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Which Mortgage is Right for You?

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2022
When it comes to home loans, one size definitely does not fit all. Your income, credit history and score, employment and financial goals all play a part in which loans you qualify for and which will benefit you the most. A good lender can help you navigate the many choices available. Here are some things to know before you talk to one. What are the Components of a ...

Discover Tanger Outlets

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Lago Mar fashionistas know that if you want to look great without spending a lot of dough, Tanger Outlets Houston is the place to go. The 353,000-square-foot retail center (located just outside our entrance) features an eclectic mix of discount designer stores, locally owned boutiques and more. Amenities — including electric vehicle charging stations, veteran ...

A Deep Dive on Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022
Your kitchen looks clean, but is it really? Kudos to you if you keep those granite countertops shiny, the sink sparkling, the floor debris-free and the stovetop looking like it’s never been used. But there are a few other areas that need your attention if you really want your kitchen to have that new-home look. Luckily, these don’t have to be done on a daily ...

Use Paint to Set Your Mood

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022
Did you know the color of your rooms can affect your mood? It’s true. Psychologists have determined that certain colors elicit similar reactions from most people. That’s worth considering when choosing paint for your new home in Lago Mar. Which colors can set the mood you have in mind? We’ll let you decide. Red Psychologists have noted that red can cause ...

Tips for Staying Sun Safe

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2022
Summer is the best time to be outdoors, but if you don’t play it sun-safe, you’re looking at sunburn, eye damage, premature wrinkles and even skin cancer. You can avoid all of that with a few adjustments. Follow these safety tips, and whether you are heading to the lagoon like Lago Mar residents or a nearby outdoor destination, you can have plenty of fun in the ...

Sign Up for Space Camp

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022
Lago Mar residents love their lagoon, but when their kids want to go from infinity to beyond, they look to their close neighbor, Space Center Houston. Each year, Space Center Houston engages kids in explorations of science, technology and engineering during a series of age-appropriate day camps. Didn’t sign up? There are a few spots available. Sign up now before ...

Host a Backyard Barbecue

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022
Summer is approaching, which means it’s time to clean up your grill, lay in a supply of potato salad and invite the neighbors over to sample your secret sauce recipe. In other words, it’s barbecue season! This year, take your barbecue to the next level with these fun party themes. Movies Under the Stars  Fire up the grill and the outdoor projector for an ...

Our Residents Love Lago Living

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022
Ever wonder what our residents actually think about Lago Mar? Do they really live the much-touted “Lagoon Life?” From the number of testimonials we get, it’s clear. Our residents love living here! You can read what some of them think in their own words. One thing that comes through loud and clear is that Lago Mar is a great place to raise a family. Kevin ...

Spring Break Fun Continues Weekends at Lago Mar

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022
Think you missed out on Spring Break at Lago Mar? Think again! We’ve extended the fun weekends through May 22. Stop by the lagoon, 12930 Crystal View Blvd. in Texas City, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for opportunities to play on an inflatable obstacle course; reserve resort-style cabanas; and ride kayaks, sailboats and stand-up ...

Dine Local Around Lago Mar

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022
The kitchen of your new Lago Mar home is a wonderful place, but sometimes you’d rather not cook. Not to worry — there are lots of restaurants around our community, many of them locally owned. Need a list? We’ve got one. Johnny's Seafood Café 2902 FM Road 1765 Texas City, TX 77590 409-995-0598 One of the best-kept secrets in Texas City, this cozy ...

Why Buy New in 2022

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Whether you need to move up, downsize or take that first leap into home ownership, you have a big decision to make. Do you purchase a pre-owned home or a new-build home? We are squarely on the side of a new-build home in Lago Mar. Why? We have our reasons. Let’s Get Personal While an argument can be made that a pre-owned home is “new to you,” the reality ...

Spend Spring Break at Lago Mar

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022
Spring Break should be celebrated at the beach. Sorry, we don’t make the rules. What we are doing is offering you a Spring Break beach party you won’t soon forget at Lago Mar, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 11-20 and March 25-27. Tickets are now on sale for the event which will be held at Texas’ largest crystal clear lagoon, the 12-acre amenity located at 12930 ...

