Escape the hustle and bustle of the city while remaining within commuting distance of Downtown Houston at Porters Mill, a D.R. Horton community of new one- and two-story homes in New Caney. This welcoming suburb provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation with Sam Houston National Forest, Lake Houston and Big Rivers Waterpark just moments away. 

Priced from the mid-$200,000s, Porters Mill offers tremendous value with three- and four-bedroom homes and community amenities. Whether you’re looking to move within a matter of weeks or months, there’s a wide selection of available homes featuring timeless brick exteriors, two-car garages, and spacious, fenced-in backyards.

While floorplans vary, some of the sought-after features include granite-topped island kitchens, walk-in pantries with ample storage, open family rooms that overlook the covered patios, breakfast or dining nooks, functional laundry rooms, and first-floor principal bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets (as per plan).

One such example is 18517 Tenaha Mill Drive, an under-construction home that offers the convenience of single-story living. Slated for delivery this fall, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence showcases transitional architecture with a brick façade, stately portico, classic shutters and a paneled garage door. 

The front door opens onto an inviting foyer that’s adjacent to a utility room with a coat closet and a side-by-side washer and dryer. To the left of the foyer are the two secondary bedrooms that share a full bathroom with a combination tub and shower. Bedroom 3, which faces the front yard, could be converted into a light-filled office or artist’s studio. 

Down the hall, you’ll discover the open-concept kitchen, family room and dining area that’s primed for entertaining. Whip up family recipes in the gourmet kitchen, equipped with white cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a generous corner pantry. The island touts breakfast bar seating and a double bowl stainless steel sink, while the dining area provides access to the beautiful covered patio. 

The principal suite occupies the eastern wing of the home, and offers verdant backyard views and a sizable walk-in closet. Prioritize self-care in the ensuite bathroom, appointed with a double vanity, relaxing soaker tub, frameless glass shower and a private water closet.

Porters Mill is an HOA community with family-friendly amenities including a swimming pool, children’s playground, and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Here, kids can climb, splash and play while parents socialize on loungers and benches. The amenity spaces are lushly landscaped, complete with grassy lawns for enjoying a picnic or kicking around a soccer ball. 

New Caney is a small but growing community with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Porters Mill is minutes away from Highway 59 and Grand Parkway (99), making for an easy commute to Downtown Houston. A quick, 10-minute drive finds you at Valley Ranch Town Center, home to Kroger, Hobby Lobby, PetSmart, TJ Maxx, Ulta and more. There’s also a variety of tasty restaurants including Airi Poke & Ramen, Buffalo Wild Wings, Olive Garden, MOD Pizza, The Toasted Yolk and Gringo’s Tex-Mex.

To learn more about all of the available homes at Porters Mill, contact the sales team by calling 832 318 0721 or sending an email to The sales center is located at 18200 Woodpecker Trail in New Caney and opening hours are Sunday to Monday from noon to 7pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm. 

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