Richmond Real Estate Guide

Richmond homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Richmond Real Estate Guide

Richmond is a 4.3-square-mile city situated approximately 28 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. It is popular due to its historic buildings and county offices. Many master-planned communities and neighborhoods are in the area of Richmond.

Richmond real estate is well-known for its:

Richmond real estate can be challenging to navigate as it has plenty of housing options. There are also a lot of neighborhoods and master-planned communities to choose from. One more thing is its proximity to the main roads. It can be difficult without help from an expert in the area. It is best recommended to contact the best Richmond realtor.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in the Richmond area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“Lisa Iglesias is an exceptional realtor. When we found her, we were flustered ex-pats new to Houston and the USA and totally overwhelmed. Lisa was impressive right away in that she could explain (and had maps!) of different subdivisions, could explain the pros and cons of each one, and had extensive knowledge of schools and trends. When we met her we felt like we could finally take a breath. Throughout our home buying experience Lisa was always prepared, often having asked for seller's disclosures or other relevant documents ahead of time. She knew flooded areas to the point of what streets had been impacted and what level of water. Lisa is prompt, professional, smart, patient and actually voices an honest opinion. As a bonus, Lisa has a keen eye for interior design which was helpful in envisioning how a space could look with a few updates. Houston Properties Team as a company also seems streamlined and professional. We appreciated they had a referral for literally any service person we asked about. Lisa, thank you!” - Jenna Stuckey (Google Review)

Guide to Houston's Best Western Suburbs
Free 58-page guidebook to Houston's best suburbs!
Suburbs: Best West / Southwest

Richmond Homes For Sale

5 Beds, 3 Baths
23206 Verita Court
5 Beds, 5 Baths
11410 Lago Verde Drive Drive
4 Beds, 3 Baths
7922 W. Garland Path Bend Lane Street
5 Beds, 3 Baths
11114 Menaggio Court
4 Beds, 3 Baths
2807 Lost Field Lane
3 Beds, 2 Baths
11007 Dellrose Crossing Drive

Richmond Homes For Rent

4 Beds, 3 Baths
2219 Captain Davis Drive
4 Beds, 3 Baths
1007 Riverchase Drive
4 Beds, 3 Baths
3422 Karleigh Way
4 Beds, 3 Baths
22331 Slate Oaks Ln Lane
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1914 Teakwood Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
3315 Driftwood Meadow Lane

Table of Contents

  1. Richmond Home Sale Trends
  2. Richmond Best Realtor Insights
  3. Richmond Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Richmond Schools
  5. Richmond Real Estate Market

Richmond Home Sale Trends

Richmond Real Estate Trends

Richmond is a 4-square-mile city known for its old-world charm. The area is made up of several master-planned communities and neighborhoods.

Richmond is known for its:

Richmond has a wide variety of homes to choose from. There are waterfront estates and ranch-style homes. The area has golf course homes that are minutes away from the nearest country club. Gated communities are also available.

Richmond Best Realtor Insights

Steeped in history, Richmond features a mix of old and new. Several established neighborhoods and new construction master-planned communities call the city home.

Richmond Maps, Location & Zip Code

Richmond Map

Commute Time Richmond
Downtown (min) 45
Med Ctr (min) 50
Energy Corridor (min) 40
Galleria (min) 35

Map of Richmond

Highlights Richmond
Amenities Richmond is a 4.3-square-mile city located about 28 miles southwest of Downtown Houston.

Like Long Meadow Farms, Richmond is home to master-planned communities.

Richmond features amenities like a sports facility, golf park, playground, and a trail system.

The residents of the Richmond area have a lot of retail and dining options. There are also commercial establishments nearby.
Golf Courses Limited options
Run / Bike Trails - Freeman Town Park
- Westendorff Park
- George Park
- Riverbend Park
- Old Oak Tree Park
- Mirabeau B. Lamar Homestead Park and Archeological Reserve
- Travis Park
- Harwood Park
- Rosenberg Parks & Recreation
- Sunset Park
- Crescent Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail

- Citi Trends
- Dapple Grey Co. Boutique
- Melrose Family Fashions
- Marshalls
- Treasure Hunter's Gallery


- Taqueria Tepatitlan
- Chismosa’s Taco House
- Tacos Lizarrga
- Bull Creek Cafe & Grill
- Las Canson
- Papa Mex
- Mamie G’s
- Carlitos Grill Taqueria
- Tejas Mexican Grill
- Fusion Kitchen
- Anthony’s Seafood
- Whataburger
- Aji Izakaya
- Neighborhood Grill
- Domino’s Pizza


- Barrell Bar & Grill Store
- The Lonestar Saloon
- Shades
- Da Tyki Drink Hut
- The Ice House of Rosenberg
- Bohemian Hill Tavern
- Chili’s Grill & Bar
- BreWingZ Restaurant and Bar
- Buffalo Wild Wings


