Sugar Land TX Homes For Sale, Neighborhood, Real Estate

Sugar Land TX Real Estate & Neighborhood

One of the Best Houston Suburbs based on amenities, schools, and livability, Sugar Land is home to the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County.

Named one of the “Top Cities in Texas” for business expansion by Texas Business and Outlook Magazine, Sugar Land is an affluent city, home to many master-planned communities and corporate headquarters.

  • TOP SUBURB TO LIVE WELL: Listed in Forbes‘ list of Top Suburbs To Live Well in the Houston area and ranked third in CNN/Money and Money Magazine‘s list of “100 Best Cities to Live in the United States”, Sugar Land is one of the most affluent cities in the state and has experienced fast-paced growth over the past couple of decades.
  • MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES: Fort Bend County has the most number of master-planned communities in the country and Sugar Land is home to 13 of them. First Colony, Sugar Creek, and Riverstone are all located within the the city (and its extraterritorial jurisdiction). Each community offers distinct amenities and home options.
  • BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: The Sugar Land Business Park, a 1,000-acre development near the northeast edge of the city, is home to several companies including Tramontina and Schlumberger. Other companies in the city include CVR Energy (Fortune 500), Fluor, NalcoChampion, Imperial Sugar Company, and Minute Maid, among others.
  • INDEPENDENT CITY: Located around 22 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is an independent city. One of the fastest growing cities in Texas, it covers a 24.9-square mile area and has a council-manager type of government.
  • GREAT AMENITIES: Sugar Land has more than 20,000 Yelp-rated commercial establishments. The city’s master-planned communities offer a variety of amenities, including retail centers, golf courses, lakes, parks, and hike-and-bike trails.
  • TOP-RATED SCHOOLS: The Fort Bend Independent School District serves most of Sugar Land, while other homes are zoned to the Lamar Consolidated ISD. Some of the Best Schools in the Greater Houston area, including Dulles High, Clements High, Stephen F. Austin High, Brazos Bend Elementary, Campbell Elementary, and Colony Meadows Elementary serve students in the area.
  • STEADY REAL ESTATE MARKET: Homes in Sugar Land have maintained strong property values in the past decade, with land values spiking recently. Continuing development in the city contributes to its steady real estate market.

Due to the city’s high number of subdivisions and master-planned communities, Sugar Land real estate can be a challenge to navigate. Choosing from the many master-planned neighborhoods (with different price points, amenities, and school zoning) can be time-consuming and frustrating. For help in navigating this challenging market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Sugar Land’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Sugar Land Real Estate Buyers Should Know

One of Houston’s best suburbs, Sugar Land is home to corporate headquarters, great master-planned communities (including golf course communities and exclusive gated subdivisions and enclaves).

  • Listed in Forbes’ list of Top Suburbs To Live Well in the Houston area and ranked third in CNN/Money and Money Magazine’s list of “100 Best Cities to Live in the United States”, Sugar Land is one of the most affluent cities in the state and has experienced fast-paced growth over the past couple of decades.
  • Fort Bend County has the most number of master-planned communities in the country and Sugar Land is home to 13 of them. First Colony, Sugar Creek, and Riverstone are all located within the the city (and its extraterritorial jurisdiction). Each community offers distinct amenities and home options.
  • The Sugar Land Business Park, a 1,000-acre development near the northeast edge of the city, is home to several companies including Tramontina and Schlumberger. Other companies in the city include CVR Energy (Fortune 500), Fluor, NalcoChampion, Imperial Sugar Company, and Minute Maid, among others.
  • Located around 22 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is an independent city. One of the fastest growing cities in Texas, it covers a 24.9-square mile area and has a council-manager type of government.
  • Sugar Land has more than 20,000 Yelp-rated commercial establishments. The city’s master-planned communities offer a variety of amenities, including retail centers, golf courses, lakes, parks, and hike-and-bike trails.
  • The Fort Bend Independent School District serves most of Sugar Land, while other homes are zoned to the Lamar Consolidated ISD. Some of the Best Schools in the Greater Houston area, including Dulles High, Clements High, Stephen F. Austin High, Brazos Bend Elementary, Campbell Elementary, and Colony Meadows Elementary serve students in the area.
  • Homes in Sugar Land have maintained strong property values in the past decade, with land values spiking recently. Continuing development in the city contributes to its steady real estate market.
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  • Once a sugar plantation, the city was incorporated in 1959 and currently has a council-manager type of government.
  • There are 4 golf courses in the city, including Greatwood Golf Club (public), Riverbend Country Club (private), Sugar Creek Country Club (private), and Sweetwater Country Club (private). One of Houston’s Best Golf Course Communities, Sugar Creek, is located in Sugar Land.
  • Sugar Land offers a wide variety of home styles, designs, and floor plans. A typical home in the city can offer 3 to 4 bedrooms, spread over 1,000 to around 4,000 square feet of living space.
  • Lot sizes can range between 6,000 to more than 60,000 square feet.
  • Prices for Sugar Land homes for sale can start at around $90,000 and can go up to around $7,000,000.

