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Welcome to Alexan Enclave, where luxury living meets an ideal location in the heart of the Energy Corridor. These upscale apartments for rent in West Houston are available in spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans filled with premium amenities. Vinyl plank flooring, 10-foot ceilings and spa-like baths are a few of the many features you will discover at Alexan Enclave. In addition, each unit includes a chef kitchen appointed with hardwood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, large double-door refrigerators and more!

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Jul 17
Stop By One Of These Happy Hour Hot Spots

At the end of a long week, visit one of these happy hour hotspots near Alexan Enclave with your favorite co-workers or close friends.

Rouge Wine Bar

This classy and quaint wine bar offers wine by the glass and bottle, as well as beer, wood-oven pizza, cheese platters, charcuteries, cold smoked fish, and desserts. Happy hour is from 4 pm to 7 pm Tuesday through Thursday and Friday from 2 pm to 7 pm where bottles are 10% off, beer is $3 and wine is $3 off per glass.

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Jul 12
Spend A Day Exploring Avenida Houston

An easy drive from Alexan Enclave is the city's newest dining, entertainment, and arts district.

It's known as Avenida Houston, and the website states that the name "Avenida" comes from Avenida de las Americas, the Boulevard that fronts the George R. Brown Convention Center and runs from Minute Maid Park to the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel.

The district offers something for everyone, and highlights include:

Biggio's

This is Houston's premier sports bar, and it's named after be...

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Jul 5
Spend A Day At Memorial Park

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, head to Memorial Park.

The property was home to Camp Logan during World War l, and in 1924, the city decided to establish a park on the site in memory of the soldiers who trained there.

Things to do include:

Golf

Inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2016, the Memorial Park Golf Course is known as one of the best municipal courses in the United States. It welcomes more than sixty-five thousand people each year, and since 1936, many famo...

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Jun 21
Visit A Vegetarian Restaurant In Houston

If you plan to visit or move to Houston, one of the first things you should do is check out the restaurants. The dining scene is full of eateries geared for every taste. Vegetarians, for one, can find nirvana here given the cornucopia of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the area. And non-vegetarians are sure to be wowed as well.

Green Vegetarian Cuisine

An environmentally-conscious eatery, Green Vegetarian Cuisine features an exciting array of truly meatless dishes, like tacos, burg...

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Jun 14
Enjoy A Bowl of Ramen In Houston

There's nothing like a warm bowl of rich broth, springy ramen noodles, and a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg. Is the ramen craze that's sweeping Houston another passing food trend? Let's hope not, since the acclaimed Hawaii-based mini-chain AGU Ramen is a mere ten-minute walk from Alexan Enclave.

Currently sitting at the number one spot on Eater.com's "Hottest Restaurants in Houston Right Now, March 2017" list, this AGU Ramen location opened in December 2016 to satisfy West Houston's crav...

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Jun 7
Visit A Free Museum In Houston

Did you know that some of the city's most interesting museums offer free admission every Thursday? Here are a few great places to check out on your next day off.

The Health Museum (free between 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.)

Nestled in the heart of Houston, The Health Museum is one of the most interactive science learning centers of its type. More than 2.5 million visitors have walked through the museum's doors since opening, and according to its website, it is committed to excellence in scienc...

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May 24
Visit Bacon Bros For Craft Beer & A Burger

Gastropubs are becoming a popular dining choice across the U.S. Typically offering craft beers and upscale bar food-style cuisine, they are the perfect choice for a casual meal or some late-night snacks. The Houston area just got a new gastropub: Bacon Bros Public House. If you're in the mood for some great food and drinks, it's time to check it out!

Bacon Bros just opened earlier in 2017 and guests are loving their open kitchen concept. You can watch the chefs prepare your food right befo...

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May 15
Shop For Your Pet At Natural Pawz

Your dog is your best friend, and he certainly deserves a little pampering once in a while! Whether you're looking for a new toy, the perfect collar, or a new brand of food, Natural Pawz is the place to go near Alexan Enclave Apartments.

Natural Pawz is a health food store for pets. They carry a whole range of holistic, natural products and can help you find the ones that are best for your pets. Their philosophy is that eating a less-processed diet will make your pet healthier and happier....

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May 7
Visit The Space Center In Houston

There are many things to do and enjoy in downtown Houston but if you are looking for something truly unique, check out Houston's Space Center. The Houston Space Center is a fun yet educational experience you do not want to miss out on. Here is a list of things to do and enjoy while you are at the Space Center in Houston.

Enjoy Life Size Replicas

The Space Center has an incredible collection of life size replicas of space shuttles. Get a feel of what it is like to actually walk around i...

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May 1
Take A Bike Ride Around Houston

May is National Bike Month, and bike organizations want everyone to give it a try. In West Houston, you'll find lots of support at the Social Bike Ride event on Thursday, May 11th. The group will meet at 6:00 PM at Beans Cafe on Eldridge Parkway near Enclave. The route for the ride winds through Terry Hershey Park, George Bush Park, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Not sure if your bike is ready? They even offer free tuneups starting half an hour before the event!

BikeHouston and the Ener...

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Apr 30
Pick Up A Sandwich In Houston

Sandwiches make for a quick and delicious dinner, especially with a side of coleslaw. Here are a few places near Alexan Enclave where you can get a delicious sandwich.

Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen

In the early 1900s, Max Gruber immigrated to New York from Budapest in hopes of finding a better life. He worked in various delis throughout New York City, and in 1927, he joined forces with his brothers-in-law to open the family's first deli, Rialto. They went on to open some of the...

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Apr 21
Enjoy Poke Near Alexan Enclave

Poke (pronounced "Pok-eh") is a classic Hawaiian salad comprised of fresh, marinated fish, sweet fruits, and sometimes herbs. Whether you're new to poke or have tried if before, you need to head to North Shore Poke Co, a new Hawaiian eatery near Alexan Enclave Apartments.

North Shore Poke Co. aims to make poke and other Hawaiian favorites as authentically as possible. You'll feel like you've been transported all of the way to the Big Island! Fresh, potted herbs are grown on the walls for d...

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Apr 14
Experience Tapas Near Alexan Enclave

Are you looking for a fun way to spend an evening with friends and enjoy some amazing food? Try tapas! This Spanish inspired cuisine includes a variety of appetizers and smaller dishes served family style to be enjoyed by the whole table. Residents of Alexan Enclave Apartments live right near some of the best tapas restaurants in the city.

Andaluca Tapas Bar and Restaurant is home to one of the liveliest happy hours around. From 3 pm to 7 pm daily, friends can gather after work and enjoy...

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Apr 6
Visit The Smart Financial Centre

Less than fifteen miles from Alexan Enclave Apartments is a new state-of-the-art indoor performance venue. It is known as the Smart Financial Centre and it spans more than thirty-eight acres off the corner of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard in Sugar Land.

The centre's website states that it features innovative movable walls that can expand and contract to create four different seating plans that range from 3,000 seats to 6,400 seats. Throughout the year, a variety of programming ...

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Mar 29
Enjoy A Night At McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub

Just fifteen miles from Alexan Enclave is one of the city's premier spots for Celtic, blues, country, and Texas folk music.

It's called McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub, and this popular Irish eatery is also known as one of the "Top 20 Acoustic Venues" in the United States.

Guests often meet friends here and they enjoy the pub's cozy environment that is complete with English and Irish decorations to enhance the ambiance.

The full menu is available from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m, after whi...

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Mar 16
Stop By The Bayou City Art Festival

Did you know that a temporary, outdoor art installation is set to go up near Alexan Enclave Apartments? It is part of the much-loved, Bayou City Art Festival. Considered a Washington Corridor must, it is roughly 6 miles from our Briar Forest Drive community in Memorial Park. The park is a year-round destination that is also open to Alexan Enclave Apartment residents.

The Bayou City Art Festival is an annual event that tends to take place in the spring. In 2017, the largely daytime activiti...

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Mar 7
Try A New Restaurant In Houston

Did you know that Houston is home to ten thousand restaurants? They represent more than seventy countries and American regions, which is one of the reasons Food & Wine magazine named the city "the newest capital of great food.". If you're looking to dine out tonight, the hottest restaurants near Alexan Enclave include:

Caracol

Called one of "Houston's Best International Restaurants' by Southern Living, Caracol takes diners on a culinary journey along the Mexican coasts. Meaning snail i...

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Mar 3
Play Tennis Near Alexan Enclave Apartments

Tennis is a sport that you can play all of your life and it's one of the healthiest as it enhances heart health, reduces stress, and heightens fitness levels.

When you're ready to hit the court, there are several facilities around Houston where you can have fun challenging your opponent. They include:

Westside Tennis & Fitness

Since 1995, Jim and Linda McIngvale have provided a state-of-the-art facility that features all four grand slam surfaces including grass courts, indoor rebound...

