Houston's $60M palace, booming 'burbs, and luxe Galveston condos list among 2022's top real estate stories

Editor's note: Given Houston's status as one of America's biggest opportunity cities, real estate, development, and pricey home sales were hot-button topics this year. In a reminder that Sprawl City is continuing to sprawl, Houston's suburbs garnered considerable interest — as more residents, both longtime and Newstonian, push for outside- The-Loop living.

Of course, readers love checking out interesting homes for sale — especially when the owner, too, is interesting — and these top stories offered a mix of celeb names, waterfront marvels, and all-out pricey listings. Locals also honed in on two notable neighborhoods boosting their town square appeal. 

From the most expensive home listed in Houston — and Texas — and booming 'burbs to beachfront condos and city center makeovers, here are our most-read real estate stories in 2022.

10. Luxurious new mid-rise makes waves in Galveston as first upscale beachfront condo in 15 years. Galveston has long had a dearth of luxury condos for sale. Enter Tiara on the Beach, a new mid-rise meant to hark to Miami high-rise waterfront living. Tiara's 63 units feature myriad amenities and start at $1 million. The mid-rise is slated to break ground mid 2023.

9. New master-planned community coming to wealthy and booming Houston suburb. Sugar Land will soon see a massive new community dubbed Starbridge. The 933-acre community is located on Highway 59 near Rosenberg, in southwest Fort Bend County, and is zoned for Lamar Consolidated ISD. Its first phase is slated to be available to buyers by early 2023,

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