All year long, Elyson’s dedicated Director of Community Engagement plans events and activities for every member of the family to enjoy. From big community-wide celebrations like Jump into Summer, to regular activities like Story Time and fitness classes, our social calendar stays full in every season.
From schools and shopping, to recreation and location, there are many reasons why the 2,500 families living at Elyson love where they live. Elyson has grown and added so much lately, we had to update our first Top 10 list with some exciting new additions.
A growing number of stores, restaurants and services are opening in several new shopping centers at Elyson. Here’s a guide to what’s open so far, and we’ll keep the list updated as new businesses open.
With more than 20 years of experience serving nonprofit organizations in Katy, Houston and elsewhere, Nicole Harris works to make sure Elyson residents enjoy meaningful events that help them feel connected to their community and neighbors.
Elyson will add four new pickleball and tennis courts to its long and growing list of amenities with the opening of Elyson Courts in late summer 2023. It’s part of a vision for more than 750 acres of parks, trails and natural open space in the community.
About 20 percent larger than the average Target, the retailer’s new Elyson store offers a peek at its latest ideas, including more space for same-day pickup and delivery, and green features like rooftop solar panels and electric vehicle charging.
Our biggest amenity, Elyson Commons at Bear Creek, is a place where Elyson comes together, with 145 acres of fun and activities including sports fields, a dog park, an outdoor fitness center, and a Wildflower Trail meandering through open natural space.
Water will be a major attraction for Lakeside Landing at Elyson, which will have two swimming pools, stream gardens, a serenity pond and lake views. Opening in late 2023, this major new amenity will also have a community building, fitness center, event lawn and much more.
The founder of Strongbird Fitness Katy, Katie Comer is a certified fitness instructor who leads several exercise classes a week at Elyson, emphasizing corrective exercises in a stroller friendly environment.
From group fitness classes like aqua aerobics, bootcamp and yoga, to indoor and outdoor fitness centers, Elyson has a growing number of ways for residents of all ages and abilities to keep fit and stay social all year long.
As we celebrate our 5th birthday, Elyson is a thriving community of more than 1,700 families, with a track record of promises kept and exciting new developments such as a 145-acre park and a Target-anchored shopping center coming soon.
Now home to over 1,700 families, Elyson has a growing number of social groups that have become an important part of our neighborly lifestyle. Residents of every age and gender can find a group to share their interests and make new friends.
For the young students at Elyson’s Magnolia Preparatory Academy, rainy days mean playing outside with mud pies, sliding down the hill, splashing in puddles and even learning about worms. See how this unique nature-focused school turns wet weather into opportunities for building skills and teaching real world lessons.
Opening in late 2021, Elyson Commons at Bear Creek will be a place where Elyson comes together, with 145 acres of amenities including sports fields, a dog park, an outdoor training park, a playground and a Wildflower Trail meandering through open natural space.
“We have a community that goes out of its way to create a welcoming environment, even during a pandemic,” said Elyson resident Michael T. Jackson. Read how Elyson quickly adapted to social distancing and kept its fun and neighborly vibe going throughout the pandemic.
Designed to put the adventure back in play, Timber Grove Park will have a hillside slide and a playscape with natural timbers. Opening in Spring 2021, it will also have shady areas to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Elyson is still young as communities go, and we’re already building a tradition of giving back. In the past year, we’ve partnered with local charities and our residents have volunteered to provide meals, toys, clothing and more. More charitable activities are planned as 2020 unfolds.
From working out solo at our fitness center, to enjoying a group class like Water Aerobics Boot Camp, Elyson offers many ways for our residents to stay healthy and connected. Healthy eating at Elyson Café is also part of the regimen.
Elyson’s third annual Back to Cool event is set for Saturday, August 17. It’s free, and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy waterslides, paddleboats, food trucks and more as we welcome a new year in our highly regarded Katy ISD schools.
Kindness Rocks hidden around the grounds of Elyson House were the first project of Elyson’s Teen Club, keeping kids active this summer with activities including a bike ride, board game night and water gun fight.
A fun-filled splash pad and playground will highlight Elyson’s newest park, planned to open this fall. Lakeside trails, large trees and shade structures will add to the year ‘round appeal of this new amenity.
“I wish I’d known that before….” is something we often say to ourselves, especially after making a major purchase or decision. If you’re thinking about buying a home, here are 10 things you’ll be glad you knew in advance – from myths about finance to avoiding neighborhood regret.
Where are Millennials moving? To Houston, more than any other city in the U.S., according to an analysis of the Census Bureau’s most recent migration data. Houston has welcomed a net 74,000 young adults ages 25 to 34 in the past five years.
From weekly fitness classes to community-wide parties, events and activities are a big part of life at Elyson. Meet Kelly Jones, Elyson’s Lifestyle Director, and see what’s coming up for the rest of 2019.
It’s loquat season in the Houston area, and the loquat trees in Elyson’s community orchards are just starting to produce this delicious fruit. Here are some easy ways to use loquats in cooking, or just eat them right off the tree.
The average American woman spends 51 minutes a day preparing meals, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. With the ease of family meals-to-go from Elyson Café, here are some ideas for devoting those 51 minutes to fun, healthy activities at Elyson.
If yours is one of the 80 million households in America with a dog, you may have thought about moving up to a new home and community, with a nice backyard and miles of trails for Fido to enjoy. Here 6 reasons why Elyson is a great community for dogs and their people.
It’s said that compromise is key to every successful relationship. Elyson’s location between I-10 West and U.S. Highway 290 West is attracting a growing number of “split-commute” couples who work both north and south of I-10.
