Nadine, Home Buyer in New Germany, MN

We're considering moving to the New Braunfels area early next year; what is a good neighborhood?

Asked by Nadine, New Germany, MN Fri Oct 26, 2007

We have 2 small children and want a safe neighborhood where they can play outside; little traffice is a plus. Is Dove Crossing a nice area? Thanks for any information on the neighborhoods.

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If you are looking for little traffic and a place for your children to play outside - I would suggest Havenwood at Hunters Crossing. We have 1-3 acre homesites where you can build your own custom home. Pools, tennis courts, walking & hiking trails and many families have build already. This is a gated community with easy access to I35 - San Antonio and Austin. If you would like more information, I can put together some literature for you with a DVD showing the area. Just give me a call or email me. Carol Hooks
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2008
Avoid Oak Run. The stench, trash and noise from SH46 is unbearable. The traffic in the neighborhood is out of control. The developers with the help of city council will eventually ruin this neighborhood by relaxing zoning standards next to the neighborhood (or anywhere else in this city where they can make money). They almost got away with it last summer. An intense campaign to stop a proposed zoning change next to Oak Run left one last city council member supporting the change on the final vote. That offical was a realtor, and a relative of a zoning board member. You will not be well supported as a private homeowner in this city. Ask a lot of questions about the history (particularly flooding) and future development plans in or near any property you consider here. An example: as you approach the entrance to the neighborhood, just consider the Oak Run resident who bought a 250K house only to see developers put in a Taco Bell adjacent to his property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 9, 2014
Don't live in Oak Run. The developer has ruined this neighborhood with changes to street layouts just to save a few dollars. The traffic within the community is insane for small children or anyone wishing to take a walk. The expansion of Hwy 46 will only add to the noise, dust and stench. For the city as a whole, be very careful with your selection. The developers run the show here through the city planning office and the elected council. Even reviewing existing plats as part of your decision does no good when the developer sees a chance to make money, and there is very little you can do about it...except move. The city will answer for this with lower property values, a poorer school system and a bad reputation that will take years to fix.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 31, 2009
Havenwood and Vintage Oaks are both good choices in the New Braunfels area. They are 100% custom home communities where each house is unique. Havenwood is close to I35 and is very family friendly. Vintage Oaks is a little more secluded for privacy and is situated along the Texas Wine Trail. There are other communities in the area, but I recommend starting with those.. the land consultants there can educate you on the area and teach you how to go about looking at neighborhoods. I'll be happy to put you in touch with a few of my contacts out at either place if you are interested... just say the word!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 3, 2008
Hi, I am a native of New Braunfels. I grew up here and attended the Comal Schools. My children were also raised here and went to the same schools. How cool is that!! There are many neighborhoods to choose from that offer safe play areas for children. Many have Guadalupe River access with playgrounds, pools etc. Many are gated. I would be happy to share my knowledge of our home town with you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 21, 2008
There are a number of nice neighborhoods in the New Braunfels area, all offering a variety of features and benefits. It really depends upon your wants and price range.

If you're looking for an existing home, I would recommend contacting a local realtor. They can simplify your search dramatically. If you think you might like to purchase a piece of property and build, a "google" search should provide websites of several communities in the area that can provide this option.

River Chase on the Guadalupe
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 27, 2007
Great choice! Perfect area to raise a family! You may want to look in San Marcos or Buda! If you plan on working near Austin get a fleet card for gas! Yikes!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
There are tons of great neighborhoods in New Braunfels! We are very blessed to have wonderful areas, 2 great school districts, beautiful parks, etc. Dove Crossing is definitely one of those great neighborhoods. It is a pretty deep subdivision, so if you buy a home that's in the back, it has very little through traffic and many cul-de-sacs. If you would like more information on this subdivision or others, or anything real estate related, I'd be happy to help!

It's a good life!
Aja Edwards, Realtor
Broker/Sales Manager
ERA D. Lee Edwards Realty, Inc.
New Braunfels, TX
Phone: 830-620-7653
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2007
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