Bulverde ( buul-VUR-dee) is a city in Comal County, Texas, United States. Bulverde is known for its small town, slow pace of life, coupled with the Germanic emigrant history of the town's founders. Bulverde was originally named Piepers Settlement after a prominent German pioneer. The population was 4,630 at the 2010 census, up from 3,761 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Bulverde is located in western Comal County at 29°44′55″N 98°24′48″W, about 26 miles (42 km) north of downtown San Antonio. U.S. Route 281 passes through the east side of Bulverde, leading south to San Antonio and north 25 miles (40 km) to Blanco. Cibolo Creek, which forms the Comal County/Bexar County line, runs just south of Bulverde.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.09%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,761 people, 1,292 households, and 1,131 families residing in the city. The population density was 495.7 people per square mile (191.3/km2).