If you don't know how great living in New Braunfels is, it's only because you don't live here yet. Those who have the pleasure of calling this growing city home love it for so many reasons. Here are seven of their favorites.
The historic downtown
Historic New Braunfels is a top tourist hotspot, but is just as popular with those who are living in New Braunfels. Stroll through the unique antique shops in search of a treasure, enjoy a meal at a favorite restaurant, and gather at the Bandstand, which has been there since 1905!
That’s not all the history New Braunfels has to offer. The charming city of Gruene, located within the city limits of New Braunfels, is also known as the Gruene Historical District. Spend an afternoon in this favorite spot and you’ll see Gruene Haus, one of the original houses built by Henry D. Gruene, Gruene General Store, which was Gruene’s first mercantile store, and its old cotton gin, now the popular Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. Next door is Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas and still a great spot to catch some live music.
The Texas Wine Trail
The Wine Trail, part of a noted Hill Country wine region that Huffington Post called the “New Napa” goes right through New Braunfels. Don’t miss a visit to Dry Comal Creek Winery for some black Spanish wine. There are more than 40 wineries spread throughout the Hill Country.
Its German background
New Braunfels was named for the city of Braunfels, meaning “Brown rock” in Germany. The Germans were among the first settlers in the area, and their influence is still being felt today in signs, restaurants, and the historic Lindheimer house, at the New Braunfels Conservation Society. Wurstfest, held in New Braunfels in the fall, is one of the largest German festivals in America and the most popular event in the city, drawing tens of thousands of people to its annual celebration of German heritage, with traditional food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, beer, and Alpine- and Bavarian-style entertainment.
Heading to the water is one of the area’s most popular activities, and two bodies of water in New Braunfels are the best places to tube in the Hill Country. The Guadalupe is a favorite river for Hill Country recreation including tubing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and fly-fishing. The Comal River, called the “longest shortest river in the world,” joins the Guadalupe in New Braunfels. The spring-fed river is a favorite spot for tubing for Hill Country families because it’s a calmer river with mild currents and a constant 72-degree temperature.
Having Schlitterbahn in your backyard means you can visit the best waterpark anytime you want. Schlitterbahn offers a huge array of rides, as well as cabanas for relaxing, plus an on-site resort that’s a great place for a quick family vacation without leaving town.
The family-friendly environment
Between the abundant parks in New Braunfels, excellent schools, and spots like the McKenna Children's Museum and the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, New Braunfels offers a desirable family-friendly environment.
Perhaps nowhere is that better expressed than in some of the New Braunfels new-home communities. It’s here that neighbors can become friends. Activities like tricycle races spontaneously spark up in the cul-de-sac and planned activities bring the community together. It’s the way neighborhoods used to be, but, in New Braunfels communities like The Crossings, they still are.
This popular Hill Country community offers a unique opportunity to buy a new home in New Braunfels and live in a modern single-family home from Lennar Homes. The Crossings offers spacious, modern floorplans and many of today’s most coveted feature thanks to Lennar’s popular Everything’s Included (EI) program. EI includes items like granite countertops, Energy Star® stainless steel appliances, window coverings, and landscape packages, built in to the homes at no extra cost.
Buying a home in New Braunfels at The Crossings also provides great onsite amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails, along with Hill Country views and an ideal location with easy access to I35.
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