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Home buyers in San Antonio now have more options for affordable, energy efficient homes with Meritage Homes new community of Tribute Ranch, a neighborhood of 140 single family homes in northwest San Antonio. Homes in this neighborhood are available from approximately 1400 to 2800 square feet, single or two story, from 3 to 5 bedrooms with prices currently starting from the high $190,000s. Home buyers at Tribute Ranch have the choice of nine different floor plans with a choice of different elevations to select their ideal home.
Meritage is one of the leading energy efficient home builders in San Antonio, offering energy saving features such as spray foam insulation, Low-E windows, minimum 15-SEER HVAC, compact fluorescent and LED lighting, and low to zero VOC materials included as standard. Additional included features of homes at Tribute Ranch include granite countertops and recessed lighting in the kitchen, built in pest control system, 2 car garage with opener and M.Connected Home™ Home Automation Suite. The home automation suite offers home buyers security and peace of mind through the ability to monitor and control the home thermostat, lighting, garage door, door locks and a video doorbell.
Located outside of Loop 1604 off FM1560, between Culebra and Shaenfield roads, Tribute Ranch is convenient to local destinations for shopping, dining and recreation including HEB-Plus, Alamo Ranch Shopping Center, Shops at La Cantera, The Rim, Government Canyon State Natural Area and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The community also has easy access to San Antonio downtown and other areas via Charles Anderson Loop 1604, Loop 410 and Highway 151.
TRIBUTE RANCH Schools: **
Tribute Ranch is located within Northside Independent School District
- Elementary – Kay Franklin Elementary School
- Middle – Dr. John Folks Middle School
- High School – Harlan High School
**School assignments may vary. Please contact the school district to verify.
For more information about homes in Tribute Ranch and any other San Antonio Real Estate needs contact Trudy Edwards at (210) 595-9801. Sign up at my website, http://www.TrueSARealEstate.com to receive information about homes for sale.
Alon Estates offers a rare opportunity to build your dream home in an upscale gated community in north central San Antonio within Loop 1604. Alon Estates offers beautiful wooded home sites and greenbelt lots, offering a secluded park like atmosphere for its residents.
Shopping, dining and recreation are all within walking distance, including HEB and Starbucks at Alon Town Shopping Center and many other fine retailers and conveniences close by.
Also within walking distance of the community are the Sheldon Vex Theatre, the Jewish Community Center and the 311 acre Phil Hardberger Park which features a 1.5 acre dog park, a playground, basketball courts and walking and bike trails. Alon Estates is also convenient to world class medical facilities at the South Texas Medical Center and is within easy access to major highways such as Loop 410, IH10, 1604 and 281.
At Alon Estates homes are available from three of San Antonio’s most prestigious and reputable builders, Toll Brothers, Sitterle and Rialto Homes.
Toll Brothers homes at Alon Estates feature magnificent kitchens, elegant bathrooms and sumptuous baths. Some of the outstanding features included as standard include stainless steel KitchenAid® appliances including range, microwave and dishwasher, granite countertops, tile backsplashes and 42” cabinets. The elegant master bathrooms include as standard a soaker tub, separate shower and his and her vanities with granite countertops and under mount sinks.
The Toll Brothers Homes at Alon Estates are the “Toll Green environmentally friendly product”, featuring high efficiency 14 SEER air conditioning units, radiant barrier sheathing in the attic and Low-E vinyl windows. Available in a wide choice of architectural styles including traditional, Mission, Mediterranean and Tuscan with floor plans ranging from 2243 square feet to 4225 square feet.
Sitterle Homes at Alon Estates feature award winning floor plans with an abundance of elevations and structural options, including dramatic high ceilings, luxurious foyers, architectural niches, and arches, magnificent kitchens and elegant bathrooms. Some of the outstanding features included as standard in Sitterle Homes at Alon Estates include granite countertops, 42” upper cabinets, tile backsplash and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances in the kitchen. Sitterle Homes at Alon Estates are High Performance Homes energy efficient homes offering energy savings with TRANE® 15 SEER air conditioning units, open-cell foam insulation, R-6 duct work, and Vinyl Low-E windows.
