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Cafe Sol Opening October 2018

Café Sol, Meridiana’s new restaurant and bar, is yet another thoughtful addition to the community’s award-winning Oasis Village. The new eatery and meet-ery is sure to be a popular place, thanks to a menu that features all your favorites.

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Mmm-mmm-Meridiana. 

Café Sol, Meridiana’s soon-to-be new restaurant and bar, is yet another thoughtful addition to the community’s award-winning Oasis Village. The new eatery and meet-ery is sure to be a popular place, thanks to a menu that features all your favorites.

So what’s cookin’? For starters, fried green tomatoes, shrimp tacos, chicken quesadillas, chips with dips, and Cajun eggrolls. On the lighter side, Café Sol has a nice selection of salads and soups – served with garlic bread. On the pizza side, Café Sol is tossing signature wood-fired pies, including margherita, pepperoni, and roasted garlic-spinach. If you know what you like, create your own pizza using Café Sol’s supply of fresh ingredients. Or try one of their many entrees like the blackened salmon or chicken and waffles.

Hungry? Grab your Sol burger, spicy black bean burger, BLT, classic club, or chicken sandwich with both hands and take a big juicy bite. Then, wash it down with something from the full-service bar where they’re pouring craft brews, select wines and signature cocktails. Save room for a sweet treat, like bourbon pecan bread pudding with crème anglaise, peach cobbler with ice cream, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies served with mouthwatering toppings, or a very berry brownie.

Dine in, on the lakeside patio or take your food to go. Bring friends and an appetite, everyone is welcome at Café Sol, and you’re going to want to try everything on the menu.


Opening October 2018
Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00am to 9:00pm
Happy Hour from 5:00pm-7:00pm

4003 Meridiana Parkway, Iowa Colony, TX, 77583
713.443.9222

  • $0 closing costs, 98% satisfaction. Ready to get moving?

    September 13, 2018

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    If you’ve been waiting for just the right time, consider this. Now through September 30, 2018, you can pay zero, zip, nada closing costs for a new home by Plantation Homes.  A builder that happens to have a 98% recommendation and satisfaction rate, by the way.

    No need to look for the fine print. You can choose from any of Plantation’s move-in ready homes or build the home of your dreams from scratch. You’ll also be able to select from plans ranging from 3-5 bedrooms at prices from the mid $200s-$500s.

    So, how did Plantation Homes earn a 98% recommendation and satisfaction rate? Their sales counselors are committed to going the extra mile for every homebuyer—at every step of the purchasing process. They have decades of experience backing them up too. Plantation Homes is part of the award-winning McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI) family. Since 1988, MHI has built more than 50,000 homes across Texas for families and homebuyers like you.

    Choosing Plantation Homes is also a budget- and environmentally friendly choice, as the company is an industry leader for energy-efficient construction, and follows strict Eco Smart building practices. Plantation Homes are both smart and built to last. And located in a neighborhood with amenities and a lifestyle you’ll love. What are you waiting for?

  • Meridiana’s Friday Night Lights

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    Are you ready for some football? This is going to be the best season ever. The mighty Manvel Mavericks kick off the 2018 football season at the new Freedom Field. Located in Meridiana, it’s an open concourse design, which will make watching games and hosting community functions a distinct pleasure. This magnificent 10,280-seat stadium features the latest in artificial turf, and sports a two-story press box with an eagle-eye view. The field's development has been a labor of love. In 2015, the funding for the stadium was approved as a part of a $245 million school bond package. The stunning new stadium sits at Iowa Colony and County Road 65. It will be used by the Manvel Mavericks and the Shadow Creek Sharks this season.

    The Manvel Mavericks are coming into the 2018 season hot with coach Kevin Hall. The team finished 2017 with a 14-1 record and made the state finals. So we can’t wait to see what they’ll do in 2018 in a new home. The team will play 5A-2 Region III District 11. The Manvel Mavericks are ranked sixth in the state and 57th in the nation.

    Come support the boys of fall! With Freedom Field being in our very own back yard, you can easily grab the family and join the Friday night fun. We welcome the Mavericks and the Sharks to Freedom field. And we can’t wait to see you there!

  • Travel with Meridiana

    July 18, 2018

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    The only cure for wanderlust is to wander. Meridiana’s Travel Club is the place for those with a passion for adventure to meet, discuss destinations, trade travel tips and share stories. Joining the Travel Club means learning the best ways to travel and see the world around us. Including how to travel safely, knowing the best times to book international flights, finding the best deals, and much more. Best of all, by being a part of Meridiana’s Travel Club, members are eligible to participate in exclusive trips. Next stop: Basel Switzerland, for the Enchanting Rhine Wine River Cruise. Departing November 17, 2019 from Basel, Switzerland and finishing in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – with stops in Germany and France. There will be a wine expert on board for the duration of the cruise, to host tastings, lead excursions to private wine cellars, and take participating palates on a trip of their own.

    The exclusive club is organized by travel-savvy Meridiana residents. So who knows where you’ll travel next with Meridiana?

