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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 11
Where to Find the Best Sandwiches in Houston

Did you know that Americans eat 300 million sandwiches every year?

The most popular is the standard ham and cheese followed by the BLT.

If you would like to enjoy a sandwich, the best shops in Houston include:

Maine-ly Sandwiches

Maine-ly Sandwiches brings a taste of New England to Houston. The shop is famous for its lobster rolls, which are made from the finest ingredients. It boasts a four-star rating on Yelp as guests e...

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Jul 5
Cool Off with a Scoop of Gelato

Gelato is a cool Italian treat that's milkier and creamier than ice cream.

It also features a bolder flavor, and because it's served at ten to fifteen degrees warmer than ice cream, it melts in your mouth faster.

If you would like to enjoy a scoop of gelato, the best nearby shops include:

Sweet Cup

Sweet Cup serves gelato with a Texas flair. It's made fresh daily using the finest ingredients, and the unique flavors hav...

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Jun 25
Where You Can Enjoy The Best Tapas in Houston

Tapas are small bites that are usually enjoyed alongside beer or wine.

If you would like to meet friends for an evening of drinks and light bites, the best nearby tapas restaurants include:

El Meson

Established in 1981, El Meson is an award-winning restaurant featuring Cuban and Spanish cuisine. It has been recognized by the Houston Chronicle and received the Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast in 2008. Execut...

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Jun 18
Don't Miss the Musical Entertainment at Freedom Over Texas

For more than three decades, Freedom Over Texas has brought music and fireworks to Buffalo Bayou.

This exciting event features some of the liveliest entertainers in the music industry, and the evening comes to a close after the spectacular pyrotechnics display lights up the sky.

The fun takes place on July 4th, and performers include:

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Picklerwas raised in a small North Carolina town where she was immersed ...

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Jun 12
The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Houston

In the evening, there's nothing more beautiful than when the Texas sky displays stunning shades of pink, purple, and red.

If you would like to enjoy the sights, the best places to watch the sunset in Houston include:

Miller Outdoor Theatre

At the Miller Outdoor Theatre, visitors can watch the picturesque sunset and a lively performance. The shows are always are free, and they range from Shakespeare and to classical jazz. ...

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May 29
Where You Can Find The Best Gourmet Hot Dogs in Houston

Whether you like your hot dogs smothered in chili or topped with mustard and onions, visit one of these restaurants where you'll find these delicious choices and more:

Good Dog

The idea for Good Dog started simply: buy it locally or make it by hand. The condiments are prepared from scratch, and the Texas-made dogs are served on artisan buns. Owners Danny and Mali are passionate about exceptional food and enjoy creating dishes that will...

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May 21
Sign Up for an Adult Sports League in Houston

Are you looking for a place that offers recreational sports leagues for adults?

Then head to the Houston Sports & Social Club.

There's no annual membership fee, and all athletic abilities can join in the fun.

The club was established in 2011 by the husband and wife team of Omid and Andrea Rafiei. They met while playing in a kickball league in Austin. After relocating to Houston, the couple knew that they wanted to create a place similar to the one that brought them together.


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May 14
Meet Friends for a Night of Cornhole

Houston is home to dozens of bars including those that offer a fun evening of cornhole.

Destinations not to be missed include:

Liberty Station Bar

What was once a gas station is now a full-scale bar. Liberty Station offers a large beer selection with twelve taps and over fifty bottles. Rotating food trucks serve delicious meals, and the bar is open daily until 2:00 a.m. Liberty Station was called one of the area's least pr...

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May 1
Marvel at the World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Every May, locals and visitors alike look forward to the renowned Pasadena Strawberry Festival.

This year the fun takes place from the 17th through the 19th, and the festival is famous for making the world's largest strawberry shortcake.

Approximately 60,000 people attend annually, and highlights include:

Mud Volleyball

The 32nd annual mud volleyball tournament will feature 128 teams of ten players who will compete for bragging rights to be the best team in Texas. The ga...

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Apr 23
Enjoy Out of This World Fun at the Burke Baker Planetarium

Are you looking to enjoy some out of this world fun?

Then head to the Burke Baker Planetarium.

Established in 1964, it's known as one of the best planetariums in the country.

It presents astronomical programs using state-of-the-art planetarium software and projection system, and is where NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts learned to identify star fields.

Visitors can enjoy fascinating films such as:

Solar Superstorms

Solar Superstorms is a new production...

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Apr 17
Meet the Authors at Murder by the Book

If you enjoy reading mysteries, then don't miss the upcoming book signings at Murder by the Book where you can learn about new releases and meet the authors.

The shop's motto is "Where a Good Crime is Had by All," and it's one of the largest mystery specialty bookstores in the United States.

It hosts more than two hundred authors every year, and those upcoming include:

Pamela Fagan Hutchins (April 27)

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Apr 10
Sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Minute Maid Park

If you enjoy watching baseball, then you don't want to miss the Houston Astros as they take on their opponents at Minute Maid Park.

Located in the heart of downtown, the stadium combines the feel of a classic old-time park with the amenities of a modern one.

In addition to watching the game, fans can also enjoy:


Fans may ask coaches and players for autographs as soon as the stadium opens until approximately 45 minutes before the first pitch. They can wait at...

