A New Chapter Begins: Riceland’s Journey to Becoming a Hometown Haven

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A New Chapter Begins: Riceland’s Journey to Becoming a Hometown Haven

April 22, 2024

In the green and grassy expanses of Mont Belvieu, Texas, agroundbreaking development is taking shape. Riceland, a sprawling 1,500-acre master-planned community organized by thevisionaries at Houston-based McGrath Real Estate Partners, has just reached apivotal moment in its journey: the delivery of the first lots in Phase I. Thismilestone heralds the beginning of a new era for MontBelvieu, Texas.


With renowned homebuilders such as Chesmar Homes, David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, and Perry Homes at the helm, Phase I at Riceland willunfold across 144 acres, promising to bring 417 homes to life. Constructionkicked off in Q1, and home sales are expected to rise throughout Q2 2024, so anticipationis building for what’s to come.


At Riceland, we believe our master-plannedcommunity isn’t just another development; it’s a bold reimagining ofsuburban living. Situated just a few miles east of Houston, Riceland iscrafting a legacy as one of the most significant mixed-use developments in thearea. The community is a testament to the allure of the outdoors. Plans for Ricelandinclude 4,500 homes surrounded by 30 miles of trails, a 10-acre stocked lake,resort-style pools, and lush parks.

Plenty of Play Areas & Green Spaces

The heart of this growing community is the Riceland TownCenter. In a unique collaboration with the City of Mont Belvieu, McGrath RealEstate Partners has woven the fabric of the city into this vibrant center,integrating city buildings and commercial spaces to create a bustling nucleusof activity.


One of the first spots coming to life at Riceland is the MillHouse at the Town Center, a blend of retail shops, dining, and office spaces.With 95% of its space pre-leased and construction slated to begin in Q1 2024,the Mill House is just a taste of the commercial energy to come.


As Mont Belvieu’s population continues to soar, Ricelandstands as an example of strategic growth, blending the past with the present topreserve the town’s inherent charm and community spirit. The Riceland projectin Mont Belvieu, Texas is about more than new homes; it’s about crafting aspace where the town’s rich history and bright future meet. As we watchRiceland unfold, it’s clear this is not just the development of a new communitybut the rebirth of a hometown ideal. With every lot delivered and each homebuilt, Riceland is crafting a narrative of community, connection, andbelonging.

Want to learn more? Nestled in Mont Belvieu, TX, just east ofHouston, Riceland emerges as your new hometown within a suburban mixed-usedevelopment and master-planned community.Envisioned as a place where life’s conveniences meet the warmth of a close-knitcommunity, Riceland offers an idyllic setting to live, work, shop, dine, andthrive. Here, families and individuals can enjoy the blend of modern amenitiesand natural beauty, crafting a lifestyle that’s both vibrant and serene.Welcome to Riceland, where your journey begins!