KB Home (NYSE: KBH) on Friday announced the grand opening of Highlands at Grist Mill in Uhland, Texas, its latest collection of one- and two-story single-family homes in the Austin area.

Situated between State Highway 21 and Interstate 35, Highlands at Grist Mill is convenient to downtown Austin, San Antonio and San Marcos and major employers, including Texas State University, Seton Medical Center Hays and Amazon®.

KB Home plan E1895 starts at  $223,995.
KB Home plan E1895 starts at $223,995.

KB Home will host a grand opening celebration at Highlands at Grist Mill on Saturday, Dec. 15, noon–4 p.m., during which attendees may tour the three model homes. The 17 distinct floor plans offered at the community include up to six bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths and range in size from 1,300 to 2,800 square feet. These KB homes also feature design characteristics such as outdoor patios, two-car garages, gourmet kitchens and elegant master suites. Pricing begins in the $190,000s.

Highlands at Grist Mill is located near shopping and dining at Kyle Crossing and Kyle Marketplace. Residents can enjoy fishing and picnic areas at nearby Lake Kyle Park, and sports fields and swimming at Gregg-Clarke Park. The community is convenient to EVO Entertainment, where families can enjoy movies, bowling and games, and Plum Creek Golf Course, where golf enthusiasts can enjoy an 18-hole championship golf course molded from the natural beauty of Texas live oaks, limestone, rolling hills and wildflowers. Highlands at Grist Mill is also close to the beautiful natural surroundings of Barton Springs Pool, Balcones Canyon Lands Wildlife Refuge and Canyon Lake.

“With 17 distinct floor plans and the ability to personalize their home at the KB Home Design Studio, Highlands at Grist Mill home buyers can co-create a new KB home that is designed to fit their needs and preferences,” said Ken Langston, president of KB Home’s Austin division. “The community’s proximity to parks, shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation offers residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy their Austin-area neighborhood.”

The KB homes at Highlands at Grist Mill will be built to current ENERGY STAR® certification guidelines and include WaterSense®labeled faucets and fixtures, meaning they are designed to be more energy and water efficient than most typical new and resale homes available in the area. These energy- and water-saving features are estimated to save home buyers between $780 and $1,440 a year in utility costs, depending on the floor plan.