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When school starts back in West Houston’s Cinco Ranch community next month, some students will be attending three new onsite schools just opened by Katy ISD. With the opening of Tom Wilson Elementary, Fred and Patti Shafer Elementary, and Seven Lakes Junior High, Cinco Ranch now boasts 16 onsite schools in grades kindergarten through 12, all part of the highly rated Katy school district.

Education has long been an advantage for Cinco Ranch, which ranked third nationally in new-home sales for 2011, according to a study by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Cinco Ranch is also home to the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, where students can pursue over 30 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The Katy Family YMCA and numerous private schools offer a variety of daycare and early learning options, and the onsite Cinco Ranch Branch Library offers many enriching activities.

Along with new schools, Cinco Ranch is also adding new neighborhoods and recreational amenities as part of the Summer of Cinco promotion. Overall, Cinco Ranch offers new homes priced from the $150,000s to over $1 million. More than 30 decorated model homes are open, including eight new models now open in the newest phase of the community.

The eight new models by Trendmaker, Ryland, Village Builders, Perry, Highland, Partners in Building, and David Weekley showcase many of the latest design trends in kitchens, baths, and outdoor living areas. Pre-grand opening pricing is offered in these new neighborhoods, and early buyers can enjoy first pick of a limited number of lakeview homesites.

Other decorated models are featured in the Cinco Ranch Model Home Village. Cinco Ranch is also previewing a new neighborhood offering patio homes from the mid $200,000s to the $400,000s by Village Builders and David Weekley. A new amenity, the Rollingwood Recreation Center, has also opened as part of the Summer of Cinco.

For more information, visit the Simply Cinco info center in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Just take I-10 West to the Grand Parkway and turn left, then turn right on Cinco Ranch Blvd. Or visit www.cincoranch.com/summer.