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Richmond TX Real Estate Guide

One of Houston’s Best Suburbs, Richmond is a small independent city known for its great accessibility and historic homes.

Richmond is a 4.3-square mile city located about 28 miles southwest of downtown Houston. It is the county seat of Fort Bend, and is made up of several master-planned communities and neighborhoods.

Richmond real estate is in high demand thanks to the city’s:

  • GREAT ACCESSIBILITY: US Highway 90 Alternate (Avenue H) runs through the city, connecting to Rosenberg to the west and Sugar Land to the east. Residents are also minutes away from Southwest Freeway and Grand Parkway.
  • MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES: A number of master-planned communities are within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), including Aliana, Lakes of Bella Terra, Harvest Green, and Pecan Grove. These communities offer unique amenities, including fishing ponds, lakes, and community farms.
  • WIDE VARIETY OF HOMES: Known for its old world charm, Richmond offers a wide variety of homes, including ranch-style homes, waterfront estates, and golf course homes. Homes within gated communities are also available in the area.
  • GOOD SCHOOLS: Richmond homes are zoned to both Lamar ISD and Fort Bend ISD schools. Fort Bend ISD ranked 4th in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District rankings. Highly rated McNeill Elementary and Austin Elementary serve sections of the city.

Richmond TX

  • GREAT OUTDOOR RECREATION OPTIONS: Residents enjoy a number of outdoor recreation centers, including Fort Bend Country Club, and Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. Richmond City Park, George Park, and Clay Park offer walking trails, sports facilities, and picnic and playground areas.

Richmond real estate can be tricky to navigate given the number of communities in the area. The master-planned communities in the city also feature a variety of home builders, some of which are far superior than others.

Contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Richmond’s most active real estate agents, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Richmond.

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12 Things Richmond Real Estate Buyers Should Know

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

  • US Highway 90 Alternate (Avenue H) runs through the city, connecting to Rosenberg to the west and Sugar Land to the east. Residents are also minutes away from Southwest Freeway and Grand Parkway.
  • A number of master-planned communities are within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), including Aliana, Lakes of Bella Terra, Harvest Green, and Pecan Grove. These communities offer unique amenities, including fishing ponds, lakes, and community farms.
  • Known for its old world charm, Richmond offers a wide variety of homes, including ranch-style homes, waterfront estates, and golf course homes. Homes within gated communities are also available in the area.
  • Richmond homes are zoned to both Lamar ISD and Fort Bend ISD schools. Fort Bend ISD ranked 4th in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District rankings. Highly rated McNeill Elementary and Austin Elementary serve sections of the city.
  • Residents enjoy a number of outdoor recreation centers, including Fort Bend Country Club, and Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club. Richmond City Park, George Park, and Clay Park offer walking trails, sports facilities, and picnic and playground areas.
  • Incorporated in 1837, the city has a commission-manager form of government. Richmond is home to several county offices and historic buildings.
  • Covering a 4.3-square mile area, Richmond is nestled along a bend on the Brazos River. It has Rosenberg and Cumings to the west, the Greater Katy area to the north, and Missouri City, Sugar Land, and Stafford to the east.
  • Richmond homes can feature 3- to 5-bedroom floor plans with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to more than 10,000 square feet.
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  • Single-family homes are the main housing option in the city. There are, however, a few new construction townhomes in master-planned communities like Veranda and Lakes of Bella Terra. Richmond’s oldest homes date back to the 1890s.
  • Lot sizes range from 4,000 to upwards of 150,000 square feet.
  • The most expensive Richmond real estate can feature as many as 8 bedrooms with living spaces ranging from 6,000 to over 10,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Richmond homes for sale range from $100,000 to over $3,000,000.

Richmond Maps And Location

Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend, located about 28 miles southwest of downtown Houston.

Fort Bend is the wealthiest county in Texas and is 5th in Forbes’ list of fastest growing counties in the US.

Incorporated in 1837, the city has a commission-manager form of government. Richmond is home to several county offices and historic buildings. It is made up of several neighborhoods and master-planned communities, including Aliana, Lakes of Bella Terra, Pecan Grove, Harvest Green, Hillcrest, and Winston Terrace.

It covers a 4.3-square mile area east of Rosenberg and Cummings, and west of Missouri City, Stafford, and Sugar Land. The city has the Greater Katy area to the north.

The city of Richmond is minutes away from main roads, including Grand Parkway to the east and Southwest Freeway to the south. US Highway 90A runs through the city.