Gear Up and Organize Your Garage

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2022
How many garage bays do you have? How many of your cars are actually parked in them? That’s what we thought. Garages are a catch-all when it comes to storing everything from toys your kids have outgrown to moving boxes you never unpacked. If your garage is overflowing, we have some tips for getting it organized. After all, your cars need a home, too. Set Aside ...

The Fun Never Stops at Kemah Boardwalk

Posted on Friday, February 4, 2022
Located 20 minutes from Lago Mar, Kemah Boardwalk lives up to its tagline, “The fun never stops.” The waterfront entertainment complex features something for everyone, including rides, entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. Take a look at all the things you can do: Special Events In addition to regular attractions, the Boardwalk hosts family-friendly ...

Should You Pursue Solar Power?

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Fun is powered by the sun in Lago Mar. What about your home? Homes in Lago Mar are greener and more energy-efficient than ever, but solar panels can potentially reduce your carbon footprint and energy bills even more. Is solar power right for you? Check our handy guide: What is Solar Power? Residential solar power is achieved chiefly through rooftop solar ...

Spend Winter Weekends on Galveston Beaches

Posted on Sunday, January 9, 2022
Lago Mar is located less than 30 minutes from gorgeous Galveston beaches. While most residents choose to work on their tans during the summer, visiting in the winter can be a delightful change of pace. Last February’s dusting of snow notwithstanding, Galveston averages 61 degrees Fahrenheit during the month and often reaches the low 70s. That — combined with ...

Lights Over Lago Brightens the Holidays

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Looking for a way to make your holidays bright? Pile the family into the car and head over to our community for Lights over Lago 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 26 to Dec. 18, at Lago Mar. The lagoon will positively sparkle with colorful lights and holiday cheer. To get you into the spirit, we’ve also assembled a “tree-mendous” assortment of ...

Plan 2377 Has Room for Everyone

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021
A growing family needs room to spread out. They need a home where they can entertain friends, gather for game nights and make lasting memories. Plan 2377 by Colina Homes has room for all of that and more. The two-story design boasts a spacious family room with a soaring ceiling. An island kitchen overlooks the casual dining area and family room so parents can keep ...

Lago Mar Earns Top Award

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021
Lago Mar residents know that lagoon life can’t be beat. Now everyone else knows it because Lago Mar was awarded Master-Planned Community of the Year in the 2021 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards hosted by the Greater Houston Association of Builders. While the judges were wowed by our gorgeous lagoon and spectacular amenity village, it was the way Land Tejas, our ...

Chesmar Gets Creative with Gianna

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2021
We love it when a builder gets creative with home design. That’s why we especially love the Gianna floor plan by Chesmar Homes. This 2,652-square-foot design is packed with features. Our favorite is the study that is located at the back of the home for more privacy. Large picture windows overlooking the backyard flood the room with light. Windows also allow you ...

Castlerock’s Hayden a Dream Come True

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2021
Everyone’s dream home is different, but the Hayden floor plan by CastleRock Communities comes as close as we’ve ever seen to a design everyone can get behind. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,809 square feet ensure the perfect balance of public and private living areas. The two-story family room backlit by a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows is sure to be ...

10 Home Cleaning Hacks for the Worst Household Chores

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Some chores just make us want to groan. Whether you hate diving elbows deep into a pile of dirty dishes, or if the thought of scrubbing the trash bin makes you sick, there are ways to complete the miserable tasks with less stress and strain. While some hacks are about taking shortcuts so you can get your chores done in less time, others are cleaning methods that ...

Ashton Woods Bethany Is Simply Beautiful

Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021
It isn’t often a floor plan comes along that takes our breath away, but the Bethany by Ashton Woods is beautiful. Four elevations are available for 3,515-square-foot design, ranging from wood siding and brick to brick and stucco. Two of the elevations boast cozy front porches where you can relax and watch the world go by. The interior is well-thought-out, ...

Anglia’s Windsor Floor Plan Invites You In

Posted on Monday, August 9, 2021
Want a home that invites family and friends inside? Start with Anglia Homes’ Windsor floor plan. The Windsor is a cheerful two-story home offering two lovely elevations. We are in love with elevation A, a red-brick façade with a balcony running the length of the garage. Elevation B is a brick-and-stone construction with a balcony set over the dining ...

