Even before the first resident has moved in, Jordan Ranch has hired lifestyle director Winnifer Washington.
Washington has already started planning resident events, kicking off with a neighbor meet-and-greet at Brick & Mortar Kitchen.
“We have people from all of the Houston area moving to Jordan Ranch, but this was a good central location for our first event,” she said. “Everyone enjoyed meeting their soon-to-be neighbors.”
Having studied nutrition at Baylor University, Washington happened into recreational event planning by chance, starting first as a fitness manager at a gym and then as a neighborhood recreation coordinator. She most recently directed activities at a senior living community in Sugar Land.
“People would think that our events were rather sedate, but we had a great time,” she said.
The chance to start a lifestyle program in a Johnson Development community was appealing.
“Johnson Development has a reputation for world-class amenities, great ideas and a focus on really helping people — who wouldn’t fall in love with that,” she said.
Washington said she is excited about the possibilities for an active lifestyle in Jordan Ranch, as well.
“You don’t see kids outside as much now,” she said. “I hope to help families become engaged in healthy living.”
Washington currently offices out of model homes in Jordan Ranch, switching between the eight models builders have opened in the development.
Building in Jordan Ranch are David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, J. Patrick Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Plantation Homes and Westin Homes. Home prices in Jordan Ranch start in the $250,000s.
Now under construction in the community, located one mile south of Interstate 10 and Fulshear, is a recreation center that will offer residents a freeform pool, lazy river, splash pad, dog park, clubhouse and fitness center, which is slated to open next year. The pool complex is expected in 2018.