Land Tejas is innovating again, this time being the first residential developer in the Houston area to offer scooter rentals in their communities.
Residents can now rent electric scooters in Humble’s Balmoral community and in Lago Mar in Texas City. Each community boasts 20 of the bright yellow Bee Mobile scooters, which can be rented by the hour or by the day.
“We envision residents touring around the lagoon or zipping through the community to see how much the neighborhood has grown,” said Tim Johnson, director of community sales and marketing for Land Tejas. “It’s a first for Houston master-planned communities, just like many of the other innovations Land Tejas has introduced.”
Land Tejas was the first developer to open a Crystal Lagoons® amenity – the 2-acre Balmoral lagoon that opened in 2018. Last year, a 12-acre lagoon opened in Lago Mar, the largest crystal-clear lagoon in Texas and the largest in the nation when measuring shoreline perimeter.
“The Lago Mar lagoon is so immense, you really do need to have something like an electric scooter to make your way around all of it,” Johnson said.
The scooters are at a central location in each community. To rent one, residents download the Bee Mobile app and then scan the QR code on the scooter. Rates are $8 an hour or $30 a day. They can travel up to 15 miles an hour, but users are asked to limit speeds to 5 miles per hour within the lagoon gates. Helmets are required.
Johnson said he expects many people will use the scooters along the 12-foot-wide GreenBoLT trail system that currently winds through Balmoral and will open this summer in Lago Mar, connecting neighborhoods, the lagoon, parks and other amenities.
The 750-acre Balmoral Humble community is the No. 2 top-selling community in Texas and is ranked No. 11 among the nation’s 50 top-selling developments, according to a report released by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Homes there are priced from the $190,000s. Townhomes are also available to rent in the community.
Homes in Lago Mar are priced from the $230,000s. The 2,033-acre community is located in Texas City.
Land Tejas has 12 active communities found throughout the Houston area and has developed more than 16,500 acres during its 23-year history. Learn more about Land Tejas at www.landtejas.com.