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Growth at a Glance real estate infographic: New Braunfels versus Texas

Posted by Vintage Oaks

Topics: Real Estate Industry Trends




Located 45 minutes north of San Antonio, New Braunfels is the fastest growing submarket in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. The beautiful Texas Hill Country serves as a backdrop to local attractions such as Schlitterbahn (America’s #1 waterpark), floating the Comal or Guadalupe River, country dancing at Gruene Hall, and the annual German-style festival, Wurstfest. New Braunfels attractions not only entice tourists to the area, but local homeowners as well.

New Braunfels residents benefit from an employment rate that is 2.3 percent lower than the national average and cost of living that is 7.4 percent lower than the national average. Employment and population gains for the San Antonio-New Braunfels area are expected to support demand for 30,800 new market-rate sales housing units by September 2014. Additionally, this city is offers 10 colleges and universities within a 30-minute commute. New Braunfels is complimented with a pro-business leadership attitude, low taxes and is located close major highways such as IH-35 and IH-10.

These advantages to living in New Braunfels, the 300+ sunny days per year and the plethora local attractions are some of the reasons people flock to New Braunfels. Since 2000, the New Braunfels population has almost doubled, increasing to 57,740 people in 2012. Roughly 50 percent of the housing units in New Braunfels have been built since 1995, compared to 28 percent of the national average.

New Braunfels is a desirable year-round destination for work and play in Texas. The Vintage Oaks community is proud to be a part of the growing New Braunfels area.