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San Antonio in Spring

Categories: Moving to San Antonio, San Antonio Custom Home Builders | Posted: April 1, 2020

Any Texan will tell you that spring is wildflower season in the Big Star state. Visit any of our model homes in the San Antonio area, and you’ll see vast fields of flowers starting in mid- to late-March.

The state flower, the bluebonnet, is a favorite. Although typically blue, this wildflower occasionally is seen with light blue, white, or pink blossoms. They thrive on degraded soil, such as heavily grazed or mowed grass. This is why you so often see them lining the roadsides or filling fields. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation actually schedules its roadside mowing to allow bluebonnets to reseed for the next year.

Besides the popular bluebonnet, you will also see magenta phlox blooms, Indian paintbrushes, and evening primroses. If you’re lucky, you might even catch sight of some blue shrub sage or Mexican prickly poppy.

Blue and red bluebonnets in San Antonio, TX

Many see the prominence of wildflowers in the San Antonio area as the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, who championed conservation of native plants in Texas. She believed these plants “give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours.”

For precisely that reason, we believe spring is an ideal time to look for land for your custom home. Seeing your homesite now will give you the chance to see it at its best. Find out what blooms nearby and figure out which directions will give you the best views. 

As experienced custom home builders in the San Antonio area, Weston Dean can help you find the perfect lot on which to build your home or if you already have a site picked out, we would love to help you plan a layout that will bring you the best views of the wildflowers around your new home.

 

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. Greatschools.org 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.

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