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Seguin Gazette: NEW AREA NEIGHBORS Hiddenbrooke subdivision expected to bring about 500 more homes to Seguin

Valerie Bustamante - Seguin Gazette

The chilly temperatures Thursday morning didn’t stop city officials from officially welcoming one of the several residential communities coming to Seguin

With gold shovels in hand, the city of Seguin, Seguin Economic Development Corporation and Century Communities did the official turn of dirt for the Hiddenbrooke subdivision near State Highway 46 and Interstate 10.

“We’ll have some better days coming up because good things are happening. Good things like this are coming in,” Seguin Mayor Don Keil said. “We have the Century folks here that are building new homes in our area and we thank you for doing that. We know there is a risk in investing in anything, but there’s also a reward. We are growing and we’re growing fast. This is another step in making that growth happen.”

Hiddenbrooke is estimated to have about 500 homes in total in the Seguin ISD limits with already 140 homes on the ground as part of phase one of construction. The homes are expected to cost between $160,000 to $200,000 — targeting entry-level and first time home buyers, said Justin Cox, VP of land for Century Communities.

“As the mayor said the city is poised for extreme growth. We’re excited to be on the front end. We’re excited to get this community open,” Cox said. “We’ll be opening up for sale in the next couple of weeks and then we expect to move very quickly.”

Hiddenbrooke’s model home is about two weeks from being completed, while there are already 12 inventory homes or quick move-in homes built.

The community is expected to have an additional 360 homes built as time moves forward as well as playscapes, pocket parks, multi-use sports fields, barbecue grills, picnic tables and walking trails.

“There’s a lot to be excited about. We want to create that culture for future homeowners here,” Cox said.

Century Communities was attracted to the development’s location because of the area’s overall booming growth, Cox said.

“There’s a lot of growth coming up I-10 and out of East New Braunfels. We feel like with this location that this is right on that path for growth,” he said. “We can’t get open fast enough.”

Other residential developments Century Communities has in the nearby area include Solms Preserve in New Braunfels and Millican Grove near I-10 and Loop 1604.

Seguin Economic Development Corporation executive director Josh Schneuker said the new development will bring new opportunities for Seguin.

“I want to thank Century Communities. You’re making our job a lot easier and really marketing the city of Seguin for new investments in terms of bringing primary jobs to our community and also bringing more retail and commercial opportunities,” he said during the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Seguin area currently has about 7,500 residential lots under construction or under review for development in the Seguin and Navarro school districts, Schneuker said.

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