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.
Elyson ranks among the nation’s Top 50 master-planned communities in the 2023 midyear report from RCLCO. New builders, recreational amenities and shopping centers are adding to Elyson’s strong momentum in 2023, and more exciting things are on the way for 2024.
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.
Now under construction next to the Harmony elementary school in Elyson, the new middle/high campus will complete their first comprehensive master-planned PreK-12 campus in Texas. Highlights include Harmony’s first UIL standard football field and a leading-edge makerspace.
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.
The 2022 Builder of the Year, Newmark will offer open, light-filled plans from 3,200 to 4,200 square feet in an Elyson neighborhood surrounded by lakes, green space and new recreational amenities. Pre-opening sales begin in August and interested buyers can join Newmark’s priority list now.
Priced from the $700Ks to over $1 million, Highland’s Classic Series is offered in a new waterfront neighborhood in Elyson, surrounded by natural open space and recreational amenities including at Elyson Courts.
Elyson is getting more shopping with The Square at Elyson, a 75,000-square-foot development that will have EOS Fitness, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Salata and more. Now under construction, it will join the Target-anchored Plaza at Elyson and a future H-E-B at the corner of FM 529 and Grand Parkway. Completion is planned for late summer 2024.
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.
“Mini edible art baked with love” is how Alchemy Bake Lab owner Kady Miller describes her new bakery at the Co-Op at Elyson. Building on her sweet success with wedding cakes, Kady will offer Glitter Cake Pops, “cosmic” brownies, mini celebration cakes and much more in a “dessert apothecary” setting with an Old World vibe.
Opening in Elyson in Fall 2022, Ballet Elle will have classes in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and other styles for young dancers. This new dance school fulfills a lifelong dream for Katy resident River Johnson, who lives just few miles from Elyson.
Meet Harmony School of Excellence – Katy principal Christopher Hassan, who lives in Elyson with his wife, Mary, and daughters Evalena and Layla. HSE – Katy opens in Elyson in August, with an incoming class of more than 500 students in grades Pre-K through 6.
New campuses from the University of Houston and Houston Community College are expanding the number of higher education options offered close to Elyson. These facilities offer state-of-the-art buildings for the ultimate student experience, with programs tailored to the community’s needs.
Elyson ranks among the Top 10 MPCs in Texas for home sales in a new report from RCLCO, and among the Top 50 nationwide. Elyson’s growth is bringing new schools, shopping, recreational amenities and more. See what’s coming in our blog.
Pulte is now selling its new Villas Series in an Elyson neighborhood that’s close to Lakeside Landing, a new community center opening next year. It is also near three new Katy ISD schools planned to open in 2023 and 2024.
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.
Located on a 26-acre campus in Elyson, Harmony School of Excellence – Katy is on track to open in August, welcoming students in Pre-K through Grade 6 to an innovative STEM-focused, tuition-free campus. An expansion that will accommodate students up to Grade 12 is already being planned.
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.
Perry Homes is now selling a new modern design collection that is exclusive to Elyson on the west side of Houston. Priced from the high $600Ks, this series combines Prairie-style architecture with open, flowing interiors.
Many exciting things are in store for Elyson in 2022, including a Target-anchored shopping center, the first phase of a K-12 charter school campus, and much more. Before we get too far into the new year, we wanted to take a look back at 2021, another year of amazing growth for Elyson.
Featuring modern design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie style architecture, Taylor Morrison’s new Darling Modernist Collection at Elyson has options for Houston’s diverse population, including spice kitchens and dual primary suites. Sales begin Dec. 4 for this limited collection, with all homes offered on waterfront homesites.
A high-performing system of public charter schools focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Harmony Public Schools plans to create a K-12 campus at Elyson. The elementary school will open in 2022, with a middle and high school building to follow.
Now being created around a 90-acre lake about 10 miles from Elyson, the Katy Boardwalk District plans to unveil a new design later this fall. Announcement of the first dining, shopping and entertainment tenants coming in early 2022.
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.
Coming to Elyson this fall, the Town Square Collection by Chesmar Homes will offer a new approach to home design on the edge of a 145-acre park crisscrossed by trails and wildflower meadows. Priced from the high $200Ks, the Town Square Collection will include seven two- and three-story plans. Elyson will be the first community in Texas to offer this collection of detached, single-family homes.
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.
