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Smart planning keeps homes flood-safe

April 18, 2018

A connected series of lakes and ponds flowing through the community adds beauty, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities thanks to a design concept called “bayou elegance.” But Meridiana’s landscape is more than aesthetically pleasing, it’s smart.

The engineered bayous make up a sophisticated drainage system that manages runoff during the rainfall events that come with living near the Texas Gulf Coast.

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A connected series of lakes and ponds flowing through the community adds beauty, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities thanks to a design concept called “bayou elegance.” But Meridiana’s landscape is more than aesthetically pleasing, it’s smart.

The engineered bayous make up a sophisticated drainage system that manages runoff during the rainfall events that come with living near the Texas Gulf Coast. Effectively protecting homes from damage and people from hardship.

Meridiana’s flood control measures far exceed locally mandated standards. All Meridiana homes are above the 500-year floodplain rather than the 100-year floodplain like most communities.

The water detention system (the glistening lakes and serene ponds) channels runoff, allowing a controlled discharge into nearby streams that carry the storm water back to the Gulf.

In fact, the system has already been tested. There were no reports of water damage at any Meridiana homes as the result of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Mission possible, first-time buyers

    June 13, 2018

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    Buying your first home can feel a little daunting. However, it also can be the smartest financial move you’ll make, especially if you buy at Meridiana. A few points to consider.

    It’s more affordable than you think. At Meridiana, new homes start in the low $200s. Which makes for mortgage payments that go mano a mano with Houston’s ever-rising rental rates.

    Amenities make life awesome. It’s hard to top Meridiana’s quality of life. Between the pools, splash pad, lakes, trails, fitness center, houseboat and football stadium, this community is a solid investment in fun.   

    Great schools for your little people. Even if kiddos are a mere twinkle in your eye, know that you’ll be set for, oh, at least 18 years thanks to Meridiana Elementary and other highly acclaimed schools in the Alvin School District. (More neighborhood schools are in the works, by the way.)  

    A location to love. Just 10 minutes from Pearland Town Center’s shopping and dining. And straight shots north on 288 to downtown Houston and south to the DOW and BASF campuses.

    Interest rates are low. But on the rise. According to themortgagereports.com, rates are higher now than they’ve been since 2011. In the past year alone, fixed 30-year rates have risen almost three-quarters of a percent. (Which translates to paying $100 more each month on a $250,000 mortgage.) Getting your home under contract now will lock in the current interest rate before rates rise again.

    So why not take the plunge? Buying a home at Meridiana can be affordable. Smart. And as easy as getting started right here

  • Big screen meets big lawn

    June 1, 2018

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    It’s summer at Meridiana. When movie nights trade up from sticky theater floors to soft grass and bare feet. Shimmering lake views. And popcorn on us.

    Held monthly at the Outdoor Amphitheater, Movie Nights are among the community’s favorite ways to hang out. With a lake as the backdrop, families enjoy films presented on Meridiana’s mobile amenity center with giant screen and state-of-the-art sound system. Plus all kinds of tasty discoveries from the new Café Sol. So grab your blankets and lawn chairs, people—it’s summer and it’s showtime.

    Wondering what we're screening? Check our events calendar for the latest info.

  • Meridiana Opens New Section With Highland Homes, Plantation Homes

    May 31, 2018

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    MANVEL/IOWA COLONY, TX (May 31, 2018) – The Texas 288 community of Meridiana, located minutes south of Pearland, has opened a new phase of 40-foot homesites where Highland Homes and Plantation Homes will build three, four and five-bedroom plans starting in the low $200s.

    Fully furnished model homes by both builders also are now open daily.

    Homes in Meridiana’s newest neighborhood, Allegro Trails, are expected to appeal to homebuyers in the market for a more affordably priced home with a refreshing way to live, according to Lindsey Denson, Meridiana’s Director of Marketing.  Residents in the new Meridiana neighborhood also enjoy weekly lawn care and annual mulching of their flowerbeds as part of their home owners association fees.

    “We’re already seeing quite a bit of interest, particularly with first-time buyers,” says Denson.  “Our sense is these new homes will be very well received.”

    Highland Homes enters the new Meridiana phase with seven floor plans from 1,588 – 2,627 square feet featuring gourmet island kitchen, open family room, master suite, loft space and options such as a three-car garage and exterior outdoor living space.  Plantation Homes presents eight floor plans from 1,500 – 2,482 square feet with standard features including an island kitchen, spacious family room and secluded owners retreat. 

    Both builders offer one- and two-story plans with several move-in ready homes becoming available.

