11 Communities To Explore in the Lone Star State

11 Communities To Explore in the Lone Star State

Congratulations! You have decided to buy a new home. Now it is time to decide where you and your family will relocate. We have compiled a list of 11 communities you should explore when looking for a new home in the Lone Star State.

The Groves

The Groves is 1,000 acres of wooded bliss nestled among the pines in Humble, TX. This nature-filled oasis offers an endless supply of imaginative amenities and places to unwind. Relax in a spacious hammock or Adirondack chair that overlooks Madera Creek. Play yard games on a spacious green lawn. Fish at a catch-and-release pond right in the neighborhood. The community even boasts 64 acres of preserved forest! 

Residents of The Groves are a short drive from popular Houston-area amenities like The Galleria area and Lake Houston. You will also have easy access to the business corridors of downtown Houston, The Woodlands and the Port of Houston. School-aged residents attend schools in Humble ISD, and two schools are even located within the community: The Groves Elementary School and West Lake Middle School. If you are looking for a community inspired by nature’s splendor, The Groves is the perfect place to call home.


Located just south of Houston in Iowa Colony, TX, Meridiana is a refreshingly fun place to live. Here you will find an oasis retreat with resort-style amenities for the entire family. Grab a meal at Café Sol or workout at the fitness center. Challenge your friends to a game of foosball in the game area. Take a swim and cool off in one of the several pools. Meridiana also has miles of winding trails, shimmering lakes and plenty of green space.

Meridiana offers residents easy access to State Highway 288 and is close to popular destinations in Sugar Land, Pearland and Houston. When you live here, you will be just far enough from the city but close enough to everything you need. It is time to let your spirit of discovery explore everything Meridiana has to offer in this perfectly balanced community. 


Discover the comfort of home in Tavola, a master-planned community located in scenic New Caney, TX, on the north side of Houston. This beautiful neighborhood is nestled within acres of woods and offers unique amenities like a clubhouse, a park with a zipline and miles of greenbelt trails with stunning views. Additionally, Tavola offers easy access to major thoroughfares like U.S. 59 and the Grand Parkway. You will even be a short drive to Kingwood, the Greenspoint Business District and the new ExxonMobil campus.

“What attracted us to the community is the parks and how green everything is. The community, in general, the people are always so friendly.”

- Charles & Alyssa Brown, Tavola residents

Cane Island

Cane Island is a delightfully different masterplanned community located in Katy, TX. Residents of Cane Island enjoy one-of-a-kind amenities like a two-story fitness center, The Conservatory and the Ambassador Suite. With easy access to I-10, Cane Island is a short drive from Katy’s best attractions. School-aged Cane Island residents attend Katy ISD, ranked the second-best school district in the Houston area. The community also plans to build its own on-site high school in the future. If you are looking for an escape from everyday suburbia, Cane Island may be the perfect spot for you and your family.

 “There are endless walking trails, a beautiful amenity center, a conservatory and the landscaping is beautiful. And then a lot of weekends they will have different activities; there’s always something going on.”

- Chi & Dondra Mbachu, Cane Island residents


Firethorne is another established master-planned community located in Katy, TX. When you live here, you will enjoy various outdoor amenities that include glistening lakes, sports fields and a resort-style swim center. Firethorne offers residents easy access to the Grand Parkway, I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. You will even be a 15-minute drive from employment areas, such as downtown Houston and the Energy Corridor. Additionally, Firethorne’s school-aged residents attend schools in the highly-acclaimed Katy ISD and Lamar ISD.

“What I love about Firethorne is that it is a real sense of community. But there is also a lot of diversity within the community, which is something that is thoroughly appreciated. The Katy area, particularly Firethorne, feels like a secluded community, yet still in a big city.”

- Eduardo Torres, Firethorne resident 

Johnson Ranch

Ready to find the perfect home in San Antonio Hill Country? The Johnson Ranch community, located in Bulverde, TX, spans 767 acres with distinctive neighborhoods where you can enjoy the freedom of natural, open areas and an abundance of places to play. Explore the 5-acre amenity park with a resort-style pool, pavilion, playgrounds and a nature trail with breathtaking views. With easy access to Hwy 281, just minutes north of San Antonio’s Loop 1604, Johnson Ranch is close to top area attractions and everyday amenities you need to enjoy a modern lifestyle.

“Johnson Ranch is unique in that they have actually laid out a community plan that is not a cookie cutter. What I like is its proximity to San Antonio while maintaining all of the Hill Country benefits.”

- Ginny Cardin, Johnson Ranch resident

River Valley at Fair Oaks Ranch

Enjoy Texas Hill Country living the way it was meant to be. River Valley, located in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, provides some of the most idyllic scenery in the San Antonio area. This beautiful community offers relaxation and recreation for all ages. Here, you can enjoy miles of lush community trails, playgrounds, a resort-style pool with a waterslide and more.

With easy access to I-10 and TX-46, you are a short drive from popular San Antonio-area attractions like Government Canyon State Natural Area and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. River Valley’s school-aged residents attend Boerne ISD, the third-best school district in the San Antonio area.


6 Creeks

Located 30 minutes from the vibrant city of Austin, 6 Creeks offers a laid-back atmosphere and outdoor adventures abound in the Texas Hill Country. Residents of 6 Creeks enjoy family-friendly amenities that include a pool, community center and miles of trails. At 6 Creeks, you are also a short drive from shopping, restaurants, health care facilities and so much more. Additionally, school-aged residents will attend schools in the top-rated Hays CISD, which includes Negley Elementary School, Barton Middle School and Hays High School.

Prairie Oaks

Prairie Oaks is a charming masterplanned community nestled in the lakeside town of Little Elm, TX, just outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. When you live here, you are just a stone’s throw away from the shores of Lake Lewisville and all it has to offer. Woven into the community is a resort-style pool with cabanas, outdoor playscapes and miles of trails set within lush trees and rolling terrain.

Additionally, Prairie Oaks is close to major thoroughfares like Hwy 380, Oak Grove Parkway and the North Dallas Tollway. You will never be far from everyday amenities in Frisco, Little Elm and Denton. If you are looking for a place where you can come home to a better way of life, Prairie Oaks is the spot for you.

Mustang Lakes      

Located in Celina, TX, Mustang Lakes boasts stunning natural beauty with more than 60 acres dedicated to open areas for all to enjoy. Residents of Mustang Lakes enjoy resort-style swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and competition tennis courts, all surrounded by a 20-acre park with a private lake and island. Built upon a site that was once a realTexas ranch, the community offers easy access to Hwy 380 and is a 10-minute drive to the Dallas North Tollway. Additionally, Mustang Lakes’ school-aged residents attend the highly-acclaimed Prosper ISD. 


Located just 15 minutes from the heart of Fort Worth, Walsh is a new community where you and your family can have it all. Residents of Walsh enjoy family-friendly amenities like playgrounds, demonstration gardens and acres of open space on historic ranchland. The community even boasts 32 miles of trails that connect every home to a park for close-to-home recreation. School-aged residents attend Aledo ISD, ranked the top school district in Parker County. Walsh even has an elementary school located right in the neighborhood. If you are in search of everything a home should be, we invite you to explore Walsh.

“We love being outdoors and there is plenty of hiking and biking trails. There is swimming, tennis, our own little community shop and gas station.” 

- Sandy & Cheryl McKay, Walsh residents

Are you looking for a new home base in Texas? There is certainly no shortage of desirable neighborhoods across the state that offer beautiful homes and amenities the whole family can enjoy. Explore and compare Perry Homes’ properties to help you find the perfect house suited to your unique life and style.


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11 Communities To Explore in the Lone Star State

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