There's a residential sweet spot just outside of Houston, just south of Pearland, where upscale resort meets down-home Texas hospitality. It's called Meridiana, and it brings together an impressive list of amenities and features that homebuyers want, promising a life less ordinary than your standard suburb.
You can opt for a house from nine acclaimed builders, and designs typically range from $200-$400K and up.
So why is Meridiana so special? We've compiled a few reasons why you may want to call it home.
Sense of community is a big deal
The Oasis Village serves as a community hub. You can meet up with friends and grab a burger at the Bistro (coming this summer), go for a workout at the fitness center, or meet up with the book club at the conservatory.
There is an amphitheater for concerts, a game area for foosball and recreation, and resort-style pools to enjoy all summer long. And if you're not a resident yet, the Oasis Village and welcome center are where you begin your home search. Chances are good you might even meet Soleil, Meridiana's Community Ambassador, during regular hours — the pup is always ready for wet-nose greetings and belly rubs.
It's all about lifestyle
There are endless activities and community events to keep life exciting at Meridiana. Nina Hutchinson is the community's lifestyle coordinator, and ensures there is never a shortage of cool things to do. Residents can expect events like the annual Blues, Brews, & BBQ celebration, which includes live music, craft beer, and, of course, plenty of local barbecue.
Interested in joining a club or taking a class? There are options for all ages and backgrounds, including clubs for wine, kayak and boating, running, crafts, games, and even science.
You can be one with nature
Meridiana was built with Mother Nature in mind. It's interwoven with parks and ponds that flow with the land’s natural contours in something the developers like to call "bayou elegance." Braided with bridges and trails, the community brings out all the land's beauty. Plus you'll love all the native palm trees.
Since the Oasis Village is on a lake, it seems only fitting that there should also be a boat. The Ambassador's Yacht houseboat serves as over-night accommodations for visiting dignitaries and VIPs (or any resident who asks nicely in advance).
Education is key
Set in the Alvin Independent School District, the community has an elementary school onsite, but learning happens everywhere. Didactic opportunities are incorporated throughout the community to stimulate kids (and parents, too!). The sun-tracking Meridian Tower and a series of Learning Labs foster natural curiosity and engage families to learn — all without ever leaving the neighborhood.
All the right people are taking notice
The developer, Rise Communities, didn't set out to win awards and gain praise, but that's exactly what has happened. First, the development won Community of the Year from the Texas Association of Builders at the 2017 Star Awards, and Rise Communities won Developer of the Year.
Then the team won the same two categories in the PRISM Awards, sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association. It's no small feat to have associations that recognize the industry's best stand up and take notice, and the developer has been humbled by the accolades.
It also doesn't hurt that the location is so enviable. Just off Hwy 288 on Meridiana Parkway, 10 minutes from Pearland Town Center, with easy access north to Texas Medical Center and downtown Houston, and south to DOW and BASF Meridiana is right where you want to be.
Does this sound like your next home? Visit Meridiana's website for more info, or give them a call at 281-915-5515 to arrange a tour. And if you happen to bring a doggie treat for Soleil, she certainly won't complain.