Ask the editor: What is a master-planned community?

Residents of Clear Lake and League City have likely heard the term “master-planned community” dozens of times, as there are several in the area.

Unlike regular neighborhoods, a master-planned community features more than the basic neighborhood park. It includes trails, nature centers, golf courses, retail and other amenities that contribute to the oft-heard live, work and play appeal of the area.

In our Real Estate Edition this month, we take a look at where some of the growth is happening regarding new homes in the Bay Area, and it should come as no surprise that master-planned communities are among the subdivisions with new home starts in the area.

Master-planned communities—such as Coastal Point, Magnolia Creek and Tuscan Lakes—are expected to add hundreds of homes in the next few years the housing market continues its upswing.

For more on real estate trends, insight from experts and data on the local market, be sure to check out our Real Estate Edition starting on Page 16.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.