Bridgeland: The Home for a Healthy Lifestyle

The new year is a time for making positive changes. Many choose to focus their New Year’s resolutions on healthy living and getting fit. While it can be challenging to change your lifestyle, being active is easy in Bridgeland. Check out our list of all the fun and fit things you can do in our thriving community.

Enjoy outdoor fitness.
Getting fit doesn’t have to happen indoors. You can work out while enjoying the view by running, walking, hiking or biking on the miles of trails that connect our community. To enhance your outdoor workout, House Hahl Trail has fitness stations that can be used for interval training. For those interested in practicing yoga or Pilates, our many parks offer great shaded spaces for you to do your downward dog. Plus, disc golf enthusiasts can brush up on their skills on our disc golf course or introduce a new friend to the sport! Got kids? They can join in on the fun and stay healthy outside by playing in one of the many parks throughout the community.

Get in shape together.
Bridgeland is all about making healthy connections between people and nature. You can find like-minded friends by joining one of our community fitness groups, including mountain biking, disc golf, running, gardening, canoeing and kayaking, and many other offerings. For our youngest residents, there’s plenty to do as well. Bridgeland kids can participate in kid activities, like soccer camps, swim team, and more.

Participate in a wellness event.
Sometimes, it takes a big event to get you in the mood to exercise. Well, we’ve got you covered. You can participate in the Texas 10 Race Series happening here in Bridgeland (Jan. 13), the Cypress Triathlon (July), and Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans, Inc.’s annual Fun Run/Walk for Heroes (October). For a more casual experience, join in on one of our many community runs that happen frequently throughout the year!

Work out with the professionals.
Sometimes, you need the support of a pro to accomplish your health goals. Thankfully, there are plenty of places to turn to in Bridgeland’s Lakeland Village Center, including 9RoundFitness, F45 Training, Shaka Power Yoga and Select Physical Therapy. All of these businesses are staffed by professionals and are conveniently located nearby. Check them out to keep your body in tip-top shape.

Whether your new year goal is to lose a few pounds or establish a new workout routine, Bridgeland is here to help you incorporate your new lifestyle into your everyday life. Our community was designed with connectivity in mind to encourage residents to get outdoors and stay active. By joining with others who share your health goals, we know you’ll find success in 2019.

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Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland

Houston’s population is growing fast. The city has so much to offer, and is a desirable city to relocate to. I often get asked, for advice on where to live in Houston. Having lived in Houston for almost 5 years, I’m always happy to share some of my own personal insight.

Recently, I had the opportunity to host a Mom/Babe fun day in Bridgeland in a model home by Ravenna Homes. It was a great way to bring some of my friends together and learn more about the Bridgeland master planned community while having a good time decorating sweet treats.

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland


To get into the holiday spirit, the gals at Iced Cupcakery -taught us how to decorate holiday cupcakes three different ways. Everyone laughed and couldn’t resist the yummy icing. We even got to sample Iced Cupcakery’s holiday pumpkin roll, AND they are sharing the recipe with all of you! It’s a perfect recipe to make this season.

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland


The best part of the day was being able to experience the Bridgeland neighborhood and what truly sets it apart from any other master planned community, Houston has to offer. I realized that it is not only a great option for families, but also for empty nesters too. Wanted to share some of what I thought would be helpful to anyone considering relocating to Houston or looking for new homes for sale in Cypress, TX.

Watch the fun we had in Bridgeland here!

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Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland


If you know anything about Houston, you know it’s HUGE. The city spans out for 655 square miles, and location is a top factor when deciding on where to live here. Being able to access main highways quickly is important. The Bridgeland community offers easy access to highways 99 and 290, allowing you the ability to live in suburbia, but also get into the city in approx… 35 mins.

