SouthStar wins the MUSE Design Awards for Marlin Bay in the Florida Keys

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Emerging Home Design Trends in the Age of COVID


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SouthStar's Thad Rutherford Named San Antonio's Dealmaker of the Year

San Antonio Business Journal's annual Building San Antonio Awards recognized SouthStar's president, Thad Rutherford as Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The award recognizes Rutherford's legacy of acquisition and complex approvals to deliver larger scale masterplans in and around San Antonio. 

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SouthStar Communities' WoodCreek named to list of top masterplans

The list of the “Top 50 Master Planned communities in the Unites States” for 2019 is out, and SouthStar Communities’ WoodCreek in Dallas has made its first—but certainly not its last—appearance. This popular community, located in the fast-growing city of Fate, just up the highway from downtown Dallas, ranks at No. 41 after a year of exceptionally strong sales under the SouthStar Communities umbrella. It was the only community in the Dallas area to make the prestigious list, which is compiled every year by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

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The Story of Southstar Communities


Southstar Communities specializes in planned communities in exceptional locations. We offer waterfront property, homes on golf courses, and rural properties that are situated on fabulous land. Southstar Communities currently has plans available in thirteen communities. Our properties are on lakes, islands, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and all over the Southeast.

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New development near Texas A&M-San Antonio to have space for housing, retail, trail system

SAN ANTONIO – A new development hopes to breathe new life into the surrounding area of Texas A&M-San Antonio.

SouthStar Communities, a development company, is in charge of the project named VIDA, which will include space for housing, offices, restaurants and retail.

“It will have housing options from multi-family, single-family, detached homes, townhomes, duplexes,” said Thad Rutherford, president of SouthStar Communities.

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San Antonio City Council OKs development deal for South Side land near A&M

Originally Published by San Antonio Express News

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Texas A&M San Antonio poised to add thousands of new housing units

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After 13 years of delays, false starts and legal maneuvers, the effort to develop hundreds of acres around Texas A&M University San Antonio finally got a kick-start from City Council today.

SouthStar Communities of New Braunfels gained unanimous approval to buy and develop land from the Verano group. The project will consist of over 5,700 residential units.

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Explosive growth on San Antonio’s South Side sets the table for new development adjacent to Texas A&M University–San Antonio

Over the past several years, few cities have grown as fast as San Antonio. While the northwest side of town, the area just north of the San Antonio city limits, and nearby places like Fair Oaks Ranch, New Braunfels, and San Marcos have attracted attention for their suburban sprawl, a recent growth pattern in this well-established city is emerging on the South Side of town.

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New Braunfels’ sales tax soars - City’s gross sales tax for fiscal year climbed almost $2 million

As printed in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, November 15, 2019

It was a good year for sales in the city of New Braunfels.

City staff announced earlier this week that with the September figures in, they could put together a picture of fiscal year 2018-19 to compare with fiscal year 2017-18.

“With the release of the September figures, we are able to report that gross sales tax collections for FY 2018-19 (October-September) has increased by approximately $1.9 million or 6.02% in comparison to the previous fiscal year,”

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