The Boerne Community


Why Boerne Real Estate

Boerne is a city in the Texas Hill Country, and is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area.  It is the county seat of Kendall County, and was named in honor of Ludwig Börne, a Jewish German author/publicist.  As businesses grew and stagecoach routes began to appear in the area, Boerne itself began to develop as well. A post office and stage stop was opened by August Staffel in 1856. William Dietert established Boerne’s first business, a gristmill and sawmill on the Cibolo Creek. Soon the town was in possession of a blacksmith shop, a livery stable, a butcher shop, a saloon, and a general store. Professor Karl Dienger even created a private school in the 1860s.

Today, Boerne is a popular place for tourists to scavenge for antiques, view historic buildings, and relax in the comfort of a small town. Several community activities take place throughout the seasons, and Boerne can now boast that it has more than 8,000 citizens who are proud to call this town home.

Background Information

Boerne came into being as an off-shoot of the Texas Hill Country Free Thinker Latin Settlements, resulting from the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states. In 1849 a group of Free Thinker German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of the site of present Boerne. They named their new community after Cicero's Tusculum home in ancient Rome. In 1852 John James and Gustav Theissen, who helped settle Sisterdale, platted the townsite, renamed it in honor of German author Karl Ludwig Börne, with the Anglicized spelling of Boerne. The town was not incorporated until 1909.

Boerne Education

Boerne Independent School District has two high schools:

The original high school, Boerne High School, has served the Boerne community for the last 100 years. The colors for Boerne High School are purple and white, with gray or silver used as an accent color; the school mascot is the Greyhound. Boerne Middle School originally had blue and white as their colors with the mascot being the Pups, but they have adopted the same colors and mascot as the high school. In later years Boerne Middle School was divided into two middle schools; Boerne Middle School North and Boerne Middle School South. Boerne Middle School North feeds into BHS. Students living north of HW 46 attend BHS.

The new high school, Boerne Champion High School, recently opened for the class of 2008-2009. It shares the site with new Cibolo Creek Elementary. The mascot is the Chargers, the colors navy blue and white. It is named after former Boerne High School teacher and principal Samuel V. "Sam" Champion, who died on January 8, 2007 after a long battle with brain cancer. Boerne Middle School South feeds into BCHS. Students living south of HW 46 attend BCHS.

Business in Boerne

Arlington Heights has experienced a recent boom in development of condominiums, restaurants and other businesses in the Central Business District or downtown area of Arlington Heights, with restaurants experiencing the greatest overall success. Although land and space is now limited in Arlington Heights; business and community development along with community design are key concerns of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce with over 800 individual members and about 500 business members. The Village of Arlington Heights is also instrumental in business, residential and community development. The community is served by many fine hotels.

Boerne Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,471 people in Boerne. The population density was 1,061.1 people per square mile (409.9/km2). There were 2,466 housing units at an average density of 423.5 per square mile (163.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.6% White, 0.36% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, .06% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.7% of the population.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,175, and the median income for a family was $50,903. Males had a median income of $35,039 versus $25,773 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,251. About 6.5% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

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