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Not only is Shadow Creek Ranch close to Houston area employment centers, with 564 acres planned for commercial, business and retail use, it is expected that over 5,000 jobs will be created within the community


Shadow Creek Ranch Development Company, LP. Principals: Gary Cook, Carlo Ferreira


Shadow Creek Ranch - Next generation master plan community just south of downtown Houston in the City of Pearland, Texas

  • Approximately 3,500 acres
  • A master planned community approved for up to 12,723 Residential Units including single-family, multi-family and senior housing units.
  • Price range of homes - $260s to $1 million
  • 300-acres of linked lake system
  • 700-acres of open space including parks
  • 22-mile network of hike-and-bike trails and pedestrian greenbelts
  • Recreational facilities
  • Retail shopping center
  • Commercial and business facilities
  • Six school sites on 115 acres
  • Alvin ISD & Fort Bend ISD
  • City of Pearland sites designated for Police Station, Fire Station & Library
  • Hospital
  • Day Care
  • Churches

The main entrance is located at Shadow Creek Parkway on U.S. Highway 288 (Nolan Ryan Expressway) 15 minutes southeast of Houston's central business district in Pearland, Texas. Shadow Creek Ranch is conveniently located for easy access to downtown, the medical center, Hobby Airport, Greenway Plaza and the Galleria.

  • October 2001 - Breaking ground on first phase of model homes
  • Spring 2002 - Models completed
  • Summer 2005 - Over 1,500 families call Shadow Creek Ranch home
  • March 2007 - Over 3,000 families call Shadow Creek Ranch home
  • January 2009- Over 4,000 families call Shadow Creek Ranch home
  • April 2014 - Over 5,500 families call Shadow Creek Ranch home

To meet the overwhelming demand for a residential community development, whose location is strategically designed to alleviate long drive times to Houston's major business, entertainment and cultural corridors. To create a community where residents can live and work in an aesthetically beautiful waterfront environment.


Location and Accessibility

  • Located on Highway 288
  • Three exits on Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway provide access: Highway 288, FM 521 and Kirby Drive
  • Just 15 minutes southeast of Houston's central business district
  • Approximately 17 miles to the Texas Medical Center
  • Approximately 10 miles to Hobby Airport
  • Kirby Drive Runs through community
  • Lakefront Living
  • 300-acres of lakes and hundreds of lakefront homesites
  • 700-acres of open space created by recreational lakes
  • In addition to 670 lakefront homesites, approximately 3 miles of shoreline are open to the community providing great views of lakes for all residents to enjoy.

Retail, Commercial and Industrial Facilities

  • Over 5,000 jobs expected within the community
  • Shopping Center within the community
  • Restaurants, grocery stores and banking institutions within the community
  • Commercial and Business Center
Principal Consultants:

Kerry R. Gilbert is the president of Houston-based Gilbert & Associates, a land planning and development consulting firm. Mr. Gilbert is among the country's most creative land planners and is known for his innovative land-use designs that create magic within the communities he develops. His primary goal for Shadow Creek Ranch is to enhance the quality of life for residents and develop a master plan that incorporates the latest advances in land plan technology. Prior to forming Gilbert & Associates, Inc., Mr. Gilbert was Assistant Director of the City of Houston's Department of Planning and Development. He was named "Outstanding Contributor to Planning" in 1984 by the State of Texas.

Robert E. DeForest is the president of Houston-based KGA/DeForest Design, LLC., a full-service landscape architecture firm. Mr. DeForest specializes in the development of site amenities including streetscapes, greenbelts, large-scale recreation parks, lakes, irrigation and other water features. He is spearheading the layout and design of the 300-acre linked lake system that traverses the Shadow Creek Ranch community development.

Senior Project Manager and civil engineer David R. Tinney, P.E., led the project team from Houston-based LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc., the firm that designed the infrastructure for the community. This team has over 125 years of combined experience in municipal and land development engineering in the greater Houston area. Some of their recent projects include The Woodlands, First Colony, Sienna Plantation, Victory Lakes, Magnolia Creek, Lake Olympia, and Avalon.