Oct. 11, 2016
Large cities such as Austin and San Antonio get a lot of attention for their consistent population growth as well as huge economic growth. However, smaller cities like New Braunfels, located between those two cities and offering a unique combination of charm, convenience and family friendliness, are making an impressive impact on Texas home buyers. New Braunfels was the 13th fastest-growing city in the nation according to the most recent Census numbers, growing 4.7 percent in the past 12 months. Projections have New Braunfels growing another 36.47% in the next 15 years.
Between 2010 and 2014, New Braunfels was No. 10 on the list of fastest-growing cities in Texas, rising to No. 6 this year. Austin was the only large city on the list.
The business-friendly environment and a location that gives companies a strategic geographical advantage in New Braunfels and surrounding cities has continued to attract new businesses. New Braunfels has also had a string of impressive sales tax rebates, with a record number in June, which further draws new development and new businesses to the city. The two latest additions: a new HEB Plus, the first of its kind in New Braunfels, is now open on the Northeast side of town, and Amazon is opening a a fulfillment center in neighboring San Marcos, with plans to hire up to 1,000 people. We also have a new development called the Veramendi project that will bring in hundreds of jobs starting just off Loop 337 and Hwy 46. The project will have medical facilities, office buildings, residential areas and much more.