Many of the best places to live in New Braunfels are concentrated off of Highway 46, providing easy access to the city’s ample amenities and work centers while still highlighting the abundant natural beauty for which the city is known. This bustling area is perfect for those who want convenience but still crave a serene setting for their home.
Masterplanned communities like Vintage Oaks are tucked away in the Hill Country’s natural landscape, providing privacy among rolling hills and mature oaks yet remaining within easy reach of the highway and New Braunfels’ shops, restaurants, landmarks, and schools.
This location is central to New Braunfels most popular hotspots, including: The Guadalupe River for tubing; Natural Bridge Caverns’s underground cave tours; Landa Park for an abundance of family fun; Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, voted the No. 1 waterpark in the world for the last 19 years; Gruene Historic District; and the bounty of interactive exhibits at McKenna Children's Museum. Close to Loop 377 and Highway 281, this ideal area in New Braunfels is also minutes to Highway 35 and the rest of the Hill Country as well as both Austin and San Antonio.
New Braunfels Amenities
New Braunfels is the second-fastest-growing city in the nation, and those who are moving here are attracted by the the city’s ample charms and growing list of amenities. Great shopping is located right off Highway 46, including H-E-B and conveniences including salons and day spas, child care, several banks, and urgent care centers.
A wide array of restaurants is also concentrated in this area, including The Reel Seafood and Grill; Longhorn Café; Las Fontanas Mexican Kitchen; and Scrumdillyum Cakes & More. In addition, the acclaimed Dry Comal Creek Winery & Vineyards, one of the many wineries that comprise the Texas Wine Trail, is located on Highway 46, just across the street from Vintage Oaks.
This location is also a short drive from the charming town of Gruene, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located within New Braunfels’ city limits. Gruene is home to The Gristmill, a former cotton gin that is today one of America's Most Popular Family-Friendly Restaurants, as named by Urbanspoon. The restaurant is right next door to the famed Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas where some of the world’s most famous musical acts continue to play. Other can’t-miss spots in Gruene include: The Grapevine, featuring one of the largest selections of Texas wines; Cantina Del Rio, voted Best Margarita for six years; and Gruene General Store, one of the top 40 places to visit in Texas (and some of the best homemade fudge you’ll ever eat!). You can also see some of the original settler’s homes at Gruene Mansion Inn and Gruene Haus. And don’t forget to come during Gruene Market Days for some great shopping.
One of the biggest draws of New Braunfels is the acclaimed schools, and those looking to buy land or buy a home are especially attracted to the Comal ISD, which serves students in Vintage Oaks. The Comal ISD is a Recognized school district and all campuses in the district are fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Families comprise one of many types of buyers attracted to New Braunfels. The city is also home to a large military population and an ever-growing contingent of retirees. In fact, TIME: Money recently named New Braunfels the best city “For Encore Workers” on their list of the 7 Best Places to Retire Right Now thanks to its impressive, ongoing job growth and strategic location.
For more information about living in New Braunfels, visit Vintage Oaks. Vintage Oaks is a 3,900-acre masterplanned community that offers acreage homesites ranging from 1 to 14 acres in gated and non-gated neighborhoods as well as custom, semi-custom homes, and Quick Move homes. On-site resort amenities include multiple pools, a lazy river, miles of walking trails, ball fields and sport courts, a Tuscan clubhouse, a year-round calendar of community events, and the brand-new Fitness Club.
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