the past 12 months, in an effort to escape the crowding and vanity of Dallas. We have owned our own business and done well financially, but wanted a slower paced, "regular" small town upbringing for our 2 boys.
Joan (another person writing a commentary) mentioned several items that are true about Boerne, particularly that its identity is wrapped up in trying to be a mini version of Fredericksburg, thereby catering to affluent housewives making day trips from San Antonio for lunch and antique shopping. However, I disagree with her assessment that the only dining options are limited to chain restaurants such as Denny's or Chili's (which my family tries to avoid). I suggest Joan look into the best micro-brewery this side of Seattle, in The Dodging Duck (they also serve a fantastic menu of organic bison burgers, salads, wraps, and German food. There's also the Boerne Grill that offers free Wi-Fi and great latte's. The Bear Moon Cafe is a turn-of-the-century bakery with a wide assortment of pastries and espresso, and The Hungry Horse Cafe combines the comfort food of the Cracker Barrel with items such as deep-fried green beans and famous Tootie Pie's (the buttermilk, and apple/cranberry simply rock!)
However, Boerne is also a sleepy town who's "good 'ol boy network" of City Council want to keep it from progressing into the 21st century as it relates to infrastructure. They are content to let outside developers colonize the town with $500,000 - $2MM housing developments so they can reap the tax revenue. Downtown is a "ghost town" by 8pm (bedroom community) offering no nightlife (for singles or families). Great private school (Geneva Academy) and public schools are very good also. Lots of churches and friendly family atmosphere. However, if you're from an area with lots of family activities, brace yourself for 30-50 mile (one way) drives to San Antonio or State Parks to keep the kids entertained.
Boerne could be master planned to be as unique as Durango or Sausolito, but the town leadership doesn't have the vision/initiative.[more...]
Bautiful countryside - 6/28/2007
We have only recently moved here and find it a very peaceful community. It is only about 30 miles into San Antonio which has all the services including good medical care.
We would prefer to have more cultural activities as well as closer University access. It is a rugged area, with western and spanish influence throughout. This appealed to us as we have always enjoyed the west; however, we prefer an area that is a little more vibrant even though we are post retirement age we still like the excitement that seems missing.
Our little town of Boerne has a preponderance of antique shops geared to tourists visiting the Texas Hill Country. There are some good restaurants scattered throughout the hill country, but none really close. There is, of course, the normal group of corp. establishments like Denny's, Chili's, Taco Cabana, etc., not too much in the way of fine dining.
Cost of living is probably not as high as other places in the US, but taxes, both real estate and taxes on food, etc does pump up the prices a bit. Costs of traveling to and from the City (San Antonio) is expensive due to high gas prices which hopefully will eventually come down. Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio is a delightful place to take friends and visiting relatives with some good choices of where to eat., but Boerne is a bit isolated from that type of entertainment.[more...]
Great year round living - 8/1/2006
Boerne, being in the hill country of Texas, is in southern central Texas and has some elevation (900-1200 feet). The climate is very mild, even semi-tropical. The live oak trees, which dominate our property, stay green during the winter. This along with the mild temperatures and pretty consistant rainfall provide an excellent environment for growing things. Besides the heat and humidity which dominates from late July through September, you can always enjoy the outdoors.[more...]