Hip foodie restaurant opening this fall in Lakeland Village Center

Dining out at restaurants that serve fresh, locally grown produce may have you traveling to downtown Houston. Soon, Cypress foodies will be able to feast at a location much closer to home.

This fall, the Lakeland Village Center will welcome the first table-service restaurant to  Bridgeland as well as the surrounding Cypress community, with the opening of Local Table, a farm-to-table style restaurant.

Brought to you by the same family that created Hungry’s, the restaurant will be their second location and will offer similar types of dishes as the menu at their original location. A blend of fresh, never frozen produce sourced from local growers will offer a global smorgasbord of wholesome, yet comfortable food such as meatloaf, quesadillas and gyros incorporating ingredients such as quínoa, kale, and hummus. A children’s menu offers traditional favorites such as chicken fingers, pasta and cheese burgers.

The 30-foot, multi-sided bar will serve guests dining inside and out on the patio. In keeping with the concept of sourcing locally, craft beers will be available to highlight local breweries. The restaurant offers dine-in, take-out, weekend brunch and seasonal menus as well as catering.

Co-owner Shervin Sharifi, who, together with his brother and two cousins, incorporated the ideas of providing a culinary and a social experience, by bringing an inner loop feel to the restaurant. Local Table will be a unique culinary choice for residents and locals to come together with friends for food – to socialize in a fun way – in a kid-friendly environment.

Because of the growth of the area and the opening of Parkland Village, Bridgeland provided the ideal opportunity for Local Table to bring locally sourced produce in a trendy, hip setting to the Cypress suburbs. Information on the grand opening of Local Table is expected to be available this fall.

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Josey Lake will be your next great adventure

One of the benefits of calling Bridgeland home is the amount of unique amenities that come with each new addition of the community. The latest and grandest amenity will be the opening of Josey Lake. As the winner of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) 2017 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition for process planning, the extensive, 140-acre waterway is on track to open this spring. H-GAC honors projects that serve as models for innovative approaches to designing natural areas in the region. Bridgeland was recognized because of the lake’s multi-function as a stormwater detention system and communal greenspace.

After four years of development, the unparalleled enhancement will offer residents kayaking on a three-mile waterway, birding tower, boardwalk, skyway bridge, playground-style zip line as well as additional land activities. Two pedestrian tunnels will provide residents with safe passage to the amenities without having to engage with vehicular traffic.

Providing access for outdoor enjoyment while maintaining harmony and balance with nature has been the blueprint for developing Bridgeland, since day one. You may not know it, but everything from the types of plantings, which attract wildlife, to the waterways and path system that traverse the entirety of Bridgeland’s 11,400 acres have been carefully planned and designed to encourage conservation of resources and wildlife. Read more ›

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New additions coming to Parkland Village

Parkland Village was first announced last summer and excitement about the new addition has led to nearly 100 home sales. The official grand opening will take place on March 24 and April 7 and will include a model home tour, live music, food trucks, goat yoga, and more. The original announcement included details about the community’s first lazy river, activity center with meeting space and fitness center, serenity pool, ample park space, and interconnecting hike and bike trails.

A few new elements have recently been finalized that are certain to make Parkland Village northwest Houston’s favorite place to call home.

Dragonfly Park
This one-of-a-kind play structure was custom designed and was inspired by Parkland Village’s  icon: a dragonfly. The icon will be used on signage and monuments throughout the community as well as this whimsical sculpture to encourage active and imaginative play at the village park. The dragonfly’s wings are perfect for climbing; his tail dips down, simulating a dragonfly at rest on a shallow pond, providing a climbing route to the top of the body. Wooden posts and rope climbers are integrated with the sculpture, forming reeds and bullrushes illustrating the dragonfly’s habitat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach entry pool at the lazy river
The beach entry pool offers fun for all ages.  Centrally located in the pool is a kids’ zone with a treehouse play structure and swing over the water. Nearby is a sunning shelf with lounge chairs offering parents a place to relax while they watch their children enjoy their surroundings. For older kids, there is a section with deeper water and a rope swing. In the lazy river, there is a seating node so you can stop by and relax while visiting with neighbors, or recline, perhaps, in one of the shaded hammocks that beckon on the island in the lazy river. Nearby are two small pavilions with gas grills, a sink, some counter space, and seating area so you can enjoy a day by the pool and grill your favorites while you’re there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walkway/promenade at Parkland Activity Center
The Parkland Activity Center will have a well-appointed fitness center, flex rooms, and event space that can seat up to 150 people for private functions. A large, bi-fold door found on the lake side of the event space can beopened to include the patio and lawn area, allowing an additional outdoor experience and increasing the event seating space to accommodate an additional 100+ seats. The design of the building was inspired by Prairie School Architecture, a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s work with an open floor plan and modern appeal. You will see a beautiful example of this in the walkway between the buildings at the Activity Center. The walkway is covered with a canopy that contains a stained glass element with a pattern inspired by this period of unique style and architecture. The sun will cast the colorful pattern onto the walkway, one of several features in Bridgeland not found anywhere in northwest Houston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design details like this canopy illustrates Bridgeland’s commitment to creating special places for our residents to have unique experiences and enjoy the lifestyle that is being created.

