The new Village Builders model home is now open featuring the brand-new collection, the Avante Collection. Stop by the model home located at 607 Cypress Bay, Pinehurst, TX 77362. This single-story Aventine floor plan features an organic and fresh architectural appeal. This plan is ideal for first-time buyers, young growing families, or those looking to downsize. The inviting home measures at 1,519 square feet with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The price range for this new collection in Woodtrace ranges from $307,990 to $383,990, depending on the floorplan.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and with the Avante collection, you’ll love the design and functionality of your dream kitchen. This charming collection has a lot to offer for the home chef that appreciates waking up to a beautiful view, including built-in stainless steel appliances that come standard in the collection, with 42″ frameless cabinets and under-cabinet lighting.

To learn more about the new collection and to tour the model home, come out to this beautiful master planned Woodtrace community and visit the on-site New Home Consultant, Jon Anderson.

Embrace the lush woods of Montgomery County in the new gated community of Woodtrace, located in the Tomball area. Woodtrace was awarded Best Overall Community by the Texas Association of Builders at the 2021 Texas Star Awards for communities with 300-599 Acres. Best of all, Woodtrace includes all the master-planned amenities families have come to expect from Friendswood Development Company. Village Builders has been recognized as Houston’s luxury homebuilder for over forty years and offers unique homes.  Steeped in a tradition of excellence, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail – Village Builders homes have been a sign of success for generations of Texas families.

For more information, visit or to schedule an appointment, call 888-908-8197.

Do you get excited when the summer heat fades into autumn chill? Is sweater weather your favorite time of year? Does pumpkin spice speak to you on an emotional level? If this sounds like you, then watching the leaves change color in the fall is probably one of your favorite parts of the season.

For all the fall aficionados out there, we have some great news for you! Lennar has several communities available right now that will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in beautiful fall foliage all season long.

These luxury villa, single-family and townhome communities in western Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania will give you the autumn experience you’ve been dreaming of!

Brunswick Crossing

Nestled between the low, rolling Appalachian mountains and the Potomac River is the peaceful community of Brunswick Crossing. This location is ideal for fall-themed outdoor activities, such as the Brunswick Family Campgrounds, Rivers Edge Trails and several parks all under three miles away. Historic Harpers Ferry is also right around the corner if the Sleepy Hollow aesthetic is your thing! Brunswick Crossing offers townhomes from the $400s and single-family homes from the $500s.

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Woodbourne Manor

This community offers small town life at its best! Woodbourne Manor is located in Jefferson, MD about halfway between the seasonal destinations in Harpers Ferry and Frederick. This means that homeowners will have easy access to local autumn activities – like visiting the Catocin Creek Park & Nature Center and Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch – as well as the amazing fall festivals hosted in Frederick every year! Woodbourne Manor offers single-family homes you’re sure to love. Contact us to learn more information.

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Sycamore Ridge

Sycamore Ridge rests on the bucolic border where the Frederick suburbs end and the forests and farms begin. This location is perfect if you want to be close to the city’s fall festivals, yet still close enough to nature to enjoy the change of seasons. There are fantastic outdoor areas to explore at nearby Gambrill State Park, Frederick Municipal Forest, Fountain Rock Nature Center and more. Sycamore Ridge offers townhomes from the upper $300s and single-family homes from the upper $500s.

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Amblebrook at Gettysburg

The resort-style, active adult community of Amblebrook at Gettysburg is a wonderful place to experience the fall. Not only does the luxurious campus offer a farmer’s market, fun seasonal events and picturesque walking trails, but the surrounding area is full of tranquil forests and farmland. The Battlefield Car Tour is another great way to view the fall foliage and learn a bit of history along the way. Amblebrook at Gettysburg offers villa homes from the $300s.

Hickory Ridge Mews

The northernmost of these communities, Hickory Ridge Mews is located alongside the Little Connewago Creek in York, PA. This beautiful area is brimming with autumn activities, from apple picking and pumpkin beer tastings to train rides and spooky Halloween events. You can also trek out to Gifford Pinchot State Park and Campgrounds to enjoy an afternoon hiking, boating or fishing along the lake. Hickory Ridge Mews offers single-family homes from the $300s.

