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Bulverde: The Texas Hill Country’s Beautiful Front Porch

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Are you looking for a lovely place to live? Retire? Visit? Think Bulverde, Texas.

Where is this charming town, you ask?

Location

Bulverde, Texas Hill Country’s Front Porch

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Situated twenty-two miles north of San Antonio and nineteen miles from New Braunfels, Bulverde is a doorway to the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Incorporated in 1999, Bulverde lives with the distinction as the newest city in Texas. Cibolo Creek forms the Comal County/Bexar County line, and it runs just south of Bulverde.Cibolo Creek is one of the many outstanding features near the quaint area of Bulverde.

History

Bulverde, Texas Hill Country’s Front Porch

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Early history shows evidence of Paleo Indians lived here. Artifacts have been found along Cibolo Creek. Game and fish were plentiful in the area—making the vicinity a useful home for the early peoples.

Bulverde, Texas Hill Country’s Front Porch

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Spaniards came to Texas and lived with the Paleo Indians and other native tribes in the 1700s. Priests, with tribal help, began building missions to convert the Indian tribes to Catholicism.  The Alamo in nearby San Antonio is one of those missions. The German population came to Texas a bit later.

Bulverde, Texas Hill Country’s Front Porch

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In the mid-1800s Germans began to arrive and made The Hill Country their home. The present day Bulverde was originally called Peiper’s Settlement after one of these early German settlers. It was later named Bulverde in 1879 after an original land owner.  German family names now abound in the area.

Traveling in the Area

Bulverde, Texas Hill Country’s Front Porch
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An important roadway is FM 1863. Early settlers established this route to travel to New Braunfels, Boerne, and Fredericksburg. It passes through the upper regions of Cibolo Creek. You’ll find picturesque vistas as you travel along this highway. The scenic byway features a surplus of Bluebonnets in the spring.

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