New Development in Richmond TX

Good News residents, as a result of recent land purchases in the area, plans are underway for New Development in Richmond, TX! Which means even MORE amenities for residents and homeowners of the area.

Richmond is a small community located approximately 30 miles from nearby Houston. The subject development will be located just about mid-ways from Interstate 59 (Katy), and Interstate 10 (Richmond).

Grand Center at Long Meadow Farms will be located on the recently purchased 42.7, and an additional 16 acres at 99 Grand Parkway and West Bellfort. Once completed, the retail space should be a great addition to established Gallery Furniture, Regal Cinema 22, and Exclusive Furniture.

Grand Center at Long Meadow Farms, the New Development in Richmond TX has plans to offer a leased 2-story office building.

The tenants currently expected are:

  • Members Choice Credit Union,
  • Spring Creek BBQ,
  • Pet Suites,
  • Service First and
  • 7-Eleven

In addition to the named tenants, tracts will also be offered for commercial clients who would like to own and build their properties.

New Homes in the area start from the high $200’s.

Nearby Richmond new master-planned communities include:

For more information please see this article by www.bisnow.com.

Easter in Houston, Hunts, Brunch & Bunny

Please enjoy finding an Easter Egg Hunt in Houston near you. View a list of parks, businesses, local organizations and churches who are hosting Easter Hunts, Brunch and Bunnies all over the Houston area.

Houston Easter Egg Hunts

2020 Adult Easter Egg Hunt

  • April 12, 2020 4pm – 6pm,
  • The Wildcatter Saloon.
  • This event is for those 21 years of age and older.
  • Grand Prize is $500 in cash, over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be given out.

SpringFest Easter Egg Hunt

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Cy-Fair Christian Church
  • Features Easter Egg Hunt, Live Music, Inflatables and Food.
  • Get a Picture with the Easter Bunny!

Kings Club Egg Hunt in Houston

  • Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:00am – 9:30am
  • Pinstripes
  • There will be an egg hunt all around the venue.

Team Red Door First Annual Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • The event will have food, drinks, sweets, Egg Hunt, and a search for the Golden Egg.

Houston Mom Blog Spring Eggstravaganza

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Easter Bunny
  • Egg Hunts
  • Crafts and Games

Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Craft Show 2020

  • Saturday April 4, 2020
  • Clear Lake Community Association

Heights Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday April 11, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Marmion Park
  • Easter Egg Hunts organized by age group

M4M Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic

  • Sunday April 5, 2020 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Nature Discovery Center
  • Members-only, Membership is $20 per year
  • Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic
  • Activities based on age.

Hoppy Easter Big Kids

  • For those 21 Years of Age +
  • Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • No Label Brewing Co. Katy, TX
  • The Egg Hunt is for the adults, but the venue is family-friendly, so feel free to bring kids and pets.

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Monty Ballard YMCA Cinco Ranch Katy, TX
  • Free for the Community
  • Children are grouped by age to hunt glowing eggs.

Free Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs and Their Siblings

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Brill Elementary School
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Special appearances by Elsa, Olaf, Anna, and other Princesses

Houston Easter Brunches

Bunny Brunch, Easter Brunch on the Battleground

  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:00am – 2:30pm
  • Battleground (Deer Park
  • Brunch
  • Crafts
  • Picture Opportunities

Maggiano’s Easter Sunday Buffet 2020

  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:30am-3:30pm
  • $15 for children
  • $50 for adults
  • Brunch Items: Creme Brulee French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Roasted Peppers and Onions, Italian Sausage & Smoked Bacon, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Assorted, Muffins, Chef-Attended Omelet Station, and more
Picture of Easter Decor offering Houston Easter Events

Houston Easter Bunny

Cha! Cha!  Egg-Cellent Easter Adventure – Rainforest Cafe Katy Mills

  • Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:00am – 10:00am
  • Rainforest Cafe Katy Mills
  • Eat a Breakfast Buffet and See the Easter Bunny
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Easter Basket Raffle

Color Factory Houston

Perhaps you’re searching for Instagram worthy photos, or maybe just a fun night on the town. The Color Factory Houston is an interactive pop-up exhibit with rooms that are themed around the process of color. Color Factory debuted in San Francisco in 2017, New York in 2018, and Houston in 2019. Houston’s Color Factory features a special Nasa themed exhibit, which showcases the presence of Nasa and Space City.

