A satisfying life is one that is in balance—family, career, community and personal needs all snugly in place. Balance is Bridgeland’s priority, too. As developers, Bridgeland works to build an intricate network of homes, amenities, social opportunities, schools, employment and retail, but also bridges residential life with the vast natural landscape in the Bridgeland community.
The 11,400-acre Bridgeland community is located within and along the eastern boundaries of the Katy Prairie, an environmental gem that has provided refuge and foraging areas for more than 300 species of resident and migratory birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Bridgeland strives to protect the valuable lands, including the historic Cypress Creek corridor, a significant creek system along Bridgeland’s northern boundaries.
Included in the development’s preservation efforts are thoughtful enhancements that allow residents to appreciate and enjoy nature. Cypress Creek Nature Trail rivals any found in a state park, winding through a canopy of trees and eventually stretching six miles. The trail’s second phase is in the planning stages, and the educational signage along the trail will be useful to teachers and students of Bridgeland’s first on-site elementary, under construction now near the trail.
Many of Bridgeland’s young residents experience the thrill of landing their first fish at one of the community’s catch-and-release lakes, which are also large enough for kayakers and sailors to hone their skills either with their own equipment or with complimentary use of boats and other items available to residents.
Bridgeland’s many parks—with park space located no more than a quarter mile from each home—also bring residents outside. Expansive Oak Meadow Park boasts a 10-acre disc golf course and is the site of many large-scale community events. Festival Park is a resident hub, hosting concerts, movies in the park and theatrical performances on its stage pavilion.
Another resident focal point is the Lakeland Activity Center, one of four resort-style complexes planned for Bridgeland. The facility has a 6,000-square-foot community center, a fitness center, two lighted tennis courts and two playgrounds. Residents of all ages enjoy the center’s resort pool, with two 30-foot tower slides, diving wells, water volleyball and a spray park. A second spray park recently opened on a three-acre site and offers several active play spaces and picnicking areas.
In all, Bridgeland is devoting 3,000 acres to green space and recreation, all nestled amid homes built by some of the nation’s leading builders. Home prices range from the $170,000s to more than $1 million, and buyers can select from traditional family homes, custom properties and Main Street–style designs in Bridgeland’s traditional neighborhood development of Lakeland Heights.
Besides homes, schools and amenities, Bridgeland’s master plan offers space for churches, the first of which opens this year, plus a strong retail and services component. Each of Bridgeland’s four villages will have a retail area for employment, shopping, restaurants and more. In addition, 900 acres have been set aside for a bustling Town Center that may include employment centers, hospitals, entertainment and additional shopping.
Learn more about Bridgeland at www.bridgeland.com