In New Braunfels ist das Leben Schön (It’s good to be alive)
Indeed the living is good because the city has the charm of a small community and the convenience of a large urban area. New Braunfels’ location — strategically located between the 7th largest city San Antonio and the state capital Austin, enhanced by access to a strong education system, an affordable cost of living, a stable economic climate, and a plethora of recreational opportunities, has created an environment people are flocking to. Ranked as the ninth fastest growing county and 13thfastest growing city in the nation, the New Braunfels area is experiencing unprecedented growth. New Braunfels celebrates both a strong Hispanic and German heritage
The New Braunfels housing market offers a variety of choices. And considering the housing growth in New Braunfels and Comal County is amongst the highest in the state, a home in New Braunfels is not only a great place to live but likely a good investment.
New Braunfels Housing will vary from luxury condominiums to historic victorian homes, from garden home lots to standard size city lots. Or if acreage is your preference, the New Braunfels Housing Market area offers several acreage subdivisions. If being on or close to the water is your desire, then consider the opportunities available on the Comal or Guadalupe River or one of the area lakes.
Residential neighborhoods range from conventional subdivisions to gated communities.
Homes for Sale in New Braunfels
Education is a value we do not compromise on and one that is deeply rooted in our community. Our New Braunfels founding fathers were the first to tax their citizens and create the first public school in Texas. Two public school districts (New Braunfels and Comal Independent School Districts) serve Comal County. Private and parochial schools play an important role in the diverse educational opportunities in New Braunfels.
NBISD encompasses 13 campuses to include: eight elementary campuses, two middle schools, one ninth grade center, one 10th-12th grade high school – NB HS Unicorns, and one alternative learning center. Comal ISD also serves many New Braunfels students.
Quality Post-Secondary Education has become a major goal in New Braunfels. Attracting such initiatives as the Central Texas Technology Center, offering courses from Alamo Colleges. Additionally, Howard Payne University is opening a campus in the coming years, classes are already offered and in progress.
Dining and Shopping
Nestled throughout New Braunfels are restaurants of unique and diverse dining experiences. Dine on the banks of the Guadalupe on Texas Cuisine, gobble down delectable Tex Mex, and linger over authentic German dishes all in one little berg. For lighter fare venture into the Naeglins Bakery, the oldest bakery in Texas, sip a cool or hot one at a bistro or one of the coffee shops. Round out the day with a great picnic featuring our local award winning BBQ. For that special occasion of a vacation celebration experience, fine dining in historic downtown New Braunfels restaurants is always a great option!
Whatever you have a hankerin’ for, find it in a local restaurant.
Explore unique boutiques, great antiques, and unknown treasures. Shop downtown New Braunfels, framed by historic facilities. Downtown retailers offer unique ladies boutiques, hard to find home furnishings, the oldest hardware store, Henne’s, in Texas, and a treasure hunter’s mecca of vintage finds. Or immerse yourself in Gruene Historic District and discover specialty stores, wine tasting, and Texana favorites. Creekwood Center recently opened with several big box stores anchoring the stores.
Lots of live music in New Braunfels. Gruene Hall has music pretty much every day of the week. Check out big name performers who headline on weekends. Other venues offer local musicians performances.
Take a trip back in time at the Stars and Stripes Drive or catch a movie at Alamo Draft House or a live performance at the Brauntex
New Braunfels is host to Wurstfest – the 10-day salute to sausage typically in early November. Besides sausage and other favorite food, there is plenty of Ompah music and accordion playing while men in lederhosen and women in dirndls polka and schottische.
Parks and Recreation
Schlitterbahn is a very popular attraction. Open during the summer, explore over seventy acres of shared family fun, thrilling adventure, and relaxation! Schlitterbahn is nestled along the beautiful banks of the Comal River and features world-famous attractions, epic river adventures, kid’s water playgrounds, and beautiful spots to relax and share a picnic.
Landa Park is a 51-acre riverside park with a miniature train, nature trail, mini-golf, picnic tables & more.
There is plenty to do on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. Toobin is a favorite sport.