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Find the latest New Braunfels homes and real estate MLS listings for Austin Texas suburbs right now. As a Texas Hill Country destination, New Braunfels, Texas, is one of the top places to live in the state and spans 44.9 square miles north of San Antonio. It's known for its rich German heritage due to the large number of German immigrants who settled in the local area. Today, it currently has a population of 90,403. To learn more about houses in New Braunfels or schedule a private home showing, call/text (512) 795-1973 or email your expert New Braunfels real estate agent today. Whether you're a first-time home buyer or a savvy real estate investor, create an account to track your New Braunfels house buying process and progress easily. Read more about homes in New Braunfels Texas below.

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Living in New Braunfels

Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels first established the city in 1845 and led the development of the area.

The location has a humid tropical climate, similar to the surrounding cities in the area. This makes it easy to spend plenty of time outdoors any time of the year without worrying about significant changes in the weather.

The proximity of New Braunfels to San Antonio and Austin also makes it an ideal place to live for those who work in the major cities but want a more affordable place to reside.

The picturesque city boasts a lush setting with plenty of trees and spectacular views. The mature trees and rivers create a beautiful environment that is well-preserved even as the area continues to grow.

New Braunfels Community

One of the highlights of living or visiting Braunfels is the annual German-style sausage festival, which is a large event in November and is known as "Wurstfest." Wassailfest is also hosted every December in the historic downtown area.

Additional events include The Gristmill, Utopiafest, Wein and Saengerfest, and folk fest, where the community comes together to eat all types of cuisine in a fun and lively setting where it's easy to meet new people.

The cold-spring rivers also make this a desirable place to spend time, specifically during the summer months when the temperatures rise. This makes it fun to spend time tubing for several miles in both the Guadalupe and Comal rivers.

Those who want to have fun cooling off any time of the year can visit the Schlitterbahn WaterPark Resort, which attracts a lot of families and couples. This is where plenty of slides, a wave pool, and rides are present for all ages to enjoy.

Lake McQueeney and Canyon Lake are also a short drive away, allowing local residents to have plenty of options when spending the day on the water.

Those who enjoy a high level of adrenaline in an outdoor setting can visit the Ernest Eikel Skate Park.

The oldest dancehall in Texas, Gruene Hall, is also a local attraction, which was built in 1978. This is where the movie, Coyote Funeral, was filmed in 2006. Patrons spend time at the dance hall listening to live Americana, country, and blues music each night.

Additional places to enjoy live music in an energetic environment include The Phoenix Saloon, Freiheit Country Store, Pour Haus, River Road Ice House, and the Whitewater Amphitheater.

New Braunfels is also home to the oldest bakery in Texas, known as Naeglin's Bakery.

New Braunfels Schools

Both the New Braunfels Independent School District and the Comal Independent School District serve the local area. Both districts have an excellent reputation because they're privately funded, allowing class sizes to be smaller. This enhances the academic success of students and has led to higher test scores. A variety of private schools are also available.

Some of the schools that are operated by the Cormal Independent School District include Hoffmann Lane Elementary School, Goodwin Frazier Elementary School, Morningside Elementary School, Hoffmann Lane Elementary School, Canyon Middle School, Church Hill Middle School, and Canyon High School.

The New Braunfels Independent School District serves 9,282 students and has a student-to-teacher ratio of 18 to one. The average SAT score is 1160 and the average ACT score is 26.

Students who graduate from both school districts are known to attend Texas State University, Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Texas Lutheran University, Rice University, Abilene Christian University, and the University of Texas - Austin, according to

New Braunfels Jobs

The close proximity of New Braunfels to both Austin and San Antonio makes it a prime location for commuters who don't want to spend several hours driving to and from work each day. The city is 30 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin. The booming tech industry in Austin attracts many professionals. Some of the largest employers in Austin include Google, Tesla, Dell, Seton Healthcare Network, 3M Co., Time Warner Cable Inc., Farmers Insurance Group of Cos., Austin Travis Co. MHMR Center, Bank of America, Austin Travis Co. MHMR Center, and Silicon Laboratories.

The strong job market is one of the main reasons why many people choose to relocate to the area. The economic growth that occurred in recent years continues to attract new residents and contribute to the appeal of the location.

