Celebrating its future with a nod to its past, Veranda will mark its grand opening with an old-fashioned Southern picnic from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 21.
Richmond’s newest master-planned community will serve up Southern food, live music by Hill Country Jane and a variety of picnic games at Wildwood Park Road and Wessendorff Place in Richmond.
“From the beginning, we envisioned Veranda as a close-knit community,” said Trey Reichert, Vice President and General Manager of Veranda. “So what better way to celebrate than an old-fashioned community picnic with piglet races, sack races, a watermelon-eating contest and lots of family-friendly activities.”
Other activities will include face painting, bounce houses and an opportunity to take pictures with a Texas Longhorn steer. Celebrity Chef Grady Spears and his Chuckwagon, as well as other local vendors, will have food for purchase. Beer also will be sold. The first 500 attendees will receive a free Veranda picnic blanket.
Gifts also will be available at Veranda’s nine recently opened model homes. Representatives from builders Sitterle Homes, Lennar Homes, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Westin Homes and David Weekley Homes will be available to meet with prospective buyers to discuss their design options, which feature multiple outdoor spaces as well as timeless architectural elements reflecting Richmond’s historical roots.
The 590-acre Veranda is located near the northwest corner of Williams Way Boulevard and U.S. 59. It will offer up to 2,500 homes, as well as amenities such as a family-friendly pool, pocket parks and a fitness center. A lifestyle director already is planning events for homebuyers. Children will attend schools within the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Homes are priced from the $200,000s.