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.

“Brittney provided exceptional service when we needed it most. Being 2000 miles away makes it difficult to purchase a home, especially in neighborhoods we’ve never been too. She was honest, punctual and very responsive. During the closing process she was detailed and made sure everything was taken care of so we could focus on moving. I also liked the Houston properties team online portal to find homes. Providing a shared online resource to review homes rather than sending Zillow links. We love our home. Highly recommend!!” - Mychal Zito (Google Review)

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Richmond Homes For Sale

$232,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
7222 Nettle Springs Court Court
$530,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
9614 Hideaway Green Drive
$375,000
5 Beds, 3 Baths
21418 Beverly Chase Drive
$250,000
4 Beds, 2 Baths
6710 Gettysburg Drive
$320,000
4 Beds, 2 Baths
5314 Still Meadow Lane
$379,900
3 Beds, 2 Baths
26530 Hypatia Trace

Richmond Homes For Rent

$2,450
3 Beds, 2 Baths
10927 Visconti Court
$2,500
4 Beds, 2 Baths
19839 Shallow Shaft Lane
$2,600
4 Beds, 2 Baths
7314 Faded Violet Drive
$2,275
3 Beds, 2 Baths
3314 Hardley Meadow Court
$2,280
3 Beds, 2 Baths
1806 Laguna Way
$2,799
4 Beds, 2 Baths
21703 Reserve Ranch Trail

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 located about 30 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. It is home to master-planned communities like Katy.

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

Residents of Richmond have a lot of retail and dining options. There are also commercial establishments nearby.
Golf Courses Limited Options
Run / Bike Trails - Westendorff Park
- George Park
- Riverbend Park
- Mirabeau B. Lamar Homestead Park and Archeological Reserve
- Travis Park
- Sunset Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- Citi Trends
- Melrose Family Fashions
- Marshalls
- Rose-Rich Shopping Center
- Lamar Corners
- Lamar Plaza
- Vintage Hope Boutique
- @TheWell Gifts and Apparel

Dining:

- Chismosa’s Taco House
- Bull Creek Cafe & Grill
- Papa Mex
- Mamie G’s
- Tejas Mexican Grill
- Fusion Kitchen
- Whataburger
- Aji Izakaya
- Neighborhood Grill
- Domino’s Pizza

Nightlife/Entertainment:

- Barrell Bar & Grill Store
- The Lonestar Saloon
- Da’ Tyki Drink Hut
- The Ice House of Rosenberg
- Bohemian Hill Tavern
- Chili’s Grill & Bar

Groceries:

- H-E-B
- Masala Pantry
- Kroger Marketplace
- ALDI
- Target Grocery
- Walmart Supercenter
- Grocery Services Inc
- Fiesta Mart #6
- 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
Frost Elem (Lamar) 9
Hubenak Elem 8
Hutchison Elem 8
Judge James C Adolphus Elem 9
Manford Williams Elem 9
Mcneill Elem 8
Oakland Elem 8


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


Top High Schools Great Schools Ranking
Foster High 7
George Ranch High 8

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 [email protected] 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:

Dining
Parks
Nightlife
Groceries

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.


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