Rorick House fitness center makes it easy for residents to stay active, healthy
1/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
As New Year’s resolutions go, getting fit and healthy always tops lists of the most popular resolutions by a wide margin. At the same time, less than half of people stick to their resolutions after six months, according to Health.com. “There’s not enough time,” “the gym’s too far” and “there’s nobody to watch the kids” are three of the top excuses for not working out. Fortunately, Elyson residents have a big advantage when it comes to keeping fit: the state-of-the-art fitness center at Rorick House.
5 reasons to begin your visit to Elyson at the Rorick House
12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
With new homes by eight leading builders, Elyson is a great community for house hunting. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend starting at one very special house – the Rorick House. Here are 5 quick reasons why.
Celebrate these festive holiday events near Elyson
12/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
With its great location along the Grand Parkway, roughly midway between I-10 West and U.S. 290, Elyson is perfectly situated to offer stress-free access to some of the most treasured holiday traditions in Katy, Cy-Fair and Houston. Here are our Top 5 picks for family holiday fun near Elyson...
Elyson blends a laidback lifestyle on the Katy prairie with the convenience of a growing number of shopping and dining options. With its location at Grand Parkway and FM 529, about midway between I-10 West and U.S. 290. Elyson offers residents quick access to shopping and dining choices in both Katy and Cy-Fair, from LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch to the new Fairfield Towne Center.
Durals making history as one of Elyson’s “Founding Families”
11/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
When Elyson is completed, this 3,642-acre community in the Katy Independent School District will ultimately be home to about 6,000 families, and the Dural family will always have the distinction of being one of the community’s first Founding Families.
After grand opening, Elyson now open for tours and tastes
10/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
After celebrating its grand opening on October 22, Elyson is now welcoming home shoppers and real estate agents seven days a week! Here’s a quick guide to the Top 5 things you won’t want to miss on your visit...
In addition to recreational opportunities, another great thing about devoting more than 750 acres to parks, trails, waterways and natural open spaces means that homebuyers will have many opportunities to choose view homesites in all neighborhoods and price ranges.
Elyson reinterprets Prairie style for Katy Prairie
9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
If the architecture of the Rorick House and main entry monument at Elyson looks familiar yet fresh at the same time, that’s by design. Working with Houston-based Studio RED Architects, Elyson has reinterpreted and updated the classic Prairie style of architecture (think: Frank Lloyd Wright) for this new community on the Katy Prairie.
Enjoy one-stop shopping at the Elyson Model Home Village
9/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
With eight leading homebuilders offering new homes in five price ranges, Elyson is all about choice and variety. To see everything this great new Katy ISD community has to offer, it only takes one convenient stop at the Elyson Model Home Village, home to 10 fully furnished model homes.
With amenities such as the Rorick House community center, Elyson has put some exciting building blocks in place for residents to start enjoying the same active and neighborly lifestyle offered in Cinco Ranch and other Newland communities around Houston and the nation.
Elyson close to higher education – with new UH Katy campus on the way
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
When it comes to top-notch K-12 education, Elyson has it all wrapped up with its location in Katy ISD, rated as the No. 1 school district in the Houston region by Niche.com. Elyson is also close to several institutions of higher learning, where residents can pursue degrees or take classes just for the fun of it.
Planning center, flex room among unique features in Pulte’s Elyson model
8/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Pulte has created a brand-new collection of floor plans that will make their debut at Elyson, with base prices ranging from the $250,000s to $290,000s for plans with up to five bedrooms and four baths. This collection will be represented by Pulte’s two-story Amherst model, opening in mid-October.
A passion for education that goes back more than 100 years
8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
As we detailed in our blog post about the origin of Elyson’s name, the community is named after Ely Freeman, one of the original members of the Freeman family, who first settled this land in 1898. That was two years after the town of Katy was laid out a few miles to the south, and the same year that Katy High School was founded.
“Darling Loop” one of many unique features in Darling’s new Elyson model
7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Opening in September, Darling’s new Elyson model will include a grand two-story foyer with a spiral staircase, a covered outdoor living area with a fireplace, and nice views from the gameroom balcony. It will also include the innovative “Darling Loop,” a thoughtful feature that will definitely be appreciated in daily living.
