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Overview

Introduction to New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal county, is 29 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is located in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

New Braunfels History

The community of New Braunfels was established on March 21, 1845. Founded by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, the town was platted and laid out by Nicolaus Zink. The community was named "New Braunfels," after the German Prince's hometown of Braunfels. Due to the reliable waterpower produced by Comal Springs, and the proximity of the road connecting Austin and San Antonio, a number of immigrants began arriving in the 1840s. Soon New Braunfels became a commercial center, complete with business stores, craft shops, and millworks. By 1850, it had emerged as the fourth largest city in Texas.

New Braunfels and Nearby Attractions

  • Sebastopol House State Historic Site
  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • Sophienburg Museum and Archives
  • Clear Springs Aviaries and Zoological Gardens
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

Things To Do In New Braunfels

New Braunfels is home to the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, Sophienburg Museum and Archives, McKenna Children's Museum, and Alamo Classic Car Museum. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Landa Park Golf Course, Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club, and Sundance Golf Course. Due to the presence of a number of pools, lakes, and rivers in the area, water sports like swimming, tubing, boating, and fishing are popular. New Braunfels also offers easy access to amusement and water parks like the Wonder World Park, Seaworld Adventure Park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Visitors can also tour the Natural Bridge Caverns, or take a safari drive into the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. In addition, the community of New Braunfels hosts various annual celebrations including the Wurstfest, Comal County Fair, Folkfest, and Frog Fest.

New Braunfels Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

New Braunfels Higher Education

Colleges close to New Braunfels are Texas State University, Saint Philips College, and Texas Lutheran University.

People

Total Population 64,076
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 29,798
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,193
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,606
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,485

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,011
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $983
Median House Value $170,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 7.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Braunfels Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas
County Comal
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78130, 78132, 78133
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78131
Company Zip Codes 78135
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.702
Longitude -98.124

New Braunfels Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW BRAUNFELS
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 82 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station CANYON DAM
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station LULING
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 62 F
Apr Temp 55 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 83 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Braunfels, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hunter (78132)

Sattler (78132, 78133)

Solms (78130)

Startzville (78132, 78133)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cibolo 23,977 $94,214
Garden Ridge 3,637 $131,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Braunfels Public Libraries

Library
New Braunfels Public Library
700 E COMMON ST
New Braunfels, Texas
(830) 608-2150
Library Web Site
Tye Preston Memorial Library
1321 HIGHWAY 2673
New Braunfels, Texas
(830) 964-3744
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New Braunfels Hospitals

MCKENNA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
600 N UNION AVE
(830) 606-9111
Emergency Service: Yes

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New Braunfels High Schools

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NEW BRAUNFELS H S
2551 LOOP 337 N
830-627-6000
Serves 1,823 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
1510 IH 35 E
830-221-2400
Serves 1,427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

NANCY NEY CHARTER SCHOOL
169 S HICKORY
830-627-2682
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

THE NBISD LEARNING CENTER
902 W SAN ANTONIO
830-627-6960
A Non-traditional School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

COMAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
1419 N BUSINESS 35
830-221-2490
A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.7

DISCIPLINE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION P
902 W SAN ANTONIO
830-627-6960
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

SERS
1421 N BUSINESS 35
830-221-2000
A Non-traditional School

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