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland

Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland


It’s no secret that Houston is sometimes known as the “concrete jungle”- NOT Bridgeland! This master planned community is situated on 11,400 acres. 3,000 of those acres are parks, trails, and lakes. There are 900 acres of lakes and waterways. 60 miles of trails! If you love being active outdoors this is definitely the place for you. It’s a nature lovers dream to live here.

This Cypress, TX  master planned community has a ton of amenities- heated pools, splash pads, dog parks, hammock park (yup, you read that correctly, a whole park with hammocks!), playground-style zip line and an incredible tree house. It even has a boat house where you can check-out kayaks to use on the lake OR store your own! The kids had a blast running around and burning off their sugar rush at the park.Moving to Cypress, TX? Here's Why I Love Bridgeland


There are a ton of Bridgeland neighborhood events to help bring the community together. You won’t have to travel far from home to have a good time. My family and I have attended Friday Night Bites,- which is a super fun family event. Tons of food trucks and a fun way to meet other families in the area.

Speaking of food, here’s the recipe for the pumpkin roll.

This was certainly a great day with my friends and their children. Thank you to Bridgeland for being such incredible hosts and allowing me the opportunity to learn more about the community so that I could share with my readers.

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Find peace at Harmony Grove

As consumer interest in Bridgeland continues to spread, the community’s latest announcement is already striking a chord with easy-living enthusiasts. Harmony Grove – the final neighborhood to be built in Lakeland Village – will offer a low-maintenance lifestyle and walkable access to amenities, dining, and shopping that will make this new neighborhood one of the most coveted – not only Bridgeland, but in all Greater Cypress.

Harmony Grove will be built exclusively by one of Bridgeland’s premier builders – Beazer Homes – an experienced, knowledgeable, and trusted resource with over 25 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. Spanning 68 homesites with front yard maintenance included, Harmony Grove’s one- and two-story townhomes come with floorplans ranging from 1,563 to 2,063 square feet that start in the $220s. Additionally, Beazer Homes offers a 50’ product option in Parkland Village that starts from the $270s and floorplans range from 1,855 to 2,707 square feet.

Finding peace at Harmony Grove can become your reality. Beazer Homes’ model home opens in January 2019. A pre-grand opening of the Harmony Grove Townhomes will be held beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 1 at the Beazer Homes’ Parkland Village model home at 16235 Alligator Gar Court, Cypress, TX 77433. Interested parties may RSVP to or Read more ›

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Bridgeland’s Favorite Holiday Traditions and Christmas Activities

The air is crisp, the days are shorter, and wreaths adorn your neighbors’ doors. The holiday season is officially here! Some of our fondest and closest held memories are holiday traditions done year after year. Whether filling your yard with Christmas decorations, participating in a community service project, or attending a Christmas light show, holiday traditions are better when shared with family, friends and neighbors. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas activities to celebrate the holidays in and round Bridgeland.

Outdoor Christmas Decorations

After you’ve strung Christmas lighting around your house, venture through Bridgeland to check out your neighbors’ twinkling roof tops and illuminated trees. Then, swing by Bridgeland’s Model Home Park to see a spectacular holiday lighting display that includes lights on all 20 model homes. Don’t forget to bring a thermos of cocoa to make it a truly magical night.

Christmas Community Service Ideas

Giving is always more fulfilling than getting. This season, organize your family or your neighborhood block to participate in a community service project that will help spread holiday cheer to others.

Consider adopting a child in need through Cy-Hope, a local non-profit dedicated to improving life for all kids in Cy-Fair. Let your kids play Santa, as they carefully select gifts from another child’s Christmas list and learn the true meaning of the season.

Another wonderful way to give back to the community is to visit a local hospital or nursing home. Bring a poinsettia to decorate the lobby, and share your gifts on the piano to host a Christmas caroling singalong for an evening none of you will soon forget!

Local Christmas Events

Gather friends, families and neighbors for these fun local events. You’ll want to get these Santa sightings, snow activities and family-friendly holiday events in your calendar right away.

Snow Day

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

5-8 p.m.

