Far from being an outlying suburb, River Place at Gruene holds true to its iconic namesake: this neighborhood is located a mere 2 miles away from the famously charming small town of Gruene, TX (and just minutes from downtown New Braunfels). Featuring Gruene Hall (the oldest dance hall in Texas), the Gristmill Restaurant, plenty of boutique shopping, and historic markers galore, this tiny town-within-a-town emanates the true spirit of Hill Country charm.
That being said, proximity to Gruene isn’t the only perk of River Place. This community’s location is perfect for just about anything. Still within just a short distance to the infinitely varied beauty of the rest of the Texas Hill Country (a short scenic drive from Canyon Lake, Spring Branch, Wimberley, and Blanco), River Place at Gruene also offers residents the privilege to live within the unparalleled New Braunfels community (without compromising the added perk of private Guadalupe River access!). This beautiful community is also just minutes away from the wildly popular Creekside shopping center, which offers a myriad of different entertainment, restaurant, and shopping options (from HEB Plus to movie theaters and retail stores).
So just what types of homes line the oak-lined streets of River Place at Gruene? River Place caters to the move-up buyer on the hunt for upscale luxury living. Built on minimum one-acre lots, these homes (the first of which was built in 2010) boast Texas-sized floor plans (single-story homes are a minimum of 2700 square feet, while two-story homes are a minimum of 3300 square feet). These homes are varied in style, though the HOA requires a certain level of architectural consistency (example: home materials must be 100% masonry, brick, stucco, or stone, and fencing has to be metal or wrought iron). With prices that tend to stay in the $500s, many homes feature stunning wood floors, custom cabinets, gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops, crown molding, oversized garages, and more.
One of the biggest perks of River Place at Gruene? Its exclusive access to a private Guadalupe River park. Here, the sights and sounds of the river are coupled with towering cypress trees and local wildlife. Built to accommodate neighborhood gatherings and family outings, this river park offers picnic areas, BBQ grills, an expansive deck, and a paved water entry. Interested in waterfront property in a similar neighborhood? Try River Chase or Riverforest!
Have school-age children? You’re in luck! When it comes to schools, River Place families enjoy coveted zoning to attend the highly acclaimed Comal Independent School District. Though zoning may vary slightly, students in River Place students are zoned usually attend popular Hoffman Lane Elementary School, Church Hill Middle School, and Canyon High School. If you’d like more information about what it’s like to be new to the district, click here!
And, while we’re fairly sure you can find whatever sort of luxury you’re looking for within River Place at Gruene, those seeking to build their own custom waterfront dream home may want to look within the River Chase community, several miles north of River Place (also with private river access). Additionally, for those seeking a luxury home with a bit more acreage, I would recommend Vintage Oaks, Copper Ridge, and Havenwood.