Texas Association of Builders dubs Harvest Green as Best Overall Community

The community features a 12-acre farm with an orchard, a greenhouse, homes for goats and chickens, seasonal produce sold on-site each Saturday and a vineyard managed by Messina Hof. (Courtesy Harvest Green)
The community features a 12-acre farm with an orchard, a greenhouse, homes for goats and chickens, seasonal produce sold on-site each Saturday and a vineyard managed by Messina Hof. (Courtesy Harvest Green)

The community features a 12-acre farm with an orchard, a greenhouse, homes for goats and chickens, seasonal produce sold on-site each Saturday and a vineyard managed by Messina Hof. (Courtesy Harvest Green)

Richmond’s Harvest Green community was named Best Overall Community More than 600 Acres at the 2021 Texas Association of Builders Texas Star Awards on July 15. The yearly competition aims to showcase the work of developers, builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals and marketing professionals in the construction industry.

“To have the Texas Association of Builders recognize our uniqueness and name us the best in Texas is an incredible honor,” Harvest Green General Manager Jerry Ulke said in a press release. “Home sales in our community have been outstanding due to the healthy-living amenities we offer. We look forward to welcoming more residents as our community grows.”


In addition to being named Best Overall Community More than 600 Acres, Harvest Green was a finalist in the Best Community Amenity, Best Community Clubhouse and Best Website categories.

With 1,930 acres of land, Harvest Green was Houston’s first agri-hood—meaning a neighborhood that intentionally integrates agriculture for its residents. It features a 12-acre farm with an orchard, a greenhouse, homes for goats and chickens, seasonal produce sold on-site each Saturday and a vineyard managed by Messina Hof. Residents can participate in the neighborhood Farm Club, have backyard gardens and even rent plots of land at the farm. Additionally, the master-planned community offers a fresh produce delivery through a local community-supported agriculture program.

Recently, Harvest Green—a Johnson Development master-planned community—acquired 630 acres that will bring approximately 1,400 new homes to the community as well as multiple parks, trails, green spaces and a second pool. The master-planned community was originally planned for 2,000 homes and was also named 2018 Master-planned Community of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association in the Houston’s Best PRISM Awards.
By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.



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