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If you have questions as you’re looking around Jordan Ranch, these new home FAQs were made for you! Of course, if you think of anything that’s not covered in our frequently asked questions, just reach out, and we’ll get you an answer right away.

In the meantime, here’s a quick and easy list of some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Community

    What is a master-planned community?

    A master-planned community is a carefully integrated development where every aspect is planned in advance — from housing choices to a range of amenities, as well as retail and even schools.

    What are the advantages to buying into a master-planned community?

    There are many advantages including prime locations, a smalltown atmosphere, high-quality amenities, excellent re-sale value and a strong sense of community among residents.

    Why choose a Johnson Development Corp. community?

    Master-planned lifestyle communities by Johnson Development often rank among the nation’s best-selling with residents benefitting from their years of experience developing an active, family-oriented lifestyle while preserving the natural beauty of the local landscape.

    Why choose Jordan Ranch?

    Jordan Ranch offers everything you and your family need for an active, relaxed lifestyle. Abundant open areas give children plenty of places to play outside and The Shed amenity center with a pool, lazy river and splash pad offers inviting ways to beat the summer heat. When you do have to leave the community, Interstate 10 is just one mile to the north.

    How close are urban amenities?

    Very close! The West Houston area is bustling with shopping, dining and entertainment options including shopping at Katy Mills Mall, slipping and sliding down the water slide at Typhoon Texas and exploring local art at the KCAM Contemporary Art Museum. Sugar Land and concerts at the Smart Financial Centre are a short drive away.

  • Homes

    Can I choose my builder?

    Yes. Jordan Ranch allows you to choose from eight award-winning builders carefully selected for their ability to offer you the highest level of craftsmanship and customer service available.

    Can I choose my floor plan?

    Yes. Every homebuyer has different needs which is why our builders offer a range of home designs, options and upgrades that fit your lifestyle.

  • Visitor Information

    Can the public use community amenities?

    Amenities such as the resort pool, clubhouse, trails and parks are for residents and their guests only.

  • Resident Information / HOA & Taxes

    What is the tax rate?

    LAMAR CISD ……………………………………………… $1.242

    FORT BEND GENERAL………………………………….. $0.4383

    FORT BEND DRAINAGE……………………………….. $0.0145

    FULSHEAR MUD 3a…………………………………….. $1.40

    FORT BEND CO ESD 4…………………………………. $0.10

    FORT BEND COUNTY COMBINED RATE…………. $3.19

    What is an HOA?

    An HOA, or homeowners association, is a part of any master-planned community. Its purpose is to keep neighborhoods looking great, maintain amenities and preserve the value of your home.

    What do HOA dues fund?
    In order to keep the common areas beautiful, the pool clean and the re-sale value of your home high, homeowners are asked to pay HOA dues. Dues cover maintenance of common areas and amenities and provide recreational opportunities, among other things.

    What is the annual HOA fee?

    The annual fee for the Home Owners Association is $1050.

    What is Johnson Development’s Your Community Foundation Commitees?

    One of the most innovative ways for residential developments to give back to the community is through the formation of Community Foundation Committees, what we at Johnson Development call — YCFC, for short.

    Each time a home is sold; a foundation fee (.25%-1.00% of the sales price of the home) is collected at closing and deposited into that community’s YCFC account.

    YCFC funds help elevate our neighborhoods to a new level — above and beyond the boundaries of a traditional community association.

    Since 1999, millions of dollars have gone back into our neighborhoods through the sponsorship of unique programs, activities, and enhancements in and around all JDC communities.

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been given to local schools to fund educational endeavors, enhance playground equipment, and provide technology in the classrooms.

    YCFC has also supported non-profit organizations like — museums, parks, and animal rescue groups — that help elevate our communities.

    Scouts have received support to help finish neighborhood Eagle Projects. And even families enduring the stress of caring for a child with a debilitating disease have received funds to help alleviate a bit of financial stress.

    YCFC is one of the many ways Johnson Development is Giving Back.

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