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5 Fun State Parks Less Than 3 Hours From Humble

Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2022
In Texas, we love our outdoors, and state parks offer ample opportunity for day and overnight adventures. And you have a lot to choose from with 89 state parks found throughout the state — several less than three hours from Balmoral. We’ve picked five favorites: Brazos Bend State Park This expansive park offers 37 miles of hiking trails — including 13 for ...

Introducing the 2023 Colors of the Year

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022
It’s that time again. Time for paint companies to unveil their picks for “Color of the Year.” This year, vintage colors and jewel tones are expected to replace last year’s ubiquitous greens for a more elegant look. Paint companies are also replacing the “Color of the Year” with “Color Collections of the Year” so you can easily pair dominant colors ...

Public vs. Private Schools — Your Choice

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2022
The decision to send your child to a public or private school is a personal one. It is based on what you believe will provide the best learning experience for your child. And how well the schools you choose prepare your child for higher education and the future factor in, as well. Balmoral residents are lucky. They have many options to choose from. Our community ...

Throw These Burgers on the Grill

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022
For a quick and satisfying meal, nothing beats grilled burgers. Of course, the best burgers use the best ingredients, so we’ve rounded up a few recipes that will have family and friends hailing you as the “Grill Master in Chief.” Try them out on your backyard grill or — if you are a Balmoral resident — you can invite the gang and use the outdoor kitchen at ...

You Can Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022
Thinking about buying a house? You’re going to need a good credit score. It’s not just a matter of whether you’ll get the loan; people with excellent credit often get loans with lower interest rates than those with poor credit scores. So how do you know if you have a good score? Credit scores range from 300 to 850. If you’re above 800, you have an ...

Beat the Heat with No-bake Treats

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022
No matter how beautiful your new Balmoral kitchen is, you probably don’t want to turn the oven on to bake up treats. No problem. We’ve assembled a collection of mouthwatering no-bake treats you can serve at home, at the park or poolside! Pop in Some Popsicles Popsicles are the quintessential summer treat and so easy to make. Dreaming about Disney’s Dole ...

Balmoral Residents Happily Choose to Staycay

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2022
With pandemic restrictions easing, we’re all ready to get out and about. But there are some very good reasons why this year’s vacay might be a staycay, namely rising gas prices and airline cancellations. Who wants to spend vacation at the airport? Balmoral residents have another reason why they might not be getting behind the wheel of a car or heading over to ...

Summer Adventures Begin in Lake Houston

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022
Texas offers many options for summer adventures. The Lake Houston area is one of them. Something of a hidden gem, Lake Houston has something for everyone, including outdoor enthusiasts, thrillseekers, fashionistas and more. Best off all, everything is minutes from Balmoral. Explore the Lake Lake Houston is an 11,000-acre reservoir for the San Jacinto River. ...

5 Restaurants Balmoral Residents Favor

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Balmoral residents have beautiful kitchens, but when the Texas heat is on, they flock to their favorite local restaurants. Which ones do they favor? Take a look. That One Place 3333 Atascocita Road Humble, Texas 77396 281-852-6261 Ken “Pop” Hunt made his dream of owning a crawfish restaurant a reality in 2012 and people come from miles away to chow ...

A Day in the Life of a Balmoral Resident

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022
What’s it like to live the “Lagoon Life” at Balmoral? Fun! Here’s a typical day in the life of Balmoral residents. Most days start with breakfast in the kitchen of their gorgeous homes. Whether they gather in the informal dining area for chocolate chip pancakes or at the island for a healthy smoothie depends on the family. Either way, family members are ...

Register for Summer Camp Near Balmoral

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Summer is coming, and the best summer camps are already filling up. If you haven’t signed your children up, don’t despair. There are some amazing day camps near Balmoral. From art to sports there is sure to be something to spark your child’s interest. Science and Technology Bright Minds STEAM 11343 N Sam Houston Pky E Humble, TX 77396 9 a.m.-noon and ...

Did ‘Somebunny’ Say Easter Crafts?

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022
Easter is right around the corner and whether Balmoral residents are hosting brunches, egg hunts or four-course formal dinners, they want decorations. We’re sure you do, too. You could buy them but why not get out your glue gun instead? We’ve put together a basketful of Easter crafts you and the kids will love. Ready to hop to it? Door Décor Greet your ...

