Sugar Land

Sugar Land at a Glance

Sotheby's International Realty

Sugar Land, in Fort Bend County, Texas, incorporated in 1959, is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Located 20 miles southwest of Houston, Sugar Land has transformed from a rural farm-and-ranch economy to a diversified and expanding economic base.

Sugar Land was named for its sugar industry which began on land granted to Samuel M. Williams in 1828 when Texas was still part of Mexico. Williams and his brothers operated Oakland plantation and grew cotton, corn and sugarcane. The brothers sold Oakland to Benjamin Terry and William J. Kyle in 1853. Terry became famous as the commander of Terry’s Texas Rangers during the Civil War and it was he who gave the town its name – Sugar Land. In 1908, the Kempner family of Galveston purchased Oakland and founded the Imperial Sugar Company. Its Sugar Land refinery is one of the few still operating in the United States.

Sugar Land boasts numerous, exceptional master-planned communities, with new developments in the works. The housing is affordable, and the property values remain strong.

Avalon - A 427-acre waterfront community of four neighborhoods and more than 70 acres of lakes. Custom and semi-custom homes ranging from 2,200 to 6,500 square feet priced from the $200s to $1 million.

First Colony - Extensive greenbelts, lakes and landscaped boulevards pave the way to a private country club, athletic fields, lakes, an aquatic center, 3.5 million square feet of retail and 2.5 million square feet of campus and garden-style offices. Currently home to 16,799 houses, apartments and town homes with 17,200 projected. Home prices range from the $130s to well over $1 million.

Lake Pointe Town Center - A downtown neighborhood located in the heart of Sugar Land. The 190-acre mixed-use development features a variety of residential offerings, including gated waterfront villas and courtyard homes on private streets, elegant brownstones, exciting mid-rise condominiums, urban stucco town homes for living and working, and spacious Italian Renaissance style town homes with lake views. Homes are priced from the $400s to over $1 million.

Riverpark - Direct access to more than 163 acres of Brazos River-front property, set aside as a natural park with densely wooded trails, wildlife reserves and open meadows that border the river. The 790-acre community features homes priced from the $120s to the $250s. River Park West - 70 acres of recreational amenities, a 20-acre field sports complex and a 4.1-acre community park. Homes range from the $160s to the $250s.

Sugar Creek - Two private country clubs with 27-hole and 18-hole golf courses, community park, playground, pool, banks, churches and restaurants. The 1,200-acre community is home to 1,592 households. New housing prices range from the $130s into the several-millions.

Telfair - A new 2,018-acre master-planned community with 300 acres of recreational space, including a 70-acre lake, park and trail system. Located at U.S. 59 South and University, Telfair offers new homes priced from the $250,000s to over $500,000.