New Braunfels

New Braunfels (79,438) is a bustling city and best of all, a river runs through it! Actually two rivers.

Founded in 1845 by Prince Carl Solms of Braunfels, Germany, the Comal River and the Guadalupe River bring thousands of tourists to the city for tubing and water park recreation each year, but the businesses that surround the tourist industry remind us that the beautiful rivers are not all that New Braunfels has to offer.

Blessed with an abundance of arts and cultural organizations, the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council is a coalition of art groups, including the Children’s Museum, Circle Arts Theatre, Comal Community Band, and the Mid-Tex Symphony.

The city’s housing market offers a variety of accommodations, from luxury condos on the Comal River and apartment communities, to single family houses.

Thirty-three denominations are represented in fifty-six churches in the city. The first, First Protestant Church, was established in 1845.

Comal Independent School District serves 23,000 school children spread over 589 square miles, while the New Braunfels Independent School District serves 9,126.

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