Hillwood Communities announces name, updated plans for 3rd Houston-area community

Dallas-based Hillwood Communities has announced a name and updated plans for its third Houston-area community in League City.

Legacy will be an 805-acre master-planned community just south of the future intersection of League City Parkway and West Boulevard.

The H. Ross Perot Jr.-owned company acquired the first 540 acres from the Stedman and Wesley West families in early 2022 and added another 156 acres, from a local investor, in September of that year.

Also part of the land is more than 100 acres of green space, which the developer plans to dedicate to League City for a regional park, Hillwood Houston General Manager Russell Bynum said.

Previously, the developer said lot sizes will be in the 40- to 70-foot range. After doing some more market studies, Hillwood determined there was demand for larger lots, in the 80-foot range and above, Bynum said, with home prices now expected to range from the $300,000s to above $1 million.

The number of homes planned is now 1,630, down from previously 1,770.

The hope is to start construction on a new road connecting the western end of League City Parkway and the eastern end of Friendswood Lakes Boulevard later this year or early 2024 and finish next summer. Later, the developer plans to extend West Boulevard southward to eventually connect with the future Grand Parkway section there.

Homesite construction will begin after the completion of the League City Parkway section and detention. The community will have a total of around 100 acres of lakes, some of which will be connected for boating.

The first phase includes 510 homesites to be released to 10 yet-to-be-announced builders during the first quarter of 2025, with model homes expected to open in the second quarter.

Legacy

Land plan showing the future Legacy community in League City

LJA Engineering

The name for the community was chosen to pay tribute to the legacies of both the previous landowners and the developer.

“The community name honors the Stedman West family — who once owned this land — and the Perot family, who launched Hillwood Communities,” Bynum said in a statement. “Together, these titans represent the endless possibilities that come with grit and determination. We hope to create the framework here that enables our residents to build their own unforgettable legacies.”

Legacy will have a modern ranch theme, including a ranch house to be called The Homestead. Other amenities will include parks, a recreation center, play areas for children and more than 20 miles of walking trails. 

There will be 30 total acres for commercial development as well as 15 acres for a possible Clear Creek Independent School District campus. Florence Campbell Elementary School is also right next to the community.

Hillwood has two other communities under development south of Houston. The company broke ground on the 1,100-acre Pomona in 2014 and announced plans for the 440-acre Valencia, just 2 miles from Pomona, in October 2021. Both are in the Manvel area, 10 to 15 miles west of the future League City community.

The developer is looking at the Houston region as an opportunity for growth, Bynum said.

“We’ll continue to to evaluate and address our acquisition needs as they come,” he added.

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