Bridgeland is a masterfully planned community of 11,400 acres in northwest Houston that will one day boast 20,000 homes for 65,000 residents. Developers have created a haven for nature enthusiasts — with more than 3,000 acres devoted to lakes, trails and open space — all while offering stately homes priced from the $200,000s to the millions from some of the nation's most-respected builders.
With abundant amenities and more to come, the question in Bridgeland is often, "What are we going to do first?" A hub for the community is the Lakeland Activity Center, with a resort-style pool, spray pad, tennis courts, playground, fitness center and 6,000-square-foot community center. An on-site activities director maintains a packed calendar of adult classes, kids' camps and special events such as the monthly farmers market.
Residents also enjoy concerts and movies a Festival Park stage pavilion, a disc-golf course, catch-and-release fishing, the Cypress Creek Nature Trail, dozens of parks, Water Haven Spray Pad and complimentary use of canoes, kayaks and other recreation equipment. An upcoming, 20-acre community park will feature an enclosed dog park, a basketball court, canoe launch and a skate park. Additional tennis courts, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions also are planned for the park, as well as a new splash pad, playground and heated lap pool, which will be open year-round.
Bridgeland students attend schools in the acclaimed Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Pope Elementary, the community's first on-site school, is known for its unique design and efforts to remain environmentally sensitive. Distinctive features include a glass-front library that overlooks Bridgeland's Cypress Lake, a second-floor reading loft, a multi-purpose observation deck and a number of flexible learning spaces. As development continues, eight other schools are planned to open within Bridgeland. Currently, non-elementary age students attend either Smith Middle School or Cypress Ranch High School, both of which are located on a 130-acre site directly across from Bridgeland's main entrance.
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Updated:21st September, 2019 9:14 AM.