Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH) today announced that it has broken ground on two model homes in the Northaven community in Rowlett, Texas, just east of Dallas and minutes from Lake Ray Hubbard.

Located off President George Bush Turnpike, Northaven will feature 95 bungalow style homes and 126 single-story detached homes, 22 of which will be positioned on premier oversized home sites. Northaven’s location includes a short commute to major employment centers in Dallas, Plano and Richardson. Advanced energy-efficiency is built seamlessly into every Meritage home allowing buyers to save up to half on their utility bills.

“We believe in building new homes and communities the way they can and should be built, and we are eager to open the Northaven community in Rowlett this summer,” said Austin Woffinden, division president at Meritage Homes. “We are leading the way in energy-efficient homes, setting the new standard in home construction and providing the Rowlett community with homes that fit their diverse and active lifestyle.”

Residents will enjoy a well-appointed amenity center, as well as significant hike/bike trails and open green space flanking the community on two sides. The amenity center will include a pool, shaded cabanas, children’s play area and restroom facilities. Homeowners will attend schools within Garland ISD.

Northaven is scheduled to grand open both model homes this June. The two-story Kent model, a 1,882 sq. ft. bungalow style home, will feature three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a game room and rear-entry garage. All bungalow-style homes will feature professionally selected design packages and a simplified, straightforward buying process.

Meritage Homes' Kent model.
Meritage Homes' Kent model.

The single-story Biltmore model, a 2,927 sq. ft. single-family detached home, will feature open concept living with an oversized dining/living and useful flex space. Designed to appeal to families, single residents, empty nesters and those looking to downsize, seven unique, well-designed floor plans will be offered, ranging from 2,629 to 3,628 sq. ft.

Northaven is one of 31 Meritage communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Each home includes Meritage’s signature energy efficiency and home automation packages. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient home building and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership.

Meritage anticipates home sales to begin in early summer 2019.