Home Construction Gets Underway in Whisper Valley
Home construction is officially underway in Whisper Rising, Phase I of Whisper Valley. The $2 billion master-planned development will be the largest zero-energy capable housing community in the nation.
Whisper Rising features Austin home builders Avi Homes and Pacesetter Homes. Combined, they have about 25 homes now under construction ranging in size from 1,200 to 3,100 square feet. The builders are currently taking reservations from homebuyers for the first phase of 237 homes. Homes will be ready for occupancy this Spring.
Whisper Valley is a 2,062-acre mixed-use, master-planned community consisting of over 700 acres of parks and open space, clustered villages that will ultimately include 4,500 single family homes and approximately 3,000 multi-family homes, village style retail and neighborhood services, restaurants and commercial.
Zero-Energy Capable Living
Whisper Valley will also offer a new, sustainable lifestyle that is unique for Austin.
Each neighborhood is planned with a first-of- its- kind thermal energy supply system providing geothermal heating and cooling that will save up to 65% on typical monthly energy usage. Solar PV using solar roof panels or solar fields will then generate enough energy to empower homeowners to achieve zero-energy capable homes using good energy behavior. Other elements of this innovative EcoSmart program include Google Nest smart home technology and high performance Bosch home appliances
Community amenities include a 5,000-square-foot activity center with a heated resort-style pool, creative play areas, a fitness center with locker rooms, a multi-purpose event and activity room, a Bosch Commercial Show Kitchen and a Discovery Center. In addition, the 600-acre Whisper Valley Park will offer miles of hiking and biking trails as well as community gardens and a planned organic farming program.
As the first large-scale Google Fiber master-planned community in the world, Whisper Valley will have 1GB Internet providing residents with super-fast Internet and unlimited capacity.
The new community has planned for two school sites, a transportation hub and a fire station.
An Austin Commuter’s Dream
Whisper Valley is strategically located just east of SH-130 at FM 973 and Braker Lane within Austin’s Desired Development Zone, 20 minutes from downtown Austin, 10-20 minutes from Google, Dell and Samsung corporate campuses, and 10 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
For more information about Whisper Valley, visit WhisperValleyAustin.com.