Elyson’s homebuilders sold 497 new homes in 2020, vaulting Elyson into the ranks of the nation’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities. And that’s just the beginning of the positive news from 2020.
“Newland continues to move the sustainable initiative forward with projects such as Elyson,” Green Builder wrote in its announcement. This national award for Elyson follows the magazine’s selection of Newland as its Developer of the Year for 2019.
“Back to normal” is the top takeaway from the 2021 housing forecast from the National Association of Realtors. In this blog, we look at how 5 local and national trends will affect homebuyers. The news is mainly positive for those who are ready to buy.
A little more dirt and a lot less screen time will be priorities at Magnolia Preparatory Academy, opening in Elyson in 2021 and now enrolling. Academic readiness will also be a focus of this new school, owned by former teacher Jennifer Radulovic and her husband, Petar.
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.
“The human-animal bond is very special,” says Dr. Bethany Smith, DVM, who plans to open Elyson Animal Hospital this summer. It will be a full-service practice, with extra care and expertise for pets who may be anxious about visiting the vet.
Clara Yoo and Johnson Cheng are excited about the grand opening of their new business, Elyson Family Dental, this summer. This husband-and-wife team of dentists is also looking for a new home in Elyson.
Opening in May in Elyson, Taylor Morrison’s new Bordeaux model home will showcase modern style priced from the low $300,000s. This flexible and contemporary design collection is offered in a gated, lakeside neighborhood near parks, trails and Elyson House.
As district architect/planner for Katy ISD, Peter McElwain oversaw the design and construction of more than 40 schools and other facilities in his 19-year career. Elyson’s Peter H. McElwain Elementary School, opening in August, holds a special place in his heart.
The well-being of our residents and guests is our priority. We're postponing community events in the immediate future and temporarily closing our welcome center. Our model homes remain open and are available for in-person or virtual tours.
The first phase of the much-anticipated Katy Boardwalk District is now under way, with Katy’s first full-service hotel and conference center planned to open in mid-2021. Shopping, dining and entertainment are also coming to this mixed-use district, centered around a 90-acre lake and nature preserve.
With 1,000 people moving to Texas every day, many new residents may not realize how popular master-planned communities (MPCs) are in the Lone Star State. In fact, many newcomers may not have ever even heard of an MPC. Not to worry – our blog will make you an MPC insider in just a couple of minutes.
We’re used to hearing that Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, but the Greater Houston Partnership has identified more than 50 areas where Houston ranks No. 1 and No. 2, such as the nation’s “best city for Millennials” and “most diverse city.”
Two beautiful new model homes by Highland Homes are the latest in Elyson’s “Here’s To New” series of exciting new arrivals. Tour these new model homes and see what else is coming, from new amenities to a new onsite Katy ISD elementary school.
If you’re new to the Houston area, or you’ve been doing some research to prepare for a move, you may keep hearing about the Grand Parkway. Here’s a quick introduction to the longest highway loop in the U.S., and how it’s connecting thriving communities like Elyson to destinations throughout the greater Houston region.
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.
Houston Community College is building a 24-acre campus near the Katy Freeway and Grand Parkway. HCC’s campus is located near the University of Houston’s Katy campus, opening this fall. Between both, students will be able to pursue four-year undergraduate and post-graduate study near Elyson.
More than 90 acres of water and nature will be part of the new Katy Boardwalk District, located about 10 miles from Elyson. Construction starts this year on this mixed-use development, which will include a lake, a nature preserve and miles of walking paths.
Elyson’s new entrance at Grand Parkway and FM 529 is beautiful, echoing the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture of Elyson House. It’s also a monument to Elyson’s convenient location, which offers the best of Katy and Cy-Fair.
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.
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.
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.
MUDs, or Municipal Utility Districts, are a uniquely Texan way for developing new communities, and they have a lot to do with the relative affordability of housing in the Lone Star State. Many don't really understand MUDs. Our infographic will take the mystery out.
Realty News Report, a leading Texas real estate blog, recently profiled Newland Communities President & Chief Operating Officer Ted Nelson, who oversees the operations of Newland communities in 12 states from his Houston office.
Ever heard the term green building but not really sure what it means? We thought it would be a good time to share this infographic about the advantages of green building to take the mystery out of this commonly used term.
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.
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.
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 throughout Elyson.
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.
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.
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.
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.