In Houston’s sprawling real estate landscape, an innovative master-planned community is emerging. Dedicated to fostering a harmonious blend of health and balance, Jubilee is a first-of-its-kind development that will change the definition of healthy living for homebuyers in Texas.

Developed by Johnson Development, Jubilee spans approximately 1,600 acres and is strategically located in Hockley off Hwy. 290 near the Cypress Outlet Mall. With 30 acres of parks, 270 acres of green space and calming waterways, Jubilee merges suburban convenience with a nature-centric lifestyle.

Healthier homes

What sets Jubilee apart is its commitment to “healthier homes,” with wellness being woven into every aspect of Jubilee’s fabric. Johnson Development accomplishes this by mandating its eight award-winning builders to abide by its wellness standards.

“We really want to benefit the overall well-being of our residents,” Director of Marketing Haley Peck said.

Each Jubilee home includes:
  • Clean water: Reverse-osmosis filtration systems at the kitchen sink, refrigerator water line and pot-filler loop remove pathogens and impurities commonly found in tap water.
  • Fresh air: A fresh-air intake and MERV 13 media filter provide cleaner air. Each home is also Indoor airPLUS and EnergySTAR certified.
  • Circadian rhythm lighting: Mimicking the natural progression of sunlight throughout the day, these lights adjust in color, temperature and intensity to align with the body’s natural circadian rhythm.
  • Convenience & safety features: Cutting-edge technology includes a home automation panel, smart thermostats, a secure smart front door lock, a responsive video doorbell, front porch flashing emergency lights and advanced security pre-wiring for every door and first-floor window.
To further promote residents’ peace of mind, each home is being built to achieve certification by the WELL for Residential program, which uses a point system to ensure the community fits various criteria for enhancing quality of life. Peck said Jubilee is one of the first communities in the world to join this pilot program, and the only one in Texas.

“We did it to pioneer wellness real estate, especially in Texas,” Peck said. “But we also wanted a third-party verification to validate that Jubilee homes contain all of the healthier home features that we claim. We want residents to have peace of mind in knowing these homes truly are healthier places to live.”

Beyond the home

Jubilee surpasses traditional amenities by sprinkling wellness zones throughout the community, which cater to residents’ physical, mental and emotional health. At build-out, Peck said Jubilee will feature 20+ wellness zones and walking trails to enhance connectivity to each one.

“Physical wellness is already really common in master-planned communities ... but what we’re doing is adding in this mental and emotional wellness component with our amenities, and we thought the best way to do that would be to create these really intentional zones,” Peck said.

Jubilee’s wellness zones are divided into four categories:
  • Connection: These dedicated areas are built to encourage residents to gather together and foster a true sense of community.
  • Exploration: Residents can engulf themselves in nature, interact with the land and enjoy the benefits of ecotherapy.
  • Reflection: Purposeful, meditative spaces will provide a serene atmosphere for residents to enjoy a quiet moment of reflection or simply decompress from the chaos of life.
  • Inspiration: Think large playgrounds, art features and uplifting installations to spark joy in adults and children.

The grand centerpiece of the community, called the Joy Hub, will serve as a signature amenity center, with plans for a pool, co-working space and event lawn in just the first phase. Peck said Jubilee will eventually feature several of these centers, with future amenities including a splash pad, community gardens, a dog park, sports courts and more.

For Jubilee’s young residents, Waller ISD is planning for the future and has already approached Johnson Development about the potential for multiple school sites on the Jubilee property, Peck said.

“Waller ISD is a uniquely impressive school district,” Peck said. “I’ve worked with a lot of school districts over the years throughout Houston, but Waller ISD’s career and technical education opportunities, dual credit offerings through Blinn College and high school drone program really set them apart.”

Live in Jubilee

At build-out, Peck said Jubilee will have over 4,000 homes. Homes in Jubilee’s first phase of construction are available now starting in the $300,000s. Model homes from its eight homebuilders are currently underway.

Jubilee will have a large grand opening on Saturday, May 4 called Joy Fest. The public is invited to come and experience this one-of-a-kind community.

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