Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a master planned community?
A master planned community is a large-scale residential development that includes amenities for its residents. These amenities, such as swimming pools, fitness centers, social buildings, and dog parks, are what distinguish a master planned community from a typical housing subdivision.
Where is The Highlands?
The Highlands is located in Porter, TX in Montgomery County. Our master planned community is situated in the lush piney woods just off Texas Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway. It’s a short drive north of Houston, or east from The Woodlands and Conroe.
Who is the developer?
The Highlands is being designed and built by Caldwell Communities, a team with 30+ years’ experience in creating award-winning master planned communities. For more information visit caldwellcos.com
How big is The Highlands?
Big! The Highlands is being developed on 2,300 beautifully wooded acres dotted with lakes and ponds. Upon completion, we will welcome home approximately 4,000 families.
What are the amenities?
We have an amenity campus like no other, so there is plenty to do every minute of every day.
- Amenity & Fitness Center
- 18-Hole Golf Course, Driving Range & Clubhouse
- 30+ Miles of Trails
- Resort-Style Pool
- Waterpark & Lazy River
- Event Lawn
- Recreational Field
- Patio & Firepit
- 200-Acre Natural Preserve
- Lakes (plural!)
- Tennis & Pickleball
What is the price range for homes at The Highlands?
New construction and move-in ready homes here start from the $300’s.
Who are the homebuilders?
How many total homes will there be?
The Highlands will build approximately 4,000 homes upon completion.
What is a Home Owners Association (HOA)?
An HOA, or Home Owners Association, is a management organization responsible for enhancing the lives of our residents and for safeguarding home property values. Our HOA establishes guidelines for the community’s appearance, oversees the moperation, maintenance, and repair of amenities, provides common space landscaping, coordinates lifestyle activities for residents, and covers the social membership to Highland Pines. The annual HOA fee at The Highlands will be approximately $1,420.
Who should we contact about the HOA?
The Highlands HOA Team
Email: [email protected]
What school district is The Highlands zoned to?
We are zoned to New Caney ISD, a Texas District of Innovation. Students here attend Robert L. Crippen Elementary, White Oak Middle School, and Porter High School.†
Will there be on-site schools?
Yes! We will open an on-site elementary school in Fall 2025.
Is The Highlands in a MUD? What exactly is a MUD?
Yes, The Highlands benefits from being in a MUD. A MUD or “Municipal Utility District” is a special Texas entity that supports planned developments in areas where city services and needed infrastructure are not yet available. MUDs contribute to the affordability of new homes in Texas and the exciting growth here. The MUD tax rate is set at 1.25% in The Highlands.
What is the tax rate?
The current estimate tax rate for The Highlands is 3.38% (based on 2022 Tax Year & Tax Rate) and includes the MUD tax rate which is set at 1.25%. *Taxes are collected by Montgomery County Central Appraisal District. For more information visit mcad-tx.org.
What does age restrictive mean?
Fairway Pines is an age restricted or “Active Adult” section of The Highlands that is specifically designed for those 55 & better! At least one permanent resident 55 years of age or older and no person under 21 years of age may purchase a home in this section.
Will Fairway Pines have its own amenities?
Yes! In addition to all the amenities The Highlands offers, Fairway Pines will have its own resident clubhouse, fitness room and activities that keeps Active Adult community gatherings and events on a robust calendar.
What kind of homes will be offered in Fairway Pines?
Caldwell Homes is building quality patio homes for sale on 45’ and 55’ lots and David Weekley Homes is offering their exclusive Encore homes on 45’ and 55’ lots in Fairway Pines. Click here to find the perfect home for you!
What is the HOA fee for Fairway Pines?
The 2022-2023 sub-association fee for Fairway Pines will be approximately $100 per month in addition to The Highlands HOA fee to be paid yearly. In 2024, the sub-association fee will be approximately $185 per month in addition to The Highlands HOA fee to be paid yearly. These fees include front yard lawn maintenance and the operation, maintenance, and repair of amenities, common space landscaping, and specific Active Adult lifestyle activities for Fairway Pines residents.
All of this is in addition to community HOA benefits such as fiber internet.
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