US News: 7 Drees cities named Best Places to Live

Seven cities that Drees builds in made the cut for US News and World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list. To generate the list, the publication analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas and determined which had the best value, most thriving job market and an overall high quality of life. 

#6 Raleigh/Durham 

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill (known as the Triangle) made it within the top ten due to the strong sense of community, ample entertainment opportunities and research and technology roots. 

Drees Homes builds in Raleigh, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Northwood model home

Drees offers a Build on Your Lot program in the area and currently builds in four communities in the Raleigh/Durham area, including Weatherford in Angier, Morgan Pointe in Fuquay-Varina, Lochridge in Holly Springs and Belmont in Raleigh.

Drees Homes builds in Raleigh, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Sebastian model home

#13 Austin

Austin attracts people for its cultural events as much as it does for its job sectors. In addition to ranking 13 on the list of Best Places to live, US News also named the city the #1 place to live in Texas. 

Drees Custom Homes builds in Austin, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Brady model home

Drees offers a Build on Your Lot program in Austin and builds in several communities in the Austin area. Drees is currently offering opportunities at Caliterra in Dripping Springs, Wolf Ranch and Wolf Ranch South Fork in Georgetown, The Hollows in Jonestown, Sweetwater and Rough Hollow in Lakeway and Northgate Ranch in Liberty Hill. 

Drees Custom Homes builds in Austin, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Audrey model home

Upcoming opportunities include Provence in Austin, which is slated to open a new section early next year. Additionally, Travisso, a Leander community, will have new homes in the fall. 

#19 Washington D.C.

Our nation’s capital rounds out the list’s top 20. The metro area has all of the perks of a larger city, such as public transit and an array of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. Yet each surrounding neighborhood has its own unique vibe. 

Drees Homes builds in Washington D.C., named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Rowan model home

Drees currently builds in several areas adjacent to the capital city, including Potomac Shores in Dumfries, Tallyn Ridge at Pinecliff Park in Frederick, Reserve at Clearview in Fredericksburg, Wilsons Reserve in Manassas and Embrey Mill in Stafford. 

For homebuyers looking for a little land near Washington DC, Meadows at Liberty Hall Estates in Fredericksburg offers large, one-acre plus home sites. 

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#24 Jacksonville

US News named this Florida city a Best Place to Live due to its beautiful beaches, nature trails and marshes. Despite being a nature lovers paradise, the city also boasts a metro area that boasts plenty of entertainment and business options. 

Drees Homes builds in Jacksonville, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Paigelynn model home

Drees currently builds in four Jacksonville-area communities, including Panther Creek in Jacksonville, Eagle Landing at Oakleaf Plantation in the Clay County area and TrailMark and Grand Oaks in St. Augustine. 

Drees Homes builds in Jacksonville, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Palmetto model home

Drees’ newest community in Middleburg, Foxmeadow, will feature single-family homes from the $500s. Those opportunities are coming soon. 

#25 Nashville

Famous for its country music and honky-tonks, Nashville, Tennessee snagged the 25th spot on the US News list. Music City is not only home to entertainment galore, but also to a hot job market. 

Drees Homes builds in Nashville, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Somerville model home

Drees offers a Build on Your Lot program in the Nashville area. Additionally, Drees builds in Enclave at Dove Lake in Nolensville, Whistle Stop Farms and Littlebury in Thompson’s Station and The Reserve at Palmers Crossing in White House. 

Drees Homes builds in Nashville, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Ballentine model home

New opportunities are coming to River Oaks – The Manor in Lebanon this summer and to Kings’ Chapel in Arrington this fall. The Vineyard in Gallatin will also have additional opportunities coming soon, as well as Annecy in Nolensville. 

Drees’ newest community in the Nashville area, Ashton Park in Mt. Juliet, will feature single-family homes from the $500s. 

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#32 Dallas

In addition to Austin, another Texas city that Drees builds in made the cut! US News describes this bustling city as having an “interesting mix of Texas pride and cosmopolitan offerings.” The city’s population has increased from about 5.8 million people in 2005 to more than 7 million people today, the publication reported. 

Drees Custom Homes builds in Dallas, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Brendan model home

Drees offers a Build on Your Lot program in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and also builds in several surrounding communities, including Viridian in Arlington, Trailwood and Canyon Falls in Flower Mound, Walsh in Ft. Worth, Union Park in Little Elm, Rockwood and Colby Crossing in Mansfield, Northbrook Estates in Plano and Merritt Village in Rowlett. 

The following Dallas/Ft. Worth communities have just final opportunities remaining: Trinity Falls and Timber Creek in McKinney and Pecan Square in Northlake. 

Drees Custom Homes builds in Dallas, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Oakley III model home

New homes are coming soon to The Preserve at Stoney Creek in Sunnyvale, and the highly-anticipated The Pinnacle at Craig Ranch in McKinney will feature luxurious, urban living.  

#41 Cincinnati

This Midwestern city, known for its German heritage and Cincinnati-style chili, made the US News list for its excellent selection of public and private schools, as well as its affordability. 

Drees Homes builds in Cincinnati, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Brennan model home

Drees offers a Build on Your Lot program in Cincinnati and across the river in Northern Kentucky. Additionally, Drees builds in several areas adjacent to Cincinnati, including Billingsley in Batavia, Greenside Estates in Delhi Township, Shaker Run Fairways in Lebanon, Brookwood in Loveland, Woods of Magnolia Trace in Union Township, West Ridge in West Chester and Oaks of West Chester. 

Drees Homes builds in Cincinnati, named one of the 2022-2023 Best Best Places to Live.
The Vanderburgh model home

Final opportunities remain in Hampton Ridge in Green Township and Crooked Tree Preserve in Mason. New homes are coming soon to Heather Ridge in Delhi Township. 

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