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Apr 1
The Shops at Houston Center Features One of the Largest Food Courts in Texas

The Shops at Houston Center is home to one of the largest food courts in Texas.

The restaurants range from casual to upscale, and they offer meals sure to please any palate.

Highlights include:

Brooklyn Meatball Co.

At the Brooklyn Meatball Co., the meatballs are hand rolled while the sauces are made from scratch using imported tomatoes. The owner makes the meatballs using a classic family recipe that his grandmother us...

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Mar 25
Enjoy the Best Gourmet Popsicles in Houston

Did you know that Popsicles were invented by accident?

In 1905, Frank Epperson left a cup of homemade soda with a stir stick outside overnight. The next morning he found the soda had frozen into a delicious treat.

Frank called it the Epsicle before changing the name to Popsicle in 1923. Today, there are several shops in Houston that serve gourmet Popsicles including:

Popfancy Pops

At Popfancy Pops, the menu often changes t...

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Mar 20
The Armand Bayou Nature Center is the Country's Largest Urban Wilderness Preserve

An easy drive from Alexan Enclave Apartments is a destination that strives to reconnect people to nature.

We are talking about the Armand Bayou Nature Center, and it is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the United States.

The center features beautiful scenery and is home to more than 310 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians.

There is much to see and do including:

Guided Canoe Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)

Paddle along the bayou with a knowledgea...

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Mar 14
Houston's Best Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to gain a new skill set while at the same time making a difference in the lives of others.

If you would like to volunteer, the best opportunities in Houston include:

Houston Pets Alive

Houston Pets Alive is not your average rescue. It offers a safety net for area municipal shelters and finds loving homes for animals that would otherwise have been euthanized. This organization is dedicated to making ...

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Mar 5
Where to Sip Tea Around Houston

Did you know that there are approximately 1,500 different types of tea?

Over three million tons of tea are produced worldwide every year, and if you would like to enjoy a cup, the best destinations in Houston include:

Happy Teahouse & Cafe

Since 2009, the Happy Teahouse & Cafe has offered a comfortable setting where everyone can study or catch up with friends. It's open until at least 2:00 a.m., and pool and air hockey tables add to the fun. ...

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Feb 25
Space Center Houston is One of the City's Top Attractions

Do you enjoy learning about space?

If so, head to Space Center Houston where you'll experience out-of-this-world fun.

The center is one of the city's top attractions, and it features more than 400 artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, and theaters that highlight the country's human space-flight program.

Permanent exhibits include:

Astronaut Gallery

The Astronaut Gallery features one of the most comprehensive collections of astronaut apparel and spacesuits. One of th...

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Feb 19
Shop for Bargains at the Houston Premium Outlets

Do you enjoy bargain hunting?

If so, head to the Houston Premium Outlets where you'll find upscale outlet shopping at an array of retailers.

The mall offers a savings of 25 to 65 percent every day, and its village style design and southwest architectural style reflect the area's history.

Stores include:

Brooks Brothers Factory

The Brooks Brothers Factory store features a di...

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Feb 13
Don't Miss Country Music's Biggest Names at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

If you enjoy the rodeo and live musical entertainment, then you don't want to miss the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

This renowned event is the world's largest livestock show, and it takes place from February 25th through March 17th.

Thousands of people walk through the gates annually, and after the rodeo dust settles, a musical superstar takes to the stage each night to entertain the crowd.

Performers this year include:

Kacey Musgraves (February 25)

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Feb 4
Lace Up Your Running Shoes for Local Races

Running is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors while at the same time improving your cardiovascular health, joint strength, and mental well-being.

If you would like to lace up your running shoes, consider participating in the following races where you are sure to have a good time:

John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run (February 16)

Held rain or shine, the Law Week Fun Run benefits The Center which is a nonprofit corporation that helps ind...

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Jan 21
Enjoy Hot Pot Dining in Houston

Are you looking to enjoy a unique dinner experience?

If so, consider trying hot pot dining.

What is Hot Pot Dining?

Hot pot is a form of communal dining believed to have been invented in eastern Asia when Mongolian leaders would travel throughout their territory to try the foods of the various regions. Today, a restaurant's diners order different ingredients to boil in the simmering pot of broth on their table, and when everything is fully cooked, they can enjoy their delicious m...

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Jan 14
Learn About Aquatic Life at the Downtown Aquarium

When Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks building were redeveloped, the Downtown Aquarium was born.

It spans six acres and features 300 species of aquatic life along with a full-service restaurant and an upscale bar.

As visitors explore, they learn about animals such as:

Moray Eel

Moray eels have a snake-like appearance and feature a long body and very long snout. They have two sets of jaws and teeth (one set is in their throat), and are the only known animals to h...

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Jan 8
Enjoy Exhibits and Classes at the Houston Center for Photography

An easy drive from Alexan Enclave is a destination dedicated to the art of photography.

We're talking about the Houston Center for Photography, and since its establishment in 1981, it has grown to become an exemplary fine art organization.

The center's mission is to increase society's appreciation for taking photographs, and it offers exhibitions and more than 300 classes and workshops every year.

Highlights include:

Upcoming Exhibitions

*Print Auction 2019 (January 25 thr...

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Jan 2
Don't Miss the Houston Boat, Sport, and Travel Show

Every January, the city kicks off the new year by hosting the Houston Boat, Sport, and Travel Show.

