Are you considering relocating to New Braunfels or another portion of the beautiful Texas Hill Country? You’re not alone—as more and more Americans (and many others) experience the beauty and rich cultural heritage of the Texas Hill Country, it’s consistently listed as a top place in the US to retire.
Why? From the warm, dry summers and the larger cities, to the temperate winters and quaint towns, there’s a little something for everyone. Add in the utterly gorgeous natural beauty, rolling hills, and winding roads of Texas Wine Country—plus easy access to other great Texas cities via I-35—the Texas Hill Country is a great place to live.
What You Should Know Before Relocating to New Braunfels and Texas Hill Country
Whether you’ve recently purchased a home or are still considering your ideal spot for relocation, you’ll need to learn as much as you can about the Hill Country—and what it takes to move here—before you get started. To help, we’ve created this relocation guide.
- Learn about the culture. Due to its diversity of culture, moving to Texas Hill Country is a choice that can make anyone feel at home. The Spanish settled the area as far back as the early 1700s, but in the years after the Texas Revolution, French and German settlers began to call the area home. This bold blend of culture is showcased throughout the region, with everything from fiestas near San Antonio to German markets and Oktoberfests in New Braunfels.
- Find necessities. In New Braunfels, you’re never too far from the essentials—there are three separate HEB grocery stores to choose from, and stores and shops at the New Braunfels Town Center to supply most household and electronics purchases you’ll need. Smaller Texas Hill Country towns typically have sufficient options for food shopping, though you may need to travel to a larger city for diversity of choice.
- Research health care and schools. The Texas Hill Country boasts several excellent hospitals and medical clinics—the vast majority of your medical needs can be met at regional hospitals within New Braunfels like Christus Santa Rosa and Resolute Health. If you’re looking for schools, New Braunfels has two school districts—New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD. Use this school district locator to determine which district your address is in.
- Transfer your ties to your new home. As you leave your old address, some things like utilities, cable, internet, and the like will need to be discontinued at your old place and resumed at your Hill Country address. Other things, like mail, can be handled with each sender, or the USPS via a change of address.
- Join the community. Whether you’re relocating to New Braunfels or another prime Texas Hill Country location, do your best to get involved. Whether that’s checking out the local craft beer and wine scene at New Braunfels Brewing Company and Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, taking in a local German festival like Wurstfest, or heading out to the Comal County Fair, there’s plenty of Hill Country activities to help you get to know the area.
Need more information on the best places to settle in Texas Hill Country?
Chat with the experts at Vintage Oaks. This iconic Hill Country community features 1- to 14-acre homesites and unbeatable amenities like pools, a lazy river, hiking trails, and more just minutes from New Braunfels’ best dining and shopping. Contact us today.