Lago Mar Retains Top 50 Status

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021
Lago Mar is still one of the best-selling master-planned communities in the nation, according to the recently released Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) annual mid-year report. We even moved up a few notches. Home sales in our community rose 34 percent compared to the previous year. We moved up nine places from last year’s No. 45 to No. 36 this year. So ...

There’s Room to Grow in Adam Homes’ 2200LSE Design

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021
Both large families and small will love Adams Homes’ 2200LSE floor plan because there is plenty of room for them to grow. The 2,200-square-foot floor plan boasts three bedrooms and three baths. Young families just starting out can flex the rooms into office space, a workout room or entertainment area. As their families grow, the rooms can be converted to ...

Lagoonfest Texas Introduces Pop-Up Shipping Containers for Restaurant, Bars, Party Decks

Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Visitors to Lagoonfest Texas at Lago Mar this summer will be greeted by a new entry plaza constructed of materials that could just as easily be sitting atop railcars. Sixteen shipping containers have been customized specifically for Lagoonfest Texas — opening May 28 — and will be used as bars, a restaurant, entertainment stage, rooftop party decks, ticket ...

Tickets On Sale for Lagoonfest Texas

Posted on Saturday, May 8, 2021
Tickets are now on sale for Lagoonfest Texas, opening with $2.2 million in upgrades May 28 at Lago Mar’s Crystal Lagoons® amenity, 3240 Lago Mar Blvd. The event will be open 10 a.m. to sunset Tuesdays through Sundays through Sept. 6, with expanded evening hours some days. “Lagoonfest Texas offers something for every type of vacationer,” said Uri Man, ...

Define Your Style at the Design Center

Posted on Monday, May 3, 2021
You’ve toured the Lago Mar models, talked to the builder’s representative and settled on the perfect floor plan. What comes next? Probably the most exciting part — a visit to the design center. Design centers are where you let your personal style show. It’s where you pick out the flooring, cabinets, counters, upgrades and options that make your home ...

Help Make Tomorrow Better at DISD

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Early last year, the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City was roaring with women in flapper-style dresses and men in dapper attire as they attended the 1920s-themed Dickinson ISD Education Foundation Gala, raising tens of thousands of dollars for teaching grants, scholarships and recognition programs that promote success for students and staff. This ...

Greater Houston Builders Association Honors Empire

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Empire Communities is a builder with a heart. A builder dedicated to doing good in the world. A builder that was recently honored by the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) as the 2021 Volume Builder of the Year. Each year, the GHBA recognizes six members with “Of the Year” awards for outstanding service to the Houston community. Empire was honored for ...

How to Choose Your Builder

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021
The Lago Mar family of builders is always growing. Right now, there are 13 nationally recognized builders to choose from, each dedicated to ensuring your new home dreams come true. How do you choose? We have some thoughts. Do Your Research There is nothing wrong with researching builders before you visit our model homes. This will allow you to weed out builders ...

Tricoast Homes Joins the Fun in Lago Mar

Posted on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Our builder list just got bigger! We’re excited to announce the addition of Tricoast Homes to our handpicked family of builders available here in Lago Mar. Founded in 2020, Tricoast operates with a streamlined business plan. The team — consisting of Christian Sommer, President & CEO; Keith Blum, Executive Vice President & COO; and Van Nguyen, ...

Down Payments, How Much Do You Need?

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021
What do you need to buy a home? A down payment is a good start. How much do you need? Most lenders suggest 20 percent but that isn’t a rule. If you qualify for certain loans, your down payment could be 3 percent or lower. Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. We’ve broken it down so you can get the home you want without breaking the bank. Why Do You Need A ...

7 Steps for Organizing Your Kitchen

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021
We got to know our kitchens pretty well in 2020. We baked sourdough bread, experimented with canning and grew scallions on the windowsill. We also discovered that our kitchens weren’t as organized as we thought — something that can be rectified with the dawn of a new year. Just follow these steps. Ready, Set, Empty Start by clearing your cabinets and ...