It takes place at the NRG Center from the 4th through the 13th, and it's an event that's not to be missed.

Thousands of visitors attend annually, and the fun offers attractions as well as exhibitors that provide the latest in electronics, fishing gear, outdoor clothing, and so much more.

Highlights include:

Raptor Project

The Raptor Project presents programs to more than ten...

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Dec 26
Spend a Day at The Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex

Do you want to enjoy some fun on the ice this winter?

If so, head to the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex where there's an activity for everyone:

Public Skating

During the day, the public skating sessions are bright, and when the sun goes down, the lights dim and the music blares. Admission is ten dollars, and there are plenty of skates available for rental.

Learn to Skate

The Learn to Skate program welcomes anyone ages three to adult. The classes are taught by knowledg...

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Dec 17
Watch a Film at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre

Do you enjoy watching short films?

If so, head to the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

When it opened in 1989, it became the first IMAX theater in the city, and it produces incredible 3D images nearly eight-stories high.

More than fourteen million people have walked through the doors, and films currently playing include:

Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Sit back and enjoy a journey around the world as you learn about the largest and least explo...

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Dec 10
Nearby Lakes Provide Year-Round Fishing Fun

Houston's climate allows anglers to cast a line year-round.

The next time you're ready to go fishing, the best nearby lakes include:

Lake Conroe

Known as a prime spot for anglers, Lake Conroe is famous for its large fish. It spans 21,000 acres and is dominated by water in the lower two-thirds of the reservoir. Man-made structures have been used to create fish attractor reefs, and in 2016, a monster 52-inch blue c...

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Dec 3
Feast on the Best Steaks in Houston

The steakhouses in Houston are known for their ambiance, unparalleled service, and premium steaks.

Those not to be missed include:

Doris Metropolitan

Doris Metropolitan is where the owners believe that at its core, fine dining should be unpredictable and unprecedented. The restaurant offers an old-school atmosphere, and it comes complete with chandeliers, dark wood, and colorful flowers. Guests always receive fast, attentive service, a...

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Nov 26
The Best Places To Play Pickleball in Houston

Are you looking for something different to do this weekend?

Then consider playing pickleball.

History of the Sport

In 1965, Congressman Joel Pritchard and two of his friends returned home from playing golf to find their kids bored and looking for something to do. They found tennis rackets and a wiffle ball and lowered the net on a badminton court.

That's how pickleball was born, and over the next several days, both the kids and adults alike established the rules that are stil...

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Nov 19
Step Inside One of Houston's Best Sporting Goods Stores

Whether you enjoy kayaking, playing golf, or camping at a state park, head to one of the following sporting good stores where you'll find everything you need for outdoor fun:


What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing friends is now the largest consumer cooperative in the United States. REI is known for inspiring a lifetime of outdoor adventure, and it's the city's premier sporting goods store. The friendly staff enjoys answ...

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Nov 5
See Colorful Butterflies at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston

The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers plenty to do including exploring the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

It's a favorite of locals and visitors alike and is home to hundreds of free-flying butterflies that flutter from flower to flower, and at times, they even land on guests' shoulders.

The center also features a three-story glass structure with a stunning fifty-foot waterfall, and butterfly species include:

Owl Butterfly

Found in the rainforests of Central and South Amer...

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Nov 1
The City's Museum Shops Feature One-of-a-Kind items

Whether you're searching for a holiday gift or something special for your mom's birthday, head to one of the city's museum shops.

They offer one-of-a-kind gifts, and include:

Museum of Fine Arts Shop

Called "One of the Most Cleverly Curated Museum Shops in America" by The New York Times, the MFA Shop is open six days a week and features artful gifts, colorful jewelry pieces, and fascinating books. Visitors don...

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Oct 23
Get Up-close to Exotic Animals at the TGR Wildlife Park

If you want to take a walk on the wild side, head to TGR Exotics Wildlife Park in nearby Spring.

It's home to more than 100 animals representing over 25 species, and is run by Troy and Gwen Scott who boast that "life is a total zoo."

They wouldn't have it any other way, and when the couple adopted a pot-bellied pig in 1992, they had no idea they would soon have an attraction that inspires visitors of all ages.

The animals all have different personalities and dispositions, and those n...

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Oct 15
The Best Western Wear Shops in Houston

Whether you're searching for cowboy boots, hats, or buckles, you can find these items and more at the best western shops in Houston:

Pinto Ranch

Pinto Ranch is the country's premier purveyor of the finest handmade cowboy boots and accessories. It's named after an actual working ranch and strives to preserve the crafts and traditions that are a key part of the western culture and lifestyle. The store looks to the original ranch as a model, and its mott...

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Oct 8
Mark Your Calendar For The Wings Over Houston Airshow

Every October, the city hosts a premier event showcasing vintage World War II aircraft along with the thrills of modern aviation.

It's called the Wings Over Houston Airshow, and this year the fun takes place on the 20th and 21st.

Since its inception, the event has supported an array of local and national charities, and it's one of the top air shows in the country.

Highlights include:

Warbird Ramp Displays

The Warbird Ramp features dozens of historic World War II, Korean, a...

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Oct 2
Enjoy Delicious Cuisine at Zest in the West

Are you searching for an event that features culinary delights and world-class wines?

