Thinking of moving to Texas Hill Country? Between its scenic views and lively social scene, it’s no wonder the area has been the inspiration for country hits by the likes of Willie Nelson and George Strait (who built his own home here, no less). Texas Hill Country is one of the fastest-growing areas around, thanks to a booming economy and increased investment in the technology sector in Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. Families and young professionals are moving here in droves, and most are looking for the perfect neighborhood to settle down and enjoy the area.
When planning a move, one of the first and most important considerations is which neighborhood you’ll choose to lay down roots. When researching areas in Texas Hill Country, you’ll find that New Braunfels consistently makes it to the top of those “best” lists. Here’s why it’s the best place to live in Texas Hill Country.
- There Is Always Something to Do.
How do you and your family like to unwind on the weekends? By hiking and swimming? Biking? Taking in a movie? Eating dinner at a fabulous restaurant? In New Braunfels, we have all that and more. Canyon Lake makes for a perfect reprieve from the Texas heat with swimming, boating, or fishing options, while the area’s two lakes, Guadalupe and Comal, make the perfect backdrop for tubing. New Braunfels is also home to two brewing companies, a winery, and a bustling historic district.
- It Has Award-Winning Schools
As home of the Unicorns, you can expect the local school offerings to be of mythic proportions. Many of the area’s elementary, middle, and high schools earn the highest possible marks for reading, college readiness, and standardized test scores, according to Great Schools. If you’re looking to settle down and raise a family, you can rest assured that your little ones will be well educated and prepared for the real world.
- You’ll Love the Pace of Small Town Life
New Braunfels may only be a short drive from San Antonio, but it definitely still has a small-town feel. At night, you can go out on your porch and admire the look of the Texas sky studded with stars. At the same time, all the amenities necessary for modern living are located right in town. If you’re craving a night out on the town, the wonders of San Antonio are an Uber ride away.
- There’s Always a Passionate Small Business to Support
While it’s true that New Braunfels is experiencing exponential growth, it still very much has the “small town” vibe. Small business owners in New Braunfels are passionate and always ready to lend a hand to support the community. Some of the local favorites to check out include Stahlman’s, a farmer’s market offering seasonal, fresh local produce and foods, Lot 59, a boutique that sells a little bit of everything, 2tarts Bakery, a coffee and nosh store, Gruene Outfitters, which sells outdoor sporting goods in the heart of the historic district, and the local farmers and artisans who come to the New Braunfels Farmer’s Market and Old Gruene Market Days.
- You Will Fall in Love with The Seasonal Attractions
When you live in New Braunfels, you will find that there is always something to do, see, or discover – and that includes our abundance of festivals and seasonal celebrations. Some of the local favorites include Wurstfest (an homage to the city’s German roots), UTOPiAfest, and the yearly Gourd Festival. Whether you’re into quilting, eating, sipping, or learning about history, there is a festival in New Braunfels you’re sure to enjoy.
Texas Hill Country is full of picturesque towns, cities, and villages. You will be hard-pressed, however, to find a city better than New Braunfels. A perfect marriage between the old world and the new, New Braunfels has something to delight everyone in your family. Best of all, it is conveniently located between both San Antonio (less than 30 miles) and Austin (less than 50 miles), making it a doable commute to either city, thanks to its close proximity to I-35. Couples, young professionals, families, and retirees can all find their forever homes in New Braunfels, in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country.
About Vintage Oaks
For more information, visit Vintage Oaks. Vintage Oaks is a 3,900-acre masterplanned community featuring Texas land for sale from one to 14 acres priced from the $90s and a variety of custom and semi-custom homes, plus spectacular Hill Country views and towering oak trees. Owners enjoy amenities including three pools, a lazy river, children’s playgrounds, five miles of nature trails, tennis and basketball courts, sporting fields, and the stunning Tuscan clubhouse. The year-round calendar of events and activities for all ages includes the Summer Concert Series in Timber Ridge Park, dining out groups, Bunco groups, swim-in movies, yoga classes, Wine Night, Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and the annual holiday event in the community, complete with a snowy sledding hill.
The new Fitness Club at Vintage Oaks gives owners a world-class facility right in the community, with 7,800 square feet of space including: large indoor/outdoor classrooms; a lap and fitness pool; Precor cardio and Life Fitness weight equipment; a hot tub; locker rooms; and more than 100 group exercise classes per month including yoga, water aerobics, and boot camps.
The fastest-growing community in the Hill Country for five consecutive years, Vintage Oaks has no city taxes and offers the ability to choose your builder and build when you're ready.
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