Dreamed up by an Australian tennis legend and executed by insanely talented builders and designers, John Newcombe Estate breaks out of the typical “luxury community” mold in more ways than one.
With 200 premium acreage homesites, thoughtful Hill Country amenities, a to-die-for country club, and an eclectic history, this neighborhood might just be New Braunfels’ most unique master-planned community.
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1. A Premier Tennis Facility
Forget the “golf course community” craze. John Newcombe Estate is all about tennis. Designed by tennis icons John Newcombe and Cliff Drysdale, John Newcombe Estate’s anchoring facility (John Newcombe Tennis Ranch) is one of the most iconic in the world, fostering a totally unique design and philosophy. Over the past 35 years, players of all skill level and experience (from novice to competitive) have attended rigorous training programs, week-long clinics, weekend resort-style vacations, and far more!
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2. Brand New Homes
One of the newer subdivisions in the New Braunfels area, John Newcombe Estate broke ground in 2010 and has been building fabulous homes ever since. For buyers, this means that homes contain new, top-of-the-line appliances, untarnished construction, functionally modern floor plans, and high-quality design.
3. Generous Acreage
Offering over 200 premium acreage homesites, John Newcombe Estate certainly runs the gamut when it comes to property types and sizes. With many generous land offerings (from a quarter acre to one and a half acres), homes in this neighborhood offer plenty of privacy and ample backyard space. Whether you want to utilize your portion of Hill Country paradise for entertaining, playing with kids, or lounging by the pool, you’ll have plenty of space to spread out.
4. A Unique Culture
While many master-planned communities come with a “one size fits all” sort of culture, John Newcombe Estate once again dares to break the mold. With a unique history (originally built as a dude ranch in the 1940’s) and an Australian flair (thanks to Aussie native John Newcombe), the neighborhood’s personality is playful and lighthearted with an emphasis on outdoor adventure and leisure.
5. Top-Rated Schools
Whether you have school-aged children or not, an area’s school district is perhaps one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a neighborhood. Thankfully, students in John Newcombe Estate are zoned to attend the highly acclaimed New Braunfels ISD. As a school recognized especially for its teachers and diversity, New Braunfels ISD boasts high proficiency levels in both math and reading, as well as a favorable student-teacher ratio (17:1).
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6. Custom Builders + Luxury Homes
For buyers looking to create a dream home from the ground up, custom homes are an option in John Newcombe Estate. Equipped with a highly acclaimed list of preferred builders (all very well-versed with the Newcombe Estate architectural requirements), this neighborhood places a high value on both homeowner satisfaction and the Estate’s Texas Hill Country integrity.
7. An Idyllic Location
River or lake? Small town or big city? Residents of John Newcombe Estate can simply answer, “Yes!” Minutes from both the outstretched expanse of Canyon Lake and the meandering Guadalupe and Comal Rivers, this neighborhood is primed and ready for aqua-fun. Perched between San Antonio, Austin, and New Braunfels, this community is also conveniently situated for residents to enjoy the wide-open Hill Country and the perks of the city. Nominally located in New Braunfels, TX, (less than four miles outside downtown), residents can also enjoy the local wineries, breweries, adorable boutiques, trendy breakfast spots, live caves, and out-of-this-world festivals that everyone loves.
8. Hill Country Landscape
As a neighborhood that places a high emphasis on its natural surroundings, John Newcombe Estate offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. From several onsite catch-and-release fishing ponds (stocked with native fish like black bass, catfish, and perch) to walking and biking trails threaded throughout the community. (strategically routed to allow easy access to the common areas and the country club) to parks littered with an abundance of century-old oaks, it’s clear this neighborhood preserves the integrity of the Texas Hill Country.
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9. A Wide Variety of Price Points
Far from an overly-exclusive luxury community, John Newcombe Estate is committed to offering a wide variety of home styles and prices. Starting in the $250,000s and skyrocketing up into the millions, available homes come in the form of both cottages and estates, depending on your budget and desired level of luxury.
10. A Resort-Style Country Club
Perhaps the crowning achievement of John Newcombe Estate, the neighborhood’s $2.1 million country club offers a full-service fitness club (where members can enjoy strength & conditioning, aerobic, pilates, and yoga classes), a resort-style outdoor swimming pool, picnic areas, 13 lighted outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor lounge areas (with flat screen TVs, no less), and a full service pro shop. Plus, parents can rest easy knowing their children are safe and sound at Kid’s Club (a professionally supervised program with day camps, events, and a wide variety of sports, games, and activities) as they relax and enjoy the various activities and picturesque views.
Overall? Life at John Newcombe Estate is a good one indeed.
Interested in a future at John Newcombe Estate (or perhaps a different New Braunfels neighborhood that suits you better)? Keller Williams would love to help you in the process. We’d be honored to 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!