Foster’s daughter married Thomas Blakeley, cattleman and future sheriff of Fort Bend County. Their son, Bassett Blakeley, took after his father and grandfather and soon grew into a cowboy and cattleman. Bassett Blakeley owned 15,000 acres (61 km²) of land and 14,000 head of Brahman cattle, along with his grandfather's land. The cowhands of his Blakeley Ranch annually drove 10,000 head of cattle to the railheads in Kansas.
In 1937, Blakeley sold the working ranch to William Wheless, who convinced four of his friends, J.S. Abercrombie, W.B. Pryon, H.G. Nelms and L.M. Josey—all, like him, wealthy from oil—to become his partners at the ranch. In a nod to its Spanish roots perhaps, they called it Cinco Ranch (cinco means "five" in Spanish). Only the Wheless family lived on the ranch, but all of the families visited on many holidays and weekends, making use of a huge clubhouse complete with two bedroom wings. The ranch was not merely involved in cattle—it also had several acres of rice—for years, the main output of Katy, Texas—and peanut production.
In February 1984, the largest raw land transaction in the history of Houston took place when Cinco Ranch Venture, consisting of U. S. Home, the Mischer Corporation, and American General Corporation, purchased Cinco Ranch for a 5,000 acre (20 km²) master plan development. American General eventually bought out the other partners. Its current developer is Newland, and it now surpasses 7,200 acres (29 km²).
A new amenity. It includes:
The Golf Club, owned by Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited (EAGLE Golf), is an 18-hole, par-71 daily fee course, with numerous bunkers and water hazards.
The Golf Academy at Cinco Ranch hosts junior golf instructional clinice throughout the year and in the summer. Teaching children ages 6-14, the Academy emphasizes fun and fellowship, along with instruction in the fundamentals of the game.
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch Player Development Program is renown and has been benchmarked across the country for its success in retaining golfers while promoting practice, game improvement, and short game fundamentals that increase adult golfer's enjoyment of their golf game.
The parks of Cinco Ranch range from neighborhood pocket parks to major neighborhood recreation centers containing things like swimming pools and tennis courts. Lakefront parks are located along 14 acre South Lake, which offers fishing, sailing and paddle boating for residents. A three-acre recreation area is nestled along the shore of Park Lake, the second-largest lake.
Cinco Ranch has a growing network of greenbelt trails, making it possible to jog, bike or rollerblade between almost anywhere in Cinco Ranch, including recreational facilities and schools in the community. The multi-station Exer-Trail is for workouts. There is also the Bayou Nature Trail, extending nearly four miles and preserving almost 70 acres of woodland and wetland habitat. Plans are currently underway to connect the Bayou Nature Trail to the Buffalo Bayou Hike And Bike Trail. This will allow residents of Cinco Ranch to ride their bikes from the Grand Parkway to Beltway 8 - a bike trail.
The Katy Family YMCA's building has of cardio and free weight equipment, including treadmills, bikes, stairclimbers, EFX Cross Trainers and a Cybex strength training circuit. The group exercise program offers more than 75 classes in aerobics, kickboxing, pilates, yoga among others.
The YMCA offers free Child Watch and Kid Watch services for members. The YMCA also offers Before and After School programs for children ages 5-12 in most KISD elementary schools. Other activities include Spring Break and Winter Break camps.
The YMCA's youth sports programs include soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball and baseball. Other youth activities include Tae Kwon Do, Dance, Teen Fitness and Babysitting Certification.
The YMCA was named after Ken Lay; Lay asked for his name to be removed from the YMCA in June 2006.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²). None of the area is covered with water.
There were 3,375 households out of which 63.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.9% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.2% were non-families. 7.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.52.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $111,517, and the median income for a family was $114,550. Males had a median income of $90,117 versus $42,304 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $37,747. About 1.5% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
Elementary schools in Cinco Ranch:
Other elementary schools serving Cinco Ranch:
Junior high schools in Cinco Ranch:
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High schools in Cinco Ranch
University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch is in Cinco Ranch in unincorporated Fort Bend County.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON PHYSICIANS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW HEALTH CENTER IN CINCO RANCH
Dec 08, 2011; HOUSTON, Dec. 7 -- The University of Texas System Health Science Center at Houston issued the following news release: UT...