Planning a move to Texas Hill Country? There are several reasons to say “yes” to Central Texas – from its temperate climate to an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities, you will never be bored here. Since Texas is such a large state, however, you also have many choices when it comes to finding a place to live. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider New Braunfels as your new home.
- You’ll Love the Food.
New Braunfels’ culture is an interesting mashup, paying homage to its German Heritage while celebrating the Tejano spirit that persists throughout the region. Enjoy everything from spicy Tex Mex to painstakingly prepared barbeque and true Southern comfort foods. You’ll enjoy locally revered treasures like Buttermilk Café, Krause’s Café, and Huisache Grill.
- It Has a Budding Music Scene.
If you like to honkey tonk, then New Braunfels will not disappoint. Its landmark venue, Gruene Hall, draws in big names from the country scene each year. Additionally, the Whitewater Amphitheater draw crowds coming to see popular acts.
- Sip Your Way Through the Scenery
New Braunfels is home to an exploding craft beer and wine scene. Take in tasty hop and malt combos at New Braunfels Brewing Company and Guadalupe Brewing, or taste some local vintner offerings at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. The tempting Faust Hotel and Brewpub never disappoints with its homage to all things beer.
- Take in All the Festivals
If there is something that the citizens of New Braunfels are known for, it’s the ability to throw a rocking festival or party. We have them to suit every interest, from QuiltFest and The Gourd Festival to offerings that please the younger crowds, like UTOPiAfest, Folkfest, and Wein and Saengerfest.
- Enjoy the View
Texas Hill Country has one of the country’s most beautiful natural landscapes. New Braunfels serves as an entry point to all the area has to offer. Grab an inner tube and float down one of our two scenic rivers, flocked by cypress trees. Grab a friend or neighbor and hike your way through scenic walking trails as well as more challenging climbs. Take in our natural flora and wildflowers along the way. The more you explore Texas Hill Country, the more you’ll understand why country crooners pay homage to it in their songs each year.
- The Big City Is Just a Short Drive Away
New Braunfels has a country feel and slower pace of life while offering all the amenities of modern-day living. The Alamo Drafthouse allows for a one-stop dinner and movie date night, and the allure of San Antonio is just a short 25-minute drive away. Enjoy everything that the big city has to offer, then come home to enjoy the view of the countryside blanketed in millions of stars.
- Real Estate Values Are Up
The housing market in New Braunfels is currently climbing and will continue to rise. Home prices in the city rest around $282,000, which means there is a little something for everyone. From charming three-bedroom cottages to sprawling custom homes, there is a floorplan and price point right for you and your family.
- You’ll Love Raising Your Family Here
With a quiet pace of life but plenty to do, you will love choosing New Braunfels as a place to raise your family. With award-winning schools, a famed water park, and houses with fenced-in yards and friendly neighbors, New Braunfels is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Texas Hill Country.
- We’ve Got Lakes, Rivers, and More
New Braunfels weather makes it ideal for water enjoyment most months out of the year. With its location between Canyon Lake and Lake McQueeney, there is no shortage of recreational opportunities! The Comal and Guadalupe Rivers also offer a nice place to cool off. Go tubing, boating, fishing, or swimming in any of these beautiful locations.
- You Can Try Something New
Have you ever been spelunking? In Texas Hill Country, you can try your hand at the pastime, thanks to the Natural Bridge Caverns that exist right outside the city limits. In New Braunfels, there really is something for everyone to enjoy! From the home prices to the available amenities, there’s no better time to consider moving here.
Living in New Braunfels
Vintage Oaks is a 3,900-acre masterplanned community featuring Texas land for sale from one to 14 acres priced from the $90s and a variety of custom and semi-custom homes, plus spectacular Hill Country views and towering oak trees. Owners enjoy amenities including three pools, a lazy river, children’s playgrounds, five miles of nature trails, tennis and basketball courts, sporting fields, and the stunning Tuscan clubhouse. The year-round calendar of events and activities for all ages includes the Summer Concert Series in Timber Ridge Park, dining out groups, Bunco groups, swim-in movies, yoga classes, Wine Night, Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and the annual holiday event in the community, complete with a snowy sledding hill.
The new Fitness Club at Vintage Oaks gives owners a world-class facility right in the community, with 7,800 square feet of space including: large indoor/outdoor classrooms; a lap and fitness pool; Precor cardio and Life Fitness weight equipment; a hot tub; locker rooms; and more than 100 group exercise classes per month including yoga, water aerobics, and boot camps.
The fastest-growing community in the Hill Country for five consecutive years, Vintage Oaks has no city taxes and offers the ability to choose your builder and build when you're ready.
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