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Feb 23
Prowl For Owls Near Alexan Enclave

Whoo...whoo...whoo, owls call as nighttime falls over Houston. These intriguing birds are known as a parliament when in a group, and they're fun to spot along the trails of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.

The center hosts both adult only and family friendly owl prowls throughout the year and here's what you should know about these feathery creatures that call this city home:

Eastern Screech Owls - These owls are the smallest owls that live in Texas and despite their name, their s...

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Feb 16
Take A Cooking Class At Sur La Table

Are you tired of going to a movie on date night? Then consider taking a fun hands-on cooking class designed for couples at Sur La Table.The highly trained instructors offer options such as:

Date Night: Steakhouse Favorites (March 3)

The Steakhouse Favorites class lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours and you'll work alongside other couples as the instructor walks you through techniques for everything from cooking with cast iron to perfectly searing steak. The menu includes Classic Spinach Sal...

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Feb 9
Visit The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston hosts several highly anticipated events every year, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This year the fun takes place March 7-26 at NRG Park. Since its inception in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has grown to become the largest such event in the world, as it draws more than 2.4 million people from across the globe. There is much to see and do including:

Parade - The parade takes place on March 4 as one of the pre-show events. Thousands line the streets as in...

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Feb 3
See A Live Concert Near Alexan Enclave

Name one of the best-selling rock stars on the planet today. Yeah, its the same guy whos going to be performing near Alexan Enclave Apartments on February 28th, 2017. If you guessed Sting, youd be correct. The 65-year-old legend is currently slated to take the Smart Financial Centres stage in nearby Sugar Land with several special guests.

So will you be buying tickets to see the iconic singer and his friends before the month is out? Theyre starting out at $54 per person and the conc...

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Jan 25
Take A Martial Arts Class Near Alexan Enclave

Are you looking for a fun way to stay active near Alexan Enclave? Then consider taking a martial arts class at one of the following studios:

Leaders for Life Martial Arts

The instructors at Leaders for Life Martial Arts provide classes for students of all walks of life and they range from school children to active duty military members. According to the studio's website, adult students have an opportunity to relieve stress, get in shape, and enjoy a new-found confidence they didn't kno...

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Jan 19
Exciting February Events Near Alexan Enclave

Residents of Alexan Enclave Apartments can enjoy a variety of events throughout the year. The city hosts something for everyone and upcoming events in February include:

Lunar New Year Houston

Celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster at the Viet Hoa Center on February 4 & 5. Awarded Top Festival of 2016, it's the largest Asian celebration in the state and it features more than one hundred dancing lions and dragons, martial arts demonstrations, fireworks, and delicious food.

Texas Home...

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Jan 12
Visit A Spa Near Alexan Enclave

If you want to spend a relaxing few hours, why not visit a day spa? There are several that offer an array of services near Alexan Enclave Apartments, such as:

Trellis Spa

Spanning an impressive 17,000 square feet, the Mediterranean style Trellis Spa surrounds a scenic natural garden. There are twenty treatment rooms as well as a tranquil relaxation room complete with cozy chaise lounges and a calming fireplace that guests can enjoy before or after their treatment. Services include Stone...

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Jan 5
Grab A Pizza Near Alexan Enclave

Did you know that Americans eat an average of forty-six slices of pizza each year? Pepperoni is the most popular topping, but no matter which type of pizza you prefer, there are several restaurants near Alexan Enclave apartments that serve a variety of delicious options. They include:

Russo's New York Pizzeria

Just six minutes away, Russo's is a laid-back restaurant that has served Houston residents since 1992. Their motto is "If it isn't fresh, don't serve it," and the chefs make all m...

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Dec 23
Must-Try Restaurants In Houston

In a city like Houston, your options for dining out are seemingly endless. If you need help deciding where to go for your next dining experience, these must try dishes can only be found in our city and near Alexan Enclave apartments. Get ready to enjoy some amazing home-grown cuisine!

An Indian inspired breakfast served in the heart of Houston? Pondicheri has it. Morning Thali is a divine combination of ingredients, with menu items like peanut coconut salad, beet cashew raita, potato cake,...

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Dec 16
Enjoy A Unique Tour Of Houston

Even if you have called Houston home for years, taking a tour of the city can still be fun and educational. Houston Historical Tours offers a variety of options, and the owner of the company is both a primary tour director and research historian. If you choose City Tour C near Alexan Enclave, which lasts three to four hours, stops may include:

Lawndale Art Center - According to the website, the Lawndale Art Center is one of the only institutions in Houston dedicated to presenting contempor...

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Dec 8
Enjoy Brunch Near Alexan Enclave

This weekend, make one day a "brunch day" near your Alexan Enclave apartment. Relax and enjoy a leisurely morning meal away from the stress and grind of everyday life. Here are a few great brunch spots for you to try.

Pecan Creek Grille

1510 Eldridge Parkway #100, Houston

The Pecan Creek Grille is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and brunch. Owned by Brock and Stacey Silverstein, the Grille offers the breakfast menu from early morning until closing at 2pm. Besides regular ...

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Dec 2
Grab A Sweet Treat In Houston

Did you know that American's eat 25 pounds of candy per person every year? If you have a taste for a sweet treat, there are several local candy shops near Alexan Enclave where you can find a variety of delicious options. They include:

Cacao and Cardamom

Known as the best chocolate shop in Houston, Cacao and Cardamom began after Annie Rupani took breaks from studying for her law school admission test by reading books about making chocolate. Once she took the test, she couldn't stop thin...

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Sep 22
Celebrate October In Houston

There are some exciting events going on for both children and adults to celebrate Halloween near Alexan Enclave in Houston, TX.

Zoo Boo is a fantastic kid-centered Halloween celebration at the Houston Zoo. It's free with your paid admission to the zoo, and free for all zoo members. The event takes place Friday October 14, 21, and 28, Saturdays and Sundays from October 15 until Halloween, and of course on Monday the 31st too. Check the website for times.

Fans of the film "Hocus Pocus" s...

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Sep 16
Hit the Roads This Fall With One of Houston's Running Clubs

The transition from summer to fall is a great time to set new fitness goals. Have you ever wanted to start a running regimen? Train for a road race? Maybe even run a marathon? Whatever your goals are, there is a running club near Alexan Enclave in Houston that can help you reach them. When you join a running club, you get the support, motivation, and camaraderie your need to make it to the next level.

If training for a marathon or half-marathon has always been on your to-do list, check out...

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Sep 8
Delicious Treats Close To Home

If you are craving a sweet treat but don't feel like making your own, visit one of Houston's bakeries where you will find a variety of delectable goodies. Here are three you may want to try:

Crave Cupcakes (1151 Uptown Park Boulevard)

Owned by native Texans, the dairy comes from local farms while the chocolate comes all the way from Europe. This bakery features upscale decor, but with little dining space, you should plan on taking your baked good to go. Certain flavors rotate and may in...

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Aug 31
Great Golf Courses Near You

Houston is home to several great golf courses that offer players of all abilities a challenging round.

Here are three you may enjoy:

Jersey Meadow Golf Course

What was once a working ranch home to one of the world's largest herd of Jersey cattle is now the Jersey Meadow Golf Course. Surrounded by mature trees, this course offers four sets of tees, a good mix of long and short par-4's and small hills, along with sand traps and water hazards that come into play on thirteen holes. If yo...

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Aug 25
Practice Your Fancy Footwork Near Alexan Enclave

One of the oldest and continuously popular methods for engaging in culture, art and history, is to simply learn a dance. The language of the body predates written language, after all. Performance, in many ways, speaks louder than words or images.

The residents of Alexan Enclave Apartments, have a golden, long-term opportunity to engage in local arts and culture, while staying fit. They dont have to go very far to get in on the fun, either.

If you have an interest in western swing, Texa...

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Aug 18
Pamper Yourself Close To Home

Getting a haircut doesn't have to be just another errand on your to do list. When you go to one of these salons near the Alexan Enclave Apartments, you can experience pampering, stress relief, and walk out with a whole new look.

At Visible Changes, located in the Memorial City Mall, more than 35 years of expertise goes into giving you a world-class experience. You can book your appointment online, and even shop for your favorite line of personal care products online or in the salon. Many o...

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Aug 11
Enjoy Frozen Treats in Houston

It doesn't look like the heat is going away any time soon, but lucky for you there are plenty of places to cool down and enjoy a delicious frozen treat. Here are a few places in Westside Houston that you should check out before the summer is over.

Fat Cat Creamery: 1901 N. Shepherd Drive

Fat Cat's started out in a kitchen serving ice cream only on weekends and in the evenings. Now the adorable ice cream parlor is open 7 days a week starting at 11 am. (Check the website for closing times...

