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Taking A Vacation Without Leaving Home

 Water Park in Cinco Ranch

Pictured here is the Water Park in Cinco Ranch which has three swimming pools, including a diving well and baby pool, spray park with a frog slide for the little ones.  Two water slides, two water chutes, tennis course, a covered picnic area with BBQ grills, a wooded setting area, and a playground.  It is one of the newest features to be built.

Cinco Ranch is one of the Top 20 residential developments in the United States.  Located in Katy, Texas just 28 miles west of the most friendly large city in the world, Houston, Texas.  We are actually like a small town unto itself, being a part of Harris and Fort Bend Counties Uninc.  I have lived in the area since 1976 and watched as they stated developing this wonderful community in 1990 and bought my home here in 1992 for many reasons.

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The Golf Course at Cinco Ranch, our mild climate allow you to play golf year round in Katy, Texas.  167 scenic acres.  The course is as challenging as it is beautiful.  The gorgeous clubhouse overlooks the 18th green, has a well stocked pro shop, a grill and banquet rooms.  The club is host to many wedding receptions (my niece had her wedding reception there) banquets, parties, and the Cinco Ranch Ladies Club meets there monthly.

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Two rows above from left is the multi million dollar beach club, with a real sand beach, volley ball sand court, swim lagoon, covered pavilion, park and picnic areas.  It also features FREE sail and paddle boats for residents of Cinco Ranch.  The beach club is surrounded by a 14 acre stocked lake, with miles of walking trails, lots of flowers, trees, and wildlife galore. 

There is so much to see other than the beautiful homes, that I will spend a couple of hours showing buyers, and folks relocating to the Katy, TX area all the amenities of Cinco Ranch before we ever look at a home to buy.  When you buy a home in Cinco Ranch you are buying a lifestyle too.  Currently we have around 8,600 occupied homes, and still building.  This unique master-planned community encompasses 5,400 acres with 70 acres of woodland and wetland habitat.  Plus all the land that is set aside for the 7 pools, 10 tennis courses, Golf Course, lakes, beach club, exercice trail, water park, gazebo area, basketball & volleyball courts, nature trails with foot bridges and lookout platforms, and dozens of pocket parks that are dotted throughout Cinco Ranch.  So there is just not enough room here to show everything, just a sampling of what Cinco has to offer buyers looking for a home in West Houston, Katy Texas.  You can take a vacation without leaving home here!

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bassAs you can see the fishing is good in Cinco RanchAbove a young man with large sun fish, and young girl with a Perch.  This big Catfish above was caught by a father and his son.  I happened to be walking around the lake with my red poodle, Rhett Butler, (shown in picture), and also had my camera with me, which I usually take when we go for our walks around the lake, and we got to them just as they pulled up the Catfish.  To the right is my next door neighbor with his 11+ lb. large Mouth Bass he caught.  He is my resident expert that keeps me posted on the health and size of the fish in south lake, which seem to be doing quite nicely.  I still haven't gotten him to tell me which lures he uses.  It is a catch and release lake.

The lake in South Lake section of Cinco is 14 acres and is 1 1/4 miles around, so it's a nice walk and has tons of wild life.  Blue Heron & Snowy White Egrets come in, and of course we have our resident ducks, squirrels, and tons of song birds, Barn Swallows, and Gulls.  There are also turtles sunning themselves on the banks of the lake.  The weather most of the year is great for being outdoors, especially in the fall, winter, and spring months.  July and August gets hot, but do your walking in the morning or early evenings at that time of the year.  I've worn shorts in December, so that makes up for our hotter months, and the humidity is good for your complexion.

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Pictured here are Homes in Cinco Ranch South Lake section, which was one of the first to be built, and is considered the "heart of Cinco". It is on the 14 acre stocked lake, right by the Beach Club, and across from the Golf Course.  The price range is between $250,000-$600,000+.  Some of the homes back to the lake, however unlike most other communities that have lakes Cinco homes do not extend all the way to the water.  There is a walkway that goes around the lakes so that all of the residents can use the lakes for fishing, walking, visiting, resting on the benches with a good book and enjoy people watching.  Home owners that back to the lake have wide open views, easy access to the lake, and park like greenbelts that are maintained by the home owners assoc.  So it makes for a perfect balance.  The lot premiums for lake front range between $50,000-$75,000.

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Both these homes back to the 14 acre lake in Cinco, note the large green belt area behind both homes, and side walk that goes entirely around this lake as they do in all the lake sections of Cinco Ranch. 

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The Golf Course in Cinco Ranch has a beautiful room for weddings, a grill for lunch and drinks.  The course is beautiful and changeling.

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Splash pool at water park, pocket parks, one of the many viewing platforms for a section of the many miles of nature trails, real sand volleyball court at far right.

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Cinco Ranch High School is state of the art, mascot is the Cougar.  KISD is top ranked by the State of TX, and the reason a lot of families choose Cinco Ranch, and Katy TX.  There is a underwater bubble area to view swimmers, for the competitive swim teams.

View above of the Beach Club, at the point were is meets the lake, there is a real sand beach, and showers for after the kids get through playing.  So you can wash them off before putting them in the car.

La Centerra Mall


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Cinco Ranch has a very active ladies club.  It was started in 1992, they meet monthly, and also host socials throughout the year.                         Renditions of the newly opened outdoor mall, La's delightful!

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Cinco Ranch also has a 55+ community, with outstanding amenities of its own.  If you like to travel and want a hassle free life style it's perfect.  They include yard service, it is gated and very secure too.

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Map to get to Cinco Ranch, and Liz Carter & Team Realty.  Both are located 28 miles from downtown Houston west on I-10.  Liz Carter & Team Realty's office is at the corner of I-10 @ Mason Road, Katy, Texas 77450.  Cinco is between Mason Rd. and extends west of Grand Parkway north and south of Cinco Ranch Blvd.

