Boerne : Texas


What It Is Like to Retire in Boerne

Boerne is an affluent town in the beautiful Texas hill country northwest of San Antonio. This small town of just over 10,000 is popular with retirees and is growing fast. Boerne offers small town charm in a quaint, historic, picturesque setting. Stroll through European architecture and discover a world of specialty shops. Hauptstrasse (Main Street) has antiques, gifts, home accessories, clothing, books, jewelry, and outstanding art galleries. Photo of the Cibolo Nature Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Larry D. Moore Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/.

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Where to Retire in Boerne and Home Prices

There is at least 4 active adult communities in the area (see link at top left).

Zillow reports the median home value was $440,529 in mid-2021.


What Is Special about Boerne

Cute shops and a good reputation with the people that live here. Being adjacent to Texas Hill Country and not too far from San Antonio. Crime is low. Honey Creek State Nature Area. This is an affluent community with a much lower than average crime rate.

What Is Not Special about Boerne

It is a small town. Real estate is quite expensive for Texas.


Who Will Like Retirement in Boerne

People looking for a low key lifestyle in a small Texas town.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism is important.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average July high temperature is 92 and the average January low is 34. The wettest month is June (5")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The galleries of Bourne feature art and wine nights out. For more serious culture you can take a short trip down the road to San Antonio.


The crime rate in Boerne is half the national average.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospitals are 25 miles away in San Antonio.


Boerne is above average for walkability when compared to other towns.


Valuable Links

Boerne Visitors Bureau


What people are saying about Boerne

Boerne, TX
We live in Boerne, TX, and I am retired. However, we were already living here when I retired. Boerne is a nice place to retire, as is much of Texas. We are considering moving because the summers here are terrifically humid. Also, it is rather expensive for most people to live here. You need to update your information on Property Tax on a $200,000 home, as it is considerably higher than your information suggests. Our home was last appraised at around $250,000, and our annual property tax is over $4,200; very expensive by most standards. Of course we pay no state income tax. :-) Editor's note: Thanks very much for commenting on the Boerne review at Topretirements. com. I can't tell you how helpful it is to have someone who actually lives in a place provide their perspective - thank you! We have corrected the property tax info since our figure was too low.
Posted by rsgarrett on February 08, 2012

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