New Braunfels is a city that is located within Comal County as well as Guadalupe County in Texas. It is actually the seat of Comal County and is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of this city is 68,441, and it also has a fairly high population density in comparison to the cities around it. It was founded in 1845 by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. He named it after his German home, Solms-Braunfels. After this, the city was mostly populated by German immigrants.
New Braunfels has a total area of about 29.4 square miles and is located along the Balcones Fault. This means it has beautiful rolling prairies. Along this fault, there is Comal Springs (which leads to Comal River). Comal River meets up with the Guadalupe River after only three miles, making it one of the shortest rivers in the world.
New Braunfels is within the New Braunfels Independent School District as well as the Comal Independent School District. The city of New Braunfels has five high schools that are located in it. It also has the Guene Historical District. This area is pretty diverse. Its average household income is $76,051. The average value of a house in New Braunfels is $238,473.