Top Parks Near Candlelight Place in Oak Forest

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Although Houston is one of the biggest cities in the United States, It doesn’t mean it’s a concrete jungle everywhere. In the community of Candlelight Place in Oak Forest, there are multiple parks for you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors.

T.C Jester Park

One of the top parks near the Candlelight Place by Lancaster Homes is T.C. Jester Park. Situated only a few miles from the community is ample green space featuring multiple amenities for the entire family including:

  • 21 hole disc golf course
  • Large and small dog park
  • Public pool
  • Sporting fields

Address: 4201 T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77018

Memorial Park

As one of the largest urban parks in the United States, Memorial Park should be on your outdoor bucket list. Opened in 1924, this park covers approximately 1,466 acres inside the 610 Loop, within a short drive from Candlelight Place. This park is twice the size of New York’s Central Park and includes even more amenities. Come stop by Memorial Park and explore:

  • Sports fields
  • Nature center
  • Golf course
  • Miles of hike and bike trails

Address: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Terry Hershey Park

For those looking for more solitaire, Terry Hershey Park is a great option. While this park runs between two major roads, State Highway 6 and Sam Houston, it’s 10+ miles of trails weave through dense forests. Notable amenities include:

  • Paved and dirt trails
  • Exercise stations
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground

Address: 15200 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

What are you favorite parks near Candlelight Place? Add your comments below.

What's Happening in Houston in 2020?

Sunday, January 19, 2020

On any given weekend in Houston, you may stumble across a festival, farmer’s market or 5k. This city has so much to see and do, but sometimes the amount of activities going on can be overwhelming.

As a luxury neighborhood near the loop, Candlelight Place helps residents stay close to the action they desire while still being tucked away in a secluded area. The following are some of the events our residents are looking forward to in 2020.

Chevron Houston Marathon

On January 19th, more than 21,000 runners will participate in the annual Chevron Houston Marathon. This is one of the few qualifying races for the Boston Marathon.

Over 200,000 spectators will line the route that snakes through downtown Houston. Paired with a half-marathon and 5k race, this event brings athletes of all levels to a spectacular event. Whether you want to put to yourself that you can finish the race or just want to cheer on a crowd of people running through the streets, the Chevron Houston Marathon is an annual event worth attending.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

From Willie Nelson to Gwen Stefani, the annual Houston livestock show and rodeo hosts 17 amazing musical acts during a two week period. While the concerts are the most popular event, many people come to the rodeo to try a range of fried foods, ride carnival rides, and explore the hundreds of vendor booths.

The 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is scheduled for March 3 – 22. It will attract over 2-million visitors and help raise thousands of dollars for local students who showcase their artwork and animals.

This event is considered the largest rodeo in the world and features something for the entire family to enjoy.

The Art Car Parade

The Houston Art Car Parade is one of the most unique events our city has to offer. This parade features of 250 artistically decorated vehicles from over 23 states, Canada and Mexico. The vehicles in the parade are not your average parade floats. Cars are decorated with everything from halloween decorations to hot dogs. You never really know what you’re going to see on the roadways before, during and after the event.

Kids love it. Adults love it. Everyone has a great time.

If you can’t make it to this 25+ year old tradition and watch the cars drive by, then be sure to check out the Houston Art Car Museum to get a small taste of this wacky Houston parade.


Which 2020 event are you most excited about?

Leave your comment below.


Custom Home Design Trends for 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Most people have an idea of the features they want in their dream home. It could be a breathtaking master bath or a country chic kitchen on your shortlist of must-haves, but what about other areas of your home that may get overlooked?

How can you create a wonderful and trendy space perfect for 2020 and beyond?

The team at Lancaster Homes will follow the latest trends and timeless staples to make your home one of the best on the block.

More Kitchen Space

The kitchen is the focal point of the home. It’s the place that brings everyone together at the start or end of the day and is often used for entertaining.


With gadgets from Instapot and Nespresso become more popular, you are going to need all the kitchen space you can get.

2020 will see a range of new kitchen storage options throughout the whole kitchen–focused on making your lives easier. Large island with cabinet storage is something many of our customers are gravitating towards.

Lots of natural lighting

It’s well known that brighter spaces look larger. Our home start at 3,500 square feet, which is plenty of room for a growing family, but by utilizing a lighter paint, tall ceilings and multiple windows, you can make your home look even larger.


In 2020, wood floors, white backsplashes, and other ways to amplify light and space will be the trend.

Relaxation nooks

Our clients want their homes to feature quieting, soothing spaces where they can unplug and recharge.


Whether it be adding a library, a livable outdoor space or a man cave, homeowners in 2020 will put a priority on having a place they can relax.

Whatever trends or desires you have, our team is well equipped to tackle even the most difficult builds.

Purchase a lot in Candlelight Place and bring your trendy dream home to life.

4 Best Restaurants Near Candlelight Place

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

One of the many reasons people move to Candlelight Place is its proximity to amazing restaurants. There’s something to be said about having multiple 5 Yelp-Star options within a five-mile radius. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time, you and your family should check out these wonderful restaurants just a stone's throw from Lancaster Comes at Candlelight Place.


Forget about the feud between In-N-Out and Whataburger, if you want a great burger in the Garden Oaks/Candlelight Place area, MytiBurger is your best option.

Since 1967, Mytiburger has been serving Garden Oaks residents the best burgers, fries and homemade onion rings in Texas. Your orders are rung up at the counter next to an antique soda fountain and come out fresh in about 10 minutes.

This classic institution has been enjoyed by multiple generations. When the original owner decided to retire, the community came together and found someone to buy and manage the restaurant so the doors could stay open.

Come by for lunch or dinner and see what the fuss is all about.

Gatlin’s BBQ

If you are craving pit-smoked pork, chicken, turkey or beef Gatlin’s BBQ is the place to go. Like many other BBQ places in town, Gatlin’s often has a line out the door so you know the food is good.

What’s unique about Gatlin's BBQ is their rotating menu. You never know what meats and sides will be available, but they sure as heck will be tasty.

We recommend stopping by for an early lunch if you want a chance to score some of the best brisket in Garden Oaks.


For those craving Asian food, Candlelight Place is home to a unique hybrid of classic Vietnamese cuisine with an American twist. Hughie’s serves banh mi, pho’, dumplings and egg rolls along with side burgers and chicken-fried steak. For craft beer lovers, Hughie’s also has over 20 taps of rotating craft beer from local breweries and over 30 additional options in bottles and cans.

Although Hughie's is a “tavern”, it is still family-friendly and a great place to take your kids on the weekends.

Tacos A Go-Go

Last but not least is an affordable and authentic taco place. Recognized by the Houston Press and Texas Monthly, the award-winning Tacos A Go-Go, is light years ahead of taco bell in terms of taste and quality ingredients.

Whether it’s stopping by for a breakfast taco on your way to work or grabbing a few tacos on the way home after a late-night, this restaurant should be on your radar.

What are your favorite restaurants near Candlelight Place?

Come take a tour of Lancaster Homes at Candlelight Place and see what other great restaurants are in the area. We would love to hear from you.



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