    Opened in 2017, Meridiana offers new homes by Houston’s highest acclaimed builders from the low $200s to the $600s, including those on desirable cul-de-sac properties and in exclusive gated neighborhoods.                     

    Residents enjoy unlimited use of the community’s award-winning lakefront Oasis Village with family pool and custom cabanas, lap pool, splash pad, fitness center, café opening this fall, fishing pier and outdoor area with all-weather ping pong and foosball tables, shaded seating areas and lush central lawn.  A glass-walled conservatory is set over the water adjacent to an Ambassador Yacht for Meridiana canine ambassador Soleil, the community’s lovable golden retriever.  To see more of Soleil in all of her tail-wagging glory, follow her on Instagram @ambassadorsoleil.

    Meridiana also features the on-site Meridiana Elementary School and a full-time, on-site Lifestyle Coordinator who plans movie nights, festivals and other community gatherings.

    To reach Meridiana, take the Meridiana Parkway exit from Texas 288, just minutes south of Pearland, heading north or south.  Heading south on Texas 288, take the parkway exit and turn left onto the overpass into Meridiana.  Those heading north on Texas 288 can take the parkway exit and turn right into the community.

  • Construction Underway on Iowa Colony‚Äôs Second Public Park

    January 18, 2018

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    Iowa Colony, Texas (January 18, 2018) – Work is underway on Iowa Colony’s newest public park, 11 acres of tree-lined play space within the master-planned community of Meridiana where families can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities minutes from Texas 288.

    Iowa Colony City Park at Meridiana will open this Spring adjacent to the Meridiana Oasis Village, 4003 Meridiana Parkway, featuring a large central lawn for soccer, Frisbee, kite flying and backstops for baseball.

    The City of Iowa Colony’s second public park also will offer a shaded play structure and pedestrian plaza with tables and chairs, a quadplex basketball court, two grass volleyball courts and a tree-lined walking trail winding around the perimeter of the central green space.

    Ample on-site parking and restrooms are also part of this project.

    “Iowa Colony City Park at Meridiana will be an outstanding addition to our community. We are delighted to partner with Meridiana on this project,” notes Iowa Colony Mayor Michael Buck Holton.  “The 11-acre park setting is part of a larger, 100-acre park site to be developed over the next couple of years.”

    Houston’s first community of new homes with outdoor learning labs for all ages, Meridiana was named 2017 Community of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders and Greater Houston Builders Association.  Meridiana offers new homes from the $200s to the $500s including those in cul-de-sac and secluded gated sections.  The community is located just south of Pearland between the Texas Medical Center and most major Brazoria County employers.

    To reach Meridiana, take the Meridiana Parkway exit from Texas 288, just minutes south of Pearland heading south on Texas 288, take the Meridiana Parkway exit and turn left onto the overpass into Meridiana.  Those heading north on Texas 288 can take the Meridiana Parkway exit and turn right into the community.

  • Get the Meridiana Model Home look

    March 5, 2018

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    This newly built model home featured in Meridiana has PINTEREST written all over it. We loved this look so much we found related products to you to shop:
     

    1. Chandelier

    Kichler Lighting Circolo Contemporary Chandelier:

    https://www.houzz.com/product/15255960-kichler-lighting-circolo-contemporary-chandelier-old-bronze-contemporary-chandeliers

    2. Dining Table

    Kinzie Dining Table:

    https://www.houzz.com/product/38435184-kinzie-dining-table-farmhouse-dining-tables

    3. Chairs

    Cottage Weathered Oak Finish Wood, Beige Fabric Upholstered Dining Side Chair:

    https://www.houzz.com/product/81915656-cottage-weathered-oak-finish-wood-beige-fabric-upholstered-dining-side-chair-farmhouse-dining-chairs

    4. Mirrors

    Cheltemham Leaf Mirror, Aged Gold:

    https://www.houzz.com/product/100469709-cheltemham-leaf-mirror-aged-gold-tropical-wall-mirrors
     

    Visit this model (or one of 11 others) to experience the latest home trend designs and maybe even find the home of your dreams!

  • Meridiana Expands Management Team, Adds Nina Hutchinson As Lifestyle Coordinator

    January 1, 2017

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    MANVEL, IOWA COLONY, TX (January 16, 2017) – With its Amenity Village complete and sales of new homes maintaining a healthy pace, the Texas 288 master-planned community of Meridiana has expanded its management team by adding Nina Hutchinson as Lifestyle Coordinator.

