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New Construction Homes in New Braunfels

Texas Hill Country New Home Communities

New Braunfels

New Braunfels is a welcoming community with exciting outdoor adventures and breathtaking views. It has fantastic employment opportunities, plenty of outdoor activities and is an ideal place to raise a family. Nestled in rolling hills and surrounded by impressive wilderness, parents and children will look forward to hikes and other outdoor adventures year-round.

LGI Homes' New Braunfels neighborhoods are conveniently located near the city to give residents the best of both worlds. Find a modern, fully upgraded home with smart features, in a quiet community just minutes from the hustle of city life. Every home we build includes designer finishes, energy-efficient appliances and many popular upgrades at no additional cost to you!

Enjoy New Communities and More in Texas Hill Country

  • #2 'The Best Small Towns in Texas If You're Looking for Lone Star Charm' (Southern Living, 2024)
  • #3 'Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.' (UpNest, 2022)
  • #3 ‘2024 Best Places to Live in Comal County (Niche)
  • #7 ‘10 Great Small Towns to Retire’ (US News, 2020)
  • Wineries and breweries throughout the town
  • Outdoor activities with plenty of lakes and rivers; Comal and Guadalupe River run through the city
  • “Wurstfest”, an annual German-style sausage festival event
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  • New Braunfels, Texas Canyon Lake Hill Country with lakegoers on the banks, green hills, and blue waters
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


When was New Braunfels founded?

New Braunfels was settled and founded in March of 1845. A German Prince, Carl of Solms-Braunfels, named the city after his hometown, Braunfels, in Germany. In December 1845, Texas became a U.S. state, ending any ambitions the prince had of making New Braunfels a German principality. 

Where is New Braunfels located?

New Braunfels is in Central Texas, within the Texas Hill Country in southeastern Comal County. According to Google Maps, the city lies about 19 miles southwest of San Marcos, 33 miles northeast of San Antonio, 48 miles southwest of Austin, 174 miles east of Houston, 171 miles northwest of Corpus Christi and 240 miles southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area

The latitude of the city is 29.701724; its longitude is -98.123559. 


What are some popular attractions in New Braunfels?

New Braunfels is home to a range of attractions. Some of the most popular include the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Gruene Historic District, Natural Bridge Caverns, McKenna Children's Museum and Landa Park. Visitors can also enjoy tubing along the Comal and Guadalupe rivers and the city's vibrant music scene at Gruene Hall.


Why is New Braunfels considered a German town?

New Braunfels was founded by German settlers in 1845 and named after the German city of Braunfels in the state of Hesse. To this day, New Braunfels retains its German heritage, as seen in its architecture, annual festivals like Wurstfest, and the local "Texas German" dialect spoken by some residents.


How many people live in New Braunfels?

As of 2022, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that New Braunfels had a population of approximately 104,709; in 2020, the U.S. Census estimated that New Braunfels had 91,319 residents. In two years, more than 13,000 people moved to the city. 


What companies employ the most people in New Braunfels?

Some of the largest employers in New Braunfels include the City of New Braunfels and Comal Independent School District. Companies that employ many individuals include Christus Santa Rosa, Rush Enterprises, HD Supply, IBEX Global, Wells Fargo, Walmart, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, AT&T and Clear Channel Communications. 


Why would someone want a move-in-ready home in New Braunfels?

Like those offered by LGI Homes, move-in-ready homes provide a convenient and efficient solution for homebuyers ready to move immediately. These homes are brand new, fully equipped with designer upgrades and finishes and include integrated technology. They can save time and stress, requiring no renovations or waiting periods typically associated with home construction.


Why is New Braunfels growing so fast as a city?

New Braunfels is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States for several reasons. It offers many economic opportunities, a strategic location in the Texas Hill Country along the Interstate 35 corridor and near San Antonio and Austin. Since 2012, nearly 2,000 new businesses have opened in the city, and an average of 180 additional jobs open yearly. 


Which rivers run through New Braunfels?

The Comal and Guadalupe Rivers flow through New Braunfels. These rivers offer opportunities for various recreational activities, such as tubing, kayaking and fishing.


How hot does it get in New Braunfels?

New Braunfels has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters, but temperatures rarely reach 100°F. In the summer, average high temperatures can get into the mid-90s°F. In winter, average lows can fall to around 40°F. 


What is the craft beer and winery scene like in New Braunfels?

New Braunfels has a thriving craft beer and wine scene, with several wineries and breweries in and around the city. New Braunfels is part of The Texas Hill Country, an area known for its wine production. The city is also part of the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail, which features numerous local breweries.


What is the Complete Home™ package offered by LGI Homes?

The CompleteHome™ package included in every LGI home in New Braunfels offers a variety of features designed to add style, energy efficiency and value. This designer package includes energy-efficient appliances, upgraded cabinets, Wi-Fi-enabled garage door openers, programmable thermostats, professional front yard landscaping and many more upgrades.