Boerne, TX 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Overview

    Located in Central Texas, Boerne is a city and the county seat of Kendall County, less than an hour’s drive from San Antonio. Active adults who enjoy high-adventure outdoor recreation will love the city, where they can explore caves, sail, or take flight in an aircraft all in a weekend. 

    Climate & Geography

    Boerne experiences a humid subtropical climate. Residents experience hot, humid summers with mild winters. On average, Boerne receives less rainfall with no snow and more sunny days than the national average. Rainfall occurs throughout the year. 

    The surrounding region is known as Texas Hill Country and is defined by it's rugged limestone and granite hills, as well as a number of caves and caverns. Near Boerne, Cascade Caverns and Cave Without a Name are two of the seven show caves located in Texas that are accessible to the public for guided tours. Cibolo Creek, a tributary of the San Antonio River, flows through the city, and Boerne Lake is also located within the city limits.

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

    Boerne is a city ripe for adventure. Residents can explore Cascade Caverns or Cave Without a Name, sail with Trisum Sailing, or take flight training at Boerne Stage Airfield. For more relaxed outdoor recreation, Cibolo Nature Center is a 100-acre nature preserve in Hill Country with trails, wilderness, and a weekly farmer’s market. 

    Boerne's city center is full of shopping options including clothing, antiques, jewelry, gifts, specialty foods, home accessories, arts, and crafts. Restaurants in the city also feature a number of local and international cuisine options, as well as brewpubs, wineries, bakeries and more.

    With San Antonio such a short distance away, day trips are always an option for additional shopping, dining, and entertainment to explore. 

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The overall cost of living in Boerne is higher than the state and national average, with the high cost of homes and housing being the primary factor. The cost of utilities and transportation are also slightly above the average, while grocery and health care costs are below. 

    There is no income tax in the state of Texas, which means all forms of retirement income are also exempt. Property taxes are the seventh highest in the nation, which can be a major expense because of the high cost of homes. However, all Texas homeowners qualify for a homestead exemption to help offset this cost, with an additional exemption available for residents who are 65+. Sales tax is also fairly high, at 8.25 percent. 

    Health Care

    Texas is within the top 30 states on Gallup's Well-Being Index. 

    There is one hospital within Boerne city limits: Methodist Boerne Medical Center. For other health care options, there are several hospitals located in nearby San Antonio that are nationally ranked and/or rated high performing by U.S. News. 

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