Stafford Area Homes For Sale & Real Estate Trends

2022 Stafford Area homes for sale & insider real estate guide


Formerly an agricultural community, Stafford is a 7-square-mile independent city. It is located about 18 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. The area is bounded to the north by Greater Fondren Southwest and Meadows Place. Sugar Land to the west, and Missouri City to the southeast. The community features nearby business centers, excellent entertainment, and a lot of outdoor spaces.

The Stafford real estate has remained famous thanks to its:

Most of the Stafford homes are traditional in style; however, homes vary in architectural designs and features. Modern or contemporary aesthetics can be found in newer-built homes. The city has development regulations in place. The area is composed of diverse neighborhoods and communities. It is well-known for its business-friendly environment and connected communities. Stafford real estate can be challenging to navigate.

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Stafford Area Homes For Sale

3 Beds, 2 Baths
10619 Nobility Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2103 Whirlaway Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
11706 Brook Meadows Lane
3 Beds, 2 Baths
11515 Lansbury Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
2206 Nashua Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
11926 Meadowdale Drive

Stafford Area Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 2 Baths
11531 Fairpoint Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
4319 S. Main Street
4 Beds, 2 Baths
13019 Bassford Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
822 Hollyhock Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
12530 Meadowglen Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
11319 Dorrance Lane

Table of Contents

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

Stafford Area Home Sale Trends

Stafford Area Real Estate Trends

Stafford is a 7-square-mile city about 18 miles southwest of Downtown Houston. It is bound by Houston (north), Sugar Land (west), and Missouri City (southeast). The city is popular for its business-friendliness and close-knit communities and features convenient travel, nearby employment centers, and outdoor spaces.

The neighborhood is famous for its:

Notably, Stafford is the “Island of Business Opportunity”.

Stafford Area Best Realtor Insights

Formerly an agricultural community, Stafford is an independent city known for its no property tax policy and its diverse and thriving community.

Stafford Area Maps, Location & Zip Code

Stafford Area Map

Commute Time Stafford Area
Downtown (min) 30
Med Ctr (min) 25
Energy Corridor (min) 35
Galleria (min) 20

Map of Stafford Area

Highlights Stafford Area
Amenities Stafford is a 7-square-mile area located southwest of downtown Houston. It offers amenities like business parks, leisure spaces, and retail centers.

Stafford homes are only minutes away from the main roads (Beltway 8, I-69, and Highway 6). The city has popular hotspots like Vaccaro Manor Park and Stafford Centre. The Fountains Shopping Center along I-59 has several dining and retail stores.
Golf Courses The best golf courses in Houston are a few minutes' drive from Stafford homes. These include:

- Riverbend Country Club
- Sugar Creek Country Club
- El Dorado 7 La Quinta Golf Courses, Quail Valley
- Sweetwater Country Club
Run / Bike Trails Trail parks are everywhere near Stafford homes, from running and biking to hiking. These include:

- Oyster Creek Park and Trail
- Fountain Lake Park
- Buffalo Run Park
Nearby Retail / Dining Famous retail and dining shops along I-59 are:

- Burkes Outlet
- Marshalls
- Razzoo's Cajun Cafe
- Walmart Supercenter
Major Employers Big companies operated out of the city, which include:

- General Technologies, Inc.
- Texas Leaguer Brewing Company
- Xenco Laboratories

Stafford Area Schools

Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Dulles Middle 7

The entire city is zoned to Stafford Municipal School District (SMSD), the only municipal school district in Texas. Controlled by the city, Stafford MSD was rated “academically acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency.

All Stafford MSD schools are located within the Stafford Municipal Complex in the southern part of the city.

Elementary Schools

Public Elementary Schools zoned to Stafford include:

Middle Schools

High Schools

Stafford Houston Private Schools

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

To find an updated listing of all Stafford real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at 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.

Stafford Area Real Estate Market

Stafford Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Stafford Single Family Homes

Stafford is made up of mostly single-family homes. There are some new construction homes in the area. Homes from the 1960s and 1970s are still common. The oldest Stafford homes can date back to the 1930s.

Homes in the city typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 1,000 to around 3,500 square feet.

Lot sizes range from 3,000 to upwards of 50,000 square feet.

Architectural styles vary, though most Stafford homes lean toward traditional designs. Newer homes can feature more modern/contemporary aesthetics.

Prices for Stafford homes for sale can start at around $120,000. The most expensive real estate in the city can sell for over $600,000.

Stafford Townhomes Sale Trends

Stafford Homes

There are no Stafford townhomes for sale. There are, however, plenty of options available in nearby neighborhoods like Missouri City and Sugar Land.

Stafford Condo Sale Trends

For condo options, homebuyers can look at nearby Sugar Land (City Plaza at Town Square) or Houston’s 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.

Stafford TX History

William J. Stafford was part of Austin’s Old 300. He was given a league-and-a-half of land in the 1820s. A settlement grew around the area, known then as Stafford’s Point.

In 1837, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railroad (BBB&C) was the first railroad in the state of Texas. They ran from Harrisburg (now Houston) to Stafford’s Point. By 1869, the area became known as Stafford and was mostly made up of small farms.

In 1956, residents moved toward incorporation and elected its first mayor and six-man city council. Several developments during this period contributed greatly to Stafford’s growth, including the construction of US 59.

In 1967, Texas Instruments established operations in the city, sparking an influx of businesses and further growth.

Several key developments shaped Stafford into the city it is today. The creation of the Stafford Municipal School District (breaking away from Houston ISD and Fort Bend ISD) and the elimination of city property tax in 1995.

In 2015, consumer finance website NerdWallet ranked Stafford 3rd in its list of “Best Places to Start a Business in Texas.”

Today, Stafford is known as an “Island of Business Opportunity” as well as its diversity.

Fun Things To Do Near Stafford Houston

Stafford residents have plenty of dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation, and nightlife options available within minutes of their homes. Nearby Sugar Land and Missouri City also have several restaurants, cafes, and bars within minutes of Stafford homes.

Stafford’s Parks Division manages six parks, as well as the Stafford Civic Center and Stafford Centre. The city has over 35 acres of green space.

Covering 16 acres just off 5th Street, Stafford City Park is the largest park in the city. The park features several sports facilities (softball/football fields, covered basketball courts, and soccer fields). A pond, picnic tables, playground equipment, benches, and a pavilion are also available.

The Civic Center at the Stafford Municipal Complex features an auditorium, a kitchen, a dance floor, and a 1,200-square-foot foyer. The city pool and sand volleyball court are just behind the Civic Center.

The Stafford Centre (Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Centre) has a 1,100-seat theater and a 28-acre outdoor festival greenspace. It also has a 25,000-square-foot space for banquets, meetings, and exposition space.

For golf enthusiasts, residents can visit several nearby golf courses. This includes Shadow Hawk Country Club, Riverbend Country Club, and Sugar Creek Country Club.

Stafford Park

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


Parks and Outdoor Recreation




Map of Stafford Area

Stafford Houston Realtor – Paige Martin

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