The residential areas of Bulverde offer residents the perfect escape from the daily grind. Neighborhood streets are defined by towering trees that offer shade and comfort from warm summer days. Behind the trees are beautiful, spacious homes with welcoming front yards. Most homes are uniquely designed, which lends a touch of personality to each home and allows homebuyers to choose the makes and models that fit their taste. The neighborhoods are interlinked and it's easy for locals to navigate their way through the city without the complexity of fighting traffic just to get to the store, a school, or the park. In all, Bulverde resembles a small village with an extremely neighborly feel to it, making this city a very family-friendly place in which to call home. Local events such as the Spring Festival and Jubilee are great times to gather with friends and family to enjoy the finest in barbequed cuisine. The events are also filled with midway-like game booths, rides, music concerts and arts and crafts shows.
Guadalupe State Park is a popular destination for those who enjoy canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, hiking and camping. The park is recognized as one of Texas's most prized recreational areas and features four miles of riverfront access along the Guadalupe River in addition to over 1,900 acres of terrain for people to explore. Another outdoor hot spot is the Honey Creek State Natural Area where over two miles of nature trails feature diverse geology, flora and fauna. For those who enjoy cycling or endurance running, the many roads that wind through the hilly terrain offers great views of the wildflowers, live oaks and other trees that dominate the area. In nearby Canyon Lake, water skiing and jet boating are the sports of choice while hunters can choose from a variety of areas in the Texas Hill Country to hunt down game.
With San Antonio less than a 30 minute drive from Bulverde, the fun really never ends as San Antonio is a popular tourist destination for those traveling from all over the world. The city's River Walk is a famous spot that offers everything from Gondola rides to the finest cuisine in this part of the state. Major Broadway Shows and other culturally rich events take place in San Antonio nightly, including live concerts, major sporting events and the on goings at museums, theatres, the convention center, nightclubs and so on. With San Antonio's strong local economy, the trickle down effect to its surrounding cities such as Bulverde is obvious.
What is also noticeable is the success of the local job market which supports nearly every industry imaginable, from agriculture to technology to financial. The ability to not only find work but well-paying work is very attractive and when you combine the fact that Texas has one of the strongest education systems in the country; it's easy to see why so many have moved to the state in recent years.
Bulverde's education system is governed by the Comal County Independent School District, which is comprised of five high schools and alternative schools, five middle schools, twelve elementary schools, and four more elementary schools set to be open in 2009 and 2010. Rahe Bulverde Elementary is located within city limits and is the primary school for children grades PK-5 to attend. Smithson Valley and Spring Branch Middle Schools serve as the city's two main middle schools. Upon graduation, most students move on to Smithson Valley High School.
For those considering a move to South Central Texas, there might be no better place to live than Bulverde. The city's growing economy can be seen in the construction of new homes and businesses and the refurbishment of existing homes and businesses. The city offers a small-town feel with big city potential. From a strong local education system to a regional economy that supports a plethora of employment opportunities, Bulverde makes for a great place to call home whether you are single, married, raising a family or are just looking for a safe, friendly place to retire.
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