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Trying to figure out where to buy a home can sometimes be a more difficult decision than narrowing down which specific home to buy—especially in Texas, which is filled with so many thriving cities. Buying a home in the Hill Country is a popular choice today, and, more and more, the choice of new homebuyers is New Braunfels. So why are so many people looking to live in New Braunfels? The reasons are many.

1. It’s growing fast

Is New Braunfels growing so fast because people are moving here or are people moving here because it’s growing so fast? The answer is: Yes! The city was just named the second-fastest growing city in the nation, jumping six spots from last year. The population in New Braunfels has almost doubled since the year 2000 as people discover the many advantages of living here.

2. Never a dull moment

A day on Canyon Lake or tubing the Comal River. A different kind of water play at Schlitterbahn. Some of the best shopping in the country, abundant parks where you can run or relax, have a picnic or enjoy a playground, or simply take in the Hill Country scenery. There’s so much to do in New Braunfels that even media outlet Thrillist, which typically focuses on urban environments, offered their take on “The Coolest Suburb in America’s 36 Biggest Metro Area, and shined a spotlight on the city.

Based on criteria including “a good (or at least respectable) food/drink scene,” a decent commute, and a place with a history or its own unique elements that separate it from just planned suburban sprawl,” they named New Braunfels San Antonio metro area’s best suburb.

3. Abundant employment opportunities

Living in New Braunfels means having an easy commute to both Austin and San Antonio and their bustling job markets. But New Braunfels’ job market offers residents great opportunities to work even closer to home. Amazon is building a new 855,000-square-foot facility in San Marcos and bringing 1,000 jobs, hundreds of jobs are coming to New Braunfels courtesy of the new HEB Plus that’s almost finished on the Northeast side, and Epic Piping is adding hundreds of jobs to its facility.

4. The family friendliness

One of the largest group of homebuyers moving into New Braunfels is families seeking a well-rounded life with lots to see and do and great schools to educate their children. New Braunfels has all of that, plus a warm and welcoming environment that invites new residents in and makes them never want to leave. That’s especially true in New communities in New Braunfels like The Crossings, a 288-acre masterplanned community featuring two single-family neighborhoods from Lennar with modern floorplans, spacious gathering areas, and many of today’s most coveted features. With an ideal location that feels private and serene but is close to shopping, restaurants, recreation, and I35, a range of new homes in a variety of sizes and configurations, amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails, with affordable prices from the $230s, it’s no wonder it’s quickly become New Braunfels’ most popular new community.

For more information, visit The Crossings or click below to view all floorplans.

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