Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout for clarity in regard to the Harris County Flood Control District’s role and responsibilities for the 100-acre property to the north of Tealpointe Lake Estates.
Tealpointe Lake Estates—a 99-acre community under construction near Mueschke Road and the Grand Parkway—is slated to complete its first lot sale this summer, Developer Louis Smith said.
Developer-approved custom home builders are expected to have completed homes available for move-in within a year, Louis said. Individuals who buy lots have two years from the date of purchase to begin home construction.
Located in Tomball, the gated subdivision will feature 51 lots—each spanning 1.5 acres—a 9.5-acre fishing lake, trails and estate-style homes and is located just south of a nearly 100-acre future Harris County Flood Control District stormwater detention basin site, Louis said. Additionally, Tealpointe Lake Estates is located just south of Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, a 133-acre park in Harris County Precinct 3.
“It’s like a little oasis here,” Louis said.
Louis said the subdivision will feature custom homes starting at $800,000 with one-story homes totaling more than 3,500 square feet and two-story homes totaling more than 4,000 square feet.
The subdivision is located within Waller ISD boundaries, just north of the Grand Parkway. Mueschke Road is also slated to be widened from two lanes to a four-lane concrete boulevard north of the Grand Parkway, providing better access to the new community.
“The access is great with the Grand Parkway right there,” Louis said.
In addition to community amenities, Tealpointe also offers residents a lower property tax rate than nearby communities, as the subdivision is not located within a municipal utility district, which often charges its residents a higher property tax rate, Louis said.
Although areas nearby Tealpointe Lake Estates have sustained flooding in previous storms, marketing representative Debbie Smith—Louis’ wife—said the new subdivision is located at a higher elevation than the roadway, and the property has not previously flooded. Tealpointe Lake Estates is located outside the floodplain.
To further alleviate the chance of flooding, HCFCD Project Communications Manager Karen Hastings said the district is planning to construct a stormwater detention basin on property north of the subdivision. A stormwater detention basin takes in excess stormwater during a heavy rain event and releases the water after the chance of flooding has passed, she said.
Future recreational amenities—like jogging trails—could be added on the HCFCD site by another entity if the amenities are compatible with the site’s primary flood risk reduction purpose, Hastings said.
At that time, Tealpointe Lake Estates residents would have direct access to the 100-acre property and amenities to the north, Louis said.
As crews continue working to build the roads for the subdivision, home sites are available in the $200,000s, Louis said.