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Comal County, Texas

Comal County is located in the scenic Hill Country. Situated above Balcones Escarpment. Land features spring fed streams, Comal River, Guadalupe River, and Canyon Lake. Local economy consists of varied manufacturing, tourism, government services, agriculture, and is in the San Antonio metro area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2M
Lowest Price $330K
Highest Price $20M
Total Listings 143
Avg. Days On Market 119
Avg. Price/SQFT $900

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Where is Comal County, Texas?

  • 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, New Braunfels, is twenty-nine miles northeast of San Antonio and forty-five miles southwest of Austin. The county's center lies at 29°48' north latitude and 98°17' west longitude. The county comprises 555 square miles of prairie and Hill Country terrain. The eastern quarter, below the Balcones Escarpment, is gently rolling grass and crop land ranging in elevation from 600 to 750 feet above sea level.

  • As of the 2010 census, its population was 108,472. Comal County is known for its rich German-Texan and European history. Comal County is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. Along with Hays and Kendall Counties, Comal was listed in 2017 of the nation's 10 fastest-growing large counties with a population of at least 10,000. In 2017, Comal County was second on the list; it grew by 5,675 newcomers, or 4.4% from 2015 to 2016. Kendall County was the second-fastest growing county in the nation in 2015 to 2016, grew by 5.16%.

Adjacent Counties

  • Blanco County (north)
  • Hays County (northeast)
  • Guadalupe County (southeast)
  • Bexar County (southwest)
  • Kendall County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Comal County

  • The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the U.S. state of Texas. The name is derived from the 60 feet natural limestone slab bridge that spans the amphitheater setting of the cavern's entrance. The span was left suspended when a sinkhole collapsed below it.
  •  Tourist attractions in the county include the Gruene historic area, tubing on the Guadalupe River, and the Schlitterbahn water park.
  • Canyon Lake is a census-designated place in Comal County, Texas, United States. The population was 21,262 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2020 Canyon Lake became famous for its Trump Train Boat Parades.

Farming and Ranching in Comal County 

  • The annual precipitation averages 33.19 inches, and average temperatures range from a low of 40° F in January to a high of 96° in July; the growing season lasts 265 days. Mineral resources include limestone, sand, and gravel; these have become the basis of a construction-materials industry in the county.
  • In the early twenty-first century various manufacturing concerns, tourism, and agriculture were important elements of the local economy. In 2002 the county had 852 farms and ranches covering 203,291 acres, 62 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 18 percent to crops, and 18 percent to woodlands. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $5,631,000; livestock sales accounted for $21,138,000 of the total. Cattle, goats, sheep, hogs, horses, nursery plants, hay, corn, sorghum, and wheat were the chief agricultural products.

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