Countryplace and The Lakes at Countryplace are two communities which share one single Golf Course. US Homes developed both communities starting in 1983 and completing around 2003 (after being bought out by Lennar) Countryplace is an Age-Restricted community (55+) while The Lakes at Countryplace is not age restricted and have larger homes built on larger lots. It is not unusual to find that families with school age children (or younger) will purchase a home in The Lakes and then the grandparents will move into Countryplace (or vice-versa)
I have had the pleasure of living in both communities, having built a home in The Lakes in 2000 and then moving to Countryplace once I was old enough to "sit at the adult table". I have greatly enjoyed living in both communities.
Houses were built in two phases in this place: East Side was built in phase II which started much later. The phase II ended in 2000. The last house built by US Home, the developer, finished in 2000 which was few months after my house. There was one customer-built house in the mid. 2000.
I have a modern designed house in a well established senior community. It is a country living with big city convenience. Most important, it is only 12 miles to Houston Medical Center, one of the best in the US, if not the world.
Country Place is a great community and it's easy on the budget too. It fits our needs perfectly and we got a beautiful home for a great price that didn't even need any updates. We wanted to stay within a smart budget so we wouldn't have to worry about paying the mortgage anymore!
My husband and I have had been renting a house in Bellaire since summer 2012, in order to be close to U of H and to our church (Galleria area), and recently started our search for a home purchase. We wanted to stay close to UH and church, but cannot afford to buy in the Bellaire or Med Center area. During a visit to Country Place with an acquaintance who was scouting it out for her out-of-state 55+ friend, I was reintroduced to Country Place (on a daytrip 15 or so years ago, my husband and I stopped by to investigate this "new" 55+ community). Anyway, we now have contract on a home we previewed last Saturday, my husband turned 55 on July 2nd and, if all goes smoothly, we will be residents of Country Place on or before July 31st! The amenties of Pearland are great and only 5 mins down the road. Hwy 288 is 2.5 mins from our driveway. U of H is a 20 min drive, and our church is a little over 20 mins. Country Place has a gym, a billiard room, a clubhouse for large social events, bingo, etc - even an actual stage for their very own theatre productions, a beautiful sparkling pool, an immaculately maintined golf course, and a strong HOA!! We are truly looking forward to the Country Place experience!