It comes as no surprise to us that New Braunfels is one of the fastest growing towns in the United States. From young families to retirees, people see the values held in the Two-River Town and want to live their days in the gateway to the Texas Hill Country (plus, it’s nice to live a short distance from the river, downtown, and Wurstfest when the season comes).
But aside from New Braunfels being a generally attractive place to live, several neighborhoods in town have proven to be alluring to anyone seeking a beautiful home in a tranquil environment. Below is a list of the current neighborhoods that are proving to be the most sought-after across New Braunfels.
1. River Place at Gruene
The famous Gruene, TX is tucked away in New Braunfels and offers respite and retreat for those who want to settle into the Hill Country life for a night. Just north of the “downtown” Gruene district is River Place at Gruene, a neighborhood for homeowners looking for the best of both worlds. This neighborhood is just a short drive from FM 306, which leads quickly to I-35 for the commuter or out to Canyon Lake going west for the vacationer. The entrance feels luxurious and rustic and works its way into a charming set of roads and homes. The simple layout and mid-size lots mean privacy without too much upkeep. The neighborhood backs up to the breathtaking Guadalupe River and features a river park for residents to enjoy whenever they want. Invite friends and family to the house, spend a day at the river, and still be home for dinner.
2. River Chase
If you venture west past River Place at Gruene along FM 306, you will find yourself at River Chase. This neighborhood is in high demand due to its distance from the interstate, proximity to the Gruene Historic District, and short commute to both Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake. Most homes offer plenty of space between neighbors for privacy and custom landscaping for those with the green thumb (or know someone who does). The generous amenities include a clubhouse available to rent for social events, a fitness center, swimming pools, a baseball field, basketball courts, a tennis court, and even some more pleasant amenities like a pond, a butterfly garden, and a barn. River Chase is within walking distance to the Guadalupe River, which is ideal for those that often get the itch to relax in the natural waters, and not too far from both Whitewater Amphitheater and Gruene Hall to make your weekends a little more fun.
3. John Newcombe Estate/Newcombe Tennis Ranch
The John Newcombe Estate and Tennis Ranch is a new housing development off Highway 46, northwest of downtown New Braunfels. It was built in 2010 and is nearing the end of the main construction. The neighborhood offers custom homes as well as land plots. It is a gated community aiming to provide an intimate and secure setting for homeowners. Amenities found at the Estate Country Club include the resort-style pool, lounge, fitness center, tennis courts, and kid’s club that help foster community among homeowners in the Newcombe neighborhood. Available homes vary in style from a cottage to conventional to and estate, depending on your budget and desired level of luxury. Fishing ponds, walking trails, and family parks are also on-site and make this a premier location for families who want to live in comfort close to town.
4. Vintage Oaks
1118 Diretto Dr - $569,900
Vintage Oaks is 3,300-acre neighborhood near Canyon Lake that provides “the perfect backdrop to a life well-lived.” Enjoy abundant wildlife and nature while living in a little slice of heaven on the northwest side of New Braunfels. Residents rave about this place for its community and perseverance to maintain the Texas Hill Country vibe, even despite growth. Living here puts homeowners next to the Texas Wine Trail and sits equidistant between Highway 281 and I-35 for commuters. Some of the amenities include a clubhouse with two swimming pools, a lazy river, fitness center, soccer field, baseball field, tennis courts, an outdoor kitchen, a flower garden, and a picnic area with a 500-year old oak tree.
5. Copper Ridge
Copper Ridge is a community of houses northwest of New Braunfels and tucked safely inside the southern Hill Country. Within the 24-hour gated and guarded entrance, homes rest on plots between 1-3 acres. There is a Texas-style pavilion with a fireplace, barbecue pit, and picnic tables to enjoy a Texas evening with friends and family, as well as tennis courts, basketball courts, and a resort-style pool. Most of all, it sits a little off the beaten path for those who want some space in their living situation. Build a custom home or buy a newly built home before it goes off the market!
6.Havenwood at Hunters Crossing
Havenwood at Hunters Crossing is located on Hunter Road between Gruene and San Marcos. This neighborhood is growing popular because of its location on the Texas Wine Trail and proximity to shopping (San Marcos outlet malls, anyone?), great dining, entertainment, excellent schools, and easy commuting. It also strives to be a community which invites people from all stages of life, from new families to growing families to retirees. Havenwood residents enjoy breathtaking Hill Country views, as well as resort-style amenities that include swimming pools, parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and gorgeous live oak trees
Interested in any of these neighborhoods? Keller Williams would love to help you in the process. 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. Let us know how we can help your search for the right home as seamless as possible!