Building your custom home in a master-planned community

Tips for Building Your Custom Home in a Master-Planned Community

For some people, the idea of living in a master-planned community is a dream come true. Luxury amenities await just outside your door. You are able to enjoy the Hill Country’s beautiful views in the morning and a San Antonio shopping excursion in the afternoon.

We understand the benefits of these unique homestead settings, and encourage you to keep a few things in mind as you consider building your custom home in a master-planned community.

Choose your lot carefully

Whether or not you are moving into a master-planned community specifically for golfing, a great place to situate your custom home is near a green or a point of entry to the course. This isn’t just for easy course access, but also for better views from your home.

Areas around greens have more landscaping, including sand traps and ponds that attract wildlife like deer, turtles and ducks. Living across from a green is like living in or next to a well-manicured park.

Remember, however, that there is more to the perfect lot than golf course access. Selecting the land most suited to you may mean prioritizing hilltop views over secluded woods or natural water features. Working with a builder like Authentic Custom Homes can be helpful at this stage because we can help you visualize all the possibilities for your new home.

Research community amenities

Master-planned communities typically include extended amenities like workout facilities, spas, and hosted social events.

Memberships in these clubs are often available to residents at no extra cost, and can be great ways to meet your neighbors and keep your family active. Be sure to learn about a community’s membership levels and rules before you buy a lot and build your custom home.

Work with a Preferred Builder

Master-planned communities often have several “preferred” builders, those with whom they encourage residents to work when building a custom home. These builders are intimately familiar with the community’s design guidelines, and their home designs may be pre-approved by the community. Designs from other builders will likely require approval on a home-by-home basis, which can add time, expense and even frustration.

By choosing a preferred builder you can improve the likelihood that your custom home will be of the highest quality and meet all standards set by the community.

Master-planned community living in San Antonio

Master-planned communities like San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country’s Cordillera Ranch create a unique opportunity to own a luxurious custom home in an exceptional setting. You have all the amenities of both country and city living at your fingertips — including a nationally-ranked Nicklaus Signature golf course. Read more about Cordillera Ranch here.

We have been a Cordillera Ranch Preferred Builder since 1999, and have built dozens of custom homes in the community. Please visit our portfolio to see our unique home designs that maximize your lot’s potential, no matter where it’s located.