HOUSTON, TX (April 9, 2015) – When Heights resident Melissa Yu visited the Fort Bend master-planned community of Aliana as part of her new home search, she never thought she’d walk away with a $5,000 cash prize.

            “I visited the community because I wanted to see how far my dollar could stretch in the suburbs when I’m ready to move in the next few years,” says Melissa.

            As it turned out, her visit to the grand opening of Aliana’s Model Home Village & Backyard Showcase did much more than just give her ideas for a spacious, new luxury home.

Upon departing the event, Melissa registered for the chance to win a $5,000 cash prize.   Her entry was drawn a few days later from among thousands of entries.

            “The model homes are beautiful,” she adds. “I especially appreciated how they are all on the same block.”

            Each of the luxury homes in Houston’s newest model home collection presents the latest in home design, custom features and countless decorating ideas along with themed backyards.

            Aliana’s all-new Model Home Village & Backyard Showcase, open daily, presents custom designs from Ryland Homes, Perry Homes, Highland Homes, Ashton Woods Homes, Plantation Homes, Meritage Homes, Village Builders, Coventry Homes and J. Patrick Homes.

            The west Houston master-planned community near Sugar Land is located on the Grand Parkway (SH 99) at West Airport Boulevard between U.S. 59 and Interstate 10.

            Three other “Lifestyle Models” are open daily on West Airport Boulevard and Binion Lane, just off FM 1464.  

            In 2014, Aliana ranked #8 among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities for new home sales.

            Residents of the community enjoy The Club at Aliana & Swim Center, home to a resort-style pool, tennis court and 24-hour fitness facility.  The community also offers miles of hike-and-bike trails and lush, shady parks.

            Aliana families attend sought-after schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District including a new, on-site elementary school opening Fall 2016.