Then look no further than Zest in the West.

It takes place on October 17th, and chefs from Houston's top restaurants will chat with visitors before finding out if they've won a "Best of Zest" culinary award.

The festival helps supports a great charity called the West Houston Leadership Institute through a silent auction and a "cork pull" where just ten dollars can snag a $100 of wine.

Highlights ...

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Sep 24
The Best Haunted Houses in Houston

If you're looking for a night of hair-raising fun, don't miss visiting the best haunted houses in the city:

ScreamWorld (September 21 - November 3)

Known as the most terrifying and high-tech haunted house in town, ScreamWorld provides the scariest night you'll have all season. It features several attractions at one price including the Maze of Maniacs. This is where visitors try to find their way through a maze while prowling clowns use disorienting strobe...

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Sep 17
Sip Drinks at One of Houston's Secret Bars

Whether you enjoy sipping local beers or old-fashioned cocktails, head to one of Houston's secret bars where you'll find these choices and more:

Houston Watch Company

The Houston Watch Company serves delicious drinks in a historic building. Constructed in the early 1900s, the building was once the home of the Houston Watch Company which kept official time for railroad employees. Eater recognized the bar as one of the...

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Sep 12
Don't Miss Oktoberfest Houston

On September 29th, the city is hosting its only beer festival with a German twist.

We're talking about Oktoberfest Houston, and it welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

Highlights include:

Olympiad Games

The Olympiad Games is where teams of two compete in events such as barrel roll, stein race, and the legendary brat toss. If you want to participate, be sure to arrive early to sign up.

Deutscher Fleischwagen

Deutscher Fleischwagen is an authentic German food t...

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Sep 4
The Best Record Stores in Houston

Did you know that Houston's record stores offer an outstanding selection and unparalleled service?

Highlights include:

Black Dog Records

For the last nineteen years, Black Dog Records has been a premier destination for high-quality used vinyl records. It specializes in genres such as jazz, blues, and classic rock, and the staff is happy to answer questions about specific titles, the artists, or the vinyl industry in general. Don't forge...

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Aug 27
Enjoy Music and Mexican Cuisine at the Last Concert Cafe

If you want to enjoy a night of food and music, head to the Last Concert Cafe.

It offers an array of Mexican dishes made from authentic ingredients, and live music is offered Wednesday through Saturday until 2:00 a.m.

Dinner Menu

The restaurant's motto is "Come for the Food, Stay for the Music," and all of the meals are prepared from scratch. Start with the crab stuffed jalapenos before enjoying black bean tostadas, beef enchiladas, chicken fajitas, or another delicious dish. ...

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Aug 20
Enjoy a Late Night Meal at a Nearby Restaurant

Did you know that several of Houston's restaurants stay open late?

Those not to be missed include:

BB's Cajun Cafe

BB's is a New Orleans-themed cafe featuring a unique Texas twist. The chefs prepare what they call Tex-Orleans cuisine, and it's one of the best places in the city to enjoy crawfish. The service is always friendly, and the restaurant has been recognized by publications such as Houstonia and The Houston Press. In addition to the crawfish, the ...

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Aug 9
Don't Miss the Theater District Houston Open House

On August 26th, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a festival filled with exciting performances and backstage tours.

We're talking about the Theater District Houston Open House, and it marks the beginning of the fall performing arts season.

The district spans seventeen blocks, and Houston is one of only five cities in the country that features permanent professional theater companies in each of the major performing arts disciplines.


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Aug 1
Houston is Home to a Thriving Multicultural Arts Scene

Did you know that nearly ninety languages are spoken in Houston?

It's one of the most diverse cities in the nation and boasts a thriving multicultural arts scene.

Destinations not to be missed include:

Czech Center Museum

At the Czech Center Museum, visitors can enjoy fascinating educational experiences that focus on the art, music, and lives of the Czechs, Europeans, and Slovaks who left their home countries in search of a new life. Admission ...

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Jul 23
Houston Restaurant Weeks Benefit a Good Cause

If you want to enjoy a delicious meal that benefits a good cause, then don't miss Houston Restaurant Weeks.

It takes place from August 1st through September 3rd, and is the largest annual fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank.

Participating restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds, and highlights include:


Since 2008, Bellagreen has offered a fast-casual dining experience complete with friendly, attentive service. All of its locations...

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Jul 17
Find the Best Ingredients at a Specialty Food Store

Over the last few years, several specialty food stores have opened in Houston which means the city has joined the likes of Portland and San Francisco when it comes to offering farm-fresh food in the heart of a major metropolitan area.

Whether you need to buy meat, produce, or spices, you can find these items and more at the following shops:

Houston Dairymaids

The Houston Dairymaids is the only cheese shop in the city, and it has welcomed shop...

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Jul 10
Find Home Decor on Harwin Street

Whether you are searching for furniture, colorful paintings, or an area rug, you will find these items and more at the home good stores conveniently located on Harwin Drive:

Oriental Rug Factory Outlet

The Oriental Rug Factory Outlet began from humble beginnings in the mid-1990s and has since grown to five times its original size. It is known for providing the Houston area with high-quality rugs at outlet prices, and the store's wide clientele base...

