Moving to Fulshear, Texas
In some ways, Fulshear is the new Katy, as Houston’s growth marches ever westward, and as large tracts of developable land in Katy become harder to find. Today, Fulshear has some of the newest, largest and most successful master-planned communities in the Houston region, including Cross Creek Ranch and Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek. The extension of the Westpark Tollway westward to Fulshear is underway and will improve the already good mobility in the area. The appeal of the land is another attraction, as the Katy prairie changes to gently rolling terrain around Fulshear. The town was established in 1824 by Churchill Fulshear, one of Stephen F. Austin’s Old 300 settlers, who purchased parcels of land and set up a colony. In 1888, Fulshear granted passage to the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway and the town grew to 11 stores, three saloons, a post office, school and hotel. Today, Fulshear is undergoing another kind of boom, as modern-day settlers stake their homestead claims. But the town is still home to friendly families, descendants of the women who took lunches to the railway workers when then stopped in their town. Niche.com rated the town the #1 place to raise a family in the Houston area.
Demographic Information for Fulshear City, Texas
Population Estimates, 2017: 10,044
Median Household Income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017: $174,194
High School Graduate or Higher Percent of Persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017: 97.2%
Bachelor’s Degree of Higher, Percent of Persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017: 64.2%
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2013-2017: $415,900
Median Selected Monthly Owner Costs (with Mortgage), 2013-2017: $3,122
Popular Communities in Fulshear, Texas
One of the newest communities from Johnson Development, Jordan Ranch is in Fulshear, recently named the #1 place to raise a family in the Houston area by Niche.com. Jordan Ranch is one mile from I-10 West, with convenient access to the Grand Parkway, which now extends all the way from U.S. 59 South to U.S. 59 North. Planned for 2,800 homes, this 1,350-acre community is planned to include a swimming pool, pocket parks, and hike and bike trails. Near the Energy Corridor, Jordan Ranch is part of the five-star Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, with brand-new junior high and high schools opened in 2016, and a new elementary school opening in August 2017. New homes are offered by six leading homebuilders, including David Weekley, Highland, Newmark, Perry, Plantation and Westin.
Cross Creek Ranch
The master plan for this community was designed with two priorities – to enhance the lifestyles of its residents and to be kind to the environment. The results are evident in Flewellen Creek Park, a 150-acre park that winds through the heart of Cross Creek Ranch, providing a habitat for birds and wildlife while also connecting the entire community. With a boardwalk and overlook, Polishing Pond is a beautiful nature habitat and water quality basin that’s about the size of 48 football fields. More amenities include the Adventure Island Water Park, miles of hike and bike trails, Arbor Park, and a spacious fitness center. Cross Creek Ranch Hill, a 40-foot incline affectionately dubbed as Mt. Fulshear, is a popular place for residents to walk their dogs, fly kites, enjoy picnics or simply relax. One of its most unique amenities is the Italian Maid Café, offering everything from Lasagna Bolognese to Chicken Aioli for dine-in or takeout. Located at the crossroads of FM 1463 and FM 1093, just west of the Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway, Cross Creek Ranch is served by the award-winning Katy and Lamar Consolidated School Districts.