Affordable New Homes, Small Town Charm Fuels Strong Sales in West Ranch

An enviable location in the Friendswood Independent School District and appealing new-homes priced from the $340,000s are resulting in strong sales and demand for new homes in West Ranch, the final master-planned community in the city of Friendswood.

The 766-acre community by Friendswood Development Company off FM 518 just east of FM 528 features new homes priced from the $340,000s to the $800,000s by Village Builders, Perry Homes, David Weekley Homes and Partners in Building. Since early 2016, sales have remained strong in West Ranch which is experiencing a more than 300 percent sales increase in its 65-foot program.

“The availability of new homes in this price range in Friendswood ISD is difficult to find,” said Michael Johnson, Senior Acquisitions Manager for Friendswood Development Company. “Schools remain a significant influence on buyers in West Ranch, which is located in one of the top-performing districts in the Houston area.” reports that the median price of homes currently listed in Friendswood (new and resale) is $402,000. “New-home buyers realize what they can get for their money in West Ranch,” said Realtor Diane Mireles of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Anderson Properties. “West Ranch is a beautiful community with a great selection of new homes that appeals to a diverse group of buyers, and the schools are among the main reasons why so many people focus their home search on Friendswood.”

Friendswood Junior High, one of the district’s newest campuses, borders West Ranch and is within walking distance for many residents. Other schools serving the community are Cline Elementary, Windsong Intermediate and Friendswood High School which has earned accolades for academic performance on the local, state and national levels.

The overall master plan of West Ranch which includes lakes, miles of greenbelt trails, two recreation centers, a fishing landing and more than 60 acres of park space, continue to attract buyers of all ages.

“We are selling new homes to everyone from young families to empty nesters,” said Chris Harris, New Home Consultant for Village Builders in West Ranch. “West Ranch is also appealing to a wide variety of buyers, from those moving locally to others relocating to the area, who work in the surrounding Bay Area as well as Galveston and Houston.”

Located less than four miles east of I-45, West Ranch is surrounded by the small-town charm of the city of Friendswood, known for annual traditions such as the Fourth of July and Holiday parades, various events and activities in Stevenson and bordering Centennial Park, numerous historic attractions and a number of well-known local businesses. West Ranch offers easy access to popular venues such as Kemah Boardwalk, the newly redesigned Baybrook Mall and Galveston Island.

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