Tomball consistently tops national charts as one of the best places in the United States to live. According to Sperling’s Best Places, Houston is one of the largest metropolitan areas nationally, right behind Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Tomball, as one of the largest communities within the Houston metro, is a major player in the region. Part of the reason that this community ranks so highly is its developers.
The Hutson Group is one such developer, one that has taken to the Tomball community with the intention of creating a more diversified city, in turn helping Tomball to grow by making it the community more attractive to investors and home buyers. Here’s a look at some of the Hutson Group’s projects to learn the ways in which they’ve helped grow this part of Houston.
About the Hutson Group
The Hutson Group is one of the largest developers in the Tomball real estate market right now. As such, they claim to currently own more than 80 properties in the area, mainly focused around Tomball’s Old Town area. Founder Bryan Hutson maintains that it is his goal to preserve the area’s character — and that is why many of the diverse properties developed by the Hutson Group work to give the Tomball its own unique charm. Projects by the group have ranged from restaurants and boutique shopping venues to antique stores and more.
The Hutson Group has completed many different projects in Old Town, to the point that by mid-2016, the developing company had renovated 80% of the buildings in the city’s historic district.
One of the most interesting venues developed by Hutson is Tejas Chocolate Craftory, a combination chocolatier and barbecue restaurant. The development for this business got underway in 2015 with the renovation of a historic home and now, the chocolatier does a booming business, even ranking number six in Texas Monthly as one of the best barbecue joints in the state.
Another unique business is The Empty Glass, a wine bar on Market Street. This wine bar gives patrons a beautifully designed rustic setting in which they can enjoy more than 130 locally sourced wines, plus craft bears and appetizers.
In the middle of 2016, the Hutson Group took on an entire section of Market Street. This is a project that is still underway, but when complete, several new businesses will move in. Among them, the Old Town Coffee Parlor, Fire Ant Brew Pub, a new restaurant, possibly a steakhouse. There is also talk of a potential Italian restaurant, although that has not been formally announced.
The Hutson Group has worked hard to revitalize Tomball, making it a more attractive place to residents. With Houston growing as quickly as it is, it is likely that the developer’s work will have some impact on local housing trends as the influx of home buyers searches for great communities with lots of amenities.