OKC Metro’s 2016 Best Up and Coming Communities

Oklahoma Growth Stats

It’s no secret that the housing market in the Oklahoma City metro is booming.

Oklahoma City was ranked number 2 in the nation on Wallet Hubs “Healthiest Housing Markets” lists.

There is much opportunity for continued growth in 2016. We spoke with COHBA area home builders to help provide insight into the new up-and-coming communities and learn their reasons for growth.

OKC Housing Market Growth from COHBA Members

Edmond

Chisholm Creek Farms Edmond

Timbercraft Homes- Chisholm Creek Farms is set to be complete by the end of April, 2016. This development will have 30-50 homes and will be located off of Western and Edmond Road. What’s great about this home community is it’s located in the heart of Edmond. These homes are aspirational, modern and provide a high-end contemporary feel.

“We chose Edmond because it is price competitive and has one of the best school systems in the metro.” –Tony Meazell, Director of Sales& Marketing at Timbercraft Homes

Johnston Builders 7 Oaks at Oak Tree

Johnston Builders- Seven Oaks at Oak Tree will be located in Edmond off of Sorgum Mill and Kelly Road. This community will be built right on a premier golf course which will give homebuyers plenty to do by joining their onsite country club that offers golf classes, tennis and swimming. These homes will be 2,500 square feet and some of them will have a golf course and pond view. Mitch Park is in close proximity to the community. Plus, it’s an added bonus that  Crossings Church is building a location across the street from the neighborhood.

“Aside from having access to fabulous amenities, the reason we chose this location was because Edmond offers a great family community environment.” –Jay Johnston, Owner of Johnston Builders

McCaleb Homes The Falls

McCaleb Homes- The new Falls community will be located at 33rd and Post in  the SE Edmond school district. It will offer 3/4 to 2 acre lots, heavily wooded terrain and have incredible natural lake views. The community will contain at least 75 homes ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. Not only will these homes be perfect for nature lovers, but they will be modeled after historically inspired bungalow homes.

“We chose to build in this area because it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the metro; plus it provides ease of highway access and has great school districts.” – Jennifer Hodgens, Sales Manager at McCaleb Homes

Deer Creek

Allenton Homes Kitchen at Rockwell Parke

Allentstyle HomesRockwell Parke is a home community that Allenstyle Homes is building this year.  This community will be located across the street from a Deer Creek Elementary school and will have easy access to the turnpike.

“The reason we chose this area is the location. Not only is it in a growing community, but homeowners will be in close proximity to the city.” – Chris Preston, General Manager of Allenstyle Homes

Choctaw

Outside view of Timberridge Choctaw Oklahoma

French Construction- TimberRidge will provide the quiet feel of country living and also will allow for easy access of nearby city conveniences. There are several homes currently undergoing construction that are expected to be completed in early 2016. These homes will start at around 2,000 sq. feet.  Choctaw is an ideal location to live due to its rich culture, sweeping views, and easy access to Oklahoma City.

“The reason we chose this location is that the eastern part of Oklahoma County continues to grow and has many new businesses coming to our town.” – Tom French, Owner of French Construction

Deep Deuce Downtown

Ron Walters Homes- Firehouse concept Deep Deuce

Ron Walters Homes- Because the downtown OKC market is competitive, Ron Walters Homes will make this new house stand out among the rest by building a firehouse-concept home. This house will be a standalone building four stories high that will be a 4,000 square feet, 3-4 bedroom home with luxury amenities like rooftop gazebo, three balconies and even an elevator. The master suite will be located on the third floor, the dining room and kitchen on the second. This home will even have a three car garage.

“We decided to build right in the heart of downtown due to location.” – Ron Walters, Owner of Ron Walters Homes

Piedmont

Authentic Homes Woodlam Park Piedmont OK

Authentic Custom Homes-  Woodlam Park will be located in the NW OKC/Piedmont area.  This will be a community of 70 home sites complete with huge front porches, with 10-12 homes being lakeside. Four out of its five schools received a 97.3 percent graduation rate in 2012.

“We chose this area because it’s 5 minutes from Quail Springs Mall and it is the furthest east you can go and still be considered the Piedmont School district.” –Brodie Tucker, Sales Manager at Authentic Custom Homes

Mark Livingston Development- Northwood Village is set to open in 2016. It is located on the north side of NW Expressway, west of Piedmont Road. It is becoming (if not already) the highest-scoring (by the state of OK ratings) and one of the most-desirable school systems in the greater OKC area.  Northwood Village is a 151-acre community that surrounds Northwood Elementary School. There are several homebuilders who will build in this community including: Authentic Custom Homes, Vesta Homes, Sun Custom Homes, Tranquility Homes and A-List Construction. Check out their websites for a list of the available homes in this neighborhood.

“The reason we chose this location is because families will love living practically in the backyard of the school, making it easy for the children to be able to walk to-and-from school.” –Mark Livingston, Owner of Mark Livingston Development

Norman

Ideal Homes Little River Trails in Norman OK

Ideal Homes- Little River Trails, is one of Ideal Homes newest home communities. It will be a bedroom community that will be located between I-35 and Sooner Road. This community will also have a playground and a walking trail that follows the creek.  Norman also has an incredible market health index of 9.55 out of 10, which makes it a desirable place to live.

Ideal Homes Steve Shoemaker quote

2016 will be a big year for the housing market in Central Oklahoma. The above list is just a sample of some of the rapidly-growing communities our builders are developing. We at COHBA, are excited to see the growing success of our members. If you would like to learn more about COHBA and our members, check out our member blog spotlights.