Marie Village is a front-porch community in the works off Crocket Martin Road in Conroe by affordable home builder ASGi Homes, which is also based in Conroe.

Marie Village held its first homeowners event April 23 with more than 150 homeowners staking their "sold" signs on their home plots. The community will feature 400 homes when completed ranging from $120,000-$180,000 and 615-1,256 square feet, according to information from ASGi Homes.

According to ASGi, the first set of homes in the community were released in the first quarter of this year, and half of the community has been sold.

The front-porch community means homes include a front porch instead of a garage to encourage building relationships with neighbors, ASGi Marketing Manager Mario Morquecho said. Marie Village will also include picnic tables around the community and a green space for families to enjoy.

ASGi Homes was established in 2016 by Bill Ellison with the mission to provide homes at a price similar or less than the average home rent, according to information from the company. Homes in the community will not be sold to investors, Morquecho said.