Your Neighborhood Expert
Boerne: Where to relish Texas Hill Country vibes and views
There are so many great places to live in San Antonio that it helps to have an expert on your side. The Neighborhood Guide presented by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty gives you insider access from the agents who live and work there, providing in-the-know info about your possible new community.
Because of the globe-trotting required by his former career in aviation — including more than 20 years at NASA in Houston — real estate agent Greg Hufstetler has the unique perspective of global insight combined with expert local knowledge.
After successfully navigating the luxury Houston real estate market in the mid-2000s, he was ready to relocate both work and home to the more serene setting of Boerne and has since been in the area for 11 years.
“I knew I always wanted to live in the Hill Country,” Hufstetler says. “The quality of life is unmatched. There are good vibes — and good golf! — all around.”
When he’s not showing homes, Hufstetler is an accomplished guitarist, astronomer, rabid SEC football fan, and a lover of bacon.
He also offered up a few of his personal faves about life in Boerne. Here's his guide to the area:
Where to eat & drink
Hufstetler recommends La Cascada Table & Bar at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort. They serve farm-to-table Texas fare (try the cast iron-fried Akaushi beef with mushroom gravy and smoked Cheddar whipped potatoes) paired with local wine and craft beer. Live music on their expansive outdoor patio overlooking the Hill Country is a treat, too.
Where to play
An avid golfer himself, Hufstetler says to look no further than the award-winning Resort Course at Tapatio Springs. It’s surrounded by live oak trees and offers incredible views.
What to see
You can enjoy the great outdoors at Cibolo Bluffs Nature Preserve, a scenic 2,000-acre landscape that encompasses nearly three miles of Cibolo Creek. It was originally established to protect a federally endangered Central Texas songbird: the golden-cheeked warbler.
Where to live
“Hill Country classic is the predominant architectural style, with lots of limestone and glass,” says Hufstetler. “Standing-seam metal roofs are plentiful, too.”
Boerne is also a place where you can scoop up some undeveloped land and custom-build a dream home. He recently sold 4.5 acres of land at 31905 IH-10 W for just that purpose.