Cinco Ranch is one of the most highly sought after developments in the Katy Area and has been for a long time. It is not specifically located in the City of Katy but instead in the newer developments known locally as generally the Katy Area or South Katy. The development at Cinco Ranch commenced in the early 1990’s, by Newland Communities as a master-planned community, and has never slowed down in its popularity with buyers. It has also maintained fantastic appreciation for sellers which is largely attributed to the school district as well as the overall beauty of this well-kept master-planned community.
Cinco Ranch is about thirty miles west from downtown Houston along I10. It is situated closely to the Energy Corridor, which makes Cinco Ranch, as well as the entire Katy, Texas area, an ideal location for those in the energy fields. In addition, it also is an easy drive to Austin and San Antonio. In short, a significant number of the major Lone Star State points of interest are within an easy reach of Cinco Ranch and Katy Texas.
The community of Cinco Ranch is a 7,400 acre planned development. The development of Cinco Ranch was planned to incorporate the natural beauty of the area into the design and construction of the neighborhoods and homes in the community. There is a Homeowners Association or HOA fee of around $1000 in Cinco Ranch at the present time. This fee helps cover maintenance and upkeep of the common grounds and amenities throughout the Cinco Ranch community. In addition, Cinco Ranch has a number of recreational areas like walking trails and swimming pools that are open to all Cinco Ranch residents. In fact, if you are looking for a community within the Katy real estate market that offers not just one, or two, or even three recreation centers and swimming pools, Cinco Ranch is the place for you! Offering eleven Cinco Ranch swimming pool areas for families and friends to gather and just hang out. You will always have a place to enjoy the outdoors and cool off during Katy’s hot summer months. Learn more about Cinco Ranch swimming pools and recreation centers in the Amenities section of this page. There is also the Cinco Ranch Golf Club that offers the avid golfer a wonderful place to play. Katy plays host to several close by golf courses as well.
One of the aspects of Cinco Ranch that we love the most is that it is a very family oriented community. Simply put, it is a great place to raise your family. From the fishing, walking, and other recreational amenities to the schools and the organized children’s activities, Cinco Ranch has it all. If you are considering a master-planned community in the Houston Real Estate area, you should take a look at Cinco Ranch.
Schools in Cinco Ranch
Katy, Texas is known for its fantastic schools which are served through the highly acclaimed and award winning Katy Independent School District. You can find more out about Katy ISD or any of the individual schools here. Being that Cinco Ranch is a large master-planned community in Katy, it would be difficult to name all of the possible schools that your children may be zoned to without knowing which area of Cinco Ranch your new home will be in. However, you can look at Cinco Ranch High School, Seven Lakes High School and Tompkins High School to get an idea of how great the school system is in Cinco Ranch. You will be zoned to one of these schools, and their feeder junior highs and elementary schools, if you move to Cinco Ranch.
Amenities in Cinco Ranch
As mentioned above, recreational activities abound in Cinco Ranch. Activities that are suitable for families and people of all ages. They include the golf courses, tennis courts facilities around the community, eleven pools including The Beach Club in Cinco Ranch South Lake, The Water Park in Cinco Ranch West, The Slide Pool in Cinco Ranch Southwest and many others. There are biking and walking trails through wildlife areas and habitats. The community itself hosts various running, biking and swimming and fishing events throughout the year.
Cinco Ranch is also conveniently located near shopping and restaurants. The La Centerra Center features a variety of stores, shops and boutiques with a nice selection of restaurants and bistros. Furthermore, The University of Houston has established a satellite campus at Cinco Ranch in Katy and a comprehensive public library serves the community as well.
Property Taxes in Cinco Ranch
The property taxes in Cinco Ranch are assessed by the county appraisal district of the county that a particular property in located in. Cinco Ranch lies within the boundaries of either Harris County or Fort Bend County. The appraisal district will assess the property value each year and taxes are determined off of that assessment. Property taxes are determined by using that county assessed value and dividing it by 100 (per $100 of value) and then multiplying it by the tax rate for that property. Most properties in Houston and Katy real estate markets are set up to pay school and county taxes. In addition to these to entities, if the property lies outside of a city limit, like Cinco Ranch homes do, then those properties are also, almost always, part of a MUD (Municipal Utility District) and will pay taxes to their MUD entity as well. More specific information can be found at the following county appraisal websites.: Fort Bend CAD and Harris CAD.
Cinco Ranch Real Estate
When it comes to Cinco Ranch reach estate, there are a number of options available to a person or family that is interested in settling or relocating to the area. The choices that are available today include single family homes in all price ranges and some condominiums and townhouses. The price range of residential Cinco Ranch real estate runs from less than $200,000 to $1.5 million. If you are specifically interested in newly constructed homes (New Construction) in Cinco Ranch there are a variety of new homes and neighborhoods to choose from.
The details of homes in Cinco Ranch range in size from 1,400 to 7,000 square feet. These residences include homes with two bedrooms and two baths to homes with six bedrooms and six and a half baths. The higher end residences in Cinco Ranch have proven to be particularly attractive to executives associated with some of the major Houston area oil companies. This wide range of home size and price is part of the development philosophy of the master-planned communities. They also offer various recreational areas, shopping and eating establishments mixed around the development for residences convenience. This is all part of what make a master-planned community a very appealing option for most buyers as a place to live and raise their families. But is is also what make the resale values of Cinco Ranch, and all or our master-planned communities in Katy, continue to hold their values.
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Cinco Ranch also offers some communities explicitly for the older crowd too.
Heritage Grand – Cinco Ranch has an exclusive community for men and women in their Golden Years known as Heritage Grand. Heritage Grand is ideally suited for older residents and has all of the amenities to make a person’s retirement years safe and enjoyable. Active Listings in Heritage Grand
Solana at Cinco Ranch – A newer Katy retirement community is Solana at Cinco Ranch.
If you are moving to Cinco Ranch and need help deciphering test scores in various Katy schools, allow Steve Reddell to assist you. His experience as a Katy REALTOR and his experience working as a teacher, coach and administrator in Katy for many years will offer you the perfect guidance. In addition, Cinco Ranch has a low crime rate with public safety being a top priority. Steve works with buyers and sellers throughout the community of Katy, Texas and all of West Houston. If you would like to buy Katy Real Estate in any neighborhood, he can help you. Contact Steve.
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