- H-E-B
- Masala Pantry
- Houston Foods LLC
- Kroger Marketplace
- Aldi
- Target Grocery
- Walmart Supercenter
- Grocery Services Inc
- Fiesta Mart #6
- Brazo’s River Provisions
- San Luis R
- Stop N Shop
Major Employers - McDermott International
- Shell Oil Company
- Dow Chemical Company
- Foster Wheeler
- Gulf States Toyota

Richmond Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Austin Elem (Lamar) 8
Frost Elem (Lamar) 9
Hubenak Elem 9
Manford Williams Elem 9
Mcneill Elem 8
Oakland Elem 8

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Bowie Middle (Fort Bend) 8
Crockett Middle (Fort Bend) 7
Reading Jr High 9

Top High Schools Great Schools Ranking
Foster High 8
George Ranch High 8
Travis High (Fort Bend) 7

Homes within Richmond city limits are zoned to Lamar Consolidated ISD schools, while homes within the city's ETJ are zoned to both LCISD and Fort Bend ISD.

Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) covers a 170-square-mile area and serves Sugar Land, Meadows Place, Richmond, Pearland, and some parts of Houston. The TEA gave the FBISD a "Recognized" rating and was named a National School District of Character in 2011 by the National Schools of Character Program.

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, or Lamar CISD, received a "Met Standard" rating from the Texas Education Agency in 2013. It was given an Excellence in Education award by HEB in 2009.

*Due to the number of schools serving Richmond homes, we opted to list them along with each school's notable awards and programs.

Elementary Schools

Public Elementary Schools zoned to Richmond include:

Middle Schools

High Schools

Richmond Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools in and around Richmond.

To find an updated listing of all Richmond real estate zoned to any specific public school, please email Paige Martin at with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different Richmond areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year. The information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school's website.

Richmond Real Estate Market

Richmond Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Detached single-family homes are the most popular housing option in Richmond. Some of Richmond's homes date back to 1894.

Homes in Richmond vary from traditional single-story homes to sprawling estates. There are also golf course homes, garden homes, and waterfront/lakeside homes available.

A typical Richmond home features 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans, and home sizes range from 1,000 to about 4,000 square feet.

The most expensive real estate in Richmond features up to 8 bedrooms. They have six full baths and two half baths. It ranges from 6,000 to over 10,000 square feet of living space.

The most common features of these homes are swimming pools, circular driveways, and wooded grounds. It also features multi-car garages.

Architectural styles in Richmond vary. The usual older homes have traditional and ranch-style designs. Meanwhile, some of Richmond's newer homes in master-planned communities feature different styles. It includes Colonial, Mediterranean, French, and contemporary aesthetics.

Some of its communities have deed restrictions and architectural guidelines. It protects the image of Richmond.

The prices for Richmond homes for sale range from $100,000 to upwards of $3,000,000.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Richmond real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston single-family homes or learn more about properties that could be a fit for you.

Richmond Townhomes Sale Trends

In Richmond and Rosenberg area, townhomes aren't very popular. However, some units in the area's new construction master-planned communities are available. It includes Veranda and Lakes of Bella Terra.

Most Richmond townhomes feature two-story 3-bedroom floor plans. The homes have over 1,400 to about 2,000 square feet of living space. The lot sizes are smaller, varying from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet.

The prices for Richmond townhomes for sale may range from $180,000 to upwards of $260,000.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Richmond real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston townhomes or learn more about properties that could be a fit for you.

Richmond Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid-or high-rise Richmond condos for sale, but plenty of units are available in the surrounding areas.

Several condo buildings are located in Galleria, including:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.

The Houston Properties Team are expert in Richmond real estate. Please contact us if you'd like to see Houston condos or learn more about buildings that could be a fit for you.

Richmond TX History

Robert Eden Handy and William Lusk established the town in 1837, selling parcels in the area. Richmond was named after a town in England and is of the cities comprised under the Republic of Texas. It became the center of government for Fort Bend County in the same year.

Some early residents in Richmond include Jane Long, Deaf Smith, and Mirabeau B. Lamar.

The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway (BBB&C) spread tracks through the city in 1855. With appreciation to the railway, Richmond flourished on sugar, cotton, and shipping cattle. The area went to oil production from agriculture (a major industry) in the mid-1930s.

People began moving to Richmond in the 1940s and continued well into the 1980s. Some new construction master-planned developments today are within the city's boundaries and ETJ. It contributes to the general growth of the area. Richmond Trail is one of the community-wide improvements of Richmond.

Many historic homes in Richmond were preserved, like the Long-Smith Cottage (1937), John M. Moore's 1993 home, and the McNabb House (the 1850s).

Fun Things To Do Near Richmond

Richmond offers exceptional amenities for its residents. It features a pavilion, basketball court, playground, and picnic areas. There are also trail winds for jogging and walking around the park.

There are plenty of dining and retail options nearby the area. Some commercial establishments and shopping centers are south of Richmond. It is accessible through Southwest Freeway.

Here are some of Richmond’s must-visit places:


Best Richmond Realtor – Paige Martin

As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.

Best Houston Real Estate Resources





Keller Williams logo
Houston Properties Team logo © 2002 – 2023

Houston Properties Team