Elyson’s forecast for 2019 is full fun. From movies and concerts on the event lawn, to more fitness classes, there’s something for residents of all ages. Some of the biggest events are open to the public, providing visitors with a great opportunity to discover Elyson’s active, neighborly vibe.
Elyson’s flagship amenity offers many outdoor activities for residents to enjoy year ‘round, from fun on the playground and event lawn, to enjoying the cozy fireplace on the patio. That makes it a perfect fit for Houston’s mild winters and hot summers.
After school, many Elyson students head to Elyson House for the free Wi-Fi, café snacks and game room activities. Parents love the fact that kids have a fun, safe and staffed place to hang out and complete homework on weekday afternoons.
What does a HOA, or Home Owners Association, do? Why is it a good idea to have one? In this blog, we demystify the role of HOAs and explain how they help create a vibrant lifestyle and protect home investment in new and established communities.
While most community pools in the Houston area close after Labor Day, Elyson’s big pool is open for year’ round swimming. It’s unheated, but residents can take advantage of the Houston area’s many mild days outside of the summer swim season.
Elyson is a place for growing trees as well as growing families. Our two tree farms are growing about 9,000 oaks, elms and other species that will be used to beautify our streets and the more than 750 acres of parks, trails and open space in our master plan.
Think master-planned communities offer only expensive homes? Think again, because Elyson offers new homes priced from the low $200,000s, with benefits including highly regarded Katy ISD schools, year ‘round lifestyle events, and 750+ acres of recreational amenities and natural open spaces.
A new study ranks Katy as the No. 1 city in Texas to retire, thanks to its abundance of healthcare and recreational opportunities. With more new-home choices for retirees, Elyson is a great Katy community to consider.
Does your dream home include sitting on your back patio looking out at the water? When it comes to new homes with water views, Elyson offers several choices for lakeside living from 5 award-winning builders.
It’s hot outside, but fortunately there are plenty of cool indoor activities for kids in the Katy area. Elyson is only a few miles from mega-fun complexes offering laser tag, rock climbing, golf, Segway racing and much more, all in cool climate-controlled environments.
Looking over our Top 6 blogs from the first half of 2018, it’s easy to see that our readers love news about home design trends and the highly regarded public schools serving Elyson. In case you missed any of these blogs, we’ve rounded them up for you.
Realtor and Elyson resident Tyler Knowles uses lessons from his own experience as a first-time homebuyer to help others understand the rewards and overcome the challenges of becoming a homeowner for the first time.
Bocce ball will be one of the activities available in Elyson’s newest park, opening this fall. To get ready, here are 10 fun facts about a sport that’s surpassed in global popularity only by soccer and golf.
Screen time, like coffee and chocolate, is the subject of seemingly endless studies and debates. Is it good or bad for us? Just how much screen time should kids have? Some experts suggest a “Goldilocks” approach – not too much, not too little.
One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Houston offers many housing choices for the newcomers who flock here. Our infographic has 5 tips for finding the community that fits your life best.
Offering all the benefits of land-based aerobics without the impact, water aerobics are ideal for building strength, stamina and flexibility. This summer, Elyson residents can enjoy Water Aerobics Boot Camp on Saturday mornings at Elyson House.
Year ‘round swimming is just one of many unique activities offered to residents of Elyson. Add in Elyson House, Elyson Café, community orchards and a future park with pickleball and bocce ball courts, and it’s easy to see how Elyson is a community like no other.
Elyson’s parks and trails are tailor-made for enjoying with your dog, but you’ll want to take some extra precautions during summer. Read these tips from the ASPCA to keep your best friend safe in hot weather.
Easy to learn and easy on the joints, pickleball is a popular sport for Baby Boomers, offering a wide range of physical and mental benefits. It’s coming to Elyson this fall as one of several activities in the community’s newest park.
From movies and live music, to getting fit with friends and neighbors, master-planned communities like Elyson offer residents many opportunities to enjoy events and activities right at home. In most cases, these activities are free of charge.
Nothing says “spring” like an old-fashioned picnic, and that’s just what Elyson has in store for residents and guests on April 14. Come and enjoy Wizard of Oz characters, games, tasty treats, live music and more.
Bocce ball, pickleball and relaxing around the firepit will be some of the activities Elyson residents will be able to enjoy this fall at the community’s new lakeside park. Trails will connect this new recreational amenity to all Elyson neighborhoods.
Elyson’s youngest residents have fun and develop vital skills at monthly Story Time events held at Elyson House. Led by an award-winning local children’s author, these events include singing, crafts and more.
Gardening is a great way to get kids to disconnect from their screens and dig into stronger family and social ties. They’ll also be more tempted to eat easy-to-grow veggies like spinach and carrots, which have so many brain-boosting vitamins and minerals.
Along with being pure fun, Family Game Night has many benefits, from higher grades to better relationships. At Elyson, residents can enjoy Family Game Night at home, or they can make it a bigger party at Elyson House.
Elyson turns one year old in this fall, and for such a young community, we’ve achieved quite a lot. Just as exciting, our second year is off to an active start, with new amenities and homebuilders on the way.
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.
With new homes by eleven 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 Elyson House. Here are 5 quick reasons why.
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.
If the architecture of the Elyson 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.
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 Elyson 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.
When it opens in the Elyson House this fall, the Elyson Café will offer Elyson residents and visitors a taste of Italy, with a generous side of classic American fare. Elyson Café owners plan to serve up treasured Italian recipes handed down from their grandparents.
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 Elyson House community center.
Now under construction at Elyson, The Elyson 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 Elyson House will be a major focal point of resident life.