CastleRock Communities – Quality Homes, Quality Experience

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020
At Lago Mar, we take pride in featuring homes and floor plans from some of Houston’s best homebuilders. Each is selected on merit, quality and designs, which is why CastleRock Communities fits in so well. If you are looking for a builder with a strong commitment to customer service and craftsmanship, look to CastleRock Communities. Award-Winning ...

Mark Your Holiday Calendar!

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020
Holiday activities are in full swing in the Bay Area giving everyone a much-needed boost to the holiday season. All venues are making a special effort to ensure the safety of attendees, so there is no reason to skip the holiday fun. Here is where Lago Mar residents will be spending their time: Jingle on the Boardwalk Kemah Boardwalk 1-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun., Dec. ...

Featured Builder: Ashton Woods

Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Your Lago Mar builder should do more than build your home. Your builder should inspire you to create a home that is as unique as you are. That is the goal of Ashton Woods, one of the nation’s largest private homebuilders. Ashton Woods believes that building your home is a collaborative effort with the builder providing the inspiration and you choosing the floor ...

DISD Bond Paves Way for Education Upgrades

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
As Dickinson ISD continues to grow in overall students, facilities and safety improvements can now be made to help accommodate the increasing numbers. The Dickinson Independent School District Bond 2020 has passed, providing $94.2 million in funds to DISD for expansion and facility upgrades spanning elementary through high school. As part of the changes, ...

Introducing the Aquathon

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Lago Mar Aquathon & 5K will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31. What is an aquathon? We’re glad you asked. An aquathon is a swim-and-run race also sometimes referred to as a splash and dash. The multi-sport race has become increasingly popular and we are thrilled to be the first crystal clear lagoon in the United States to host one. If you would like to see ...

Have Fun, Burn Calories on Our Lagoon

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020
Living in Lago Mar is like having a tropical resort in your backyard. A place where you can relax and work on your tan while the kids build sandcastles and splash in the water. But there is more to lagoon life than lazing on the beach — you can burn calories and build muscle, too. Here are three activities we love. Kayaks Kayaking is the ultimate water ...

Chesmar Homes Unveils 2 Gorgeous Models

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Chesmar Homes has unveiled two gorgeous model homes in Lago Mar displaying showstopping architecture, inspiring décor and a complete understanding of homebuyers’ needs. The builder chose to spotlight its single-story Hillcrest floor plan at 805 Bayrose Drive. The four-bedroom model features a home office that is convenient to both the common area and the ...

Embrace Outdoor Living at Lago Mar

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The lure of the outdoors has never been greater, which is why master-planned communities like Lago Mar are attracting more buyers than ever before. For many homebuyers, the pandemic has driven home the need to live someplace where families can access outdoor spaces for exercise and fun. Master-planned communities meet this need because they are designed with ...

We’re in the Top 50 Again

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Being named one of the top 50 best-selling master-planned communities in the nation never gets old. Each year we make the list means more new neighbors attracted by the easy, breezy Lago Mar lifestyle. This month, housing research firm Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO) published their annual mid-year report ranking master-planned communities across the ...

Largest Crystal Lagoons® Amenity in Texas Opens to Public Beginning July 15

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020
The state’s largest Crystal Lagoons® amenity will open to the general public during the limited-capacity Summer Lagoonfest at Lago Mar in Texas City July 15 through Sept. 13. The 12-acre lagoon with the longest waterfront perimeter in the United States (located at 3240 Lago Mar Blvd. in Texas City), will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through ...

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Floor Plan

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The floor plan you choose will influence your lifestyle, so making the best choice for your family is important. Fortunately, Lago Mar builders offer dozens of floor plans so you are sure to find one that meets your needs. Here are some questions to ask before deciding. Single Story or Two? There are advantages to either, but if you are an older homebuyer who ...

Enjoy Comfortable Luxury in Empire Home

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020
Empire Communities offers both comfortable living with many of the same high-end features you’ll find in more expensive homes, including hardwood floors, subway tile backsplash in the kitchen and a curved wall of glass in the master bedroom. It’s a home you’ll love making memories in and it’s available now at 2603 Ocean Key Drive in Lago Mar. More ...

