New Braunfels, Texas Real Estate and Community Information
About New Braunfels
New Braunfels is a historic community located in the heart of Texas' Hill Country. The community began in 1845 as German settlers made their home in the picturesque region. Today, the small town of New Braunfels exudes the old world charm of its European heritage.
The town's mix of quaint architecture and modern amenities often surprise those who are new to New Braunfels. The town is filled with cultural and recreational opportunities at every turn. Residents and visitors enjoy the town's Gruene Historical District, the area museums, and shopping in the downtown of New Braunfels.
History Of New Braunfels
The charming small town community of New Braunfels was founded in 1845 when the Nicolaus Zink led a group of German immigrants up the Guadalupe River in wagons to the ford of the San Antonio and Nacogdoches roads. The posse of immigrants made camp at the area's Comel Creek. This early encampment marked the beginning of the settlement that was to become New Braunfels. By the summer of 1845, the number of settlers had increased to nearly 400 in number, and the community had been officially incorporated.
Over the last hundred years, tourism became one of the town's major industries. In in the late 1800s the implementation of electrical power left the city's Comal and Guadalupe rivers available for public use. The area's natural waterways and German charm attracted many visitors to New Braunfels. Today, New Braunfels is home to more than 40,000 residents. The town is filled with old-world charm and wonderful natural attractions that delight residents and visitors alike.
Life In New Braunfels
The town settled along the clear waters of the spring-fed Comal River, is home to some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment in Central Texas. New Braunfels is a town as rich in its German heritage as it is in its fantastic natural features. The charming old-world German architecture coexists in a town with other elaborate decorative styles, including those of the Art Deco and Victorian eras. The historic and charming small town is home to a variety of unique businesses located within the beautiful downtown area. Residents enjoy the nostalgia and longevity of the Texas' oldest continuously operating bakery and hardware stores. Names like Naeglin’s Bakery and Henne Hardware mean everything to this small town that prides itself on respecting its long heritage and preserving its unique past.
New Braunfels is an exciting place to spend a day, a week or a lifetime. The downtown area features great shopping, restaurants, bakeries and a much anticipated weekly farmer's market. Nights in new Braunfels present opportunities for relaxation and entertainment. Residents of the town fill the pubs and listen to live music or take a walk on the uncommonly beautiful streets of the historic downtown.
The town's rich cultural offerings include fantastic art galleries, museums, and musical venues. The town's attractions are not limited to the gorgeous buildings, or many cultural events, but the town itself is an attraction. The historic center of New Braunfels is accessorized with the banks of the Comel River. The spring-fed river meanders through the downtown and is accessible by foot.
The town of New Braunfels is home to many exciting events. Throughout the year, residents of the charming town are fortunate to live in an area enviable by many for its wonderful cultural offerings. The theatrical performances, live music and seasonal events are just a smattering of what the small town has to offer.
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