  • Smart planning keeps homes flood-safe

    April 18, 2018

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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’s 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.

EVENT CALENDAR
September 2018
S M T W T F S
           
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September 1, 2018

Summer Time Blues Pool Party

Shake off those summer time blues with us for an end of summer pool party at the Oasis Village - Enjoy music, food truck treats, games, and more! 

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September 3, 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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September 6, 2018

Crossing Point Church Bible Study

Join Crossing Point Christian Church for Bible Study in the Conservatory on Wednesdays.

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September 7, 2018

Movie Night on the Lawn

Movie's are more fun under the stars, right?
Load up the family and join Meridiana for a Movie Night on the Lawn at the Oasis Village featuring The Little Mermaid! 

Free admission.

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September 9, 2018

Book Club

The Book Club invites residents to join in the Conservatory for a monthly novel discussion and light snacks. 

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September 10, 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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September 12, 2018

Boy Scouts Meeting - Pack 507

Interested in joining Boy Scouts in the Iowa Colony area? Join Pack 507 in the Conservatory on Tuesday nights!

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September 13, 2018

Crossing Point Church Bible Study

Join Crossing Point Christian Church for Bible Study in the Conservatory on Wednesdays.

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September 13, 2018

Music Together Classes

Music Together offers an invaluable start to your baby or toddler's beginning experience with music hosted here at Meridiana. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers can sign up for a 10 week session by contacting actonemusicarts@gmail.com. 
Come make lasting memories! 

September 13, 2018

Travel Club

Residents meet in the Conservatory for travel tips, tricks, and deals while enjoying wine and snacks. 

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September 17, 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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September 19, 2018

Boy Scouts Meeting - Pack 507

Interested in joining Boy Scouts in the Iowa Colony area? Join Pack 507 in the Conservatory on Tuesday nights!

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September 20, 2018

Crossing Point Church Bible Study

Join Crossing Point Christian Church for Bible Study in the Conservatory on Wednesdays.

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September 20, 2018

Music Together Classes

Music Together offers an invaluable start to your baby or toddler's beginning experience with music hosted here at Meridiana. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers can sign up for a 10 week session by contacting actonemusicarts@gmail.com. 
Come make lasting memories! 

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September 23, 2018

Yoga Class

Join Meridiana for weekly yoga classes. Students can expect to link body movement with breath. Classes are engineered to allow practicioner to gain access to positive self connection. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Investment: $10 per class
Season Pass: $85 for all 10 classes
Registration is required at least 12 hours prior to each class. Please use link below.
meridiana.ticketleap.com/sunday-morning-yoga/
Bring: yoga mat and water
Instructor: Alicia Stephenson
Instagram: @afroyoga 

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September 24, 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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September 26, 2018

Boy Scouts Meeting - Pack 507

Interested in joining Boy Scouts in the Iowa Colony area? Join Pack 507 in the Conservatory on Tuesday nights!

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September 27, 2018

Crossing Point Church Bible Study

Join Crossing Point Christian Church for Bible Study in the Conservatory on Wednesdays.

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September 27, 2018

Music Together Classes

Music Together offers an invaluable start to your baby or toddler's beginning experience with music hosted here at Meridiana. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers can sign up for a 10 week session by contacting actonemusicarts@gmail.com. 
Come make lasting memories! 

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September 29, 2018

National Drink Beer Day Social

Meridiana invites residents to celebrate National Drink Beer Day with local craft favorites and good company. 

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September 29, 2018

Health Fair

Join Meridiana and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center for a Community Health Fair! Health and wellness vendors, blood donations, games, and more all at the Oasis Village on September 29th. 

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September 30, 2018

Book Club

The Book Club invites residents to join in the Conservatory for a monthly novel discussion and light snacks. 

           
  • PUBLIC EVENTS
  • RESIDENT EVENTS

September 23, 2018

Yoga Class

Join Meridiana for weekly yoga classes. Students can expect to link body movement with breath. Classes are engineered to allow practicioner to gain access to positive self connection. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Investment: $10 per class
Season Pass: $85 for all 10 classes
Registration is required at least 12 hours prior to each class. Please use link below.
meridiana.ticketleap.com/sunday-morning-yoga/
Bring: yoga mat and water
Instructor: Alicia Stephenson
Instagram: @afroyoga 

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 23, 2018

Yoga Class

Join Meridiana for weekly yoga classes. Students can expect to link body movement with breath. Classes are engineered to allow practicioner to gain access to positive self connection. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Investment: $10 per class
Season Pass: $85 for all 10 classes
Registration is required at least 12 hours prior to each class. Please use link below.
meridiana.ticketleap.com/sunday-morning-yoga/
Bring: yoga mat and water
Instructor: Alicia Stephenson
Instagram: @afroyoga 

September 24, 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. 

September 25, 2018

Boy Scouts Meeting - Pack 507

Interested in joining Boy Scouts in the Iowa Colony area? Join Pack 507 in the Conservatory on Tuesday nights!