Located in the Upper Kirby area, The Color Factory is located at 3303 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098.

How Long is the exhibit?

There are 12 exhibits which feature colors of the city and space!

Employees at the Color Factory are happy to answer questions about exhibits and take photos. Depending on the time in which you take for photos and interactions, you can expect to complete the exhibit in under 2 hours.

The hours of operation are :

  • Monday: 9:30am-3pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am-3pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 12pm-6pm
  • Friday: 9:30am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am-8pm
  • Sunday: 9:30am-6pm

How Much is the Color Factory?

The exhibit is $35 for adults, $28 for Kids 3 – 12, kids 2 and under are free.

To purchase tickets, click Here.

Parking at the Color Factory

Although street parking is available, it’s scarce. It is best to park at the Kirby Collection Building located across the street. The cost is i$8.


Rodeo Houston 2020

March 3 – 22, 2020

It’s almost time for Rodeo Houston 2020! If you happen to be new to Houston or visiting, rodeo season in Houston is one of the most exciting times of the year in our city. Our annual rodeo not only features animals but fantastic food, concerts, parades and more. Please enjoy learning more about the history and events of Houston Rodeo.

photos of the Rodeo by Nest Builders Realty Group

Quick Links:

  • History
  • Pre-Rodeo Events
  • Go Texan Day
  • Parade
  • Rodeo Round-up
  • Rodeo Run
  • Trail Ride
  • Bar-B-Que Cook-Off
  • Concerts
  • Carnival
  • AGVenture
  • Calf Scramble

History of Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show

Cowboy Boots & Go Texan Day Rodeo Houston 2020

In the 1920s the cattle industry began to grow in the Texas Gulf Coast region, but there were no large cattle market or packaging centers nearby. After some research, the cattle farmers concluded the markets in which had those features did not do so without a popular livestock show. In January 1931, a group of 7 cattle farmers met in Texas State Hotel which prompted the beginnings of what is now known as the Houston Livestock and Rodeo show.

A yearly tradition since 1931, the Houston Rodeo is an event many locals look forward to in early spring.

Pre-Rodeo Events

Go Texan Day

February 28, 2020

Go Texan Day is the official kick-off to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo shows. The purpose of the day is to encourage Houstonians to celebrate Western Heritage and raise awareness of the Rodeo season. On Go Texan Day you will find locals dressed in western attire, and there is even an official contest. Click HERE for Go Texan Day Contest Rules.

You or your company can enter the Go Texan Day Contest by simply recording and editing your festivities, and uploading your entry on the assigned Youtube link, by the due date of March 1, 2020.

Trail Ride

On February 23, 2020


  • 12 Trail Rides participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Downtown Rodeo Parade.
  • Over 1,300 miles are covered by all 12 Trial Rides.
  • All Trail Rides are led by Trail Bosses, who are responsible for ensuring safety. 
  • Many of the horses on the ride are rescued animals.

Downtown Rodeo Parade Houston Rodeo 2020

February 29, 2020

2020 serves at the 81st year of Houston’s Rodeo Parade. The parade normally starts at 10:00 am and features decorative floats, local celebrities, marching bands, and thousands of trail riders. View the parade route HERE.

The best places to view the parade are on Louisiana, from Bell to Lamar, Lamar, and from Louisiana to Smith.

Rodeo Round-Up

February 25, 2020

Rodeo Run

February 29, 2020

Bar-B-Que Cookoff Rodeo Houston 2020

February 27 – February 29, 2020

Bar-B-Que Cookoff Rodeo Houston 2020

Round-Up & Best Bites Competition

February 23, 2020

Concerts Houston Rodeo 2020

Preview the 2020 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Concert Lineup HERE.