10 Ways to Stay Zen Right Now

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed right now, you are not alone. While we are now able to take a walk in the park or shop at our favorite store (curbside delivery only), social distancing and current events are taking a toll on our mental health. Self-care is more vital than ever. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 self-care activities you can ...

Bake It Up for Easter

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2020
More and more families are finding comfort in the kitchen right now, their implements of choice including bread pans, rolling pins and cookie cutters. Which brings us to Easter, the perfect time to heat up the oven. Even if you’ve never baked before or don’t have all the ingredients you need, it’s easy to put out a plate full of treats. From ...

Do You Need a Bigger Home?

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020
Your first home was cute and just right for the two of you. Now, with the addition of children and pets, it might be feeling a little small. Maybe it’s time to consider purchasing a bigger home. How do you know for sure? Just answer these questions. Are Interest Rates Low? Buying a bigger house when interest rates are low is also a good idea because lower ...

Featured Builder: Highland Homes

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020
There’s more to a home than a beautiful floor plan. There are things you don’t see, like energy efficiency features that save you money and Wi-Fi connectivity that speeds you along the information highway. Can you have both? Yes, if you choose to build with Highland Homes. Highland makes energy-efficient construction a priority. The builder uses the latest ...

Prepare for Mardi Gras Galveston

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020
Searching for frivolous family fun with a side of glittery beads? Then costume up and  head to Galveston for the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas! Mardi Gras Galveston begins Friday, Feb. 14, this year and ends on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25. The bulk of the festivities take place in Galveston’s historic downtown in the Mardi Gras Entertainment District, with ...

Chesmar Homes Moves to Lago Mar

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020
Chesmar Homes is bringing their “neighbors building homes for neighbors” philosophy to Lago Mar as well as eight beautiful designs sure to turn home buyers into Lago Mar homeowners. The one- and two-story homes will range from 1,901 to 2,733 square feet and include must-have features such as island kitchens with GE appliance packages, 2-inch faux-wood blinds ...

Tour the New D. R. Horton Model Home

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
D. R. Horton celebrated the opening of a new model home this month and its already turning heads. The new model at 13206 Anchor Bay Drive is the builder’s Madison floor plan. The two-story design welcomes visitors with a stately brick-and-stone elevation and gorgeous arched windows. Inside the home is the perfect balance of form and function with a gourmet ...

Featured Builder: Grand Dominion Homes

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020
Honesty. Integrity. Trust. Isn’t that what you want from the builder of your new home in Lago Mar? Grand Dominion Homes gives you that plus innovative design and superior customer service for a building experience and a home unlike any other. The team behind our featured builder has a combined 60-year career in real estate, helping more than 25,000 families ...

Where the Santas Are

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2019
Where is Santa when he isn’t at the North Pole? Making special appearances in the Bay Area. Luckily for all good little girls and boys, Lago Mar is perfectly positioned so you can find him anywhere. Santa Breakfasts Breakfast with Santa at Joe’s Crab Shack 3502 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX 77550 8-11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 14 $8 kids 12 and under, $15 ...

Fully Loaded Westin Home Just Needs You

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019
The art and architectural artistry of Westin Homes are on display at 12716 Flora Manor Drive. The gorgeous four-bedroom home is fully loaded with signature features unlike those offered by any other builder, including an elegant triple-tiered rotunda and winding staircase as well as sophisticated floor-to-ceiling bay windows in the two-story family room. Upgrades ...

A Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays!

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019
Make this holiday season the most memorable ever by celebrating with friends and family in your new home! And Lago Mar has just the home for you, with 11 builders offering modern floor plans that cater to every age and stage of life. Find cozy one-story designs priced below $200,000, family-friendly floor plans with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, and luxury ...

The Perfect Holiday Home

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019
What makes the perfect home for the holidays? The perfect kitchen. Something you’ll find when you tour 12708 Flora Manor Drive by Ashton Woods. Prepare a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings while surrounded by a Fantasy Brown island with counter seating, a custom Moroccan Mosaic backsplash and a large 41-inch Tahoe Painted Harbor cabinets. A walk-in pantry ...