10 Upgrades Worth the Money

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022
You’ve chosen your builder, floor plan and homesite. What’s next? A visit to your builder’s design center where you will be presented with a dizzying array of upgrades. Some upgrades are worth the extra cost as they will add to the value of your home. Which ones? Here are 10 you’ll love: Focus on the Kitchen If your upgrade budget is limited, focus on ...

So Much to Do in Humble

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
There’s more to Balmoral than beautiful homes, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Our community is in Humble, a small town with a big heart and plenty of things to do. What sort of things? Take a look! Parks and Playgrounds Hirsch Memorial Park Free This 4-acre park opened in 1944. Among its many amenities is a public swimming pool open May ...

Sustainability Begins at Home

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly home, we’ve got good news for you. Balmoral builders include tons of environmental, sustainable features in their homes. Everything from smart thermostats and Energy Star appliances to LED lightbulbs and kitchen faucets that reduce water usage. Once you move in, you can continue what they’ve started by following these tips ...

Challenge Yourself at Fitness Hub Park

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2022
Parks and playgrounds aren’t just for children. At Balmoral, Fitness Hub Park is where adults get to play. Our new park is dedicated to your health and fitness with a variety of opportunities to test your skills and build your strength and coordination all while having fun. What will you find there and how can you use it to improve yourself? Take a look: ...

6 Simple Steps to a Tidier Home

Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022
You have a new gorgeous home in Balmoral, so you want to keep it immaculately clean. That’s the dream, anyway. Between the kids and other loved ones living in your home, the mess seems to pile up out of nowhere. Not to mention the messes left behind by entertaining or the boxes of stuff you’ve accumulated over the years and maybe not yet unpacked. If you’re ...

Create a Stylish Home Office

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2022
If you’ve been working from home in a corner of your kitchen, it might be time to upgrade to a dedicated workspace. If your home has a study, you may feel it’s a little sterile. Ready to upgrade?  Here are tips for creating a stylish, dedicated workspace. You Need a Desk Say it with us: “The kitchen island is not a desk.” While a laptop set up on the ...

It’s Rodeo Time Jan. 26-Feb. 5

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Boots, barbecue and fun are coming with the return of a much-loved Humble tradition — the Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cook-Off. Nine days of fun kick off Jan. 26 with a carnival that will be open during the entire event. Ride a Ferris wheel and other popular rides and test your skills at a long list of games. Funnel cakes and other carnival food will also be ...

Balmoral Ranks No. 17 in the Nation for Sales

Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2022
With people excited to live the “Lagoon Lifestyle,” 704 home buyers purchased new homes in Balmoral last year, enough to rank the community at No. 17 on a list of the nation’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities. The list, compiled annually by Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO), tracks the number of new homes sold each year in master-planned ...

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2021
The New Year represents a new beginning which is why many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Does it work? According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, people who make New Year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior. That’s good news! Ready to make a fresh start? Here are some tips for making and keeping ...

Hamilton Thomas Homes Breaks Ground

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021
Hamilton Thomas Homes is ready to build in Balmoral having recently broken ground on its first new home in our community. The builder’s homes will be situated on 45-foot homesites and range from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet. Designs are priced from the $300,000s. Thirty-one homesites are available. Floor plans have not yet been released but are expected to ...

5 Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipes for Thanksgiving

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021
This holiday season has many of us biting our nails over the availability of products. Namely, the lack thereof. What if we can’t find one of our favorite Thanksgiving staples — canned cranberry sauce? Making your own cranberry sauce is easier than you might think. For most recipes, you can use a small pot that doesn’t take up a whole lot of real estate on ...

10 Garage Upgrades for your Home

Posted on Thursday, November 4, 2021
Whether you’re building a brand new house for your family or just looking for some modern upgrades to add to your existing home, the garage is an area that’s often overlooked. There are a number of useful upgrades you can speak to your builder about or that you can consider when giving your existing home a facelift. Either way, garage upgrades add value, curb ...

It’s a Pumpkin Spice World

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021
It’s a pumpkin spice world right now, and we’re all just living it. Yes. It’s fall, which means your grocery store shelves are stocked with every conceivable fall-flavored product that can be found. Some are a hit and some a definite miss. We’ve put together a compendium of what you can expect to see on your next shopping trip. Fall-themed Alcohol Given ...

5 Study Tips for Elementary School Students

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
It’s easy in today’s world for children to become distracted from their studies. They are inundated daily by activities, friends, games and screens. So, it’s never too early to begin carving out structured study habits for your little ones. The best way for elementary school students to study is by beginning with a solid routine, sitting in an ideal study ...

