Singing Hills Development Makes Bulverde and Spring Branch Prime Areas for Investment
The Singing Hills development at the corner of 281 and 46 in Bulverde is causing quite a stir. From all reports, the size of the development encompasses at least 250 acres and is going to be a combination of commercial and retail, as well as residential apartment homes and single family dwellings. Back in February, it was announced that WalMart will be the anchor store in the development and it will be a welcome addition to the Bulverde community, contributing to job growth and providing opportunities for shopping and other community activities that were non-existent before.
A recent article in the San Antonio Business Journal, “Singing Hills poised to bring new retail and residential life to Bulverde,” indicated that the community will have its own wastewater and reuse treatment plant, which is a needed addition to the area. There are some other developments, including the introduction of “managed” toll roads between 1604 and Borgfeld Road extending north on 281, that are also going to contribute to the growth and success of the Singing Hills Development, making it much easier to access in the future.
What does this mean for those who own or are trying to sell lots in the Bulverde and Spring Branch areas? I think these owners are poised to find much more interest in their lots and potentially command higher prices than previously possible. With this in mind, I think that purchasing for investment (or for future personal use) decent sized lots with little to moderate topography that are outside floodplain mapping, would be a very attractive consideration.
A great example is the beautiful community of Crossing at Spring Creek. There are beautiful one to three acre tracts available for purchase right now in the neighborhood. They are relatively flat, meaning they will not require as much in the way of cement and foundation work to build, they are not far off of 281, and the neighborhood is not crowded. Homes in the neighborhood are beautiful and are selling at an excellent price for all they offer.
This is just one example of a community that is well worth considering now that the road infrastructure is on its way to providing ease of access to these areas and there will be substantial job growth due to the Singing Hills development. As this development begins to grow, expect to see other construction taking place in the area – retail and commercial spaces typically attract more residential development (and vice versa).
So take a drive north on 281 and see all that is happening in the towns of Bulverde and Spring Branch. These beautiful little Texas towns are retaining their charm, but are growing, and you may just find the perfect investment opportunity to suit your needs or maybe you’ll fall in love with the Hill Country and find yourself building your very own home.