“A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.” – Sophocles
Learning is a journey that never ends, and residents of Elements at Viridian have plenty of room to learn in this beautiful 55+ active living community. In the wonderful and exciting world waiting just outside your door, there’s a wealth of beauty and knowledge that is enough to keep any mind engaged.
At the center of lifestyle and learning in Elements at Viridian is the Magnolia Lifestyle Center, the anchor of a 2-acre recreation complex designed just for Elements residents.
#1. Learn a New Sport
Sports and active living are a prime feature of the Magnolia Lifestyle Center. This Elements-only amenity offers residents their own pickleball court, bocce ball court, water aerobics classes, and a putting green for the golf lovers. This expansive and premium fitness center houses a cardio room and strength-training equipment too for fitness levels of all types.
#2. Get into Birding
With miles of greenspace and trails, Viridian is a haven for a variety of native songbirds. As you walk the community trails, learn to spot and identify the birds that call Central Texas their home. Audubon Texas has plenty of resources to start learning the names of various bird species, as well as tips to attract them to your backyard. If you don’t know yet the difference between a robin and a finch, now is the perfect time to learn and enjoy their natural beauty.
#3. Set Sail on Lake Viridian
Did you know? Viridian is home to the Viridian Sailing Center, an award-winning marina that offers sailing courses, summer lessons, and sailing events for annual pass holders. The courses are designed to give you the practice and knowledge to grow your confidence as you sail on Lake Viridian.
#4. Get Swimming – For Health and For Fun
Perfect your freestyle in the junior Olympic lap pool at the Magnolia Lifestyle Center. This residents-only amenity gives you plenty of opportunities for uninterrupted practice for your freestyle kicks. The poolscape also offers in-water loungers and poolside dual chaise lounges for the days when you just want to relax. If you need a change of scenery, Elements at Viridian residents also have access to the Viridian Lake Club pool.
#5. Find New Nooks for Reading
Viridian is home to acres of natural beauty and green space with pocket parks, overlooks, and places to relax throughout the community. Find your new favorite reading spot in the shade and delve into your favorite subjects surrounded by natural beauty. One of our favorite spots is the overlook at Lake Viridian where you can lose yourself in a good book with the sound of the wind and waves nearby.
#6. Take a Gourmet Cooking Class
Magnolia Lifestyle Center also offers residents a host of planned activities, including a regular gourmet cooking class in the demonstration kitchen. Whether you’re learning the perfect sauté or are just getting started with meal prep, it’s the perfect opportunity to sharpen your home cooking skills.
#7. Hone a Hobby from the Comfort of Home
Learn without leaving your dream home! Elements offers specific resident clubs for where socializing and learning go hand-in-hand. There are clubs to learn chess, bridge, pickleball, and gardening, as well as a book club, writing club, and more.
New homes in Viridian often offer options for a flex room. Pick up a favorite craft: Sewing? Painting? Photography? There are so many ways to continue learning within the walls of your own home as you make each corner of it your own.
#8. Viridian is a Launch Point for Adventure
Residents of Elements at Viridian live about 10 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport,which makes home a perfect launch point for world travel! It’s only a short drive (or rideshare) away from your front door.
Need an adventure closer to home? These museums and cultural centers are only a few miles from Viridian:
#9. Stroll Through River Legacy Park
Did you know that River Legacy Park is connected to the Viridian trail system? This non-profit nature reserve offers miles of pristine wooded walking trails and scenic routes. Enjoy picnic areas, river overlooks, classes, winding trails, wildlife sightings, and more along the banks of the Trinity River. The trails have something to teach everyone, giving ample opportunity to identify plants, wildlife, or just lose yourself in nature.
Bonus: Did you know that River Legacy Park is home to a rare fungus called the Devil’s Cigar? This unusual and rare fungus was discovered in the park in 1991 and is only found in Texas and Japan. It’s known for its unique ability to make hissing sounds.
#10. Find Your Passion with Higher Education
Viridian’s prime location in DFW makes it the perfect launch point to attend one of the many area community colleges or universities. If you’ve always to expand your skills or just learn something new, these schools are just a short drive away.
If Julia Child can publish her first cookbook at age 50 and become a celebrity chef, then there’s nothing holding you back from taking that course you’ve always wanted.
Whatever learning means to you, you’ll find it in Viridian at Elements. Learn all about the many single-story floor plans available, as well as the home builders who can’t wait to help you build the home of your dreams. There’s a vibrant and unparalleled active 55+ lifestyle here.
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