Why move to New Braunfels? A better question is: Why not? Here are 10 reasons why you should live in New Braunfels.
1. Beautiful sights
People typically have the same reaction when they first see the Hill Country: “This is Texas?!” Yes, the area in which New Braunfels is lucky to be located is unlike anything else in Texas. With rolling hills, lakes and rivers, towering trees and abundant greenery, there is always something beautiful to see. Driving to the grocery store, to the movies, or simply taking a scenic stroll along your Hill Country land has never been so lovely.
2. Beautiful sites
Those views of rolling hills and abundant greenery? They could be right in your backyard. (No, really. Right in your backyard.) The Hill Country’s premier master-planned community, Vintage Oaks, allows you to take everything you love about the area and make it your everyday reality. Vintage Oaks offers 1- to 5-acre homesites and homes, where you can build or buy the home of your dreams, along with an array of resort-style amenities.
From hikes that wind through wooded areas and up rolling hills to take in scenic lake views, to miles of bike trails offering varying levels of difficulty, to the watersports offered on Canyon Lake, New Braunfels is a recreational haven.
Pack a picnic lunch—and your swimsuit—and head out to Landa Park for a day of smiles. Or maybe zooming down one of the waterslides at Schlitterbahn is more your speed. You could always take part in the favorite local pastime of tubing down the Comal River. Or, check out Vintage Oaks’ resort pool and lazy river—just two of the incredible five-star amenities that have helped make this New Braunfels community a best-seller.
5. Texas Wine trail
The Texas Wine Trail comprises 35 unique local wineries throughout the Texas Hill Country, including New Braunfels. Dry Comal Creek Winery is an award-winning winery known for its Black Spanish Wine, and is located directly across the street from Vintage Oaks.
Prefer a calm way of life but still want big city convenience? New Braunfels is convenient to not one, but two cities, making it one of the most well-located places to live in Texas. Whether you work at the capitol in Austin or USAA in San Antonio—or one of many other large companies located or headquartered in central Texas—or, you just like the idea of being between two thriving cities, New Braunfels offers a truly ideal location.
The promise of New Braunfels, part historic charm and part eye toward the future, is reflected in its distinct area shoppings. In Downtown New Braunfels, you have the historic main plaza dotted with antique stores, quaint shops, and can’t-miss boutiques (which offer a taste of what you’ll find in the historic town of Gruene). Just up the road in San Marcos, the Premium Outlets have been voted among the “Best places to shop” by the Austin Business Journal and named the third-best place to shop in the world by ABC's "The View."
Restaurants in New Braunfels reflect an international flavor rooted in the city’s German heritage. But it wouldn’t be the Lone Star state without some good ‘ole Texas barbecue, like you’ll find at Rudy’s. A few favorite area dining options include Huisache Grill & Wine Bar, and many in Gruene, including Gruene River Grill and The Gristmill.
Speaking of Gruene, this charming city listed in the National Register of Historic Places is a favorite dining and hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. Between antique shopping, walking tours of the town’s early cotton industry, and enjoying a show at Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene never disappoints.
10. Quality of life
New Braunfels is located at the intersection of desirability and affordability, and those who call it home are proud to do so. With a low cost of living, an exceptional climate, beautiful topography, and an array of things to see and do, New Braunfels offers a quality of life that is second to none. Everyone from young families, to retirees, to celebrity heroes like J.R. Martinez, who recently announced he was building a home at Vintage Oaks, have discovered the superior way of life that awaits them in this spectacular place.