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Jul 3
Enjoy a Picnic Around Houston

Enjoying a picnic with friends is a fun way to enjoy a sunny day.

The next time you're ready to pack a basket full of fried chicken, the best picnic destinations in Houston include:

Hermann Park

Nestled at the southern edge of the Museum District, Hermann Park is found in one of the most scenic areas of the city. It was one of the first parks in Houston, and there is plenty to do after a picnic as it's home to the Hous...

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Jun 26
Don't Miss the Music and Fireworks at Freedom Over Texas

On July fourth, Houstonians will celebrate more than thirty years of music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou.

Freedom Over Texas is the city's signature tribute to patriotism, and before the fireworks light up the night sky, an array of artists will take to the stage:

Chris Young

Recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young is a country artist who performs to sold-out crowds across the globe. Called "one of the era's finest traditional...

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Jun 18
Laugh the Night Away at the Houston Improv

The Houston Improv is the city's premier comedy club, and it's where residents and visitors alike can laugh the night away.

Upcoming performers include:

Jess Hilarious (June 19-21)

Jess Hilarious calls Baltimore home and is best known for her appearances on BET and VH1. She became famous through her Instagram comedy skits, which have earned more than three million followers. When Jess isn't in front of a camera, she enjoys performing at c...

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Jun 11
The Best Comfort Food Restaurants in Houston

Comfort food is not only comforting to the taste buds, but to all of the other senses as well.

Whether you enjoy fried chicken, lasagna, or macaroni and cheese, you can find these delicious comfort foods and more at the following restaurants:

Max's Wine Dive

At Max's Wine Dive, the staff is dedicated to bringing gourmet comfort food to their guests that pair well with wines from across the globe. It features a funky, industrial feel, an...

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Jun 1
The Best Indian Restaurants in Houston

Did you know that 70% of the world's spices come from India?

According to Indian food theory, there are six different flavors: spicy, bitter, sour, salty, sweet and astringent, and while a proper meal attempts to balance all of these flavors, no one dish contains them all.

If you would like to enjoy Indian cuisine, the best nearby restaurants include:

Maharaja Bhog

Maharaja Bhog is the first vegetarian thali restaurant in the city, and all of the m...

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May 22
Enjoy Beer at a Nearby Brewery

Did you know that the first brewery in America opened in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1642?

Today, there are more than two thousand across the country, and those in Houston include:

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Since 2011, the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company has created beers that honor both the state's pioneer history as well as a city built on outlaws and invention. The brewmasters combine cutting-edge technology with wildly sourced flavors, and all of their cr...

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May 14
Step Back in Time at Sam Houston Park

Do you want to take a journey back to another century?

If so, head to Sam Houston Park where The Heritage Society displays an array of historic structures that span the city's history from statehood to the oil boom of the early twentieth century.

All have been restored to reflect their respective time periods, and those not to be missed include:

Fourth Ward Cottage

The Fourth Ward Cottage was home to a German immigrant family until 1883 when it became a rental property for m...

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May 1
Explore the City's Art Galleries

Did you know that Houston ranks among the top cities in the country in its population of working artists?

Their works can be seen in galleries throughout the city including:

Archway Gallery

The Archway Gallery opened in 1976, making it one of the oldest artist owned and operated galleries in the United States. It has played a key role in the lives of more than one hundred local artists, and one is always on site to offer guests a personal insigh...

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Apr 23
Grab Fresh Veggies at Urban Harvest Farmers Market

An easy drive from Alexan Enclave is a destination that offers locally grown seasonal produce and so much more.

We're talking about the Urban Harvest Farmers Market, and it's open year-round on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Vendors include:

Blue Heron Farm

Blue Heron Farm was established by Christian and Lisa Seger as they wanted to show that it was possible to run a profitable farm while treating the land and animals with re...

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Apr 17
Celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day

If you have a sweet tooth, don't miss celebrating National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28th.

This delicious dessert has been enjoyed for generations, and it was first documented in the Appledore Cookbook in 1872.

The best places in Houston for blueberry pie include:

Sam's Burgers, Fries, & Pies

When Sam and Priscilla met, their dream was to own a restaurant. Eleven years later, Sam's Burgers, Fries, & Pies was born. It offers friendly service and a ...

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Apr 9
April 27th is Prime Rib Day!

Did you know that April 27th is Prime Rib Day?

If you would like to celebrate, visit one of the following restaurants where you are sure to enjoy a delicious meal:

Taste of Texas

Taste of Texas is a landmark steakhouse that opened in 1977. It's owned by Nina and Edd Hendee, and it was the first restaurant in Texas to serve Certified Angus Beef. The couple has a passion for the state's history, which is why they have built an impressive ...

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Apr 3
Houston's Best Burger Joints

Are you craving a juicy burger?

If so, head to one of the following restaurants where you are sure to enjoy a delicious meal:

Bubba's Texas Burger Shack

Known as "The Place Under the Freeway," Bubba's Texas Burger Shack has welcomed hungry diners since the mid-1980s. Housed in what was once a key shop, it was the first restaurant in the city to serve buffalo burgers. The chefs have cooked more than one million burgers since the restauran...

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Mar 26
Check Out Happy Hour Thursdays at The Museum of Fine Arts

If you want to enjoy drinks while learning about the world's best artists, don't miss Happy Hour Thursdays at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

It takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and features exhibition-inspired cocktails and incredible works of art.

