KB Home is setting up a new community northeast of Houston after acquiring nearly 100 acres for its Lakewood Pines development.

Located in Atascocita, land development on Lakewood Pines is expected to begin in late 2013 with plans for 300 home-sites with model home construction expected in mid-2014.

The homebuilder also has plans for future development of more than 250 additional acres and up to 700 () adjacent to Lakewood Pines. 

This latest acquisition represents the 20th in the area over the past year, totaling 1,000 acres for KB Home (KBH). 

"We are quite excited to begin development on this prime piece of property, and add to our collection of homes available for buyers in the Humble/Atascocita area," said Jim Harrison, president of KB Home's Houston division.

He added, "Our vision for Lakewood Pines is one of an exclusive and elegant yet friendly neighborhood, enhanced by the tremendous appeal of Lake Houston and its surrounding natural beauty that also offers its residents easy access to employment centers, the airport and local shopping and entertainment." 

All KB homes at Lakewood Pines will be Built to Order, allowing buyers to customize their new home just the way they want it — from homesite selection to floor plan, fixtures and finishes. 

The homes will also be ENERGY STAR certified and include WaterSense labeled faucets and fixtures, providing homeowners peace of mind that their homes will be among the most energy — and water — efficient on the market and designed to save money on monthly utility bills compared to typical new or resale homes.