A Local's Guide To D. R. Horton, Maryland Home Builder

Written By Malcolm Lawson

D. R. Horton is a popular home builder here in Maryland which many of our clients have been very pleased with. They are known for their quality of work and including many features in their homes which other builders would charge you for as an “upgrade”.

The company has an outstanding reputation and is one of the largest builders in the united states. It also ranked number 194 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by revenue.


Smart Home Intergration

D. R. Horton is also known for building Smart Homes. Many of their homes include the latest start of the art smart home upgrades. D.R. Horton homes are connected with industry-leading products synced with your smart devices. Many of their homes include the following:

  • Skybell Trim Plus WiFi Video Doorbell
  • Amazon Echo Dot speak with Alexa
  • Z Wave Thermostat
  • Z Wave Light Switches
  • Z Wave Door Lock with deadbolt
  • WiFi-enabled garage door opener
  • 3 combo cable/cat6 outlets
  • Alarm.com Security Systems
  • and much more.

D.R. Horton Home Highlighted Features

D.R. Horton prides itself on building high-quality homes. Unlike other builders, D.R. Horton does not try to “up-sell” it’s clients on features.  Instead, they design the homes for you and include many high-end features in all of their homes. Here are a few noteworthy features include in their homes.

  • Nine-foot ceilings on the main level and basements
  • 5″ Dutch lap vinyl siding
  • 2″x6″ exterior wall construction
  • 8′ interior doors on the main level
  • Oversized walk-in owner’s suite closet
  • Aristokraft birch or Purestyle cabinetry with brushed nickel handles and crown molding
  • Granite or Quartz countertops with under-mount stainless steel basin sink
  • Whirlpool Gourmet Appliances in Stainless Steel

D.R. Horton Maryland New Construction Communities

D. R. Horton is the largest homebuilder in the US and sells brand new homes in several popular new construction communities throughout Maryland. Here are a few of their most popular Maryland communities.

Two Rivers in Odenton

Two Rivers is conveniently located in Odenton which sits are the heart of Maryland.  Only 15-20 minutes away from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis. This convenient location gives you easy access to plenty of shopping, restaurants, and many activities.

Two Rivers has both a 55+ and as well as an all-ages community both with their own community centers and pools.

Read our full article about Two Rivers In Odenton

The Concord

2 Story | 6 Bed | 4 Bath | 2 Car | 2,974sq.ft.

Starting at $702,990

The Hadley

2 Story | 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car | 2,641sq.ft.

Starting at $633,990

The Hampton

2 Story | 7 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 3 Car | 4,642sq.ft.

The Jamestown

2 Story | 6 Bed | 4 Bath | 3 Car | 3,107sq.ft.

Starting at $717,990

The Summit

2 Story | 5 Bed | 4 Bath 2 | Car | 3,112sq.ft.

Starting at $683,990

The Windsor

2 Story | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 2 Car | 2,751sq.ft.

Starting at $658,990


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Odenton Town Center


The Odenton Town Center by D.R. Horton is the only community of 1 & 2 car garage townhomes in Odenton.  These townhomes feature open-floorplans, garages, and high-end finishes.

Living In the Odenton Town Center gives you easy access to major commuter routes with easy access to Washinton, D.C, and Baltimore. The community is only 2.2 miles from Fort Meade and less than 1 mile away from the MARC station.  This community central location also gives easy access to shopping, restaurants, and many fun things to do in Maryland.

The Auburn

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath | 2 Garage | 2,270 Base Sq Ft

Starting at $454,990

The Holly

3 Story | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car | 2,135sq.ft.

Starting at $451,990

The Noble

3 Story | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1 Car | 2,184sq.ft.

Starting at $429,990

Severn Meadows In Severn


The Severn Meadows community is located in Severn, Maryland, and features D.R. Hortons Auburn and Noble townhome models. This community gives you easy access to  I-95, I-97, & I-695 and is in commuting distance to Baltimore, Washington DC, Fort Meade, and Annapolis.

These 3 story townhomes include 1 or 2 car garages, open concept main floors, 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. They range in prices from $358,990 – $380,990

The Auburn

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath | 2 Garage | 2,270 Base Sq Ft

Starting at $454,990

The Noble

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath | 1 Garage | 2,184 Base Sq Ft

Woodmore Overlook in Mitchellville

The Woodmore Overlook community by D.R. Horton is located in Mitchellville Maryland just off of 495 and 295. This community features a Tot Lot, a community Pavilion, a community fire pit, and more.

The Woodmore Overlook community features the Columbus and Royal model homes which offer you 3 level, two car garage town homes with “open-air floorplans”. Prices range from $426,000 – $490,000


3 Story | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car | 1,786sq.ft.

Starting at $489,990


3 Story | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2 Car | 2,471sq.ft.

Starting at $489,990

Buying a D.R. Horton New Construction Home in Maryland

If you think a new home by D.R. Horton is right for you, you have two options.

The first is you can purchase a resale home built by D.R. Horton within one of their many Maryland communities. Many of these homes will be a few years old and you will be buying directly from the homeowner. The advantage of purchasing a resale home is you will most likely have more homes to choose from and may be able to get a slightly better deal because the home has been lived in. If you are interested in resale D.R. Horton homes, please reach out to me directly and I can set you up on an instant property alert for homes in any of these D.R. Horton communities as well as any other Maryland communities you are interested in.

The second option is you can purchase a new home directly from the builders. The advantage to this is you will be the only people who have ever lived in the home and will be able to fully take advantage of the home warranty provided to you. D.R. Horton does things a little differently from other builders. They fully design their homes and choose the finishes and updates for you.  They only make the homes available to tour and purchase after they are mostly through the construction phase and at least have drywall up.  This model allows D.R. Horton to deliver homes to its purchasers in as little as 2 months.  This is significantly faster than most new construction builders in Maryland who typically take 6 to 9 months to deliver a newly built home to you after you sign a contract.

This is why it is important to work with a real estate agent who has a track record working with this builder specifically. Because of my strong relationships with D.R. Horton and its sales representatives, I am often the first to know about any new homes available or coming soon to these communities. This gives my clients a competitive edge compared to potential buyers who are just waiting for a new D.R. Horton home to pop up on Zillow. And my services representing you in your purchase of a D.R. Horton home are completely free to you and may even lead to a lower purchase price for you.

As your real estate agent purchasing new construction, I can help you:

  • Negotiate your sales price
  • Review & explain your contract
  • Advise you on communities
  • Review your financing


Mathew Arnold, Living In Maryland Team