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Aug 4
Check Out A New Restaurant This Summer

We all enjoy a familiar dinner at our favorite restaurant. You know the one--you've been there a million times, you know the menu by heart, you know you'll leave satisfied... In other words, it's a sure thing, right? But wouldnt it be exciting to try something new every once in awhile? A new atmosphere and a new menu might be just what your next night out needs! Check out a few of the hottest restaurants in Houston that you have got to try this summer.

Luv Me Tenders. Perhaps you are not ...

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Jul 28
Roller Derby In Houston

Roller derby competitions have become increasingly popular over the last decade. Some date the surge in popularity to the release of the movie Whip It in 2009. (We also point out that Texas was the locale for the 2006 reality series Rollergirls, one of many films on roller derby released in the past decade.)

Others simply say what becomes old (roller derby in the 1970s and 1980s) becomes new again, such as the recent rise of craft beer or artisanal ice cream becoming popular decades after ...

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Jul 20
Dine Out And Dine Healthy In Houston

Living in a city like Houston means access to a variety of healthy options when it comes to dining out. Dinner out with friends doesn't have to mean a heavy meal. Try one of these restaurants near the Alexan Enclave Apartments and know that you can feel good about what you are eating!

The creators of Harvest Grille believe in bringing fresh, all-natural ingredients together to create a delicious meal. You won't find any deep fryers or microwaves here. Food is slow cooked to preserve taste...

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Jul 14
Live Music In Houston

Houston has a rich musical history that began with jazz and blues and has spanned across the eras of rock, R&B and hip-hop among other genres. These days, you can find a little something of everything being performed in the city. And what better way to sample Houston's musical offerings than with some free performances? We've listed some of the local favorites below.

1) Continental Club (3700 Main St.) This hole-in-the-wall bar features a wide range of performances from Argentine tango t...

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Jul 7
Moonlight Movies at CityCentre

Get out and enjoy the lovely summer evening weather with some free entertainment offered by Sewell Cadillac and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus as they present "Moonlight Movies" at CityCentre. Grab a blanket or chair, invite a friend or two and get ready for some summer movie fun in the great outdoors.

The two remaining Moonlight Movie events are scheduled for July 13th and August 10th, 2016. The July event will feature the popular Dreamworks film Minions, while the August showing w...

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Jun 30
Get Creative At Merlot 2 Masterpiece

There's so much to do in Houston and it's so much more fun with a friend by your side! From dining to dancing, Houston's got it all. If you and your buddies are looking for something new to do this weekend, check out Merlot 2 Masterpiece Paint Parties at Creative Framing, 14129 Memorial Drive, Houston.

Do you feel like you have an inner Van Gogh just waiting to be released? Maybe not, but it's fun to try your hand at a blank canvas anyway. Paint parties are becoming increasingly more popul...

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Jun 22
Celebrate Independence Day In Houston

Independence Day is just around the corner and its time to solidify your plans. Naturally, cities all around the country are also now planning their festivities and celebrations.

The city of Houston has several festive events planned for one of the most patriotic days of the year. To help you plan your time properly, we have detailed some of the top options below. Be sure to check them out when you are organizing your friends and family for your Independence Day plans.

Festivals

Th...

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Jun 16
The Houston Zoo

Get outside this weekend. Grab a friend or two and head to the Houston Zoo. This Houston attraction offers hours of fun, and is definitely worth a visit.

Creatures great and small are everywhere you look when visiting this local zoo. Monkeys swing from trees and fish of all sorts inhabit the waters of the zoo's aquarium. Folks who adore elephants and rhinos will enjoy the pachyderm exhibit. Meanwhile, bird lovers will have a fabulous time checking out the feathered inhabitants of this loc...

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Jun 8
Houston Fine Dining: Caracol

Located on Post Oak Boulevard, less than seven miles from the Alexan Enclave Apartments is the Caracol Restaurant. Sailboat booms over the bar, suspended sailcloths, and Charley Harper artwork depicting sea life give the Caracol Restaurant a feeling of coastal dining. Grey washed tables surrounded by blue and sandy beige colors give it more of a beachy feel. The custom carpets express the Caracol theme.

Caracol translates to snail or conch in English. Conch is often the main ingredient in ...

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Jun 1
Carnival Houston

Summer is the best time of year to try out new things and visit exciting places. Sure, it's nice to hang out by the pool and soak up some sunshine, but that can get boring. We can help you fill your calendar with awesome events and activities that will make this the best summer ever. To start you off, we've got the scoop on one of the biggest parties happening in Houston, TX this summer--you won't want to miss this!

Carnival Houston is celebrating its third year with a 3-day blowout bash t...

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May 25
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Get outside and explore the 155 acres of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, situated on the western side of Memorial Park! This portion of the park was originally the location of a World War I training camp for the Army and, later in the 1950s, was designated as a sanctuary and botanical garden. Best of all? It's only a 15-minute drive from Alexan Enclave!

The Arboretum is home to the Discovery Room where visitors can learn via interactive exhibits about the city's habitats and wildli...

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May 17
Honoring The American Staple

A great hot dog is a thing of beauty. An American staple for generations to come, hot dogs have been making a comeback as a creative foodie treat! Fortunately, Houston is home to a number of great places to grab a hot dog near our Alexan Enclave Apartments. Here are two of our favorites:

James Coney Island Grill, which was originally established in 1923, is known as one of the oldest restaurants in Houston. Its original location is long gone, but the spirit thrives on in more than 21 locat...

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May 11
Explore Outdoors At Cullen Park

The temperatures are quickly heating up for the year. Now is the time to take in the outdoors. One of the great things about Houston, TX, is that there are plenty of places to accomplish this goal. When you are looking for a place to connect with the outside world, look no further than Cullen Park. Here are some of the things you won't want to miss when you head out to this park.

Sprayground

As summer drags on, you will be looking for a place to cool off. Cullen Park has the an...

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May 4
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo celebrations are here! If you didnt know already, Cinco de Mayo is a day that commemorates the defeat of the French by the Mexican army at Puebla. Many people choose to celebrate with Mexican food and margaritas to honor this defeat.

This Cinco de Mayo, why not check out some of the more intriguing Mexican restaurants in Houston, TX? Here is a look at a few:

Cuchara terms itself a Mexico City bistro. Why? This open air restaurant is home to plenty of colorful murals, h...

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Apr 26
BrewFest 2016

Nothing enhances a beautiful Spring afternoon as much as good music, good food and good beer. You can get all three at BrewFest 2016! BrewFest 2016, the fifth annual celebration, will occur from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th, near our apartments in Houston, TX.

Attendees will receive eight 3-ounce beer samples as part of the price of admission and can choose from more than 150 craft breweries. The breweries include 11 Below Brewing, Copperhead Brewery, Firestone Walker, Goliad B...

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Apr 20
Houston Dragon Boat Festival

Enjoy a day of sports and arts with the Houston Dragon Boat Festival, the weekend of May 7th and 8th.

Dragon boats are 40-foot-long watercrafts decorated in an ornate style with vibrant colors. The ornamentation resembles the Chinese dragons seen on Lunar New Year dancers and floats (hence, dragon boats). The boats carry a crew of 22 people: 20 paddlers, 1 steersperson, and 1 drummer. They are propelled by the paddlers, who work together to gain speed and momentum.

The Dragon Boat Fest...

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Apr 12
The Forum of Civics Building & Gardens

Even in a temperate climate like Houston, springtime is the perfect time to explore the local gardens. The Forum of Civics Building and Gardens are located on 2503 Westheimer and give residents a serene escape from the weekday rush. It is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Monday; on Wednesdays and Thursdays, residents can visit with an appointment.

The Forum of Civics building and gardens have a long and intriguing Houston history. The Forum of Civics is a beautiful Gree...

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Apr 5
All Things Bike

Bike Houston is a local organization dedicated to All Things Bike. It educates people about bike routes within the city and how to ride safely through the city. With the goal to transform our city by creating safe bikeways to improve the quality of life of all Houstonians, Bike Houston is just one of the many reasons why living in Houston, TX is so rewarding.

Bike Houston sponsors frequent group excursions that encourage residents to stay outside and be active. These events are meant f...

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Mar 30
Houston Space Center

Looking for something to do in the Houston area as the weather gets nicer? Whether you are in town for a week, or you're a local that knows the ins and outs of the city, planning a day trip to the Houston Space Center is a must!

The Houston Space Center is the perfect place to spend a day with the kids or away from your weekly routine. It's a family-friendly attraction that offers educational activities to inspire you and your children about the awe-inspiring space missions that brought ou...

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Mar 22
Bayou City Adventures

Naturally flowing water, draping greenery, sunshine and wildlife--this beautiful setting is yours to enjoy if you reside in the Westside Houston area.

Buffalo Bayou is a shady, slow-moving waterway that has been an important aspect of Houston's history since the city's founding in the mid-1800s. In 2002, the city developed parks and trails along the waterway to provide more recreational and entertainment prospects for residents. They did a wonderful job, balancing hiking, biking, and dog f...

