Mayfair Prepares to Welcome First Home Builders with Parks, Trailways & More
New Braunfels, Texas—
A year after breaking ground, New Braunfels-based SouthStar Communities is preparing for the first six homebuilders to begin construction later this year as progress continues to soar at the 1,900-acre Mayfair community.
Located in north New Braunfels along I-35, the Mayfair community plan introduces a new small town to Comal County, with a wide array of housing, schools, parks, trails and a retail town center. Offering a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, apartments and build to rent product, Mayfair will feature an array of living opportunities surrounded by retail, offices and schools – all connected by acres of parks and trailways.
“Our goal for Mayfair has always been to play a positive role in the growth of New Braunfels and the I-35 corridor,” said Chip Mills, Senior Vice President of SouthStar Communities, overseeing the Mayfair development. “A tremendous amount of work has gone into laying a collaborative foundation for Mayfair that prioritizes connectivity, accessibility, and quality-of-life, while enhancing the regional infrastructure of New Braunfels.”
Connectivity is a central theme in the Mayfair community, with over 30 miles of trailways that will connect residents to school, shopping, dining, offices and parks without ever getting into the car. The trailways include a dedicated off-street bike lane. At completion, Mayfair will boast over 330 acres of public parks, four planned Comal ISD schools and commercial/retail space to add over 2,000 new jobs to the region.
Mayfair has selected the first six builders to shape the Mayfair community: David Weekley Homes, Dream Finders Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Scott Felder Homes and Toll Brothers. Mills said each builder was specifically chosen for quality craftsmanship, business integrity, energy and water efficiency and smart technology. The first phase of new homes is anticipated to be underway late this year.
“The builders we have selected for Mayfair encompass the small town modern feel that Mayfair will be known for,” said Mills. “As the community grows, each new business, builder and partner will share our vision to create a positive impact on the New Braunfels area.”
The first release of homes, located within Mayfair’s Midtown Village, will feature a variety of single-family residences with move-ins anticipated for Summer 2024.
“Highland is excited to be invited by SouthStar Communities to build homes in this highly anticipated New Braunfels community,” said Joe Imperial, Vice President of Sales at Highland Homes. “We will be building our 50′ Artisan Series and our 60′ Classic Series, in sizes ranging from 1,800 to over 3,800 square feet, and with a variety of front elevations. We are looking forward to getting started.”
Perry, Toll Brothers and Dream Finders will join Highland in the first release, which is within an easy walk from Mayfair’s planned Midtown Plaza, a future hub of recreation, offices and retail.
“New Braunfels is a critical market for the growth of Perry Homes in Central Texas, and we are excited to help continue to shape this beautiful community,” said Chris Little, City President – Austin/San Antonio.
David Weekley Homes and Scott Felder Homes will break ground later this year as well, with a variety of homes located across the street from a future Comal ISD elementary school and adjacent to the community’s first public park, slated to open in late Spring 2024. The park will be the first of over 300 acres of public parks spread throughout Mayfair.
“We are excited to begin building our family-focused home designs in Mayfair, a place that shares our vision of creating strong communities where families can put down roots to build their lives,” said Taylor Solomon, Land Acquisition Manager at David Weekley Homes.
Located in the heart of the Austin to San Antonio corridor, bisected by I-35, Mayfair will offer 6,000 residential units, 70 acres of commercial development, 125 acres of mixed-use space, 160 acres of light industrial and more than 2,000 new jobs in the region. More than 330 acres of public parks will also be added to the area, connected by trailways of bike and walking paths that also connect to schools, homes, and retail offerings for easy accessibility.