Some of the top employers in New Braunfels include Comal ISD, New Braunfels ISD, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Hunter Industries Ltd, the City of New Braunfels, Christus Santa Rosa - New Braunfels, Wells Fargo, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Aflac, New York Life, Sodexo, Chevron, Ecolab, Ferguson Enterprises, Sysco, D.R. Horton, Valero Energy Corporation, CEMEX, Ameriprise Financial, Edward Jones, United Rentals, and HD Supply, according to

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Moving to New Braunfels

More people are looking to move to New Braunfels due to its long list of attractions, quaint setting, and variety of outdoor activities available any time of the year. Relocating to the city requires planning where you'll rent or buy a home. It's important to calculate what you can afford. Most financial experts recommend spending less than 28% of your pre-tax income.

Working with a local real estate agent who is familiar with New Braunfels can make it easier to find your next apartment or house. Communicate your wants, needs, and budget. You can also research some of the neighborhoods available to determine where you'll feel most at home. Consider the proximity to nearby schools or your place of employment to determine how much time you'll spend on the road each day.

Some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city include Riverforest and River Chase, which are close to the water and offer spectacular views. John Newcombe Estate and Vintage Oaks are also highly favored as master-planned communities with a variety of amenities.

If you have a smaller budget or are looking for your first home to purchase, most real estate agents will recommend Highland Grove, Cotton Crossing, Pecan Crossing, and Avery Park.

Many new communities also have new construction homes available, which is ideal if you have time on your side and want to select the materials and features of your new home.

The cost of living varies, making it necessary to do a bit of research and create a budget.

One of the main places to shop and make purchases is at the New Braunfels Marketplace, which is home to Gold’s Gym, the Alamo Drafthouse, and more. The Town Center at Creekside is where locals can make purchases at Best Buy, JC Penney, Target, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

New Braunfels Highlights

The beautiful architecture in the downtown area is one of the main draws of New Braunfels, where original buildings from the 1800s are still present and contribute to the small-town feel of the local area. The Gruene Historic District is where most of the buildings are present and is a popular place to visit any day of the week.

Outdoor enthusiasts can visit the Natural Bridge Caverns & Wildlife Ranch, where a variety of different walkways are present, making it easy to explore the beautiful location. The undergrown limestone caves are cool and allow visitors to get a break from the heat while getting a chance to view the natural formations in a quiet and serene setting.

The Natural Bridge Caverns & Wildlife Ranch is also where visitors can explore a location that has been operated for agricultural purposes by the same family for over a century.

There are also plenty of places to shop due to the variety of boutiques and retail stores present. Local residents enjoy buying clothing, accessories, shoes, and souvenirs at KC Luxe Life Boutique, Dancing Pony, Ducky's, Frog Hollar Outdoor, Gruene with Envy Clothing, The Local, Lark Mason Associates, and Shop Shane & Co. The Downtown Antique Mall also has a variety of vintage goods and covers 20,000 square feet to explore. It's located in an old building from the 1900s, which was recently restored.

New Braunfels Sports

From parks to sports stadiums, there are many different ways to enjoy participating in and being a spectator of various sports events in the local area.

Flag football is a popular sport in the area. The New Braunfels Youth Flag Football League has a variety of teams to join.

The Unicorn Stadium is the top sports attraction in New Braunfels and first opened its doors in 1927. This is where a lot of soccer and football games are held throughout the year. An athletic track is also present on the ground for competitions.

Those who want to enjoy water sports can head over to the Texas Ski Ranch. This is a popular place to wakeboard with or without a boat and is where many people take lessons during the week. Other activities that are available on the land near the water include axe throwing and paintball.

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Restaurants New Braunfels

The variety of restaurants available in New Braunfels makes it easy to have a large selection of different types of cuisine any night of the week. There's a robust wine and beer scene in the area due to the liquor that is made in the city.

Guadalupe Brewing, Town Center at Creekside, and Town Center at Creekside have a variety of recipes and techniques to enjoy. The best spots to indulge in delicious wine include Water 2 Wine, The Grapevine, Winery on the Gruene, and Dry Comal Creek Vineyards.

For authentic German cuisine, stop by Krause’s Biergarten & Cafe and Friesenhaus. If you're in the mood for barbecue, locals favor Black’s BBQ and Granzin’s Bar-BQ.

Those who are fans of flavorful breakfast tacos can dine at Las Fontanas or El Nopalito. You can't go wrong with either option.

For lunch, The Gristmill is a great place to order a sandwich that is packed with fresh and organic ingredients.