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Goodnight development gets first residents, shows off affordable homes

Southeast Austin planned community moves toward Phase 1 completion

New, two-story stone house with other houses under construction in the distance
5920 Baythorne in Goodnight community
Austin Goodnight development homes for sale

Goodnight, a 700-acre planned community in Southeast Austin, has completed some of its Phase 1 homes and will welcome its first residents this weekend.

The currently completed homes are by Centerra Homes and M/I Homes, and builders plan to keep asking prices for the development’s Phase 1 “well under $300,000,” according to a spokesman for the group.

The Centerra homes are one- and two-story houses measuring 1,551 to 2,242 square feet and are priced from $239,990 to $279,990. They have three to four bedrooms and two and a half to three bathrooms and feature energy-efficient construction with green materials.

The one- and two-stor M/I homes measure 1,768 to 2,788 square feet and are priced at $260,000. They have three to four bedrooms and two and three bathrooms and feature 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, and large upper kitchen cabinets.

Goodnight will extend along Slaughter Lane on the east side of I-35 next to Onion Creek Metropolitan Park.

Phase 1 of the project will include 104 single-family homes, nine duplexes, and a 90-unit townhome complex from AVI Homes. Work is also being done on the first 35 acres of community trails and green space.

Envisioned as a neighborhood of "dense streets, neighborhood parks, and well-proportioned homes," according to the developer, Goodnight hopes to "embody a New Urbanist approach to residential development while incorporating the design and functionality of classic Austin neighborhoods."

When completed, Goodnight will include 120 acres of public open space that will connect to Onion Creek Metro Park. The community will also be home to a new AISD high school, according to local NBC affiliate KXAN, though there’s no word yet on the school’s projected building and opening dates.

Goodnight will celebrate with a Festival of Good & Grand Opening, which it hopes will become an annual citywide event, on Saturday, April 22.

Goodnight development master plan
Goodnight development master plan
Rendering courtesy Lookthinkmake

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