Bridgeland Model Home Park

You might not hear this on the Weather Channel, but snow is in the forecast this December! We’re teaming up with Frontier Title and Bridgeland’s homebuilders to bring white, fluffy snow to Bridgeland. Kids will enjoy playing in the snow and getting to meet Santa while Christmas carolers stroll by singing your favorite holiday tunes. Each model home will have a different holiday activity, including ornament making and writing a letter to Santa. This event is free and open to the public.

Farmers Market in Bridgeland

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Lakeland Activity Center

Enjoy a local farmers market as well as a variety of artisan booths to help you check items off your Christmas shopping list.

Taste of the Season

We have one last treat to leave you with, and this one is especially tasty. This Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe came direct from our friends at L3 Craft Coffee in Lakeland Village Center. We think it’s best enjoyed with neighbors around a crackling fire or while sharing Christmas bedtime stories with little ones.


½ oz of chocolate sauce

½ oz of Barista 22 peppermint syrup

10 oz of milk

Whip cream or marshmallow

Peppermint candy chips


  1. Pour chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup into a mug.
  2. Heat milk in the microwave or on a stove top to about 140° Fahrenheit.
  3. Pour heated milk into mug with chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add whip cream or marshmallow on top and sprinkle with peppermint candy chips.

Bridgeland is full of holiday cheer this year. We hope you’ll make some of our favorite holiday traditions your favorite holiday traditions, too.

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Hi everyone!

Last week, my family and I attended the 10th annual Howl-O-Ween Fest at the Bridgeland master planned community in Cypress, Texas. It was our first time going, and Jayden had so much fun especially since we got to bring Rotel, his best furry friend. It’s one of the biggest pet-friendly Houston events for Halloween for the whole family with tons of games, food trucks, and even a costume contest. Jayden and Rotel went as Batman and Superman! While we were there, we even got to tour some of the model homes in the community. Our family is looking to build a new home next year and hopefully expand our family. We absolutely fell in love with the homes in Bridgeland. In fact, I think we might have even found our dream home! If you are looking at new homes in Houston for your family, here are seven reasons the Bridgeland community is the perfect pet-friendly master planned community for your family.

Bridgeland the Pet Friendly Masterplanned Community

1.Open Space

Did you know the Bridgeland development chose to devote 3,000 acres to open space to provide a place for both residents and wildlife to thrive? They wanted to make sure to protect, preserve and restore the natural environment within Bridgeland’s boundaries. In fact, there are over 900 acres of lakes for outdoor activities, such as fishing and canoeing. With this open space, you will never feel crowded or boxed in in your community.

2. Walking Trails

Currently Bridgeland has over 60 miles of scenic interconnecting trails, so you and your family will have plenty of space to go on family walks with your dog. Bridgeland also has conveniently placed pet-friendly water fountains located near the parks.

3. Plenty of Home Options

Bridgeland offers eighteen of the most well-respected new home builders in Houston. From Coventry Homes to the gorgeous Darling Homes photographed here to my personal favorite, Westin Homes, there are plenty of home designs to choose from. Prices range from the $240s to $1 million+, so there’s a home for your budget and lifestyle. Whether it’s a home for you and your furry friend or a full house of five, there is something for everyone.

4. Easy access to main roads

One of the things I love about Bridgeland is that it’s close to the 99 toll road and Highway 290. It makes for easy access to Houston and surrounding areas and even Austin or College Station for a road trip.

5. Accessible shopping

Need a place to shop? You are in luck, because Houston Premium Outlets are just minutes away for great shopping. Walking distance from Lakeland Heights is Lakeland Village Center, the first of four village centers planned in Bridgeland. Each one will have shopping, dining and entertainment options that reflects each village’s own unique character and charm. Next to be built is Parkland Village Center. It’ll be a hub of activity for the community.