The remaining three entertainers will be announced on February 4, with tickets going on sale Feb 6.

Mutton Bustin


  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5 and 6 as of March 3, 2020
  • Participants weight must not exceed 55 pounds.
  • Children who participated in 2018 and 2019 are not eligible to participate in 2020.

Participation is on a first come first serve basis.


View the 2020 Carnival HERE.


Exhibits are open daily from 9am – 9pm.

Calf Scramble

Kids activities Rodeo Houston 2020.

Whether you’re looking for the Pre-Rodeo events or Concerts, the Houston Livestock and Rodeo has something for every personality type.

Nest Builders Realty Group is pleased to bring you information about events and things to do in Houston, like a preview of things to do in Houston during Rodeo. Keep us in mind for all your real estate needs. Looking to buy a house or sell a house in Houston? Give us a call at 832-775-8806.

Valentine’s Day in Houston

Are you making plans for Valentine’s Day in Houston? The Bayou City, known for its diverse people, has equally high rankings when it comes to food and activities. You may be asking, what is there to do in Houston for Valentine’s Day? Here is a comprehensive list of things to do in Houston either solo, with friends or as a couple on February 14th.

Flyer for Valentine's Day in Houston by Nest Builders Realty Group brokered by Exp Texas.

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Fine Dining Restaurants

Are you looking for the traditional sit-down dinner this Valentine’s Day? Make sure you call for reservations in order to ensure your table and night goes as planned!

Armandos is located at 2630 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098. Craving Tex-Mex? Armandos is known for its Tex Mex Food and Margaritas. Make reservations HERE For more information call 713-520-1438.

B & B Butchers located at 1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007. Looking for an up-scale steakhouse? B & B Butchers are known for its complete butcher and delicatessen experience. To Make reservations click HERE. For more information call (713) 862-1814.


Brasserie 19 is located at 1962 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019. Brasserie 19 features up-scale dining with a French flair. Valentine’s Day 2020 special includes a 3-course, prix-fixe menu for $68 per person. To Make reservations for the Valentine’s Day event click HERE. For more information call (713) 524-1919.

Brenners on the Bayou is located at 1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007. Brenner’s on the Bayou is an elegant steakhouse. To Make reservations click HERE. For more information call (713) 868-4444.

Coltivare Pizza & Garden is located at 3320 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007. Coltivare is Italian influenced with a garden setting. It DOES NOT accept reservations but for more information call (713) 637-4095.

Coppa Osteria is located at 5210 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005. Coppa Osteria is an Italian restaurant that will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $60 per person. To make reservations click HERE. For more information call (713) 522-3535.

Da Marco is located at 1520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, Da Marco is a Tuscan inspired restaurant. To make click reservations HERE. For more information call (713) 807-8857.

Hugos is located at 1600 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006. Hugos serves authentic Mexican food. To make reservations click HERE. For more information call (713) 524-7744.

La Griglia is located at 2002 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019. La Griglia is known for its upscale Italian food. To make reservations for Valentine’s Day click the link HERE. For more information call (713) 526-4700.

Le Colonial is located at 4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027. Craving something different? Le Colonial is known for its upscale Vietnamese cuisine, and for more information call (713) 629-4444.

North Italia is located at 700 Post Oak Blvd Suite 190, Houston, TX 77056. North Italia is known for its authentic Italian food and handmade pizzas, and for more information call (281) 605-4030.

Fine Dining Restaurants in Katy

Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano is located at 6455 S Fry Rd #100, Katy, TX 77494. One review Da Vinci’s is  “Intimate, personal, perfect for anything from a date night to family dinner….” For more information call (281) 392-2115.

Peli Peli Cinco Ranch is located at LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite R140, Katy, TX 77494. Peli Peli restaurants serve South African cuisine. Find the 2020 Valentine’s Day Menu featured HERE. And For more information call (281) 257-9500.

Azul Seafood Tapas is located at 21945 Katy Fwy C, Katy, TX 77450. One customer review states “OMGoodness! The food, flavor, and presentation were AWESOME! And the owners and chef welcome you to enjoy.” For more information call (832) 437-6179.

