May 12th, 2021

Orchard Ridge in Liberty Hill Welcomes Ashton Woods as Newest Builder in Award-Winning Masterplan

One of the Nation’s Largest Private Homebuilders Will Offer an Array of Floorplans and Modern Designs at Popular Texas Hill Country Community

Orchard Ridge®, the award-winning masterplan developed by Freehold Communities® in Liberty Hill, Texas, today announced that Ashton Woods is the newest builder in the popular Texas Hill Country community.

Ashton Woods, one of the nation’s largest private homebuilders, will offer seven new home plans and elevations ranging from 1,525 to 2,382 square feet that feature modern farmhouse designs, an abundance of natural light, spacious owner’s suite and flexible spaces for studying or working from home. Ashton Woods will soon release its first phase of homesites.

“We could not imagine a better community to launch our latest home plan series, with an array of thoughtful designs, than in Orchard Ridge,” said Lindsay Motley, Ashton Woods Division President, Austin. “Our homes are designed so our homeowners are inspired by everyday living, and this community matches that on every level.”

With 248 acres, Orchard Ridge is an amenity-rich community that emphasizes healthy, abundant living. Orchard Ridge residents benefit from being part of the Leander Independent School District, which continues to be one of the top-ranking and fastest-growing school districts in Texas, with award-winning athletic and fine arts programs. Ashton Woods is the final builder in the current phase at Orchard Ridge, joining CastleRock Communities, Dream Finders Homes, GFO Home, Lennar and Pacesetter Homes, who are all actively selling.

The final phase of Orchard Ridge is currently under construction and is planned to open this summer with homesites for Dream Finders Homes, GFO Home and Pacesetter Homes.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ashton Woods, a highly respected national builder, to Orchard Ridge this summer,” said Matt. D. Matthews, Freehold Communities Texas Division President. “Our community offers unique design across every level including the expansive amenities and award-winning landscape architecture, to the modern-farmhouse home designs. The designs and floorplans to be offered by Ashton Woods will complement the vision of the community.”

About Orchard Ridge

East of Liberty Hill, Texas, a stately grove of classic oaks stands at the center of Orchard Ridge, the new masterplanned community in Texas Hill Country, with new homes that create a sense of place. Orchard Ridge gradually slopes into an expansive basin of seasonal creeks and ponds—creating the perfect environment to cultivate a thriving new community based on a fresh new style, celebration of heritage and abundant activities. It’s the perfect location for the nature enthusiast whether it’s camping, hiking or swimming in the rivers. Orchard Ridge offers an expansive collection of amenities and scenic expanses inspired by the past—with an eye toward the future. Steeped in the basic principles that define “Vital Communities®,” Orchard Ridge embraces healthy living, connectivity, stewardship and a strong foundation for home and family.

Community Garden at Orchard Ridge

About Freehold Communities

Freehold Communities, headquartered in Boston, MA, is currently developing approximately 15,000 residential units within mixed-use and master-planned communities in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, and Virginia. Freehold creates Vital Communities that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. As it evaluates opportunities, the company focuses on the right planning, the right properties and the right partners. Beginning with comprehensive research to gain insight into the unique needs, trends and preferences in the local market, Freehold carefully considers each property to determine how to best maintain its beauty and character to create a Vital Community by partnering with quality, creative builders who share Freehold’s philosophy of offering niche solutions and unique, timeless designs.