6. Great school districts

Three highly acclaimed public school districts will eventually service Bridgeland: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Katy Independent School District and Waller Independent School District. Cy-Fair ISD recently constructed a 127-acre educational village located near the Grand Parkway. This new campus boasts nearly 1-million square feet of learning space for at least 5,912 students and includes 4-story Bridgeland High School, a future 3-story middle school, and 2-story Wells Elementary School. A Primrose School for even younger children is opening in Bridgeland next year.

7. Community Focused

From Howl-O-Ween Fest to local farmer markets to Friday Night Bites, there is always a fun community-centered event for the whole family. There are resort-style facilities, including a 6,000-square-foot community center with a full-time activities director who plans year-round events for residents. The community center houses a fitness center as well as multiple classrooms, a full kitchen, and meeting rooms for gatherings and receptions. Parkland Village, the community’s newest addition – will be home to a 25-acre village park, complete with a lazy river and leisure pool, an events hall and lawn, a playground, dog park and much more!  The community center houses a fitness center as well as multiple classrooms, a full kitchen, and meeting rooms for gatherings and receptions. Bridgeland’s family-focused master planned community is what makes a house feel like home.

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Bridgeland’s 11,400-acre pet-friendly master planned community is the place your family can call home. It’s a community that prides itself on environmental preservation and accessibility and where every little detail is thought out with growing families in mind. The moment you visit, you will fall in love and feel right at home. I know we did!

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Bridgeland showcases patio homes in Parkland Village

Working with two luxury homebuilders, Darling Homes and Trendmaker Homes, The Howard Hughes Corporation is offering an exceptional, new product to the collection of home styles offered in Bridgeland.

Unique, patio-style homes will be situated within walking distance of many amenities within Parkland Village, like the future Dragonfly Park and Parkland Activity Center. Homebuyers choosing a patio home in the Cedar Hill section of Parkland Village between November 1 and November 31 will qualify for up to $8,000 in incentives to be used towards upgrades, closing costs, or a discount off the price of the home.

Darling’s patio homes from their 55’ Sanctuary Collection will offer options for water views, oversized, and private greenbelt lots that are priced from the upper $300s. The 2,386 to 3,063 square-foot homes are purposefully designed with flexible living spaces to accommodate homebuyers’ needs.

Some homesites are on the lake and the floor plans take advantage of their location, incorporating dynamic features like panoramic patios, to enjoy views of the water. The expansive, open-concept family rooms are perfect for entertaining. Each model showcases Darling’s signature loop, providing direct access from the master walk-in closet to the laundry room, as well as plenty of space for storage in the walk-up attic space, also known as a Texas basement.

Trendmaker is offering 2,127 to 2,542 square-foot villas on 50’ homesites that are priced from the mid-$300s. Their floor plans are designed around large, open-concept living areas, indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, plenty of windows to let in natural light, and casual dining. Homebuyers can choose up to three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms with some models allowing for up to four bedrooms.

One of Trendmaker’s newest features, a home technology package called HomeSmart® allows you to save energy by giving you remote access and peace of mind to efficiently control your home – from anywhere – using your smart device.

Both builders offer distinctively detailed one- and two-story homes with popular, open-concept floor plans, impressive master suites, gourmet kitchens, and a variety of elevations to choose from. The flexibility of bedroom and bathroom combinations and two- and three-car garages, make it easy to tailor these patio homes to suit your specific needs. Other options include extended outdoor living areas with fireplaces, media rooms and wine storage grottos.

With so many choices of architectural elevations and sizes, finding and falling in love with a home from Darling and Trendmaker will be easy. Model homes are open daily for tours in Parkland Village’s model park, just off Bridgeland Creek Parkway.


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Bridgeland is Dog-Friendly All Year Long!

When it comes to having fun with your furry friend, Bridgeland is the place to be. We have peaceful walking trails, so everyone can get their daily steps and sniffs in and a large fenced-in dog park with water and shaded benches. But, on top of all that, our biggest event of the year is the now-famous Howl-O-Ween Fest, which is carefully planned with our four-legged residents in mind. Bridgeland is the place to have a bark-ing good time for people and pets.

