Where should you build your custom home in New Braunfels, TX? Location isn’t a factor to take lightly. Because, while floor plans, high-end finishes, and square footage can be fully customized, the perfect neighborhood isn’t always as easily attainable.
Thankfully, New Braunfels is packed with blossoming new communities ripe with generous ready-to-build lots, resort-style amenities, and welcoming community vibes.
If you love the small-town charm but don’t know where to build in New Braunfels, we highly recommend checking out these five beloved local gems (all available to build on for prices ranging between $500,000 to over $2 Million).
1. Copper Ridge
Looking for a lot with a view? Known far and wide as one of New Braunfels’ premier hilltop communities, Copper Ridge is nestled 10 miles north of the heart of New Braunfels. This neighborhood’s private location and soaring elevation allow for stunning views of the San Antonio skyline (while still remaining firmly planted in the sweeping Hill Country landscape). Add in resort-style amenities (clubhouse, multiple pools, and a “Texas-style pavilion” setup) and a guarded gate (the only one in New Braunfels), Copper Ridge offers both leisurely fun and peace of mind. With lots priced between $80,000 and $300,000, homesites are generous (1-3 acres) and boast mature trees. View architectural restrictions here!
A master-planned Hill Country community that places a high emphasis on the rustic local landscape, Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing is nestled among the soaring limestone bluffs and outstretched hills that make this region famous. Residents of this neighborhood love the waterfront views, private river access, and miles of scenic walking trails that allow full enjoyment of the Hill Country. Add in a resort-style amenity complex (multiple pools, a fitness center, sports courts, beautiful private parks, and miles of scenic walking trails), and Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing is a neighborhood for any nature-lover. Each home is set on a spacious homesite of at least 1.25 acres, but up to 3 (lot prices range between $50,000 and $150,000). At Havenwood, floor plans are required to be a minimum of 2,400 square feet, and structural materials must consist of at least 75% masonry. Homesites are available from a very reasonable $50,000 for a basic lot, and all the way to more than $200,000 for those with more features and views.
When the Australian tennis professional John Newcombe decided to create his namesake community in New Braunfels, TX, he imagined a neighborhood that embodied both playful charm and design excellence. The result? One of New Braunfels’ most unique master-planned communities. Newcombe Tennis Ranch (also called “Newk’s” and “John Newcombe Estates”) is home to over 200 premium acreage homesites, along with access to an exclusive country club (complete with a pristine swimming pool, full-service fitness club), a laid-back Aussie theme, and (of course) a premier tennis facility. Additionally, the neighborhood offers on-site catch-and-release fishing ponds (stocked with native fish) and meandering trails that wander throughout the Hill Country landscape. Currently in the last phase of development, Newcombe Estates is offering 2.5-acre home sites in Wimbledon Park, which boasts mature landscaping and sprawling live oaks. Lots range between $130,000 and $225,000!
As one of New Braunfels’ most coveted neighborhoods, Riverforest combines stunning Hill Country perks (riverfront access and beautiful sweeping views) with stunning luxury estates. Set on the banks of the sparkling Guadalupe River, this exclusive gated community boasts generous lot sizes (usually between 2-3 acres), high-end homes, a private waterfront park (lined with towering Cypress trees), and close proximity to historic Gruene (just two miles). At its core, Riverforest is a luxury neighborhood swept up in the gorgeous Hill Country scenery. Lots start around $200,000 and soar up to $600,000.
5. Vintage Oaks
If you’re seeking a true “master-planned community,” Vintage Oaks might be your spot to build your dream home. Composed of nearly 4,000 acres of Hill Country terrain, Vintage Oak is stocked with an impressive array of resort-style amenities, including a Tuscan-Style clubhouse, fitness center, multiple pools, a sand volleyball court, outdoor tennis courts, a regulation soccer field, a putting green, and little league baseball field. Additionally, the neighborhood provides charming natural perks like a native flower garden, private vineyard, and beautiful picnic area shaded by century-old oak trees. With lot prices between $60,000 and $350,000, homes in this community vary widely (though each is required to be a minimum of 2,300 square feet, according to architectural requirements).
Are you ready to build a home in New Braunfels? We would love to help guide you through the process!