When buying a new construction home, everyone has their own wish list, whether you’re looking for a property with at least three bedrooms or a fenced-in backyard.

For some homebuyers, a straightforward commute is a top priority, with easy access to highways and major thoroughfares. Thankfully, if you’re looking to buy in Houston, the city is home to a host of highways, including Interstate 10.

Here are a handful of projects now selling in the Houston area that are close to I-10.

1. Retreat at Bunker Hill

Developer: David Weekley Homes
Type: Single-family
Location: Long Point Woods
Priced from: $425,000

This gated community near Long Point and Bunker Hill roads offers low-maintenance living close to community amenities and grocery stores. Each home features wood floors on the main level, a Frigidaire stainless steel kitchen appliance package, and cultured marble vanity tops with built-in bathroom sinks.

Within a few minutes’ drive, residents will find an abundance of shops and services to explore. The weekly grocery shop can be easily completed thanks to the nearby Costco Wholesale and 99 Ranch Market. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe or enjoy a sit-down meal, there’s a myriad of restaurants to choose from, plus the adjacent Nordstrom Rack, Michaels and Best Buy.

2. Cottage Grove Lake

Developer: InTown Homes
Type: Townhouse and single-family
Location: Cottage Grove
Priced from: $365,000

This community close to the Washington Avenue Coalition and Memorial Park features a mix of townhouses and single-family homes. Residents can enjoy views of the lake, along with landscaped grounds, a dog park, playground and swimming pool.

When it comes to personalizing their home, each buyer has a range of wood floor options to choose from, plus a choice of granite or quartz kitchen countertops and backsplash materials. Every home at Cottage Grove Lake also comes with energy-efficient windows and five-inch base molding.

Residents will find a host of popular retailers, restaurants and stores close to home, including IKEA, Walmart Supercenter and Kroger.

3. Reserve at Washington Phase II

Developer: David Weekley Homes
Type: Single-family
Location: Lazy Brook – Timbergrove
Priced from: $397,000

With floorplans ranging from 1,535 to 2,267 square feet, these three- and four-bedroom homes offer open-concept living complete with wood floors and granite kitchen countertops.

Located near West 11th Street and Hempstead Road, the second phase of Reserve at Washington is just north of Memorial Park, a sprawling 1,500-acre urban greenspace and historical site. Spend your days here hiking, biking or exploring the nature trails.

Residents will also be a few minutes’ drive from an array of conveniences, including Kroger, Walmart Supercenter and a variety of restaurants.

4. Houston Views

Developer: InTown Homes
Type: Townhouse and single-family
Location: Washington Avenue – Memorial Park
Priced from: $427,000

If you’ve got modern taste, this community of just 26 three- and four-level residences showcases unique architecture, complemented by balconies and large windows.

Every home offers a convenient two-car garage, plus stylish features such as recessed lighting, quartz or granite kitchen countertops, and a six-foot garden tub in the master ensuite.

Located minutes from downtown, Houston Views is walking distance to parks, restaurants and cafes. An abundance of theatres, bars and services await in the centre of the city, while the local Target and Kroger makes easy work of regular grocery shopping.

5. 5th Ward Homes

Developer: Parra Design Group, Ltd.
Type: Townhouse
Location: Augusta
Priced from: $269,900

These three-bedroom townhouses on Lyons Avenue offer a variety of floorplan options ranging from 1,607 to 1,609 square feet.

This new construction community sits adjacent to Boyce-Dorian Park, a neighborhood greenspace that hosts a playground for the little ones and plenty of open, grassy areas. To the east, residents can find a number of retailers for easy grocery shopping and errands, including CVS, a post office and Fiesta Mart. The area is also home to a range of schools suited for elementary and high school students.

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