‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes Flight in April

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Houston’s Largest Home Tour returns this April in communities throughout Houston. The event features more than 150 models and hundreds of inventory homes. Admission is free and homes are open daily.

Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with well-appointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies.

Hundreds of homes — including more than 150 models  — will be open daily in Johnson Development’s 14 master-planned communities throughout Houston. Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. In addition to touring model homes filled with the latest design trends, event-goers also can enjoy concerts, wine tastings, a jamboree, a Canine Carnival, farmers markets and crawfish boils.

To mark the occasion, gigantic Monarch butterfly statues sporting wingspans up to 8 feet and heights ranging from 6 to 12 feet, will alight throughout the communities adding color and whimsy to their natural surroundings.

“The statues are a symbol of the nature-friendly development that is a hallmark of our communities,” said Doug Goff, Co-President of Johnson Development Corp. “They also are a prelude to the real butterflies we hope will land in Johnson developments this fall, as our communities’ spring landscaping plans include the planting of abundant butterfly-friendly plants, which should be in full bloom by the time the annual migration begins.”

Fourteen projects by the long-time Houston land developer are featured in the tour:

  • Cross Creek Ranch, a 3,200-acre community in Fulshear, is located just minutes west of the Grand Parkway off of FM 1093. The public will have three opportunities to attend events in this amenity-laden development, including the April 29 Hit the Trails Family Fun Day. Twenty-eight model homes will be available to tour. Visit www.crosscreektexas.com for details.

  • Edgewater, a 538-acre mixed-use community, is built along the banks of Clear Creek in Webster. Just minutes from Interstate 45, Edgewater is near the Johnson Space Center, the NASA Parkway bypass and several major medical centers. Waterways and miles of nature trails appeal to nature-loving residents. Visitors can tour two model homes. Visit www.edgewaterwebster.com for more.

  • Fall Creek, a 2,300-acre community in northeast Houston, is found just inside Beltway 8. Fall Creek surrounds the acclaimed Golf Club of Houston, home of the Shell Houston Open. Two well-appointed models are open in Fall Creek. Learn more at www.fallcreekhouston.com.

  • Grand Central Park, a 2,046-acre master-planned community in Conroe, is celebrating its grand opening in April. Come out for a camp-themed jamboree and enjoy peaceful woodlands and lakes while touring nine brand new models, eating camp cuisine and registering to win a trip to Sedona, Ariz., or camping gear. Visit www.grandcentralparktx.com for details.

  • Harmony, a 1,000-acre community in north Houston, is located just five miles east of Interstate 45 near the ExxonMobil campus and offers direct access to the Grand Parkway. The public can enjoy the April 8 Barefoot Bands in the Park featuring a free concert by Rick Trevino and the Jesse Stratton Band. Seventeen model homes will be open for touring. See www.harmony-houston.com for more information.

  • Harvest Green, a 1,300-acre farm-centric community located in Richmond, offers residents a true farm-to-table experience.  Eleven model homes will be open. The public is invited to visit the on-site weekly farmers market and attend an April 22 Earth Day Extravaganza. Learn more at www.harvestgreentexas.com.

  • Imperial, a 700-acre community, surrounds the historic Imperial Sugar Company refinery in Sugar Land. The mixed-use development will incorporate retail, residential, entertainment and office components to create a premier live-work-play community. The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair will host the annual Sip & Stroll in Imperial April 8. Details are available at www.imperialsugarland.com. Nine model homes will open for touring.

  • Jordan Ranch, a 1,350-acre community in Fulshear, is ideally located one mile south of Interstate 10 and a few miles west of the Grand Parkway. Nine models will be open and the public can attend a crawfish boil April 1 and the Fun Glow Run and Flashlight Egg Hunt April 15. Details are available at www.jordanranchtexas.com.

  • Riverstone, a 3,700-acre community in Fort Bend County, is situated just minutes from U.S. 59 and the Fort Bend Parkway. Riverstone is Johnson Development’s top-selling community, ranked among the nation’s 20 top-selling developments. Twenty models will be open for touring during April. Several events will be open to the public, including Houston’s Coolest Crawfish Boil April 29. Learn more at www.riverstone.com.

  • Sienna Plantation, a 10,000-acre community, is located along Highway 6 in Fort Bend County. Celebrating its 20th birthday, Sienna will have a number of events including the community’s Canine Carnival April 22 and the heart-pounding action of the Sienna Texas 20 April 29. Twenty-one model homes will be open for touring. More information is available at www.siennaplantation.com.

  • Tuscan Lakes, an 870-acre community in League City, is found on State Highway 96 just two miles west of Interstate 45. This Tuscan-themed development is minutes from the Johnson Space Center and the Kemah Boardwalk. Three models are open for touring. See www.tuscanlakes.com for details.

  • Veranda, a 600-acre community in Richmond, is the newest project of Johnson Development. The developer’s seventh Fort Bend community, Veranda will feature homes with timeless architectural elements. Meet the community’s eight builders on April 9 to learn more or visit www.verandatexas.com.

  • Willow Creek Farms, a 600-acre community, is just south of Interstate 10 and west of Katy in Brookshire. More than 1,100 families will call Willow Creek Farms home, enjoying trails, a full Olympic-size pool, recreation center, splash pad and Katy schools. Five model homes will be showcased during the month-long tour.  Learn more at www.willowcreektexas.com.

  • Woodforest, a 3,000-acre community, is located seven miles west of Interstate 45 in South Montgomery County. Woodforest is minutes from some of The Woodlands most exciting shopping and entertainment destinations. Enjoy an island luau and tour the million dollar showcase homes of Pine Island on April 29. Or tour 30 other model homes throughout the month. For details, visit www.woodforesttx.com.

Tour maps and event details are available at www.houstonhometour.com.