The Highlands, a 4,000-home master-planned community, coming soon

by R. Michael Brown

The Highlands, a 4,000-home master-planned community

The Highlands is Caldwell Home’s newest master-planned community coming soon to Montgomery County, will feature 4,000 homes from award-winning builders and with amenities for a highly active lifestyle. Inspired by the thick forestation of the 2,300-acre site, The Highlands presents itself like a national park, featuring large recreational lakes, a 300-acre nature preserve and a sandy beach along the San Jacinto River, just west of FM 1314, along the Grand Parkway.

“The topography of this site is what really sets it apart,” said Peter Barnhart, vice president of land development for Caldwell, in a release. “We wanted to be good stewards of the natural resources and the densely-treed setting has greatly inspired the development direction of the community. Even the streets are named after national parks.”

Groundbreaking on The Highlands has begun with a grand opening planned for mid-2022. The Highlands will offer the best in master-planned community amenities, including a semi-private 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, waterpark and lazy river, onsite fitness, tennis and pickle ball courts, an event lawn and pavilion for live music and more.  These amenities, along with a full-time event director, will provide an unparalleled living experience for residents while also promoting an outdoor lifestyle in which families and friends can connect and socialize in harmony with their surroundings.

“If you’re in the market for a home, The Highlands is definitely worth the wait,” said Jennifer Symons, vice president of marketing. “From the forty miles of rated trails along an elevated ridge of the property to the unique nature-inspired waterpark, residents at The Highlands will experience a wealth of amenities unlike any other we’ve designed.”

Known for building extraordinary places that enrich lives, Caldwell has won local, regional and national recognition for its communities and has been named Developer of the Year by the GHBA. Caldwell has built many award-winning communities throughout Houston, including Towne Lake, which was recently named the “Best Community in Houston” by the Houston Chronicle and a Landmark award recipient of the HBJ.

Resident HOA dues will include a social membership to the semi-private 18-hole golf course, Highland Pines, built by Augusta Pines developer Tour18. Highland Pines will be the first all-zoysia grass course and provide a robust juniors program for kids looking to enhance their golf skills.

The Highlands will also be home to a new onsite elementary school, slated for Fall 2024. Zoned to New Caney ISD, one of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, The Highlands students currently attend Crippen Elementary, New Caney Middle School and New Caney High School.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure that there’s something for everyone at The Highlands,” says Barnhart. “Homes will be priced from the $290’s and up and offer a wide variety of home types for residents in every stage of life.”

Built by Houston’s most notable builders, buyers will be able to browse floor plans in the community’s Model Home Park later this fall. The Highlands builder lineup includes Beazer Homes, Caldwell Homes, Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, Drees Homes, Empire Communities, Highland Homes, Lennar Homes, Newmark Homes, Partners In Building, Perry Homes and Ravenna Homes.

The Highlands will also include active-adult homes nestled within the community, specifically designed for those 55 and better. Patio homes for active-adults will include lawn maintenance in the HOA dues for the ultimate lock-and-leave lifestyle.

Located in North Houston, The Highlands provides a lush, forested setting just minutes away from top destinations such as The Woodlands, Old Town Spring and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Residents will have an easy commuter access to all major freeways, including I-45 and Hwy 69, with close proximity to major area employers such as Anadarko, Chevron and Exxon Mobil.

“It feels like an escape from Houston, yet still close to it all, so homeowners get the best of both worlds.” said Symons.

Development is currently underway, and the community is slated for a soft opening late fall with a Grand Opening mid-2022.


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