What Makes the Best Neighborhoods in Houston for New Home Buyers?

New construction homes and communities in Houston’s up-and-coming areas have a lot to offer potential homebuyers. The city of Houston boasts a strong economy, easy access to Gulf Coast beaches, a diverse population, and vibrant neighborhoods. So, where in Houston should you move to?

What To Look For in Your New Neighborhood in Houston

If you’re in the market for a new home in the Houston area, there are several factors to consider when choosing a neighborhood to match your needs and preferences. A primary consideration is proximity to the city and popular work locations.


Neighborhood amenities like access to parks, recreational areas and community pools might also be of great importance, especially if you have a family. Look for local attractions near your new neighborhood, such as outdoor events and activities, downtown districts and shopping centers, as these nearby conveniences can profoundly improve your quality of life.


At Century Communities, we can guide you through your homebuying journey to find the perfect home in a Houston neighborhood that complements your lifestyle.


What Are The Top New Construction Neighborhoods Near Houston?

You can understand we’d want to list communities that we build in—but for good reason! The following communities offer exceptional new homes with incredible amenities and top-notch locations.

The Woodlands Hills | Conroe

The Woodlands Hills is part of a 2,000-acre planned community located in Conroe, TX, just 46 miles north of Houston. Here you can enjoy the best of urban convenience and outdoor living, with a multitude of hiking and biking trails, 20 neighborhood parks, an on-site fitness center, tennis courts, a dog park and over 100 acres of open space—plus a short drive to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. You’ll also love contemporary open-concept layouts with designer-selected finishes.


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Home exterior at The Woodlands Hills in Conroe, TX

Aurora | Katy

Located in historic Katy, TX—with convenient access to Houston metro hotspots via Highway 99 and I-10—Aurora is only 32 miles from the Bayou City. Aurora provides new homeowners with easy access to Katy’s thriving downtown district, with local shopping, dining, parks, museums and entertainment. This desirable planned community has a lot to offer its residents, from plenty of open green space and a state-of-the-art recreation center to a beach-entry pool and walking trails that surround a lake and fountain. New homes at Aurora also boast versatile single- and two-story floor plans with in-home automation, granite countertops, and more.


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Community pool at Aurora in Katy, TX

Creekland Village at Bridgeland | Cypress

Creekland Village—located near U.S. 290 in Cypress, TX and just 34 miles from the city—is perfectly situated in one of the fastest-growing regions in the Houston metro area. It’s also the final village to be built in Bridgeland, a dazzling planned community offering 11,500 acres of luxury living and resort-style amenities—including open space, hiking and biking trails, pools, lakes, playgrounds, and an activity center. Local dining and shopping are also close by, in addition to schools in the highly sought-after Waller Independent School District. This community features inspired single- and two-story floor plans with premier finishes.


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Rendering of monument at Creekland Village at Bridgeland in Cypress, TX

Lakes at Black Oak | Magnolia

Nestled in the idyllic rural town of Magnolia, TX, Lakes at Black Oak is ideal for new homeowners looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Houston. However, a trip into the big city isn't off the list with easy access to Highway 249. Magnolia might make a homebody out of anyone who lives here, thanks to its small-town charm and array of recreational opportunities. Best of all, new homes at Lakes at Black Oak feature single- and two-story floor plans near the respected Magnolia Independent School District!


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Lakes at Black Oak community sign


Fairway Farms | Tomball

If you’re in search of a quiet rural setting, consider Fairway Farms in Tomball, TX. This new home community is conveniently located near Highways 99 and 249, 33 miles northwest of downtown Houston. Tomball is known for its local activities, including year-round festivals, dining and entertainment, plus outdoor recreation like golf courses, parks and nature reserves. In addition, this community is adjacent to Burroughs Park, featuring lush woodlands, softball and soccer fields, and a seven-acre lake. Fairway Farms offers new homebuyers two stylish home collections with single- and two-story floor plans.


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Street view of Fairway Farms in Tomball, TX


Choosing Your New Neighborhood Near Houston

We’ve been making homeowners’ dreams come true since 2002, and we’ll work with you to find the perfect home and community for you in the Houston metro area. Check out all that we have to offer and start your journey today!


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The statements contained herein discuss general factors and do not constitute professional, investment and/or financial advice.