FORT BEND, TX (May 22, 2018) – When Eskender Yusuf answered his phone and discovered he was selected winner of the Aliana $2,000 shopping spree sweepstakes, he was completely and utterly surprised.
The contest was open to home shoppers who visited Aliana, a top-selling master planned community in Richmond. Yusuf not only toured the development and the models, but he also bought a home and moved his family there.
Yusuf had been living only a couple of miles away since 2000 and has watched Aliana grow since development began. “I drove by all the time,” he said.
He and his wife had hoped to move for the past couple of years. With three children at home and a steady stream of nearby family members who like to visit, the couple had outgrown their residence.
“I was looking for a bigger home, but I didn’t want to leave the neighborhood,” Yusuf said. “I didn’t want to change the school district for my kids, and they didn’t want to change schools.”
When he asked his children where they would want to live, they said, “Aliana.”
So, Yusuf and his wife visited Aliana and were immediately taken by the development for a number of reasons.
“I just like the environment there, the way that it’s built,” Yusuf said. “The area is very nice. There are a lot of walking trails and outdoor areas.”
In addition to the parks and natural beauty, Yusuf knew his family would enjoy the amenities at Aliana, including the community recreation center, tennis courts, splash pad, resort pool and water slide.
He and his wife kept their home purchase a secret from their children for some time.
“We didn’t even tell them we bought the house,” Yusuf said. When he took them to check out their new home, they were shocked. “Their mouths were open,” Yusuf said.
He and his wife were in the process of moving when they received their own surprise call about winning the sweepstakes and their $2,000.
“Now that’s a very good prize and a very good surprise,” Yusuf said.
But he feels like he won the lottery simply when heading home to Aliana every day.
“I made a good decision,” he said. “I’m lucky from now on.”
Linda Kilgore, Marketing Director with AIRIA Development, developer of Aliana, said that a number of homebuyers are heading to the neighborhood for similar reasons.
“We have a lot to offer at Aliana, from award-winning builders and the acclaimed Fort Bend ISD schools to two recreation centers, numerous resident events and a prime location along the Grand Parkway,” she said.
Convenient shopping and retail stores are other pluses on the list, Kilgore added.
“We have onsite retail like the H-E-B Aliana Market and the nation’s first Next Generation Target store,” she said. “Other opportunities at the Market Center at Aliana and the upcoming Grand at Aliana are currently underway, and our residents are excited that they won’t have to travel to shop.”
A dozen respected builders offer homes priced from the $270,000s in Aliana: Ashton Woods, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, J. Patrick Homes, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Partners in Building, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes, Sitterle Homes, Trendmaker Homes and Village Builders.