New Braunfels : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in New Braunfels

New Braunfels, TX is famous with tourists and retirees for its rich German heritage, festivals, and medical access. Some say this very rapidly town of over 57,000 offers the best lifestyle for the money for senior citizens in South central Texas. People love the people, weather, excellent health care, beautiful hill country and safe living environment, and many good restaurants.  New Braunfels is over-flowing with old world heritage and small town Texas charm. Visit New Braunfels' great museums, historic districts, and performing arts with a walking tour.  The Gruene Historical District is a big tourist attraction. Photo of Romanesque courthouse and restored theater courtesy of Wikipedia and Billy Hathorn.

 

Where to Retire in New Braunfels and Home Prices

There are garden homes and duplexes for downsizing, either in different neighborhoods or master planned communities (see active communities link at right). In late 2014, New Braunfels median selling price was a little over $180,000 (City-Data.com).

 

What is special about New Braunfels

There is something different  to do every day in New Braunfels. It has an interesting history since it was formed by German settlers. It is very popular with retirees and tourists. A highlight for tourists and nearby residents is an annual tube down the Guadalupe River and Comal River, which run through town.The nearby Texas Hill Country has many attractions. The annual WurstFest is a highlight of the year. Being close to San Antonio is also a plus.  There is a waterpark in town.
 

What is not special about New Braunfels

Hot summers and a lot of tourists on the weekends.
 

Who will like retirement in New Braunfels

Active retirees tend to like New Braunfels because it always seems like there is a festival or restaurant to go to.
 

Local economy is driven by

The unemployment rate is several points lower than the national average.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

New Braunfels is 30 miles northeast of San Antonio and 45 miles from Austin in south central Texas. The average July high is 95 and the average January low is 35. May is the wettest month (5"). Two rivers run through town, which was key to why the town attracted its original German settlers.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The New Braunfels Railroad Museum is a popular attraction, as are the many festivals such as the WurstFest in November. Several cultural events are held at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center. A look at the Chamber of Commerce community calendar (see link below) provides a dizzying array of daily activities. The historic Gruene District is quite interesting.
 

Crime

The crime rate is below average.
 

Medical facilities

McKenna Hospital serves New Braunfels, in addition to the many hospitals in San Antonio.
 

Transportation

San Antonio and its airport are about 25 miles away.
 

Valuable Links

New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
 

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Facts about NEW BRAUNFELS
  • State: TX
  • Environment: Urban,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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