Getting To Know Boerne: Local Favorite Places

The foothills of Texas are teeming with quaint, historically rich towns. But, history is not all that is offered in Boerne, Texas! It is conveniently located in The Hill Country, just 15 miles from San Antonio and is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Boerne is home to vibrant housing developments, built by local home builders that support in enriching the community.

Although Boerne was established over 150 years ago, its appeal has not been lost over time. Boerne offers an abundance of activities as well as delicious food and drink. The locals are friendly and inviting, epitomizing the term “Southern Hospitality”.


Boerne is unique in that it is home to 100 acres of four distinct ecosystems. These ecosystems can be experienced by visiting the Cibolo Nature Center or descending into the Cascade Caverns or Cave Without A Name. For an afternoon stroll, Cibolo Creek conveniently runs along the downtown streets of Boerne and offers inviting shade provided by cypress trees. If visiting during the springtime, one need only to look around to witness the beauty of Texas wildflowers.

To take it one step further, Boerne is home to the 300-acre City Lake Park and an abundance of rivers and creeks, perfect for tubing and paddling. As if that does not scratch the adventure itch, the outdoors enthusiast may also find hiking and biking trails to play on.


The Hill Country Mile is located within the historical district of Beorne, also known as Haupstrasse (“Main Street” in German). This shopping area is brimming with nearly 100 locally owned shops, ranging from antique stores and unique gift shops to trendy boutiques and jewelry stores. From fashionista to cow-folk, the Hill Country Mile in downtown Boerne will not disappoint. There really is something for everyone!

The Dienger Trading Co. is a local favorite and exceptionally unique. This bistro, bakery, bookstore and boutique is a “one-stop shop” with lots to offer, home to a true community hub. The heart of the business is a boutique that offers women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and shoes. The second story is home to a customer design venue space meant to meet the needs of any special occasion.

The Alley On Main is a fun boutique full of luxury clothing and accessories. This fashion forward shop offers the latest trends with a chic emphasis.

Wine and Beer

Family-owned and operated, Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. has a casual atmosphere with seriously good beers. The beer list offers something for everyone with approachable standards; meaning that each brew is meant to be as true to its style as possible. Their menu boasts of locally sourced foods, coming together to make a creative pub menu. Be sure to bring the kids to this welcoming environment meant for the entire family to enjoy.

For a pet friendly, backyard destination, head on over to Random Beer Garden. They offer over 80 beers, wine, and local food trucks to meet any hunger need; all while listening to some live music. They even offer a bounce house and trampoline for the kids to play. Random Beer Garden is a collection of life’s greatest treats!

Not into beer? Not to worry! The Boerne Wine Company provides locals and visitors alike with a complete array of fine wines to be enjoyed. Be sure not to overlook their cigar selections, tapas, and fine pizza also offered.


No vacation is truly complete without experiencing the local dining. Boerne Grill / The Daily Grind has been in business since 1996 and has been serving quality coffee and a variety of made-from-scratch foods.

Boerne Taco House is the place to go for the most authentic Mexican cuisine. Bursting with unequivocal flavor, this Mexican restaurant packs its tacos with the freshest of foods to create unbelievable flavors.

Little Gretel Restaurant specializes in central European delights. As influenced by their history, they blend German, Hungarian, Austrian, and Czech Republican cuisine (more commonly known as “German” food) to create a more unique dining experience. To no surprise, the schnitzel is to die for and the kolaches are delectable.

All in all, Boerne, Texas, is the quintessential destination for most anyone to call home. While it is one of the wealthiest suburbs of San Antonio, one is sure to receive more value per square foot when choosing to custom build a home in Boerne. UrbanLUX Builders strives to add to the value that Boerne is already home to, maintaining the vivacious culture and history of the city. We consider Boerne to be the ultimate community because of its fine location and strong sense of culture.

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