Trendmaker Homes Breaks Ground in Bryson Neighborhood in Northwest Austin Metro

 LEANDER, Texas (October 7, 2020) Trendmaker Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), announced today the groundbreaking of a new residential neighborhood at Bryson, a 530-acre master-planned community located in the northwest Austin metro. Trendmaker will build a total of 60 single-family homes on 60’ x 90’ lots in a new neighborhood called Sweetwood, which is conveniently located across from the amenity center and planned elementary school, with none of the sites backing up to another home.

“Austin is projected to become the 10th most populous city in America next year1 and its northern suburbs are showing an even greater rate of growth,” said Bryan Havel, president at Trendmaker Homes Austin. “Bryson is primely positioned on that path of expansion, while also differentiating itself with high-quality amenities and a unique combination of stimulating community connections with laid-back Hill Country charm. We are thrilled to be delivering new product to a top-six homebuilding market.”2

Catering to young families, active adults and first-time move-up buyers, the new collection of Trendmaker homes at Bryson will offer five open-concept floor plans to choose from including walk-in showers in the primary suites and generously sized covered patios. Ranging in size from 1,800 square feet to 2,600 square feet, the new homes are anticipated to start from the high $200,000s.

Called The Backyard, Bryson’s amenity center includes a large resort-style pool, a covered pavilion, an innovative ‘playscape,’ a large stone fire pit overlooking a fishing pond, river splash pad and event lawn. When completed, the Johnson Development master-planned community will feature over 1,500 homes; Trendmaker will be the only builder in the Sweetwood section.

Located just off Hwy. 183-A, Bryson offers easy access to Leander ISD schools including the planned elementary school. Residents are close to plentiful retail, dining, entertainment, work and fitness options including The Parke, 1890 Ranch, Round Rock Premium Outlets and Lakeline Mall, as well as the new mixed-use development of Northline. Leander’s Capital MetroRail station is less than two miles away, and downtown Austin is approximately 30 minutes away.

“Trendmaker Homes brings a stellar reputation and fresh new home designs to the ‘Master-Planned Community of the Year,’3 further elevating our outstanding roster of homebuilders,” said Bryson Vice President Tommy Tucker. “Trendmaker’s unique product offerings and premium location within Bryson have positioned the builder to generate a lot of interest across multiple buyer segments.”

Bryson is a development of Johnson Development, a leading real estate development company launched in 1975. With projects throughout Texas and one in Atlanta, Johnson Development boasts more top-selling master-planned communities than any other developer in the nation. Johnson Development acquired Bryson in 2019 and since then, Bryson has been awarded several “best of” awards, including “Best Overall Community 300 to 599 Acres” in the Texas Association of Builder’s 2020 Texas Star Awards, “Master-Planned Community of the Year” in the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin’s 2020 MAX Awards and “Master-Planned Community of the Year” in Austin Business Journal’s 2020 Residential Real Estate Awards.

As part of the LivingSmart® program, Trendmaker’s homes at Bryson will not only be designed and independently certified to exceed local energy codes but will also be enhanced with money-saving, energy-efficient features throughout. Each home will also include features from TRI Pointe Homes’ HomeSmart® program that provides the comfort, security and Wi-Fi connectivity residents need to control many of their home features.

Sales at Bryson are expected to begin when the model home opens in early 2021. The homebuilder recently closed on 152 lots at Bar W Ranch, a 500-acre+ master-planned community also located in Leander. To stay up to date about Trendmaker Homes at Bryson, please visit

About Trendmaker® Homes Austin

Trendmaker Homes Austin designs, builds and sells high-quality single-family homes in Austin, a top10 national real estate market. Generations of Texans have relied on Trendmaker Homes for stylish design, exceptional quality, outstanding communities and industry-leading innovation. For more than 40 years, the Trendmaker team has built homes, neighborhoods and homebuyer relationships that reflect the highest standards of homebuilding and customer service. Trendmaker Homes Austin is a member of TRI Pointe Group® (NYSE: TPH), a family of premium regional homebuilders. TRI Pointe Group is one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. and was recognized as 2019 Builder of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine and 2015 Builder of the Year by Builder magazine. For more information about Trendmaker Homes Austin, please visit

1 SourceImagine Austin

2 SourceEmerging Trends in Real Estate 2020

3 Source: Austin Business Journal

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