Harvest Halloween Fun Near and Far

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019
Where is the best place to harvest some Halloween fun? Lago Mar! Not only do we have some great resident-only activities lined up, our “spell-tacular” location means you can get from harvest festivals to haunted houses and still be home in time to greet trick-or-treaters. Here are some of our favorites: BOO on the Boardwalk Kemah Boardwalk 215 Kipp ...

Get Your Crystal Lagoon Pass!

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019
Lago Mar’s 12-acre Crystal Lagoon will be open before you know it, and starting June 1, you can get 1-day experience passes to splash in its beautiful turquoise waters. Cruise by the Lago Mar Information Center, 3240 Lago Mar Boulevard, to register for your one-day lagoon experience pass. You’ll get regular progress updates on the lagoon, and once it’s ...

Lago Mar Opens Lagoon Information Center

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
With work progressing on the 12-acre Crystal Lagoons®amenity, Lago Mar has opened an information center to provide further details on this groundbreaking feature and the 70-acre mixed-use entertainment destination surrounding it. The information center is open 10 am – 6 pm Wednesdays through Sundays at 3240 Lago Mar Blvd, Texas City 77568. “The ...

Learn More About Lagoon Life

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019
You’ve read about it. You’ve dreamed about it. Now, you can learn how to make lagoon life yours with a visit to the new Lago Mar Information Center. The center is open, providing you with the most up-to-date information about the 12-acre Lago Mar Crystal Clear Lagoon that will soon be the centerpiece of our breeze-kissed community. You’ll also learn ...

Lago Mar in the News!

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Halfway between Houston and Galveston, the largest development under a single master plan along I-45 between Dallas and Galveston Bay is underway, and officials expect it will bring thousands of residents and billions of taxable dollars to Texas City and the Greater Houston area. The project is Lago Mar, which includes plans for over 7,000 homes, commercial and ...

We’re One of the Nation’s Best Sellers!

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
Real estate research and consulting firm Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) has released a list of top-selling master-planned communities in the nation and guess what? We’re a best seller! The prestigious list is published yearly and ranks the top 50 communities based on the previous year’s home sales. We nabbed the No. 43 spot with 321 homes ...

The View is Outstanding

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2019
Searching for a home without a view of your back neighbor? Take a tour of 12509 Cumberland Drive by Saratoga Homes. This charming four-bedroom home offers views of one of our community lakes from the family room, patio and the master bedroom. What a relaxing way to start the day! When not admiring the view, whip up something in the island kitchen or enjoy ...

To-Be Parents Find Inspiration in Lago Mar Street Name

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018
Tim and Sammie McBride didn’t have to look far for inspiration when selecting a name for their baby.  It was right there on a street sign, just above their heads.  “Kelson Cove” is a few blocks away from their home.  “There’s just something about it,” Tim said. “It’s not a name you hear all the time.” The McBrides agreed ...

Say Happy Holidays With These Sweet Treats

Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2018
With Christmas around the corner and the kids getting a week off of school, nothing says “the holidays” better than baking with the family.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! The first treat on our ...

Holiday Fun Is Just Around the Corner

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Those lucky enough to call Lago Mar home are in a wonderful spot this holiday season. With Lago Mar’s prime location along Interstate 45, exciting holiday adventures are right outside your door. Starting close to home, the charming town of Texas City will light up with holiday cheer for the annual Christmas Parade Thursday, Dec. 6th, starting at 5:30 p.m. ...

Give the Gift of a This New Home

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
It’s not going to be easy for Santa to put 2818 Bernadino Drive by Gehan Homes under the Christmas tree, but it’s well worth the effort. The charming two-story, three-bedroom home features a formal dining room big enough to host the extended family. The two-story family room cries out for a tall beautifully decorated tree. Upstairs, kids can try out all of ...

Hot Trends for A Cool Tree

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018
The holiday season is upon us and we bet — especially if your family is in a brand new home — you can’t wait to get the Christmas tree up to see all of its holiday glamour in your new family room. And that means the tree is up almost as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes are washed and stored. While you’re perfecting where to put the tree, you might also be ...

