The development company Kickerillo and Bean announced its new Stallion Lakes development in Hockley near the Montgomery County-Waller County border on July 14. Kickerillo and Bean is a partnership between developer Kickerillo Companies and Tomball resident and show horse owner Bill Bean.

The development is located on Magnolia Road near the Houston Oaks Golf Club within the boundary of Waller ISD. According to the announcement, the development will span 394 acres in total, and lots will range from 1.5-3.5 acres. Prices will range from $300,000-$690,000.

Kelli Kickerillo, the CEO of Kickerillo Companies, described the reception to the community as “so exciting” in the press announcement.

“This land truly takes your breath away,” Kickerillo said. “It is an escape from the city set on some of the most beautiful property that we have seen.”

Diane Kingshill, a real estate agent with Houston-based realty company Compass, said the project would consist of 115 lots in total, divided into three phases of development. She said Phase 1 is composed of 65 lots closer to Magnolia Road, while Phases 2 and 3 would likely be offered simultaneously in February 2024.

“The lots have been planted, and we already have 23 lot reservations,” Kingshill said.

Each lot will have electricity, a private water well, a natural gas connection, a fiber-optic cable and an aerobic septic system, according to Kingshill. She said the development would not be in a municipal utility district, or MUD. No MUDs are located near the property’s planned location, according to the Texas Water Districts Map Viewer.

Kingshill said that while the development was attracting interest from a variety of people, there were “a lot of empty nesters.”

“We’ve got a lot of people who have grandkids that just want to have a family compound to bring their grandkids,” she said.

Residents in other parts of Hockley have raised concerns with development in the area. According to the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University, Montgomery County saw building permits for single-family units increase countywide from 5,290 in 2017 to 12,227 in 2021.

Asked about the impact of development in the area, Kingshill said the developers wanted to preserve the “rolling terrain” of the area but suggested that development could add some amenities as well.

“Sometimes having development around brings in good things as well, like restaurants and retail, so you have amenities that come with all that.” Kingshill said.

A community map of Stallion Lakes can be viewed here.