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Firethorne Reaches Community’s Halfway Mark with 1,871 New Home Sales

Katy, Texas (August 5, 2013) – Each year since its founding in 2005, Firethorne has reached a significant milestone in its build-out.  Now, just six months into 2013, the Katy/Fulshear master-planned community has realized its next impressive benchmark: 1,871 new home sales and 1,739 closings, project-to-date.  This represents attaining the halfway mark for Firethorne, designed for 3,400 homes on 1,400 acres, with 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities. 

“We’re proud that with 241 new homes sold so far this year, we’re now over Firethorne’s halfway point in development,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. “We’ve stayed on course, from breaking ground on the infrastructure in 2005, to starting our first gated section this spring.”

Meyer has overseen each phase of Firethorne’s steady growth, from site selection to helping map out the site plan, to development, which includes construction of the Visitor Center, two lake features, greenbelts with hike and bike trails, parks, sports fields, a resort-style pool, swim center with a regulation six-lane, 25-yard-long competitive lap pool, a Community Center with fully equipped fitness center and a Clubhouse for residents’ private functions.  Hand-in-hand with Firethorne’s exponential growth came the construction of the community’s first school, Ray and Jamie Wolman Elementary in Katy ISD, which opened in the 2012-13 school year.

The Firethorne builder team, spotlighted in four Model Home Parks, consists of Ashton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, M/I Homes, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes and Ravenna Homes.  New homes range in price from the high $100s to the mid-$800s. The builder team was selected based upon the highest standards for design, quality, customer satisfaction and reputation.  

Named for a resilient evergreen indigenous to the Texas prairie, Firethorne blends with the best nature has to offer.  Lake Firethorne and the hike/bike trails make it the ideal venue to host the Rotary Club of Katy’s 21th Annual Katy Triathlon at Firethorne September 29, 2013.

Firethorne, located in the acclaimed Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) and Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear.  It is strategically located on FM 1463, near the crossroads of the 1-10 West corridor, the Westpark Tollway and the Grand Parkway, 10 and 15 miles west, respectively, of the Texas Medical Center-West Campus and Houston’s Energy Corridor.

To tour, take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463, visit http://www.firethorne.info/, or call 281-693-1011.

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