The entry sign for the newly-opened Elyson community in Katy, Texas.

Two new master-planned communities west of Houston held their grand openings this weekend: Elyson in Katy, Tex. and Jordan Ranch in Fulshear, Tex.

At full build out, Johnson Development plans to have 2,800 homes on the 1,350-acres in Jordan Ranch. A community recreation center is currently under construction, with completion expected in 2017 and a pool expected in 2018. The plan also calls for 80 acres of commercial space, 200 acres of green space, and an elementary school. Pricing for Jordan Ranch will start from the $250,000s, and eight new model homes are currently available.

Elyson’s master-plan calls for 6,300 homes on 3,642 acres. Developer Newland Communities has already completed Elyson’s recreation center, Rorick House, and plans to develop 750 acres of green space. Pricing for Elyson will range from the mid- $200,000s to the $600,000s, and ten new model homes are currently available.

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