Top Reasons to Live in River Crossing

A luxury community located west of Canyon Lake (in the small town of Spring Branch, TX), River Crossing is a premier golf course community that provides a truly tranquil getaway. With plenty of land and amenities (not to mention private riverfront access), here are 9 ways River Crossing sets itself apart.

1. Private River Access

Far from an arbitrary name, River Crossing is actually spread along the winding banks of the sparkling Guadalupe River, affording residents beautiful views, tranquility, and private waterfront access. Due to the neighborhood’s ultra-private gated river park (which offers amphitheater-style seating overlooking the River and shaded picnic areas), homeowners can ditch the tourist crowds and soak up the natural Cypress-lined beauty in peace (while fishing, tubing, swimming, or whatever else). River Crossing’s proximity to Canyon Lake (approximately half an hour down the road) adds an additional element of aquatic fun.

2782 River Way ($485,000)

2. A Small Town in a Great Location

Located in Spring Branch, TX, River Crossing’s semi-rural location (20 miles north of San Antonio city limits and about 55 miles south of Austin) gives residents full access to the Hill Country’s wild landscape, while remaining close to city perks via Hwy 281. Additionally, Spring Branch’s established Hill Country presence (settled in the 1850s) lends it the air of a traditional tiny Texas town: full of Southern charm, friendly neighbors, and a strong sense of community.

3. A Golf Course Community

Nothing says “luxury” quite like a Hill Country golf course community. A neighborhood concept that has gained tremendous popularity in this area of Texas, these communities are centered around sprawling stretches of well-manicured paradise. The River Crossing Club is no exception. A privately owned 18-hole championship golf course (with the added bonus of panoramic Hill Country views), this club is a favorite among many, also offering a beach entry pool, outdoor bar and grill, and a fitness center equipped with machines, weights, and popular exercise classes. Members of the River Crossing Property Owners’ Association (which requires very low annual dues) enjoy full access to several of these amenities.

1519 Frontier (SOLD)

4. General Neighborhood Amenities

The fun doesn’t end at the golf course. Other neighborhood amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, a walking trail along River Crossing Boulevard, picnic areas, a private gated riverside park, and a large covered pavilion for family reunions and private parties. These spaces are perfect for family gatherings, neighborhood events, or a moment of solitude.

5. Top-Rated Schools

Adding to the appeal of the area, River Crossing students are zoned to attend Comal ISD, one of the top 10 districts in the San Antonio metro area. Serving grades Pre-K through 12th grade, Comal ISD has a reputation for excellence, achieving above-average graduation rates, high proficiency in math and reading, and a favorable student-teacher ratio (16 to 1). Specifically, students are zoned to Bill Brown Elementary SchoolSmithson Valley Middle School, and Smithson Valley High School.

1414 River Way (OFF MARKET)

6. Elegant Homes

As one of the most premier neighborhoods in the surrounding Hill Country, River Crossing’s oak-lined streets boast some of the area’s most beautifully constructed and designed homes. Known for spacious floor plans and immaculate finishes, River Crossing’s nearly-1,000 homes “fuse rustic charm with modern elegance.” Due to the variety of acreage and home styles, River Crossing properties can range anywhere from $364k to $830k.

7. Plenty of Room to Roam

As if a rural Hill Country setting weren’t enough, River Crossing also boasts generous lot sizes and overall neighborhood acreage. Homes are generally built on a minimum lot size of one acre (and up to five acres), and the total size of our neighborhood is around 1,900 acres. Needless to say, backyards, front lawns, and area parks are peaceful havens for Hill Country homeowners.

188 Player Ridge ($534,000)

8. Enjoy the panoramic views.

Do we even need to say it? Homes in the Hill Country might as well not exist if they don’t take advantage of those absolutely breathtaking views. Thankfully, River Crossing seems to know this well. Featuring homes built on lush, tree-covered hills, homes in this neighborhood are afforded the tremendous privilege of witnessing the awe-inspiring surrounding landscape every day. (Plus, the lack of city lights means stargazing is top-notch in this neighborhood).

2005 Frontier (OFF MARKET)

9. Build your own custom home. 

Thinking of building? River Crossing makes it easy: no requirements are in place for property owners to begin building their homes. Though the neighborhood is over 80% built out, there are still lots available in both gated subdivisions: The Waters (which backs up to the scenic Guadalupe River) and The Overlook (surrounded by the River Crossing Golf Course).

Interested in finding out if River Crossing is right for you? Sit down with one of our licensed agents and create a custom plan! Plus, download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide to discover tips written specifically for the Hill Country buyer.