Make the Most of Your Smartphone Camera

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The holidays are here and as we all know, ‘tis the season to be spending time with the family and the people we cherish most. While we all love living in the moment, there’ll always be a place in our hearts for capturing those special times and looking back on beautiful holidays past. With smartphones in nearly everyone’s pocket, it’s never been easier to ...

Take a Look at This Kitchen!

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018
With the holidays approaching, you need a kitchen that can do it all. A place to bake cookies with the kids, space to prep and the ability to converse with your guests while whipping up a gourmet meal. That kitchen can be found in 12723 White Cove Drive by Briarwood Homes. The heart of this four-bedroom home is gorgeous and functional. Oversized 42-inch cabinets ...

Land Tejas, Trez Capital Begin Work on 70-Acre Mixed-Use Entertainment Destination with Largest Crystal Clear Lagoon in Texas

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Land Tejas Development has announced plans to build a 70-acre mixed-use entertainment destination in Lago Mar, a Land Tejas master-planned community in Texas City, Tex. The resort complex will feature a 12-acre Crystal Clear Lagoon — the largest in Texas. Trez Capital’s Dallas office is financing construction of the lagoon. Framed by white sand beaches ...

Colorful Leaves and Harvest Fest, Please!

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
Pumpkin spice season is upon us and with it colorful leaves, cooler temperatures and Harvest Fest at Lago Mar, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Join us at the Lago Mar Clubhouse, 12519 Gales Point Drive, for an afternoon full of free fall favorites. We’ll have an inflatable corn maze to explore and apples to bob for. Our DJ will spin tunes and emcee some ...

When it Comes to MPCs, We’re Overachieving!

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018
It can take years for a master-planned community to be ranked among the nation’s 50 top-selling. We did it in less than two! Less than two years after our first home sale and not even a year after our grand opening, Lago Mar nabbed the No. 36 spot on a prestigious list of the 50 top-selling master-planned communities in the USA published by real estate ...

Saratoga Home is Just the Right Size

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018
  When it comes to finding the right size home for you and your family, let’s talk bedrooms. You need enough for everyone. That’s why we love 2826 Bernadino Drive. This Saratoga home has five — count ‘em — five bedrooms! There’s a spacious master suite with a huge walk-in closet for you. Three of the secondary bedrooms also have walk-in closets so ...

Westin Homes raises record funds from Benefit Homes project

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Representatives from GHBA, HomeAid, Benefit Homes Project, Westin Homes and Land Tejas were at the check presentation. Westin Homes, the builder of a Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Home, recently presented record-breaking proceeds from the home’s sale to the two beneficiaries of this GHBA fundraiser. HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home ...

Gehan Homes and Lago Mar for Less

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
If you love Gehan Homes and Lago Mar, have we got a combo package for you! The builder has introduced six new floor plans in our community. The designs are part of the builder’s Journey Collection, which can be viewed at the new Gehan model home, 12328 Murano Drive. Homes range from 1,500 to 2,400 square feet and feature up to four bedrooms, flex spaces, ...

How’s This for Entertaining?

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018
How many ways can you entertain in this stunning Westin Homes four-bedroom design at 12402 Britta Lane in Lago Mar? Let us count the ways. You can host a cocktail party in the soaring two-story family room followed by dinner in the elegant formal dining room. Got kids? The there’s room for a pizza party followed by movie night in the media room. Barbecue ...

Gehan Home Takes Your Breath Away

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018
When was the last time a home took your breath away? If you can’t remember, then it’s time to get out to Lago Mar for a look at 12514 Cumberland Drive. Designed by Gehan Homes, everything about this home is luxurious — from the granite countertops in the gourmet kitchen to the separate sitting room tucked into the master suite. It’s everything you could ask ...

Perfectly Positioned for Holiday Fun

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017
Lago Mar is perfectly positioned to keep you busy all December long with Santa breakfasts, holiday parades and light shows from Galveston to Houston. Put all of these activities on your holiday to-do list: Chow Down with Santa Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Café 5310 Galveston Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551 8-10 a.m., Saturdays, Dec. 16 and ...

Dickinson High School Stands Out from the Crowd

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017
We’ve always thought that Dickinson High School, zoned to Lago Mar, stands out from the crowd. So does Niche.com The online review site ranked Dickinson among the top 100 on its 2018 list of Standout High Schools in Texas. The list recognizes public schools that are making a difference in their community based on school diversity, graduation rates, SAT/ACT ...

