Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Feast of Artisans

Recently I have begun the adventure of trying new or unusual activities that are happening right here in my own community.  Getting outside of the repeated hum drum let’s do the same thing as last week attitude I found a somewhat new event happening at the Woodlands Mall every Wednesday from 3 – 7pm.  The Feast of the Artisans is a Farmers Market combined with an Artisan Market, thus the name Feast of Artisans.

Starting with a late lunch at CafĂ© Express my guests and I then caught The Woodlands Trolley at Market Street – Central Park.  The air-conditioned Trolley dropped us off right where we needed to shop without having to move and then park our automobiles.

  The Trolley stop above The Waterway located close to The Cheesecake Factory and Barnes & Noble is where you want to deboard.  Then make your way to the tents of local vendors selling seasonal local fruits and vegetables, local honey, free-range chicken eggs, meats, olive oil, tie-dyed products, Indian food, bath sundries, ceramics and more.  I personally found: squash, peaches, tomatoes, organic green beans, Luxurious Face & Body Cream, and wine.

We had a wonderfully relaxed time shopping, made our way back to the car via The Trolley and left our bags.  Then we headed back into Market Square to finish the evening with Yogurt.  Does this sound like an out of the ordinary evening to you?  Try it!

What:  Feast of Artisans Farmers Market
Where:  The Woodlands Mall, I-45 north at Lake Woodlands Drive, south side of the shopping center.
When:  Every Wednesday 3 – 7pm
Why:  Support local farmers and Artisans making unique items conveniently available to area families.
Interested in Participating?  Click:  http://www.feastofartisans.com

I appreciate the effort of The Woodlands Mall and the sponsor in part by LIPTON Iced Tea. 
Judy Reynolds

10 Reasons Why Auburn Lakes is the Community for You to Call Home

1. Motto:  Auburn Lakes is a beautifully wooded community with a great location.
2. Golfer’s paradise, Auburn Lakes is home to the Willow Creek Golf Club, a scenic championship course.

3. A 500-acre master plan with amenities like golf, tennis, lakes, greenbelt trails, and an active community and recreation center.

4. Great location next to The Woodlands and even closer to everywhere you want to go via I-45, FM 2920 and Hardy Toll Rd.

5. Great builders offering new homes in a wide variety of price ranges, including the gated custom home neighborhood.

6. Klein ISD, a TEA Recognized District.  Schools include Northampton Elementary; Hildebrandt Intermediate; and Klein Oak High School.
7. The Club, a full-service tennis and fitness private membership club, offers 12 tennis courts, swimming pools, a fitness center, a restaurant and many more amenities available to Auburn Lakes residents.

8. Auburn Lakes Community Center is a great place where residents of all ages can swim, workout, play tennis, and host events in the spacious clubhouse.  As an Auburn Lakes resident you can also enjoy amenities in the neighboring sister community, Northampton.

9. Miles of greenbelt trails where every member of the family can enjoy their favorite mode of exercise from bikes and blades to running shoes.

10. A secluded community with a secure and closely knit atmosphere, combined with the advantage of onsite fire protection.

Auburn Lakes Community Facts

Description:  A 500-acre master-planned community that is densely wooded by a mature pine and hardwood forest.  Developer and home builders are working carefully to preserve as many trees as possible.  Other distinguishing characteristics include gently rolling terrain and scenic ravines.  Upon completion, Auburn Lakes will have more than 1,200 single-family homes in a variety of price ranges.  The master plan also includes land designated for commercial development.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shenandoah Visitors Center

Whether you are relocating to Conroe, The Woodlands, or Spring area; Do you need local information?  Do you already live here, are stuck in a rut of doing the same thing over and over?  Would you like to branch out with new ideas of where to play, shop, or dine?  Do you need ideas of where to travel right here within our Lone Star State of Texas?  Keep reading!  I have just the spot for you to check out that will give you all kinds of ideas.

I confess, I was stuck in one of those do the same 'ole thing over and over ruts myself.  I started my day off with the idea - let's see what is right here in my area of Montgomery County.  I wanted to know what I can do new and then share my learned information.  First stop was at the Shenandoah Visitors Center which, by the way, is open 7 days a week 8am-5pm.

