Lennar thinks buying a new home should be a simple, stress-free process. To do that, they include the features buyers most want in a home at no extra cost, help you pre-qualify for a loan and make it easier to sell your current home.

The builder’s standard features are ones that many builders consider upgrades. That includes polished granite or quartz countertops in the kitchen and the bathroom. Kitchens also have tile or stone backsplashes, GE® and Electrolux® kitchen appliances including refrigerators and upgraded cabinetry. Flooring — whether tile or hardwood — is also upgraded. They even provide a washer and dryer.

Smart home features also come standard. Homes come equipped with Ring video doorbells, security kits, eero Pro 6 Mesh wifi systems and Resideo’s Honeywell Home, Flo by Moen™ smart water shutoff valves, LiftMaster® myQ® smart garage controls and T6 Pro-Z Wave thermostats.

Lennar simplifies the buying process by allowing you to pre-qualify for a loan via Lennar Mortgage, LLC. They’ve also partnered with Opendoor to make it easier to sell your current home. The process includes a cash offer, no showings and the ability to close between 14 days and 9 months to avoid moving twice or paying two mortgages. They even have a team of experts available to walk you through the closing process.

These perks are what make Lennar a leader in the industry, and they are building in Marvida.

Lennar is offering five designs from their Wildflower II collection. Homes start from the $282,990s to the $320,990s. The three- and four-bedroom homes range from 1,485 to 2,086 square feet and include covered patios, two-car garages, island kitchens, generously sized primary suites and convenient utility rooms.

Visit Marvida to learn about everything Lennar has to offer and reserve one of the 27 homesites they have available today.

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is dedicated to bringing out the best in every student. A tall order for the third largest district in Texas but easily achieved through a focus on academics and innovative programs.

The district serves 117,446 students across 92 campuses, boasting a 16 to 1 student-teacher ratio, higher-than-average state-mandated test scores and a 93 percent graduation rate. Last year, high school seniors earned a total of $47,565,069 in academic scholarships. Every student in the district receives a Chromebook.

Niche.com awarded the district an overall A rating and noted that it is one of the top 10 districts in the Houston area, coming in at No. 7. It also places in the top 10 for best teachers.

From Kindergarten to high school, a rigorous academic program prepares students for each stage of their educational journey. Young students are not only taught the three R’s, but also receive art, music and physical education instruction. The Horizons Program for gifted and talented students is available to all K-12 students.

High school students prepare for college with a range of course options, electives and extracurricular activities. In 2020, the district initiated The College Academy. The program — housed at each high school campus — is geared toward helping interested students fulfill their ‘Foundation and Graduation Endorsement’ requirements while simultaneously completing an Associate of Science degree.

The program is a partnership between the district and Lone Star College CyFair. The course of study includes dual credit. Students are prepared to complete a two-year degree or apply coursework to a four-year college or university. The first class graduated in 2021 with 85 students receiving both a high school diploma and an Associate degree.

Athletes fair very well, with Niche ranking CFISD among the top 10 districts for athletes in Texas. Last year, CFISD athletes boasted a record number of athletics playoff qualifiers. Students can participate in football, basketball, baseball, softball, swim, soccer, wrestling, track and field, cheerleading and more.

Music, fine arts and drama programs receive as much attention as athletics. The district is one of 42 Texas Art Education Association Districts of Distinction, an annual recognition program honoring school districts that are leading the way in the visual arts. Cy-Fair schools regularly win awards at UIL music and drama competitions.

To further support the arts, the district is constructing a $46.6 million visual and performing arts center. Opening next year, the 88,000-square-foot facility will feature a seating capacity of 1,500 split between a two-balcony auditorium and 200-seat theater. Other amenities will include a dance studio, visual arts room and office spaces. Space outside the complex will be available for community events.

Marvida is proud that young residents will be zoned to this exceptional district and looks forward to seeing them achieve great things.

Where should you live when you want it all — an easy commute, great shopping, plenty of parks and lots of entertainment options? Marvida.

Our community’s central Cypress location north of FM 529, west of Fry Road and east of The Grand Parkway speeds you on your way to work because we are 25 minutes away from the Energy Corridor and 35 minutes from Downtown Houston.

Better yet, you’ll be able to explore the many nearby restaurants and attractions, plus enjoy memorable outings to experience life in one of the nation’s largest and most interesting cities. If you lived in Marvida now, you could be lining up for the H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade or preparing to take the kids to Zoo Lights. Need a special, romantic evening out? Take a food tour of Montrose or the Heights.

High-end shopping is available at the Galleria. Want something a little more budget-friendly? Houston Premium Outlets is just around the corner with all of your favorite designers at bargain prices. It’s not that far to Katy Mills for even more shopping!

There’s plenty to do in the other direction. Visit Old Town Spring. Stop by the Tomball Christmas Market or pick your own fruit at Atkinson Farm — the Grand Parkway makes it an easy drive.

Craving nature? The 111-acre Telge Park is a tranquil spot featuring nature trails, hiking trails and a playground. Looking for a game? Cypress has a number of beautiful golf courses, the most popular being Blackhorse Golf Club.

Convenient shopping can be found at Cyfair Town Center and Fairfield Town Center. Foodies will love dog-friendly Murdoch’s Backyard Pub, the biscuits and gravy at Cypress Breakfast House and the plantains at Punta Cana Caribbean Restaurant.

The best part about living in Marvida? Once you have had fun, you can come home and relax in our amenity-rich community.