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About Cinco Ranch

First and foremost, Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas is about HOMES AND REAL ESTATE. That portion of the over 8,100 acre master planned community that was originally envisioned and developed in the period between 1991 and 1999 lying mainly between Mason Road on the east and the Grand Parkway on the west is now generally referred to simply as Cinco Ranch. Since the beginning, the foundation of the incredible success of Cinco Ranch has been the creation of an ideal environment where people want to live. Newland Communities has executed that vision to perfection. The businesses, services and transportation infrastructure now in place offer., Cinco Ranch residents virtually everything they could possibly want or need right at their doorsteps. Additionally, to satisfy all types of activities and interests, the finest in theaters, museums, world class shopping and dining venues as well as professional sports are only minutes away in Houston.


Today, Cinco Ranch continues its rich history of being the place people want to live and does an outstanding job of offering something for everyone. It is a shining star of Katy real estate. The community is built on the concept of “neighborhood villages” of various size lots and a wide range of sizes of homes with differing styles, features and price ranges. These “Villages” are artfully blended by the use of open spaces, nature trails, amenity packages and hike and bike trails into one community.


Now, when one mentions Cinco Ranch, the name has grown to include more than just the areas within the master planned community and is a reference to an entire market area that is epitomized by Cinco Ranch proper. The tremendous success and growth of Cinco Ranch has encompassed many other neighborhoods, developments and areas. Generally speaking, almost everything between Interstate Highway 10 and the Westpark Tollway and from George Bush Park all the way to Fulshear is referred to as “Cinco Ranch area”.


As Cinco Ranch has expanded, neighborhoods and developments that existed before Cinco Ranch such as Nottingham Country, the Kelliwood communities, West Memorial and others have become enveloped by and, in some ways, almost indistinguishable from Cinco Ranch itself. As the westward expansion of the master planned community has progressed and additional villages in Cinco Ranch Southwest have been added, other developers and builders have snatched up every parcel of land that becomes available and new residential communities of all shapes and sizes have come into being and have prospered. This is in large part due to the desirability of the area in general as well as the success and housing demand created by Cinco Ranch.


Many smaller master planned communities such as Firethorne, Grand Lakes, Grayson Lakes, Seven Meadows, Woodcreek Reserve, Falcon Ranch, Silver Ranch, Pine Mill Ranch as well as others have enjoyed great success in the “Cinco Ranch area”. Now, Trendmaker Development Company is well under way and enjoying remarkable success with the major master planned community of Cross Creek Ranch on a 3,800 acre parcel of land beginning at the most western boundary of Cinco Ranch and extending to within the corporate limits of Fulshear itself.


The results of the 2010 Census by the U.S. Census Bureau; published in the Houston Chronicle on February 18, 2011 indicates that Fort Bend County experienced an incredible 65% growth in the last decade. The tremendous demand for homes and real estate of all types within the market area continues to lead the nation. The Houston metropolitan area continues to offer one of the most dynamic and growing economies of the nation and is expected to continue to be a highly desired destination for companies and individuals.

Cinco Ranch is a residential community in Katy, Texas. Homes in this community include both single-family homes and attached homes and are usually in the traditional or contemporary/modern style. They were built between 1990 and 2018. These homes offer 2 to 6 bedrooms and 1 to 6 bathrooms. Residences range in size from 1393 to 7907 square feet in living space. Prices of homes for sale in Cinco Ranch currently range from $180,000 to $1,398,000.


Cinco Ranch is a community filled with various home designs. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $1 to $2,595, and taxes for the year range from as low as $4,297 to as high as $42,327. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $1 to $2,595, and taxes for the year can range from $4,465 to $6,155.


Cinco Ranch Amenities

Resort-style amenities are the main attraction in Cinco Ranch. The Lake House Community Center is the ideal place to join neighbors for an event or party. This 6,000 square-foot building features multiple meeting rooms and a catering kitchen that are available to rent for a private function.


The Lake House pool is another great feature for children and adults to enjoy. It has a kiddie pool, water slides, splash pad, and a large pool. Other great amenities include the Beach Club, water park, children's garden, and tennis courts. As an added convenience, there are 11 neighborhood pools located throughout Cinco Ranch, which allows residents to take a dip on hot day without having to travel far from home.


Adults can also have fun at the 18-hole, par-71 course in the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch. There are also beautiful nature trails that offer miles of scenic views throughout its 70 acres of nature preserves and wetlands. Calming lakes and spacious parks provide a quiet retreat and backdrop when exploring the great outdoors, and an on-site YMCA provides additional fitness activities and classes. Homeowners in Cinco Ranch are never too far to enjoy a unique amenity in this vibrant community.


Discover Cinco Ranch

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

CINCO RANCH, TEXAS. Cinco Ranch is a planned community located approximately twenty-five miles west of Houston and ten miles north of Richmond in northern Fort Bend County. Before the development began in the mid-1980s, the Cinco Ranch had been a working cattle ranch and rice farm on Buffalo Bayou which started in the 1930s when five families became partners in an outfit that they named Cinco Ranch. (Cinco means five in Spanish.) In 1984 a conglomerate known as the Cinco Ranch Venture, consisting of U. S. Home, the Mischer Corporation, and American General Corporation, purchased the property and began to develop a community. Eventually American General bought out the other partners. Cinco Ranch is part of a 7,200-acre master plan designed by the developer Newland Communities and includes eight schools in the Katy Independent School District and additional private schools and preschools. The subdivision's recreational facilities include a golf course, athletic centers, and ample greenspace for trails. In 2000 Cinco Ranch had a population of 11,196. Many of the residents commuted to Houston.


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.