ABOUT New Braunfels, TX

Brimming with country charm and a healthy dash of hipster flair, New Braunfels, TX,  has come into its own by offering locals and tourists alike a quaint yet eclectic mix of eateries, an ample assortment of both vintage and trendy shops, and a bar scene hosted by some of the areas most talented mixologists and musicians.

Over the years, New Braunfels has cultivated a unique and thriving town vibe that has brought with it an appeal to the masses, making it an ideal place to live, work, and play and (according to Forbes Magazine) one of the fastest growing cities in the country. In our section, “NB Homes & Gardens” we will showcase some of the city’s most ideal communities–both masterplanned and historic, master builders and craftsmen, as well as the homeowners that take great pride in the design and care of their homes and personal gardens.

Surrounded by lush countryside, sprawling pristine rivers, and flanked by the historic Gruene, TX, the New Braunfels location (right off the IH-35 Corridor) makes NB an ideal spot for convenient day or weekend wine tastings, shopping, and/or recreational jaunts from cities as near-by as San Marcos, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston.

If you’ve ever visited New Braunfels then you understand why the draw is so powerful. Everyone is just downright hospitable and the overall ambiance is chill and relaxing. The shop buyers know their customers well and go to great lengths to stock the racks and shelves with unique items they know will appeal to them.

The restaurants don menus that would impress both the finicky eater and the burger connoiseur. Our plan is to keep you in-the-know about all these wonderful establishments. And let’s not even get started on all the wonderful antique and architectural salvage places around town–you could spend an entire weekend just perusing these shops alone and the wares will not disappoint. I can only suggest when planning this type of trip to bring a bigger truck!

One of the true joys of visiting some of the local art galleries, quilt and sewing shops and other interesting craft shops around town has been meeting the people behind the beautiful work. We have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful and talented artists, creatives and DIYers and look forward to sharing their stories.

This location is central to some of the States’ most popular hotspots, including: The Guadalupe River for tubing; Natural Bridge Caverns’s underground cave tours; Landa Park for a fun family excursion; Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, waterpark; Gruene Historic District; and the ever popular McKenna Children’s Museum.

New Braunfels, TX, is located in southeastern Comal County. This is 32 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, 19 miles southwest of San Marcos, and 48 miles southwest of Austin, TX.

The city is situated along the Balcones Fault, where the Texas Hill Country meets rolling prairie land. Along the fault in the city, a string of artesian springs known as Comal Springs give rise to the Comal River, which is known as one of the shortest rivers in the world, as it winds 3 miles through the city before meeting the Guadalupe River.