Fall in Love with These Autumnal Festivals

Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
With a gorgeous lagoon, amazing Amenity Village and special events, Balmoral residents don’t lack for things to do inside our community. But sometimes it’s fun to explore outside the entrance — especially in the fall. Where do they go? Fall festivals! Here’s a list of our favorites: Kingwood In a Pickle Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18 Free ...

Consider Summer Creek High School

Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021
Young Balmoral residents attend schools in the Humble ISD, including Summer Creek High School. Not only is the school dedicated to personalized learning, but it also boasts an excellent athletic program, an award-winning band and the only yoga class offered within the school district. Summer Creek was designed with the “house” system in mind. The school was ...

Balmoral Continues to Make the Cut

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021
  The Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) mid-year list of the 50 best-selling master-planned communities in the nation is out and Balmoral has made the cut again, placing at No. 12. Sales increased 12 percent this year with 458 homes purchased by buyers excited to enjoy our fun-filled lagoon lifestyle. Those numbers also garnered us the No. 1 ...

The Mortgage Pre-approval Advantage

Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021
So, you’ve decided to buy a new home. Have you been pre-approved for your mortgage? Whether you a first-time buyer or a veteran homeowner, pre-approval is an important first step. Not only does it tell Realtors and builders that you are serious about purchasing a home, but it can also give you a leg up in today’s competitive market. Here’s what you need to ...

We’re Buzzing About Bee Mobile

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Are you up to speed on our newest amenity? No? According to the buzz, our residents can now use Bee Mobile to zip along the GreenBoLT trail to our fabulous Amenity Village and crystal-clear lagoon. We’ve partnered with Bee Mobile to provide electric scooters for rent. These bright yellow scooters couldn’t “bee” easier to use. Just download the Bee Mobile ...

Rent or Own a Beautiful Balmoral Townhome

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021
Scoring high in luxury and low on maintenance, townhomes in Balmoral are an excellent choice for people looking to maximize relaxation without sacrificing must-have design features. Even better, you can rent if now isn’t the time to buy. If you choose to rent, WB Homes offers gorgeous townhomes in our Clearwater at Balmoral neighborhood. Here, you will find ...

Empire Homes Named Volume Builder ‘Of the Year’

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Balmoral builders are special. Not only are they dedicated to building you the home of your dreams, but they also actively find ways to make a difference. One such is Empire Communities, which was recently named 2021 Volume Builder of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association. Each year, the GHBA recognizes six members with “Of the Year” awards for ...

Need Storage? Build It In

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
If there is one thing you can never have too much of in your home, it’s places to store things. Rather than purchasing the odd storage bin, consider adding built-in storage to your new home upgrade list. Investing at the design center is not only good for your family, it can increase the value of your home. There are many options for building in storage; here ...

Did Someone Ask for a Realtor?

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021
It is a common misconception that you don’t need a Realtor if you are purchasing a new construction home. In actuality, a Realtor is the first person you should call. Why? Many reasons, but primarily because a real estate professional will work with you to get you the home you want in a community you’ll love. Here are the main reasons you should consider using ...

Balmoral Retains Top-selling Ranking

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Balmoral not only maintained its ranking as one of the top-selling master-planned communities in the nation, it increased sales by 80 percent and is now the No. 2 top-selling community in Texas. Esteemed real estate consulting firms John Burns Real Estate Consulting and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) annually publish lists of the top-selling ...

Balmoral Debuts Single-Family Rental Neighborhood

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2020
Balcara at Balmoral, a luxury single-family home rental neighborhood, has opened in the Humble community. Pre-leasing for the 163-home property commenced Dec. 15 and initial occupancy is planned for March 1, 2021.  In addition to access to the Balmoral Amenity Village and Crystal Lagoons® amenity, residents will enjoy the private Balcara Neighborhood Lodge, ...

Soothe Your Soul With 2021 Colors

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020
Looking to add some color to your world and soothe your soul in the process? Why not choose one or more of the recently announced paint colors of the year? This year, Pantone and well-known paint companies have announced picks designed to add a bit of cheer, a bit of tranquility and a bit of rejuvenation to your home and your world. Without further ado, here are ...

Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020
The nation’s first restaurant alongside a Crystal Lagoons® amenity is now open in Balmoral. The Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill is at the community’s award-winning Amenity Village clubhouse, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive. The restaurant boasts the only sunset in America with a backdrop of perfectly clear turquoise blue water and the white-sand beaches of the 2-acre ...

Which Builder is Right for You?

