Sugar Land Real Estate is very diverse and the most well known master planned community is Avalon, First Colony, River Park and Sugar Creek. One of the fastest growing cities in Texas, Sugar Land’s residential real estate market is growing to meet demands of the developing population. The city boasts numerous, exceptional master-planned communities, with new developments in the works. The housing is affordable, and the property values remain strong. The master-planned communities offer complete community and protect asset values.
Fort Bend Independent School District was created by the consolidation of the Sugar Land ISD and Missouri City ISD in 1959. The school district is the seventh largest public school system in the state of Texas and third largest within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. The school district is currently the largest employer in Fort Bend County with more than 9,000 district employees, and encompasses some of the wealthiest locales in the State of Texas.
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Sugar Land Texas located in eastern Fort Bend County, is approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. The City was incorporated on Dec. 29, 1959, encompassing only 2,265 acres.
Sugar Land Texas has a remarkable heritage, proudly tracing its roots back to the original Mexican land grant to Stephen F. Austin. One of the first settlers of the land, Samuel L. Williams, called his grant “Oakland Plantation” after the many varieties of oak trees found on the property. But it wasn’t long before sugar cane became the area’s primary cash crop and the land, rich in sugar cane, was appropriately renamed Sugar Land. In 1843, the sugar industry began in the form of a mill to process the sugar cane. During these early years, the area that is now Sugar Land was the center of social life along the Brazos River.
The City hosts its economy through diversification, corporate vitality, and quality of life and was ranked as one of the “Top Cities in Texas” for business relocation and expansion by both Outlook Magazine and Texas Business. Industries calling Sugar Land home are as diverse as its resident population and Sugar Land Real Estate properties.
Like the rest of the Greater Houston area, there is a large energy industry presence, specifically petroleum exploration and refining. Sugar Land holds the headquarters to Western Airways and Nalco‘s Energy Services division. Engineering firms and other related industries have managed to take the place as an economic engine.
Major employers include Aetna US Healthcare, Baker Pertrolite, Inc., Southwest Water Comapnay , Fluor Corporation, ONDEO Nalco, Schlumberger Companies and Suntron Corporation. Sugar Land’s aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate aviation facility (Sugar Land Regional Airport).
The Fort Bend Independent School District is the school district that serves almost all of the city of Sugar Land. The southwest portion of Sugar Land’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and some very small areas within the Sugar Land city limits are in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. LCISD serves the master-planned communities of Greatwood and River Park. Other communities in the ETJ served by Lamar Consolidated include Canyon Gate at the Brazos and Tara Colony.
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Sugar Land Town Square serves as the primary entertainment district in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. The district offers an array of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shopping venues, a Marriott Hotel and conference center, mid-rise offices and homes, a public plaza, and Sugar Land City Hall. Festivals and important events take place in the plaza. The new city hall and public plaza, a cornerstone of Sugar Land Town Square, received the “Best Community Impact” award from the Houston Business Journal at the fifth annual Landmark Awards ceremony.
Next door to the district is First Colony Mall, a major regional shopping mall that recently expanded from its original indoor design to include an outdoor lifestyle component, several parking garages, and new signage that blends in with the surrounding area. The mall is anchored by twoDillard’s stores, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Barnes & Noble, along with over 130 stores.
Sugar Land Texas also hosts the Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center (formerly Sugar Land Aerodrome), which serves as the practice facility for theHouston Aeros, the American Hockey League affiliate (and top farm team) of the NHL‘s Minnesota Wild. It is also open to the public as an ice skating facility.
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