Historic Homes for Sale in New Braunfels, TX
I have a deep love of anything and everything vintage, especially historic and vintage homes. When my husband and I decided to move to New Braunfels, the older historic neighborhoods immediately caught my attention with their big wide streets, huge pecan trees and beautiful mix of architecture.
Part of the charm of New Braunfels is the rich history that dates back to its founding in 1845 by a German immigrant wagon train under the leadership of Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. The settlers made camp at the site of Comal Creek (Dry Comal Creek) and soon selected a site and platted a preliminary town and farm lots with a fort called the Zinkenburg after engineer Nicholas Zink. The town centered around an open square with streets radiating out at right angles which was created using a unique urban design school of thought that was popular in Germany at the time.
There are several historic homes that have been revitalized in New Braunfels and some that are even sitting, just waiting for a new owner to work some magic bring them back to life. There are 4 actual Local Historic Landmark Districts in New Braunfels:
The Mill Street Historic District
The Downtown Historic District
The Sophienburg Hill Historic District,
Stock Historic District
Buying a residential property in one of these historic districts has some tax benefits. Follow this link to more information from the City of New Braunfels concerning tax benefits of owning a historic home in New Braunfels.
The Comal County Historical Commission has some great slide shows of individual historical properties and provides more information on preservation and conservation of historical buildings. Another great resource on the history of New Braunfels and its early homes is the Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Also make sure you check out the City of New Braunfels Historic Preservation Office Facebook Page to keep up to date on current events and need facts.
Owning a vintage or historic home in downtown New Braunfels would provide many perks including accessibility to great elementary schools in New Braunfels ISD. In fact the elementary school that the Sophienburg Hill Historic District feeds to is Carl Schurz Elementary, a highly rated neighborhood school within walking distance! The wonderful shops like the Red Stag, the Downtown Antique Mall, and the Dancing Pony are also just a walk away as well as a full grocery store, Arlans Market and wonderful Farmers Market on Saturdays, the New Braunfels Farmers Market. Not to mention all the wonderful downtown restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife. Oh! And even a new Gelato place called OMGelato! Its dreamy!
I don’t know about you, but I am ready to find me a darling vintage New Braunfels home for sale! Here is what is currently available, text us (512.922.5282) if you see something you like and we will schedule a showing.