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
One of the advantages of making the move to Balmoral is the number of builders that make their home with us. Nineteen award-winning builders offer homes in our community. But with so many builders to choose from, how do you go about selecting one? Here are some tips for ensuring that you and your builder are a perfect match. Research, Research, ...

Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill to Open Soon

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020
The nation’s first restaurant alongside a Crystal Lagoons® amenity is opening soon in Balmoral. The Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill will be inside the community’s Amenity Village clubhouse, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive. The restaurant will boast the only sunset in America with a backdrop of perfectly clear turquoise blue water and the white-sand beaches of the ...

What’s New in Bathrooms

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020
You’ve just purchased your dream home in Balmoral and it’s time to visit the design center. Here you will pick out everything from flooring, cabinets and tiles, but what about your primary bathroom? How do you turn it from functional to spa-like? Never fear, we have some of the hottest trends for 2021: Freestanding Tubs As you toured the Balmoral model ...

HistoryMaker Unveils Convenient Townhome Living

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020
HistoryMaker Homes has begun sales of their exquisite townhome collection in Balmoral and we have to say, low-maintenance living has never looked so good. Spacious and well designed, the four available floor plans feature island kitchens and bedrooms that are larger than what you usually find with some other builders’ townhomes. Parking isn’t an issue either, ...

Once, Twice, Three Times a Winner

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020
It’s another win for Balmoral’s Amenity Village — anchored by Texas’ first Crystal Lagoons® amenity — after winning Master-Planned Community Amenity of the Year in the recent Greater Houston Builders Association’s Houston’s Best PRISM Awards. Earlier this year, the Amenity Village took home a trophy for Best Community Amenity during the 2020 Texas ...

Get it All in a Master-Planned Community

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020
What do you want in a community? Walkability, great neighbors, excellent schools and tons of activities? You can have all that and more when you choose a home in a master-planned community like Balmoral. Master-planned communities offer everything families need for a fabulous lifestyle. Here are some of the advantages. It’s Already Planned ...

Balmoral Crystal Lagoon Takes Home Texas Star Award

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2020
Balmoral’s Amenity Village — anchored by Texas’ first Crystal Lagoon® amenity — took home a trophy for Best Community Amenity during the 2020 Texas Association of Builder’s Texas Star Awards on July 23. The prestigious awards program recognizes leading builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals and ...

The Kitchen of the Future or at Least 2021

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020
Kitchens are still the heart of the home, but first-time Millennial buyers and downsizing Boomers are having an impact on how they look. While some trends are simply aesthetic, others have risen in response to outside forces such as the pandemic. What will kitchens look like in 2021? Interior designers, architects and builders all have some thoughts. The Return of ...

New Model Homes Offer Diverse Designs

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Three new model homes recently opened in Balmoral showcasing a diverse array of designs priced to fit any budget. Highland Homes, Empire Communities and Darling Homes each opened new model homes, giving home buyers a taste of the floor plans, options and upgrades available to them when they are ready to make the move to Balmoral. Highland Homes’ 11 floor ...

Balmoral Ranks No. 12 in the Nation

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Despite the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Balmoral sales increased an astonishing 143 percent over last year, propelling our community to No. 12 on the Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) mid-year list of the 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the nation. The housing research firm’s mid-year calculations also placed us at No. 2 in ...

Keep Your Cool With Lower Energy Bills

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020
If your energy bill is higher than normal, you aren’t alone. According to data released by energy monitoring company Sense, the average home electrical usage increased 22 percent this April compared to 2019 due to the pandemic. Now that the Texas heat is on, you could be looking at even higher bills. Want to keep your cool? Follow these tips. Invest in a ...

5 Best Structural Options For Your New Home

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Once you’ve chosen a builder for your beautiful new home in Balmoral, it’s time to tailor it to fit your needs. One way to do this is by selecting structural options. Structural options are items that impact how your home is built. These items run the gamut from the addition of a bedroom or media room to balconies, built-in bookshelves and extended ...

Westin Home Boasts All the Upgrades

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020
What’s better than a Westin home? A move-in ready Westin home boasting all the upgrades. The four-bedroom home at 12218 Skene Bend Drive includes upgrades inside and out including the gorgeous brick-and-stone elevation with a mahogany wood and glass front door, upgraded French glass panel doors open to the study and a freestanding tub gracing the master bath. You ...

