Relocating to Texas? Here Are 11 Communities to Explore

The Lone Star State is known for many things: wide-open spaces, thriving cities and the Texas State Fair, among others. It is also home to some of the most desirable neighborhoods to live. Are you on the hunt for a new home with luxurious finishes and a wealth of amenities? We have compiled a list of 11 communities you should explore when looking for your next home.

The Groves

The Groves is a nature-filled oasis located in Humble, TX. Nestled among the pines in Northeast Houston, The Groves offers nearly 1,000 acres of wooded open space, trails, playgrounds, a stocked fishing pond and more. With easy access to Beltway 8 and Hwy 59, residents of The Groves are a short drive from Lake Houston, shopping and recreation in The Galleria area, as well as the business corridors of downtown Houston, The Woodlands and the Port of Houston. The Groves’ school-aged residents attend schools in the Humble ISD. Two schools are even located within the neighborhood: The Groves Elementary School and West Lake Middle School.

 “When I drove into The Groves, I thought, ‘this is beautiful; this is where I should be.’ There is a large community location, and there is a pool there, as well as places that families and individuals can have lunch or picnic.”

- Glenn Baird, The Groves resident 

Mustang Lakes

Located in Celina, TX, Mustang Lakes is overflowing with natural beauty that ranges from serene lakes and expansive trails to green space for all to enjoy. When you live here, you will enjoy being close to everyday amenities while still being miles away from the busyness of city life. Play a round of tennis, fish in the stocked lake or explore over 10 miles of trails. The community, which is the site of a once-real Texas ranch, is 3 miles north of Hwy 380 and a 10-minute drive to the Dallas North Tollway. You will be minutes away from popular destinations in Prosper, McKinney and Frisco.

“I would describe Mustang Lakes as a family community, and it is a lot of fun out here. For my kids, especially, the trails and pool and amenity center. There is a lot of community support too. There is always someone to help you when you need something.”

- Kristine Pecoraro, Mustang Lakes resident

Del Bello Lakes

Del Bello Lakes is a new master-planned community located in Manvel, TX. The community is named after the Del Bello family, one of the founding families in Southeast Texas at the turn of the century. Residents of Del Bello Lakes enjoy over 40 acres of lakes and a 5-mile trail system, as well as a state-ofthe-art recreation center and more. The community is conveniently located near Hwy 6 and SH 288 and provides easy access to several Houston area employment and entertainment destinations. If you are looking for a community rooted in tradition and history, Del Bello Lakes welcomes you.

Pecan Square 

Reminiscent of a classic Texas town, Pecan Square is a new master-planned community located in Northlake, TX. When you live here, you can enjoy amenities that will lead to deeper connections with neighbors and the land. The community features resort-style pools, an event arena, a fitness center and plenty of gathering spaces for friends and family. Enjoy the annual Fourth of July parade, Christmas tree lighting and community barbecues in this rural-meets-communal neighborhood. Pecan Square is also close to popular destinations in Denton, Fort Worth and Dallas. If you are ready to find your dream home, the Texas prairie welcomes you.

“My favorite part about Pecan Square is just pulling through. Perry Homes provides a quality that you would not expect. This is what I would expect from the million-dollar homes. My favorite thing about our Perry home is that the floor plan is perfect for us. They helped us create the paradise that we want for our forever home.”

- Jana Newkirk, Pecan Square resident

Prairie Oaks

Prairie Oaks is nestled in the charming lakeside town of Little Elm, TX. When you live here, you will be a stone’s throw away from the shores of Lake Lewisville and all the outdoor activities the community has to offer. Residents will also enjoy a first-class amenity center (complete with a resort-style pool with cabanas), outdoor playscapes and miles of trails woven into the community’s many lush green spaces. Prairie Oaks’ Lifestyle Director also hosts several events for the community throughout the year.

Prairie Oaks offers residents easy access to major thoroughfares like Oak Grove Parkway, Hwy 380 and the North Dallas Tollway. This family-centered community is a short drive away from everyday amenities and popular destinations located in Little Elm, Frisco and Denton.

“Prairie Oaks is the place you want to be. Prairie Oaks is very calm and serene once you get into the neighborhood. You forget all about the hustle and bustle of town.”

- Jodi Mclntee, Prairie Oaks resident

Elyson

Elyson is located in Katy, TX, one of the most desirable areas to live in Houston. Residents of Elyson enjoy over 750 acres of open spaces to explore and infinite ways to play. Dine at the Elyson Café, play a round of tennis with friends or take a dip in the pool. This family-centered community is a short drive from many popular destinations and amenities in Cypress, Katy and Houston.

Additionally, Elyson’s school-aged residents attend schools in Katy ISD, ranked #1  Best School District in the Houston area. An onsite Katy ISD elementary school is also planned to open in Elyson in August 2020.