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Mar 16
Crockell Butterfly Center

Houston is full of things to do, but the Museum of Natural Science is sure to stand out. The interactive exhibits and intriguing displays make each and every visit a special one.

One of the main attractions of the museum is the three-story, glass Crockrell Butterfly Center. This beautiful building is a full rainforest conservatory that houses a 50 foot waterfall. The tropical flowers harbor hundreds of different butterfly species that are transported to the facility from around the globe....

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Mar 8
Sport Your Favorite Green Getup

Every March, the city of Houston celebrates Irish culture with a giant community parade. Everyone in the area is invited to sport their favorite green getup while enjoying the food, drinks, music and dancing.

The Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade is going on for its 57th year and is proud to honor Mr. John B. Kane as the 2016 Grand Marshal. This year, the parade is scheduled to take place, rain or shine, this Saturday, March 12th, at 12pm. Attendants will enjoy Irish music, dancing, and all...

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Mar 3
Your Houston Bucket List

Whether you're new in town or you've put down roots here, you need to make sure you cross these items off your Houston, TX "bucket list." There are a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities in all price ranges. Some make good rainy afternoon activities and others might require more planning and preparation. The good news is that all of them are within a one hour drive of Alexan Enclave Apartments.

1) Take a Level 9 tour at Space Center Houston. There are only 12 admissions available per d...

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Feb 24
Fine-Tune Your Golf Game

TopGolf is a great place to fine-tune your golf game. There are only a select number of locations across the country, but residents of the Alexan Enclave Apartments are lucky to live only a few miles from one of them! TopGolf Houston is located at 1030 Memorial Brook Boulevard, just west of Route 6 and north of Interstate 10. The climate-controlled bays ensures visitors have a comfortable experience practicing year-round. With TopGolf being an ideal destination for celebrating and socializing...

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Feb 18
Hometown Cafes

If you enjoy dining out, you're in luck as there are several great cafes in Houston! Here are three near the Alexan Enclave Apartments that we highly recommend checking out:

Backstreet Cafe

This cafe is a favorite among Houston residents. Regulars find the menu changes seasonally. Whether you decide to dine outside on the patio or inside in a cozy eating area, you can order delicious meals such as wild mushroom soup, jumbo crab salad, pecan crusted chicken, red corn chicken enchiladas, ...

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Feb 9
The Houston Metropolitan Dance Center

Although Houston, TX is perhaps best known to dance aficionados for the Houston Ballet, which is one of the top ballet troupes in the world, it is also the home of the exciting and community-minded Houston Metropolitan Dance Center. The performing company is known as METdance, and they also offer dance classes.

Dance Company

First, the dance company! METdance is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year with several exciting performances. To celebrate Valentines Day, they will be...

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Feb 2
Mardi Gras in Houston

Houston may not be in Cajun territory, but that does not mean that Texans don't know how to celebrate Mardi Gras! Come out to the Houston Creole Heritage Festival for delicious food and a great time. It is being held at the Discovery Green in the downtown Houston area.

This year's festival will feature 13 different jazz and creole bands in live concerts. The food vendors will serve New Orleans style foods such as gumbo and fried chicken.

Of course it is not Mardi Gras without a par...

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Jan 26
Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

The Chinese Lunar New Year is coming up in early February and 2016 will be the Year of the Monkey! Chinese New Years celebrations are often filled with vibrant dancing and colorful representations of the animal representing the year, and the celebration at Houston's Chinese Community Center, to be held on Saturday, February 6th, promises to be no exception.

The Chinese Lunar New Year Festival focuses on the diversity within Asia itself and the multicultural nature of the city of Houston. ...

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Jan 20
Foot Tappin' Irish Dance Studio

Residents of Alexan Enclave Apartments have many different ways of getting their exercise. However, among the best and most fun forms of exercise is Irish dancing, and it just so happens that Houston has an amazing Irish dance school. Tew Academy of Irish Dance offers quality training to students of all ages and they are just waiting for you to join them!

Whether you are looking to compete, perform, or just get in some exercise while having fun and learning about Irish culture, Tew Academy...

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Jan 13
Free Things To Do In Houston

You don't need to spend a lot of money to have a good time. Houston, TX has plenty of attractions that don't cost a cent.

FREE THURSDAY

Many of the museums in Houston offer free admission on Thursday afternoons. The hours vary from one museum to another. The Museum of Fine Arts is free all day on Thursdays, and they stay open until 9:00 pm to make it easier for hardworking people to come after work or school. They believe art is for everyone, and have a vast collection of sculpture and ...

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Jan 5
Chevron Houston Marathon

Marathons are occasions that highlight the spirit and pride of a city. The Chevron Houston Marathon is no exception. On Sunday, January 17, at least 13,000 runners will descend on the city to run the 26-mile course. The course is flata boon to runners, of courseand, nicely enough, passes through some of the most lovely and scenic sights in Houston on a widely acclaimed course.

Like all marathons, though, it isnt only the runners who make the eventimportant as they are. One quarter of...

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Dec 29
Local Bookstores

There is nothing like a bookstore for browsing and getting up close and personal with books. In addition, they are great community hubs: many host readings by both local and international authors, and many have book clubs where you can discuss favorites with like-minded people. Here is a selection of some of the best bookstores in Houston near Alexan Enclave Apartments.

Brazos Books specializes in history, architecture, poetry, and more. They have a terrific, vibrant series of readings: ...

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Dec 16
Get Your Morning Cup of Coffee at Beans Cafe

If you're in the mood for a great cup of coffee, no need to look any farther than Beans Cafe. Located a short drive from Alexan Enclave Apartments, Beans Cafe is the perfect morning coffee stop or afternoon pick me up. Plentiful seating and free wi-fi make it a great place to hang out with friends or sit and get some work done.

Brewed coffee made with locally roasted beans, lattes, and cappuccinos are all options at this little shop. In the mood for a cold drink? Just ask to have yours m...

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Dec 9
See Houston The Healthy Way

How well do you know Houston, TX? So many people take their hometown for granted, like San Diegans who never go to the world-famous zoo or New Yorkers who don't visit the Statue of Liberty. How would you like to tour Houston and get some fresh air and exercise at the same time?

Bike riding isn't just for kids. Take a bike tour of Houston and see the city a new and different way ... and burn off calories while you're doing it! Bayou City Bike Tours promises to show you Houston like you've...

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Dec 2
Best BBQ in Houston

Ah, barbeque. Once associated with central Texas, in the last decade, Houston has become a proud barbeque town with fine restaurants that can hold their own.

Gatlins BBQ is considered by many observers to be one of the best Texas barbeque restaurants in the city. It has won the Houston Press Best Barbecue award twice, and prides itself on delivering the highest quality barbeque and genuine down home southern hospitality. All the favorites are on the menu pulled pork, smoked brisket, ...

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Nov 24
Holiday Lights in Houston

Looking for bright lights in our big city of Houston? Look no further than downtown on December 4th! That evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., the city of Houston will kick off the holiday season with the 96th Annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting. There will be live music, fireworks, a gingerbread village and special visits by Houston Ballets sugar plum fairies.

The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m., when the enormous holiday tree will be lit up into an impressive light disp...

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Nov 19
Getting To Know Your Local Library

A library is often considered one of a community's greatest assets, and residents of the Alexan Enclave Apartments have a valuable benefit right outside their door! The Kendall Neighborhood Library, a branch of the Houston Public Library, serves patrons in our neighborhood.

One of the largest library systems in the country, the Houston Public Library boasts over 40 lending units including mobile libraries. Services and privileges are free to all residents of Texas and, per year, the libr...

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Nov 12
Where To Satisfy Your Late Night Food Cravings

If youre a night owl and need a late night snack, youre in luck! Houston has an array of late-night restaurants that are open very late. By late night, we dont just mean, say, 11 p.m. These restaurants are open until the wee small hours of the morning. Some are proud of being open 24/7.

Katzs Restaurant and Deli

It says it all that Katzs website address is ilovekatzs. Houstonians do. Not only do they love the matzo balls, the egg creams, and the pastrami on rye, they can love ...

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Nov 5
The Houston Ballet

There are many exciting activities at your fingertips at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Houston. In a state associated with iconic cowboys and a city most associated, perhaps, with the oil industry, it is remarkable how many vibrant cultural offerings Houston has. Of these, one of the most exciting is the Houston Ballet, an internally acclaimed company that is considered one of the top five ballet companies in the world. Its dancers have won prizes and medals from major international ballet com...

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Oct 29
Local Dog Parks

Do you have a pet? Youre in luck! There are some terrific dog parks that are either part of our Harris County park system or are sponsored by other communities. Each has its own amenities and vibe, so choose one (or more) of the following destinations the next time your pup has an itch for a new place to roll in the grass.

Congressman Bill Archer Park, located on State Highway 6 North, is open from 7 am until dusk. And you may need an entire day for your dog to explore all of the possi...