Several outdoor recreation centers are available in the area, including Clay Park, Wessendorff Park, Davis Memorial Park, Richmond City Park, George Park, Fort Bend Country Club (a member-owned semi-private club), and Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club.

Richmond Texas real estate are within the 77406, 77407, and 77469 zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

Richmond Subdivisions

Here are some of the neighborhoods and master-planned communities within the city’s boundaries and ETJ:

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Neighborhoods Near Richmond TX

West of Richmond

  • Cumings
  • Rosenberg
  • Beasley
  • Orchard
  • Tavener

South of Richmond

  • Rosenberg
  • Crabb
  • Pleak
  • Fairchilds
  • Long Point

Richmond TX Schools

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, has 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:

  • Jane Long Elementary School at 907 Main St.
  • T L Pink Elementary School at 1001 Collins Rd.
  • Deaf Smith Elementary School at 2014 Lamar Dr.
  • Joe Hubenak Elementary School at 11344 Rancho Bella Pkwy.
  • Juan Seguin Elementary School at 7817 Grand Mission Blvd.
  • Manford Williams Elementary School at 5111 FM 762 Rd.
  • Meyer Elementary School at 1930 J Meyer Rd.
  • Oakland Elementary School at 4455 Waterside Estates Dr.
  • Pecan Grove Elementary School at 3330 Old S Dr.
  • Stephen F Austin Elementary School at 1630 Pitts Rd. (2006 National Blue Ribbon School)
  • Barbara Jordan Elementary School at 17800 W Oaks Village Dr.
  • Cora Thomas Elementary School at 6822 Irby Cobb Blvd.
  • Frost Elementary School at 3306 Skinner Ln.
  • H F McNeill Elementary School at 7300 S Mason Rd.
  • Irma Dru Hutchison Elementary School at 3602 Williams Way Blvd.

Middle Schools

  • Wessendorff Middle School at 5201 Mustang Ave.
  • Lamar Junior High School at 4814 Mustang Ave.
  • Reading Junior High School at 8101 FM 762 Rd.
  • Briscoe Junior High School at 4300 FM 723 Rd.
  • David Crockett Middle School at 19001 Beechnut St.
  • James Bowie Middle School at 700 Plantation Dr.

High Schools

  • Lamar Consolidated High School at 4606 Mustang Ave.
  • George Ranch High School at 8181 FM 762 Rd.
  • Foster High School at 4400 FM 723 Rd.
  • Travis High School at 11111 Harlem Rd. (Home of the FBISD Global Studies Academy and FBISD International Business/Marketing Academy)
  • George Bush High School at 6707 FM 1464.

Richmond Houston Private Schools

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

  • Calvary Episcopal Preparatory School at 1201 Austin St.
  • Shady Oak Christian School at 503 Main St.
  • Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy at 23300 Bellaire Blvd.
  • Holy Rosary Catholic School at 1426 George St.
  • Pecan Grove Baptist School at 1727 FM Rd 359.
  • Living Water Christian School at 4808 Airport Ave.
  • The Kensington School at 6410 Sansbury Blvd.

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

*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, information provided above are accurate but not guaranteed. Please double check by visiting the school’s website.

Richmond Real Estate Trends

The average list price for a Richmond home for sale is at around $350,000. The growing number of new construction master-planned communities within the city’s boundaries and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) contribute greatly to the Richmond’s healthy real estate market.

Note: Due to the number of neighborhoods and communities in Richmond, it is best to look at a specific neighborhood’s real estate trends for a better view of the area’s market.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding Richmond real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at Paige@HoustonProperties.com.

Richmond Single-Family Home Sale Trends

The most popular housing option in Richmond is detached single-family homes. Some of the city’s homes date back to 1894.

Richmond homes range from traditional single-story homes to sprawling estates. Lakeside/waterfront homes, golf course homes, and garden homes are also available in the area.

Richmond homes typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 1,000 to around 4,000 square feet.

The most expensive Richmond real estate can feature up to 8 bedrooms (with 6 full baths and 2 half baths) with living spaces ranging from 6,000 to over 10,000 square feet. These estates typically sit on sprawling lots with sizes from 10,000 to upwards of 150,000 square feet.

Swimming pools, multi-car garages, circular driveways, and wooded grounds are common features.

Architectural styles vary. Traditional and ranch-style designs are common in older homes. Some of the area’s newer homes in master-planned communities can feature French, Mediterranean, Colonial, and contemporary aesthetics.

