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Shea Homes Names New Montgomery County Community

Shea Homes has selected Wildtree as the name of its fourth self-developed community in Houston.

Home sales are expected to begin in 2025

Montgomery County, Texas – Shea Homes has picked a name for a new self-developed, Houston-area community — Wildtree.

Located in west Montgomery County, the 430-acre community boasts rolling hills and a densely forested creek bed that runs through the project — two natural features that gave the community its name.

“Certainly, the topography of the community served as an inspiration as we carefully considered a variety of choices over the past six months,” said Keith Luechtefeld, Houston Division President for Shea Homes. “We wanted a community name that evokes a sense of freedom and discovery and portrays the community as a place where residents can explore and find their inner child. Being one word and relatively unique when it comes to names of residential communities is a bonus.”

Shea will begin construction in Wildtree later this year, with plans to launch home sales in 2025. At build-out, Wildtree will have an estimated 1,000 homes. The current master plan calls for a variety of homesites, including 40-foot, 50-foot, 60-foot and 70-foot properties.

“Wildtree will be single-family residential only, so we want to have a wide variety of homes that will appeal to any number of home buyers,” Luechtefeld said.

Shea announced its purchase of Wildtree in January. The community is located along FM 1486 immediately north of Crown Ranch, with easy access to Highway 249.

“Easy access to the new Aggie Expressway — which connects the Houston area with College Station — will open Wildtree up to people in both markets,” Luechtefeld said.

This will be the fourth Shea community within the Houston region. Others include Manvel’s Del Bello Lakes™ and the 740-acre Evergreen™ community in Conroe. The builder is also developing Woodhavyn™ east of FM 1488 near Wildtree. Home sales in Woodhavyn are expected to begin this year.

In addition to residential development, Shea Homes currently builds in nine Houston-area communities. Learn more at

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