Where History Meets Opportunity
Richmond Real Estate market provides a diverse selection of homes ranging from older single family homes to upscale master planned communities with large estate homes, custom homes and ranch properties. The most well known master planned community in Richmond is Lakemont which still continues to grow and Aliana. The city of Richmond, Texas has grown into a sophisticated suburb approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Houston from Highway 59 South.
The city of Richmond is the seat of Fort Bend County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 11,081. Richmond city boundaries are joined on one hand withSugar Land and with the city of Rosenberg on the other hand.
In 1822, a group of Austin’s colonists went up the Brazos River, stopping near present day Richmond where they built a fort called Fort Bend. Named after Richmond, England, the town was among the 19 cities first incorporated by the short-lived Republic of Texas, in 1837. Early residents of the city include many prominent figures in Texas lore such as Jane Long, Deaf Smith, and Mirabeau Lamar, who are all buried in Richmond. On August 16, 1889, the town was the site of the Battle of Richmond, an armed fight culminating the Jaybird-Woodpecker War, a violent feud over post-Reconstruction political control of Fort Bend County.
Richmond is a friendly town rich in Texas History and Western Culture. Dating from Stephen F. Austin’s settlement on the banks of the Brazos River, Richmond welcomes you to enjoy its rich history and friendly, helpful people. The City of Richmond encourages and welcomes business and economic growth.
Richmond is served by Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.
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