Master Planned Communities – How To Compare

Houston, Tx – What makes a good master-planned community? How do you choose the right one? What should you look for? When making one of the largest purchases in your lifetime, it’s wise to research beyond the home builder and the amenities.

There are a wide variety of master-planned communities offering new and existing homes across the Houston market. Here are some items to consider to help find the best option:

Streets – Subtle differences in street widths can make a huge difference. The minimum street requirement in Montgomery County is 20ft wide. New master-planned community ARTAVIA® has 28ft. wide streets, which are more visibly pleasing and allow for easier street parking and passing.

Utilities – Where are the utilities located? In the front or back of the homes? In ARTAVIA, utility easements are located at the front of the home, making it easier for homeowners to install pools in their backyards. This is especially important to today’s buyer as they seek to bring the outdoors in by maximizing their outdoor living space.

Landscaping – How are the streets and common areas landscaped? Are plants healthy and well-maintained, appropriate for the climate and season? The piney woods in Montgomery County provide a beautiful setting for ARTAVIA and the lush community landscaping complements this shady oasis. Pockets of landscaping surprises in ARTAVIA include a meditation rain garden and a section of leaning trees that form an artful canopy along the trails.

Homes – A variety of home styles, designs and prices provide more options for homeowners. From first-time buyers to families and empty nesters, having home designs that appeal to more people in different stages of life encourages a diverse community. There are 8 homebuilders in ARTAVIA and 10 model homes to explore offering many options for all stages and tastes.

Lifestyle – Are there planned events to help residents get together and create a sense of community? Are there spaces to gather and connect? Connecting with neighbors can make a new house feel more like home. ARTAVIA has an on-site Lifestyle team to coordinate activities and events. In addition, the Palate Café offers a place to grab dinner or a drink without leaving the neighborhood.

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