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Gruene: One of Vintage Oaks’ Favorite Things!

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Living in the Texas Hill Country—and, especially living in New Braunfels and Gruene—means living a full life. Here, great real estate values, unmatched land buying opportunities, and incredible dining, entertainment, and recreation converge among amazing natural beauty.


Gruene Hall Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in the nation.

A favorite spot to spend a few hours—or an entire day and night—is the historic town of Gruene and New Braunfels. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Gruene is just down the road from Vintage Oaks, New Braunfels’ premier land buying opportunity and home to some of the most beautiful custom-built homes in Texas.

Founded in the 1840s by German settlers, Gruene was once filled with cotton fields. Today, this charming, walkable town is filled with historic places that have been turned into must-visit spots, tasty restaurants, beautiful scenery, and unique Texas shopping. The old cotton gin is today The Gristmill, recently named one of America's Most Popular Family-Friendly Restaurants by Urbanspoon.

Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, remains a primo spot for Texas live music seven days a week, where you just might catch a legend; George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chris Isaac, and Willie Nelson have all played there and upcoming shows include Merle Haggard and Todd Rundgren—not to mention Sunday Gospel Brunch, a favorite local event that regularly sells out.

Still looking for more to do? Head to the Comal River for some tubing, grab a piece of homemade fudge at Gruene General Store—one of the 40 best places to visit in Texas and a small taste of what downtown Gruene has to offer—or visit on the third weekend of the month during Gruene Market Days.

No matter how you spend your day in Gruene, be sure to save some time to head over to Vintage Oaks to take in the most impressive Texas views: the ones you could have from your piece of Texas land as a Vintage Oaks landowner.

With the best Hill Country location and five-star resort amenities, it’s no wonder Vintage Oaks is a favorite of land buyers in search of the best values in Texas.