7 Facts You Need To Know Before Moving to New Braunfels

By Fabi R. Gomes | June 12th, 2019

Living in Central Texas provides unique opportunities with diverse experiences in culture, history, and the arts. With green hillsides and towering oaks, New Braunfels is a top destination for families seeking a country lifestyle without scarifying proximity to the big city. Below, find seven reasons to fall in love with New Braunfels.

1. The commute to both San Antonio and Austin is completely feasible.
While many Hill Country towns come with a hefty drive to a major city, New Braunfels is conveniently located just of I-35, offering a manageable commute to either San Antonio or Austin.

2. A wide variety in living options.
From remote communities to waterfront luxury properties, and from master-planned neighborhoods with resort-style amenities to quaint historic charm, New Braunfels real estate presents an array of options to home buyers. Vintage Oaks and John Newcombe Estate are two top choices for sophisticated living, while buyers on a budget may want to check out Avery Park, Pecan Crossing, and Highland Grove. The Crossings is one of New Braunfels’ newest communities, offering spacious homes and desired features such as granite counters, window coverings, swimming pool, grassy play areas, walking trails, and modern landscape.

3. Historic Texas heritage soars in New Braunfels.
New Braunfels was founded in 1845; fifteen years later, Germans arrived in the Hill Country. Today the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lone Star State, known for its charming German heritage and southern hospitality. Culture is a Texas essential, and New Braunfels is the perfect spot to experience live music, acclaimed art, and well-maintained historical locations. A prime example: Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas. Other notable venues in the area such as Whitewater Amphitheater, The Phoenix Saloon, Pour Haus, Freiheit Country Store, and River Road Ice House attract plenty of talent, as well.

4. The outdoor scene makes residents feel alive.
Dreamily settled between of the Comal (a spring-fed river) and Guadalupe Rivers—and just a quick drive from Lake McQueeney and Canyon Lake—New Braunfels is the perfect outdoorsy getaway. For the adventure lovers, look no further: tubing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and many other outdoor activities are a strong part of New Braunfels culture.

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5. New Braunfels is the perfect spot for wine and beer lovers.
Enjoy an adult beverage at one (or more!) of the area’s wineries and breweries, with locally made wine and beer and other Texas-made specialties to sip on.

6. Options for schools in New Braunfels aren’t limited.
New Braunfels is a big city with a small feel, and options for good school systems are not a concern for families making the move to the area. Serviced by two highly acclaimed school districts, families can choose an area of town that is zoned to their district: New Braunfels ISD (New Braunfels High School) or Comal ISD (Canyon High School). For more information about school rating in new Braunfels, please check Niche.com.

7. The New Braunfels real estate market continues to rise.
With median home prices, active listings, and closed sales all above last year’s figures and the average days on market down, industry experts say the real estate market remains healthy in the New Braunfels area—for both buyers and sellers.

For more information about New Braunfels living, or if you’re interested in owning a home of your own in one of these popular masterplanned communities, contact CBHarper for one of our experienced agents.

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