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GHBA Benefit Home filled with design upgrades

4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

By the start of April, members of the Greater Houston Builders Association had donated more than $150,000 worth of building materials for the 2017 GHBA Benefit Home in Elyson.  Offered for sale for $345,490, with the majority of proceeds benefiting HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home, the Benefit Home is being built by Chesmar Homes on a homesite donated by Elyson.

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Visit Elyson on Saturday, April 8 for “Float Like a Butterfly”

4/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Bring the family to Elyson on Saturday, April 8th for the next event in our exciting Elyson Takes Flight Series.

Tags: Rorick House,Elyson Builders,Elyson Life

Elyson students to attend 3 new Katy ISD schools in August

3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Starting in August, all K-12 students living in Elyson will attend new Katy ISD schools, all located in a state-of-the-art tri-campus at Clay and Peek roads, approximately two miles from the community.

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Elyson homes from $410,000s offer 4-car garages, lake views

3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Elyson, a new community in the Katy Independent School District, is spotlighting homes priced from the $410,000s by Darling and Trendmaker.

Tags: Elyson Builders,Rorick House,Katy ISD

3-car garage options highlight new Chesmar plans from $249,990 in Elyson

3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Chesmar Homes has four new plans priced from $249,990 with three-car garage options in Elyson, located at Grand Parkway and FM 529 in the Katy Independent School District.

Tags: Elyson Builders,Katy ISD,Rorick House

Elyson offers fun events, prizes in “Elyson Takes Flight” spring celebration

2/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

Elyson, a new community in the Katy Independent School District, is celebrating spring with a series of free events featuring bounce houses, outdoor movies, a breathtaking butterfly release and more.  During each event, visitors can register to win a free $500 Southwest Airlines gift card. No purchase is necessary to win and every entry stands an equal chance of winning.

Tags: Elyson Builders,Elyson Life,Rorick House

Turners excited to get in on “ground floor” of Elyson

2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Although they grew up in the FM 1960 area and bought their first home in Jersey Village, Jeff and Monique Turner knew they wanted their next home to be in Katy.

Tags: Elyson Builders,Elyson Life,Katy ISD,Rorick House

Katy ISD ranks as No. 2 Best School District in Houston region

2/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Katy Independent School District ranks as the No. 2 Best School District in the Houston region for 2017, according to a new report from Niche.com.

Tags: Elyson Life,Katy ISD

Awesome media rooms for Super Bowl Sunday – and beyond

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

With Houston hosting the 2017 Super Bowl, excitement for the big day is running higher than ever. As friends and family gather for viewing parties across the city, many will watch the big game in dedicated media rooms, one of the hottest and most timeless trends in today’s new homes.

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Location, lifestyle sell the Adam family on Elyson

1/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

“We didn’t hesitate to buy in Elyson even before the first home was completed, because Newland has such a great reputation,” said Zachary. “We also love the idea of getting in at the very beginning, which we think will be a great investment in our own future.”

Tags: Elyson Builders,Elyson Life,Katy ISD,Rorick House

GHBA Benefit Home coming to Elyson

1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Of all the great homes that will be built in Elyson in 2017, one will be just a little bit more special. It’s the 2017 Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Home, which will break ground later this month on a homesite donated by Newland Communities, the developer of Elyson.

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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.

Tags: Rorick House,Elyson Life

Convenient new parking coming to METRO Park & Ride facility near Elyson

1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

Elyson residents who work in Downtown Houston will enjoy added convenience beginning in February, when METRO opens a new 1,650-space parking garage at its popular Grand Parkway Park & Ride.

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See Elyson amenities in this Houston Chronicle slideshow

12/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Like a proud parent, we can’t help showing off new photos of Rorick House, our beautiful flagship amenity here at Elyson.

Tags: Rorick House,Newland Communities

Elyson students zoned to 2 new KISD schools

12/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Beginning in August, 2017, Elyson students will attend brand-new Katy ISD high and middle schools opening in a K-12 campus approximately four miles from the community.

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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.

Tags: Rorick House,Katy ISD

Discover our cool pool at the Rorick House

12/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

A cool pool is one of many highlights at the Rorick House, the first great destination for resident fun at Elyson.

