Move over 160 sales, Patten Companies blows past its plan and sells 200 homesites at Texas Grand Ranch

WALKER COUNTY, TexasOct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patten Companies, a national leader in real estate development and property acquisition, is pleased to announce the tremendous success in north Houston'smost desirable acreage community, Texas Grand Ranch. 

Texas Grand Ranch, north Houston's newest acreage community, held its ribbon cutting on Saturday, 3 months after the land sales at its 2-to-5 acre homesites began in July because the entire inventory of properties sold out.  This time was no different. The event began with the expectation of hitting its 200th sale, and the company exceeded their expectation.

"It's an incredible opportunity," said Gary Sumner, managing partner at Patten Companies. "Fortunately, I have fantastic people that work with me, many of whom are here on-site, while others are working out of our main office in Naples, Fla., but wherever we are, we all work together seven days a week and we've been in business for more than 50 years, have 600 communities in 35 states, but I don't know if any of us can remember one that is as good as this one." 

Sumner added when he and Renee Howes found this property a year ago, they knew it was exactly what the north Houston area needed. As The Woodlands continues to expand and development pushes further north, getting in now and owning a piece of land in this fast selling community at these prices is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

And the guests on Saturday knew it, too. Families explored the rolling, wooded terrain, trying to choose the best property for their needs. But decisions needed to be made quickly because property was being called off the inventory list as fast as buyers selected it as their own.

"We bought property here a couple months ago and brought some friends out to see it today," said Texas Grand Ranch property owner, Omar Moncada. "Every single property we are seeing, is sold. We go to another one, it's sold, go to next one, sold. So, we haven't found any property for my friends yet, but they want to buy!"

What's pulling the community out in droves, ready to stake their claim on a stunning piece of property, is its proximity to recreation and not rooftops. Texas Grand Ranch borders the Sam Houston National Forest, which offers ample recreational opportunities and shelter from any undesired noise and traffic. The development also sits near the north side of Lake Conroe, creating an opportunity for landowners for boating, fishing and camping.

Patten Companies, a leader in premium residential property development, has been offering this sought after lifestyle at pre-development pricing, with homesites starting as low as $59,900. Families are able to choose their own builder and design their own home at their own pace. "Sensible deed restrictions will protect the future value of the community," Sumner said.

Texas Grand Ranch is just north of Houston off 1-45, central water and electric are provided and roads are being paved, and will be maintained by the county.

For more information about available home sites at Texas Grand Ranch and to schedule a tour, please call 888-473-5175 or email Or for directions, visit