Admission is free, and exhibitions include:

Radicals and Revolutionists: America's Founding Fathers (on display through May 28)

During both the American Revolution and the country's early years, artists on both sides of ...

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Mar 19
Check Out the Holi Festival of Colors in Houston, TX

Looking for something a bit different to do this March? Check out Houston Holi Festival of Colors happening on Saturday, March 24th. The location of this event is the Brazos River Park/Sugar Land Festival Site. It takes about a half hour to get there from Alexan Enclave Apartments, but if you're looking for adventure, you're sure to find it.

Houston Holi Festival of Colors

The Houston Holi is "the largest and the most colorful HOLI in the USA" meaning attendance numbers in the ten...

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Mar 12
Where to Find the Best Appetizers in Houston

When you eat out, do you enjoy snacking on appetizers while you wait for your entree?

If so, here are three places that will start your meal off right:


Hugo's is where guests can enjoy the exciting and earthy flavors of Mexico. Chef Hugo Ortega opened the restaurant in 2002, and last year, he was named the "Best Southern Chef" at the James Beard Foundation Awards. The Latin-inspired building takes guests back to 1925, and it has been painstakingly restored to include cont...

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Mar 5
The In Bloom Music Festival Offers Two Days of Non-Stop Fun

Every year, the start of spring brings two days of non-stop musical fun to Houston.

We're talking about the In Bloom Music Festival, and it takes place at Eleanor Tinsley Park on March 24th and 25th.

A variety of artists will take to the stage including:

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice is an alternative rock group that calls North London home. They blend folk, grunge, and electronic elements with vintage 90s indie rock. The band formed as a duo in 2010 and grew to four members two yea...

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Feb 26
Find Treasures at a Local Antique Shop

Did you know that the history of antique collecting can be traced backed to the sixteenth century?

That was when the private collections of English and European rarities flourished, and ever since, antiques have been preserved across the globe.

Today antiquing is a popular hobby, and whether you're searching for sculptures, tapestries, or European furniture, you'll find these things and more at one of these nearby shops:

August Antiques

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Feb 21
Where to Find the Best Milkshakes in Houston

The word "milkshake" was first used in print in 1885, and at the time, it was an alcoholic whiskey drink.

By the early 1900s, milkshakes were made as we know them today, with ice cream and syrup.

They became popular at malt shops across the country, and Houston residents can enjoy some of the best milkshakes in town at the following restaurants:

Avalon Diner

The Avalon Diner is a mom-and-pop restaurant that opened in 1938. It was tucked away in the...

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Feb 12
Watch For Woodpeckers at the Houston Arboretum

Have you ever wondered why woodpeckers don't get headaches? How they build their nests? Or how many times a day they peck?

If the answer is yes, don't miss the Nature Revealed: Woodpeckers event at the Houston Arboretum on February 24th.

After learning a variety of interesting facts, you will head out on a walk to identify woodpeckers such as:

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied sapsuckers take their name ...

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Feb 5
Healthy Food Options In West Houston

West Houston in Texas is filled with healthy food options. If you're looking to eat meat-free, vegan, or vegetarian, the Energy Corridor area is the perfect place to be.

Here are four restaurants you don't want to miss out on for delicious and healthy dishes:

Loving Hut

Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain. Luckily, there's one right in West Houston. Loving Hut prides themselves on using non-GMO and high-quality ingredients wherever possible. You'll find vegan ve...

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Jan 22
Three Amazing Houston Bakeries

A visit to the local bakery can instantly lift anyone's mood, whether you are shopping for a cake, pastries, or some delectable cookies. Fortunately, there are some wonderful bakeries in Houston, Texas, where you can satisfy your sweet tooth and treat yourself to something absolutely delicious!

Patisserie Paris Je T'aime

Nothing says delicious like a quaint French Bakery. Patisserie Paris Je T'aime is an artisan bakery that changes up its se...

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Jan 17
Rice Village is One of the City's Oldest and Most Beloved Shopping Destinations

Did you know that Alexan Enclave is near one of Houston's hottest shopping destinations?

We're talking about Rice Village, and it dates back to the late 1930s.

Located just two blocks from Rice University, it's home to dozens of shops and restaurants.

Highlights include:


Urban Outfitters - Urban Outfitters is a lifestyle retailer that offers trendy clothing for men and women. It began in a small space in Pennsylvania, and there are now two hundred locations across ...

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Jan 8
Don't Miss the Entertaining Productions at the Alley Theatre

Alexan Enclave is an easy drive from one of the most innovative professional resident theater companies in the United States.

We are talking about the Alley Theatre, and during the 2014-2015 season, it underwent a $4.6 million renovation which marked the first major improvements since the theatre opened in 1968.

More than five hundred productions entertain audiences every year, and those upcoming include:

The Great Society (January 26 - February 1...

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Jan 2
Enjoy Some Delicious Crepes for Your Next Meal

Crepes are delicious, thin pancakes that are enjoyed around the world.

They originated in Brittany, France, and were made with buckwheat until the turn of the twentieth century when wheat flour became more affordable.

If you would like to enjoy some delicious crepes, head to one of the following restaurants where the chefs create several varieties:

Coco Crepes, Waffles & Coffee

Founded by Chef Youssef Nafaa, Coco Crepes is a European-inspired caf...

