Hillwood Communities Announces ‘Legacy’ as its Third Houston-Area Community in League City

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Hillwood Communities, headquartered in Dallas, has unveiled the name and fresh details for its third Houston-area community in League City. Dubbed “Legacy,” this 805-acre master-planned community is strategically situated to the south of the upcoming intersection of League City Parkway and West Boulevard.

H. Ross Perot Jr.’s organization procured the initial 540 acres from the Stedman and Wesley West families in early 2022, later expanding its land holdings by an additional 156 acres from a local investor in September of the same year. Spanning this impressive landscape, there’s a vast expanse of over 100 acres dedicated to green space, earmarked for League City’s regional park. Hillwood Houston General Manager, Russell Bynum, expressed the developer’s commitment to creating a remarkable environment for the community.

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Initially, Hillwood planned lot sizes in the 40- to 70-foot range. However, an in-depth market analysis led to a pivotal shift in strategy, with a newfound focus on larger lots, exceeding 80 feet. Consequently, the number of planned homes has been revised to 1,630, down from the previous 1,770.

The community anticipates the construction of a new road that will link the western terminus of League City Parkway to the eastern end of Friendswood Lakes Boulevard, commencing later this year or early 2024, with completion expected by the following summer. Future plans include an extension of West Boulevard to connect with the forthcoming Grand Parkway section.

The initiation of homesite construction will follow the completion of the League City Parkway section and detention facilities. The community’s centerpiece will be its pristine lakes, totaling around 100 acres, some interlinked for boating enthusiasts.

First phase of Legacy Community in League City

The first phase encompasses 510 homesites scheduled for release to ten yet-to-be-announced builders in the first quarter of 2025, accompanied by model homes set to open in the second quarter.

The name “Legacy” was chosen to honor the legacies of both previous landowners and the developer. Russell Bynum emphasized the significance, stating, “The community name honors the Stedman West family — who once owned this land — and the Perot family, who launched Hillwood Communities. Together, these titans represent the endless possibilities that come with grit and determination.”

Legacy Community in League City will embrace a modern ranch theme, featuring a ranch house dubbed “The Homestead.” Residents can look forward to an array of amenities, including parks, a recreation center, children’s play areas, and an extensive network of over 20 miles of walking trails. Commercial development will claim 30 acres of the landscape, and there are plans for a possible 15-acre campus for the Clear Creek Independent School District, in close proximity to Florence Campbell Elementary School.

Hillwood Communities also oversees two other vibrant developments south of Houston – the 1,100-acre Pomona, groundbreaking in 2014, and the 440-acre Valencia, announced in October 2021, both located in the Manvel area, just a short drive west of the future Legacy community in League City.