I hope you have enjoyed these photos of Cinco Ranch.  I would love to personally show you why I love living in Cinco and all the great amenities it has to offer.  No other Realtor knows Cinco Ranch or the other Katy, Texas neighborhoods like I do.  I have lived and sold Real Estate in Katy TX since 1976, it is my passion and thank God I still love what I do.  I am also blessed to have many of my family working with me on my team.  In fact we have three generations and are now selling homes to second generations of clients, who come back to us time and time again.  Our motto is, "Your Real Estate Resource For Life", and we would like to be yours too.

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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Liz, What a beautiful place and a very nice post about Cinco Ranch.  Do they have anything planned for Cinco de Mayo?  Have a GREAT weekend.

Don R.

May 02, 2008 11:40 PM #1
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Liz, looks like a great area, and the lake lots look very affordable to be on the water. So you live there too ? that is a great endorcement of Cinco Ranch.
May 03, 2008 01:39 AM #2
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Hi Don, no I've never taken advantage of that, thought about it, never did it.  L

Hi Missy, I like it, the gray one story is my house, there is a front view and the back view is the one where you can see a section of the pool (needs cleaning :).  I do love it there, since I have no neighbors in the back, and the lake for Rhett and I to walk around.  And it's 5 min. to my office!  L

May 03, 2008 07:23 AM #3
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Liz,your home is beautiful and I love the view of the lake. You are blessed.
May 03, 2008 01:23 PM #4
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Liz, I have never been to Cinco Ranch although I have often heard of it.  I had no idea it was so big.  It looks like a lovely community. 
May 03, 2008 02:43 PM #5
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


What a great post. When can I move. Ha. Hey got your email late tonight. It is awesome. I have a long day tomorrow but will try to call you in the afternoon. Have a blessed weekend.

PS> I am changing my schedule so that I can make the "warm calls". HA



May 03, 2008 04:29 PM #6
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Missy, yes I am blessed in many ways...thanks I like it too.  I've been there 16 years and was in my last home 17, it's a good thing that's not the average homeowner :).  I will get by to see you, I've been hung up on learning new things, like adding music and slideshows.  L

Marchel, yes it has gotta very big, when I moved there it was just that section around the beach club.  I get lost in Cinco now.  This is the post that has thrown me so behind, it was all done, and AR went nuts and I lost it, and was not saved since it was mostly pictures.  So I have about 10 hours in this one.  I'm starting ARA.  L

Alan, not too early :), looking forward to talking to you...remember it's "all in how you think about something", so change your mindset, and your world changes!  L

May 03, 2008 07:49 PM #7
Judi Morgan
RETIRED - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Liz, I love Cinco Ranch.  I found it last week when I decided I needed to research some properties in Houston, Katy and The Woodlands areas.  Glad you shared the photos of the area -- I'll have to do some more research on it when I have time. 
May 04, 2008 01:17 PM #8
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Liz - So ths is where you have been hanging out. What a wonderful blog presentation. Perfect

Thank you for shang.


May 04, 2008 04:02 PM #9
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

I like your Team photo...very classy!

Yvette Smith

Williamsburg's Preferred Realtor®

May 06, 2008 02:32 PM #10
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co. - Frisco, TX
Real Estate Agents
Congrats Liz! on winning the Local Area Photo contest...
May 06, 2008 03:04 PM #11
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate
Congratulations on winning the photo contest. These are beautiful. My favorite is the flowers in front of the lake. I like the houses too. They have great elevations.
May 06, 2008 04:19 PM #12
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Great Photos me a real feel for your area.

Conratulationd too!

May 06, 2008 04:40 PM #13
Jason Todd
Compelling Media + Design - Halifax, NS
Hi Liz - great photo tour of the community! A little bit of everything, and I'm sure those considering a move to the area will return to look at them over and over. Cheers
May 07, 2008 08:57 AM #14
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Ms. Judi, just come over next time you pass Katy and I'll give you a tour of Cinco.  L

BWP, yep...this on took a long time, because I was finished and went to hit spell check (AR's was down and was using the one on the Google tool bar) and hit refresh by mistake and lost everything and had to start all over again.  L

Yvette, thanks, we just did them and the guy is great, West Houston Photography is the name of the co., he does very beautiful, creative work.  I have four different shots, you can see them all on my web site,

Loreena, thanks, and to you also.  Did you use snag it for your frames?  Congratulations on 1st place, and I also featured yours on my group, Texas Real Estate.  L

Lisa, thanks, the grey one story is my house, and it is also the one in the shoot were you see a little bit of the pool looking out toward the lake.  The picture of the Oleander with lake in background is just around the corner from my house.  This is were Rhett Butler and I walk every day :)dog in flowers.  This is him in a field of flowers, and he is in the one with the catfish in the post.  He thinks he owns the lake.  L

Joan, it's always fun looking at different areas, and how people live.  One reason I love to travel.  L

Jason my friend, thanks for stopping by, glad you liked them.  L



May 07, 2008 09:34 AM #15
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Liz, wow, Cinco has it all for the entire family. Beautiful!!!!!!
May 07, 2008 05:55 PM #16
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)
Duane, it really is an awesome place to live.  L
May 07, 2008 08:53 PM #17
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno
Very lovely photos. You did a great job presenting them. I really like the picture of your real estate team. Looks like a fun group.
May 08, 2008 12:49 PM #18
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)
Terrie, thank you very much, yes we do.  In fact I'm taking the whole team to a spa day this Friday, because we made goal for the month.  I had about 4 shoots done, and I liked this one so much I had a large one done and framed to hang in my office.  L
May 08, 2008 06:28 PM #19
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