Bulverde’s first people were Native Americans. A type of arrow head known as the Bulverde Point is named after the style of arrowhead made by Native Americans who lived in the area along Cibolo Creek during the period 2,500 to 600 B.C.
Many residents of Bulverde, called Pieper Settlement in earlier days, were immigrants or direct descendants of the German immigrants that had settled much of the Texas Hill Country. In the 1950s and as recently as the 1970s, many if not most of the residents carried German surnames (such as Siedel (meaning beer mug in German) and Saur (meaning soil)). Major changes came to the region when Interstate 35 was built and Canyon Lake was created. Both of these brought new residents, and a new wave of settlers came to Bulverde.
The area surrounding Bulverde was once made up of huge ranches. In the early 1970s, the first subdivisions of ranch land in Bulverde resulted in neighborhoods such as Bulverde Hills and Oak Village North. These were predecessors to numerous other subdivisions that would, by the 2000s, turn Bulverde into a suburb of San Antonio. In the mid-2000s, the final large ranch in the Bulverde area, the Johnson Ranch, was sold. The plans for Johnson Ranch call for the first large master-planned community in the area offering the cluster development concept which will provide much greater open space and allow for centralized water and waste water systems.
I would appreciate the opportunity to sell your home or show you new homes or historical properties in this charming hill country town. Contact Robert today at 210-845-0041 to get started!