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.