Some communities have architectural guidelines and deed restrictions in place to protect the look and feel of the neighborhood.

Prices for Richmond homes for sale can range from $100,000 to upwards of $3,000,000.

Richmond Townhomes Sale Trends

Townhomes aren’t very popular in the Richmond/Rosenberg area. There are, however, a few units available in the area’s new construction master-planned communities like Lakes of Bella Terra and Veranda.

Richmond townhomes usually feature two-story 3-bedroom floor plans, spread over 1,400 to around 2,000 square feet of living space. Lot sizes are smaller, ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet.

Prices for Richmond townhomes for sale can range from $180,000 to upwards of $260,000.

Richmond Condo Sale Trends

Despite recent development in the area, there are no mid-rise or high-rise residential buildings in Richmond. For loft and condo options, homebuyers can check out the various options within Houston neighborhoods like the Galleria and the Medical Center area.

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

Richmond TX History

In 1837, Robert Eden Handy and William Lusk established the town, selling parcels in the area. One of the 19 cities incorporated under the Republic of Texas, Richmond was named for a town in England. In the same year, it became the seat of government for Fort Bend County.

Richmond’s early residents include Deaf Smith, Jane Long, and Mirabeau B. Lamar.

In 1855, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway (BBB&C) laid tracks through the city. Thanks to the railway, Richmond thrived on shipping cattle, cotton, and sugar. The area shifted from agriculture (as a major industry) to oil production in the mid-1930s.

During the 1940s, people started moving to Richmond, a trend that continued well into the 1980s. Today, a number of new construction master-planned developments within the city’s boundaries and ETJ contribute to the area’s overall growth. Community-wide improvements like the Richmond Trail network are underway.

Many of Richmond’s historic homes were preserved, including John M. Moore’s 1883 home, the Long-Smith Cottage (1937), and the McNabb House (1850s).

Fun Things To Do Near Richmond

The city of Richmond maintains a number of parks, including Clay Park, George Park, Richmond City Park, and Wessendorff Park.

Clay Park, along Riveredge Drive, offers a basketball court, a pavilion, a playground, and picnic areas. A jogging and walking trail winds around the park.

George Park (2155 Collins Road) covers a 200-acre area just south of the Brazos River. The park features a variety of sports facilities, including a baseball/softball field, a football field, a soccer field, and a sand volleyball pit. Residents can also enjoy the park’s jogging and walking trail, a pavilion, picnic areas, and a playground.

Another popular outdoor destination is the Fort Bend Country Club. The club features a 6424-yard, par-71 golf course with a driving range, a practice area, and a putting green. A swimming pool and clubhouse is also available for members.

The Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, established in 1979, features lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, and 27-hole Carlton Gipson-designed championship golf course. The 3 9-hole golf course layout (Pecan, Grove, and Plantation courses) provides a unique playing experience for each one.

Several retail and dining options are available nearby – shopping centers and commercial establishments line the stretch of Southwest Freeway just south of Richmond.

The area’s master-planned communities also offer unique amenities for their residents. Harvest Green features a community farm, while Aliana offers two recreation centers (the Club at Aliana and the Westmoor Club). Lakes of Bella Terra, on the other hand, boasts of catch-and-release ponds and two recreation centers.

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

Dining

  • Catfish Station
  • Pier 36 Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Taco Planet
  • Bombay Grill
  • Ninja Japanese Cuisine
  • Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Sleek Chocolatier & Cafe
  • Ramble Creek Grill
  • Clancy’s Public House

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

  • Belin Park and Field
  • Clay Park
  • Davis Memorial Park
  • Fort Bend Country Club
  • George Park
  • Richmond City Park
  • Wessendorff Park
  • Pecan Grove Park
  • Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club
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Nightlife

  • The Lone Star Saloon
  • The Roof
  • Clancy’s Public House
  • Top Shelf Cajun
  • Tangerine Cafe and Grill
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap
  • Penguin Daiquiris
  • Bohemian Hill Tavern
  • Z Ice House
  • Delicious Daiquiris

Groceries

  • H-E-B
  • Randalls
  • Kroger
  • Aldi
  • Fiesta Mart
  • Walmart
  • Target

Golf

  • Fort Bend Country Club
  • Greatwood Golf Club
  • Pecan Grove Country Club
  • Shadow Hawk Golf Club
  • Black Hawk Country Club

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