Thrillist is one of today’s most popular media authorities on where to go, see, do, play, and live. While they typically concentrate on urban areas and cities, their latest article focuses on the suburbs—specifically, “The Coolest Suburbs in America’s 35 Biggest Metro Areas.”
“When we undertook this piece, we had a simple goal. Tell someone moving out of a particular city the coolest potential smaller community to live in nearby. In doing so, we weighed three major factors,” they said.
“1) A good (or at least respectable) food/drink scene, with enough places to go close to home to not always have to trudge back into the city.
2) Not so far away from the city that the commute is awful
3) A place with a history or its own unique elements that separate it from just planned suburban sprawl”
Under that criteria, and so much more, who else would they choose when it came to the San Antonio metro area’s best suburb but New Braunfels.
“Most San Antonio residents (and Austin residents, for that matter) are quite familiar with New Braunfels as a go-to launch point for some sweet tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, and as the hometown of six-time MLB all-star Lance Berkman,” they said. “But beyond that, there's some serious history here. If tubing in naturally occurring rivers isn't enough for you, there are always the water slides at massive water park Schlitterbahn, and if that doesn't get your heart racing, two words: SNAKE FARM!”
While Thrillist nails it when it comes to how much there is to see and do in New Braunfels, what they didn’t mention are the numerous other reasons so many people are moving here:
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, New Braunfels surrounds its residents in great amenities and convenience. The new HEB Plus being built on the Northeast side, just down the street from New Braunfels new-home community The Crossings, will make it even more desirable.
New Braunfels’ location in the Hill Country also puts it in the middle of a vibrant area and within easy distance to both Austin and San Antonio. For those who commute to either of these two dynamic cities, that time-saving convenience is key.
But for a growing number of people, work is even closer to home. New Braunfels’ job market has been on a tear, as has neighboring San Marcos’. In addition to the hundreds of jobs coming to New Braunfels courtesy of the new HEB Plus, several other companies are coming to the area or expanding their workforce. Amazon is building a new 855,000-square-foot facility in San Marcos and bringing 1,000 jobs and Epic Piping is adding hundreds of jobs to its facility.
The natural beauty
Thrillist mentioned tubing, but how about the view while you’re heading down the river? With the natural beauty in New Braunfels, from the rolling hills that make you feel like you‘re in Tuscany, to the towering oak trees, the views are pretty perfect throughout the city.
The family friendliness
One thing you can’t easily quantify about an area is how welcoming it will feel once you live there. But those who live in New Braunfels are not shy about how much they love it and what it’s brought to their family. New communities in New Braunfels like The Crossings attract young families with their ideal location, great schools, range of new homes in a variety of sizes and configurations, affordable prices from the $230s, and community of likeminded families all seeking a wonderful place to plant roots.
For more information, visit The Crossings. The newest single-family community in New Braunfels, this new 288-acre offering features two single-family neighborhoods with modern floorplans, spacious gathering areas, and many of today’s most coveted features. The Crossings also boasts great onsite amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails, along with Hill Country views and a location offering easy access to I35.
Click here to view floorplans in the community.