From native trees that provide shade and food, to meadows filled with wildflowers and ornamental grasses, Elyson has a landscape palette that celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Katy Prairie. Here’s a look at many of the native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses that residents and visitors will be able enjoy throughout Elyson – whether it’s at amenities such as the Rorick House, in the neighborhoods, or along beautifully landscaped boulevards.
In late September, Perry Homes plans to open two fully furnished model homes in Elyson. Design 2738, a brand-new plan, will showcase Perry’s collection of floor plans for 55-foot-wide homesites in Elyson.
Open kitchen at the heart of Trendmaker’s new Plan F-790 model
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
A gourmet kitchen with an elongated island is located right in the center of Plan F-790, a brand-new Trendmaker model home opening early this fall in Elyson. This kitchen will also be right in the center of daily life in this open one-story floor plan. On one side, the kitchen opens to a casual dining room. The other side is open to the family room, which flows into the gameroom and large covered patio.
From front door to back, Westin’s new Elyson model welcomes with “wow” factors
7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
When it opens in Elyson in early September, Westin Homes’ new Preston III model will greet visitors with “wow” factors that extend from the front door to the back yard, and also upstairs. This four-bedroom model begins with Westin’s signature rotunda foyer, featuring a grand spiral staircase with wrought iron spindles. An elaborately detailed recessed ceiling will draw all eyes upward.
Rorick Kitchen offers a taste of Elyson - and Italy
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
When it opens in the Rorick House this fall, the Rorick Kitchen café will offer Elyson residents and visitors a taste of Italy, with a generous side of classic American fare. Rorick Kitchen owners Lanie Alvarez and her brother, Alex Ciocca, plan to serve up treasured Italian recipes handed down from their grandparents, who emigrated from Italy to Pittsburgh in the early 20th century.
Chesmar planning August completion for its Elyson model home
6/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
The first builder to start construction of its model home in Elyson, Chesmar Homes also plans to be the first builder to open its model in this new Katy ISD community. Weather permitting, Chesmar plans to start welcoming visitors to its 2,733-square-foot Poplar model in mid August, slightly ahead of the community’s official fall opening.
KISD's new Bethke Elementary designed for 21st century learners
6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Opening in August 2016, Katy ISD’s new Bethke Elementary School will welcome the youngest students in Elyson with a state-of-the-art design that fosters collaborative learning. Bethke principal Carrie Lowery says the school will offer the “latest and greatest” in technology, such as smart boards and iPads, and the entire building will be filled with natural light. Lowery said the collaborative approach is designed help students begin learning how to share knowledge at an early age.
Katy ISD Rated as No.1 School District in Houston Region
6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Elyson is very proud to be part of the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District, rated as the No. 1 school district in the Houston region by Niche.com, a national educational review website. Katy ISD rates No. 1 in the Houston area on Niche.com Inc.’s 2016 Best School Districts in the Houston Metro list.
Meet Nancy Hyde, the friendly face of Elyson for homebuyers and Real Estate Professionals
6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Newland Communities is proud to announce the new marketing manager for Elyson, Nancy Hyde.
Nancy’s duties will include managing the Elyson new-home information center that will be located inside the Rorick House community center. She will also be the community’s main liaison with Real Estate Professionals and organizations such as the Katy Independent School District and local chambers of commerce.
Why did Newland Communities name our new community Elyson?
5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
At first, the name Elyson may seem unfamiliar to even the most knowledgeable residents of Katy and the surrounding area. But dive a little deeper, and it becomes clear that the name is a meaningful tribute to the legacy of this storied land, located along the new Grand Parkway, about six miles north of the Katy Freeway.
Introducing Rorick House. The first great destination coming to Elyson
4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Now under construction at Elyson, The Rorick House will be a centerpiece of the community’s grand opening in Fall 2016. As the first of three major amenity centers planned for Elyson, The Rorick House will be a major focal point of resident life.
Looking back at Elyson’s groundbreaking – and ahead to the grand opening
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last fall, Newland Communities invited its employees and others involved in the development of Elyson to celebrate the official groundbreaking ceremony for this new Katy ISD community. Fast-forward to spring, and work is well underway for Elyson to be ready for its Fall 2016 grand opening.