Builder reports a new master-planned community is coming to outside of Austin after the Travis County Commissioners Court approved plans for the project. The 2,200-acre Thomas Ranch will include 3,300 homes with choices from custom to cottage designs.

The community won't just stop at for-sale homes, though: It also plans to include apartments, shops, entertainment venues and restaurants, a resort hotel and spa, a "town square", and community gardens, with trails for walking, jogging and hiking connecting the areas.

Blakefield, the lead developer behind the project, also seeks to incorporate the area's natural environment into the community. The community will surround extensive shoreline along the Pedernales River, natural creeks and streams, and have access to Lake Travis. The development aims to preserve native trees, allow for sky views with low-level lighting, and promoting preservation of land and water among residents.


Texas County Commissioner Approves Austin Master Plan [Builder]