Community Spotlight: Balmoral
Balmoral is a recently opened master-planned community northeast of Houston in Humble, Texas. The community was developed by Land Tejas, an active developer behind 20 master-planned communities in the Houston area. The expansive 750-acre development of Balmoral brims with newly constructed homes in a variety of styles and one-of-a-kind amenities like a massive, resort-style crystal lagoon.
Buying a Home in Balmoral
The community’s master plan proposes 2,000 single family homes at full build-out. Residents can choose among gated, non-gated, and lakeside villages. Many houses are move-in ready and more are still being constructed.
Current home prices range from the high $100s to the low $400s with a median sale price in the low $200s, according to Neighborhoods.com data. These prices are well below those found in central Houston and include significantly more space with features like multi-car garages, backyards, and covered patios.
Prospective homebuyers can choose between 3 to 5 bedroom homes in a variety of floorplans from over 10 prominent home builders. Since the community is still in its infancy, expect to find pristine, modern properties no more than 2 years old.
The suburban community is conveniently accessible to many urban amenities. Jetsetters and vacationers can snooze before hopping on early flights since George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a mere 15 minutes away.
An ideal option for those relocating to the area for work, Balmoral is 20 miles from Downtown, and Humble is among the five suburbs with easy commutes to Houston. Residents traveling into the city for business or pleasure can expect a brisk 25-30 minute commute via I-69.
Construction is currently underway on Generation Park, a 4,000 acre mixed-use development featuring commercial, retail, dining, office, and industrial space. The project will create ample job opportunities for surrounding communities like Balmoral. TechnipFMC, a fortune 500 oil and gas company, San Jacinto College, and Lone Star College have already leased campuses in Generation Park with more businesses signing on.
Balmoral’s buzziest draw is its crystal-clear lagoon that aims to transport residents to a year-round tropical resort without ever leaving their backyard. Lounge under palm trees on white sand beaches at the edge of an ocean blue lagoon. The lagoon is the first of its kind in Texas, and it’s available primarily to residents of the community.
Features include a grotto, two beaches (one for adults, one for families), cabanas, and a stamp of approval from Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Residents can swim, paddleboard, and kayak in the 5 million gallon watering hole.
Balmoral’s Amenity Village teems with more resort style offerings. A 7,500-square-foot clubhouse anchors the village. There’s also an infinity pool, beach volleyball courts, a fitness center, splashpad, playground, and hammocks swaying over the sand.
Along with backyard beach trips any day of the week, Balmoral has plenty to offer families. The community is zoned to schools in Humble ISD, three of which are located along the edge of the neighborhood. Two nearby schools: Ridge Creek Elementary and West Lake Middle opened in the last 2 years.
The community is also home to many private schools including religious, secular, and Montessori options as well as The Learning Experience, an academy for early childhood education.
In neighboring communities, fun activities for younger kids include Jumpalooza Hangout, an indoor bouncy house playground that also hosts birthday parties and monthly events like karaoke and board games. Older kids can head to the Fall Creek Sports Complex for baseball, soccer, and volleyball.
For full family fun near Humble, spend a day at Old Macdonald’s Farm, which has a petting zoo, pony rides, and a swimming pool; walk the scenic trails at Mercer Botanic Gardens and Arboretum; boat, fish, and enjoy other watersports on Lake Houston; or plan a day trip to the Museum District, home of the Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and more.
What It’s Like to Live Here
Living in Balmoral exemplifies convenience. Major grocery stores in the area are abundant and include HEB, Kroger, ALDI, and WalMart Neighborhood Market. Shopping centers like Westlake Marketplace, an outdoor mall, and the upcoming Redemption Square located in Generation Park allow residents to shop, dine, and run errands without needing to brave Houston traffic.
The GreenBoLT trail snaking through the community provides jogging and biking access to residents leading an active lifestyle. The trail is also golf cart and segway friendly, serving as a quick pathway to and from the Crystal Lagoon and Amenity Village.
Balmoral offers an easy commute to major job centers and urban amenities, a suburban sense of community and tranquility, activities for the whole family, and an all-inclusive tropical resort right in your backyard.