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Today’s homebuilders are hard at work creating dream homes in sprawling communities that are loaded with extra amenities and perks, perfect for first-time homebuyers, growing families, active adults and everything in between. This is because today’s home buyers demand more than just a roof over their heads. They’re looking for a community that matches their lives and their lifestyles and provides easy access to the things they enjoy—precisely the kind of lifestyle that can be found in master planned communities in Houston and across the country.

What is a master planned community? We’re glad you asked! We’re here to answer that very question and explore some of the many benefits that master planned communities like The Highlands have to offer!

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What is a master planned community? Let’s start with the big question. In its simplest terms, a master planned community is a residential neighborhood that has been built according to a developer’s long-term plan to include a number of amenities, landscape features, and even shops and schools on site. Most of these communities feature houses in a variety of sizes, types, and price points, all with shared amenities and common spaces such as swimming pools, fitness centers, walking and biking trails, and more. While the availability of numerous amenities is the most obvious difference between a master planned community and other neighborhoods, that’s only part of the larger difference. Master planned communities are designed to offer residents numerous ways to get to know their neighbors and live in a community that feels like home.

Are there master planned communities in Houston? Yes, there are several master planned communities in Houston, and The Highlands in Porter, TX (just north of Houston) is one of the newest!

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There are countless reasons to buy a home in a master planned community, and The Highlands is here to offer all of them to you. With shared amenities that include a 200-acre nature preserve with hiking and biking trails, multiple recreational lakes, parks and playgrounds and social memberships to Highland Pines Golf Club, The Highlands offers so many ways to meet and socialize with your neighbors and build a close-knit community. Just because the opportunity is there, though, it doesn’t mean that it’s always easy to know what to do. That’s why we also have a full-time, onsite lifestyle director who helps to plan resident events and regular programs that connect the community and provide entertainment and opportunities for everyone.

Besides the obvious lifestyle benefits, buying a home in a master planned community is also a good investment. A home in a master planned community benefits from all the planning that went into the community itself and all the conveniences that are nearby, such as onsite schools and proximity to great job opportunities. Your home is extremely likely to increase in value.

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Of course, it helps that a master planned community such as The Highlands has homes from some of the best builders in the business. Ultimately, though, when you buy a home in a master planned community, you’re not just making a financial investment. You’re investing in your family and your future, too. The Highlands not only has an onsite school, Highlands Elementary, for your kids coming soon, but an active adult section as well for those 55 and better! Residents of every age have a home that is perfect for them.

If you’re looking for master planned communities in Houston, TX, look no further than The Highlands, a 2,300-acre master planned community in Montgomery County. Sign up below to learn more about our growing community and find the home of your dreams at The Highlands!


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