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Katy ISD sweeps list of region’s Best Public Elementary Schools

12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elementary schools in the Katy Independent School District took every spot in the Top 10 in a new list of the Best Public Elementary Schools in the Houston region.

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Elyson welcomes Perez family as community’s first residents

12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

They will ultimately be joined by more than 6,000 additional families, but the Perez family will always have the distinction of being the first to move into their new home in Elyson.

Tags: Elyson Builders,Elyson Life,rorick,Katy ISD

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...

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Bring the family to meet Santa Claus at Elyson, on Saturday, December 3rd

11/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elyson is a brand-new community, but we’re already on Santa’s radar for a very special holiday visit.

Tags: Rorick House,Elyson Life

HBJ features slideshow tour of Elyson

11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Take a virtual tour of Elyson right now with this slideshow of 85 great photos taken by Houston Business Journal real estate reporter Paul Takahashi.

Tags: Elyson Builders,Rorick House

UH reveals more details about new Katy campus

11/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Now that the University of Houston System (UHS) has closed on the purchase of 46 acres for its new Katy campus, some exciting new information is available.

Tags: Katy ISD,Bethke Elementary

Beth and Scott Henderson look ahead to starting a family at Elyson

11/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Beth and Scott Henderson, one of the Founding Families of Elyson, became excited about the idea of living in Elyson right after the community was first announced in the local media in 2014.

Tags: Elyson Life,Elyson Builders,Katy ISD,Newland Communities

Elyson close to many shopping, dining options

11/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.


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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.

Tags: Elyson Life,Elyson Builders,Katy ISD,Newland Communities

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...

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Elyson offers homesites with views

10/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.

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Elyson offers many ways to keep fit

10/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

With 750 acres devoted to recreational amenities, parks, trails and natural open space, Elyson offers many ways to keep fit.  

Tags: Elyson Life,Rorick House,Fitness

Meet Elyson’s extended family

9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elyson is the newest community in the Katy Independent School District, but it has deep family roots that go back more than a quarter-century in KISD and the greater Houston area.

Tags: Newland Communities,Katy ISD

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.

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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.

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Active lifestyle envisioned for Elyson

9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.

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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.

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David Weekley’s Roth model showcases elegant one-story living in Elyson

8/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

David Weekley’s four-bedroom Roth model in Elyson is an elegant one-story plan that has it all, including an inviting front porch and a spacious outdoor living area.

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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.

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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.

Tags: Katy ISD,Bethke Elementary

“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.

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A landscape that celebrates the Katy Prairie

7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.

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Elyson close to growing Katy medical center

7/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s new Katy area building will soon be the latest addition to a growing concentration of world-class healthcare facilities near Elyson.

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Perry introduces brand-new Design 2738 in Elyson

7/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

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. 

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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.


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At Elyson, you can keep fit while keeping an eye on the kids

7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

So you want to work out, but you also need to keep an eye on the kids? At Elyson, you can do both, thanks to the thoughtful design of the fitness center at the Rorick House.

Tags: Rorick House,Elyson Life,Fitness

Highland Homes to open 2 models in Elyson

7/6/2016 12:00:00 AM


Highland Homes is planning to open two fully furnished model homes in Elyson in early August, and the builder is also planning on completing nine available homes that will be ready for fall move-in.

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Elyson residents can pick fresh fruit and pecans at community orchards

7/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elyson is honoring the agricultural heritage of the Katy Prairie by planting several community orchards, where residents will be able to harvest fruit and nuts during the year.

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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.

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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.

Tags: Elyson Life,Rorick House

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.

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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.

Tags: Katy ISD,Bethke Elementary

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.

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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.

Tags: Rorick House,Real Estate Professional

Elyson announces its 8 leading homebuilders

6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Drum roll, please. As reported in the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal, here’s the lineup of leading homebuilders for the first phase of Elyson, grand opening this fall:

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Elyson Development Update – Counting Down to Our Grand Opening!

5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Elyson is making terrific progress as we head toward our grand opening this fall. Here’s the latest development update.

Tags: Rorick House,Development Update

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.

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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.


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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.

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Newland continues award-winning commitment to sustainable development at Elyson

3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Green Home Builder magazine named Newland Communities as its Developer of the Year for 2016, recognizing the company’s 45-year track record in green and sustainable development.

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