La Vernia

Sleepy bedroom community known for friendly neighbors and a warm, nurturing atmosphere.

Welcome to La Vernia

A close-knit San Antonio bedroom community with an Old West charm.


La Vernia, located only 30 minutes outside of San Antonio, is a sleepy bedroom community known for friendly neighbors and a warm, nurturing atmosphere. A town that loves its small businesses, La Vernia’s boutiques and restaurants thrive. Although an easy drive from the big city, which many residents take advantage of for work, most locals find it just as appealing to stay right in their own backyard for both dining and entertainment. 


Named in 1859 for its green oaks and lush landscaping, La Vernia was first settled around 1850 by W. R. Wiseman, who organized a Presbyterian church in town. Now home to spacious residences set on wide, tree-lined lots, La Vernia is firmly established as one of the best towns in Texas. Thanks to a warm and supportive network of neighbors, excellent schools, and creative boutiques and bistros, this town is an ideal place to set down roots. 


What to Love

  • Friendly neighbors and a nurturing community
  • A rich cultural history 
  • Friendly, inclusive vibe
  • Historic buildings and plenty of green space 

Local Lifestyle

 La Vernia residents tend to work in San Antonio and relish coming home to their quiet, friendly town. The community here hosts a full calendar of social events and fundraisers, with fun festivities like the Bluebonnet Parade and the Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Ride, all to foster close, neighborly relationships and to support the town parks and organizations. With its mix of tight-knit neighbors, friendly vibes, and close proximity to bustling San Antonio, La Vernia may just be the perfect family town.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Just a short drive from San Antonio, La Vernia residents could easily take advantage of all the choices the big city has to offer, but this community is committed to supporting local small businesses. Residents prefer to stay right here for dinner, and that support has turned La Vernia’s dining options into a top-notch culinary scene.


The Den Restaurant focuses on sharing classic American eats with friends and family. This neighborhood favorite offers a mouthwatering menu of breakfast and burgers, plus a children’s playground, in case little diners get restless before their meal arrives, live music, and outdoor seating. Alondra’s Mexican Restaurant is a local go-to for friendly service and authentic Mexican dishes, while Capparelli's offers a casual experience and Italian classics, like antipasto, pizza, and pasta.


Pick up something cute for date night or grab a hostess gift at Love Story Boutique, an upscale shop offering everything from candles and blankets to sparkly holiday dresses and jewelry. Get boho chic for back to school or the holidays at Madison Layne Boutique, an apparel and accessory shop with a nod to La Vernia’s wild west past.


Things to Do

The La Vernia Heritage Museum, which is operated by the La Vernia Historical Association, is home to La Vernia’s rich history. Permanent exhibits include authentic Suttles Brother pottery, tales from the railroad, a glimpse of the turn-of-the-century fire department, and facts about how this beloved town came to be.


A favorite family outing includes packing a picnic and heading over to La Vernia City Park. This pretty, kid-approved park offers volleyball and basketball courts, a covered pavilion, walking trails, and a butterfly garden. The park also hosts Red, White, and Boom, a Fourth of July family event with craft vendors, food trucks, a silent auction, a bike parade, a fireworks display, live music, and, everyone’s favorite, a pie baking contest.



La Vernia students are served by the stellar La Vernia Independent School District, which offers the following excellent educational opportunities:


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Hayes Heritage Realty is a Real Estate company in La Vernia,Texas. Broker/Owner Kristi Hayes has been a Realtor in the Central Texas area for over 20 years. We service the greater San Antonio area and the surrounding counties.