Katy, TX News (December 17, 2013) – In 2013, Firethorne reached two major milestones: topping 300 new home sales in one year for the first time and surpassing the halfway mark for the community’s 3,400-home build-out.
The record-breaking 2013 new home sales – a total of 350 as of December 15, 2013 – represents a 25 percent increase over 2012 new home sales so far this year. Located in Katy/Fulshear, the 1,400-acre master-planned community has achieved 1,980 new home sales and 1,903 closings project-to-date.
“Whether they are moving across town, across Texas, the country or the world, new Houston-area homebuyers are attracted to the Katy/Fulshear area and to Firethorne in record numbers,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer.
He attributes Firethorne’s continued success to its high-quality, family-oriented amenities, neighborhood spirit, top-rated public schools, and easy access to I-10, Houston’s Energy Corridor and Texas Medical Center-West Campus.
According to Meyer, Realtors account for a significant percentage – nearly 86 percent — of new home sales in Firethorne. “Many of our residents relocate from overseas with energy-related jobs in the Energy Corridor,” he noted.
A Katy resident for the past 32 years, 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, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes and Ravenna Homes. 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 Annual Katy Triathlon at Firethorne benefiting the Katy Rotary Fund that supports essential health, recreation and educational services for children in Katy Independent School District.
Firethorne, located in the acclaimed 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 www.firethorne.info, or call 281-693-1011.