Math Help is Just a Click Away

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
Teaching your kids math concepts can be anxiety-producing. After all, when was the last time you used algebra? Never fear, we’re here to help with a list of math resources you and your kids will love. K-8 Free Bedtime Math - A website featuring math activities, videos and an app with math-related games for kids aged 2 and up. Math Games - More than 21 ...

Add a Deep Clean to Your Spring Clean

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020
While spring cleaning might not be a highly anticipated event, you have to admit that there is nothing better than the knowledge that your home is squeaky clean. Or is it? To really clean your home, we’ve put together a list of things that you probably don’t think about cleaning but should. How many are already on your to-do list? Large Appliances Just ...

Go ‘Stir Crazy’ in the Kitchen

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020
With the kids home from school for the foreseeable future, keeping them busy while you adjust to working and schooling at home is a necessity — multi-tasking a must. Your best bet? Going “stir crazy” in the kitchen teaching your kids to cook while simultaneously getting dinner on the table. Cooking is a great family activity that also teaches kids math and ...

Featured Builder: Anglia Homes

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020
Anglia Homes embraces buyers’ wants and needs. Wants that might include a game room the entire family can enjoy or the need for a flex room that can be turned into the ultimate nursery — all of it priced to fit your budget. Boasting a management team with more than 100 years combined experience, the Houston-based builder strives to provide homebuyers with the ...

Featured Builder: Lennar

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Homeownership on a smaller scale doesn’t mean sacrificing the features you want most because if you purchase a Lennar home in Balmoral, Everything's Included®. Lennar builds the charming new Bungalow Collection in Balmoral. Priced from the $240,000s, the homes include welcoming front porches, gourmet kitchens, beautiful master suites and generous storage space. ...

Dive Into Spring Break Beach Fun March 7

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Looking for some beach-themed fun in the sun in Houston? Well, it’s pretty much always sunny but it’s not always beachy — except here in Balmoral where you and the family are invited to dive into our Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out Beach Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7. This don’t-miss party will take place on the shores of our spectacular crystal ...

Balmoral Jumps 16 Spots on Nation’s Best-Selling List

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Balmoral again ranked among the top 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the nation, fueled by a 40 percent increase in home sales. Our community nabbed the No. 26 spot on the esteemed real estate consulting firm Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) list that ranks communities by total sales for the previous year. Last year we ranked at No. 42 — a ...

Featured Builder: Highland Homes

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020
When it comes to building your new home in Balmoral, you need a partner — a builder you can trust to do the right thing every time. You need Highland Homes. Doing the right thing is our featured builder’s philosophy. A philosophy that has earned Highland a People’s Choice Builder of the Year award eight years in a row. How is that possible? It starts with ...

Create Holiday Traditions Near Balmoral

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A new home in Balmoral means new holiday traditions! Get started at our annual Winter Wonderland festival, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, where you’ll enjoy games, inflatables, a seasonal movie, an ugly sweater contest in more. Then check out these spirited holiday events. Holiday in the Gardens Mercer Botanic Gardens 22306 Aldine Westfield Road Humble, ...

You’re Going to Love This Ashton Woods Kitchen

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019
‘Tis the season and while thoughts of sugar plums may be dancing in your head, so too are plans for the holiday feast. We can’t think of a better place to prepare it than 11902 Ballshire Pine. The stunning kitchen in this four-bedroom home has it all. Black Silestone countertops provide plenty of space to prep and complement the unique black-and-white tile ...

Elementary School No. 29 Has a Name

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Elementary School No. 29 has a name — and it’s a good one. On Nov. 12, Humble ISD trustees announced that the new campus would be known as Centennial Elementary School in honor of the district's 100th anniversary. The school will be located in the Atascocita area in the nearby Lakewood Pines neighborhood.  Portions of Balmoral will be zoned to Centennial, ...

And the Winner Is… Balmoral

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2019
Balmoral was a big winner in the recent 2019 Greater Houston Builders Association’s Houston’s Best PRISM Awards taking home five trophies. Our gorgeous Amenity Village and Crystal Clear Lagoon was named Recreation Center of the Year. It’s easy to see why. Our signature amenity is more a vacation than recreation complex. Blue water, sandy beaches and palm ...

Dive Into The Great Lagoon Life Home Tour Oct. 19

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Living the Balmoral lagoon lifestyle starts with your purchase of a beautiful Balmoral home so why not dive in and visit us during The Great Lagoon Life Home tour, Oct. 19 to Nov. 3. The tour offers visitors opportunities to see 18 featured model homes — four of them brand new — dressed up in the latest home décor fashions.  Builders Anglia Homes, Ashton ...

