Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County at a Glance

Sotheby's International Realty

When relocating, finding the perfect home is perhaps the most important factor for your family’s happiness; the key is pinpointing the perfect neighborhood. Newcomers and an increasing number of Houstonians have found all the essential ingredients in Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend has deservedly earned a privileged reputation as an exceptional place to live. High-quality master-planned communities with top-rated schools in the award-winning Fort Bend and Lamar Consolidated school districts mingle with ranches and horse farms in this picturesque county. Popular communities include Sugar Land, New Territory, First Colony, Sweetwater, Alkire Lake, Greatwood, Maranatha Farms, Sovereign Shores Estates, Cinco Ranch, Avalon, Sienna Plantation, Weston Lakes, Texana Plantation, and River Forest.

Home prices start in the mid-$100,000s and range into the many millions, with a variety of home styles that include easy-maintenance garden homes, expansive custom-built homes, and multi-acreage estates. Many luxury homes are sequestered in gated communities surrounding picturesque lakes. A number of golf courses and clubs attract even the most experienced golfers.

One of the nation’s fastest growing counties, a testament to the outstanding quality of life, population in Fort Bend County has increased by greater than 50 percent since 1980. Within the greater Houston area, Fort Bend residents can boast the highest levels of education over age 25, and one of the highest household incomes.

Fort Bend County is also a center of major business expansion. A recent surge in business development has added restaurants, retail shopping, professional services, and medical facilities to meet the community’s growing needs. The area is conveniently served by both the West Park and Fort Bend toll roads, affording commuters 20- to 30- minute access to the Galleria area.