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Tri Pointe Homes And M/I Homes to Build 586 New Homes in Heritage, a New West Austin Metro Community

The homebuilders’ community, Heritage, in Dripping Springs to offer a variety of design choices surrounded by highly desired amenities and natural charm

AUSTIN (March 22, 2022) – Tri Pointe Homes®, a recognized homebuilder serving the Texas market for 50 years under the brand name Trendmaker Homes®, and M/I Homes, a leading national homebuilder for 45 years, have begun construction at Heritage, a 188-acre community located 25 miles west of Austin in the heart of Dripping Springs. Tri Pointe will build 293 single-family homes across three collections, including the debut of a brand-new collection. M/I Homes will build a total of 293 single-family homes across three different series, including the launch of a new series. Heritage is a joint-venture development between Tri Pointe Homes and M/I Homes that will deliver a total of 586 homes starting in late 2022. 

“We’re excited to be kicking off construction at Heritage in the Dripping Springs market, where we’ll provide homebuyers with beautiful craftsman and modern Hill Country home designs with an abundance of outdoors appeal,” said Tri Pointe Homes Austin’s Division President Bryan Havel. “Our desire is to create a community that preserves the integrity and charm that Dripping Springs offers while delivering homebuyers leading-edge design, personalization and enduring craftsmanship.” 

Tri Pointe Homes will build residences ranging from approximately 1,600 to 3,100 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2 to 3 bathrooms and 2- to 3-bay garages. The Park Collection features open concept designs on 50’ homesites, while the Terrace Collection features spacious living and gourmet kitchen options on 40’ homesites. The all-new third collection is currently being designed and will debut at the community opening. As part of its LivingSmart® program committed to healthy and environmentally responsible building practices, all of Tri Pointe’s homes at Heritage will be designed and independently certified to exceed local energy codes, including Energy Star® certified. 

Offering a variety of new and existing popular architectural styles that complement the feel of Hill Country living, M/I Homes’ one and two-story residences will range from approximately 1,300 to 3,500 square feet. All Energy Star® certified as well, each home series will offer unique, open floor plans with plentiful structural offerings that allow each homeowner to customize layout, bedroom counts, game room additions and more. 

With more modern design throughout, the Capital Series comprises seven floor plans – four single-story and three two-story plans – and offers 2 to 3 bedrooms with select floor plans having the option for a fourth bedroom. The Signature Series is comprised of 14 floor plans which offer 3 to 5 bedrooms and game rooms in all the two-story home plans. Additionally, all of the Signature Series floor plans come with several structural options to truly customize your home. The third series is being designed and will make its debut at the community opening as well. 

“Having enjoyed a respected presence in Dripping Springs for over six years, we are excited to expand on that with an even more extensive offering of floor plans and price ranges, which will allow a larger audience of homeowners to have a delightful M/I Homes buying and ownership experience,” said M/I Homes’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kreg Conner. “The Heritage location is a really appealing choice for families given the superior schools, quick access to central Austin and all of the capital city’s amenities and attractions as well as the special quality of life they will enjoy in a fast-growing submarket with a small-town feel.”

Upon completion, Heritage plans to feature a large array of community amenities including a community center, several pocket parks, and walking trails throughout. The community is situated in an ideal location in the heart of town surrounded by the historic district. Residents will be able to take a trail from Heritage to downtown Dripping Springs where there is plentiful shopping, dining, wine tasting rooms and breweries. The community is also located directly across Highway 12 from Founders Memorial Park, to the east of the large Sportsplex park, and within two minutes to schools that are within the highly sought-after Dripping Springs Independent School District. 

Heritage will be perfect for those who want to be near great schools and the beautiful open spaces of Texas’ Hill Country,” said Havel. “With the community’s many unique home offerings and abundant amenities, a broad range of buyers will be able to enjoy a truly enhanced lifestyle at Heritage.”  

Sales at both Tri Pointe’s new home collections and M/I’s new home series are anticipated to start in Fall 2022. For more information, please visit and[%E2%80%A6]tactus&utm_content=text&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=heritagepressrelease&utm_term=consumer


Tri Pointe Homes, Inc. is a publicly traded company and a recognized leader in customer experience, innovative design, and environmentally responsible business practices. The company builds premium homes and communities in 10 states, with deep ties to the communities it serves—some for as long as a century. Tri Pointe Homes combines the financial resources, technology platforms and proven leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, longstanding community connections and agility of empowered local teams. Tri Pointe has won multiple Builder of the Year awards, most recently in 2019, and made Fortune magazine’s 2017 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list. Tri Pointe Homes also became a Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM company in 2021. Building upon the legacy that was established 50 years ago under the name Trendmaker® Homes, Tri Pointe Homes is a recognized leader in the Austin real estate sector. For more information, please visit

M/I Homes, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading builders of single-family homes, having sold over 130,000 homes. The Company’s homes are marketed and sold primarily under the trade names M/I Homes and Showcase Collection (exclusively by M/I Homes).  The Company has homebuilding operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Detroit, Michigan; Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando, Florida; Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee. To learn more about the M/I Homes communities in Austin, visit

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