Over the course of two consecutive weekends, May 14-15 and 21-22, nearly 3,000 people came out to celebrate the grand opening of Prairieland Village. Bridgeland’s newest village is the third of four villages planned for the expanding community. Each new grand opening draws greater numbers, testifying that Bridgeland continues to be northwest Houston’s top-selling master planned community. The weather was perfect to welcome guests who came to spend a day at Prairieland’s Model Home Park, with ample opportunities to learn and explore what this new village is all about.
The overall theme of being Painted by Nature was highlighted in the kaleidoscope of color that filled the streets, along with the events and planned activities that echoed this theme. Guests toured 18 model homes that showcased current trends in interior design, using natural finishes, open floor plans and plenty of natural light. Front gardens were planted with meadow-like landscaping and plenty of colorful foliage to attract pollinators. Inside model homes, guests found a variety of activities and giveaways. To make purchasing a home in Prairieland Village more attractive, homebuyers who purchased a home in May received up to a $10,000 incentive that could be applied to upgrades, closing costs, or off the price of the new home.
In between searching for the perfect floor plan, an entertainment schedule bursting with themed activities offered something for everyone to enjoy. Butterfly bicycles were provided by Austin Bike Zoo. The overly large and colorful wings billowed in the breeze, delighting the hearts of both the rider and onlooker. Art workshops for budding artists and an art crawl for art collectors, caricature artists and origami lessons, and more also added to the colorful theme.
Additional performances by magician Michael Blanco, interactive drumming with Drum Cafe´, Butterflies in Flight acrobatic act, and a lineup of local bands who took the stage both weekends with concerts from Honky Tonk Revivalists, Nervous Rex, JOÉL Hernandez and A Sure Thing kept guests entertained throughout the day.
Saturday, May 21 featured special guest Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix. The morning started with a nature immersion tour around Josey Lake. Later that day, she spoke on stage about her research into the positive effects that spending time in nature can have on the mind, body, and soul.
Prairieland Village is implementing innovative sustainable and resilient features along with state-of-the-art amenities such as Longwing Landing, a four-and-a-half-acre park and amenity center currently under construction alongside 40-acre Caterpillar Lake. The Howard Hughes Corporation continues to offer walkable, interconnected communities that encourage healthy and active lifestyles for all who live here. Currently, more than 200 homes have been sold in Prairieland Village, with an estimate of 7,000 homes upon completion. Learn more at Bridgeland.com.