AOG Living

Within the 2,067-acre Whisper Valley master plan in East Austin, Texas, AOG Living has broken ground on The Evergreen. The 348-unit Class A community, slated to open in spring 2025, was designed by The Sage Group.

“We are so excited to start construction on the first, high-quality rental option for both professionals and families within the thriving Whisper Valley master-planned development that has traditionally only been offered for sale,” says Gabe Lerner, managing director for AOG Living. “Our top priority is to maintain the extremely high standards of construction already established in the Whisper Valley development as we expand our development and management footprint in the Austin market.”

The community will include one- to three-bedroom floor plans with smart living technology and designer interior upgrades. AOG Living says the community will be built to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze criteria and the Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 2-star rating.

The Evergreen amenities will include a resident clubhouse with solar panels, a game room, and a catering kitchen; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a resort-inspired pool with oversized cabanas; electric car charging stations; grilling areas with gazebos; an expansive dog park with an agility course; washing stations and social areas; a resident business center; a beer garden; and a bicycle workshop.

"We’re thrilled to have The Evergreen as our new neighbors,” says Douglas Gilliland, managing director at Taurus Investment Holdings, developing firm of Whisper Valley. “Today marks a huge milestone for Whisper Valley as we kick off the first multifamily component in the community. A mix of housing is critical for achieving great places to live. It’s smart growth and serves the varied needs of today’s diverse households.”

Additionally, The Evergreen at Whisper Valley residents will have access to the master plan’s 600-acre public park with 12-foot-wide concrete trails; 8-foot-wide nature trails; open fields; natural outdoor amphitheaters for concerts; restrooms; picnic areas; and more.

Considered the largest sustainable master-planned development in the nation to use new geothermal infrastructure and solar photovoltaic panels, Whisper Valley is able to build single-family homes that are zero energy capable.

At completion, Whisper Valley will include 7,500 single family and multifamily residences; a garden office; retail villages offering restaurants, boutique shopping, grocery, and neighborhood services; as well as three on-site Del Valle ISD schools. A new Del Valle high school is under construction and will open in August 2026.