Sugar Land Maps and Location

Nestled within Fort Bend County, Sugar Land covers a 24.9-square mile area a couple of miles outside Beltway 8. It is south of Westpark Tollway and east of Grand Parkway. Highway 6 and US 59 (I-69) form the busiest intersection in the city.

The city is around 22 miles southwest of downtown Houston and 13 miles south of the Energy Corridor. Stafford and Missouri City are directly to the east, while the city of Richmond is a few miles west of Sugar Land.

Forbes named the city one of the “Top Suburbs to Live Well”. The city’s many amenities, great schools, high number of business and employment centers, and excellent accessibility cemented its place on our list as well.

There are plenty of dining, retail, and entertainment options available in Sugar Land. Notable hotspots include the Sugar Land Town Square and the First Colony Mall (both located within the First Colony master-planned community). Several parks, schools, golf courses and country clubs are also located within the city.

Minute Maid, CVR Energy, and other companies have moved their corporate headquarters in Sugar Land.

As an independent city, Sugar Land has a council-manager type of government. The city has the most number of master-planned communities in Fort Bend County (which in turn has the most number of planned communities in the US).

There are currently 13 master-planned communities in and around the city (and its extraterritorial jurisdiction). Most are further divided into sections and neighborhoods with smaller exclusive communities and private enclaves.

Sugar Land Texas is under the 77478, 77479, 77487, 77496 and 77498 zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

Sugar Land Communities and Subdivisions

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Neighborhoods Near Sugar Land TX

West of Sugar Land

  • Richmond
  • Aliana
  • Pecan Grove
  • Crabb
  • Rosenberg
  • Cumings

North of Sugar Land

East of Sugar Land

South of Sugar Land

Sugar Land Schools

Most Sugar Land homes are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD). Some homes are served by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (LCISD).

Some of the schools serving Sugar Land are among the Best in the Greater Houston Area.

The Fort Bend ISD covers a 170-square mile area and serves most of Sugar Land. It also covers some parts of Pearland, Houston, Missouri City, and the city of Meadows Place. The Texas Education Agency gave the district a “Recognized” rating in 2010. The FBISD was named a National School District of Character in 2011 (National Schools of Character Program).

Seven Fort Bend ISD schools (Clements, Dulles, Kempner, Austin, Travis, Hightower, and Elkins High) were ranked among Washington Post’s Top 2011 High Schools.

The Lamar Consolidated ISD, on the other hand, serves a small portion of Sugar Land. Like FBISD, the district has also received awards and recognition, including a TEA Met Standard rating (2013) and the H.E.B. Excellence in Education School District (2009).

*Note: Due to the number of schools serving Sugar Land homes, we opted to list them. To see schools zoned to individual communities, please check their individual pages.

Elementary Schools

  • Walker Station Elementary School at 6200 Homeward Way Blvd.
  • Settlers Way Elementary School at 3015 Settlers Way Blvd.
  • Highlands Elementary School at 2022 Colonist Park Dr.
  • Commonwealth Elementary School at 4909 Commonwealth Blvd.
  • Brazos Bend Elementary School at 621 Cunningham Creek Blvd.
  • Colony Meadows Elementary School at 4510 Sweetwater Blvd.
  • Susanna Dickinson Elementary School at 7110 Greatwood Pkwy.
  • Bess Campbell Elementary School at 1000 Shadow Bend Dr.
  • Rita Drabek Elementary School at 11325 Lake Woodbridge Dr.
  • Cornerstone Elementary School at 1800 Chatham Ave.
  • Colony Bend Elementary School at 2720 Planters St.
  • Austin Parkway Elementary School at 4400 Austin Pkwy.
  • Oyster Creek Elementary School at 16425 Mellow Oaks Ln.
  • Sugar Mill Elementary School at 13707 Jess Pirtle Blvd.
  • Barrington Place Elementary School at 2100 Squire Dobbins Dr.
  • Dulles Elementary School at 630 Dulles Ave.
  • Lakeview Elementary School at 314 Lakeview Dr.
  • Townewest Elementary School at 13927 Old Richmond Rd.
  • Covington School at 501 Main St.

