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New Braunfels, the county seat of Comal County, is located on IH 35 only 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio and 45 minutes south of Austin. IH 10 is only minutes east and State Highway 46 bisects the city. Each year, more than 3 million visitors come to New Braunfels to explore the shopping and recreational activities steeped in German culture and heritage. Its strategic location has created opportunities to grow in the global market and satisfy the needs of the international shopper.

Almost equal distance between the seventh largest city in the U.S. (San Antonio) and the State Capitol (Austin), New Braunfels has easy access to major highways with IH-35 running through the city. Our strategic location is 15 minutes from the new Caterpillar manufacturing plant, 45-minutes from the Toyota manufacturing plant and only a 3-hour drive to trade gateways into Mexico, Central and South America. Along with immediate access to highways, New Braunfels is close to nearby air, rail and bus services.

The people of New Braunfels are diverse, educated and motivated. They enjoy a community which retains a small town feel, but with most of the conveniences of living in a large city. The infrastructure here is solid, with active thought to expansion as well as conservation. The streets are safe and clean, and we boast a number of top-notch private and public schools as well as beautiful parks, public spaces, historical sites and churches.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the abundant opportunities for leisure which have made this city known as a mecca for those seeking fun or relaxation. There’s room for a little bit of everything here in New Braunfels.

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Imagine Google Earth street view, but from the center of the surface of the Guadalupe River. A new virtual river navigation tool allows people to explore the Guadalupe River, from Canyon Dam to downtown New Braunfels, directly from their smart phone, tablet, or computer. The tool includes a tagging system for specific sites along the river, so users can find and mark favorite areas and location-specific tips for tubing, fishing, and paddling. The application, created through a partnership between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries, the Water Oriented District of Comal County, and the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is available through the FishViews water navigation program at the link below. FishViews has also mapped the Comal River, Blanco River, San Marcos River, and Spring Lake.

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The New Braunfels Community Recreation Center is moving along! Check out this time-lapse video of construction to date. #NBRecCenter #WeCanHardleyWait #Summer2018

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