19265 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX  77385

Travelling on Interstate 45, Shenandoah is just 35 miles north of Houston and only 20 minutes north from Bush Intercontinental Airport.  Shenandoah may be small in population but it makes a Big Impact on the Commercial Development for our entire community in Montgomery County.  Just click on the home website for the Shenandoah Visitors Center and you will find tabs of :
  •  "Where to Shop" - Ideas both locally in Shenandoah such as The Portofino Shopping Center, it also includes "Area Shopping" - The Woodlands Mall, and Old Town Spring.  New information to me was The Swim Shop of the Southwest, located inside the CISD Natatorium.
  • "Where to Stay" - Shenandoah offers seven hotels.
  • "What to Do" - choose from a drop down list of Recreation, Cultural, Entertainment and Sports Facilities.
  • "Where to Dine" - some of my favorite Restaurants are on this list, now to try something new ...
While inside the Visitors Center located at 19265 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX 77385 be sure to ask the attendant for local coupons.  I am thrilled to have received the coupon book full of dollar savings $  specials to use right here within the home territory!  I also picked up pamphlets that give local information:
  • Dine - Fine Dining, Fast Food, or something in between in Shenandoah.
  • Main Event Entertainment Shenandoah
  • Conroe Texas Visitors Guide 
  • Lake Conroe Event Center
  • Market Street The Woodlands
  • Current - What's New and Happening For Visitors in The Woodlands
Those were just some of the local ideas.  In addition the Visitors Center is recognized by the State of Texas as a Texas Tourism Information Center because it is stocked with information from across the Lone Star State.  This is a good starting point to plan your next road trip!

Now ... think about it ... it's time to move and where are you going to live?  That's information I can help you with!  Check out my website by clicking JudyReynolds.net .  It's loaded with Real Estate information and you will want to save JudyReynolds.net to your favorites. 

I am standing by to be your Realtor® and help you wrap up your Dream Home.  Contact me:
Judy Reynolds, Judy@JudyReynolds.net
(936) 203-7761

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

On the Lake at Lake Forest Falls, Conroe Texas

I have one of Conroe's best kept secrets. Keep reading and you will find out about an 80+ acre lake that is convenient to the Lake Conroe area, yet private (homeowners only) with the tranquil luxury of less traffic on the lake. As the end of our school year approaches and the summer brings water levels up, if you are looking for a peacefully quiet spot to fish, use your motor boats, ski and jet ski - then I have just the property to tell you about!

From  I-45 traveling west on Highway 105 approximately 9 miles, located on the south side, is the quaint neighborhood of Lake Forest Falls.  This tucked away neighborhood in Montgomery County has a private 80+ acre lake.  There is a large earthen levee on the east side of the lake which is spring fed and also collects run off from area creeks  Home owners are allowed to use motor boats, ski and jet-skis on the lake.  Members of the Lake Forest Falls Home Owners Association also enjoy a swim island, boat launch and lots of little parks in the neighborhood.

Have you imagined this being the view of the swim island from your personal waterfront backyard?  I had a private tour with Kathy King, the listing agent for the property at 13300 Southshore Drive in Lake Forest Falls.  From the moment we pulled into the driveway I was mesmerized by the view in front of me.  Tall trees hide much of the property from the front, yet it opens to the recreational lake.

Once inside the property I admired the hardwood floors and tall windows which overlook the lake view from the Great Room.  Speaking of lake view, all north facing windows have lake view.  To see all photos and information regarding this dream home click this address:   13300 Southshore Drive Conroe, Texas 77304.  Call me right away for a showing, or put on your calendars the information for an Open House given at the bottom of this blog post.

Additionally, you don't even need a key to enter the unattended Secret Garden.  Simply walk under the arbor and follow the stones.

The Secret Garden Pathway leads to a 3rd waterfront lot that belongs to the Guest Home!  The Guest Home priced separately at an additional $110,000 is currently only available with the purchase of the main home.  The Guest Home features quarters with one bedroom, an open concept area with kitchen and living room.  Be ready to simply dissolve in one of the rocking chairs, gaze through windows that face the lake and dream this entire property into your forever-after.

Click for Main Home Virtual Tour

Open House:   I will be co-hosting an Open House at this property Saturday, May 12th, 1pm - 4pm.
If you are unable to make the scheduled open house be sure to contact me to arrange your private showing.  My contact information is:
Judy Reynolds,  Judy@JudyReynolds.net
936-203-7761 (cell)
I am standing by to be your Realtor® !

Click here for Information 13300 Southshore Drive