About the Community

Boerne Overview

Boerne mixes its historic past and small-town ambiance for those seeking an area where natural beauty abounds and quality of life is valued. Once called the key to the hills, Boerne has become a major tourist destination.

Situated along Interstate 10 about 25 miles northwest of San Antonio, the city's popularity is based on the establishment of many quaint shops offering antique and eclectic shopping in the historic downtown section. Its proximity to the amenities and conveniences of the seventh-largest city in the nation make Boerne a wonderful place to live, work and play.


In 1840, a Bexar County surveyor named John James ventured north of San Antonio into the Texas Hill Country, and founded what would eventually become the city of Boerne. Incorporated in 1909, the city continues to celebrate the German cultural traditions established by some of our earliest residents who immigrated from Europe in the 1800s.

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Climate, Demographics and Statistics

Located in the southern portion of the United States, we tend to have warm summers and mild winters. For our 18,000 residents and many visitors, it is not just weather that draws them here. We’re one of the fastest growing counties in the nation for a reason. Click the link below for more information about climate, population, housing, education and more.

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Nonprofit Organizations

The residents of Boerne and its surrounding communities benefit from the dedication of our many local nonprofit organizations and community partners.

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Business Development

Kendall County is the 5th-fastest growing county in the state of Texas and the 7th-fastest growing county in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation works to help businesses looking to relocate, expand or start a new company in one of the nation's most dynamic, highly-rated communities. The Greater Boerne Chamber is the voice of business in the Boerne area, speaking on behalf of its many members which employ thousands of people. The Chamber focuses on advancing the cause of responsible and progressive economic development in the community and throughout the area.