Frequently Asked Questions

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A master planned community is a large-scale residential development that includes amenities for its residents. These amenities, such as swimming pools, fitness centers, social buildings, and dog parks, are what distinguish a master planned community from a typical housing subdivision.

Candela is located in Richmond, TX in Fort Bend County. Small town charm meets easy access to conveniences, activities, and jobs in Houston, Sugarland, and Katy.

Richmond, TX is 30 miles southwest of Houston. Our location is easily accessible via I-69, Westpark Tollway, or Grand Parkway.

The total size of the property is 578 acres. This includes park areas such as our future Solstice Park and future pocket parks. Other outdoor spaces include a playground, future dog park, and yoga lawn.

Johnson Development Services is the developer of Candela. They are a premier land development services company focused on delivering quality master planned community execution.

Our amenities focus on fun and adventure, connecting residents to the great outdoors, and great neighbors too.

  • The Axis Amenity Center
  • Future Solstice Park
  • Pool & Splashpad
  • Fitness Center
  • Future Dog Park
  • Yoga Lawn
  • Playground
  • Pavilion
  • Multi-Purpose Room

Future amenities include an onsite elementary school!


Candela is proud to partner with three premier home builders:

  • Coventry Homes
  • Perry Homes
  • Westin Homes

New construction homes range from the $300s to $800s.

Candela will build approximately 1,500 homes upon completion.

Coventry Homes:


Perry Homes:


Westin Homes:

A move-in ready home (also known as a quick move in or QMI) is a home that is under construction or already completed and ready for you and your family to move into as soon as you’ve closed on the house.


Yes! Come to The Axis amenity center, and you can tour the amenities with one of our management staff.

The model homes are all located in our model home park on Gleaming Dawn Way.

Coventry Homes

  • 40’ | 26511 Gleaming Dawn Way
  • 50’ | 26519 Gleaming Dawn Way
  • 60’ & 70′ | 26539 Gleaming Dawn Way


Perry Homes

  • 40’ | 26507 Gleaming Dawn Way
  • 50’ | 26527 Gleaming Dawn Way
  • 60’ & 70′ | 26535 Gleaming Dawn Way


Westin Homes

  • 40’ | 26515 Gleaming Dawn Way
  • 50’ |26523 Gleaming Dawn Way
  • 60’ & 70′ | 26531 Gleaming Dawn Way

The model homes are open to tour seven days a week.

  • Coventry Homes: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. | Sunday-Monday: 12 P.M. – 6 P.M.
  • Perry Homes: Monday-Saturday: 10 A.M. – 7 P.M. | Sunday: 12 P.M. – 7 P.M.
  • Westin Homes: Monday-Saturday: 10 A.M. – 7 P.M. | Sunday: 12 P.M. – 7 P.M.

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You can also visit us at our amenity center, The Axis, any day of the week. Our management staff will be happy to answer any of your questions!


A homeowners association is an organization responsible for enhancing the lives of a community’s residents and for safeguarding property values of the homes within the community. It does so by establishing rules and guidelines for maintaining the community’s overall appearance, overseeing the maintenance and repair of amenities and other community assets, and coordinating activities and events for residents.

The HOA fee is $750/year.

HOA dues finance community management and staff, amenity maintenance, operations and repairs, common space landscaping, and lifestyle programming and activities.


The current total tax rate is 3.14:

LCISD: 1.2420
FB ESD 4: 0.1
FB Drainage: 0.012900
FB Gen Fund: 0.438300
MUD 229: 1.35

A MUD (municipal utility district) is a special governmental entity created by the State of Texas. The MUD tax takes the place of typical city taxes.

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