History and future of Bulverde residents need to know about

September 18, 2015    By: mramirez

Today, new homes in San Antonio are being built among the centuries old oaks that have stood tall as the area grew from a small settlement into one of the largest metros in the country. If you’ve been touring the Bulverde homes for sale you’ve gotten a taste of what Central Texas was like when things moved at a slower pace.

Bulverde was first settled in 1850 when many other nearby communities were also being established. The original name was Pieper Settlement, named after Anton Pieper. Anton and his wife built the first home in Bulverde, a rock barn that still stands today.

In 1879 the name was changed to Bulverde, which is believed to be in honor of Luciano Bulverdo who owned 320 acres in the area in the 1830s. The town remained very small and tight-knit well into the 20th Century. Up until the 1960s Bulverde’s population remained under 100.


The population of Bulverde has grown more than 28% since 2000, and the number of permits for new homes is increasing. The home values of these new homes clearly suggests that the area is becoming more affluent as San Antonio professionals swap city life for relaxation in the Hill Country.

The new community of La Creciente at Johnson Ranch is home to some of the most impressive real estate in Bulverde. The large, private lots feature the beautiful Cibolo Valley landscape that first lured Anton Pieper to the area. Anyone that wants all the modern conveniences with the allure of days past will feel right at home.