Firethorne is a newer master-planned community located conveniently in the western part of the Katy area, just off of the 1463 highway south of I10. This community, although south of I10, is currently zoned to Katy High School in the acclaimed Katy Independent School District. Firethorne gained momentum in the beginning stages of its existence due to a KISD rezoning of the Williamsburg Settlement neighborhood on the North side of I10. Many of the residents of that neighborhood were die-hard Katy football fans and decided to move when their community was rezoned to Morton Ranch High School, a newer school in Katy. AT that time, Firethorne offered newer homes for sale and a Katy High School Attendance Zone.
Needless to say, Firethorne is a Katy proud community. They like their Katy Tigers. It is much more than that though. Consisting of 1,400 gorgeous acres, Firethorne has over 3,000 single family homes in Katy, Texas with a wide range of pricing for all socioeconomic levels of families. Many young families live here and love it here because of its location and affordability.
It does need to be pointed out that there are basically three parts to Firethorne. The Lamar CISD side in the far west (back) area of Firethorne, the Katy side west of 1463, and then the east side of Firethorne. The East side is located within Katy ISD as well but offers some larger home and lot options as well as lake lots for residents to enjoy. Having said all of this, Firethorne is all one community though with so much to offer.
Firethorne also provides many wonderful amenities to its residents. The Firethorne HOA fees cover maintenance of the pools, lakes, walking trails and other common areas. There is also a wonderful nature and wildlife reserve in Firethorne.
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Schools in Firethorne
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. Lamar Consolidated School District is also growing fast and services part of the Firethorne community. You can find out more about Lamar CISD here.
Being that Firethorne is a master-planned community in Katy and Fulshear and is growing quickly, it would be difficult to name all of the possible schools that your children may be zoned to without knowing in which area of Firethorne your new home will be. The west part of Firethorne is in the Lamar CISD and would be zoned to Huggins Elementary School, either Briscoe Junior High or Wertheimer Junior High School and beginning in 2016-2017, the new Fulshear High School. However, the eastern and older parts are located in Katy ISD. You can look at Wolman Elementary School, Woodcreek Junior High School and Katy High School to get an idea of how great the school system is in Firethorne. You will be zoned to one of these schools, and their feeder junior highs and elementary schools, if you move to Firethorne until new schools open.
Firethorne Community Amenities
There is no shortage of amenities for residents to enjoy in Firethorne. Fortunately the many recreational opportunities Firethorne offers can improve your fitness and be provide for a great amount of enjoyment. Whether you are raising a family, as many in Firethorne do, learning to spread your wings in an empty nest, or just enjoying the single life, you’ll find plenty of activities that suit your lifestyle. And life at Firethorne will only get better with time as more planned amenities become reality. This master-planned community in Katy, Texas offers tennis courts, resort pool, competitive swimming, Olympic-size pool, a lighted sports field, parks and playgrounds, The Clubhouse at Firethorne, walking trails, fitness center, wild life preserve and more. Check out more about each of these amenities at Firethorne Amenities.
Property Taxes in Firethorne
The property taxes in Firethorne assessed by the county appraisal district of the county that a particular property is located in. Firethorne lies within the boundaries of 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, Fulshear 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 some of Firethorne 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.
Firethorne Community Real Estate
Firethorne has a variety of affordable housing options as well some properties that reach towards the higher end. The price spectrum on homes in Firethorne ranges from $200,000’s to under a $1,000,000. Firethorne is a coordinated community that is the creation of a number of top of the line developers, including Coventry Homes, David Powers Homes, David Weekly Homes, Perry Homes, and Plantation Homes and Partners in Building, MHI and others. These builders also are offering to potential residents of Firethorne the ability to own custom designed and semi-custom designed homes in Katy, Texas.
The developers at work in Firethorne have specifically tried to ensure that construction and new homes in Firethorne go hand in hand with the natural beauty of the area. Towards this end, a number of exemplary features can be found in Firethorne, including a twelve acre lake, a nature center, nature trails, and a wildlife habitat that comes complete with observation areas.
Beyond a great environment and an excellent school system, Firethorne is a safe community with one of the lowest crime rates in the area. It is a place where families can feel secure in their homes, on their streets and in their parks.