Grab a Towel for Our Last Splash Beach Party Oct. 19

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Grab your towel and floaties because summer’s not over yet. We’re hosting a Last Splash Beach Party and everyone is invited to dive in from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Our beach bash will take place on the shores of our beautiful crystal clear lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, with activities everyone in the family can enjoy. We’ve got a lot ...

Grab a Towel for Our Last Splash Beach Party Oct. 19

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Grab your towel and floaties because summer’s not over yet. We’re hosting a Last Splash Beach Party and everyone is invited to dive in from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Our beach bash will take place on the shores of our beautiful crystal clear lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, with activities everyone in the family can enjoy. We’ve got a lot ...

Take Your Workout to Water in September

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019
Switch up your yoga routine and have fun with classes designed specifically for the water on our beautiful Balmoral lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. Our friends at Chaka SUP Yogawill be teaching the basics of Power Vinyasa on a paddle board during four classes that are open to the public. The cost is $40 per class and ...

Make a Splash at Our Aug. 31 Bash

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
What are you doing this Labor Day weekend? How about kicking it off with s splash in the Balmoral crystal clear lagoon Saturday, Aug. 31? Bring a picnic lunch (one 5-quart cooler per family), towels, swimsuits and your family to 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive for our all-day Splash Bash from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. That’s right, we’re opening our tropical paradise ...

Bring Your Ohana to Our Luau Aug. 10

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2019
Ohana means family in Hawaiian and you are invited to bring yours to our beautiful crystal clear lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, for a day of tropical fun, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. It’s a trip to the islands without the plane fare, hassle of travel and a hotel room. Right here in Houston you can experience everything that makes Hawaii ...

Two ‘Sun-tastic’ Ways to Play

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2019
Pack your tote bag and grab your flip flops because we’re offering two “sun-tastic” ways to get your feet wet in our gorgeous Crystal Lagoons® man-made lagoon. From now through Sept. 2 we are offering two ways to experience white sand and cool turquoise water before you make the move to Balmoral.  Dip your toes into the lagoon before you purchase ...

Set Sail for Another Sip and See July 17

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019
Is it Wednesday yet? We’re looking forward to our next Sip and See networking event, held one Wednesday a month at our beautiful Balmoral lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive. We’re serving up complementary cocktails and food to get you through the middle of the week while you mix and mingle with key business professionals.  As a bonus, KO ...

A Sweet Suite for You

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
Kitchens are the heart of the home but the master suite is your own private oasis — or at least it can be when you purchase 12034 Allington Cove Lanein Balmoral from Westin Homes. Crowned by a spectacular coffered ceiling, the master bedroom is spacious with a seating area that allows you to set up comfy chairs by the bay windows. The stunning master bath is ...

The Porch Is Just the Beginning

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2019
Nothing says home like a cozy front porch but with 12326 Upper Mar Drive by Empire Communities, the porch is just the beginning. The three-bedroom home also sports an extended covered patio and a spacious backyard that easily meets all of your outdoor entertaining needs. Don’t worry about canceling the party if the heat is in triple digits because you can move ...

Balmoral Sales Are Booming

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019
Sales are booming in Balmoral and — according to a recent article in Builder magazine — it’s due in large part to our signature amenity: Texas’s first Crystal Lagoon. In January, John Burns Real Estate Consulting gave a shout out to Balmoral on its annual list of the top 50 master-planned community for “Most Increased Sales” owing to a 345 percent ...

Support Boots for Troops May 25

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019
Kick off your Memorial Day weekend by supporting the service men and women who keep our country safe at our Red, White & Blue Showcase, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon & Beach Club, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive.   During the event, we’ll be hosting Boots For Troopspackage parties. There will be ...

Dive Into Business Buzz

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019
It’s that time again. Time to gather with colleagues and dive into the local business buzz at the Balmoral Sip and Seefrom 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Bring your business buddies out for complementary cocktails and food by our Crystal Clear Lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, to network with other professionals. Don’t forget your business ...

Everything You Want Affordably Priced

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Finding a home everyone in the family can love is as close as 12307 Oakleaf Bend Drivein Balmoral. Built by Gray Point Homes, the home offers five bedrooms — enough for everyone to have their own room. There’s a separate dining room for boisterous family meals and a large family room to relax in. The game room is a perfect place for kids to play while Mom ...

