If you’re a new-car-smell kind of person who wants a shiny new home, do you know where to look?
Here is where the new home construction is happening along the 620 corridor and beyond.
In the heart of Lakeway
Established Lakeway neighborhoods to the west of 620 like Falconhead, Flintrock, and The Hills are pretty much built out. On the other side of 620, neighborhoods like Alta Vista and The Preserve at Lakeway are about as big as they can get because you can’t build on the protected Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.
This means the new Honey Creek development by Ash Creek Homes is the last of the new homes built in that area. If you wind down Honey Creek Court, across from Lake Travis High School, you’ll find yourself in Honey Creek, a boutique community of 30 luxury homes. Construction just started, slabs are being poured, and homes are going vertical.
It’s hard to believe there’s still space to call home nestled in the hills on this side of the canyons. The views are stunning!
Not much land left out towards Steiner Ranch
If you keep traveling north on 620, just before crossing over Mansfield Dam, there are a couple of homes available in the Canyon at Lake Travis. The main entrance to the community is a little bit odd because it doesn’t allow a left-hand turn into the subdivision. (Welcome to Lakeway, the land of impossible lefts turns!) Anyway, it looks as though they are in “close out” mode with just a few homes left for sale.
In the well-established Steiner Ranch area, you’ll find new home construction in The Grove, a Taylor Morrison community. The Grove is a secluded gated community with 84 homesites. The homes range in size from approximately 2,850 to 5,100 square feet with prices starting in the mid $500,000’s.
There’s also McCormick Ranch built by Paradisa Homes on Lake Austin. This is a private, gated community with a total of 17 new construction homes. This community overlooks Lake Austin and the Steiner Ranch Preserve, as well as part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.
On the other side of 2222
If you keep heading out past 2222, you’ll find a new home development called The Woods at Four Points, which is a 25 homesite community loosely inspired by a modern European farmhouse concept. Sendero Custom Homes is the builder of this community. These homes are not your typical urban sprawl, but rather a nod to America because farmhouses inspire the design – think gable ends, soffits and porch columns.
Oh, and the big news last week was the 27 acres of land on 620 across from the Four Points H-E-B will be The Center at Four Points. The initial line up of tenants is thrilling because there’s going to be a Chick-fil-A and wait for it, an IHOP. OMG. FINALLY! IHOP. Yaaasss.
There’s always Hwy 71
Speaking of hopping, if you hop off 620 and find yourself traveling on Lakeway Boulevard to Highlands Boulevard, you’ll end up in Rough Hollow where new home construction is still underway.
Right near Rough Hollow is Serene Hills. Let’s say if you can afford it, this is where the magic is happening. New construction is moving at lightning speed in subdivisions like Las Colinas, Los Campana (Sitterle Homes), Los Senderos and Del Lago.
An interesting note about the development in Serene Hills – many of these new homes are single-story, which can be difficult to find in luxury new builds.
Home builders with homes for sale in the Los Senderos section of Serene Hills include Ash Creek Homes, Village Builders, Partners in Building and Sitterle Homes. The builders in Las Colinas with lots/homes available include Matt Sitra Custom Homes, Eppright Homes, Seven Custom Homes, Drees Custom Homes, and Legacy.
If you could start with a clean slate – as in a brand new home – where would you build in the Lake Travis area? Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page.