Meridiana and Cane Island, both developed by Rise Communities, have earned spots on the list of the nation’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities for the midpoint of 2023 as compiled by RCLCO Real Estate Consulting.

Meridiana, the well-planned community of new homes minutes south of Pearland, ranked at #33, up four spots from its end-of-year 2022 ranking. Making its debut on the RCLCO list, Katy’s Cane Island came in at #45 among the nation’s top-selling communities with sales up 51% over its 2022 midyear figures.

“Both communities offer an abundant selection of move-in ready homes, onsite schools and the resort-quality amenities today’s buyers are looking for,” says Matt Lawson, president of Rise Communities. “Plus, both are minutes from employment centers and retail conveniences with immediate accessibility to major thoroughfares.”

Meridiana recently opened its Adventure Cove with spacious wave pool, winding tidal river, recreation pool, fitness center, central lawn, outdoor fitness space, large pavilion and food truck park. Its waterfront Oasis Village features Café Sol, family pool with cabanas, lap pool, splash pad, fitness center, and other offerings. Residents also enjoy 100+ acres of parks and more than 50 miles of paved trails for walking, jogging and biking.

Families attend the onsite Meridiana Elementary, the onsite Caffey Junior High School and Iowa Colony High School located adjacent to the community. A third onsite school, Bennett Elementary, opens for the fall 2024 semester while a new onsite early childhood education facility, Future Explorers Academy, opens soon.

Cane Island offers new homes by acclaimed builders and the resort-style Cane Quarter where residents enjoy a lagoon-style family pool and cabanas, year-round lap pool, children’s water playground, two-story fitness center, yoga studio, fireplace loft and central lawn. The tranquil setting also is home to The Oaks Kitchen & Bar, Cane Island’s onsite full-service restaurant.

Cane Island residents also enjoy the convenience of the onsite Robertson Elementary, part of the highly-acclaimed Katy Independent School District.

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