 

 

 

 

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Take a virtual tour of the Newmark Model in Parkland Village

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Take a virtual tour of the new Lennar model in Parkland Village

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Harmony Grove begins to take root

Since opening in 2006, Bridgeland has been developing a community where three thousand households and counting now call it home. By nature, a master planned community offers housing options for various types of people at different stages of their lives. In many instances, young couples and new families buy their first home in Bridgeland and make the decision to move up to a larger home as their family dynamics and spacing needs change. On the other hand, established families also move into Bridgeland, raise their children and see them off to college. They then make the decision to purchase a smaller home that offers them a lower-maintenance lifestyle as they prepare for retirement.

Regardless of what stage in life you may be, Bridgeland has been thoughtfully crafted to offer the perfect neighborhood and home to meet your needs. Bridgeland’s newest neighborhood, Harmony Grove, is a primary example of a housing option tailored to meet the demand of a specific niche within the market.

Harmony Grove will showcase Beazer Homes’ newest product that offers Modern Farmhouse and Modern Craftsman townhomes, which is a unique architectural style that is currently not being offered anywhere else in the Cypress area. The neighborhood will be nestled behind sculpted landscape berms and trees providing a private setting for the residents of Harmony Grove. Read more ›

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National recognition and a record-breaking year

Bridgeland has been honored to win more than 100 awards over the last 11 years and was most recently recognized by the National Association of Home Builders at their 37th Awards Gala this January, with four Gold Award nominations and four Silver Awards. The winning categories recognizing Bridgeland for its exceptional lifestyle, commitment to the environment and to supporting its residents were: “Lifestyle Director of the Year”, “Building Industry Community Spirit Award”, “Industry Choice — Best Digital Home Tour”, and “Best Landscape Design”.

These achievements added to the accolades from last October, when Bridgeland took home the 2017 “Landscape Design of the Year”, “Billboard of the Year”, and “Realtor Team of the Year” Awards at the Greater Houston Builders Association annual Houston’s Best PRISM Awards.

It’s easy to understand why Bridgeland saw a 30% increase in home sales in 2017 over the prior year. Read more ›

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Additional models now open in Parkland Village

The number of models in Bridgeland’s new centralized model home park continue to grow as Lennar and Westin Homes open their doors for tours in Parkland Village.

Lennar is offering its highly popular Brookstone Collection of homes at 
Parkland Village, with prices starting from the mid-$200,000s. All homes include modern designs and finishes, appliances, fixtures and more as part of the builder’s Everything’s Included® philosophy. Additionally, homes in Bridgeland will include Wi-Fi Certified Home Design that keeps homeowners connected to the most desirable technology brand devices.

Westin Homes debuted at Parkland Village with a mix of popular floor plans adding brand new designs tailored for Houston homebuyers. Priced from the $360,000s, the builder will showcase the popular Hopkins floor plan as their model, a two-story home with more than 3,800 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and more.

A grand opening of Parkland Village is being planned for February. More details will be coming soon.

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Final sections and new park announced for Lakeland Heights

David Weekley Homes will be building in the final two phases in Lakeland Heights andhomes will be available early next year. Three collections of home sites will be available in the new neighborhood, offering  the choice of Craftsman, English Tudor, Classical and French architecture boasting front porch designs and rear-loaded garages, creating a walkable streetscape that blends nicely with the community’s close proximity to Lakeland Village Center.

 

 

Not only will this be the final opportunity to call Lakeland Heights Home, the addition will be the location of a unique outdoor amenity. The new park will have both adult and children’s activities, including bocce ball, corn hole, a playground and a picnic pavilion.

The play structure at the playground will have a vertical “ant farm” theme while the color palette of the park will be inspired by the school colors of the recently opened Bridgeland High School. For more information on the new addition, please reach out to our Welcome Center at 281.304.5588.

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First resident moves into Parkland Village

Just six short months ago, Bridgeland launched a brand new village and rooftops began rising everywhere. There has been plenty of excitement surrounding Bridgeland’s new addition, and one person in particular was the first to embrace the newest village and is now the first to call it home.

Rosemary Gray moved into her new Lennar home in Parkland Village in  November.  She is the first of approximately 3,000 new homeowners who will eventually put down roots in the new village.

Rosemary shares the home with her son and his three chihuahuas and enjoys walking the community’s nature trail and basking in the beauty of the neighborhood. Since Rosemary moved into her new home, she has gained three additional neighbors, and more are on the way as activity begins to pick up in Parkland Village. Read more ›

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