Where We Build2018-11-28T12:43:20+00:00

WHERE WE BUILD

We’re focused on bringing first floor living to Houston’s inner loop.

Our Core Philosophy from the beginning has been and continues to be, to offer our home buyers the ability to live in the most desirable areas in urban Houston affordably. We are constantly updating, adding, bidding on and yes, omitting features to offer the latest features available to a homebuilder of our size.

Founded in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin, who was the president of the South End Land Company. Baldwin, a native of Iowa, was well known as the vice president of the Burlington Railroad. Bellaire was founded on what was part of William Marsh Rice‘s 9,449 acres ranch.  Today, Bellaire is known as the “City of Homes” as the city is mostly residential; the city mainly functions as a bedroom community for upper-middle class families. There are a few offices along the 610 Loop within the city limits. As of 2000, Bellaire is the 27th wealthiest location in Texas by per capita income.

In June 1837, a steamboat named The Constitution, sailed up Buffalo Bayou (now The Port of Houston) and validated the idea of Houston becoming an economic trading hub capable of competing on the world stage. A huge influx of immigrants from Asia and Mexico began to shape much of east Houston with the construction of many new neighborhoods. East Downtown, or EaDo, owes its existence to the settling of these new residents but it wasn’t until the economic boom of the 1990s that the East End reemerged as an economic powerhouse and continues today stronger than at any other point in its history.

The Houston Heights’ history began at the end of the 19th century. When Houston Heights was founded in 1891, it was a street-car suburb of Houston. It had its own local government until the City of Houston annexed the neighborhood in 1919. The historic influence gives the exciting community of Houston Heights many advantages over other neighborhoods in town. Known for its architectural distinction, small-town character, and proximity to Downtown Houston, The Houston Heights is an enchanting step back into yesteryear. The Heights feels very much like a small town in the middle of a big city but don’t think this little gem is not growing.

The Medical Center is the world’s largest medical complex. Since opening in 1945, TMC has been pioneering patient care, research, education, and prevention. Today, TMC comprises: 21 renowned hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools, and a dental school. The most renowned and visible being MD Anderson Cancer Center. Living in TMC area provides a multitude of diversions for adults young and old with restaurants ranging from high end steak houses to corner taco stands. It is the home of Rice University and shopping is just a moment away in the Rice Village Shops.

This District has three notable qualities: its working population is well educated, it is in close proximity to downtown, and has great appeal as a restaurant, entertainment, and shopping area. There are over 2,100 businesses in the Montrose District which is a popular shopping and dining destination for Houstonians and visitors that are looking for smaller more intimate shops, restaurants and drinking places offering more personal service than that typically found in suburban chain outlets.

The Museum District is also home to thousands of Medical Center, Rice University, and downtown Houston employees. Living close to work means more time with family and friends. Walk your children to school at the MacGregor Music and Science Academy or picnic under the 50-year-old Live Oaks on the weekends. Bike to Hermann Park and the Houston Zoo or stroll along tree-lined boulevards to Lucille’s for Sunday brunch after church. The Museum District truly is a small town community within the heart of the city.

Established in 1947 by Oak Forest Realty Corporation, owned by Frank Sharp, a developer who would later establish Sharpstown. In 2011 an article in the Houston Chronicle referred to Oak Forest as the “new West University“. Some refer to Oak Forest as “like a little mini Bellaire, but with better prices. Oak Forest is in northwest Houston, outside of, and north of the 610 Loop and east of U.S. Route 290. It is located near West 43rd Street, and is between T. C. Jester and Interstate 45.

The area was named “Rice” as the people who originally owned the land were members of the Rice family which included William Marsh Rice. Mr. Rice founded the Rice Institute, now renamed as Rice University. The term “Military” is a reference to the neighborhood’s bordering of what was once Camp Logan, a World War I-era U. S. Army training camp. The north boundary of Washington Ave runs approximately three miles and is sometimes referred to as the Washington Corridor.

AKA The Washington Arts District aka 1st Ward Arts District is a subdivision located a mere 8 blocks from downtown Houston tucked between the I-10 East curve and Washington Avenue. It is a state recognized cultural district in Houston and home to several converted warehouses which house over 250 studios of artists and creative entrepreneurs, as well as vast amounts of exhibition and event space. Because of this unique congregation of creative space, the District boasts what is believed to be the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas!

Residents dissatisfied with muddy streets, poor drainage, and the absence of schools and fire protection joined in a series of town meetings, resulting in the incorporation of the City in 1924. For six years City fathers created the infrastructure for ‘modern’ conveniences such as paving streets and providing services of natural gas, water, sewage disposal, postal delivery, police and fire protection, and garbage collection. The pragmatism of the city’s early residents resulted in the development of our first park, Wier Park in 1930. West U continues to take pride in the greenery and open recreational space offered at six developed parks in existence today.