If you elect to move to Houston, Texas, you’ll be living in or near the fourth largest city in America by population. There are 2.3 million residents of the city and the Metropolitan area has a population of approximately 6.3 million. With attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, NASA’s Space Center and Minute Maid Park, Houston is a city with so many things to see and do that you won’t know where to start.

There are a number of homebuilders that specialize in creating high-quality yet affordable homes and together they have dozens of communities in the Greater Houston area. A number of these communities have new homes from the $200s, so let’s take a look at a few of these locations.

 

Ranch Crest in Magnolia (LGI Homes)

The stunning community of Ranch Crest offers some of the best affordable housing in the entire Metropolitan Houston area. All of the spacious 3 & 4 bedroom homes include up to $25,000 worth of upgrades with energy efficient appliances, granite countertops, 42-inch custom cabinets and front-yard landscaping all included as standard. The brick and stone accents on the properties add a touch of class, and you can choose between 2 & 3 car garages. Best of all, you don’t need to pay city taxes, and you benefit from low HOA dues.

The Ranch Crest community is located near Tomball and The Woodlands, so you are just minutes away from world-class dining and shopping facilities. As a bonus, residents of the community are just a short drive away from some of the state’s biggest employers. Ranch Crest also allows for relaxation as the community’s amenities include a family pavilion, park, children’s playground and picnic areas. The newly available homes start from $1,079 a month with purchase prices beginning at $214,900.

Harmony 50s in Spring, TX (Taylor Morrison)

Harmony 50s is a master-planned community just half an hour from Downtown Houston, and it offers you 1-2 story homes with 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3.5 bathrooms, and 2-car garages. Home features include a dining room or optional study near the entrance, a huge master bedroom, an open kitchen with optional island and a game room.

The community is close to Houston, so you have an easy commute if you decide to work in the city. It is also near top-rated Conroe ISD schools, and local amenities include a 12,000-acre wooded natural preserve and access to Lake Conroe. There are a number of banks, restaurants, shopping centers and supermarkets in the immediate vicinity. Homes are available in Harmony 50s from $222,990.

Anserra Estates in Katy, TX (KB Home)

KB Home has a total of 10 different floor plans in its Anserra Estates community in Katy. You can choose between 1-2 story homes with 3-6 bedrooms, 2-6 bathrooms and each property has a 2-car garage. Features of these properties include 42-inch kitchen cabinets made from San Antonio birch, tile flooring in all wet areas and claymex brick on the sides and front of the home.

The Anserra Estates community offers resort-style living with high-quality amenities including a recreation center complete with swimming pool, fire pit, playground and picnic areas. The community is close to Katy and its numerous shopping and entertainment centers, and residents will be delighted to know that several schools are in the highly rated Katy Independent School District. Homes in Anserra Estates are available from $227,495.

Deerbrook Estates in Humble, TX (LGI Homes)

The Deerbrook Estates community in northwest Houston is a short distance away from the city with properties featuring 3-5 bedrooms, 2-2.5 bathrooms, and 2 car garages. As is the case with all LGI Homes properties, members of its Deerbrook Estates community can expect homes in pristine condition with up to $10,000 worth of upgrades. The properties also include energy efficient appliances, custom cabinets, raised panel doors, brushed nickel hardware, a fully fenced backyard and oversized landscaped lots. Residents also have easy access to community amenities such as tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, a swimming pool and several miles of walking trails.

Deerbrook Estates is conveniently located just north of Houston, so it is a few minutes away from Bush International Airport. It is 2 miles from Highway 59 so traveling to and from the city is easy. Other nearby amenities includes the Deerbrook Mall, Lake Houston, Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Reserve and Cypresswood Golf Club. Homes in Deerbrook Estates are available from $879 a month or $175,900.

Final Words

Purchasing a new home is a huge step as it is the biggest investment you’ll ever make. As a result, you want to do it right the first time by finding a property you can afford that is still filled with luxury features. LGI Homes builds its properties specifically for people like you so find out more about the multitude of new homes in Houston , TX available from the $200s (and less).