Top 10 Most Affordable Green Communities in Houston

Plans for a residential building that does not degrade the natural environment.

Finding a green home that’s affordable is easy in the Houston area. New-home communities in the Houston area boast homes that are built to be energy efficient.

Who doesn’t love to save money?

With a green home, you’ll not only save valuable resources, you’ll also save on energy costs. That means you can put that hard-earned money to better use, like say a cozy new sofa.

Houston has more than 100 new-home communities that combine green home technology with beautiful natural features and affordable luxury. Houston’s affordable green communities allow families like yours to invest in an energy-efficient home that saves money, reduces energy usage and keeps your family healthy — without going over your budget.


Dellrose is a fantastic master-planned community in Hockley, about 36 miles from Downtown Houston. Dellrose has beautiful walking trails surrounding the community, making it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in Houston. Families looking to live green can invest in a beautiful home in Dellrose for under $200,000 and, thanks to the green features in their new home, they can expect to have less than $100 in average monthly utility bills.

King Crossing

In Katy, families looking to enjoy lower utility bills and lower energy usage cannot go wrong when searching for a new home in King Crossing. New homes in King Crossing start in the low $200s and sit in a serene setting, surrounded by lush pocket parks, a pawfully delightful dog park and winding walking trails. The spacious and energy efficient homes in King Crossing make green living comfortable and fun.

Sawmill Ranch

Every new home in Sawmill Ranch demonstrates a commitment to energy efficiency. The beautiful new homes in this amazing master-planned community in Spring allow you and your family to spend less on utilities that keep you comfortable and more on your family and your new home. The wooded homesites, sparkling lakes and winding trails help keep your family healthy and engaged with neighbors and nature.

Newport Court

Newport Court has a fantastic location in Northeast Houston, in the beautiful community of Crosby. Winding trails connect the community and allow the hikers, bikers and joggers in your family to relax and stay active out of doors.

The EnergySaver homes from David Weekley Homes in Newport Court are beautiful and help you reduce your cost of living and increase your quality of life.

The Hills of Westlake

The energy-efficient homes in The Hills of Westlake help families live comfortably while helping the environment. This scenic community in Conroe has everything you need to relax and reconnect with nature. Anyone who loves the water will love living in The Hills of Westlake: the west fork of the San Jacinto River flows by the community and nearby Lake Conroe is perfect for fun weekend trips.


Living in one of the beautiful new homes in Tavola can save your family almost $1,000 per year in utility cost. When you make your home in Tavola, you can become part of a community that cares about how you live. Enjoy affordable, energy efficient homes, a sparkling community pool, a clubhouse with a zip line and lush parks throughout the community.

Miramar Lake

With energy-efficient homes starting in the low $200s, families that want to save money and live green can get the best of all possible worlds in Miramar Lake. The homes by Meritage Homes, for example, use “effective HVAC and fresh-air management,” low-E2 windows, energy-efficient lighting, weather-sensing irrigation systems and more to provide a home that is as energy efficient as possible.

This flourishing community in The Woodlands helps families stay active and healthy. A sparling pond and lush park greets you as you return home after a fun day shopping, dining out or working.

Waters Edge on Lake Houston

Waters Edge on Lake Houston has a beautiful new home for any lifestyle. This fantastically affordable green community puts you close to everything you love about Houston, while still providing your family with a serene and secluded place to live. Waters Edge on Lake Houston has an amenity for any interest, from a multi-million-dollar recreation center to hiking trails to a pristine pool.

Young Ranch

Katy has many green communities and energy efficient homes. In Young Ranch you can live in a green home on a wooded homesite, while still enjoying the many fun things to do in Katy and downtown Houston. However, if you like to relax and have fun, the new homes in Young Ranch make it easy to enjoy what you love. And with the green programs, like M/I Homes’  Whole Home building program, you’ll get a home that’s built with energy efficiency in mind. MI’s program exceeds Energy Star standards and lowers the home’s HERS score.


In Miramesa, you can live in a little piece of heaven starting in the low $200s. The Craftsman-style green homes in Miramesa let you enjoy a perfect location just outside of downtown Houston, while still maintaining a spacious sense of privacy. If you love reducing your utility bills and living in a healthy home, you will love the green features found in all the new homes in Miramesa.

Forget about moving to a commune with a bunch of sweaty hippies that refuse to use air conditioning or spending more than you can afford to build a green home than you like. When you buy an energy-efficient home in one of Houston’s affordable green communities, you can enjoy living in a beautiful house with modern comforts, while reaping the benefits of green living.

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