Welcome to Kendall County
A growing rural county steeped in history.
Kendall County is located just northwest of the south-central Texas metropolitan city of San Antonio, Texas. This area, home to nearly 45,000, is part of Texas Hill Country, where you’ll find a variety of single-family homes with sprawling lawns. There are opportunities to purchase land in this area, too.
Ranching and farming have long been popular industries in Kendall County. There are also many historic structures throughout the county, including Texas' second-oldest courthouse, an 1871 limestone structure that the county updated in 2008 and still uses today.
Kendall County is known for its beautiful rolling hills and vast outdoor recreation options centered around the Guadalupe River, a popular visitor destination. Kendall County's climate is subtropical and typically warm and dry, even in the winter.
What to Love
- Year-round outdoor activity
- The well-known music venue, The Roundup
- 30-minute drive to San Antonio, Texas
- Deep history well-preserved in museums and galleries
- A vast array of food and drink options
Kendall County is a 663 square mile rural area, with thousands of farms and ranches nestled amongst the hilly terrain. The Guadalupe River runs across the county. There are two state parks in the county, Old Tunnel and Guadalupe, as well as several other county parks, such as Joshua Springs Preserve and the Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area. Most of the larger jurisdictions in the county are home to several thousand residents. The city of Boerne is the largest, with close to 18,000 residents, and running through Boerne is Cibolo Creek.
San Antonio sits southeast of the county and can be reached quickly via Interstate 10. The metropolitan area of San Antonio boasts 1.5 million residents, making it the seventh-largest city in the U.S.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
There are options for dining, entertainment, and shopping throughout Kendall County. However, the majority are in Boerne, Fair Oaks, and Comfort. Notable county eateries are Peggy's on the Green, The Creek Restaurant, The Dodging Duck Brewhaus & Restaurant, Little Gretel Restaurant, O'Brien's Restaurant in Bergheim, PoPo Family Restaurant, and Black Board Bar B Q. There are also wineries and breweries in the area, including Singing Water Vineyards, Sister Creek Vineyards, Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyards, and Kinematic Brewing Co.
Things to Do
There are 19 public schools and three private schools that serve Kendall County, some of which include:
- Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary, PK-5
- Herff Elementary, PK-5
- Voss Middle, 6-8
- Oaks Academy, 1-11
- Stepping Stones Academy, 4-12
- Boerne High, 9-12
- Comfort High, 9-12
- Geneva School of Boerne, K-12, accredited and highly rated private school