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Houston's newest lagoon community makes a splash with massive beach and crystal-blue water

Houston's newest lagoon community makes a splash with beachy living

Saint Tropez rendering Houston Megatel
Saint Tropez will boast more than 1,000 acres of lagoon-anchored land. Rendering courtesy of Megatel Homes

Houston’s newest lagoon-locked community has broken ground. Saint Tropez, dubbed a “world-class lagoon community” developer by its developer Megatel Homes, will bring white sand beaches and crystal blue water to northeast Harris County.

Specifically, the $2 billion Saint Tropez project will boast more than 1,000 acres on a site located at Grand Parkway and Huffman Cleveland Road. Phase one is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023, per a Megatel press release.

As for that lagoon life, future residents can look forward to paddleboarding, kayaking, a swim-up bar, FlowRider surf simulator, a water slide tower, a playground, cabanas, a soundstage, a splash park, and more.

Residentially, the community will include 4,500 single-family lots and multifamily units. Single-family homes will range in size from 1,500 square feet to 4,000 square feet and will run between $350,000 to $700,000 each.

Pre-selling of the first phase of Saint Tropez is expected to begin within the next 60 days, per a release.

Multifamily rental units will also be available. These will include one-, two- and three-bedroom options with rental rates expected to begin at $1,200 per month.

Citing Houston’s “exponential” growth and sixth-largest growth in employment in the U.S. over the past year (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), the company notes that the project primes them for entry into our red-hot market.

“Megatel Homes has been searching for the optimum opportunity to gain re-entry into the Houston housing market,” said Zach Ipour, co-founder in a statement. “We are excited to bring this revolutionary residential experience to the Houston area.”

Why the area? Megatel adds in a release that it procured the land at a “reasonable” price, which helps to offer buyers “luxurious amenities and a superior residential experience” at an attractive price point — even offering financing, towards that end.

Saint Tropez marks one of 12 master-planned lagoon communities with resort-style amenities in development by Megatel.

“Lagoon communities have proven to be an extraordinarily popular residential option throughout Texas, with heavy demand for these amenity-rich developments,” Ipour added in the statement. “As a result of this significant demand, Megatel is pursuing the development of a dozen such communities throughout Texas and expanding to other states.”

As CultureMap has reported, few phenomena have been buzzier than lagoons, of late, as evidenced by the success of Lago Mar in Texas City. The Crystal Lagoon development there saw some 80,000 visitors to the shimmering waters and Lagoonfest activities last year alone.