    Hutchinson joins Meridiana after a successful career in hospitality where she organized special events, managed staff and developed marketing plans for two of the more popular restaurants in San Marcos.

    A former substitute teacher who graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Hutchinson says she was attracted to Meridiana’s commitment to education with its collection of outdoor learning labs suitable for every stage of life.

    “We’ll certainly look at resident activities that incorporate the labs – there are lots of possibilities for residents of all ages,” she adds.

    At the center of Meridiana’s Amenity Village is the 60-foot Meridian Tower which operates similar to a sun tower by casting a shadow that moves as the Earth rotates while an in-ground sky map and cursor indicates the sun’s motion and altitude over the entire year.  Other outdoor labs will focus on wildlife habitats, the solar system and principles of gravity.

    Besides adding Hutchinson, Meridiana has named Lizzy Martinez, who previously served as Lifestyle Coordinator, as Marketing Assistant.  Martinez, along with Director of Marketing Lindsey Denson, will coordinate efforts to promote Meridiana among Realtors, major employers, non-profit partners and at large-scale community events. 

    Meridiana is located on Texas Highway 288 and Meridiana Parkway (formerly County Road 56) minutes between the Texas Medical Center and several Brazoria County employers.  METRO STAR Vanpool service also is available from the community.

    Masterfully designed, Meridiana offers new homes from the $200s to the $500s, including those in cul-de-sacs and secluded gated sections, by David Weekley Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes, Shea Homes, Taylor Morrison and Trendmaker Homes.  Nestled among lakes and winding trails, Meridiana’s homesites also are five feet deeper than those in other master-planned communities.

    The community also is home to the all-new Meridiana Elementary School and, opening fall 2018, a new Alvin Independent School District competition varsity stadium.

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July 2018
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July 7, 2018

Blues, Brews & BBQ

CHEERS to our 3rd Annual Blues, Brews, & BBQ event at the Oasis Village - Celebrate with us and enjoy live music from Little Terry and the Blues Birds, cold brews from Saint Arnolds Brewery, & local finger-licking-good BBQ! 

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July 15, 2018

Sundae Social

Meridiana is hosting Sundae Social... on what better day than National Ice Cream Day? Inviting residents to celebrate one of our favorite holidays with us!

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July 20, 2018

Dive in Movie

Movie's are more fun in the WATER, right?
Throw on your swimsuits and join us for a Poolside Movie featuring the kids movie, Deep, at the Oasis Village!

Bring your own floaties, and we'll provide the popcorn & snowcones from Kona Ice!
Movie starts promptly at 6pm. 
Free admission.

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July 23, 2018

Zumba Fitness Classes

Get ready to get fit while having fun with us in the Conservatory on Monday evenings for Zumba Classes! 
Classes are $5 per person - cash only - and are beginner level. 

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July 24, 2018

Paint & Sip Date Night

You deserve a date night!
Inviting residents to enjoy a Paint & Sip class with us in the Conservatory.
Classes are $25 per couple. Cash only. Sign up BY July 17th at the Welcome Center. 

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July 26, 2018

Movie Night on the Lawn

Movie's are more fun under the stars, right?
Load up the family and join Meridiana & Redeemer Church for a Movie on the Lawn featuring Moana at the Oasis Village!

Bring your own chairs/blankets, and enjoy games, fun, and food trucks!
Movie starts promptly at 6pm. 
Free admission.

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July 30, 2018

Zumba Fitness Classes

Get ready to get fit while having fun with us in the Conservatory on Monday evenings for Zumba Classes! 
Classes are $5 per person - cash only - and are beginner level. 

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  • RESIDENT EVENTS

July 23, 2018

Zumba Fitness Classes

Get ready to get fit while having fun with us in the Conservatory on Monday evenings for Zumba Classes! 
Classes are $5 per person - cash only - and are beginner level. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 23, 2018

Zumba Fitness Classes

Get ready to get fit while having fun with us in the Conservatory on Monday evenings for Zumba Classes! 
Classes are $5 per person - cash only - and are beginner level. 

July 24, 2018

Paint & Sip Date Night

You deserve a date night!
Inviting residents to enjoy a Paint & Sip class with us in the Conservatory.
Classes are $25 per couple. Cash only. Sign up BY July 17th at the Welcome Center. 

July 26, 2018

Movie Night on the Lawn

Movie's are more fun under the stars, right?
Load up the family and join Meridiana & Redeemer Church for a Movie on the Lawn featuring Moana at the Oasis Village!

Bring your own chairs/blankets, and enjoy games, fun, and food trucks!
Movie starts promptly at 6pm. 
Free admission.