Due to Austin’s rapid growth and development, the housing market is booming and prices are high. As these developments continue, I have become interested in the claims for “green” homes available in Austin that fall in both the affordable and more luxury price brackets.
Westgate Grove is a new community coming soon to South Austin featuring 2-3 bedroom homes for income-qualified families and individuals. These homes are guaranteed to be Green Building certified by the City of Austin, and have integrated sustainable features into the design of the community. In just one week on January 28, a groundbreaking event is scheduled featuring HomeBase, Westgate Momark LLC, Wes Peoples Homes, and City of Austin Officials.
Northwoods at Avery Ranch is a 182-acre community of 550 home sites. The homes offered in this community are built by Drees Custom Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Grand Haven Homes, Scott Felder Homes, and David Weekley Homes. Each builder describes their plans using language such as “EnergySaver options”, Energy Star Certified floor plans, and concerned about energy efficiency. These homes range from the mid $200s to $580s and feature anywhere from 2 to 6 bedrooms.
Mueller is a 700-acre site featuring more than 5,700 single-and multi-family homes and at least 25% of these are in the Mueller Affordable Homes Program. This community features more than 140 acres of parks and greenways and creatively reused what was a Brownfield site in Austin. Builders that contributed homes to this community are The Muskin Company, Standard Pacific Homes, David Weekley Homes, Streetman Homes, and Homes by AVI. These homes come in a vast variety of configurations and combinations of single and multi-family dwellings.