Howl-O-Ween Fest

Our hugely pup-ular annual event Howl-O-Ween Fest is now in its 10th year. Headlining the stage this year was The Canine Stars, North America’s premier stunt dog show! Howl fun is that? This exciting, family-friendly extreme sports production highlights popular dog sports, such as dock diving, freestyle frisbee disc, flyball racing and more, in a one-of-a-kind show that features dogs of an array of breeds and mixes that have been rescued or adopted from shelters. Other acts on stage this year included award-winning magician and illusionist Lanny Kibbey and a fascinating K-9 demonstration.

In between shows, families loved to check out the kids fall fest area, sponsored by Primrose School of Bridgeland, to jump in the bounce houses, run through an obstacle course, and so much more! Other favorite activities were pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating for kids and pets, roaming entertainment, face painting, a seasonal farmers market, and food trucks galore.

On-site animal adoptions and pet foster family recruitment took place again. Last year, almost 9,000 people and their dogs joined in, and together, we raised nearly $3,000 for the animal rescue groups that were on-site holding pet adoptions and recruiting pet foster families.

Walking Trails

Bridgeland is known for its scenic trails. From border to border, village to village, activity to activity, you can traverse our trails with your best friend by your side. With 250 miles of trails upon completion, there’s a seemingly endless amount of exploring and sniffing and walking and trotting for you (and your pup) to do daily. And, many of these dog-friendly trails meander along tranquil waterways and creeks with views of water fowl, aquatic plants and grasses, and other wildlife. Plus, there are bicycle and exercise trails complete with fitness stations for more active adventures. All in all, this is far more than a walk in the park. This is a dog’s version of paradise. So, get out and go exploring with your furry friend.

Fenced Dog Park

Set in scenic Lakeland Village Park, a 20-acre greenspace boasting a plethora of unique features, sits Bridgeland’s large fenced-in dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, water bowls and pet waste bags. Take a seat on one of the benches under the cool shade structures, so you can relax in comfort while you watch your dog run wild like a wolf and get in lots of healthy canine socialization. Plus, dogs sleep better after a giant play date!

It’s pretty obvious that we are one super-duper dog-friendly community here in Bridgeland. We’ve built the entire community from the ground up with our four-legged residents in mind. In Bridgeland, the activities and amenities for you and your dog to enjoy together are endless.

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This post was written by Dawn P. Darnell, author of

This post is in partnership with Bridgeland.

Hey, everyone!
The Justice League is here and ready for Halloween! With Halloween just around the corner, we love going out and doing fun family events. Even more so when we can bring our furry friends, too! Today on the blog, I’ve partnered up with Bridgeland, a master planned community in Cypress, Texas, to share more about their 10th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest. The 10th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest is a fun event for the whole family that partners up with local rescue groups to raise money and to find homes for pets in need. If you know me and my story of all of our adopted furry friends, then you know how special this event is to me. Check out more details of this event below!

The 10th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest is set for October 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oak Meadow Park. It’s free to attend, and there will be tons of fun things to do for the whole family! Check out the video above for more!

You can RSVP by visiting the Facebook event page.

Families will have a great time in the family fall fest area that will include bounce houses, an obstacle course and more! Other favorite activities for the day will be pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating for kids and pets, roaming entertainment, face painting, a doggie fashion show and costume contest, a farmers market, and delicious cuisine from the food trucks.



We are so excited to go to Howl-O-Ween Fest this year, and we even got our costumes for the costume contest! I can’t wait to see Jayden and Rotel all dressed up for this event. They are going to have so much fun. Do you know what you and your family will be for Halloween? We hope to see you there and thanks for stopping by!

