As New Braunfels, Texas has continued to evolve and diversify (recently ranking as the second fastest growing city in the country!), so has its local neighborhood selection. From cozy cottages to waterfront estates, we’re willing to reckon our little “river city” has something for pretty much anyone.
But just which neighborhoods are really making strides in New Braunfels’ explosive market? Below are several neighborhoods, both new and established, that seem to be gaining popularity among buyers.
1. River Chase
By far the most popular community on our list, River Chase (located several miles north of New Braunfels proper) boasts that rustic sort of elegance Hill Country buyers love. Besides beautiful homes and an idyllic location, this neighborhood offers residents a community clubhouse, swimming pools, sports courts, and walking paths. But what really sets River Chase apart? The neighborhood preserves a 58-acre community park (aptly named “River Park”) that provides residents with private access to the Guadalupe River. Homes for sale in River Chase generally start in the mid-$300,000s and go up to about $1 Million.
Perched on the northeast reach of New Braunfels, Texas, Havenwood At Hunters Crossing is a master-planned Hill Country community that dates back to 2007. Overall? This neighborhood truly takes advantage of the outdoors. Nestled among rolling hills and outstretched oaks (each home sits on at least a 1.25-acre lot), Havenwood boasts beautiful parks, playgrounds, and miles of scenic walking trails. Additionally, the community’s amenities complex features a swimming complex with multiple pools, a fitness center, sports courts, and more. Homes in this active community tend to start in the $400,000s and soar up to $900,000.
Nestled in the southwest corner of New Braunfels (safely out of the tourist zone yet still within city limits), Highland Grove started in 2013 and has been growing ever since. The neighborhood boasts classic design and varied floor plans (both one and two-story), generous quarter-acre lots, proximity to the largest park in New Braunfels (Fischer Park), and a nearly-on-site elementary school (Morningside Elementary School is less than a mile from the community). Homes are generally affordable, priced from $200,000 to $340,000.
4. Manor Creek
A gated community in northwest New Braunfels, Manor Creek is made up of large homes and generously sized home lots (⅓ acres each with mature trees!). Featuring a well-loved community clubhouse and neighborhood pool, the neighborhood is centered around the best aspects of the Texas Hill Country: community and the great outdoors. Manor Creek also offers a variety of floor plans (between 2,000 and 3500 square feet) that currently range from around $370,000 to $563,000.
We love Pecan Crossing’s two-acre private park, walking trails, and two playscapes. But the real gem of this new construction community? It’s location nearly across the street from Fischer Park, New Braunfels’ biggest and most beloved open space. This newly popular New Braunfels neighborhood boasts a variety of home options that are both beautiful and affordable: the open floor plans, high ceilings, and elegant exteriors (stucco, brick, and rock) start in the mid-$200,000s and go to about $385,000.
Created by an Australian tennis legend and executed by insanely talented builders and designers, John Newcombe Estate might just be New Braunfels’ most unique master-planned community. Featuring 200 premium acreage homesites, thoughtful Hill Country amenities, and an exclusive country club, this neighborhood dates back to 2011 and continues to set new standards. One of the higher-end communities on our list, homes in John Newcombe Estate start around $385,000 and soar into the millions.
With our wealth of experienced, local agents, we’re eager to help you find your place in the New Braunfels community. From connecting you with a lender to giving you access to exclusive resources, let us make your search for the right home as seamless as possible!