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Are you ready to find your autumn paradise? You can learn more about these communities and others by contacting our New Home Consultants. Just call 888-214-2073 or email to ask for more information. Our team of talented professionals will help you find the perfect home for you in a location you’ll love!

Gardening is one of those rare and beautiful things in life that’s a win, win, win no matter how you look at it. Studies show that gardening can improve your mood, reduce your stress, decrease your risk of dementia and the time spent outdoors means more sunshine and all the benefits of higher vitamin D levels. Not only is gardening great for your physical and mental well-being, but it’ll also add beauty to your home and neighborhood. However, if you’re a first-time gardener, the task may be a bit overwhelming – what do you plant, when do you plant, and how do you care for your plants once they’re in the ground? Below is our guide for the rookie gardener in Atlanta. Happy Gardening!

1. Access your land and make a plan: First, choose an area of your yard that makes sense aesthetically and gets plenty of sun. This may be along the perimeter of your home, driveway, or sidewalk. You can also create a garden island in the middle of your yard. At this stage, pay attention to the sun patterns, which areas get the most and least sunlight, and test your soil to see what level of acidity you’re working with. 

2. Draw out your garden layout and choose appropriate plants: The key to a successful garden is planning. Once you designate the area you’re going to start your garden in, consider the plants you want to include and how they will work together. Arborvitae, for example, is a great privacy shrub that grows tall quickly. In knowing this, you wouldn’t want to place a shorter plant like a petunia behind your arborvitae since it’d soon get overshadowed. The same goes for vegetable gardens. If you want to start a vegetable garden, consider building or purchasing cedar-raised beds. Cedar is the preferred material as it naturally resists rot and insects. As far as placement within your yard, we recommend a space that gets 8+ hours of sun a day – the more, the better. Measure garden bed width and length based on the type of vegetables you’re hoping to grow – one square foot per plant is a good rule of thumb, but this varies, so ensure you’re doing your research. In short, consider how your plants will grow next to each other and plan accordingly. 

3. Decide when you’re going to plant: Seasonality is a big part of gardening. It affects the products available, how much sun they’ll get, and when they’ll bloom. When shopping for plants, here are some keywords to know:

Gardening tips

4. Prepare the land – Grading the soil, meaning leveling the ground and preparing it for planting, is not a job for the faint of heart. This process requires digging a few inches down and clearing out roots, sod, and rocks to create a garden bed. Once this is complete, whether you’re doing this work yourself or hiring a professional, you may want to spread weed preventer to help reduce the number of weeds that will pop through over time. Next, place your plants in the pots where you imagine them going according to your original plan and the required space they each need. Then, you can start planting them one by one. We recommend breaking up the roots a bit to help with growth. Next, you can lay your fabric to help further prevent weeds. The thicker you go with your choice of material, the harder it’ll be for plants to penetrate the barrier. Last but certainly not least, it’s time to lay your stone or mulch. This step will pull your labor of love together and offer a finished and aesthetically pleasing result. 

5. Consult a professional gardener – Gardening, especially for newbies, can be overwhelming. So, when in doubt, we highly recommend consulting a professional. Not only will you support a local business or professional, but you can also save money in the long run. A local professional who understands the area will advise you on the best plants for your land layout, soil, climate, and aesthetic.

Lennar homes and communities in Atlanta offer big beautiful yards, perfect for filling with flowers, vegetables, and stunning local fauna for those who love to cultivate and maintain their home. Whether you opt for a home in the Holbrook Farm community or Villas at River Park, the opportunities are endless. However, we also have low-maintenance communities! Communities like Stephens Point and Aspen Grove come with landscaping included.

For more information, or to learn more about available Lennar homes and communities in Atlanta, contact our Internet Sales Consultants: Kim, Marianne, Suzanne, Ezio, Michelle, Chrissy, and Kelly at (404) 931-7462 |