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Oct 22
A Houston Halloween

Its that time of year again Halloween is just around the corner! One of the best parts about living in Houston is all the great Halloween parties and activities going on around town. Here are a couple of events to check out.

Superhero Halloween at Minute Maid Park

On the Friday night before Halloween, you can dress up as a superhero or dress up in formal wear for an exciting evening out on the field. Sponsored by Fanatical Change, this event raises money to help local families wh...

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Oct 15
Say Namaste To Stress With These Yoga Studios

It is important to take time out of your busy schedule to relax and unwind. Here are a few yoga studios nearby our Alexan Enclave Apartments to help you de-stress.

Tranquil Heart Yoga

Located on Westheimer Road, this studio includes foundation yoga, Tai Chi Qigong, restorative, and all level flow (vinyasa). If youre new to the studio, youre invited to take unlimited classes for ten days for a mere $10. Tranquil Hearts instructors represent a wide variety of practice including kun...

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Oct 8
Green Space in the Energy Cooridor

Westside Houston is home to the Energy Corridor, where more than 300 companies have their offices. It's a residential district, too, a home to people who appreciate the vitality of big city living but refuse to give up the comfort of nature. The Energy Corridor has over 26,000 acres of parks and nature preserves. It's surrounded by two of the largest natural areas that you'll find in any major metropolis in the USA. There are over 50 miles of trails for jogging, bicycling, running, or just go...

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Oct 1
Houston Spots for a Hearty Breakfast

You love living in Houston, TX - from your beautiful apartment and nightlife, to all the great places to grab dinner with friends before going to the movies or a show. However, you might be missing out on the most important meal of the day breakfast. In the mornings, you might be grabbing a pop-tart or frozen waffle on your way to work or an appointment, but Houston offers some great places to enjoy a wonderful and filling breakfast. Here are a couple of places to try.

The Breakfast Kl...

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Sep 24
Houston Spas for a Day of Pampering

Your Alexan Enclave apartment is an oasis away from the stress of work, but sometimes you need more than a night in with comfort food and pajamas to recharge. In those cases, a day spa is just what the doctor ordered to get you back to tip-top shape. Here are a couple of day spas in the local area to check out:

Sensia Studio and Japanese Day Spa 1711 Post Oak Boulevard

At this exotic day spa, you can enjoy a traditional massage or something a little more unique. For example, in the...

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Sep 17
Get Active in Houston

Looking for a way to be active and have fun this weekend? These three places are fun for all ages and offer a unique way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

No. 1: Iron Sports Gym

Have you ever watched American Ninja Warrior and wondered if you were up to the task? Perhaps you just have a curious and rambunctious son or daughter that love activities. Either way, Iron Sports Gym delivers. This unique center caters to both children and adults with classes including rings, monkey bars, ramp...

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Sep 10
Discover Texas' Oldest Brewery

Enjoy a taste of delicious beer and Texas history by visiting The Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in the state of Texas, just a short drive away from our Alexan Enclave Apartments.

The Saint Arnold Brewing Company delivers their beer products to locations throughout all of Texas, Louisiana, and even Florida. Luckily for Houston residents, the delicious brew can be tried at the local brewery where it's made.

Saint Arnold's has a distinct and delicious array of beers...

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Sep 3
Westside Houston Weekend Events

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? With our great location at Alexan Enclave Apartments, there are many opportunities to enjoy great food, great drinks, and great entertainment!

BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

This weekend, enjoy the 6th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center. Each year this festival gets bigger and better! Craft beer lovers will not regret coming out to sample more than 400 beers during the Labor Day weeken...

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Aug 27
Exploring Houston's Museums

The City of Houston is home to a renowned museum district, and the residents of Alexan Enclave Apartments don't have to go very far to experience all it has to offer. Whether you are interested in science, art or history, our city's museums feature many fun and enlightening hands on activities.

The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences is one of the top ten attended museums in the United States! Visitors can explore outer space in the museum's planetarium, learn about the lives of butterfli...

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Aug 20
Perfect Your Culinary Skills

Are you tired of eating take-out and long to put your apartments chef kitchen to excellent use? If so, there are ample places in Houston, TX where you can improve your culinary A-game, and many of them are located close to the Houston Energy Corridor. So, weve dug into Houstons proverbial pantry of culinary classes and came up with a piping bag full of the tastiest ones:

Craft Cake Shoppe (Sugar Land)

Since were already talking about piping bags, let us shine a light on the Cake...

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Aug 13
Exciting Live Music Spots

Houston is a bustling, thriving, and culturally diverse metropolis that offers residents some of the most exciting live music performances in the state. So step out the door of your comfortable and stylish Alexan Enclave apartment and check out these exciting live music spots!

Numbers

The best place to catch a glimpse of Houston's up-and-coming alternative bands, Numbers has it all: excellent beer, great selection of music (including bands like "The Black Keys" and "The Cure"), an...

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Aug 6
Perfect Picnic Spots

Looking to enjoy a quiet picnic this weekend? There are a number of perfect spots right by our Alexan Enclave Apartments!

Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park has numerous picnic areas complete with park grills and restrooms. This is an excellent place for a family picnic, because it is both child and pet friendly. Your kids will appreciate the playground facilities, butterfly garden and beautiful fountain, while your four-legged friends will enjoy the dog-friendly trails and cani...

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Jul 23
Houston International Jazz Festival

The Houston International Jazz Festival, which opens at 6 p.m. on August 1, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. That means its throwing out all the stops to bring in only the finest and most exciting contemporary jazz artists from around the world.

Even better, a pre-concert event will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, giving you a chance to pre-game before enjoying some great music.

The lineup for this year's event features a wide range of artists that highlight the past, present...

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Jul 16
Things To Do This Weekend In Houston

Its Thursday and you know what that means its almost the weekend! A team member at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston has put together a list of events to keep you busy all weekend long!

1 Summerland 2015 this Friday, July 17th, the Summerland 2015 Tour is coming to Houston! It will begin at 7pm at the Bayou Music Center. Bands performing include Toadies, Everclear, Fuel and American Hi-Fi.

2 World Series of Dog Shows are you a dog lover? Then you wont want to...

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Jul 9
Houston Farmers Markets

Need to stock up on fresh produce? Here is a list of local farmers markets from all around Houston!

1 Caninos Produce and Farmers Market located in the Houston Heights neighborhood, this farmers market runs daily starting at 6am. This Houston staple offers local produce along with spices, jellies and other specialty items. Note: bring small bills - the vendors only accept cash!

2 Eastside Farmers Market start your Saturday at the largest weekly market in Houston! This year-...

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Jul 2
July 4th Events

The 4th of July is this weekend! There are tons of events in Houston to keep you celebrating all weekend long!

1 Burger & Brews Bus the Fourth of July Burgers and Brews Bus will be this Saturday at 5pm. It will start at Silver Street Studios and go to BRC for burgers and brews. From there, it will go for a brewery tour at Buffalo Bayou Brewery, and end at The Wave for fireworks! Tickets are $60 for the full event, $10 for only fireworks.

2 Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks...

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Jun 25
Houston Restaurants

Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Houston is full of great dining spots for summertime! Check out this list of restaurants a team member at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston put together.

1 Karbach Brewing Company Houstons fastest growing brewery has now opened a restaurant! The menu items are designed using ingredients to brew beer, and pair well with an assortment of brews. Popular dishes include Korean Fried Chicken, Malted Ricotta Gnocchi and Gulf Shrimp ...

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Jun 18
Things To Do For Father's Day

Fathers Day is this weekend! A team member at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston put together a list of things to do for Fathers Day.

1 Mockingbird Bistro there will be a three-course prix fix menu from 11am 3pm. The cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children. The menu includes rock shrimp gumbo, steak & eggs, and apple bread pudding. Make your reservations today!

2 Brennans enjoy a prix fix brunch menu for $56 per person from 10am 2pm. Menu items include cr...

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Jun 11
Houston Beer Fest

The 2015 Houston Beer Fest will be held this weekend, June 13th and 14th. It will start at noon on both days at Hermann Square Park City Hall on Smith Street, about a 25-minute drive from our Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston. Enjoy craft beer samples from 65 breweries along with food vendors.

There will be live music on three stages by 20 bands. Performances include: Chamillionaire, Hayes Carll, MuteMath, Scarface, Wheel Workers, Emily Bell, Hayden Jones and the Roosevelt...

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Jun 4
Free Press Summer Fest

The Free Press Summer Fest is back for its 7th year! This festival has grown from 30,000 in attendance its first year in 2009, to over 100,000 last year, making it Houstons largest music festival! It will take place June 6th and 7th at NRG Park near the Astrodome.

The lineup features over 70 acts across 6 stages. Performers include: Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, Major Lazer, Band of Horses, Tove Lo, Steve Angello, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, St. Vincent and more! Ticket prices f...