Middle Schools and Junior High Schools

  • First Colony Middle School at 3225 Austin Pkwy.
  • Sartartia Middle School at 8125 Homeward Way.
  • Fort Settlement Middle School at 5440 Elkins Rd.
  • Dulles Middle School at 500 Dulles Ave.
  • Macario Garcia Middle School at 18550 Old Richmond Rd.
  • Sugar Land Middle School at 321 7th St.

High Schools

  • Clements High School at 4200 Elkins Rd.
  • John Foster Dulles High School at 550 Dulles Ave.
  • Stephen F. Austin High School at 3434 Pheasant Creek Dr.
  • Kempner High School at 14777 Voss Rd.

Sugar Land Houston Private Schools

The following are some of the more notable private schools near Sugar Land.

  • The Walden School at 16103 Lexington Blvd.
  • Faith Lutheran School at 800 Brooks St.
  • Riverbend Montessori School at 4225 Elkins Rd.
  • St. Laurence Catholic School at 2630 Austin Pkwy.
  • St. Theresa Catholic School at 705 St. Theresa Blvd.
  • Fort Bend Christian Academy at 1250 7th St.
  • Darul Arqam Schools Southwest Campus at 10415 Synott Rd.

To find an updated listing of all Sugar Land 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.

Sugar Land Real Estate Trends

Sugar Land real estate have posted steady property values in the past decade. The city’s steady growth pushed median sales price to just under $350,000. Land values have spiked in recent years, increasing to over $40 per square foot.

Key factors in Sugar Land’s continuing popularity is its great schools, high number of amenities, and excellent accessibility to business centers. Master-planned communities (with some still in development) also draw homebuyers to the city.

*Note: Due to the number of master-planned communities and subdivisions in Sugar Land, it may be more advisable to look at the real estate trends of specific areas for a more accurate view.

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

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

Sugar Land Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Sugar Land real estate is mostly made up of single-family homes within master-planned communities. These come in a variety of sizes, floor plans, and price points. Townhomes and condos are also available though those are far fewer in number.

As mentioned, Sugar Land offers a wide variety of home styles, from bungalows to patio homes and from luxury lakefront homes to sprawling estates.

Sugar Land homes typically offer between 2- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Architectural styles vary depending on the specific neighborhood, developer, or community. Home sizes range from 1,000 to around 4,000 square feet.

The most expensive Sugar Land homes can offer as many as 9 bedrooms, spread over 12,000 square feet of living space. Five- to six-bedroom floor plans are more common, with home sizes ranging from 4,000 to over 9,000 square feet. These luxury estates can fetch price tags of $1,000,000 to around $7,000,000.

Master-planned communities and upscale gated communities like Sweetwater, Maranatha Farms, Greatwood Estates, Majestic Pointe at Riverstone, Riverstone, Lake Pointe, Pecan Manor, Venetian Estates, and Avalon typically offer these luxury estates and stately manors.

Lot sizes can range from 6,000 to more than 60,000 square feet.

Pricing for Sugar Land homes for sale start at around $90,000 for older and smaller homes. The most expensive homes in the city can fetch price tags of up to $7,000,000.

Sugar Land Townhomes Sale Trends

Detached single-family homes are more popular in Sugar Land, though there are townhomes in the city as well. Most are located within the city’s many master-planned communities and come in a variety of floor plans and price points.

Greatwood, Sweetwater, Lake Pointe, Imperial, Grants Lake, and Sugar Creek all offer townhome options. Some are within gated communities with various community amenities.

Older townhomes in the city typically date back to the 1980s, though many new construction homes are also available in Lake Pointe and Imperial. Most offer 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans, with living spaces ranging from 1,000 to over 3,600 square feet.

Lot sizes are smaller, between 1,000 to 4,000 square feet.

Prices for Sugar Land townhomes for sale can range from $160,000 to about $850,000.

Sugar Land Condo Sale Trends

There are a few residential condos for sale in Sugar Land, including the City Plaza at Town Square. It is a 4-story luxury condo located within the vibrant Sugar Land Town Square district.

