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Living in the Hill Country offers a whole world of excitement with events and activities all year round and great restaurants, cultural outings, and recreational opportunities to keep you busy and happy. The excellent shopping in the Hill Country is another important reason people love buying a home in New Braunfels. Here are all the spots you’ll want to check out.

New Braunfels

The charming antique shops in Downtown New Braunfels’s historic main plaza draw shoppers from far and wide to spots like the Downtown Antique Mall, with its 12,000 square feet of antique furniture and collectibles. Red Rooster World features 25,000 square feet of vintage and antique items. For modern shopping conveniences, Town Center at Creekside and New Braunfels Market Place are just a few of the city’s options.

San Marcos

San Marcos is one of the Hill Country’s main shopping draws thanks to Premium Outlets, featuring everything from Banana Republic to Coach to Converse to Gucci. The outlets named the third-best place to shop in the world by ABC’s “The View” and among the “Best places to shop” by the Austin Business Journal. Just minutes away are the Tanger Outlet, with stores including Calvin Klein, Adidas, West Elm, and Samsonite.

Gruene

This popular town listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located within the New Braunfels city limits is a place to spend a weekend afternoon at Gruene Market Days, discovering unique spots like Gruene General Store, named one of the 40 best places to visit in Texas, or strolling the streets of this special spot and drinking in the historic charm.

Fredericksburg

People love Fredericksburg for its beautiful scenery, its wineries and its great shopping including 150+ shops including antique dealers, fashion havens, and handmade artisan works. Head to Der Kuchen Laden, which has been referred to as the Disneyland of kitchen stores, and Dogologie, the spot for “all things dog.”

Boerne

The Houston Chronicle loves Boerne for its Hill Country Mile, “a long, lively stretch of Main Street, with a whole day's worth of shops, busy restaurants, historic buildings, more shops, parks and unique places to stay,” they said. “Into rummaging multi-vendor antique - and old stuff - shops? The Boerne Emporium and Antique Mall will keep you off the streets awhile. For more of a big city galleria and boutique style, there are the upscale shops in Boerne City Center, such as Moon Mippy stationery, and Las Finezas Fine Gifts.”

Wimberley

This charming city is a favorite place to spend a day enjoying the scenery and the shopping. Shop The Tree House is a go-to spot for unique gifts and specialty items, and the Wild West Store in downtown attracts those seeking the owner’s famed personalized service when it comes to finding the perfect pair of boots.

Kerrville

Kerrville’s shopping options range from its picturesque historic downtown district with unique shops including the Sunrise Antique Mall, and modern outlets like the the River Hills Mall, with stores like Belk, Bealls, and JC Penney. The first weekend of the month is a great time to visit for Kerr Market Days, with 40,000-square-feet of goods, crafts, and produce.

This brand-new community of new homes in New Braunfels offers two neighborhoods of single-family residences from Lennar Homes. Affordable new homes in the Hill Country are surprising homebuyers, with prices from the $230s, an incredible array of included features such as granite countertops and window treatments, and an ideal location.

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