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May 28
New Houston Restaurants

Do you love trying new restaurants? A team member at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston put together a list of must-try new restaurants to visit this weekend!

1 Peska Seafood Culture this new seafood restaurant is built around a 30-foot long case of fresh seafood on ice! It gives diners the unique experience to build their meal by mixing items from the case and the menu.

2 Anejo chef Michael Pellegrino's new restaurant offers an original Tex-Mex cuisine in an upsc...

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May 21
Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! A team member at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston put together a list of events to keep you celebrating all weekend!

1 Memorial Day Celebration at Duchman Winery Enjoy live music from The Texassippitwo Band while you try award-winning wine from the tasting room! Lunch will be served visit the following link for ticket information. http://tinyurl.com/lby9y3w

2 Crawfish Boil Revelry on Richmond will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat ...

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May 14
Upcoming Events

May is full of fun events! A team member from Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston put together a list of upcoming things to do!

1 2015 AsiaFest this free, two-day event is a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. On May 16th and 17th, come enjoy food trucks with Asian cuisine, fitness demonstrations, dance performances, arts & crafts, and more!

2 Rice Village Food & Wine Festival this weekend, May 15th 17th, there will be a special food and wine fes...

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May 7
Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mothers Day is this Sunday! Are you still looking for the perfect gift? A team member at Alexan Enclave Westside Houston Apartments put together this list of gift ideas!

1 Things for the Garden spring is here! Get mom her favorite plant or flower to add to her garden. Want to add a DIY spin? Paint a planter or create herb garden markers.

2 Personalized Accessories who doesnt love gifts with an added special touch? You can get just about anything personalized tote bags, to...

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Apr 30
Walk for a Cause

Walk for a cause! Check out these great events this weekend benefiting different organizations and learn how you can get involved!

1 NAMIWalks Greater Houston the 10th Annual Houston NAMIWalks will be this Saturday, May 2nd at Sam Houston Park. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Houston, this walk will bring together participants to celebrate recovery, honor those who have lost their lives to the illness and combat the stigma around the illness. The walk sta...

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Apr 23
Spring Cleaning

Have you been putting off spring cleaning? The team at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston wants to help you jump into gear! Here are some cleaning tips to help make your apartment glisten:

1 Change out your clothing its time to put your bulky, winter apparel and break out your summer wardrobe!

2 Dust the smart way when dusting a room, start with the highest points and work you way down to avoid re-cleaning certain spaces.

3 Tackle the kitchen when cleani...

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Apr 14
Houston April Events

April is full of festivals in Houston, TX! A team member from Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston put together a list of fun events upcoming this month!

1 Texas Taco Music Fest this Saturday, April 18th, is the Texas Taco Music Fest at Navigation Esplanade. Come enjoy a taco cook-off, live music, chef demonstration, bike-a-thon and more! There will be foods provided by 16 restaurants, 24 crafts booths and a mechanical bull.

2 Japan Festival the 22nd Annual Japan Fe...

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Apr 7
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival

The 48th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival starts this Friday, April 10th! In its 48th year, WorldFest is one of the oldest and largest film & video competitions in the world. The festival will run until Sunday, April 19th, at AMC Studio 30, located about 20 minutes from our property.

This year, there will be short films from more than 450 independent filmmakers with categories such as new media, music videos, independent shorts, TV commercials and independent theatrical fea...

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Mar 31
Spring Weeknight Dinners

Busy week ahead? Don't let your mealtimes suffer! The team at Alexan Enclave Apartments in Westside Houston found these easy, springtime dinners!

1 Roast Chicken with Spring Vegetables this one-pan meal is the perfect option for a weeknight dinner! Let the chicken roast for 15 minutes while chopping potatoes, radishes and scallions. Then, add the veggies and put the pan in the oven for 20 more minutes and you're done!

2 Pasta Primavera this 30 minute recipe requires 12 oun...

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Mar 24
Apartment Decor on a Budget

Want to spruce up your apartment without breaking the bank? Here are some thrifty tips to creating a stylish space.

1 Wall art Nothing completes a room like bold artwork. Give your bare walls a splash of color! One wallet-friendly way is by purchasing engineering prints. Go to a print shop with a photo you like and ask for an engineering print (or they can also be known as architectural prints). The quality may not be as high as a traditional print, but you'll be spending much less. ...

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Mar 16
2nd Annual Houston Whiskey Festival

The 2nd Annual Houston Whiskey Festival is this Saturday, March 21st! It will give attendees the opportunity to taste a wide selection of Whiskey, Bourbon, blended Scotch, single malts, Gin and other Fine Spirits. Festival attendees can also enjoy a selection of local brews in the new Texas Beer Garden. Event highlights include whiskey seminars, a cigar lounge and live music. Seminars will be held by whiskey experts Crown Royal, The Macallan and Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling. There will...

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Mar 9
2015 SXSW Overflow Fest

The 11th annual SXSW Overflow Fest takes place at Super Happy Fun Land starting this Thursday, March 12th! The festival will run until March 25th, with anywhere from 3 to 10 bands performing per day. At this event, participating bands travel from Austin to Houston after their SXSW Showcases. The ticket price is $8 per night, or a $24 deal for all 13 days.

This year, there will be acts from all across the globe Argentina, Japan, D.C. and even local! With over 80 bands confirmed, some na...

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Feb 28
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is set to hit NRG Park from March 3-22! Organized for charitable and educational purposes, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes the breeding and raising of better livestock as well as maintains research for the industry.

This year, the show will be bigger than ever with a month schedule packed with amazing concerts, rodeos, livestock shows, horse shows, and exhibits. This week's musical performances include Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, and Mir...

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Feb 28
The Vintique Flea

Houston is home to many hidden gems and The Vintique Flea is certainly one of them. This unique market features a collection of vintage and antique items located at Silver Street Studios. This is the perfect place to discover that special piece of decor for your Alexan Enclave Energy Corridor apartment! Vintique Flea features collectibles, ephemera, rustic home decor, vintage clothing and jewelry, vintage records and Mid-Century Modern wares.

With all the shopping that you will be doing...

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Feb 23
EnergyFest 2015

The Energy Corridor's Spring community festival, EnergyFest, is set to hit Addicks Park & Ride April 4th! From 12pm - 5pm Houston residents can come out and enjoy this family-fun event filled with free entertainment and some of the best food from our Energy Corridor eateries.

EnergyFest will include a number of exhibits including the following: Watson's Beer Garden, an awesome patio environment for the adults to enjoy a cold craft brew and some wine cocktails; Concession Park, the spot...

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Feb 17
Fat Tuesday In Houston

You don't have to travel to Louisiana to enjoy a unique and memorable Mardi Gras celebration. With so many events scheduled in Houston this past week, it's no wonder Houston has become the next big destination in Mardi Gras. Today, Fat Tuesday, marks a day of numerous celebrations located in our hometown of Houston! Below you will find some of the most anticipated Mardi Gras events that the Alexan Enclave Houston Apartments team rounded up!

  1. Mardi Gras Galveston

Head on over to Gal...

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Jan 28
Delicious Energy Corridor Eateries

Our Energy Corridor Houston Apartments are ideally located near a variety of delicious eateries that will surely satisfy every taste bud. Below are a few hole-in-the-wall spots that our Alexan Enclave team loves to eat out at!

-Mabis Patisserie: This little French bakery makes delicious brioch bread, cookies, cake balls, French macarons, cream crepe, and much more. This is the perfect breakfast spot for true European flavor.

http://mabispatisserie.com/

  • Mexico's Deli: Mexico'...
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Jan 27
Brewversary In Houston!

Houston's beloved Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary this Saturday, January 31st from 6pm-9pm!

Combining cutting-edge technology and technique with wildly sourced flavors, Buffalo Bayou offers an innovative take on brewing craft beer. "It is [Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company's] mission to create beers that not only honor the pioneering history of Texas, but celebrate the adventurous spirit of a city built on outlaws and invention". Over the years, the b...

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Jan 19
Houston's Premier Artistic Showcase

This Thursday, January 22nd RAW Houston: Visionary invites you to a night of Fashion, Visual Art, Photography, Music, Accessory Designers, and Performing Arts! Featuring Houstons brightest up and coming artists, the night will celebrate all the wonderful talent our city has to offer. With live performances, a fashion runway, sounds by DJ Athenz, and a cash bar, RAW Houston is set to kick off your weekend with style.

RAWs mission is to provide up and coming artists of all creative realms...

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Jan 12
Alternative Transportation Coming to The Energy Corridor!

Houstons Energy Corridor has grown into a hotbed for jobs and urban housing options. With the location becoming more and more popular, traffic and congestion during peak traffic hours can become an issue. This is why city traffic planners are now taking a new approach to reducing congestion with varies amenities being added to new developments! Below are three alternative transportation methods The Energy Corridor has developed to help reduce stress caused by traffic congestion

-Public ...

