Cy-Fair community Miramesa to open recreation center, more homes in 2018

The recreation center will feature a gym, half-court basketball and a junior olympic pool.

The recreation center will feature a gym, half-court basketball and a junior olympic pool.

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Canyon Lakes West Amenity Complex
Miramesa at Canyon Lakes West is opening a recreation area and its last section of homes in early 2018.

Developer Land Tejas plans to complete the Canyon West Lakes amenity complex in January. The recreation center will feature a junior Olympic pool, a workout facility, half-court basketball and a splash park. Tim Johnson, director of community sales and marketing for Land Tejas, said the recreation center will be available to members of the Miramesa, Stone Gate and Canyon Lakes West communities.

“These communities are all part of one [homeowners association], and they all get to use each other’s amenities," he said. "Folks from Canyon Lakes West can use this, or they can come over to the Miramesa recreation center or vice versa.”

Land Tejas also plans to open Miramesa's last two sections of homes before the end of 2018, featuring homes from Lennar Homes, Westin Homes and CalAtlantic Homes. Meritage Homes has the largest land position in the new section and has been selling for a few months, Johnson said.

“CalAtlantic Homes just opened,” he said. “Westin Homes will open their homes in March, and Lennar [Homes] will likely open in May. All of our builders will be actively selling in Miramesa by September.”

Johnson said the homes in Miramesa focus on families who are looking for affordable, modern homes.

“There’s a lot of great development in the Cypress area,” he said. “We’re making sure our builders aren’t getting out of control with the developments we are doing. We want to offer homes and communities that have a good lifestyle that people can still afford.”


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