Falcon Pointe Homes For Sale
When it comes to premiere communities north of Austin, Pflugerville’s Falcon Pointe sets the standard. This master-planned community offers a variety of new, recently built, and yet-to-be-built one- and two-story homes at varying price points and also includes priceless amenities: 11 parks, almost 11 miles of trails, three onsite schools, three pools, two splash pads, a community garden, a Resident’s Club with a 24-hr Fitness Center, a dog park, and more.
Yet, when you live in the Falcon Pointe community, you’re close to a lot more than parks, trails, and great schools — you’re also close to many of the top employers in the region, like Dell, Farmers Insurance Group, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, Pearson Educational Measurements, and Hospira.
Joetta Houghton has lived in Pflugerville since ’93 and in Falcon Pointe since ’06: “You can still buy a new home in Pflugerville and save significantly compared to a home of similar size and quality in other areas,” she said. “The new toll roads, Texas 45 and Texas 130, have really opened everything up. We’re 20 minutes or less from the airport, downtown Austin, and Round Rock/Georgetown.” And yet, she added, “Pflugerville has maintained its friendly, small-town feel.”
Properties in Falcon Pointe
Falcon Pointe is a community in the city of Pflugerville, which is 15 miles north of the Colorado River on the eastern edge of the blackland prairies. Officially founded in 1860, the city was named after Henry Pfluger, who immigrated to the area in 1849 during the Prussian War by purchasing 160 acres of land from a brother-in-law. Henry raised sugar cane, sweet potatoes, beans, rye, wheat, corn, and cattle, which he and his sons drove to market on the Chisolm Trail.
According to Money Magazine, Pflugerville ranked 50th in America’s top small cities. “Money Magazine saw what we already know about Pflugerville: it’s a great place to live!” said Mayor Jeff Coleman, a Falcon Pointe resident. “With our safe streets, beautiful park system, recognized school district, and incredible community spirit, it’s evident why Pflugerville is in the top 100. As we continue to grow in population and add restaurants, shopping centers, and employment opportunities, Pflugerville is continuing to receive attention nationwide as a great place to live and raise a family.”
Newland Communities (2010 “Developer of the Year”) is the master developer of Falcon Pointe, and Bill Meyer is General Manager of its Austin division: “We celebrated our 10th anniversary this year, and we have five more years of new home development in front of us. There are about 900 completed homes in Falcon Pointe, with 500 more to come.”
Falcon Pointe includes over a dozen subdivisions, with built and to-be-built designs by three builders: Ryland, Centerra, and Lennar Homes. Each builder offers its distinct style in two versions, called “series” or “collections”:
Ryland Homes offers vaulted ceilings, stone detailing, arched doorways, and generous porches, plus formal living/dining options and flexibility when it comes to customizing extra bedrooms into dens or studies. Its Lost Creek Collection starts from the $250s with 3- to 4- bedroom homes from 2,300 to 3,500 square feet. Ryland’s Woodhaven Collection offers smaller 3- to 4-bedroom homes (from 1,400 to 2,500 sq. ft.) starting in the $180s.
Centerra Homes, founded in Austin, has been building homes for over 40 years and specializes in beautiful, functional, affordable, and green designs. “We have Austin homeowners who have reported August electricity bills of $115 or less on homes with this exciting new energy efficiency technology,” said Dan Arnot, Centerra’s sales consultant in Falcon Pointe. Its Classic Series offers 3- to 4-bedroom homes ranging from 2,000 to 3,500 square feet starting in the $200s. Its upgraded signature series offers the same, but starts in the $230s.
Lennar Homes, one of the nation’s leading builders, claims to cater to all lifestyles and generations with its “everything you want, everything you need” motto. Its 3- to 4-bedroom Brookstone Collection starts in the $180s for 1,500 to 3,000 square feet and 2 to 2.5 bathrooms.
Its Lakeside Collection offers all this, plus location, and starts in the $220s.
Lone Star Park will feature Lennar’s new Oak Knoll collection (created especially for homebuyers who are starting out or looking to scale down). Adjacent to the new 26-acre Central Park, its plans offer flexibility, allowing buyers to customize new homes by adding a study, extra bedroom, or bath. Priced from the mid $100s, these one- and two-story designs range from approximately 1,400 to 2,800 square feet.
This Pflugerville neighborhood is bordered by Hwy 130 to the west, 685 Commercial Park to the North, The Villages of Hidden Lake neighborhood to the east, and E. Pflugerville Parkway to the south. The zip code is 78660, and the MLS Map Location area is N. One of Falcon Pointe’s major draws is its freeway access in three directions. The neighborhood is located east of the intersection of Texas 130 toll road and the Texas 45 toll road and north of Austin (see Austin homes for sale). It is also convenient for Austin’s newest transportation system, the Capital Metro Transit. The commute to downtown Austin from Falcon Pointe is 16 miles.
