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Throughout Texas, special events are being held this weekend for Earth Day


Tax Programs to Finance Clean Energy Catch On

Over the years, as Rick Murphy helped expand his family's auto business in Edina, Minn., outside Minneapolis, he wanted to install solar panels to cut the electricity bills, but the upfront cost was too high.

Simple Tips for Conserving Water

Texans are gearing up for another hot summer this year. Conserving water is something that every Texan should understand how to do effectively during the summer months to keep bills low while staying environmentally friendly. SouthStar Communities has compiled a few simple tips for you and your family on how to conserve water this summer.

Vintage Oaks Janurary Updates

South Star properties continue to expand and grow! Here are a few updates from our Vintage Oaks property.

Building Green: Energy-Efficient Home Design Tips

After an unseasonably warm winter across the United States, homeowners are voicing worries of scorching summer heat and rising home energy costs to match. Building a custom home provides property owners with a unique opportunity to take control of their monthly energy bills by tailoring their home with the most energy-efficient, and therefore cost-efficient, structural design and features.

Chapel Ridge – A Green Place to Call Home

For over 40 years, Southstar Communities has been committed to responsible land use, environmental protection, and the conservation of its communities to ensure that they will be enjoyed for generations to come. The Chapel Ridge community in particular has set a new standard of commitment towards that philosophy. The stunning golf course community, located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is currently certified in several categories of the Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses program. Chapel Ridge also boasts a wildlife habitat, “no spray” mandates around wetland areas to reduce harmful chemical use, as well as a storm water runoff management system to help eliminate pollution.

While some developers try to squeeze every inch of space, Chapel Ridge has over 40 percent open, non-disturbed space, which not only makes for a more beautiful community, but also reduces environmental stress. Currently, there are five brand-new, featured homesites at Chapel Ridge that offer up to 3+ acres with expansive boundaries. Priced from $49,900, these sites are available with limited-time finance options and closing specials, with some of the largest acreage available in the Chapel Hill area.

Build on Your Lot Seminar at Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard

Please join us for a Build On Your Lot seminar on Saturday, October 30th from 2-4 p.m. You’ll hear from Jimmy Jacobs Custom Home experts regarding simple steps to build a home on your lot, as well as a special discussion on “green building that makes cents.” There will be plenty of giveaways and special incentives, so please join us! To RSVP, e-mail The event will be held at the Amenities Center at 1110 Vintage Way, New Braunfels, TX.

Vintage Oaks New Website Launched

5 Easy Steps Toward 'Green' Living

Go 'Green' With Bluegreen

In a time where most companies are only "talking green", Bluegreen is taking company-wide initiatives to build sustainable communities and improve quality of life for our children and grandchildren.