“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” - Socrates
At Viridian, we know that learning is a life-long process, and our residents thrive in a community filled with educational opportunities. From on-site schools and nearby higher education opportunities, to the nooks and crannies of the great outdoors, Viridian is a vibrant DFW community where residents find plenty of room to learn.
Quality learning starts early for Viridian’s littlest residents! The on-site elementary school Viridian Elementary is nestled right in the neighborhood near N. Collins St. It has the distinction of being the only elementary school to offer a world languages program, giving students the chance to expand their horizons with languages like Spanish immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, or Hindi.
Niche.com gives this elementary school the coveted “A” rating, and in 2021, the school ranked #15 in “Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in Texas.”
Viridian is served by the acclaimed Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) Independent School District. The district as a whole earns a “A” Rating by Niche.com for its diversity, athletics, academics, and teachers. Viridian’s schools include:
Residents also have the option to enroll their children in the nearby Arlington Independent School District. The wealth of options available both in and around Viridian mean a strong start to a lifetime of learning.
Viridian’s central location offers easy access to the area’s higher education opportunities. Some area community colleges and universities include:
With these higher education opportunities only a short drive away, our residents have endless opportunities to continue growing without venturing too far from their dream home.
Learning doesn’t just take place in school! Viridian’s wealth of world-class amenities offers opportunities to learn daily.
#1. Learn to Sail at the Sailing Center
Aquatic adventures and learnings await at the Viridian Sailing Center. Annual pass holders can take sailing courses and summer lessons. Imagine learning how to participate in a regatta with other fellow sailors!
#2. Identify All the Birds in Your Backyard
Central Texas is home to hundreds of bird species. Learn the love of birding without leaving home by discovering which seed mixes attract song birds to your backyard. You can even go birding in one of many parks and trails, including the duck pond. Get tips on how to see more of our feathered friends from the Texas Audubon Society.
#3. Live Your Archeology Dreams in Fossil Park
We believe this photo speaks for itself. Can you and your family identify these bones? What lessons can you dig up together? Your family can even kick it up a notch and try to learn the names of various bones. (Dorsal vertebrae anyone?)
#4. Learn Some History Without Leaving the Community
Viridian is home to Bird’s Fort, the oldest settlement in Tarrant County and the birthplace of North Texas being developed into the settlements we now have. Learn more about this historic reserve, protected within the community.
#5. Pick Up a New Sport
If you never learned the difference between a backspin and a kick serve, our on-site tennis courts let residents who’ve never played tennis before get in shape while learning some moves! The Tennis Center offers private instruction and free use of the four lighted tennis courts.
#6. Get Acquainted with Water Recreation
Our vibrant master-planned community has so many ways to play in the water: the beach, lakes, the dock, and the award-winning Viridian Lake Club. Whether you’re teaching the little ones to swim for the first time or learning how to paddleboat like a pro, there’s always something new to learn on the water!
#7. Pick up a Backyard Hobby
It’s your dream home: take the time to learn how to make it shine. Many residents take up backyard hobbies like gardening, growing backyard vegetables, or grilling with family. If your new home has outdoor living, there’s never been a better way to learn all the nuances of smoking a brisket.
#8. Make that Flex Room a Crafting Space
New homes in Viridian often offer options for a flex room. Pick up a favorite craft: is it sewing? Painting? Gaming? There are so many ways to continue learning within the walls of your own home as you make each corner of it your own.
#9. Explore the World Just Outside of Viridian
Just a short drive from home, you’ll find you can learn about everything from the stars to fine art in nearby museums.
#10. Learn About Your Neighbors
Viridian welcomed 400 new neighbors in 2020 alone! Learn from and about your fellow residents while enjoying community amenities and events. Residents even have their own ViridianLife app to stay connected and in the know.
BONUS: Nature, Nature, and More Nature!
Just beyond Viridian’s lakes, parks, and trails you’ll find River Legacy Park and the River Legacy Science Center. This non-profit nature reserve is connected to Viridian’s trails, expanding the natural world for our residents to access whenever they want to. Enjoy picnic areas, river overlooks, classes, winding trails, wildlife sightings, and more along the banks of the Trinity River.
If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Devil’s Cigar, an unusual, rare fungus that makes (wait for it…) hissing sounds. You’ve learned something new today!
Whatever learning means to you, you’ll find it in Viridian. Get started with move-in ready homes or explore floor plans by world-class builders today.
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