D R Horton is the largest residential home builder in the United States, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Publicly traded as DHI, they also go by various other brand names like Continental Homes, Express, Freedom and Emerald. D R Horton is the most prolific builder in the Fort Hood area, and generally has options for both first time home buyers and more upgraded homes for move-up buyers. Homes come in a wide range between 1500 and 3500 square feet, and are available in neighborhoods throughout the Fort Hood area.
|Average Sq. Ft.||Average $ / Sq. Ft.*||Average Classification**||Classification Range|
|2431 sq. ft.||$81.89||5.0||4.0-6.0|
- *price per square foot based on the average BellCAD tax appraisal value, not current prices
- **classification based on the BellCAD tax appraisal building perceived quality on a 1 to 8 score
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D. R. Horton Neighborhoods near Fort Hood, TX
Trimmier Estates is large new neighborhood on the South side of Killeen, between Trimmier Road and Hwy 195. It features builders like Centex and Saratoga, and has a mix of one and two story options. It is one of the most affordable neighborhoods to work with either of these builders, and can provide similar size homes as those in White Rock Estates and even Yowell Ranch but at lower prices. The neighborhood is a great location, right on Fort Hood street to go north to the Fort Hood East Gate, or south to Georgetown and Austin beyond.
Splawn Ranch is a new neighborhood on the southernmost edge of Killeen, just off of Hwy 195. Splawn (and adjacent Cosper Ridge Estates) is currently a little “outside” Killeen, as there is a sizeable space between it and the next nearest subdivision toward Killeen. Though it is also in the “path of development” as Killeen continues to grow southwards. It features homes by D R Horton, as well as local builders in the Cosper Ridge Estates. It is a great option if you are looking for affordable single story housing that is a little bit on the outside of Killeen.
House Creek North is a newer, large subdivision on the north edge of Copperas Cove on the corner of Highway 116 and Lutheran Church Road. Though on the edge of empty hill country, the neighborhood’s location on Highway 116 makes it very convenient to Fort Hood and the Fort Hood area. The neighborhood surrounds the House Creek Elementary School. Homes were built mostly by D R Horton, the Jim Wright Company and Barnes Homebuilders between 2004 and 2012. There are a wide selection of homes available, ranging from 1300 square feet to over 3000 square feet, most on approximately 0.2 acre lots. House Creek North is a great neighborhood for anyone who is looking for lots of affordable square footage in a newer home on the edge of the Texas Hill Country.
Heartwood Park is a brand new neighborhood on the east side of Copperas Cove. It is located on the edge of Fort Hood and Hwy 116, not far from the Turkey Run gate on post. The builders D R Horton and Stylecraft began construction in the neighborhood in 2013 and are still just getting started. The homes are predominately upgraded homes catered to move-up buyers, mostly between 1800 and 3000 square feet. The neighborhood is sandwiched between the S C Lee Middle school and Williams Ledger Elementary. Heartwood Park is a great option for home buyers looking for spacious, brand new homes with upgrades, located in Copperas Cove but still convenient to everything in the Fort Hood area.
Tuscany Meadows is a new mid-size neighborhood in Harker Heights featuring builders like Centex, D R Horton, and previously Ashton Woods. It is located on the south side of Harker Heights, on the corner of Chapparal Rd. and Stillhouse Lake Rd. (not far from the lake beyond). Most of the neighborhood are larger single story and two story homes, and is a great option for anyone looking for new homes, extra square footage and Harker Heights.
White Rock Estates is a large neighborhood on the South-East side of Killeen and adjacent to Harker Heights. It is located just off of Rosewood, and Stagecoach Roads. The neighborhood began in 2004 and is still very active with builders like Centex, D R Horton, Saratoga, Jubilee and Lennar. The neighborhood has a diverse selection of housing, with the part of the neighborhood north of Sulfur Spring featuring mostly homes at affordable prices, while the newer construction features move-up buyer upgrades and even some lots with gorgeous custom homes. Square feet can be yours, with homes predominantly between 1500 and 3600 square feet. Phase Six is located across the city easement from the rest of White Rock and boasts some amazing upgraded homes as well. White Rock Estates is a great option for home owners looking for newer homes, often with larger floor plans and upgrades, on Killeen’s south-east side.
Quail Estates is a high end community in the south side of Harker Heights, TX near Stillhouse Hollow Lake, and just off of Stillhouse Hollow Lake Road. This community features larger homes – 2000 square feet and up – and on large half acre lots. Many homes also include 3 car garages. D R Horton and Continental Homes began building in the neighborhood in 2011 and completed it just a few years later. It is one of the few Fort Hood Area neighborhoods with a Homeowner’s Association. Quail Estates is a great option for buyers looking for some space between neighbors, 3 car garages, big houses and a quiet, secluded neighborhood near the Lake.
Bridgewood is a large, newer neighborhood on Killeen’s South-West side. It is located near the corner of Clear Creek and Stan Schlueter, and close to the new commercial development, including the Killeen airport, Texas A&M, West Fort Hood, and is a quick trip to the Clear Creek gate on the main post. Bridgewood homes were built in the late 2000s, mostly by the builder D R Horton. Bridgewood has a variety of home sizes, but in particular is a great neighborhood to get a lot of space on a budget. Look for newer two story homes, many with over 2500 sq ft. The area also includes the smaller expansion neighborhood of Rimes Ranch which features very similar housing options.
Cosper Ridge Estates is located on Killeen’s southernmost edge. Located in the path of development near the corner of Highway 195 and Chapparal Rd. The neighborhood is adjacent and similar to Splawn Ranch. Cosper Ridge Estates is a newer community still being built, including builders like D R Horton and Denver Tippit. The Alice W. Douse Elementary is under construction, estimated to be open by August, 2017.
The Ridge is a mid-size luxury neighborhood on the south side of Harker Heights, overlooking Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The community is across the road from Dana Peak Park, which includes everything you need for Lakeside recreation. The homes are built by Fort Hood’s elite custom home builders like Vale Irvin and Cameo Homes, and are large homes starting at 2000 square feet and over. Homes in the neighborhood are at different elevations, with those on top of the ridge itself fetching some of the top price points in the entire Fort Hood area and including breathtaking views of the lake on either side of the Ridge. The Ridge is a great option for those looking for an elite home, true contemporary style architecture, and the best views in the Fort Hood area.
Yowell Ranch is a brand new neighborhood on the edge of Killeen’s South-East side. The neighborhood features new home builders like D R Horton, Centex and Stylecraft. It is one of the Fort Hood area’s few HOA communities, and one where you get the most for your money as it includes a large park with jogging trail, community pool, playground, and more on the way. It is a great option for newer homes in a great neighborhood, but without the higher prices of some of these exact same floorplans in Harker Heights. It is also located in the path of development, next door to the new Killeen Police HQ and KISD has planned for a 5th high school to be built nearby.
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