New Braunfels is not just one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. It’s also one of the hottest markets for active adults.
“New Braunfels, TX is famous with tourists and retirees for its rich German heritage, festivals, and medical access. Some say this very rapidly growing town of over 57,000 offers the best lifestyle for the money for senior citizens in South Central Texas,” said Top Retirements. “People love the people, weather, excellent health care, beautiful Hill Country and safe living environment, and many good restaurants. New Braunfels is over-flowing with old world heritage and small town Texas charm.”
1. So much to do and see
New Braunfels offers active adults an abundance of activities for fun and relaxation. Hike, bike, or walk among miles of trails that offer varying levels of challenge and bring in the area’s beautiful natural scenery. Have a family picnic at Fischer Park or ride the train at Landa Park. Take advantage of some of the best tubing around on the Guadalupe. Or play a round on one of the many local golf courses.
You’ll also want to explore downtown New Braunfels’ historic main plaza and browse its quaint shops. For more history in a charming setting, there is no place like the town of Gruene, where you can buy antiques, listen to live music, and enjoy homemade fudge.
2. Dining and shopping
Restaurants spanning local favorites, national chains, cheap eats, and fine dining, with everything from American food to Tex-Mex give active adults an abundance of options. The Premium Outlets in adjacent San Marcos also put world-class shopping within easy reach. The Outlets were named the third-best place to shop in the world by ABC’s “The View.”
3. Beautiful surroundings
Rolling hills, towering trees, and sparkling water. This is New Braunfels, with beautiful views at every turn. That includes the vineyards of the Texas Wine Trail. For a taste of what makes Texas wines so unique, New Braunfels’ Dry Comal Creek Winery is the place to go. Located right across from favorite masterplanned community Vintage Oaks, Dry Comal Creek is known for its award-winning Black Spanish wines.
4. A great location
A small-town feel with big-city access—that’s just one of the many things that makes New Braunfels so great. Residents love being nestled in a serene, scenic setting surrounded by friendly people yet within an easy drive of both Austin and San Antonio.
They also love being so convenient to area services including medical facilities and veterans services.
5. Land and homes for sale
New Braunfels offers homes new and old, in rural settings as well as some of the most popular locations in the area. Vintage Oaks is the fastest-growing masterplan in the Texas Hill Country for two years running, owing its popularity to a combination of great properties, resort-style amenities, and desirable locale.
This 3,300-acre master-planned community offers homesites from one to 14 acres and home-lot packages from leading homebuilders Ryland and David Weekley.
For more information, visit Vintage Oaks or click below to download our free Guide to Living and Retiring in the Texas Hill Country.