Tres Lagos – where community meets opportunity


tressAs one of the 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., according to a recent list by the U.S. News & World Report, as well as one of only six Texas cities to make the list, McAllen continues to flourish with amazing new development and opportunity. The city continues to rank as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., and with so much expansion, McAllen’s primary location for growth is to the northwest edge of the city, and that is exactly where you can find the sprawling new community Tres Lagos.
Slated to be one of the premier new developments in the city, Tres Lagos is a 2,571-acre master planned community with residential areas, top-rated IDEA Public Schools, churches, healthcare facilities, and more. With the inclusion of a new Texas A&M University campus, in addition to commercial and retail space, it is expected to be a hub of new opportunity – ultimately adding over 6,000 new jobs to the area.
A major goal for the development was to create a smart and sustainable community that offers an environment with the perfect balance to live, work, learn, and play. To fulfill that goal, when completed, the community will supply internet, cable, and security cameras to every house as well as the parks which comprise about 45 acres across the development. They will also apply water conservation methods to cut usage in half. Furthermore, designers have organized the homes so that the majority do not back up to another house, but rather, provide some of the beautiful views of parks, hiking trails, or sparkling lakes.
In terms of education, Rhodes pointed out that The Washington Post recently named five RGV IDEA Public Schools as five of the top 10 high schools in the country. Furthermore, Texas A&M has also expressed interest in putting in a specialty engineering and technology high school on their new campus. The educational opportunities are sure to be a major draw for families with children of all ages. There are also a variety of options for different financial investments with homes ranging from $180,000 all the way up to $2 million.
So far, over 110 homes have been pre-sold and building is in progress. Model homes are expected to be available for view in August.
“It’s importance to the region is its position,” developer Mike Rhodes of Rhodes Enterprises said in regards to the new community. “McAllen is surrounded by Edinburg, Pharr, Mission, and the only way it can grow is to the northwest.” So, for those who want or need to get out around town, Tres Lagos boasts easy access to surrounding cities, airports, and even to South Padre Island, with plans for the Texas Department of Transportation and the Hidalgo County Regional Mobile Authority to expand a farm-to-market road into a thoroughfare that will connect the community to the upcoming second causeway to SPI.
With such a great opportunity for expansion in the thriving RGV, the plan is to make the best use of available space by providing everything you might want or need in this 5-mile area. Additional amenities for the community include a fitness center, pools, a community water park, an amphitheater with a capacity of about 2,000 people, and a $4 million community center that is expected to be complete in July. With all that, residents may never need to leave.
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