Winter is Coming Dec. 2

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017
Looking for a little snow action in Texas? Well, we’ve got you covered, because winter is coming to Lago Mar and with it 20,000 pounds of real snow! The fluffy flurries are set to magically transform our community into a Winter Wonderland of snowy fun on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. Bundle up and come out to play in our giant snow globe or just make snow ...

Castlerock Home has Curb Appeal and More to Spare

Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017
When it comes to curb appeal, there is no doubt that the four-bedroom home at 2501 Galley Ridge has it all. Built by Castlerock Communities, the upgraded elevation is evocative of a Craftsman-style home with a columned front porch and a brick elevation with wood accents. As an added bonus, the home is situated on an oversized, premium homesite. The interior is ...

Lago Mar Puts on the Ritz for Grand Opening

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017
Lago Mar really “Put on the Ritz” during our grand opening celebration showing off our nine beautiful model homes while guests enjoyed cotton candy, popcorn, music, inflatables and the chance to win amazing prizes including a weekend stay at any Ritz-Carlton hotel plus the airfare to take them there.   ...

Realtors Breeze into Lago Mar for Grand Opening

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017
Realtors breezed into Lago Mar for a special grand opening celebration that featured a progressive lunch, self-guided tours of our nine fabulous model homes and amenity center, and a chance to walk away with a $500 prize. ...

Comfort and Style Grace Gehan Home

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
Come home to comfort with a stylish twist when you come home to this Gehan Homes’ design at 12402 Berberry Drive. Spend summers watching the kids play in the enormous backyard and winters curled up by the fireplace in the family room. When friends come to play, direct them upstairs to the spectacular game room. Other highlights: Stately brick-and-stone ...

GHBA Breaks Ground on 2017 Benefit Home in Lago Mar

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) members, including dignitaries representing Land Tejas and Westin Homes, gathered in Lago Mar on April 9 to mark the official groundbreaking of the latest GHBA Benefit Home. Land Tejas, the developer of Lago Mar, donated the land for the home which will be built by Westin Homes. This is the 15th homesite that Land Tejas ...

Stylish Gehan Home Showcases Comfortable Living

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Style and comfort go hand-in-hand within this four-bedroom design by Gehan Homes. The single-story home at 12510 Tamaron Drive in Lago Mar welcomes guests with a cheery white stone-and-red brick elevation opening to a foyer with a chic coffered ceiling. An open floor plan, generously proportioned bedrooms and a cozy covered patio create a relaxing environment for ...

Adventure Pointe Prepares for Fun

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Adventure is on the horizon for Lago Mar residents as construction on a much-anticipated amusement park is set to begin at the community’s front door. Construction work has been approved for 25-acre Adventure Pointe, located off Interstate 45 near the Tanger Outlet Mall. When complete, the new play park will feature a miniature railroad, go-karts, an outdoor ice ...

Hundreds Pack Lago Mar-di Gras!

Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017
Did you let the good times roll in Lago Mar during the recent “Lago Mar-di Gras”? More than 200 Realtors and VIPs rolled into the new Texas City community for a Cajun-themed grand opening of models by Gehan Homes and Westin Homes. Shrimp etouffee, crab cakes, pralines and king cake were on the menu, and beads, gift cards to Tanger Outlet Mall (located in Lago ...

Builders Start Models, Presales in Land Tejas’ Lago Mar Community

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016
Land Tejas is proud to announce that Westin Homes and Gehan Homes have started presales and model home construction in its newest community, Lago Mar in Texas City. These two well-known homebuilders offer designs in two gated sections of Lago Mar.  Some of the homesites in the gated section feature lakeside views and range from 50 to 65 feet wide. Homes are ...

Lago Mar Announces First Builders

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2015
Lago Mar will soon see its first residential activity, with the first two of seven expected builders announced for the Land Tejas project. Gehan Homes and Westin Homes will be the first builders in Lago Mar, a 2,033-acre development in Texas City along Interstate 45. The two builders will begin presales in February, with construction on four model homes expected ...