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Affordable New One and Two-Story Homes in Houston

Houston checks all the boxes, whether you're a family looking to plant roots or a young professional couple chasing opportunity. The metro area has a booming job market with career opportunities in numerous industries. Residents can experience various cultures, a thriving nightlife, a growing professional sports scene and endless entertainment options.

Given that Houston has so much to offer new residents, it's no wonder you may consider it a place to call home. However, the area's popularity is increasing the demand for housing, leaving home buyers like you wondering where you can find the best affordable homes in Houston.

The good news is that, despite Houston's median sales price of $362,000 as of mid-2024, there are still plenty of opportunities to secure high-quality, affordable homes in the area.

As a leading national home builder with Houston area headquarters, we have various affordable properties locally. As always, LGI Homes stands ready to help you achieve your homeownership dreams in Houston. Below is a selection of some of the best places to find your Houston dream home within budget.

Every home we sell offers superior quality, a chef-ready kitchen, designer upgrades throughout and integrated technology at no extra cost to you.

Affordable Two-Story Single-Family Homes in Houston

There are many options if you're looking for a spacious, two-story, affordable home in Houston. Among the numerous new home communities in the area, Park Vista at El Tesoro and Wayside Village stand out for their combination of style and community amenities. With monthly payments starting from around $1,300 at the time of writing, they won't break the bank either.

Below are fantastic floor plans for couples and families seeking affordable two-story homes in Houston.


Park Vista at El Tesoro – Mesquite

Layout: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 1,881 Square Feet
Price: Starting at $285,900

Features: The Mesquite floor plan is efficiently designed and includes a spacious family room with an open kitchen and roomy dining area. The second floor provides space for relaxation, with a luxurious master suite with a private bath, vanity area and two large walk-in closets.

Community Amenities: Park Vista at El Tesoro residents enjoy access to various amenities, including a children's playground, BBQ pits and lush green spaces. The community's proximity to major highways provides easy access to downtown Houston, local dining, shopping and the Houston Museum District.

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Wayside Village – Osage

Layout: 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 2,316 Square Feet
Price: Starting at $309,900

Features: The Osage floor plan is perfect for those who love togetherness while cherishing personal space. Entertain friends downstairs with a spacious kitchen that links to the dining space and the family room. Upstairs, an open game room plus four generously sized bedrooms offer a solo sanctuary for every family member. A dedicated pantry and laundry room provide extra space and practicality.

Community Amenities: Wayside Village provides residents with many recreational facilities, including a playground, walking trails and picnic areas. The community's strategic location near I-69 and I-610 ensures you're only a short drive away from Houston's top attractions like the Houston Zoo and Minute Maid Park.

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Both communities offer two-story homes with LGI Homes' CompleteHome™ package, which includes high-end finishes such as granite countertops, energy-efficient appliances and designer wood cabinetry – all at no additional cost.

Affordable Single-Story Homes in Houston

If single-story living is more your style, then, once again, there are tons of options for prospective homebuyers in Houston. Single-story new homes in communities like Sweetwater Ridge and Pinewood Trails offer an appealing blend of accessibility and modern living at prices starting around $1,000/month at the time of writing.

Here are our top picks for affordable single-story homes in Houston.


Sweetwater Ridge – Jasper

Layout: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 1,793 Square Feet
Price: Starting at $267,900

Features: The Jasper floor plan at Sweetwater Ridge marries spaciousness with functionality by combining the family room with the dining area and kitchen. The large windows allow plenty of natural light, and the master suite is the perfect getaway designed with a generous walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. The outdoor patio allows alfresco dining and entertaining evenings with friends and families.

Community Benefits: Sweetwater Ridge is chock-full of amenities, featuring a dog park, splash pad, children's playgrounds, a fully stocked fishing lake and walking trails. Meanwhile, Lake Conroe and nearby local parks enhance outdoor recreational opportunities, making it ideal for family outings and leisure activities. The community is in the highly regarded Conroe ISD school system.

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Pinewood Trails – Maple

Layout: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, 1,570 Square Feet
Price: Starting at $253,900

Features: The Maple home features an open-concept area that blends the kitchen and main living space. There's a cozy dining room that branches off the kitchen and provides the perfect space for catching up with the family over dinner. The rest of the home features cleverly designed bedrooms that maximize space and a well-appointed master suite. To the rear is a covered patio, which makes for an excellent outdoor entertaining space.

Community Benefits: Residents of Pinewood Trails enjoy a tranquil setting surrounded by nature, with amenities such as a children's playground, a splash pad, BBQ pits, walking trails and shaded picnic areas. The community is also conveniently located near shopping, dining and entertainment centers; excellent schools are just a short drive away.

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Both the Jasper and Maple homes are equipped with LGI Homes' CompleteHome™ package, which includes high-end finishes such as designer wood cabinetry, recessed LED lighting, Whirlpool® appliances, and double-pane Low-E vinyl windows.


Affordable Homes in Houston with Builder-Paid Closing Costs

Of course, the sales price is only part of the equation when sourcing an affordable new construction home in Houston. You'll have to factor in other fees, including closing costs. However, we understand the additional financial burden these costs can represent; at select communities, we offer builder-paid closing costs to help you get off to the best possible start in your new home.

This financial incentive is available in Sweetwater Ridge, Pinewood Trails, and the upcoming Canterra Creek in Houston. Below are some of the best-value floor plans for you and your family in these communities.

Featured Homes and Floor Plans with Builder-Paid Closing Costs in Houston

Sweetwater Ridge – Atticus

Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2-car garage, CompleteHome™ package

Pricing: Starting under $1,000/month at the time of writing, with builder-paid closing costs

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Pinewood Trails – Aberdeen

Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2-car garage, CompleteHome™ package

Pricing: Starting at $1,009/month at the time of writing, with builder-paid closing costs

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Upcoming Community: Canterra Creek

While what will be LGI Homes' newest community in Houston is still under development, new construction homes will shortly be available, with selected floor plans including builder-paid closing costs. Here are some of the highlights of this upcoming community:


  • All homes include upgrades at no additional cost.
  • Builder-paid closing costs help you save right from the start.
  • Smart home technology enhances both security and convenience.
  • No down payment is required, with zero down options available.
  • Family-oriented amenities include a lazy river, pool, splash pad, recreation center and exercise facility.
  • Located within the Alvin Independent School District, ensuring access to quality education.
  • All new homes are move-in-ready


Discover Affordable Living in Houston with LGI Homes

Even though Houston housing is in high demand, there are still plenty of options for homebuyers who prioritize superior quality and affordability. From spacious two-story homes ideal for growing families to single-story homes that offer ease and accessibility, LGI Homes has the perfect home for you.

When you add additional financial incentives such as builder-paid closing costs and upgraded finishes and appliances included as standard, there's never been a better time to get the best possible start on your homeownership journey.

So, if you're looking for the perfect blend of quality and affordability, browse our gorgeous new construction homes for sale in Houston today and book your place on a tour.