Horseback Magazine recently recognized the 9 Best Horse Communities and two of Southstar Communities' properties made the list. Saddle Creek Forest in Magnolia, Texas and King Oaks in Bryan College Station, Texas are considered among the very best in Horseback's vast circulation area. Below is an excerpt from the article, Buying the Perfect Pasture for Your Horse (and a Place to Lay Your Head Too) published in their July 2009 issue. For information on additional horse properties developed by Southstar Communities, click here.
Planning and developing an exceptional equestrian property takes a lot of thought and planning. In an overview of “equestrian communities” several things become obvious-many developments consider themselves “equestrian property” when in fact what that really means is you can have a horse on your property, build a barn, or just enjoy your horses as pasture ornaments. Frequently there are no ancillary amenities such as arenas, barns, trails. But several properties have it all. Here are the very best in Horseback’s vast circulation area.
In the same area north of Houston are two developments that offer equestrian
amenities. Spring Creek Ranch parcels are in that 5-12 acre range. It is gated; private, lovely homes have been built. There is a covered arena and two lakes The other development in the Magnolia area is Saddle Creek Forest. This is a Bluegreen Community development project. It is a master planned community with 1-5 acres heavily wooded parcels. There is a private lake and creek side home sites. There are 8 miles of riding trails, a stable, an arena, creeks and several small lakes.
King Oaks is a master planned community in Bryan College Station. They offer 1-4 acre home site parcels priced from $40,000-$120,000. These parcels are heavily wooded. Creeks and ponds are on the property. This is also a Bluegreen Community project. There is a 60 acre private nature preserve, family sports park with activity fields, plus 2-10 acre lakes throughout. They advertise to see the property on horseback.