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Esperanza Wins Best Overall Community! 


Article by Kelly Rarick

Photography by Jason Risner


Texas developer, The Lookout Group, receives highly acclaimed industry recognition and continued growth at artful master-planned community in Boerne, Esperanza.

The Lookout Group, a real estate development firm specializing in Master-Planned Residential Communities and Mixed-Use Commercial Projects, was recognized as a finalist and winner of multiple coveted industry accolades for their artful residential community in Boerne, Esperanza.

The Texas Association of Builders Star Awards are the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry and focus on recognizing residential real estate groups and professionals across more than 110 categories. At this year’s formal ceremony on July 14, 2023, Esperanza and The Lookout Group took home the highly acclaimed grand prize of “Best Overall Community” in the 300-acres to 599-acres category. This is Esperanza’s second time winning this highly competitive category in the past three years on the statewide level. Over 600 project and nomination entries were submitted to the TAB Star Awards by 103 companies from 60 cities across Texas. View the full list of TAB Star Award winners here.

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On the heels of this recent recognition, Esperanza is experiencing a record-breaking year in sales. Home buyers are flocking from larger Texas cities and other states to take in the wide-open spaces of the Hill Country. Esperanza is the first and only true master-planned community in Boerne and offers residents the perfect blend of small-town charm with easy access to big city conveniences. Seven hand-selected builders currently offer homes ranging from the $400s to $1 Million+ and are perfectly positioned for young families, empty nesters, and retirees alike. 

Due to the high demand, Esperanza will be releasing two new phases of homesites later this year. Fondly known as the village of Quintana, a limited number of exquisite homesites will be released in partnership with Perry Homes offering homebuyers a prime location with convenient access to The Club, Herff Elementary, and other resort-style amenities. Quintana is also the first village positioned along Splendido and Galisteo, which will soon connect to Highway 46 offering a second and third entrance to Esperanza. Buyers interested in being among the first to secure a home in Quintana are encouraged to visit the Perry Homes Model in Esperanza’s neighboring village, Bravada. Walk-ins welcome daily. 

Regency at Esperanza, an exclusive collection of homes designed specifically for adults 55+, will also be releasing a new phase of homesites this year. Having nearly sold out the inaugural phase in less than a year, Regency features single-level homes by award-winning builder, Toll Brothers. Regency recently celebrated the groundbreaking of The Hacienda, a private clubhouse expected to open in 2024 offering the active adult residents an exclusive pool, fitness center, pickleball and bocce ball courts, and recreational space for socializing. Buyers interested in learning more about the three collections available in Regency at Esperanza are invited to visit the newly completed Sales Gallery and three models – open daily.

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Esperanza – Spanish for “hope” – is Boerne’s first true master-planned community stretching across more than 1,700 acres. An artisan-inspired community, Esperanza was designed to embrace the culture and character of the Hill Country and proudly pays homage to the area’s German heritage. With an eye to delivering a surprise around every corner, Esperanza boasts a sprawling 11-acre residents’ center featuring a resort pool, lazy river, kids pool with splash pad, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Resident amenities also include the one-of-a-kind Roca Loca Lawn and Roca Loca Beach volleyball facility, 4-acre Rover Oaks Bark Parque, walkable Boerne ISD elementary school, plus over 350 acres of open space, parks, and hike and bike trails. Esperanza also has a full-time Lifestyle Coordinator responsible for planning year-round activities and events for residents. Homebuyers looking for a master-planned community that will grow with them can find hill country-inspired homes by hand-selected builders from the $400s to $1M+.


The Lookout Group is a real estate development firm specializing in Master-Planned Residential Communities and Mixed-Use Commercial Projects throughout Central Texas. Headquartered in Leander, Texas, The Lookout Group approaches each project with an artful eye to create something distinctively different. Current projects include Esperanza and George’s Ranch in Boerne, and ClearWater Ranch in Liberty Hill. Other portfolio projects include the award-winning master-planned community Crystal Falls, as well as Crystal Falls Professional Center, Civic Center Crossroads, and Sundance Square Commercial.

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