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Dec 30
NYE In Houston!

The Energy Corridor will be lit up this New Years Eve at CityCentre. The night is packed with an array of events from special restaurant and retailer deals, hotel rates and packages, a live DJ in the plaza, and an amazing fireworks show at midnight. For a more high-energy party atmosphere, check out Hotel Sorella and the Red Oak Ballroom. Both located in CityCentre , these two parties are set to ring in the new year with DJs, champagne, and complimentary party favors.

If youre looking ...

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Dec 22
Holidays in Houston

Houston is offering all types of holiday events that are sure to put you in the gift-giving spirit! Holiday themed performing arts, festivals, concerts, museum exhibitions, and hotels are just a few destinations that Houston has provided the community. Here are a few events our Alexan Enclave Houston Apartments team had to share.

1 - Zoo Lights This special night time spectacle offers zoo-goers a winter wonderland filled with colorful light displays, festive holiday music, and special tr...

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Dec 15
Parks and Recreation at The Energy Corridor

With over 26,000 abundant acres of recreational parks and trials located with Houston's Energy Corridor, our Alexan Enclave apartments for rent in Houston make an ideal location for living an active lifestyle. Cycling, rollerblading, jogging, and hiking are all popular activities among the local residents as well as exploring the numerous open trails.

The parks within The Energy Corridor are also home to increasingly more popular and meaningful public events. One example is the Trash Ba...

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Dec 5
3 Amazing Houston Bars

With an amazing assortment of restaurants, bars, and lounges to chose from, the Alexan Enclave Houston Apartments team thought we would share our local insight in the Houston drinking scene. Here are three watering holes we can't get enough of.

Petrol Station

One of the founding fathers of the Houston Craft Beer Bars, Petrol Station provides patrons with a huge craft beer list and hearty grub. If you love beer, you will love this gas station turned bar. For more info, follow the link...

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Nov 26
The H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

The holidays are here and theres no better indication that theyre in full swing then the Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. Its the 65th anniversary of this Houston tradition and the parade keeps getting bigger and better with every passing year.

The Grand Marshals this year are small in stature but Texas-sized in heart, the stars of the TLC television series, The Little Couple, Bill and Dr. Jennifer Arnold with their children Will and Zoey will be presiding over the events.
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Nov 20
Don't Miss The Via Colori Street Painting Festival!

Attracting over 25,000 visitors annually, the Via Colori Street Painting Festival has grown into Houstons signature art festival. Each year, more than 200 artists gather at Hermann Square in Downtown Houston to create unique street paintings using pastel chalks. The artists come from all over the world to participate in this lively event and donate their time to make our hometown of Houston an artists playground.

Whats a festival without a beneficiary? Houston Via Colori benefits The...

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Nov 12
Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early!

Want to get some Christmas shopping done early? Check out the infamous Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market this weekend! Hosted at the NRG Center (only a short commute away from our Houston Energy Corridor Apartments), the Nutcracker Market offers patrons a unique shopping experience full of vendors selling beautiful accessories, antiques, apparel, art, gourmet food, and much more!

This holiday shopping wonderland guarantees one-of-a-kind goods and a festive shopping atmosphere. Tickets ar...

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Nov 6
The Brew Mile Run & Party

The Brew Mile Run is exactly what it sounds like. Run a mile, drink a beer every quarter mile, then party your heart out at the finish line with an open bar and live music. There are no winners and losers in The Brew Mile, only a celebration of charity, beer, and good times. This event puts your liver as much as your lungs to the test and its all for a good cause! Yes this event benefits many local community charities here in Dallas and the Top fundraiser fro...

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Oct 30
The Masque of the Red Death

This Halloween Weekend the soon-to-be open Prohibition Supperclub and Bar will showcase the Moonlight Dolls in The Masque of the Red Death, an ominous and immersive theatrical production! The Masque of the Red Death is a short story by the infamous Edgar Allan Poe and follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death.

The new Prohibition Supperclub and Bar is located a quick 20 minute drive from our Energy Corridor Apartments and is sure to make anyone...

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Oct 23
The Third Annual Houston Margarita Festival

The Third Annual Houston Margarita Festival honors the citys favorite drink, the margarita! Held at Discovery Green, festival goers can enjoy a wide variety of margaritas, Houstons favorite bands, salsa dancing, and a limbo competition. The Houston Margarita Festival has also assembled great local Mexican, Tex-Mex, Creole, and seafood eateries to satisfy the appetites of all attendees.

This year, the margarita list will feature 17 unique and sensational margarita flavors that will lea...

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Oct 16
Barkitecture Houston

Dog-lovers mark your calendars for the 6th annual Barkitecture Houston benefitting Pup Squad Animal Rescue, an animal rescue group that takes in homeless and abused puppies, kittens, and nursing litters with the goal of matching them with permanent, adoptive, and loving homes. This two day GreenStreet event is located at 1201 Fannin St, and will host a Yappy Hour at McCormick and Schmicks on Friday, October 17 from 5-9pm to enjoy time with fellow pet-lovers. On Saturday, October 18 from 12...

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Oct 9
Untapped Festival

One of the best perks about living in Houstons energy corridor is the number of awesome local events that are hosted here. This weekend, the Untapped Festival is coming to town and bringing with it some great Indie bands and the best in local and American brews.

Featuring over 200 beers, and 8 bands including The Toadies and Bright Light Social Hour, plus a variety of local artisans, its sure to be a blast! Additionally, Houstons own Saint Arnold Brewing Company is the featured brewe...

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Oct 2
The Houston Italian Festival

Ciao! The Houston Italian Festival located near the Westside Houston Apartments is happening soon! Come and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, Italian music, and fun activities starting on October 9th.

There are new delicious dishes that will be offered at the festival including lasagna, eggplant parmesan, Italian donuts, and rigatoni. I can taste the delightful Italian flavors already!

Dont you worry though, the go-tos will still be available for you to enjoy such as the meatba...

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Sep 24
The Art Exhibition Awaits You!

Calling all art lovers to this extraordinary sculpture exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University, just a drive away from the Westside Houston apartments.

Monica Vidal creates 3-D sculptures that are unique and lively. She is showcasing her newest piece based on a quilt pattern with linked hexagons, sounds quite intriguing!

Monica will also be exhibiting maquettes, drawings, prints, and watercolor paintings. No matter what kind of art you like, the variety...

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Sep 18
Electric Cars Are Leading the Way

Electric cars are a glance into the future. Who wouldnt want a sleek, sexy, and shiny car to drive around in? Stylin while reducing environmental impacts, its a win-win!

Busy? Stressed? On a time crunch? Electric cars can save you the hassle of driving to the gas station. Home recharging could not be more convenient, you can recharge your own battery by relaxing on the couch, while you car is getting its juice.

Labs worldwide are in the works of creating batteries out of new an...

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Sep 11
Spice Up Your Life!

Spice up your life at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival!

This hot and spicy event will be sure to keep your palate satisfied. Located near the apartments in Westside Houston, this festival will be featuring high quality products such as salsa, hot sauce, marinades, jellies and more!

For those who are brave hot sauce lovers there will be extra super hot sauces for you to taste, XXX hot! More mild sauces will also be available for those who cant handle the heat.

Take a break from...

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Sep 4
Throwback Thursday Movie Night

What better way to spend your Thursday night than throwing it back to the classics? You wont want to miss out! Throwback Thursday movie night will be featuring Mrs. Doubtfire in memory of Robin Williams.

Bring your friends and family and get ready to laugh the night away! This comedy will be sure to keep you smiling and giggling all night. Come out and enjoy a beautiful summer night at the plaza near the apartments in Westside Houston.

The movie starts at 8 pm but we all know yo...

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Aug 28
Dancing Under the Stars

Get ready to put your dancing shoes on and dance the night away!

Dancing Under the Stars is the perfect way to spend a beautiful warm summer night with friends and family. Stop by and enjoy the wonderful live music from Mango Punch near the westside Houston apartments. Its a fun and free event so there is nothing to lose! The Latin beats will be sure to keep you grooving all night. Take advantage of this hip and popular event that will be available through the month of October.

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Aug 21
New Doughnut Spot: Glazed

Its an obscene hour and you get doughnut craving. Where to go for that perfect pastry? Lucky for you, Glazed: The Doughnut Caf has just opened near NRG Stadium and the Texas Medical Center.

This gourmet doughnut shop features creative creations including flavors such as maple bacon, turkey bacon, lemon poppy seed and Bananas Foster. Prices for these tasty doughnuts range anywhere from 99 cents to 1.99 depending the type of doughnut you choose.

One stand out feature of Glazed is ...

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Aug 14
Throw a Cooking Class Party at Alexan Enclave!

