Written by Laurie Jarrett, New Braunfels TX Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Realty New Braunfels, (830)515-0728 www.LaurieJarrettRealty.com
I love Gruene TX. Tanya Tucker said it best when she sang, “When I die, I may not go to Heaven. I don’t know if they let cowboys in. If they don’t, just let me go to Texas. Texas is as close as I’ve been.” I have to wonder if she was singing specifically about Gruene. It’s a place that has inspired many songs and continues to change the course of people’s lives to this day.
Imagine a place that harkens back to a time when the dance hall was where everyone went to see and be seen. It was the center of the community. It’s where children fell asleep beneath the wooden benches to the rhythm of boots dancing across the bending wood floors. A place where even to this day, you can have a good old-fashioned gospel service in the very spot where you went honky tonkin’ the night before. This is a place where you can still get an ice cream at the general store or a chicken fried steak in a cotton gin overlooking the rapids of the Guadalupe River. This is the place where I love to be in the streets early in the morning when no one else is around. I look at the buildings and old Gruene Hall, that, with the exception of a paint job a couple of years ago, looks almost the same as it did a hundred years ago. I walk down the hill to the Guadalupe River and look over the bridge at the beauty of those white rapids flowing over the rocks in the river. I love to imagine that I lived in Texas in 1880. My Gruene TX memories play out much like these. I love this place.
While it once was all but a ghost town, today the Gruene Historic District, in the city of New Braunfels Texas, is a very popular vacation destination. It also has a booming real estate market. In the past several years new developments have popped up, including The Vineyard at Gruene, priced from the mid $300s. Located just 350 yards from Gruene Hall, this neighborhood offers garden homes, townhomes and estate homes up to 3,500 square feet. Across the street, Gruene Leaf on the Guadalupe subdivision priced from the high $400s features homes from 1,900 to 4,500 with some riverfront properties. In addition, there is the established Cypress Rapids Gruene neighborhood priced from the $300s, the highly desirable garden home community of Cotton Crossing Gruene Homes for Sale priced from the high $200s, and the luxurious condos at The Village at Gruene overlooking the Guadalupe River from the high $400s. Gruene Wald is the newest neighborhood being developed at the back of Cypress Rapids on the Guadalupe River. For those who weren’t able to build a new home in Cotton Crossing, High Cotton is being developed across the street on Hanz near Harley Davidson. Just outside of Gruene are numerous other communities in the city of New Braunfels such as Gruene Crossing, Gruene Courtyard, Gruene Haven, to name a few. All are zoned to the highly acclaimed Comal ISD.
Now, let me ask you again: Do you dream of Gruene? It just feels like home…you know?
(If you are interested in learning more about Gruene Real Estate for Sale, New Braunfels TX or the beautiful homes within the confines, contact Laurie Jarrett (830)515-0728, REALTOR® and real estate professional in New Braunfels TX.