Antonia’s is located at 2001 Katy Mills Blvd, Katy, TX 77494. Antonia’s serves traditional Italian dishes. For more information call (281) 644-6000.

The Cellar Door is located at 829 S Mason Rd #280, Katy, TX 77450. The Cellar Door serves North American dishes and fine wine. Make reservations HERE. For more information call (281) 599-3303.

Brandani’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is located at 3340 FM 1092 Rd #160, Missouri City, TX 77459. Brandani’s is an upscale restaurant featuring North American and Italian dishes. Check out their Valentine’s Day Menu HERE. For more information call (832) 987-1313.


DGZ Chocolates is located at 6909 Ashcroft Dr #315, Houston, TX 77081. Although best known for its Toffee, DGZ Chocolates features a variety of delicious chocolate-covered goods. Check out their Valentine’s gifts HERE. For more information call (713) 777-3444.

Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier Galleria is located at 5000 Westheimer Rd Suite 602, Houston, TX 77056. Cacao & Cardamom features gourmet chocolate. Check out their Valentine’s options HERE. For more information call (281) 501-3567.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is located at 303 Memorial City, Suite 850, Houston, TX 77024 in Memorial City Mall. For more information call (832) 358-2626.

The Chocolate Bar is located at 1835 West Alabama Street,. Houston, TX, 77098. For more information call (713) 520-8599.

Semiramis is located at 12114 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077. It is a premier chocolate company based in Houston. For more information call (832) 931-2300.

chocolates in houston

Flowers and Gardens


Houston’s Arboretum & Nature Center is located at 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024. Make discoveries about Houston’s urban wildlife and natural habitats in the Discovery Room. For more information please call (713) 681-8433.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is located at 6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007. Bayou Bend is a is a 14-acre facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston that houses a collection of decorative art, paintings, and furniture. For more information call (713) 639-7750.

McGovern Centennial Gardens is located at 1500 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004. McGovern Centennial Gardens is a collection of gardens in Hermann Park. For more information please call (713) 524-5876.

  • Mercer Botanic Gardens is located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338. The botanic gardens consist of over 60 acres of beautifully maintained gardens that feature:
  • bamboo,
  • color displays,
  • daylilies,
  • endangered
  • species,
  • ferns,
  • gingers,
  • herbs,
  • tropicals,
  • and more. The East Side also has an extensive walking trail system, a Remembrance Walk for memorials and honorariums, ponds, a visitors’ center, courtyard plaza, and much more. For more information call (713) 274-4160.

Cockrell Butterfly Center is located at 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030. Walk-through a living butterfly habitat, marvel at spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. For more information call (713) 639-4629.

Peckerwood Garden is located at 20559 Farm to Market 359, Hempstead, TX 77445. Why not take a little drive out to Peckerwood Garden? For more information please call (979) 826-3232.

Comedy Clubs in Houston

Houston Improv Comedy Club is located at 7620 Katy Fwy #455, Houston, TX 77024. Comedian Russell Peters is scheduled to perform this Valentine’s Day at the venue. For more information call (713) 333-8800.


CSZ Houston is located at 2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003. Do you think you carry the talent of making others laugh? CSZ is a Side-splitting, family-friendly comedy improv show where teams battle for the audience laughs. For more information call (713) 868-1444.

Animal Exhibits

zoo photo

Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030. The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States. The zoo houses over 6,000 animals from 900 species. For more information please (713) 533-6500.

TGR Exotics Wildlife Park is located at 22115 Sherrod Ln, Spring, TX 77389. TGR offers guided tours offering close encounters with exotic animals such as tigers, kangaroos & monkeys. For more information call (281) 771-3700.

Bayou Wildlife Zoo is located at 5050 FM 517 Alvin, TX 77511. Bayou Wildlife Zoo is an open range zoo. For more information call (281)337-6376.

