Place Category: Real Estate and Neighborhoods & Communities
Put down roots in Harvest Green, Houston’s only master-planned community centered around a working farm.
Offering a lifestyle that encourages health, wellness and sustainability, Harvest Green occupies 1,300 acres in Richmond with more than 30 acres of lakes and waterways, 280 acres of greenbelts and open space, 50 acres of parkland, walkable trails system and central roundabout.
The community’s signature amenity is the 12-acre Village Farm, which provides fresh-picked produce at a weekly farmers market, offers opportunities for residents to grow their own food in rented growing plots and houses Harvest Green’s adorable Nubian goats and fun-loving chickens. Residents also can have produce delivered to their front doors by joining a CSA operated by neighboring Loam Agronomics.
The soul of the community is the Farmhouse recreation complex where families enjoy a resort-style pool, splash pad, state-of-the-art fitness center, an ever-growing roster of exercise classes, a playground, an event lawn and a lakeside amphitheater. A full-time lifestyle director oversees numerous clubs, classes and events throughout the year.
Eleven homebuilders offer a range of home designs priced from the $240,000s. Buyers have the option to add a backyard garden through their homebuilder. The garden is ready to grow by the time buyers move in.
Although centered on a farm, Harvest Green residents can easily access a number of retail, dining and entertainment options. Outside the community’s front entrance a number of commercial developments are under construction, including The Shops at Harvest Green, a 14,000-square-foot retail center located at the intersection of the Grand Parkway and Harlem Road, and The Hub at Harvest Green, a 300,000-square-foot upscale dining and retail destination at Grand Parkway and W. Airport Boulevard.
The community is served by three on-site Fort Bend ISD schools — Neill Elementary, Bowie Middle School and Travis High School. Harvest Green’s Farm Educators work with the schools to provide educational programs.