Founded originally under the name of Tusculum in 1849, this small town was eventually renamed Boerne, in 1852 after a Jewish-German writer. Like New Braunfels, Boerne was settled by German immigrants, whose influence continues more than 150 years later. The city has stayed deeply connected to its German roots and in 1998, The Republic of Germany recognized the Boerne Village Band for its contribution to the German heritage in Texas and America. In addition to music, a strong German influence can still be felt among the many historic buildings that remain to this day.
A relatively small city, Boerne is home to a population of a little over 10,000 people. It’s close proximity to San Antonio makes it an ideal place to live, combining small town living with amenities that can only be found in a big city. Residents of Boerne enjoy year round festivals, a multitude of outdoor activities, popular attractions like River Walk & Sea World and a thriving entertainment scene.