If you’re looking to buy a home in New Braunfels, why not choose a neighborhood that makes every day into a Hill Country vacation?
Each year, millions of tourists meander into our charming little Hill Country town. And, after floating the sparkling Comal, enjoying tasty Kartoffels at Krause’s Cafe, and stomping their boots at Gruene Hall, many visitors lament: “I wish I didn’t have to go home!”
Well...what if you didn’t?
If you’re looking for a Hill Country neighborhood that feels like a New Braunfels vacation, here are 7 communities packed with resort-style amenities and perks.
Perched just north of Lake McQueeney on the banks of the Guadalupe River (just a 15-minute drive from the beloved downtown New Braunfels), Long Creek is one of the New Braunfels area’s only master-planned golf course communities. Boasting a variety of options (from garden homes to condos), this neighborhood has something for everyone: properties start in the upper $200's and go up to around $1 Million. Play golf to your heart’s content on the 18-hole championship course, go fishing and swimming on the beach lake, or head to the private marina!
2. River Chase
Offering stunning waterfront perks and peaceful Hill Country charm, River Chase feels like a hyper-exclusive New Braunfels resort...but without the tourists. Residents enjoy access to a beautifully designed community clubhouse, multiple swimming pools, a fitness center, a tennis court, a baseball diamond, and (this is the best part) a 58+ acre River Park with over 600 feet of Guadalupe River waterfront. If that doesn’t sound like a prime vacation spot, we don’t know what does! Homes in this community also live up to a high standard of luxury, offering sweeping views, elegant architectural design, and generous acreage. Prices start at in the mid-$300s and go up to nearly $2 million.
18 Horseshoe Trl (SOLD)
One of the few neighborhoods on our list that lies near the heart of New Braunfels, the T Bar M Ranch Estates community is sure to make tourists jealous as they drive by on their way out of town. Besides being home to a collection of beautiful homes, this diverse neighborhood is the site of Christian camps and retreats (meaning it quite literally has a “resort vacation” sort of feel). Enjoy three swimming pools, an entire sports complex, a putting green, and space for the community to gather. Homes and condos range in price from the upper $100s up towards $1 Million (with most sitting on generously-sized lots).
868 Boomerang Court (SOLD)
Newcombe Tennis Ranch puts a whole new twist on the idea of a “golf course community.” This beautifully designed, master-planned neighborhood is centered around a world-renowned tennis facility that offers training programs, clinics, vacations, and more! This luxurious facility includes a new $2.1 million country club (think: full-service fitness club, outdoor swimming pool, picnic areas, 13 lighted outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor lounge areas with flat screen TVs, a full-service pro shop, and a Kid’s Club). Add in catch-and-release fishing ponds, and Newcombe Tennis Ranch is a resort-style community to be reckoned with. Homes start in the $250s and stretching above $1 Million.
1175 Bordeaux Lane ($797,770)
5. Vintage Oaks
When the creators of Vintage Oaks were busy designing this incredibly unique master-planned community, they must have had the “resort” concept at the forefront of their minds. This neighborhood boasts swoon-worthy amenities, plenty of wide-open Hill Country space, and luxury homes that feel like a boutique hotel. Spend your weekends at the Tuscan-Style clubhouse, work out at the state-of-the-art fitness center, relax by the Olympic-sized pool (or the lazy river pool or splash pool), and meander through the native flower garden. Homes in Vintage Oaks (which include the option for new builds) start in the low $400s and go upwards of $1 Million.
5689 Dry Comal Dr ($579,900)
6. Copper Ridge
Sit back and relax in the Texas Hill Country! Besides its stunning homes and convenient location, Copper Ridge provides residents with fabulous resort-style amenities. The community pool complex offers both lap and play pools, the clubhouse is perfect for your daily workout, and the on-site tennis and basketball courts let you get your game on. Beyond that, a private homeowner’s park allows for leisurely picnics with neighbors and family. Prices start in the low $400s and soar up over $1 Million!
2342 Haven Bluff Court (SOLD)
A high-end community with relaxing vibes to spare, Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing was built with the Hill Country in mind. Homeowners enjoy generous lots surrounded by mature oaks and plenty of privacy (prices start in the low $400s and go up to the mid-$900s). Beyond the homes themselves, this neighborhood features a swimming complex with multiple pools, fitness centers, and tennis courts, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, a “Family Reunion” pavilion perfect for parties, beautiful private parks, and miles of scenic walking trails. Sheesh! Does it get any better than this?
And, if you’re ready to live in a town that feels like a “getaway” most days of the year, we’d be honored to be the ones to help guide you through the whole process, from connecting with a lender to signing the closing papers. Plus, we’ve created an exclusive guide just for the New Braunfels buyer! Let us know how we can help your search for the right home as seamless as possible.