New Braunfels means jobs. At least according to a recent Forbes.com article listing the top cities in the US for getting a job. Texas dominated the top 10 with San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas all making appearances. But the No. 1 city in America for getting a job is New Braunfels. With a handful of Fortune 500 companies headquartered nearby, a blossoming tech industry and a revitalized energy industry all adding new jobs, it looks like New Braunfels is well-positioned to bounce back from the economic slump in a major way.
Beside all the new jobs being added, another helpful factor is that fair amounts of people have kept their jobs. New Braunfels boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. At a slight 7.3 percent, it's the best of large cities in Texas, which all hover around 8 percent and it blows away the rest of the country, which has an average unemployment rate of just under 10 percent. So not only is New Braunfels the place to get a job, it's also a good place to go if you want to keep it.
In addition to topping the list of best cities for jobs, New Braunfels makes an appearance in the top ten on a few other Forbes lists. It's one of the top Fastest-Growing Cities due to simple things like affordability, ease of transport and ease of doing business. New Braunfels / San Antonio was #6 on the America's Best Cities For Young Adults list, which took into consideration its "coolness" factor, a low median age and fairly inexpensive cost of living. It also made the list of best real estate markets for investors.
Throw in a handful of some of the most popular tourist attractions on the continent and you've got yourself a serious contender for relocation. The Alamo, Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the Guadalupe River are all within an easy drive of New Braunfels. Steadily increasing jobs, great shopping, lots of coolness and world-class fun for the whole family... New Braunfels is the complete package.
And Southstar Communities just so happens to have some of its best new communities right there in New Braunfels, Texas. So if you're considering a move and looking for reasons to head to New Braunfels, you might want to start looking for reasons NOT to move there. Because that list is going to be a lot shorter.
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