Here in Bulverde Spring Branch, we’re lucky and we know it. Our Hill Country culture and hospitality create the foundation that makes our community unique. Our proximity to the best Mother Nature has to offer, plus our diversity of food, entertainment, shops and residences, give visitors and locals an alternative to living in the city.
In fact, we’re growing. Restaurants, shopping, healthcare facilities and urban amenities have made us a sought-after location for all ages. Quiet residential neighborhoods and multi-family communities provide easy living for everyone. Be careful. Visit for a week and you may end up staying here forever.
Located in vibrant Comal County, Bulverde and Spring Branch are just 26 miles north of San Antonio and 73 miles southwest of Austin. Our central location, expanding commercial amenities, and residential neighborhoods are drawing visitors and new neighbors to our area.
River sport and lake enthusiasts will have plenty of activities to fill their vacation itinerary right around the corner. Canyon Lake is just a short 20-minute drive away. Fed by the Guadalupe River, the 8,230-acre lake has 80 miles of shoreline. Eight parks offer campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and opportunities for shoreline fishing.
A beautiful natural resource is Guadalupe River State Park. On any given day, visitors can be seen kayaking, tubing and swimming in the river while children search for turtles and frogs. Deep pools entice fishermen with bass and catfish. Hiking trails beckon to birdwatchers.
With 13 acres of land, Bulverde Community Park offers endless opportunity for family fun. An outdoor basketball court, plus baseball and soccer practice fields, bring friends together for competition and exercise. Relaxing meals are spent at picnic tables and pavilions.
Bulverde’s first people were Native Americans. A type of arrowhead known as the Bulverde Point is named after the style of arrowhead made by Native Americans who lived in the area during the period 2,500 to 600 B.C
Have a Bite, a Brew, or take a Wine Tasting Tour!
We hope you come with an appetite. From down-home Southern cooking to Latin fare, there is something to satisfy every taste.
In historic Downtown Bulverde Village is Verde Bistro offering Latin Fusion cuisine. Owner Mari Olivas was drawn to the ambience of the Hill Country and to the vibe of Bulverde.
“We moved here because of the charm of Bulverde Village, and we liked the feel of the rural atmosphere,” says Olivas.
With Argentinian empanadas, tapas, artesian pizzas and vegetarian tortillas, Verde Bistro has brought a new culinary specialty to Bulverde. A bar features exotic handcrafted martinis and cocktails.
“We want it to be a place where out of towners want to come and visit,” Olivas says.
Looking for entertainment? Chill to the beat of regional talent playing music at the Front Porch Bar & Grill. On most Saturdays, locals will find genres from Cajun and country to rock and Zydeco at the casual restaurant. Classic American fare, beer and wine will satisfy any craving.
For authentic Mexican food, don’t miss Ay Chiwawa! Mexican Cafe and Limestone Mexican Grill. Barbeque lovers will want to indulge their love for a true taste of the West with smoked meats at B-Daddy’s BBQ.
Aficionados of handcrafted beer can turn to Rough Diamond Brewery. Founder Costa Synodinos emigrated to the United States from South Africa, making his way to Spring Branch via Arizona.
“I thought a brewery made a lot of sense,” he says. “We could make it a destination. We have locals and tourists. We’re starting to see a following,” says Synodinos.
Twelve taps offer two styles of beer, an IPA and a Sunset Lager. Synodinos admits to bringing a South African flavor to the drink. Two food trucks bring casual fare to the brewery once a month, though a full-service menu is being planned.
Wine enthusiasts can turn to Sister Creek Winery, in nearby Sisterdale, or Dry Comal Creek Winery in New Braunfels for estate grown vintages and specialty events.
Shop til You Drop
Visiting shoppers won’t be disappointed when they visit Bulverde and Spring Branch. Our local shops offer a variety of options to help them dress the part and fill their suitcases with mementos.
A visit to Historic Downtown Bulverde will reveal an eclectic mix of stores and galleries. Handcrafted fine leather handbags and totes fill the shelves at Texas Carpet Baggers. Designed and created on site, the bags are truly individual.
Artisanal items including woodcrafts, textiles, mixed media, jewelry and metal sculpture can be found at The Makery. Alamo City Pottery offers novice craftspeople the chance to make their own designs at a hands-on workshop.
Cruise on over to Shops at Faithville Park in Spring Branch to find something for everyone. Home décor accents, gifts and casual apparel can be found at Farmhouse Market. A true southern boutique, Petticoat Junction displays boho western apparel, jewelry and accessories.
Free Range Boutique brings hippie chic to Spring Branch with trendy women’s, men’s,
and children’s apparel and toys. Ready to refresh and recharge? Step on over to Skin Rejuvenation Clinique. A workout at Revo Sports Academy will provide new energy for visitors and residents alike.
Relax at Home
Once you’ve visited, we know you’ll want to stay. Young professionals, families and retirees will all find a home here. We welcome new residents with a small-town sense of community and easy-going lifestyle.
If large acreage beckons you, look no further than River Crossing. Need a home close to modern conveniences and shopping? Singing Hills brings together residential, retail and restaurants all within walking distance. The River Crossing golf community provides residents with access to the Guadalupe River.
Retirees and young families will find Hidden Trails to be the perfect location offering homes of multiple floor plans and sizes. In central Bulverde, the Ventana neighborhood offers quick access to US 281 and a short commute to San Antonio.
Sleep it Off
When family comes to town, several comfortable accommodations are available. Centrally located, the Hampton Inn by Hilton is near a variety of attractions including a championship golf course, shops, restaurants, outdoor water recreation and a winery and vineyards. For those who need to mix work with pleasure, the hotel has 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
A quieter, relaxed option is Rebecca Creek Ranch bed and breakfast with three cottages. The Lodge, Gate House and New Mexico Suite beckon visitors with a Hill Country ambience.
Connect with Others
In Bulverde Spring Branch, we offer connections and resources for everyone through a broad range of non-profit organizations. The Bulverde Senior Center, affectionately known as Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center, nhances the lives of seniors through programs involving education, exercise, social activities, health and community services. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for active adults.
Those in need can turn to The Hope Center. Food and clothing assistance, as well as financial counseling, help individuals get back on their feet. Volunteers assist in the food pantry and thrift store.
Because animals need help, too, the Bulverde Area Humane Society shelters, feeds, exercises and finds home for displaced pets. The no-kill shelter is managed by volunteers.
Library enthusiasts will love the Friends of the Bulverde Area Rural Library District. The organization supports and promotes the Mammen Family Public Library as a cultural and educational asset to the area through fundraising, activities and events.