The mid-rise offers 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom floor plans, ranging from 830 to a little over 1,500 square feet. City Plaza at Town Square condos typically feature luxury amenities, including custom cabinets, granite counter tops, 9-ft ceilings, marble tiling, and hardwood floors. Building amenities include a courtyard, a common area terrace on the 2nd floor, a media room, a swimming pool and spa area, and a private garage.

City Plaza at Town Square condos for sale are typically priced between to $200,000 more than $350,000.

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

Sugar Land TX History

Samuel M. Williams and his brother Nathaniel settled in what was then known as “Oakland Plantation,” named for the wide variety of oaks on the land. The Williams’ plantation grew corn, cotton, and sugarcane. In 1853, the plantation changed hands. Post-Civil War, Colonel E. H. Cunningham purchased the 12,500-acre plantation and built a sugar refining plant and a town.

Isaac H. Kempner and William T. Eldridge acquired the Ellis Plantation, covering 5,300 acres adjacent to the Cunningham Plantation. In 1908, the partners bought the Cunningham Plantation – with its sugar mill and refinery – as well. This led to the rise of the Imperial Sugar Company, and the town built around it: Sugar Land.

Sugar Land was a company town from the 1910s to the late 1950s, with ample housing for employees, schools, a hospital, and plenty of retail and entertainment establishments. In 1959, Sugar Land became a general law city.

The early 1970s saw the development of new subdivisions and Sugar Creek, a master-planned community with 2 golf courses, country clubs, and swimming pools. First Colony follows soon thereafter, breaking ground in 1977.

Since then, the form of government has changed to council-manager and several master-planned communities have been annexed into the city. Today, the city of Sugar Land is still flourishing, home to several corporate headquarters and 13 master-planned communities.

Fun Things To Do Near Sugar Land

Sugar Land offers great dining, nightlife, and retail options all within its borders. Master-planned communities in the city also provide distinct amenities, from resort-style swimming pools to golf courses and lakes. The First Colony Mall and the Sugar Land Town Square are the main hotspots in the city.

Sugar Land Town Square, the main entertainment district, is a 32-acre shopping and office complex. Many companies call the complex home, including Minute Maid and CVR Energy. The sprawling complex is part of the First Colony master-planned community, developed by Planned Community Developers.

The complex is made up of around 200,000 square feet of retail space and 750,000 square feet of office space. Condominiums, restaurants, Sugar Land City Hall, and the Sugar Land Marriott and Conference Center are also within the Town Square.

First Colony Mall, on the other hand, is a regional shopping mall and is also located in First Colony. It originally opened in 1996 and now features more than 1,000,000 square feet of retail space and over 150 retail stores and establishments. Anchor stores include two Dillard’s locations, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Sugar Land was dubbed the “Fittest City in Texas” for the population range 50,000 to 100,000 (2004, 2005, 2006) by the statewide fitness initiative, Texas Roundup.

Sugar Land features 4 golf courses, including Greatwood Golf Club (public), Riverbend Country Club (private), Sugar Creek Country Club (private), and Sweetwater Country Club (private).

Here are some of Sugar Land Texas must-visit places:

Dining

  • Anonymous Cafe
  • Piggy Pibil
  • Dimassi’s Mediterranean Kitchen
  • Guru Burgers & Crepes
  • Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Company
  • Fat Bao
  • The Big Salad
  • Piada Italian Street Food
  • Ky Ans Kitchen
  • Fadi’s Miditerranean Grill

Key Hotspots

  • Sugar Land Town Square
  • First Colony Mall
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Nightlife

  • The Ginger Mule Tonics & Meals
  • The Middle Spoon
  • The Ghost Bar
  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
  • Blaunsch
  • San Antonio Rose
  • Mosset New American Grill
  • Baker St. Pub & Grill
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap
  • Gridiron Bar & Grill

Grocery

  • H-E-B
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Kroger
  • 99 Ranch
  • Randall’s
  • Welfresh Market
  • Food Town
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Keemat Grocers

Golf

  • Sugar Creek Country Club
  • Riverbend Country Club
  • Sweetwater Country Club
  • Black Hawk Country Club
  • Greatwood Golf Club

Parks and Recreation

  • Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Corridor
  • Cullinan Park
  • Brazos Landing Park
  • Sutton Park

 .

  • Commonwealth Neighborhood Park
  • Settlers Way Park
  • Colony Bend Park
  • Mesquite Park
  • Oyster Creek Park

  • Lost Creek Park
  • Highlands Park
  • Sugarwoods Neighborhood Park
  • Oyster Point Park
  • Eldridge Park

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