New Braunfels offers residents a unique lifestyle, combining small town Southern hospitality with big city amenities. Its proximity to San Antonio and Austin affords residents the luxury of experiencing the best recreation, entertainment and employment opportunities a thriving metropolis can offer, while still managing to live within a community where safe streets, schools and parks exist.
San Antonio is filled with a multitude of cultural centers, arenas, concert venues, shopping centers, restaurants and nightclubs for people of all ages to enjoy. Professional sports teams such as the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, play their home games within 40 minutes of downtown New Braunfels. Additionally, a plethora of colleges and universities are situated throughout the area providing locals with more opportunities to enjoy both sporting events and school-sponsored cultural events. Texas State University, Texas Lutheran, San Antonio College, Trinity University, Palo Alto College and the University of Texas at San Antonio to name a few, are all located within 30 miles of New Braunfels. Still, New Braunfels residents do not feel the need to travel to these larger cities or college campuses regularly for entertainment or work because the city itself is very self-sufficient.
New Braunfels downtown district streets are lined with retail and private businesses as well as everything from family-owned restaurants to chain stores such as the Gap and Wal-Mart. The city's school system is outstanding, having earned several awards in the past decade for various student achievements and competitive test scores. Local high schools include Smithson Valley, Canyon, and New Braunfels. Together, these institutions of progressive learning are governed by local officials, making communication between concerned parents and education administrators easily accessible. Private and parochial schools in the city include Calvary Baptist Academy, Cross Lutheran School, Dayspring Christian School, Nancy Ney Charter School, New Braunfels Christian Academy and Saints Peter and Paul School.
Commuting in and out of the city is made easy due to the construction of new roads and highways in addition to the continued improvement and re-pavement of existing roadways. New Braunfels' parks and recreation system is well organized and the parkland is well maintained, providing a safe environment for children to play in and adults to enjoy. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound as locals enjoy a variety of water sports on the many local lakes and rivers, as well as taking advantage of the area's rolling terrain which features adventurous hiking and biking trails and intimate camping grounds.
New Braunfels' aggressive approach toward improvement and change is evident just about everywhere you look. New residential communities are sprouting up everywhere with several other commercial and residential projects still in the developmental stages. Whether you are looking to purchase a newly constructed home or a home built in an older neighborhood featuring mature, towering trees, New Braunfels has the right home and residential community for you.