Texas-brewed ales, stouts and lagers will be on tap at the Woodforest Craft Fest, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Christine Allen Nature Park, 101 Elk Trace Parkway in Woodforest.
Following a busy first half of 2016, master-planned Woodforest continues its expansion with work starting on a new neighborhood, Kingsley.
Kingsley will feature 43 50-foot properties and homes by Gracepoint Homes and Wendell Legacy Homes. The builders are planning a selection of Southern-styled homes in Kingsley, with broad front porches accented by columns reminiscent of Craftsman architecture.
Woodforest is again the most active master-planned community in Montgomery County, according to data compiled by housing consulting firm Metrostudy.
Metrostudy recently released its annual list of Houston’s top 25 developments based on the number of houses builders started. Woodforest ranked No. 4 in the Houston area for 2015 with 409 housing starts, nearly 100 more than the next Montgomery County development on the list. This is the second year Woodforest has earned the No. 4 spot.
Master-planned Woodforest has launched a summer campaign that will give new home buyers instant access to the community’s many amenities and the possibility of instantly organized drawers and closets.
During the “Instantly Yours” campaign, prospective home buyers can register at any of Woodforest’s 30 model homes for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to The Container Store. The promotion continues through July.
It was a record-breaking year for the 2016 Angel Run in Woodforest, as approximately 350 competitors raised nearly $13,000 for local scholarships.
The commemorative fundraiser has attracted roughly 300-500 racers each year since its inception in 2012. Including this year, the race has raised more than $30,000 for scholarships in Montgomery County.
Master-planned Woodforest is adding long-time Houston company Westin Homes to its array of community homebuilders.
Westin Homes has acquired 22 homesites in the Woodforest neighborhood of Deerbourne Ridge, where it will offer plans designed for 60-foot homesites. Westin, who joins Perry Homes in the neighborhood, plans to open a model home there later this year. Westin Homes’ pricing in Deerbourne Ridge has not yet been determined.
Children’s Lighthouse has closed on a 1.85-acre parcel in Woodforest for a new facility expected to open this fall.
Located at 2183 Woodforest Parkway West, the property is near Stewart Elementary in Woodforest. Construction is anticipated to begin next month on a one-story facility that will be approximately 10,500 square feet.
Children’s Lighthouse is the second childcare center to purchase land in Woodforest. Kiddie Academy obtained a 2.1-acre site last year also near Stewart Elementary and recently started construction on a facility.
There is still time to register for the 2016 Angel Run, a commemorative fundraiser happening April 16 in Woodforest.
Participants can choose to race a half-marathon, 10K or 5K, and proceeds support local Montgomery County scholarships. Registration fees are $75 for the half-marathon, $50 for the 10K race and $35 for the 5K. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category. Sign up online at www.AngelRunTX.com.
Bargain hunters will want to head to Woodforest this week, as the master-planned community is hosting its annual spring garage sale March 11 and 12.
More than 100 residents are expected to participate in the community-wide event, open 8 a.m. to noon each day. Sales will be held at individual homes throughout Woodforest. Maps of participating homes will be available at the Homefinder Lodge, 101 Elk Trace Parkway.
Chesmar Homes is moving its townhome designs across the street, as it begins construction in a new section of Woodforest’s Cheswood Forest neighborhood.
Chesmar is the exclusive builder in Woodforest’s first townhome enclave, offering two-story, three-bedroom designs priced from the $190,000s. The new section will be home to 56 townhomes, four of which are already under construction.
The townhomes are expected to sell quickly, given the success of Chesmar Homes’ initial offerings in the neighborhood, said Virgil Yoakum, Woodforest general manager.