DR Horton has ribbon cutting for new Washington neighborhood

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

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DR Horton Inc. celebrated the construction of their new housing development in Washington, called Wheat Field, on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 23) with the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce. 

Wheat Field is located off of Old Bath Highway just beyond the intersection of Highland Drive and Slatestone Road. There will be 41 total homes in the development and according to Sales Representative Kim Waters, six homes have sold. The development should be completed by the end of the year, she said. 

Prospective buyers can choose from five different house plans that range from 2,163 sq. ft. to 2,824 sq. ft., and prices begin at $279,990. As of Feb. 23, there are 11 homes for sale. 

Water said DR Horton is “super excited” to be in Washington. “We’re just here to serve the community and make sure they have housing that represents this community.” 

Washington Mayor Donald Sadler said it was a “perfect time” for Dr Horton to build homes in the city, because the city is growing. This way, prospective buyers can work and live in Washington as opposed to surrounding cities. 

Wheat Field is not the only DR Horton subdivision in Washington. They are adding 15 single story homes to the existing Somerset neighborhood and have the Granville Trails neighborhood near the intersection of Old Bath Highway and River Road. 

DR Horton is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. It was established in 1978 and has grown to deliver close to one million homes in 33 states and 109 markets. It is unique in that it not only builds homes, but offers mortgages and insurance to those who purchase one of their homes.