Richmond Homes For Sale & Real Estate Trends

2022 Richmond homes for sale & insider real estate guide

RICHMOND REAL ESTATE GUIDE

Richmond is a 4.3-square-mile city located about 28 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. It is the county seat of Fort Bend which is home to several county offices and historic buildings.

Richmond is made up of numerous master-planned communities and neighborhoods. They feature unique offerings or amenities that residents can enjoy.

Richmond real estate is in high demand thanks to its:

Its county, Fort Bend, is one of the wealthiest counties in Texas. It is 5th on Forbes’ list of fastest-growing counties in the US.

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 builders are far superior to others.

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.

"We were moving from Virginia, and Houston Properties kept in touch with us for almost a year until we were ready to relocate. They guided us through the entire process and were very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. The sellers' market made the home buying process very stressful for us, but they were able to manage that and keep us focused on finding a home we would love. The team was always quick to respond to my numerous emails and texts and sent us daily updates regarding new homes coming on the market. When things could have fallen apart after appraisal, they helped us to negotiate with the seller. Words or the 5-star rating cannot really express the wonderful experience we received from them. We would 100% recommend Houston Properties for your home buying or selling needs!" - Yolanda Hicks (Google Review)

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Richmond Homes For Sale

$649,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
2203 S. Shadow Grove Lane
$437,500
4 Beds, 2 Baths
1806 Plantation Drive
$305,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
22002 Emerald Run Lane
$315,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
21907 Castle Hawk Trail
$1,350,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
5602 Waters Landing Lane
$448,500
4 Beds, 3 Baths
7915 Quade Court

Richmond Homes For Rent

$2,500
3 Beds, 2 Baths
10914 Visconti Court
$2,280
3 Beds, 2 Baths
3406 Avary River Lane
$2,300
4 Beds, 2 Baths
3310 Andlor Hills Drive
$2,600
4 Beds, 3 Baths
22059 Rustic Canyon Lane
$2,350
4 Beds, 3 Baths
22050 Rustic Canyon Lane
$2,500
4 Beds, 3 Baths
11507 Elizabeth Brook Drive

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 Home For Sale


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 home to master-planned communities like Long Meadow Farms. They feature amenities such as playgrounds and parks, a trail system, and sports facilities.

Residents can take advantage of numerous venues for outdoor activities in the area. The Fort Bend Country Club and the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club are popular outdoor destinations within the area.
Golf Courses - Fort Bend Country Club
- Greatwood Golf Club
- Pecan Grove Country Club
- Shadow Hawk Golf Club
- Black Hawk Country Club
Run / Bike Trails - 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
Nearby Retail / Dining Several retail and dining options are available nearby. Shopping centers and commercial establishments line the stretch of Southwest Freeway just south of Richmond.

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

ENTERTAINMENT:

- 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
Major Employers Energy Corridor is accessible to Richmond within an hour's drive: Residents can have access to major employers in Energy Corridor such as:

- 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, 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:


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 send an email to Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you're working with.

*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 Maps And Location


Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend. It is located about 28 miles southwest of Downtown Houston.

Fort Bend is the wealthiest county in Texas and is 5th on 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 Map

Richmond Texas real estate is 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:


Richmond Real Estate Trends


Richmond Real Estate Trends

The growing number of new construction master-planned communities within the city's boundaries and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) contribute greatly to 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 PMartin@HoustonProperties.com.


Richmond Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Richmond TX Home Sale

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


Richmond Townhomes Sale

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. They sold parcels in the area. Richmond was one of the 19 cities incorporated under the Republic of Texas. It 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 (the 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. 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 are also available for members.

The Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, established in 1979, features lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a 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. 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
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Nightlife
Groceries
Golf

Map of Richmond


Richmond Houston 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.


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