Meridiana is a vibrant, socially active place where there’s always something fun to do and fun people to do it with. Where you can be you, no matter where you’re from or in what stage of life. Learning starts early and never ends. And nobody can doubt the sincerity of a dog so our Community Ambassador is a Golden Retriever named Soleil.
DESIGNED TO IMPROVE WITH AGE
Working with the land’s natural contours creates a more beautiful landscape. And as it matures it will only get better, becoming habitat for birds, fish, and of course outdoorsy humans. Letting the land tell us what it wants to be serves a practical purpose, too. We let water flow through the community in a more natural state in something we call “bayou elegance,” that puts every home above a 500-year floodplain. Which proved more than effective during Hurricane Harvey. Then we wove the lakes and parks together with bridges and pathways.
Nothing exemplifies the spirit of Meridiana like our delightfully-furry, ever-happy, welcome-wagging ambassador dog, Soleil. French for “sun”, Soleil brightens the days of residents and visitors alike. This gorgeous Golden Retriever is seen on walks, playing fetch near the Welcome Center, or lounging aboard her yacht – where select guests can enjoy an exclusive stay. That is, if it’s okay with Soleil.
As part of the Alvin Independent School District, and with the new Meridiana Elementary School on site, the kids of Meridiana benefit from a first-class education. Here, however, the classroom is everywhere. With learning opportunities incorporated throughout the community. From the sun-tracking Meridian Tower, to a series of Learning Labs that stoke natural curiosity. Kids have so much fun they hardly realize they’re getting smarter.
Nina Hutchinson is Meridiana’s Lifestyle Coordinator. Sort of like a cruise ship director for the community. She’s here to make sure your days are eventful in all the right ways. For instance, the annual Blues, Brews & BBQ, which brings local craft beer, Texas-style barbeque and live music together, along with hundreds of people, wouldn’t happen without Nina. Nina also works closely with the Meridiana Elementary Principal to make sure it’s smooth sailing for all things Meridiana. The best part of her job? Watching residents go from neighbor to friend at events she organized.