“What I like most about the Elyson community is that it is a master-planned community. It has lots of hiking and biking trails, a workout center. If you like, you could skip on over to the café, and the pool is right there. It is very quiet; it is very family-oriented.”

- Cary Smith, Elyson resident

Woodforest

Located in Montgomery, TX, Woodforest is a 3,000-acre nature-filled oasis with a multitude of opportunities for you and your family to enjoy the Texas outdoors. The community offers many first-class amenities, including a sports complex, a resort-style pool with a 42-foot slide tower and miles of trails to explore. Woodforest is located near major thoroughfares and offers residents easy access to FM 1488, I-45, Highway 105 and the Grand Parkway (Hwy 99). You and your family will also be a short drive from Houston-area attractions like the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, Mercer Botanic Gardens and Lake Conroe, as well as several restaurants and golf clubs. Whether you are looking for your first house or looking to upgrade or downsize, Woodforest is the perfect place to find a new home.

“What attracted us most to the community was the family-oriented atmosphere, the parks, the pools, walking trails, the ponds to take the kids down to go fishing. We still have that country feel. Everything you need is close by, but you do not feel like you are stuck in the middle of the city.”

- Chad & Dayna Mills, Woodforest residents

Firethorne

Firethorne is a well-established 1,400-acre master-planned community located in Katy, TX. When you live here, you can enjoy a full array of outdoor amenities, including a scenic lake surrounded by 12 acres of green space, sports fields, resort-style family swim center, a nature area and more. School-aged residents of Firethorne will attend schools in the highly acclaimed Katy ISD, with opportunities for higher education close by, like the University of Houston at Cinco Ranch and Houston Community College Northwest.

Additionally, Firethorne is located near major thoroughfares like I-10, the Grand Parkways and Westpark Tollway. This makes it an easy drive to shopping centers like Katy Mills and La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, as well as business areas like Downtown Houston and the Energy Corridor.

River Valley at Fair Oaks Ranch

Nestled into some of the most picturesque scenery in Texas, River Valley offers residents of all ages plenty of recreation and relaxation opportunities. Enjoy a wide array of amenities like miles of trails, green space, playgrounds, a pool with a waterslide, tennis courts and more. Conveniently located near I-10 and TX-46, you are just a short drive from San Antonio-area attractions like Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Government Canyon State Natural Area. Additionally, school-aged residents of River Valley attend Boerne ISD, ranked the #5 Best School District in the San Antonio area. If you enjoy the beautiful Hill Country, River Valley in Fair Oaks Ranch is the place for you.

“My favorite part of the community is how close it is to the club, access to the freeway without the noise, and we get to enjoy both aspects of a bigger city and a small town. The customer service at Perry has really been top-notch. There is a lot of interaction, communication, along with the design options. It really brought a lot of joy to us.”

- Carlos Cruz, River Valley resident

Arroyo Verde

Arroyo Verde offers the conveniences of a small town with easy access to San Antonio-area attractions. Located in New Braunfels, TX, you and your family will feel right at home with a variety of neighborhood amenities like lush green trails and pools to beat the Texas heat. With easy access to I-35 and TX-46, you are a short drive from destinations like Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park. School-aged residents attend the prestigious Comal ISD, ranked the #10 Best School District in the San Antonio area. If you are looking for a new home in the heart of Hill Country, Arroyo Verde is worth exploring.

Rancho Sienna

Rancho Sienna strikes the perfect balance between a secluded Hill Country setting and modern conveniences. Located in Georgetown, TX, the community boasts more than 100 acres of open space, rolling hills and an unparalleled parks and trails system, giving residents the freedom to roam and play. Here you will also find amenities such as a resort-style pool, dog park and more.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, Rancho Sienna is conveniently located near many Austin-area attractions like the Inner Space Cavern, Berry Springs Park and Preserve and Lake Georgetown. Additionally, Rancho Sienna’s school-aged residents attend highly ranked schools in Liberty Hill ISD. If you are looking for a community with extensive outdoor amenities thoughtfully designed to promote connectivity, Rancho Sienna is the perfect spot to call home.

“When we moved into our home, the floorplan was a huge bonus for me. We got four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, closet space and a library all in just about 2,600 square feet. The square footage was definitely used to the maximum for optimal use. The community has a lot to offer. There are lots and lots of hiking trails, a volleyball court, dog park. The community also makes a big effort for people to come out of their homes. You don’t get tired because it is always something different happening.”

- Veronica Magallan, Rancho Sienna resident

 

The Lone Star State is home to some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the country. Are you on the hunt for a new home? Explore and compare Perry Homes’ move-in ready properties in some of Texas’ premier communities.