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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.

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.


In Summer 2010, Boerne Independent School District received the highest possible state rating of "Exemplary" for its student achievement results.