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Living in New Braunfels

Categories: Living in New Braunfels TX | Posted: March 4, 2020

Looking for a lively city with a small-town feel? New Braunfels could be the perfect place for your new custom home. Weston Dean Custom Homes builds new homes in quiet, friendly communities in and around New Braunfels, TX.

What is New Braunfels known for?

New Braunfels is located in Comal Country and was founded by German settlers in 1845, and German culture is still prevalent in the city today. You’ll see German traditions in the food, the beer, and the annual Wurstfest celebration.

For much of its history, New Braunfels has been known as a small town. In the next few years, however, the population will be approaching 100,000. Even with all the growth over the years, New Braunfels has an abundance of open space, quiet neighborhoods, and Hill Country scenery to enjoy.

What to do in Downtown New Braunfels

One of the best things you can do downtown is eat. Local restaurants provide unique ways to take in the culture of New Braunfels. Bars and saloons downtown let residents unwind together, enjoying craft beer and live music.

Family fun is easy to find in New Braunfels, like at McKenna’s Children Museum, the enormous Schlitterbahn Waterpark, or the Natural Bridge underground caverns. 

The Comal and the Guadalupe rivers run through New Braunfels and are an essential part of the scenery. Spending a lazy day floating down the river on a tubing trip is a classic pastime in New Braunfels. It’s a fitting activity for a friendly, easy-going town.

Moving to New Braunfels

Many people are drawn to New Braunfels because it’s a great place to raise a family. ranks many schools very highly in the Comal Independent School District, especially the elementary schools. Small towns have always been known for taking care of the kids. You’ll feel that sense of community in New Braunfels, and you’ll also be less than half an hour from the edge of San Antonio. The convenient proximity to I-35 also places you only half an hour from Austin. 

Gruene, TX is another great small town located near New Braunfels that offers plenty of boutique shops, amazing restaurants, relaxation, recreation and live music at Gruene Hall which  is “Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall.”

We are a featured “build on your lot” builder in many beautiful areas in New Braunfels and the surrounding areas. You can rest assured you’ll never lose that feeling of small-town peacefulness, even as the city continues to grow.

Visit our model homes in Copper Ridge or Vintage Oaks and see all the communities where we build in New Braunfels. Contact us and we can answer any questions you have about building a custom home in New Braunfels, TX.

Living in Boerne TX

Categories: Living in Boerne TX, Moving to San Antonio | Posted: February 13, 2020

Boerne, TX is perfect for families looking to settle down in an established suburban town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Located in Kendall County, Boerne, Texas is just a short drive from cities, such as San Antonio, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and Austin. 

Is Boerne TX a good place to live?

Niche calls Boerne “one of the best places to live in Texas,” and it’s easy to see why. The economy in Boerne is strong, and the unemployment rate is lower than the national average. Over the last 10 years, home appreciation in Boerne has been over 7%. With plenty of people flocking to the area, it’s a great time to find your home in this hospitable Texas town.

Downtown Boerne TX local shops

Numbers aside, Boerne also offers its residents plenty to do. In historic downtown Boerne, residents and visitors alike enjoy a revitalized strip known as the Hill Country Mile. This collection of local shops and restaurants is a great place to spend the day. You’ll feel right at home enjoying family recipes, or more upscale options. You can comb through hidden treasures at antique shops and boutiques. You don’t have to go to San Antonio for a great day in the city.

Nature lovers also fit right in in Boerne. There are a great number of parks and trails to explore. They’re great for picnics, hiking, and for just being outside. 

Cordillera Ranch is an exclusive, master-planned community offering the very finest in resort-style living just minutes from downtown Boerne. The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch offer a Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course that winds its way over 500 acres of rugged landscape within the community.

What are the schools like in Boerne? 

Boerne is served by the Boerne Independent School District, which consistently ranks as one of the top districts in the greater San Antonio area. The Texas Education Agency consistently gives Boerne ISD schools top averages on their tests of academic readiness. The schools in Boerne are one of the reasons more families have been putting down roots in Boerne in the last few years.

Boerne also offers numerous private school options. From the Texas Military Institute, a private Christian school, to the Hill Country Montessori School, with its goal to enforce independence, parents have a wide range of choices when it comes to their children’s education.

High school in Boerne TX

What major city is Boerne TX near?

Boerne is about 30 miles north of San Antonio along Interstate 10. You don’t have to venture too far outside of Boerne to access big city amenities. As you head toward San Antonio, you’ll find large shopping centers and other attractions. Living in Boerne, you’ll enjoy a small town environment while only being 45 minutes away from world class food and dining in the big city.  

While Boerne has grown rapidly in the last decade, many homebuyers are drawn to the small town feel and beautiful scenery of Boerne. The growing city still has a long way to go before it could be called crowded. Open space is one of the best amenities Boerne has to offer. It really is quintessential Texas Hill Country.

Living in Boerne, you’ll discover a balance of dense suburban life and precious open space in which to build a new custom dream home. Weston Dean Custom Homes has a beautiful model home located in Boerne that is open daily. For more information, contact Weston Dean Custom Homes to learn more about building a custom home within the many communities in the Boerne area.

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