Dance Studios


Dance Classes Houston offers Wedding Dances, Group Classes, and Private lessons, whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, one-on-one instruction is the most effective way to help you achieve your goals. Get the undivided attention of your teacher for the entire session and schedule the class time that works for you. For more information call (713) 516-8361. Inner Me Studios is located at 2206 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003. Inner me offers a variety of exercise classes that vary from

  • Belly Dancing,
  • Zumba,
  • Kickboxing and Pole
  • Dancing Aerobics. There is something on the schedule for everyone. For more information call 713.533.1455.

Soreal Dance Center is located at 14520 Memorial Dr #59, Houston, TX 77079. Soreal Dance Studio is a hip hop choreography based dance studio. For more information call (281) 741-8613.

The Dance Whisperer is located at 4710 Merwin St, Houston, TX 77027. The Dance Whisperer features classes for adults, couples, private, swing, tango, salsa, country western, wedding, and ballroom dance lessons. For more information call (832) 429-4477.

Couples Massage

The Petite Retreat is located at 1119 Roy St, Houston, TX 77007. The Petite Retreat is a day spa specializing in only the best techniques and products. Massage, facials, body treatments, couples massage, and more! For more information call (713) 520-8999.

Panacea Massage & Spa is located at 5709 Woodway Dr i, Houston, TX 77057. Panacea Massage & Spa has

  • Skillful massages,
  • advanced facials,
  • hair removal,
  • makeup,
  • body wraps,
  • and other Spa services in a distinctive setting. For more information call (713) 659-9966.

Blossom Massage is located at 1416 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007. Are you looking for

  • therapeutic pain management,
  • relaxation massage,
  • and prenatal massage; and for more information call (713) 880-1131.

Hammam Spa is located at 508 Westheimer Rd ste c, Houston, TX 77057. A recent client review says “Beyond Excellent!!!! My boyfriend and I came in for a couples massage.” For more information on Hammam Spa call (832) 968-4262.

Oasis Massage Salon is located at 9889 Bellaire Blvd #331, Houston, TX 77036. For more information call (713) 777-0303.

Sanctuary Spa is located at 1701 S Shepherd Dr suite c, Houston, TX 77019. Sanctuary Spa offers spa services like:

  • facials,
  • massages,
  • spa gift certificates, and packages. For more information call (713) 622-7722.

Zalla Massage is located at 1411 Haddon St, Houston, TX 77006. Zalla Massage services include:

  • Swedish massage,
  • therapeutic deep tissue massage,
  • sports massage, prenatal,
  • postpartum
  • and couples massage. For more information call (281) 974-2823.

My Spa Joy is located at 1515 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006. My Spa Joy features a variety of options for massages. To gain more information call (832) 538-1218.

Getaway Retreat Hotels

Hotel Zaza is located at 5701 Main St, Houston, TX 77005. Hotel Zaza is a boutique hotel that has beautiful concept suites. If you’d like to see Valentine’s Day Specials for Hotel Zaza, click HERE; and For more information call (713) 526-1991.

The Lancaster Hotel is located at 701 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002. The Lancaster Hotel is a historic luxury hotel in downtown Houston’s vibrant Theater District. For more information call (713) 228-9500.


The Moran CityCentre is located at 800 Sorella Ct, Houston, TX 77024. The luxury hotel features dramatic, residential-style guest-rooms with dark hardwood floors and an array of amenities. For More information please call (713) 973-1600.

Hotel Alessandra is located at 1070 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002. To see Valentine’s Specials for Hotel Alessandra, click HERE. For more information call (713) 242-8555.

Hotel Icon is located at 220 Main St, Houston, TX 77002. The Hotel Icon, a boutique hotel is of the Marriott International Brand which features The hotel features 135 rooms, including 18 suites. For more information please call (713) 224-4266.

Whether you are looking for a traditional Valentine’s Day in Houston with dinner, teddy bear, or chocolates; or an untraditional garden tour, the city of Houston has activities for all.

Nest Builders Realty Group is pleased to bring you information about events and things to do in Houston, like our list of Valentine’s Day in Houston.

Keep us in mind for all your real estate needs. Looking to buy a house or sell a house in Houston? Give us a call at 832-655-8368.