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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

If you visit Bulverde, follow a few paths or lane in and around the area to capture romantic and gorgeous backdrops for photographs. Then, in the heat of summer, stop for a picnic or dangle your feet in the water in Cibola Creek. Don’t forget to bring a fishing pole.

Looking to move to the Texas Hill Country? Choose Bulverde.

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Although close to large metropolitan areas, but Bulverde maintains the country, small-town atmosphere. The 2000 census reveals  Bulverde’s population was fairly Texas-typical with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older.  The median age was 40 years.  Median income in 2000 for a household in Bulverde was $67,055.

Don’t miss the fun in Bulverde!

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Don’t miss the Tejas Rodeo Company in Bulverde. They are located on 401 Obst Road, Bulverde, Texas 78163. Call (830) 980-2226 or visit them online for more information.

The owners produce about 40 rodeos a year, and they provide unlimited family fun. Stay on the property in the Casita or the Bunkhouse, but if rooming on the Tejas premises isn’t possible, but you want to rodeo, lodging can also be found in nearby Best Western Hill Country Suites.

If the real ones aren’t your speed, try the mechanical bull. It’s perfect for kids and fearful adults.

Great Food

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Who isn’t hungry? The Tejas Steak House is located on the Tejas Rodeo Grounds. Check ‘em out. Their steak is amazing, and their cuisine has won several awards.

The Texas Hill Country offers unique places to visit and live. Bulverde, Texas is one of them.

References:

en.wikipedia.org

www.impactbulverde.com

tejasrodeo.com