If you haven't gotten a chance to visit the models in The Woodlands Hills, you are really missing out. The Woodlands Hills is a brand new community just 15 minutes north of The Woodlands, and right on the outside of north Conroe. They are calling The Woodlands Hills a mini Woodlands, but really it is more comparable to Woodforest, yet what will make this neighborhood more desirable, is its proximity to I-45, Grand Parkway, the heart of Conroe and the heart of The Woodlands. It will take 5+ years to get that point, and 10-15 years to complete, and will house 4500 residents.
But what Woodforest (click here for the Woodforest Flipbook)has over The Woodlands Hills is the 55+ resort-style community of Bonterra, and the established golf-course with club house. Woodforest caters to clientele within a wider price range, and has custom builders building within the community, but The Woodlands Hills (click here to view the current inventory in The Woodlands Hills) is offering an opportunity to be a founding homeowner, which really means, in my opinion, get in during the construction stages, before the prices go up. This allows you to really create some equity (great investment opportunity).
I really believe The Woodlands Hills will outsell any other community in the area, because of the masterplan, and the proximity to The Woodlands and I-45! Here are the amenity photos I featured a couple blog posts ago..
The Woodlands Hills will encompass 2000 acres, and the amenities for the neighborhood, upon completion, will include: 112 acres of open space, 20 neighborhood parks, extensive hike & bike trials, dedicated bike lanes, 17-acre village park with lazy river & resort pool, events lawn, fitness center, and more, tennis courts, dog park, and splash pad.
Last week, my husband and I, had the opportunity to tour all six of the model homes. They all conveniently face the 17 acre village park. The first model was built by Chesmar Homes..
The Chesmar Homes model was our favorite model and builder in the lower end. Their homes start in the $230s to the $280s. We loved the floor plan, the fact that you get a designated dining room, we loved how much bar and island seating there was, it felt very large, the size of the master closet, and the construction felt very sound, unlike other lower-end builders. The only thing we didn't like about this floor plan, was the size of the master bathroom. Luckily, there are many floor plans to choose from.
The next model we visited was built by Century Communities..
What we loved about the Century Communities model home was how large the bedrooms were. We also loved the oversized game room. The downstairs had a nice open layout. We also loved how they had all your options in house, and laid out right there for you to pick from.
The next model we visited was built by K. Hovnanian Homes..
We had lots of mixed feeling when visiting the K. Hovnanian model home. The rooms were really small, and they were that way for other floor plans we looked at. Things we did like, included the master bathroom layout, and the size of the master closet. We also liked the space that could either be a tandem garage (extension) or a study.
The next model we visited was built by Gehan Homes..
The Gehan Homes model was probably our least favorite, but not because of the functionality, quality, or layout, but because of the decor, color, and staging options. Still a very nice home, just not our personal cup of tea.
The next model we visited was our favorite. I documented this house via a video tour, and you can find that blog post here. I didn't upload any pictures on that post though, so here are those..
The Westin Homes model took my breath away. If I could move in tomorrow, I totally would. They have so many floor plans, including two-stories, but the decor and upgrades in this home blew me away. I think that floor plan starts in the higher $300s, but the model was most likely to the nines, and in the higher $400s.
Last, but not least was the Ravenna Homes model home..
What we really liked about the Ravenna Homes model home, was the fact that it had a game room and a media room, that the heart of the home was the kitchen, and I loved the high ceilings. I also loved the sales lady that greeted us.
Unfortunately, we went during the middle of the week, and I think every home (except one, and she was busy with a client), just had a hostess present. I think it would be much more fun to visit when a sales person was on site. One of the ladies was insanely rude, in her remarks, when I was asking questions, showing interest, and creating conversation. It was insanely awkward. And a couple of the hostesses were breathing down our backs. I guess maybe we were dressed to casual, and I look young, but who knows. So if you notice some homes there aren't many pictures, it is because I struggled to take them due to the hostess being in the way.
Overall it was a really fun day though. I am so appreciative we got to explore The Woodlands Hills. Much of the neighborhood (think almost all) is under construction. I think there are maybe 10 residents at this point, and maybe another 10 homes set to close this year-ish. The main park/activity center area with all the amenities is semi-close to being complete, and I am guessing will actually be complete by next summer! But keep in mind, the community as a whole, won't be complete for another 15 years!
If you have any questions, or want a personal tour guide/realtor, please reach out to me. I would love to show you the area! OH, and here is the link for the inventory (or close to completion homes!).
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