Wine’d Down in This Kitchen

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019
“Wine’d down” Wednesday will never be the same when you make the move to 12019 Allington Cove Laneby Westin Homes. Everything about this home is sophisticated but by far our favorite spot is the stunning kitchen with its corner butler’s pantry. Unlike most homes, where the pantry is out of sight, the beautifully crafted wine racks, cabinets and ...

Dance the Night Away at Latin Night at the Lagoon

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019
Latin music lovers are invited to get their Salsa, Merengue and Rhumba on as the sun sets over the Balmoral lagoon 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Grab your friends and head to the beach, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, Humble, TX 77346, where DJ Alejandro Bouza will be spinning Latin hits while you enjoy a menu of South American classics from Houston's finest South ...

Network at the Balmoral Sip and See

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019
When it comes to networking with business professionals, ditch the meet-and-greet and head for the beach at Balmoral, Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5-8 p.m. We’re hosting a Sip and See networking event the likes of which you’ve never seen. Come out to the Balmoral lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, Humble, TX 77346, to sip complimentary cocktails provided by ...

Balmoral Ranks Among the Best of the Best

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
As a community, Balmoral isn’t even two years old, but already we’ve been ranked among the best of the best on two esteemed lists of the top-selling master-planned communities in the nation.  The lists by real estate consulting firms Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting rank the top 50 master-planned communities by ...

Heat Up Your Holidays With Classic Baked Treats

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Whether it is decorating sugar cookies or making gingerbread houses, baking is as timeless as the holidays. So, dust off those aprons and get those sprinkles shaking because it’s time for some fun! From our family to yours, the first treat on our list has become our all-time favorite family tradition. Biscochitosare shortbread-esque cookies flavored with ...

Holiday Happenings You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018
Balmoral’s excellent Northeast Beltway location allows residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while still having access to key destinations in and around Houston. The greater Houston area is home to dozens and dozens of fun events and activities for the holidays and with winter break coming up, now’s your chance to see them all! (Or at least a ...

Buy the Model, Live the Dream

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
If you’ve ever dreamed of waking up in one of our gorgeous model homes, have we got a surprise for you. Colina Homes is selling their decked-out, five-bedroom model at 11915 Talman Run. Packed with carefully chosen options and upgrades, everything in this home is nothing short of stunning. Whip up a gourmet meal in the beautiful kitchen or relax in your jetted ...

Balmoral Transforms into Winter Wonderland Dec. 15

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
December is “brrringing” a sleighful of holiday activities to the Balmoral Clubhouse, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Santa will be on hand to greet children and hear their fondest wishes for presents under the tree. There will be a giant snow globe and bounce house, and you can take holiday photos with a stuffed reindeer. Hot cocoa will ...

More on Décor

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2018
While we still have nearly a whole month before Christmas, we all know that preparations for the big day have to start early. How many of us put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving? How many of us put up the lights that following weekend? And who else has decorating done by the first week of December? For a lot of us, Christmas starts early, but for some ...

Placing a New Holiday Tradition

Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2018
Family traditions are what we remember most about the holidays, and it’s never too late to start a new tradition. Start making holiday memories by adding place settings to your holiday routine. Gather the family and get creative — or even crafty — with these fun and simple table settings that can really add a touch of elegance to your next big holiday meal. ...

This Bath is Unbelievable!

Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2018
As our gorgeous crystal lagoon amenity nears completion, Westin Homes would like to introduce you to something equally stunning — the master bath at 12122 Allington Cove Lane. Don’t get us wrong, the rest of the home is gorgeous too, but we are in love with this bath! The jetted tub is perfect for soothing aching muscles. Built for two, the bath also ...

The Nation is Watching

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018
Balmoral’s crystal clear lagoon is making waves not only in Texas (we are going to have the first lagoon in the state!) but also across the nation. Builder magazine, a national publication covering the residential real estate industry, has been watching the entry of Crystal Lagoons amenities into master-planned communities. It has been tracking the progress of ...

Balmoral Sees First Water in Crystal Clear Lagoon

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
(Houston, Texas – June 20, 2018)              Many of Houston’s top real estate executives, homebuilders, local officials and others were among the first wave of people to add water to Texas’ first crystal clear lagoon, now in its final stage of construction in Balmoral. A Fill the Lagoon party hosted by Balmoral developer Land Tejas ...

Balmoral Celebrates its Royal Namesake

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
All eyes will be on the Royal Wedding this weekend, and what could be more inspiring to find your own Royal Paradise with a new home in Balmoral? In case you didn’t know, the master-planned community of Balmoral is named after the Royal Family’s summer retreat in Scotland. While open for tourism between March and July, the estate is closed to the public ...

