Affordable Cost of Living, Unique Quality of Life
A low cost of living is enhanced by low city, county and school taxes. Combined with a composite cost of living score 6% below the national average and only rising by 1.6% in the last two years with average home prices 30% lower than the national average. New Braunfels is considered a great place to live, work and play.
Parks: Twelve (12) in City Limits, ten (10) Special Use Areas and four (4) Greenbelt Areas - totaling over 500 acres for outdoor recreation. Includes 18-hole & miniature golf, arboretum, nature trail, paddle boats, playground, picnic areas, mini-train rides, Olympic & spring fed pools, recreation center, historical areas, soccer & softball fields, "tube" chute, concessions, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts.
Nearby Lakes: Canyon Lake - 16 miles. Boating, fishing, scuba diving, water skiing, camping and dining. Also, Lake Dunlap in City & Lake McQueeney 5 miles east.
Rivers: Guadalupe & Comal. Tubing, rafting, kayaking, swimming and fishing.
Water Parks: Schlitterbahn - largest in state. 65-acres of water recreation and rides.
Number of Hotel/Motel & Condo Rooms: 2,764
Annual festivals and Events
- Texas Legislative Conference
- Americana Music Jam
- Wein & Sangerfest
- Chamber of Commerce Business Trade Show
- Comal County Fair & Parade
- Texas Metal Arts Festival
- Gruene Music & Wine Festival
- Texas Clay Festival
- Tour de Gruene
- Holidays in Gruene