Spring Branch


Once little more than a pass-through between the larger, more populated cities of New Braunfels and Fredericksburg, the Spring Branch of today is a favorite spot of those seeking to build custom homes in a small but thriving Hill Country town.


Spring Branch is in Comal County adjacent to Bulverde and bordering the Guadalupe River. It is located just 16 miles from San Antonio and 21 miles northwest of New Braunfels in the hills of western Comal County.


Settled by German colonists in 1845, Spring Branch was named for a spring that flows into the Guadalupe River. The city’s first post office opened in 1858, but population numbered just 25 for most of the 20th century. That number rose to 200 by 1990, aided by the completion of Canyon Dam and Canyon Lake. 

Favorite places

Live music, traditional Texas hangouts, and beautiful natural spots fill Spring Branch with promise. Guadalupe River State Park offers four miles of river frontage and is a haven for outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, and hiking. Bird-watching is another popular pursuit. Families also flock to the Guadalupe Canoe Livery, a favorite local spot for canoeing, wading, and enjoying the cool waters.


Children in Spring Branch attend the schools of the Texas Recognized Comal Independent School District.

In the TEA 2014 Accountability Summary, all 28 of the Comal ISD campuses were rated “Met Standard” and the Comal ISD was named a TEA district which “Met Standard.” There are only two available rating for 2014: “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required.” Fifteen of the district’s schools earned at least one Distinction Designation and the district received 29 overall Distinction Designations.

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Real estate

Land, single-family homes for first-time buyers through luxury properties, and masterplanned communities offer an abundance of options for Spring Branch buyers. The popular masterplanned community of River Crossing presents custom homes on the banks of the Guadalupe River with homesites measuring a minimum of 1 acre and amenities including the River Crossing Club, an 18-hole championship golf course that was voted the No. 1 Golfer’s Choice Home Course and the No. 2 Best Overall Course in Texas. More than 600 homes have been built in the community.

More information can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website for Spring Branch.

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