Just a 30-minute drive (on a light traffic day) north of downtown you’ll find the Spring area, which is a wonderful suburb for families and downtown commuters looking for a home with backyard space, large kitchens, and community amenities. Thanks to its proximity to neighboring towns such as The Woodlands and Tomball, Spring is also a prime location for those who enjoy shopping, outdoor activities like kayaking in Lake Woodlands, and antique shopping at Old Town Spring and Old Town Tomball.
Simply put, Spring has an abundance of charm—and in this busy housing market, a good number of homes with plenty of bang for your buck. Here’s what $450K can get you in Spring.
7414 Melody Mist Dr, Spring, TX 77389
This home was built in the Preserve at Northampton community of Spring in 2014. The tall arched exterior combines stone and stucco, which makes this listing a fresh and modern alternative to the others on our list. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 full and 1 half bathrooms among its 3,516 square feet. The entry is a two-story foyer with a welcoming, windy staircase. The large kitchen, with cabinets surrounding a center island, includes a nice view of the living room. The tall ceilings make the home feel large and open, and the tall windows help bring in lots of natural light. The first-floor primary suite has an en suite bathroom with a walk-in closet, a shower, and a bathtub. The upstairs bedrooms have a shared Jack and Jill bathroom, each with its own vanity. The backyard, while not the largest we’ve seen, has a good amount of space and the luxury of a covered patio.
Built in 2007 in the gated community of Cypress Forest Lakes, this two-story home features a brick and stone exterior with a tall, columned entry and a three-car garage. A beautiful wrought-iron spindle staircase greets you at the entry of the home, where tall ceilings and a dining room also catch your attention. The staircase leads to a catwalk overlooking the living room, which includes a fireplace and large windows. Next to the living room is the kitchen, which features hardwood floors and cabinets along with a patterned backsplash. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 full and 1 half bathrooms in the home’s 3,905 square feet. The backyard has access to the community lake and walking trail and is surrounded by mature trees.
At 3,140 square feet, this two-story home includes 4 bedrooms and 2 full and 1 half bathrooms. Built in 2003 in the Windrose West subdivision of Spring, the home opens to a hallway leading to the kitchen and living room area. The kitchen has a country cottage vibe thanks to the beige cabinets and sage green island. The living room, as with our other listings, has a view of the upstairs catwalk, which is adorned by wrought-iron spindles, and a marble fireplace. The primary bedroom is downstairs, which has recently become a point of interest for buyers considering its proximity to the laundry room and the kitchen. The room also looks out on the backyard oasis, which features a pool, an outdoor kitchen beneath a covered patio, and the added luxury of not having any backyard neighbors.
A more recent build is this 2017, 2,750-square-foot home in the Falls at Imperial Oaks subdivision. The color scheme and veranda at the front of the home create a more coastal vibe than that offered by the other homes on this list. The interior follows the coastal essence of the home with bright white paint and kitchen cabinets, accented by darker-hued hardwood floors and stair spindles. The primary bedroom includes an en suite bathroom with a large double vanity. There is a game room space upstairs, as well as access to the veranda at the front of the home. While some might prefer a balcony facing the backyard, the added extra outdoor space is a perk either way, and the double doors leading to the veranda create a pleasant escape. The backyard has a fair amount of green space and a covered patio, which is always a necessity in Texas.
Upon walking up to this 2,355-square-foot home, you’re met with charm and the urge to take a seat in one of the front-porch rocking chairs with a fresh drink in hand. You’ll find this home, built in 2008, in the Laurel Brook section of the Spring Trails subdivision. The charm continues inside with a combination of hardwood and tile floors throughout the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home. The kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an island. There’s also plenty of cabinetry around the kitchen, which is always a bonus for storage. The backyard is surrounded by mature trees and features a covered patio that includes a ceiling fan. Residents of the community have access to a community pool and pond, as well as to tennis courts and walking trails around the neighborhood.