At Alon Estates Rialto Homes offers their Executive Series and Platinum Series of “Mediterranean-Tuscan” elevations, with exceptional architectural features that include courtyards, rotundas, spiral staircases with wrought iron balustrades, side entry garages and 3 car garages. A selection of notable features that are standard in both the Executive and Platinum series of Rialto Homes at Alon Estates include gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops, ceramic tile backsplash, 42” cabinets, 36” stainless steel gas cook tops with five burners, two 30” built in double ovens with a true convection oven and a built in microwave. Also standard are luxurious master baths with granite countertops, under mount sinks, a 42” jetted tub, a separate shower and separate enclosed water closets.
Rialto Homes at Alon Estates are Energy Star certified and feature energy saving features such as Carrier SEER 14 A/C units, with R-6 insulated flex ducts, Vinyl Low-E windows, a tankless water heater for endless hot water (per plan) and radiant barrier roof decking. Rialto Homes offers a wide selection of elegant floor plans on 45’ and 55’ wide lots, ranging from 2358 square feet to just over 3900 square feet.
If you would like more information about this community, homes available to buy now or how to build the home of your dreams in Alon Estates, contact Trudy Edwards of KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at email@example.com or (210) 595-9801.
Each year the Greater San Antonio Builders Association hosts the Parade of Homes where builders showcase their artistry in architecture, design and craftsmanship and the latest in trends in home appliances, lighting, state of the art technology, landscaping and home services.
The 2012 Parade of Homes was recently showcased at The Dominion, in Andalucia at The Dominion and Aragon at The Dominion. The Parade of Homes was open to the public and hundreds of people took advantage of the opportunity to tour these luxurious dream homes that would easily grace the pages of Architectural Digest. The Parade of Homes is always a great opportunity for potential home buyers to see the finest homes at the leading edge of home building and design available in San Antonio.
Builders featured at this year’s Parade of Homes –
- Greenwood Custom Homes – 11 Paseo Valencia
- SilverLeaf Custom Homes – 6 Via Aragon
- Gehan Homes – 7 Via Aragon
- Kyle Lindsey Custom Homes – 10 Via Aragon
- Mattern & FitzGerald Builders – 14 Via Aragon
- Adam Wilson Custom Homes, LLC – 18 Via Aragon & 22 Via Aragon
- Joubert Design Build – 26 Via Aragon
- Hollaway Custom Homes – 30 Via Aragon
- Elite Homes – 31 Via Aragon
- Toll Brothers – 6310 Sevilla Circle
- McNair Custom Homes – 6311 Sevilla Circle
Design trends showcased at this year’s Parade of Homes included mixtures of textures and materials, transitional blends of traditional elegance and clean contemporary lines and home features such as outdoor living areas, spa-like master baths, wine rooms, caterer’s kitchens and home automation systems. Many of the builders are also utilizing the latest in green building trends and techniques such as Energy Star® appliances, spray foam insulation, blown in cellulose insulation, 15-SEER air conditioning units, tankless water heaters, low-E vinyl windows and other energy efficient materials to increase the to increase energy efficiency of the home.
The Dominion is one of San Antonio’s premier luxury home communities, nestled in The Texas Hill Country, yet just twenty minutes from downtown San Antonio. The amenities at The Dominion include a grand entrance, 24-Hour guard and The Dominion Country Club, which features an aquatic center, tennis courts, club house, and world class golf course that hosts the annual PGA Senior gold events. The community has 600 homes that range in size from garden homes to estates.
If you would like to learn more about the homes and lifestyle opportunities available at The Dominion, or are interested in purchasing a new home at any other San Antonio community contact Trudy Edwards of Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 595-9801.