The Alexan Enclave Westside Houston Apartments are lucky to have a demonstration kitchen located on site. This amenity is fun to use during the summer months when the weather allows for a cooking class dinner party! Located in the clubhouse and right besides the pool, your guests can lounge, mingle and make a splash while at the best party of the season. Follow the tips below to host a cooking class dinner party guaranteed to be a hit.

  1. Start with cocktails! Start your party/ class by t...
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Aug 7
Hear the Music by the Alexan Enclave Apartments in Energy Corridor Houston

If you are musically inclined or just enjoy classical music, be sure to check out the local Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra that will be heating up with auditions as the weather cools down and we head into fall. Musicians are able to audition for the Energy Corridor Houston Orchestra (ECHO) on Saturday, August 23rd at Stratford High School.

This local orchestra aims to make classical music accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds in West Houston. Formed only this year, ECHO...

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Jul 31
Houston Restaurant Weeks

Are you ready? I know we are!

The largest restaurant week of its kind in the United States, Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest fundraising event for the Houston Food Bank (the largest food bank in the nation!). Running Aug 1 through September 1, diners will enjoy a special prix fixe menu at participating restaurants, which will then donate a portion of proceeds to the Food Bank. For diners, Houston Restaurant Weeks offers reasonably priced, multiple course meals at some of the big...

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Jul 24
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

What is better then sampling cake? We dont think anything is! Join BHLDN at their location in Highland Village Center for a yummy cake tasting event!

Know a bride-to-be? This event will take place on Saturday from 12-4, so come out to check out some wedding gowns and sample wedding cake. Located 15 miles from our apartments in Westside Houston, we have heard that this premier bridal shop is the best of its kind, which is why we are beyond excited for this event. The bakeries that will ...

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Jul 17
Summer Grilling at Alexan Enclave

With the hot weather and the feeling of summer hanging in the air, here at Alexan Enclave, we are looking forward to getting grilling once the outdoor grilling station has been finished. Grilling is one of our favorite summer activities and we researched some tips to make grilling (and the food) that much more enjoyable. One tip from celebrity chef Michael Chiarello is to never cook over a flame, only red-hot embers, to maintain flavor. Another tip he gives, is to remain patient and slow roas...

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Jul 10
Apartments in Houston Energy Corridor

The energy corridor has a lot to offer. From world-class cuisine to over 26,000 acres of parks and trails, Houstons energy corridor has something to offer for everyone. The Energy Corridors business district is home to some of the largest international energy companies in the world and plays its part in fueling Houstons economy. Dining in the energy corridor provides many different options with good quality and a good time and any type of cuisine for any occasion. The energy corridor is ...

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Jul 3
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND IN HOUSTON

The Fourth of July is coming up and we want to know, what are you doing for Independence Day? If you dont have plans yet, here are some fun things you can do in the area:

Freedom Over Texas: This year, Houstons Annual Independence Day celebration will be hosted in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park. There will be a Texas size concert, food and activities for young and old alike!

[Fourth of July Music and Fireworks:](http://citycentrehousto...

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Jul 2
Energy Corridor

Brand New in the Energy Corridor! Call 832-238-5635 or come by 13411 Briar Forest Dr. and look at whats the newest and biggest thing in the Energy Corridor

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Jun 27
Brand New Apartment Homes!

Brand New Luxury Apartment home available with 10 to 14 foot ceilings in the Energy Corridor. Call 888-532-2869 to reserve your new home TODAY!

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Jun 26
You Snooze You Lose!

Opening day is around the corner! Reserve your brand new apartment home at Alexan Enclave today! Call us to schedule your personal tour (832) 239-5635. They are going fast!! #yousnoozeyoulose

Opening day is around the corner! Reserve your brand new apartment home at Alexan Enclave today! Call us to schedule your personal tour (832) 239-5635. They are going fast!! #yousnoozeyouloose

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May 15
10th Annual Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day!

Just when you think you've seen it all, and all of a sudden you see white collars on bikes!

Today was the 10th annual Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day, and everyone from skirts to slacks participated. Be sure to check it out online, or take a second and view this fantastic picture from this morning's news!

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May 15
10th Annual Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day!

Just when you think you've seen it all, and all of a sudden you see white collars on bikes!

Today was the 10th annual Energy Corridor Bike to Work Day, and everyone from skirts to slacks participated. Be sure to check it out online, or take a second and view this fantastic picture from this morning's news!

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Apr 10
Close to Opening: Look at our Progress!

Alexan Enclave is getting close to opening our brand new community in the Energy Corridor! Why commute to work when you can live in the heart of the energy district with some of the best entertainment, shopping and restaurants at your doorstep! Don't wait another second call, or email us today to speak to a Leasing Professional.

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Apr 8
Happy National "All is Ours" Day from Alexan Enclave!

Happy National All is Ours Day!! Although it's an unofficial national holiday, National All is Ours Day is a day to reflect on all of the gifts and blessings that nature has broughten each and every one of us, to focus on what we do have and not to dwell on the things we do not have. Take a moment today and share someting with someone else and give back a small token of what you have to give!! This precios Pinterest board will help you reflect on the little things on your busy Tuesday :)

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Apr 2
Might Have Been Fooled Yesterday, but not Today!

Alexan Enclave is on their way to bringing you the newest one and two bedroom apartment homes in the heart of the Energy Corridor. Remember to "Like" our Facebook page to receive important updates as we get closer to opening day!

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Mar 21
Growth Everywhere We Look

It's been a bit since we updated our aerials for you to see. We are so dangerously close to putting the final touches on these gorgeous apartments in the Energy Corridor. Houston has exploded with growth and we are excited to be part of this process.

June 2014 is when we are slated to open our doors and that means we have plenty to do to show you our property. Stay tuned as we get closer to our grand opening and we'll show you what luxury living in Houston can look like.

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Mar 7
Lots of fun to be had

So what's nearby Alexan Enclave Apartments in the Energy Corridor I hear you ask? Well I am so glad you mentioned it because Alexan Enclave Apartments has awesome local entertainment nearby. Studio Movie Grill is just ten minutes away so you can always get dinner and movie when you just don't feel like doing it yourself. And if you feeling hitting balls instead Top Golf is even closer. Add to this the awesome dining opportunities and amazing nightlife, Alexan Enclave Apartments in Houston...

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Feb 28
Happy Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras from Alexan Enclave Apartments in Houston. We are making spectacular progress on your next apartment home and are looking forward to showing you around. We are located in the middle of the Houston Energy Corridor and within easy access of Downtown. Have fun and stay safe this Mardi Gras and laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Feb 21
Amenities Define Luxury at Alexan Enclave

We are very proud of the amenities we are poised to offer here at Alexan Enclave. Our one and two bedroom apartments will boast 10 foot ceilings, plank flooring and stupendously large closets that you can get lost in.

Some apartments will offer private yards, that allow you to enjoy the outside of your new home as well as the inside.

Every Alexan Enclave apartment also has granite counters, deep oval tubs and pendant lighting to make living in your new apartment a truly luxurious exp...

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Feb 7
We're making progress in the Energy Corridor

We thought we'd share this picture with you. It's the latest aerial image that shows just what great progress we are making in construction of Alexan Enclave Apartments. In this shot you can see that the parking structure is mostly complete and that we are well on the way with most of the residential structure. Apartment life in West Houston is about to get a lot more luxurious.

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Jan 31
The Heart of the Energy Corridor in West Houston

What is the Energy Corridor in Houston? It's not just a geographical area in the western-area of Houston's metroplex where many of the world's largest and most powerful energy companies have a presence. It is a growing and thriving residential location that is surrounded by two of the largest natural areas of any metropolitan region in the United States. The official Energy Corridor also have many parks, bayous and with over 50 miles of lush trails for bikes, walking and all kinds of ou...

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Jan 10
Love to Cook? Or think the kitchen is the most important room in the house?

Alexan Enclave is the place for you. We went out of our way to provide luxury amenities so that your home is a place of respite after a long day. We included:

  • Chefs Kitchens
  • Hardwood 42-inch Kitchen Cabinetry
  • Granite Countertops
  • Undermount Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Island Kitchens* (in some units)
  • Kitchen Pantries
  • Large Double Door Refrigerators



All the ...

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Jan 3
Alexan Enclave from Above

We are excited to show you how Alexan Enclave is progressing. We are smack dab in the middle of the Energy Corridor of Houston.

Do you want to live in West Houston, minutes from everywhere you want to be? Alexan Enclave has sophisticated amenities and a style that represents the good life. Your life!

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Dec 23
New! Alexan Enclave Apartments for Rent in West Houston

Welcome to Alexan Enclave, where luxury living meets an ideal location in the heart of the Energy Corridor. These upscale apartments for rent in West Houston are available in spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans filled with premium amenities. Vinyl plank flooring, 10-foot ceilings and spa-like baths are a few of the many features you will discover at Alexan Enclave. In addition, each unit includes a chef kitchen appointed with hardwood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite count...

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