Stafford Area Real Estate Guide

Stafford Area homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Stafford Area 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.

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

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Stafford Area Homes For Sale

3 Beds, 2 Baths
531 Shady Brook Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
11722 Plumbrook
4 Beds, 2 Baths
330 Dukes Bend
3 Beds, 3 Baths
12230 Pine Knoll Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
12622 Hunting Briar Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
12115 Pender Lane

Stafford Area Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 2 Baths
12219 Landcross Drive
3 Beds, 3 Baths
12439 Huntington Field Drive
4 Beds, 2 Baths
4411 Buena Vista Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
12106 Mulholland Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
11122 Windmark Place
4 Beds, 2 Baths
10831 Vanderford Drive

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. Its community features nearby entertainment centers, retail stores, business centers, and dining areas.

Stafford has more than 30 acres of green space. Popular outdoor entertainment destinations are parks and trails.
Golf Courses - Riverbend Country Club
- Sugar Creek Country Club
- Quail Valley Golf Courses and City Centre
Run / Bike Trails - Buffalo Run Park
- Glenshire Park
- Fountain Lake Park
- Bicentennial Park
- Hunters Trail Park
- Independence Park
- American Legion Park
- Lost Creek Park
- Oyster Creek Park
- Meadows Place Jogging Trail
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail:

- Marshalls
- Bealls
- World Market
- Missouri City Shopping Center
- First Colony Commons
- Sugar Land Town Square
- Market at Town Center
- Town Center Shopping Center
- Southway Shopping Center


- Raizes
- Capt. Benny's
- Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar
- Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
- Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse
- Live Oak Grill
- El Regio Mexican Grill & Bar
- Razzoo's Cajun Cafe
- Fernando's
- Benihana


- Baker St. Pub
- Ashford Pub
- MoCity Grill
- Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
- Hooters
- Wildcatter 2 Sports Bar
- The International Office Sports Bar & Grill
- The Pour House Pub
- Applebee's
- Pennison's


- Walmart Supercenter
- Empress Market
- All Seasons Food Store
- Ann's International Groceries
- Best Food Store
- Evergreen Food Store
- Sabzi Bazaar
- Acacia Food Mart
- Fiesta Mart #47
Major Employers - Eurofins Xenco Laboratories
- ITI Manufacturing
- Smithco Construction
- Texas Children's Hospital
- Major Energy Services

Stafford Area Schools

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

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 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 Stafford 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.

Stafford Area Real Estate Market

Stafford Single-Family Home Sale Trends

The Stafford area has single-family homes. Classic Stafford homes can date back to the 1930s. Homes from the 1960s and 1970s are still prevalent. There are also new construction homes in the area.

Stafford homes feature three- to four-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes range from 1,000 to around 3,500 square feet.

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

Most Stafford homes lean toward traditional designs. Newer homes feature more of a modern or contemporary aesthetic.

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

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

The Houston Properties Team are experts in Stafford 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.

Stafford Condo Sale Trends

For condo options, homebuyers can look at Sugar Land (City Plaza at Town Square) or 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. To see other condos within Downtown Houston, see Downtown Condos. To see condos within Museum District, see Museum District Condos.

The Houston Properties Team are experts in Stafford 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.

Stafford TX History

William J. Stafford was part of Austin’s Old 300. Stafford received 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 comprised of small farms.

In 1956, the residents elected their first mayor and six-man city council. Several developments during this period contributed to Stafford’s growth. This includes the construction of the US 59.

In 1967, Texas Instruments established operations in the city. This sparked an influx of commerce and further development.

Several key developments shaped Stafford into the city it is today. First, the creation of the Stafford Municipal School District. Second, the elimination of city property tax in 1995.

In 2015, Stafford ranked 3rd in NerdWallet's list of "Best Places to Start a Business in Texas."

Thanks to its diversity, Stafford is tagged as an "Island of Business Opportunity."

Fun Things To Do Near Stafford Houston

Stafford residents have direct access to dining, entertainment, and nightlife options. Outdoor recreation spots are also available within minutes of their homes. There are restaurants, cafes, and bars minutes away from Stafford homes.

Stafford's Parks Division manages six parks. It also manages the Stafford Civic Center and the 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 has several sports facilities, including open fields and covered courts. Picnic tables, playground equipment, a pond, and a pavilion are also available.

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

The Stafford Centre has a 1,100-seat theater and a 28-acre outdoor festival greenspace. It also has a 25,000-square-foot Convention Center. Residents can use the Convention Center for banquets, meetings, and exposition space.

Residents can also visit several nearby golf courses. This includes Shadow Hawk Country Club and Riverbend Country Club.

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

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Best Stafford 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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