Boerne & Fair Oaks Ranch
Boerne, Texas (pronounced "Bernie") is a small Hill Country town 30 miles northwest of San Antonio on IH-10 and Highway 46. The July 2009 Census estimate showed a population of 10,639.
Founded in 1852 by German settlers, Boerne is the county seat of Kendall County and is home to the second oldest courthouse in the state. It is a quaint town that has become a tourist destination and a weekend getaway. Historic downtown runs along Cibolo Creek and is lined with shops offering eclectic and antique shopping.
Recent, ongoing expantion of the IH-10 corridor is connecting Boerne with San Antonio seamlessly. Cordillera Ranch, an 870-acre community and professional golf country club, attracts many who are retiring or just ready to get out of the city.
Boerne is a family town with mainly single family residential homes. Plentiful land in a rural setting creates more privacy - there is lots of acreage; farm and ranch properties are available in and around town. Search for your Boerne home here.
Boerne has its own police and fire departments, as well as EMS. Curbside garbage and recycling pick-up is provided once a week for residents living in the city limits. The City of Boerne provides water and electricity services.
In Summer 2010, Boerne Independent School District received the highest possible state rating of "Exemplary" for its student achievement results. Seven of the nine individual campuses achieved the "Exemplary" status and the other two campuses acheived the "Recognized" honor. This is the only school district in town, with two high schools, three middle schools, and four elementary schools.
Fair Oaks Ranch
Fair Oaks Ranch is located between San Antonio and Boerne along the IH-10 corridor. It covers just over 7 square miles and is home to about 6,500 people.
The City of Fair Oaks Ranch evolved from several segments of land acquired by Ralph Fair, Sr., an oil man, during the 1930s. The land was a working ranch before development of the residential community in 1975. In 1978, the family's 14,000 square foot home became the neighborhood's country club.
From pre-planned neighborhoods, to gated communities with 1-5 acre homes, to ranchettes with 10+ acres, there is a lot to see in Fair Oaks Ranch. Search here.
City Services and Utility Providers
The City of Fair Oaks Ranch has its own police department; the fire department is contracted with the Leon Springs Voluntary Fire Department. Acadian Ambulance Services is contracted for its emergency medical services.
Allied Waste Services provides Fair Oaks Ranch with its garbage retrieval and recycling services. Residents get their electricity from CPS Energy, and their water from Fair Oaks Ranch Utilities.
Fair Oaks Ranch is part of the Boerne Independent School District. There is an elementary school within Fair Oaks Ranch city limits.
Click here to visit the official website for Fair Oaks Ranch, TX.