Audubon, the 3,000-acre master-planned community underway at FM 1488 and Hwy. 249 in Magnolia, announced a future Magnolia ISD elementary school on land purchased within the community will be called Audubon Elementary School, according to an Aug. 17 release.

MISD purchased 14 acres within Audubon for a future school site on the west side of the district at Hwy. 249 and FM 1488. A construction timeline for the new school has not be set, according to the release.

"Magnolia ISD is preparing for the expected growth our community will bring," said Sam Yager, vice president of Audubon Magnolia Development LLC, in the release. "All of the infrastructure will be in place when they decide to start construction."

Two model homes by Devon Street Homes are also now open in the community, according to the release. One model home, located at 40211 Bay Warbler Court, Magnolia, features six plans beginning in the $240,000s and ranging from 1,500 square feet to 2,709 square feet. Plans accommodate up to five bedrooms with an option for an extended covered patio.

Devon Street Homes' 4000 Series, with a model open at 40215 Bay Warbler Court, begins in the $250,000s with six floor plans ranging from 1,700 square feet to 2,883 square feet, according to the release. The model includes four bedrooms, an upstairs game room, an optional media room and a third full bath.

Devon Street Homes' models follow model homes Anglia Homes debuted in April, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Audubon homeowners receive front-yard maintenance included in homeowner association dues, according to the release. Screech Park, with a play structure, swings, benches, activity lawns, trails and a Screech Owl habitat, is also nearing completion in Audubon.

Parks, ponds, trails, a clubhouse, a resort-style pool, a children's pool, covered pavilions and a food truck park are also proposed for the community, which will also include 550 acres of mixed-use development, such as retail and dining, according to the release.

"Each home in Audubon is situated to be within an approximately five-minute walk of a trail, a park or other amenity," Yager said in the release. "Residents will have access to community amenities as well as an enviable lifestyle as the community blossoms into a mixed-use destination."