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August 29, 2010 – Katy/Fulshear – Firethorn, which in 2010 has exceeded all of its previous January-to-July new home sales records, has broken ground on its newest section, Firethorne West.  The development’s westward expansion comprises 430 acres within the 1,400-acre master-designed community in Katy/Fulshear. 

 “Firethorne’s steady growth in its first five years, with more than 1,000 home closings to date, paves the way for us to move forward on this next phase of development,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer.

Plans call for the construction of such premium resident amenities as a Competitive Swim Center with a regulation lap pool and clubhouse, community center, landscaped park and playground area. There will be 1,400 home sites in Firethorne West, in addition to 530 home sites on acreage under development across FM 1463 that will include three lakes with water features.    

Firethorne’s 178 new home sales in first seven months of 2010 compare to 147 sales over the same period in 2007, its previous record high.  Meyer attributes Firethorne’s strong sales to the highly acclaimed schools and continued economic growth in Katy and Fulshear, highlighted by the local expansion of three major Houston hospitals, plus continued employee relocations in West Houston in the energy industry. 

Lamar C.I.S.D. (Consolidated Independent School District) will serve Firethorne West families.  Meyer noted that Huggins Elementary, Briscoe Junior High, Wertheimer Middle and Foster High School rank favorably to Firethorne’s zoned Katy I.S.D. schools in the annual rankings published by the Houston Chronicle. 

The Firethorne West sections will feature 50- and 60-foot by 120- to 130-foot lots. The new home sites east of FM 1463 will be 70- and 80-foot by 130-foot in size.  Homes in the new sections should be up by the fourth quarter of 2010.  Model homes are open in Firethorne Model Parks I and II.

The Firethorne Competitive Swim Center further demonstrates the community’s ongoing commitment to residents’ individual and team sports and fitness.  All Firethorne amenities, including the Swim Center, resort-style swimming pool, Fitness Center, regulation lacrosse playing fields and tennis courts, are open to Firethorne West residents.

Firethorne, host of the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne October 24, 2010, blends with the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Firethorne 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.

 To tour Firethorne West, take I-10 West, exit Pin Oak to FM 1463 and go west on South Firethorne Rd., call the Visitor Center, 281-693-1011, or visit www.firethorne.info. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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