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New Homes from Wilshire, Highland builders coming soon to Belterra as new school, amenities and retail center open.

Wilshire Homes and Highland Homes are building a collection of new homes on lots between 60 and 65 feet wide in one of the last remaining sections of new homes called The Trails in the master-planned Belterra community.

Many of the homes in The Trails neighborhood will back up to a natural greenbelt of trees and a meandering path connected to a network of scenic trails. The homes will also be within an easy walking distance of one of Belterra’s many neighborhood parks, including The Retreat, a recently opened amenity that features a new community splash pad. The first home sites are now available for sale with model homes on site.

Wilshire Homes currently offers builds on 60-foot-wide properties in Belterra. The new neighborhood consists of larger, oversized lots, giving Wilshire the flexibility to build up to 60- and 65-foot-wide homes. These limited number of oversized home sites will offer larger yards and three-car garages. A new single-story model home called the Groverton will soon showcase the builder’s award-winning architecture, offering a spacious layout, tray ceilings and arched entryways. Homes will be priced from the $370,000s.

“Our building program in Belterra has been very successful,” said Dennis Werner, division sales manager for Wilshire Homes. “We’re pleased with the opportunity to continue offering buyers our signature flexible and energy-efficient designs in this spectacular community.”

Highland Homes will offer 60- and 65-foot-wide homes. Its upcoming model, the 204 plan, will be a 2,943 square-feet, one-story floor plan that will include four bedrooms, three baths, an outdoor living area, 3-car tandem garage and other notable features. Homes will be priced from the $300,000s. For all their builds, Highland utilizes the latest construction techniques and technology to create a well-built and energy-efficient home for residents to enjoy.

“We do extensive research and surveying to continually evolve architectural design in order to maximize livability,” said Tiffany Amore, marketing manager for Highland Homes. “Highland Homes has a commitment to our buyers especially to our friends in Belterra to make them feel empowered, informed and well taken care of.”

Named the 2015 Master-Planned Community of the Year by the Austin Business Journal, Belterra is a 1,600-acre community located minutes from downtown Austin. Residents enjoy the convenience of city living and resort-style amenities within the beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Recently, the community welcomed The Retreat at San Saba, which includes a pavilion, splash pad and fitness loops. An event lawn is also provided for events planned by the community’s full-time lifestyle director.

Children in the community from grades sixth through eighth now attend Sycamore Springs Middle School, a brand-new middle school just minutes away from the community. It’s the second middle school to open in Dripping Springs ISD, known as one of the state’s top-

performing school districts. In addition to traditional electives, extracurricular activities and special services such as athletics, music, cheerleading, dance, student council, theater, UIL and pre-AP classes, new electives offered for the 2017-2018 school year include an Entrepreneur Workshop, Small Engine Mechanics and MythSolvers.

Meanwhile, Belterra residents are eagerly awaiting the openings of local and regional retail and restaurant offerings in Belterra Village, a 93-acre, mixed-use commercial development with more than 200,000 square feet of retail space and pads along Highway 290 and over 10 acres of hike and bike trails. The first businesses are anticipated to open in early 2018.

“With the fast-paced growth in Dripping Springs, this project came at the ideal time,” said Steve Yetts, President for Ashlar Development, the master developer of Belterra community in southwest Austin. “We now have more than 1,400 residents and hundreds more to come. We’re proud to continue offering a wide range of homestyles, amenities, open spaces and retail options to accommodate the needs and wants of our residents.”

About Ashlar Development
Headquartered in Dallas, Ashlar Development LLC is the master developer of three well- established and successful master-planned communities in Texas: The Groves in northeast Houston, Belterra in southwest Austin and Wildridge in north Dallas. Combined, these three communities will feature nearly 5,400 homes on approximately 3,000 acres.

About Belterra
Nestled on 1,600 acres of rolling hills, located just minutes southwest of downtown Austin, Belterra is a private community with big trees, pristine landscaping, and luxurious amenities already in use by many homeowners. The community is surrounded by first-class amenities, top- rated Dripping Springs schools and miles of trails. Living at Belterra means residents can live the best of both worlds between the Austin city experience and the Hill Country lifestyle.

About Wilshire Homes
Wilshire Homes is part of a group of companies including Coventry Homes and McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., which has been active in the Texas real estate market for 25 years. Wilshire Homes currently builds in Austin and San Antonio. The builder has won numerous awards for its innovative product design, including local, state and national honors.

About Highland Homes
Highland Homes was founded in 1985 by brother and sister team Rod Sanders and Jean Ann Brock. With Rod’s keen business knowledge and Jean Ann’s innovative approach to sales, marketing and architecture, 13 homes were sold in the first month of operation during one of the toughest real estate markets the nation has seen to date. Highland quickly grew to become one of the leading single-family homebuilders in the United States. Today, over 2800 homes are built a year in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.

Brian Dolezal
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