Comal County Texas Real Estate

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Comal County is located in South Central Texas on the divide between the Blackland Prairies and the Balcones Escarpment. Its largest city and county seat is New Braunfels. The city of New Braunfels is located twenty-nine miles from San Antonio and 45 miles from Austin.

The County consists of prairie land and hill country terrain. The Guadalupe River flows through the length of the county and feeds three of the area lakes- Canyon Lake, Dunlap Lake, and McQueeney Lake. The Comal River starts in New Braunfels with several springs feeding the river.

Permanent settlement of the county began in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. Prince Carl immigrated from Germany and secured title of 1,265 acres of the Veramendi Grant. Most of the early settlers of the county were German immigrants. The county was formed by the Texas Legislature in 1846 and held its first elections on July 13, 1846. It is estimated that New Braunfels was the fourth largest city in Texas by 1850.

Today, the county's primary industry is tourism. With moderate weather and the beautiful hill country, Comal County has become a favorite retirement location. Its proximity to Austin and San Antonio provide both city conveniences with country living.

Area attractions include such things as water parks, museums, sporting arenas, shopping centers, restaurants, parks, movie theaters, and more. The following are just a small list of places you can visit while you are in the area. River Outfitters, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas Ski Ranch, Alamo Classic Car Museum, Sophienburg Museum, Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, Wonder World Wildlife Park, Blue Streak Riding Stables, Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Assn., Inc., Circle Arts Theatre, and The Farmyard Rides & Petting Zoo.

Cities and Towns in Comal County

  • Bulverde
  • Canyon Lake
  • Fischer
  • New Braunfels
  • Spring Branch
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