Concession Stand Opens This Weekend at Verandah Pool


Forgot your sunscreen? Need a cool drink? Stomach growling?

You’ll no longer need to go very far at the Verandah pool at Thousand Oaks. We are opening a concession stand on Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 2-8pm in the cabana area in the building at the end of the pool.

The stand is opening on a trial basis due to a high volume of resident requests – so as long as the concession stand remains popular, it will remain open!

We’ll see you poolside!!

Click Here to View the Menu

Veranda Now Delivers to Austin Ranch


Now Delivering to Austin Ranch!!   

Don’t feel like cooking tonight?  No problem!  Veranda Italian Bistro now offers delivery service to all residents of Austin Ranch!  Have pizza, pasta, appetizers, salads and more delivered right to your door!

Gluten Free Menu Available

Whether you have a gluten intolerance or just like eating healthy, you can enjoy a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes.

Click here to view the Gluten-Free Menu

Mother’s Day Brunch Special Sunday

Treat your mom to an amazing meal on her special day!  This Sunday Veranda is offering a Mother’s Day Prix-Fixe menu – $30 for 3 course meal which includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco!

Click here to view the Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Daily Specials & Happy Hours

Veranda offers daily happy hours and specials like 1/2 off pasta on Tuesdays, $5 pizza on Thursdays and $10 bottomless mimosas on Sunday!

Click here to view the Happy Hour and Daily Specials Menu


Please check out their website and ‘like’ them on Facebook!

Veranda Italian Bistro
6800 Windhaven Parkway, Suite 101
The Colony, TX 75056

Hop n’ Hunt Eggstravaganza

Join us at the Village Green on Saturday, 3/23 from 11am – 1pm.  We’ll have an  egg hunt for the kids and Mr. Bunny will be available for photos!

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New Italian Restaurant Coming Soon

Vernda Italian Restaurant in Austin Ranch
You may have noticed that Centro has closed it’s doors at Austin Ranch. We will all have very fond memories of many good times there, but we have some very EXCITING NEWS! There is a new non-smoking Italian restaurant opening it’s doors very soon!

The Veranda Italian restaurant will offer amazing pasta dishes, pizza, antipasti and italian tapas. The chef, Lulzim “Lou” Rexhepi, was schooled at the prestigious Culinary Institue and trained in France before returning to New York City where he garnered critical acclaim for the dishes he turned out at several award-winning restaurants.

And what’s even more exciting for our residents is they will deliver food directly to your door within the Austin Ranch community!!

We will keep you all posted on the grand opening date & look forward to welcoming our newest neighbor to Austin Ranch!

Resident Happy Hour This Thursday at Zen

Our monthly resident happy hour is this Thursday at Zen Bar from 6pm – 10pm.  Bring a friend or meet some new ones!

Resident Happy Hour at Zen Bar

Changes at Austin Ranch

Thousand Oaks at Austin Ranch

You may have noticed a few things changing around here. Fancy new name! Fancy new leasing center! Fancy new phase! Yep, we are shaking things up!

Austin Ranch is and always has been the name of the 1900 acre masterplanned community that includes Austin Ranch Apartments, Austin Square retail, Austin Ranch corporate offices and Austin Waters single-family homes.

In light of a recent purchase of part of the apartment community, the homes on the southside of Windhaven and in the newest phase are owned and managed by Billingsley Company, and will now be called Thousand Oaks at Austin Ranch.

The homes on the northside of Windhaven (in Phase I & II) are now owned by Invesco, managed by Westwood Residential and will now be called The Flatiron District at Austin Ranch.

The 2 neighborhoods will operate independently of each other with their own leasing center, leasing agents, maintenance teams, websites, Facebook pages, etc., but the residents of both neighborhoods will continue to be able share all the wonderful amenities, pools, parks and gyms throughout Austin Ranch.

Also, both neighborhoods will occasionally join together for events such as happy hours, outdoor concerts or a friendly volleyball tournament.

If you have any questions regarding the change, please ask our resident services team at 972-820-8000. We will continue to update you as we roll out our new website and Facebook page.

As always, we love having you as a resident & appreciate you being a part of our growing community!

Enjoying the Holiday week

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Thanksgiving tends to be the most exciting and also the most stressful. This time of year shouldn’t be cause for stress, and there are many ways to make sure that your holiday goes off without a hitch.

Here at Austin Ranch we love helping our residents in any way that we can. That is why we are more than happy to give some helpful hints.

Needing to book a rental facility for the Holidays? Reserve The Spencer House, The Ranch House, The Lodge or The Moose Club for your next event. We have great facilities right here on the property for you to enjoy. Contact us at 972.820.8000 or email for details and pricing. To view more photos visit

Not sure what restaurant to book or gift to purchase? Austin Ranch has several restaurants and retailers that would be happy to work with you on catering, lunch or dinner reservations, gift card suggestions and great beverages options to purchase.  The Liquor Cabinet, Classic Nails & Spa, Reinvention Salon, Market on the Square, Lone Star Coffee Bar, Centro Cantina, Café Gecko, McSwiggan’s and Zen, to name a few.

Needing to get some exercise? There is no better place to run, jog, walk or bike than our nature trails at The Ravine or The Thicket. There are also many Hills or Parks to explore. Or gather a group of friends to play a game or two on our outdoor fields, which will surely give you a boost of energy. In case of cold weather, indoor activities include: our Fitness Centers, Pilates Body Shop or Uptown Yoga.

Are you decorating for the Thanksgiving dinner at your apartment? One of the pleasures of autumn is the beautiful foliage that it ushers in. These colors that nature displays in such bright ways are something to take into consideration while decorating your table. Consider the reds, oranges, yellows and browns that the season holds and use them in your decorating. You can even go so far as to purchase some fake colorful leaves to toss around your table. Post on our facebook your favorite recipe.Image