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26 May . 2017

For Rodriguez family, it was love at first sight with Elyson

When Imara and Juan Rodriguez began their search for a new home and community last year, they knew a few things for sure.

The first was that they wanted to stay in the highly regarded Katy Independent School District, where daughter Gianna will start kindergarten next year.

The second was that they wanted to live in a community with great recreational amenities and plenty of activities for residents.

Finally, they knew they wanted a new home by Highland Homes, since they had heard several glowing reviews of the builder from family and friends.

The family found everything they wanted – and then some – when they drove into Elyson last fall, shortly after the Elyson House community center and Model Home Village had opened.

“The minute we saw Elyson, we knew this was where we wanted to live. We could feel it in our bones,” said Imara.

The reputation of Newland Communities also helped the Rodriguezes decide that Elyson would be their new community.

“Living in Fulshear, we heard many great things about Cinco Ranch, and we were confident that they would bring the same level of quality to Elyson,” Imara said. “In fact, Newland recently surveyed us to get our opinions and feedback about Elyson. We thought that was very unique for a developer.”

Imara said the family has been enjoying the pool, the Elyson Café and several resident events at Elyson House, and they are eager to start using the fitness center.

“We also love the fact that all the Katy ISD schools, from kindergarten all the way through high school, are all brand-new and just a couple of miles from Elyson,” she said.

The Rodriguezes moved into Highland’s one-story Plan 542. Along with Highland’s reputation, they chose the plan for its open and flowing layout, its high ceilings and abundant windows.

“We also like the way it has a separate bedroom and playroom area for Gianna, to give her a nice space of her own,” Imara said.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Imara moved to Houston to attend the University of Houston’s Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Imara now works at the Westin hotel at Memorial City, and Juan works at the Wyndham in the Medical Center.

“I can get to work in 30 minutes on a typical day, and Juan’s commute is a little longer,” Imara said. “Another thing we love about Elyson is that the location is close to Katy and West Houston, but we still feel like we are out in the country.”

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