New Aliana Residents Receive Surprise of a Lifetime

Bruderers Win a Trip to the Big Apple Courtesy of Aliana "Life's a Joy" Promotion


Life truly is a joy for new Aliana residents, Christian and Marilyn Bruderer, winners of the 2016 “Life’s a Joy in Aliana” winter promotion.  

Ironically, a family emergency forced Christian to cancel an earlier scheduled surprise trip to New York for the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary, but thanks to the community’s “Life’s a Joy in Aliana” contest, they’ll soon celebrate in the Big Apple after all.

The couple’s contest entry was drawn from among those who registered for the grand prize trip while visiting Aliana’s 12 model homes in the community’s award-winning model home village and its five “Lifestyle Models.”
“We were visiting the Highland model to check on the progress of our new home,” recalls Christian.  “I saw the promotion and said to my wife, ‘go ahead and register, what do we have to lose?’”

Weeks later, Mark Armistead, sales representative for Highland Homes’ 70-foot Aliana homesites, along with his sales assistant Cindy Thompson, broke the good news to the Bruderers while visiting their new home in Aliana’s Lamplight neighborhood.

“We’re walking around the house, taking Mark and Cindy around to show our home’s amazing views when suddenly we hear the Frank Sinatra song, ‘New York, New York,’” says Christian. “That’s when Mark announced we won the trip.  We were shocked and ecstatic – I suppose it’s a belated anniversary trip.”

Armistead added, “It couldn’t happen to a nicer couple.”

The Bruderers will take their trip this summer.  Until then, Christian and Marilyn say they are enjoying their new, downsized, single-story home.

“No other community offered the view we have,” Christian says.  “Plus, Aliana’s location gives me more options to get to work.”

Aliana recently ranked #19 among the nation’s top selling master-planned communities in 2016 according to RCLCO Real Estate Advisors.

The 2,000-acre, west Houston master-planned community near Sugar Land is conveniently located on the Grand Parkway at West Airport Boulevard between U.S. 59 and Interstate 10. 

Aliana families attend sought-after schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District including the on-site Madden Elementary.

Residents also enjoy The Club at Aliana & Swim Center featuring a resort-quality pool, tennis court and 24-hour fitness center with a second, on-site recreation center opening this Spring, miles of hike-and-bike trails and lush, shady parks, all part of the highly-amenitized community where the Bruderers and countless others experience how “Life’s a Joy in Aliana.”