KHOU 11 Spotlights Crystal Clear Lagoon In Balmoral

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Author: Stephanie Whitfield    Published: 6:16 PM CDT April 16, 2018 HUMBLE, Texas - The first Crystal Clear Lagoon in Texas is  currently  under construction in the Houston area. It’ll be the marquee  amenity of the new Balmoral master-planned community in Humble.  “Instead of a dirt bottom or rock bottom, it has a white liner so the water is crystal ...

Houston’s first Crystal Clear Lagoon on track to open this summer

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Featured on the Houston Business Journal website • By Fauzeya Rahman • Posted April 9, 2018, 8:11am CDT      In Balmoral, a master-planned community named after a castle in Scotland, residents will soon have access to a 2-acre manmade lagoon with clear blue water and white sand beaches that will look more akin to a tropical destination rather than a ...

Construction Update: Learn more about giant Crystal Lagoon coming to Houston area

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Featured on the chron.com • By Kaila Contreras, kaila.contreras@chron.com • Updated 7:48 am, Monday, April 9, 2018 Construction is on schedule at the first Crystal Lagoon in the Greater Houston area. It will be located at Balmoral, a Land Tejas Community near the Summerwood and Fall Creek areas when it is completed this summer. The Crystal Lagoon will be right ...

Industry Experts Take Note of Game Changer Balmoral

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Every year, the Houston Business Journal announces its list of projects it considers game changers in the field of residential real estate. This year, Land Tejas’ Balmoral community was included on that revered list. The groundbreaking of a crystal clear lagoon in Balmoral was named one of eight finalists in the publication’s “2017 Deals of the Year: ...

It’s a Santa and Snow Takeover Dec. 9!

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Santa and snow are taking over Balmoral on Saturday, Dec. 9, and it’s going to be brrrr-illiant! The jolly old elf himself will be on hand from 10 a.m.-noon with 30,000 pounds of snow, an ice sculpting team, hot cocoa and more. Bundle up the family and join us at ­­11930 Talman Run Dr. for some snow action and a holiday event with all the trimmings. In ...

Balmoral and Houston’s 1st Crystal Lagoon are now underway!!

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Thank you for joining us to celebrate the momentous groundbreaking of Houston’s 1st Crystal Lagoon Groundbreaking. VIPs, representatives of Land Tejas and Crystal Lagoons, Houston’s top homebuilders and many community leaders gathered in Balmoral on Oct 5. to kick off what will become Houston’s premier amenity. Everyone enjoyed a dynamic presentation, followed ...

Build Your Castle – Grand Opening – November 4

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Dive into castle building at Balmoral during a grand opening celebration highlighted by master sand sculptors and 10 tons of sand, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11930 Talman Run Dr. in Humble. Master sand sculptor Christy Atkinson of South Padre Island and other sculptors will carve an 8-foot sandcastle. She will begin building the day before the ...

VIP’s Get First Look at Balmoral, October 21

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
VIPs will get the first look at Houston’s most unique master-planned community, as well as opportunities to pick their homesites. The first five buyers on Saturday, October 21 will receive a free eNINJA Bike during our pre-grand opening event.* Representatives from D.R. Horton, Gray Point Homes by Gehan Homes, Colina Homes, Westin Homes and HistoryMaker Homes ...

Michael Phelps Jumps into Crystal Lagoons

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Crystal Lagoons®, the company behind Balmoral’s signature amenity — Houston’s first crystal-clear lagoon — has just received a ringing endorsement from the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps. The swimmer recently signed on to become the company’s ambassador with the goal of bringing swimming and water sports activities to ...

Crystal Lagoons Wins Awards for Sustainability

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
You’ve heard that the new crystal-clear lagoon at Balmoral will be breathtakingly beautiful, but did you know it will be eco-friendly as well? It’s true, and Crystal Lagoons® (the company behind our exciting amenity) has the awards to prove it. Recently, the company received green awards for sustainability and low water consumption in Great Britain and the ...

Land Tejas Details Balmoral Crystal Lagoon Plan

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Land Tejas will begin construction on the Houston area’s first Crystal Lagoon later this year as the centerpiece in one of its newest developments, Balmoral. Found in resorts and upscale residential projects throughout the world, Crystal Lagoons are environmentally friendly, clear bodies of water that use minimal chemicals and technology to maintain. The ...