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Dec 29
Three of Houston's Best Poke Restaurants

Poke restaurants have officially taken over Houston, and according to Eater Houston, the trend shows no sign of slowing down.

For those unfamiliar, poke restaurants typically follow a similar formula where diners choose a base of rice or salad, a protein tossed in sauce, and garnishes such as crab and avocado.

If you would like to try poke for dinner tonight, head to one of the following restaurants:

Pokii Eatery

Pokii Eatery introduces an alternative way to enjoy premium q...

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Dec 18
Don't Miss the Upcoming Events at NRG Stadium

Houston is home to the only rodeo and NFL indoor/outdoor retractable roof stadium that can be configured to utilize a 125,000 square foot space.

We are talking about NRG Stadium, and during special events, it offers four massive concourse levels.

It welcomes thousands of visitors every year who enjoy watching sports, concerts, and so much more.

Upcoming events include:

Houston International Boat, Sport, & Travel Show...

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Dec 12
Embark on a Houston Brewery Tour

If you're looking for something different to do this weekend, take a Houston Brewery Tour.

The bus visits three breweries, and along the way, the knowledgeable guide will tell fascinating stories about the city's history and educate passengers on beer basics.

Stops along "The Townie" tour may include:

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold is the oldest craft brewery in the state, and its small staff does everything from brewing the beer ...

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Dec 5
Try an Iconic Meal at a Nearby Restaurant

When it comes to delicious meals, there are a few restaurants around town that are known for serving their own iconic dish.

Those you don't want to miss include:

Gatlin's BBQ

A two-time winner of the Houston Press Barbecue Award, Gatlin's BBQ takes pride in offering the best meals made from fresh ingredients. It features a rustic interior as well as a cozy patio, and no matter where guests choose to dine, they enjoy service that's both friendly and attentive. While the restaurant of...

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Nov 21
Three Exciting Art Events In Houston This December

If you are new to West Houston and the surrounding area, there are a ton of exciting ways you can get out in the community. Some of the most fun and effective ways of meeting people include going out to art exhibits. Here are three upcoming events that are free to attend and very sociable.

The Telling and the Told: The Art of David McGee

From 11-8 at night every Tuesday this December, you can go to the Houston Museum of African American Culture on 4807 Caroline Street to experience the ...

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Nov 14
Feast on Fried Chicken for Dinner

If you enjoy feasting on fried chicken, here are three restaurants you don't want to miss:

MAX's Wine Dive

MAX's Wine Dive features delicious gourmet comfort foods and wines from across the globe. Owners Jerry and Laura Lasco created an atmosphere that's fun and eclectic, and the bar and restaurant were born after they realized that they enjoyed hanging out in eateries that were both comfortable and unpretentious. In the kitchen, the chefs prepare a Southern fried chicken recipe that is...

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Nov 7
Unique Holiday Shopping in Houston

Thanks to Houston's dynamic and creative cultural focus, there are many opportunities to shop and buy directly from artists and craftspeople this holiday season.

A number of venues are hosting weekend fairs and markets that will feature unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. So, if you love shopping local, check out these upcoming events in the city.

November 9th to the 12th - The 37th Annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market: This giant pop up shop in the NRG Center boasts 280...

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Nov 1
Participate In The Zombie Charge 5K

As this season of The Walking Dead gets underway, Houston residents can quench their craving for all things undead by participating in the Zombie Charge 5K at Tanks Paintball in nearby Richmond. Not your average 5K, the Zombie Charge on November 4th is an obstacle-ridden, zombie-filled, off-road, mud race. This wild event challenges runners to survive by reaching the finish line with at least one of three waistband flags intact. But don't worry, even if you are devoured by the undead, you'll ...

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Oct 24
Visit Mikki's Cafe For Southern Soul Food

Are you craving a filling plate of macaroni and cheese or a bowl of pepper steak just like your grandma used to make? One of the best new places for southern comfort food is Mikki's Cafe at 375 Greens Rd. in Houston. This is their second location and their original restaurant has been bringing soul food favorites to the city since 2000.

Mikki's Cafe is a family-owned restaurant, and they put an emphasis on preserving Houston culture and embracing classic southern flavors. On the menu, you'...

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Oct 18
Visit Bao Bao Banh Mi

Are you looking for a place where you can enjoy Vietnamese cuisine without a long wait? Bao Bao Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant in Houston, offers just what you're craving. The simple counter-order setup means you get your food quickly, but the food quality is on-par with what you'd get at a sit-down restaurant.

The star of the show at Bao Bao is the Banh Mi sandwiches. They offer a few options, from Grilled Lemongrass Pork to Ribeye Beef. If you follow a vegetarian diet, the Fried Eg...

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Oct 11
Workout in Discovery Green's Beautiful Surroundings

Do you want to workout in beautiful surroundings instead of at the gym?

Then head to Discovery Green where you can enjoy yoga, Zumba, and more:

Zumba (October 18 & November 1)

Led by ACE certified personal trainer Oscar Sajche, this Zumba class welcomes dozens of Houstonians who enjoy listening to lively music and moving to the beat.

Parkour (October 19 & November 2)

Taught by certified coaches from Urban Movement, Parkour turns working out into play and features a deconstru...

