There are so many reasons people want to move to New Braunfels that it would take all day to run through them all. So we’re just listing 10.
New Braunfels is currently the second-fastest-growing city in the nation—a true testament to its popularity. In addition, New Braunfels is the county seat of Comal County, “which was recently named the No. 2 fastest growing county in the U.S.,” said Community Impact. Population growth brings more businesses and amenities, making it even more ideal for those who move to New Braunfels.
Come to New Braunfels for the first time, and expect to be slack-jawed. So surprising are the rolling hills, towering oaks trees, and stunning vistas that people can’t believe they’re actually in Texas.
Those rolling hills, towering oaks trees, and stunning vistas can be right in your back yard when you live in a New Braunfels communities like Vintage Oaks. This 3,900-acre masterplan is the fastest-growing community in the Hill Country for five straight years, and the variety of beautiful homesites are a large reason why.
Close to Austin and San Antonio
New Braunfels offers an attractive alternative to the more urban—and expensive—lifestyles in close by Austin and San Antonio. Whether you work at the capitol in Austin or USAA in San Antonio, or another one of the large employers headquartered in one of these dynamic cities, New Braunfels offers the ideal location.
The Texas Wine Trail
More than 50 unique local wineries are dotted throughout the Texas Hill Country, many of them in New Braunfels.
In fact, “Craft beer and locally-made wine have been exploding in popularity around Texas, and our little town is keeping up,” said Keller Williams New Braunfels. “New Braunfels Brewing Company and Guadalupe Brewing are always dreaming up innovative new recipes and techniques, while Dry Comal Creek Vineyards offers fun events, wine classes, and (of course) delicious wine. And don’t forget the vintage Faust Hotel and Brewing Co! This local gem offers a full bar and beer-inspired menu.”
From the quaint downtown plaza, to Gruene’s historic shops and boutiques, to the Premium Outlets just up the road in San Marcos, the area offer tons of shopping opportunities.
“The food is out of this world,” said Keller Williams New Braunfels. “Given New Braunfels’ diverse heritage (from German to Tejano), the local food scene is packed with both traditional flavors and adventurous new concepts. From spicy Tex Mex to Hill Country barbecue to Southern comfort food, New Braunfels is certainly a foodie destination. A few local favorites include the Buttermilk Cafe, Naegelin’s Bakery, Huisache Grill, and Krause’s Cafe.”
The best water park in the country for many years running is just one of the many amenities in the city that bring the fun. “A 70-acre water park with tree house slumber parties, swim-up bars, and a tube ride that leads into a real river? Yes, it exists,” said Livability. “Here's where to find it.” But, be sure to check out Mommypoppins for a great list of “9 Things to do in New Braunfels, TX with Kids Besides Schlitterbahn,” which includes Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo and Fischer Park.
The small-town feel with big-city access
Just take it from a current resident who put it perfectly on Niche: “I love the small town in a big city feel to New Braunfels. It is also ranked one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. The people are super friendly and it is right in between San Antonio and Austin so you get the best of both cities.”
For more information, visit Vintage Oaks. This community features 1 to 14 acre homesites, custom and builder homes, and famed resort-style amenities including multiple pools, a lazy river, miles of trails, parks, sport courts and ball fields, and the Tuscan Clubhouse. The new 7,800-square-foot Fitness Club has added cardio and weight equipment; indoor and outdoor classroom space; an outdoor fitness area; personal training areas; an age-restricted pool; Saunas; an outdoor spa; and locker rooms.
You can also see the newest homesite release below.