Used to be, you had to choose: The serenity of nature or the excitement of the city. Not anymore. Now "wide open spaces" and "urban places" coexist at The Retreat at Shadow Creek Ranch. Here you'll enjoy scenic lakes, miles of hike and bike trails, and the Main Street charm of Pearland Town Center, yet just 10 miles to the north are all the urban enticements of Houston; professional sports venues, performing arts halls, world-class shopping, and major employment centers. This is where life is in balance: Nature and Culture, Outdoors and Uptown, Starry Nights and City Lights. This is Wide Open Urban.