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Oct 3
Visit The 37th Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival

Mark your calendar for October 14th & 15th.

That's when the 37th annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival takes place, and with food, crafts, and entertainment, there is something for everyone.

It's held in downtown Katy, just twenty minutes from Alexan Enclave, and is known as one of the top ten festivals in the Houston area.

The celebration came about when members of the community wanted to combine educating people about rice through farmer demonstrations with an arts and crafts show. ...

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Sep 27
Celebrate National Pretzel Month

Did you know that October is National Pretzel Month?

If you would like to celebrate, places to enjoy this twisted treat include:

13 Celsius

Housed in a 1920s era Mediterranean-style building, 13 Celsius strives to emulate the wine bars of Europe. The staff selects wines of unique character from across the globe and stores them in a climate-controlled cellar at thirteen degrees Celsius. It has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp as guests enjoy the homey atmosphere, wine selection, and deliciou...

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Sep 20
Visit Las Brasas Charcoal Chicken

If you've never tried Peruvian food before, here's some good news: a great new Peruvian restaurant just opened in Houston. Las Brasas Charcoal Chicken is serving Peruvian specialties in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

To get their authentic flavor, Las Brasas roasts their meats in a charcoal-fired oven that was built in Lima, Peru and imported to the United States. They use all-natural coal, and their chickens are marinated for at least 24 hours in a blend of signature spices. The chef at La...

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Sep 12
Visit The Houston Theater District

Houston is full of neighborhoods that offer outstanding entertainment and top dining destinations.

One of them is the Houston Theater District that spans seventeen blocks in the heart of downtown.

More than two million people visit the district every year as there is much to see and do including:

Bayou Place

What was once the Albert Thomas Convention Center is now a 130,000 square foot complex known as Bayou Place. It's the city's premier destination for great food and good times...

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Sep 6
Enjoy Delicious BBQ in Houston

Downtown Houston is a place where you will find some incredible BBQ. Whatever it is that you look for in your BBQ, you will find it in this amazing city. So, with this many options available how do you know where to go for the best eating? Hopefully, this comprehensive list of some of the best BBQ spots in downtown Houston will help!

Burns BBQ

If you like good, old-fashioned pit-barbecue, this is the place for you. You will also love their sweet and tangy sauce. If you can't decide betw...

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Aug 23
Visit The 5th Annual Rock and Pop Concert

If you like songs such as "Gypsy," "Only the Young," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," then you don't want to miss the fifth annual Rock and Pop Concert.

Held at Traders Village on September 2 and 3, this tribute band festival takes visitors back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Performers will honor some of the greatest music of our time, and groups taking to the stage include:


Nightbird is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band that features Brooke Alyson. A Houston native, she grew up ...

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Aug 15
Visit The Texas Taco Music Fest

Did you know that the Texas Taco Music Fest is quickly becoming one of the city's most anticipated foodie festivals?

Held on September 16th at Discovery Green, the event features top restaurants that will offer unique taco creations.

Visitors can also participate in a taco competition, shop at arts and crafts booths, sing karaoke, and watch performances by:

Danzantes de Voladeros de Papantla - According to the festival, the ceremony of the Voladeros de Papantla is a cultural traditi...

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Aug 9
Great Sushi Near Alexan Enclave

Tasty and healthy, sushi is the perfect choice for lunch or a light dinner. Residents of Houstons Alexan Enclave Apartments are fortunate to have several sushi restaurants close by. Whether you prefer traditional sushi or fusion styles with a Texan twist, theres something for you.

Aka Sushi House offers a variety of dishes served in a laid-back atmosphere. There are rice dishes like the Katsudon, with pork cutlet and egg, as well as stir-fry noodles and hot entrees, but the highlight of ...

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Aug 3
Listen To Live Music In Houston

For generations, Houston's music venues have provided a springboard for a variety of musicians.

The best places near Alexan Enclave to hear live music include:

Continental Club

Known as the granddaddy of live music venues, the Continental Club is known around the country as the premier venue for live music in both Austin and Houston. Located in a historic building on Main Street, it features a classic neon and red velvet stage and is often packed with concertgoers. Upcoming performer...

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Jul 25
Enjoy A Cup Of Coffee Close To Home

If you need a jolt of caffeine in the morning, stop by one of the city's top coffee shops:


This shop is known for its specialty coffees and exceptional service. Owner David Buehrer has brewed coffee and served customers since 2000, and is a national barista competitor. Blacksmith opens at 7:00 a.m. and its website states that it lives up to its name by making as much as possible by hand and seeking the best purveyors for the products they sell. The menu includes cane sugar la...

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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.

1400 Eldridge Pkwy...

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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:


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:


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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Jun 1
Two Outdoor Adventures Near Alexan Enclave

If you're looking for a way to take advantage of the beautiful weather, here are a few ways to get outside and get active!

Terry Hershey Park

This county park runs next to the Buffalo Bayou River for 6 miles and provides endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Tree-covered paved and dirt trails stretch for miles for walking, jogging, bicycling, mountain biking and hiking with runner's showers conveniently available on site. A boat launch awaits those who are up for a day of bo...

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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:


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.

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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.



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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.


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.

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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.


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!


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.

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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.


  • 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

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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

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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