5 new developments generating buzz in Houston

by Evi Arthur


A new gated community in Katy by Trendmaker Homes will total 350 homes, all on oversized lots and many with lake views. The homes will range from 1,800 square feet to 5,000 square feet and are priced between the $200s and the $600s. The builders at Trendmaker have more than 20 plans for residents to choose from and homes can be up to five bedrooms. Community amenities include a recreation center, an activity lawn and neighborhood walking trails. First residents are expected to move in starting this summer.

Woodridge Forest

Perry Homes’ newest additions to the Woodridge Forest community are underway, including new three-, four- and five- bedroom homes from the low $300s. Woodridge Forest, in the Kingwood area, features amenities like a community center, paved hike and bike trails, stocked fishing ponds and a playground. The new homes will have 23 floor plans ranging from 2,900 to 3,800 square feet and many will have lake views.


The Meridiana Community, by Plantation Homes, has 11 floor plans priced from around $230,000 to the $278s. The plans are available in three-, four- and five-bedrooms and homes range from about 1,500 to about 2,600 square feet. Community amenities include learning labs, a conservatory, a pool, a fitness center and several clubs that residents are able to join, including a wine club, a book club, a running club and a science club.

HistoryMaker Homes 

HistoryMaker Homes has plans for four new communities in the Houston area: Vanbrooke in Fulshear, Klein Grove in Spring and Sierra Vista in Iowa Colony. A fourth community is coming soon. At Vanbrooke, homes will have seven floor plans ranging from about 1,450 to 2,900 square feet with pricing starting in the $220s. Spring’s Klein Grove development will also have seven floor plans to choose from, with up to five bedrooms and more than 3,000 square feet, and pricing starting in the 200s. The Sierra Vista homes, located near Highway 288, will range from 1,800 to more than 3,800 square feet and pricing will start in the $260s.

Parkland Square

Set to be the first traditional neighborhood design in Bridgeland’s Parkland Village, Parkland Square has big plans. Projected to open early this fall, its 178 homes will have modern farmhouse and modern prairie style architecture and will feature a security feature called Ring. The development also hopes to receive SITES certification for sustainable living and building practices.

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