Residential development of the land along Bluebonnet Blvd between Burbank and Nicholson began in the 1990s. At the time, there really wasn’t much out there – just open land waiting for someone with vision to take the first step and create new homes that the community really needed. Springlake at Bluebonnet Highlands was the creation of some local developers willing to take a risk and the homes became enormously popular.
The homes in Springlake at Bluebonnet are mostly 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms between 1,400 and 1,700 sq. ft. of living space. They were the perfect “starter homes” for first time homebuyers working at LSU or Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, with fenced yards and side walks. A few years later development began at their sister neighborhood, Fairhill at Bluebonnet , with slightly larger homes, and the two neighborhoods built a clubhouse, community pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, and playgrounds.
Today there are over 1,200 homes in Springlake and Fairhill and the surrounding areas have grown to include new residential development at The Preserve at Harveston and Willows at Bayou Fountain, shopping centers, grocery stores, restaurants, a BREC park including a sports complex and dog park, and the Bluebonnet Regional Branch of the public library. The area continues to be very popular because the homes are affordable and the location is convenient.