“We are especially excited about our new south entrance,” said Vaike O’Grady, marketing director for Newland Communities. The entrance will be located at the intersection of Pflugerville Parkway and Texas 130, offering a quick commute to downtown Austin. The South Entrance also will provide great access for the new Falcon Pointe neighborhoods, including Lone Star Park, Copperleaf, and Parkline Trail.
The Resident Club’s Activities Director helps coordinate the social calendar for Falcon Pointe. Examples of groups: Zumba Fitness, Poker Group, Volleyball Group, Motorcycle Riders Group, Landscape Committee, Kids in Christ, Activities Committee, Photography Club, Kinder Meet-N-Greet, and Neighborhood Watch.
Houghton offered her insider’s view of what gives the community its warm and neighborly feel. “More than any community I’ve ever seen, residents in Falcon Pointe play a major role in planning events and activities. It’s very resident-driven.” As for adult activities, Houghton is a big fan of the community’s popular Wine Club. Check out Falcon Pointe’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Falcon Pointe is rife with amenities. The community as a whole offers over 11 parks. Eight have picnic areas and playgrounds, and two offer playing fields. Central Park alone offers residents 26.5 acres of outdoor recreational space. It boasts an 18-hole disc golf course, a playground, and pond!
Golfers appreciate that Falcon Pointe is adjacent to the pro-shop, driving range, and 18 championship holes of Blackhawk Golf Club.
For homeowners who like to run, walk, hike, and bike, Falcon Pointe offers over 10 miles of winding trails. North Trail is 2.1 miles, and Falcon Pointe Blvd. Trail is nearly three miles. Additional trails are in the works as the community continues to grow.
Falcon Pointe Resident’s Club includes basketball courts, tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts for outdoor fun. Inside, an activities director, a 24-hour fitness center, a kids’ area, and a gathering room for club meetings and parties await residents ready to burn calories and socialize.
To cool down in the Texas heat, residents swim in the Resident Club’s three pools (one Junior Olympic, one toddler, and one sloped-entry) or take the kids to the fountains, sprinklers, and spill buckets of the community’s two splash pads. For more fun in the sun, 180-acre Lake Pflugerville is a quick, five minute drive southeast.
Plant-, bird- and dog-lovers appreciate the 2.5-acre Falcon Pointe Gardens with its community orchard, Purple Martin village, demonstration gardens, and wrought-iron enclosed dog park. The “Bark Park” boasts separate gated areas for large and small dogs; the educational “demonstration gardens” have rain, culinary, medicinal, butterfly, bird, moon, and native themes; and the peach orchard includes a 10,000-gallon cistern for plant irrigation!
“Creating healthy living systems is a cornerstone for Newland Communities, and it’s a value we share with the City of Pflugerville and the residents of Falcon Pointe,” said Rainer Ficken, senior project manager for Newland Communities. “With sustainability as our focus, it was very exciting to create the plan for a new park that will use a high level of native plants and local, sustainably sourced materials – all with the goal of creating a new place for healthy exercise and social interaction.”
Falcon Pointe Park, opening in 2014, will be Falcon Pointe’s 12th park. It will feature a pond, boat dock, and amphitheatre.
Shopping & Restaurants
The Stone Hill Town Center is where residents head for the things they need. Located directly across the highway from Falcon Pointe, it offers retail (Home Depot, Petco, Best Buy, Super Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods), restaurants like Chili’s and Chick-fil-A, and a Cinemark Theatre.
Just a mile west, Pfluger Crossing is a brand new outdoor retail center offering stores like Radio Shack, Starbuck’s, Baskin Robbins, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Pflugerville Donuts, GameStop, and Go Dental.
Market Plaza strip center is three miles northwest. It has eateries like Urban Picnic and Thai Spoon, as well as an art school and retail stores like Rick’s Cleaners.
For upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment, residents head southwest to The Domain: an outdoor, mixed-use development on North MoPac Expressway near Braker Lane. Stores like The Apple Store, Whole Foods Market, Puma, Neiman Marcus, and Coach stand alongside restaurants from Fleming’s to The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Learn about the history of Pflugerville at the Heritage House museum, or shop for produce at the Tuesday Pfarmer’s Market during the summer months. Enjoy Pflugerville’s annual festivals like the Deutschen Pfest, Spring Pfling, the Pfirecracker Pfestival, and the Pfall Chili Pfest!
In 2005, Pflugerville citizens erected the Fallen Warrior Memorial: a limestone amphitheater with three life-size bronze soldiers and a granite pentagon inscribed with names of the deceased.
Eight miles southwest, Pioneer Farms offers five Texas history-themed areas to explore: a Cotton Planter’s Farm, a Tonkawa Indian Encampment, a German Emigrant Farm, a Texian Farm, and a rural village called Sprinkle Corner.
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