As summer nears and temperatures rise, now is the time to get outside and enjoy all the open-air amenities M/I Homes communities have to offer. From whizzing along the zipline at Tavola, to splashing around with the kids at NorthGrove’s resort-style pool, to fishing off the covered pier just outside of the Enclave at Katy, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in all around the Houston metro area.

Rosehill Reserve is conveniently located just seven miles outside of downtown Tomball. Priced from $237,990, the homes appeal to a variety of design tastes, with exteriors inspired by Mediterranean, Hill Country and farmhouse-style architecture. There’s a resort-style swimming pool in the center of the community, complete with a clubhouse, shaded lounge areas, splash pad, playground and more. Nature lovers will appreciate the miles of wooded greenbelt trails that wind around Rosehill Reserve’s many lakes.

Tavola, situated in Northeast Houston, is a master-planned community in the truest sense. Offering a wide array of three- and four-bedroom homes from just $218,490, residents of Tavola can take advantage of the state-of-the-art recreation center with a community pool. There’s a lush park with its own clubhouse and zipline, in addition to pocket parks and greenbelt trails. Tavola Elementary School is open right inside the community, making it easy for the kids to walk to and from school.

Enclave at Katy is a picturesque neighborhood 30 miles west of Houston, featuring single- and two-story homes from $354,990. Residents are walking and biking distance from Mary Jo Peckham Park, which offers a fishing lake with a covered pier, miniature golf course, playground, jogging trails, and a community center with an indoor swimming pool. Nearby Katy City Park boasts two baseball fields, two softball fields, a soccer/multipurpose field, a covered three-court basketball pavilion and six ADA-accessible tennis courts. It’s also home to the state’s largest innovative playground for multiple-impaired and profoundly deaf children.

NorthGrove at Spring Creek in charming Magnolia features classically designed single-family homes from $324,990. Set among 200 acres of preserved green space, the neighborhood offers three small lakes, an extensive trail system and luxury outdoor gathering spaces. The Retreat is a 7.5-acre recreation center with a lodge-style clubhouse, fitness complex, resort-style swimming pool, indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, a 24-hour fitness center, a gathering room with a catering kitchen, and a children’s play area.

Residents of Sienna Plantation in Missouri City have practically anything they could ever need at their fingertips. The award-winning, 10,000-acre master-planned community has detached single- and two-story homes from $294,990. Its world-class amenities include not one, but four resident multi-purpose centers, an outdoor amphitheater, resort-style pools, hiking and biking trails, plus 36 parks and playgrounds. There are also onsite schools and a Sienna Plantation Golf Club for those who like to hit the links.

Want to get into a brand new home before the start of summer vacation? Check out M/I Homes’ inventory of quick move-in and model homes here.

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