Firethorne is getting its first gated community.
The developer of the 1,400-acre planned community – about a mile south of Interstate 10, between Katy and Fulshear – is offering homes that cost less than larger custom properties typically found in gated enclaves.
Firethorne officials said the subdivision addresses a strong demand for homes by empty-nesters and young professionals who want to live in a gated section.
The expansion comprises 80 acres within Firethorne and will be developed in two phases. When it’s completed it will have 163 homes. They’ll all be built by Perry Homes.
“A gated section such as this means reduced traffic and more seclusion for single homeowners, young marrieds and couples who are downsizing,” Firethorne general manager Wayne Meyer said in a statement.
The one- and two-story homes will start in the $290,000s.
Written by Nancy Sarnoff,