From the Houston Chronicle –
On paper, Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master-planned community in Cypress. But its developers wanted to create something more than rows of luxury homes and cookie-cutter sidewalks found in subdivisions across the state.
In its first two years, the community on the edge of the Katy Prairie has become a health oasis of sorts. The engineering behind its construction is health focused, with families in mind.
Bridgeland features an activity center (with a second on the way), two franchised gyms and a yoga studio, as well as a healthy, locally sourced restaurant. In the four villages (Creekland Village, Lakeland Village, Parkland Village and Prairieland Village), there are multiple green spaces, 900 acres of lakes and waterways, and three nature trails that will connect to create 250 miles for walking, running and biking.
“When we think about wellness, it comes in different forms. A lot of residents need choices for a healthy life, as well as a connection to nature,” said Heath Melton, senior vice president of master planned communities-residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We thought of how we could provide residents with opportunities to be connected, engaged and immersed in nature.”