Highland Homes builds in NorthGrove community

Highland Homes is proud to be a part of the builder line up in the community of NorthGrove.

In proximity to The Woodlands, NorthGrove is located near major employers and transportation corridors and is zoned to the Magnolia ISD. With more than 200 acres of green space, towering cedars, pines and cypress trees, the residents live among the natural beauty of the Montgomery County area. This community features a spacious clubhouse with resort-style amenities including a pool, fitness center, children’s play area, dog park, on-site lifestyle director and full calendar or resident events.

Highland Homes has homes starting from the $270,000s and currently has five move-in ready homes that will be ready for the holidays with three, four and five bedroom options. Buyers can also build their own home with 14 home plans and 10 available homesites (including cul-de-sac lots). Buyers can schedule an appointment to tour the inventory homes or visit the model home at 8113 Triumph Bend Way in Magnolia.

Founded in 1985, Highland Homes is an employee-owned company that builds approximately 2,800 homes annually throughout Texas and is consistently ranked among the top new homebuilders in the nation. This year, Highland Homes was recognized by the Houston Chronicle readers as the Best of the Best Home Builder and is frequently listed among top builders by J.D. Power and Associates. Highland has been recognized for its energy-efficient building measures, earning an Excellence in Energy Performance Award for building 28 percent above minimum Energy Star specifications.

For more information, call Tony Norris at 281-517-9874, email [email protected] or visit online at www.Highlandhomes. com.

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Chuck’s Restaurant in Des Moines’ Highland Park to get historic remodel


The hardware store that’s been a mainstay of Des Moines’ north side for nearly 90 years is closing its doors.

Des Moines Register

One of Des Moines’ oldest restaurants will undergo a historic renovation as the neighborhood around it experiences a renaissance of sorts. 

About $1.4 million will be invested in the 125-year-old building that’s home to Chuck’s Restaurant, 3610 Sixth Ave., to fix a falling roof and exterior wall, upgrade mechanical systems, improve the façade and renovate five upstairs apartments that have been vacant for several years. 

The project is a partnership between the restaurant’s owner, Emily Jones; Neighborhood Development Corp.; and Invest DSM, a nonprofit designed to make investments in four target neighborhoods to improve housing stock, increase amenities and attract new businesses.

The renovation is one of several high-profile changes in the historic Highland Park and Oak Park neighborhoods, where Invest DSM has spent nearly $750,000 on upgrades and special projects in the past year.

The Sixth Avenue business district in Highland Park has been a major focus, including a complete overhaul of the beloved Highland Park Bakery; the planned Slow Down Coffee Co. in the space formerly occupied by Hiland Park Hardware, which closed last fall; the opening of a modern-day general store called Des Moines Mercantile; and façade improvements at Ichi Bike, whose owner has opened an office in the neighborhood. 

“It’s been really exciting to see the momentum,” said Amber Lynch, executive director of Invest DSM. “The business owners in this area think this is a place that is worthy of their investment, and they want to stay there and grow their businesses there.”

Neighborhood Development Corp., which has partnered in all the latest projects, will purchase the building that houses Chuck’s. It will be responsible for leasing the apartments, which have been

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