New Braunfels

Welcome to New Braunfels

Master-planned riverside communities featuring brand new homes and exclusive country clubs
Conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio, New Braunfels is a charming oasis. It’s a haven for outdoor lovers with beautiful parks, golf courses, and access to two rivers – Guadalupe and Comal – made for tubing or just floating with friends and family. New Braunfels has mild winters and over 220 days of sunshine every year. It’s also only a 30-minute drive to Canyon Lake. Known as “The Jewel” of Texas Hill Country, Canyon Lake offers 80 miles of scenic coastline, hiking trails, and water activities.
You’ll find new spacious homes at Havenwood and John Newcombe Estate, which has its own exclusive country club. The gated community at Manor Creek features a private clubhouse and swimming pool. In between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake, River Chase Hill offers an idyllic hill country setting with a 58-acre community park and private access to the Guadalupe River. There are two main historic districts – New Braunfels Downtown and Gruene Historic District. These German settlements that date back to the 1840s are now commercial thoroughfares.

What to Love

  • Small town charm with big-city amenities
  • Well-preserved historic districts
  • Lots of outdoor and water activities
  • Numerous shopping centers and premium outlets

Local Lifestyle

New Braunfels is full of small-town charm. It has a definite laid-back suburban feel and is surprisingly eclectic and diverse. It’s a fast-growing community but still tight-knit. Residents love to get together at all the public events and festivals. Local businesses and independent shop owners are beloved and well-supported by the community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

New Braunfels is becoming more well-known for its delicious food and craft breweries. Alpine Haus Restaurant serves upscale German cuisine. They play live accordion music with dinner and have a wine and beer garden in the back. Set upon the ruins of an 1878 cotton gin, Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar serves American fare with views of the Guadalupe River. Huisache Grill is a bistro and grill serving regional meats and beer. Adobe Café is a local mainstay offering Tex-Mex classics in a colorful space. Fork and Spoon is a German-American restaurant serving bratwurst and burgers. Set in a converted post office, McAdoos Seafood Company specializes in Cajun-style seafood.
For sushi, Bonzai Steak and Sushi Restaurant features a hibachi grill along with sushi rolls and exotic cocktails. For a casual, social vibe, Terrace Rooftop and Kitchen serves American fare with rooftop views. For the authentic Texas saloon experience, Phoenix Saloon is a historic bar and chili parlor with live music and karaoke. Granzin’s BBQ serves brisket, chicken, and tacos counter-style. For fine dining, Myron’s Prime Steakhouse is set in a vintage movie theater and offers prime meats, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list to pair.
For the brewery scene, Muck and Fuss Craft Beer and Burger Bar is a lively place with music, craft beers, gourmet burgers, and casual eats. Even more popular is Krause’s Café, a German beer garden and taproom serving American and German pub fare. Vino en Verde has wine tasting, craft beers, and live music.
There’s excellent antique shopping in New Braunfels. Downtown Antique Mall is full of collectibles, memorabilia, and vintage clothing. Adele Kerr and Co. have a changing inventory of aeronautical parts, vintage auto items, and furniture. Traveling Gypsy Downtown has a great selection of lamps, collectibles, and quaint décor. If you want brand-name ware, San Marcos Premium Outlets features over 240 stores. Arlan’s  Market has meat and produce for groceries, and the New Braunfels Farmers’ Markets features local farmers and artisanal food products on Saturdays.

Things to Do

In addition to water activities at the rivers and Canyon Lake, there’s also plenty of green space in New Braunfels for hiking and picnics. Landa Park is a 51-acre riverside park with nature trails, an aquatic center, and an 18-hole public golf course. For live music, Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas and hosts live country and bluegrass bands. Whitewater Amphitheater is an outdoor venue hosting big-name artists. Annual festivals include Wurstfest, which celebrates German Culture, every November, and FolkFest in April.


New Braunfels is served by the New Braunfels Independent School District.

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