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Howl-O-Ween Fest turns 70, in dog years that is

Area ghosts, goblins and their furry friends are invited to Oak Meadow Park on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as Bridgeland hosts their annual Howl-O-Ween Fest. This event brings family-and furry-friendly entertainment to Cypress, making 10 years of celebrating with man’s best friend.

Treat your family – and the family dog – to the tricks of this year’s highlight performances by The Canine Stars, a premier stunt dog show that uses dogs they’ve rescued from shelters and trained to perform extreme sports, such as dock diving, high jumping, frisbee and other agility stunts for amazing, tail-wagging entertainment. Some of Canine Stars dog trainers will be present to help teach your old dog a few, new tricks, too! Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show started in 2012 to bring awareness to rescued dogs and encourage pet adoption. Their commitment to pet rescue and adoption mirrors Bridgeland’s support of rescue groups.

Two additional stage acts will be a K9 demonstration presenting the unique talents of trained K9s and award-winning magician and illusionist, Lanny Kibbey. Stage performances will begin with the magician at 10:15. A total of eight acts will alternate every 45 minutes throughout the day, with The Canine Stars at 11:00 a.m. and the K9 demonstration at 11:45 a.m.

Families are sure to delight in all of the day’s activities as there is something for everyone, from bounce houses, an obstacle course, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating for kids and pets, to roaming entertainment, face painting, and even a doggie fashion show. The fashion show begins at 1:45 p.m. and participation requires a $5 donation to benefit pet rescue organizations. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

Puppies have a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face, and as an additional feature this year, you will also have the chance to practice a little downward dog. Shaka Power Yoga, Lakeland Village Center’s latest yoga addition, will guide yogis during two classes while wagging puppies provided by present rescue groups, play about the participants. Space is limited and registration is required. The puppies and other pets will be available for adoption, should you fall in love with one of them.

A Bridgeland event isn’t complete without food trucks. Offering a variety of cuisines to feed your hungry pack, you may recognize many of the trucks from Bridgeland’s monthly Friday Nite Bites. In attendance will be Skye Café, Space Lobos, Texiana, Kaow, Hangreek, Fork N Truck, Bright Relish, Mingos, Jamaica Pon Di Road, Papa John’s Pizza,  Iced Cupcakery, Cheri’s N’awlins Sneaux Bawls, and Uncle Louis G Italian Ice.

While the entertainment and most activities are free, proceeds from any event requiring a modest fee will be donated to support local rescue groups. The following associations will be in attendance with a variety of breeds who are seeking a forever home: Guardian Pit Bull Rescue, ADORE Houston, Westie and Scotty Rescue Houston, Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Great Dane Rescue of SE TX, Friends for Life, Puppy Up Foundation, Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas, Special Pals Inc. and English Bulldog Rescue Network.

Last year’s event raised over $3,000 in support of our furry friends. Join us on October 27, bring the entire family – and the dog on a leash – to enjoy the family-and furry-friendly activities and help us surpass last year’s efforts, while having a howling good time!

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The Howard Hughes Corporation Honored with 2018 PRISM Awards

Recently at the Greater Houston Builders Association’s annual gala, two properties from The Howard Hughes Corporation were recipients of several coveted PRISM awards. The distinguished award honors excellence in the homebuilding industry within the Greater Houston area. Both Bridgeland and The Woodlands received accolades at this annual event, reflecting the masterful design of these innovative communities.

Recognized for being a trendsetter among master planned communities in the Greater Houston area — and the nation — The Howard Hughes Corporation received the prestigious Trailblazer Award for The Woodlands. The community was also awarded Best Community Entrance for creatively incorporating bronze deer sculptures with their monument entry signage.

The Best Model Home Park was awarded to Bridgeland for its concept of showcasing model homes in a centralized position within Parkland Village, the community’s newest village. By keeping the homes within walking distance of each other, instead of scattering model homes throughout the village, suggests a more connected and neighborly feel for the community. Read more ›

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