AIRIA Development Company Announces Its Newest Community

AIRIA Development Company Announces Its Newest Community

AIRIA Development Company announced today the development of ARTAVIA (arr-tah-VEE-a), a 2,200-acre master-planned community in the Montgomery County / Conroe area. ARTAVIA is located north of the Grand Parkway, midway between I-45 and US 59, and south of SH 242. Homes in Phase I are expected to range in price from the $280,000s to the $500,000s. The development will bring approximately 5,200 homes to the area, and plans currently include over 120 acres of mixed-use, commercial and retail properties. The build out value is estimated to be $2.4 billion.

“One of the first things you will notice about ARTAVIA is the intentional addition of color to the land’s natural beauty,” said Travis Stone, President of AIRIA Development Company. “The artful design of nature in this heavily wooded area inspired us to create a community that would encourage residents to live colorfully by connecting with the outdoors, bonding with neighbors and forming lasting memories.”

At the heart of ARTAVIA will be a 13-acre community complex overlooking a five-acre lake with paddle boats and a kayak launch area. The complex is being developed to include a contemporary-style clubhouse featuring a 24-hr fitness center, café, and gathering spaces.  Surrounding it are intended to be thoughtfully designed areas promoting imaginative play, outdoor living and an active lifestyle.  Among those are a meditation rain garden, splash pad, nature exploration area, event lawn, playground and an interconnected forested trail system.

Regularly scheduled events, classes and activities will be facilitated by a community lifestyle manager.

ARTAVIA is the second community for AIRIA Development, the company behind Aliana, the highly successful master-planned community in Richmond, TX. Aliana has been ranked one of the top five best-selling communities in Houston for the last six years. In 2018, Aliana was placed in the top 30 in the nation with RCLCo and John Burns, two prestigious community standings reporting agencies. Known for promoting a sense of community where residents can live, work and play, AIRIA Development will bring its same high-level of expertise and passion to ARTAVIA.

“The timing is ideal for the opening of ARTAVIA,” said Lawrence Dean, Regional Director of Metrostudy’s Houston market. “Its location will be even more convenient and accessible, with major infrastructure improvements on SH 242 currently underway. The price points are in the sweet spot of the Houston market as Conroe/Montgomery County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, with a 29 percent growth rate year over year.”

Students living in ARTAVIA will attend the highly sought-after Conroe Independent School District, considered to be a destination district with significant growth. The community is currently planned to accommodate future Conroe ISD expansion, which is estimated to grow to 76,000 students by 2028.

J. Patrick Homes will begin construction on their ARTAVIA model home in July.

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J. Patrick Homes Wins Energy Awards for Consecutive Years

J. Patrick Homes Wins Energy Awards for Consecutive Years

It’s not enough to build beautiful homes in top neighborhoods, today’s homes must also be energy efficient, comfortable and economical to operate. For the last two years, J. Patrick Homes has won awards for adhering to home building programs that maximize energy efficiency and savings. Building homes to be energy efficient is a priority at J. Patrick Homes.
   The 2017 Excellence in Energy Award from CenterPoint Energy singled out J. Patrick Homes for having the highest increase in energy efficiency among builders participating in its High Efficiency Homes (HEH) program. J. Patrick homes were, on average, 28.5% more energy efficient than homes built to the standard Texas building code.
   In 2017 and 2018, J. Patrick Homes earned awards for energy savings under the prestigious Entergy Solutions High-Performance Home (HPH) program. The HPH program outlines energy-saving solutions that, if followed by the homebuilder, will improve energy-efficiency and lower operating costs for the homeowner.
   The energy performance achieved by J. Patrick Homes saved an average of 5,590
kilowatt hours per home annually, compared to homes built to the Texas code. That’s an
annual average savings of $447, based on an average electricity cost
of $0.08 per kilowatt hour.
J. Patrick Homes Energy Efficiency Features
• Highly efficient windows with low solar heat gain coefficients
• R-38 attic insulation
• LED lighting
• 16 SEER air conditioning systems

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Houston’s Aliana Master-Planned Community Ranked Top 30 in Sales Nationally

Houston’s Aliana Master-Planned Community Ranked Top 30 in Sales Nationally

Aliana, a 2,000-acre master-planned community located in Richmond, TX announced today it has been ranked in the Top 30 in sales nationally for master-planned communities (MPCs) by real estate consulting firms RCLCo and John Burns. Aliana sold 430 new homes in 2018, ranking it fifth in the state in new home sales.

“We are honored to have been ranked in the Top 30 in the highly coveted RCLCo and John Burns ratings for top-selling MPCs for the sixth year in a row,” said Travis Stone, President of AIRIA Development Company, the developer for Aliana.  “With its prime location, diverse selection of new-home styles and amenities, and homes by premier Houston builders, Aliana has continued to earn national recognition for its performance and growth.”

The ranking of RCLCo’s and John Burns’ top-selling communities is based on total net new home sales as reported by each individual community. To be included, MPCs must be developed with a strong vision and comprehensive plan that guide development and unify the community.  This is accomplished through distinctive signage, wayfinding, entry features, landscaping, and architectural/design standards that foster an environment of community. 

Aliana is one of the largest master-planned communities in Fort Bend County. The award-winning community features new homes priced from the $280s to more than $1 million, with homes for first-time buyers, low-maintenance luxury homes and custom homes. Aliana is home to nearly 3,200 households with approximately 4,200 planned at build-out.

Builders in Aliana include Ashton Woods, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, J. Patrick Homes, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Partners in Building, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes, Sitterle Homes and Village Build

Aliana is located west of Houston, in Richmond, TX on the Grand Parkway between U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 10. Just minutes from home, Aliana residents enjoy on-site retail including the Market Center at Aliana which features the H-E-B Aliana Market and the nation’s first Next Generation Target store. The new Grand at Aliana, which is currently under development, will bring even more sought-after retail and services to the area.

Aliana students attend schools in the highly rated Fort Bend Independent School District. 

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J. Patrick Homes wins 2017 Excellence in Energy Award

Energy Efficiency is Top Priority at J. Patrick Homes

J. Patrick Homes has won the 2017 Excellence in Energy Award from CenterPoint Energy for having the highest increase in the energy efficiency of its new homes among builders participating in the utility company’s High Efficiency Homes (HEH) program.

 

For 2017, the new homes that J. Patrick Homes submitted to the HEH program were, on average, 28.5% more energy efficient than homes built to the standard Texas building code. That performance marks a 76% increase over the previous year, when the average new home submitted by J. Patrick Homes exceeded the building code by 16.2%.

 

“Energy efficiency is a priority for J. Patrick Homes, and we are very proud of our team members and our partners at CenterPoint for helping us achieve this award-winning level of energy savings,” said Tim Drone, executive vice president of J. Patrick Homes.

 

Drone said that J. Patrick Homes added a number of energy efficiency features to its new homes in 2017, including R-38 attic insulation, 100% LED lighting, 16 SEER air conditioning systems, and highly efficient windows with very low solar heat gain coefficients.

 

Drone said that the energy performance achieved by J. Patrick Homes in 2017 saved an average of 5,590 kilowatt hours per home annually, compared to homes built to the Texas code. That translates to an annual average savings of $447, based on an average electricity cost of $0.08 per kilowatt hour.

 

“At J. Patrick Homes, we are continually striving to make our homes as energy efficient as possible,” he added. “Along with our home buyers, we prioritize energy efficiency for its cost savings and increased comfort, as well as its environmental benefits.”

 

Based in Houston, J. Patrick Homes offers new homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $700,000s in more than 20 communities throughout the Houston area. For more information, please visit www.jpatrickhomes.com.

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