Best Neighborhoods In Sugar Land Texas

Best Neighborhoods In Sugar Land Texas

One of Houston’s Best Suburbs, Sugar Land is also among the fastest-growing cities in Texas thanks to its re-developed commercial districts and master-planned communities.


Best Neighborhoods In Sugar Land Texas

Sugar Land is one of Houston’s Best Suburbs. The area remains popular due to its master-planned communities, diverse housing options, and great schools. Many of the top Sugar Land neighborhoods maintain their small-town vibe while providing easy access to big-city amenities.

Sugar Land has plenty of open spaces, well-maintained parks, and lakes for recreational use. At the heart of the city is the Sugar Land Town Square, a 32-acre office and shopping complex.

The city is also home to the First Colony Mall, a regional shopping center with a large array of shopping and dining opportunities as well as a 24-screen AMC Theatre complex. Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Center is the first state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue in the region.

The development of commercial centers in the area is one of the factors spurring Sugar Land’s growth. Initially a small town, Sugar Land has become the largest suburban city in Fort Bend County and one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas.

Sugar Land is very neighbor-centric. The prices of properties in the city will vary depending on the specific neighborhood. The area is divided into four sections: North Sugar Land (77498), Central Sugar Land (77478), West Sugar Land (77479), and South Sugar Land (77459).

To help you figure out which is the best Sugar Land neighborhood for you, we’ve compiled the following:

  • Best Sugar Land schools;

  • Best Sugar Land communities (master-planned, gated, and golf course communities);

  • Sugar Land neighborhoods with the best 5- & 10-year appreciation rates;

  • Most accessible Sugar Land neighborhoods

  • Sugar Land subdivisions with the best access to retail, shopping & dining;

  • Flooding information on Sugar Land neighborhoods

You can see our rankings of the Best Sugar Land Neighborhoods below, along with our methodology and sources at the bottom of this article.

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Table of Contents

  1. Best Sugar Land Neighborhoods Near Top Schools
  2. Top Sugar Land Neighborhoods With Best Amenities
  3. Most Accessible Sugar Land Neighborhoods
  4. Sugar Land Neighborhoods With Best Appreciation
  5. Most Expensive Sugar Land Neighborhoods
  6. New Construction Sugar Land Neighborhoods
  7. Flooding Information On Sugar Land Neighborhoods
  8. Data Sources & Disclaimers

Best Sugar Land Neighborhoods Near Top Schools

Best Sugar Land Neighborhoods Near Top Schools

For more data on the other top Sugar Land neighborhoods with good schools, contact Paige Martin – the #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in the city of Houston.

Sugar Land neighborhoods are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD). FBISD is an award-winning school district with excellent and highly rated schools. With over 76,000 students enrolled in its 80 campuses, FBISD is Texas’s 7th largest school district.

With Sugar Land growing at a rapid pace, the FBISD trustees initially planned to rezone various school boundaries to balance enrollment between underutilized elementary and high schools and campuses at overcapacity.

They instead decided to keep the current attendance boundaries for at least the next two years, though the board still has the authority to continue to discuss the issue and make changes should they see fit. Due to the high number of schools serving the 170-square-mile Sugar Land area, we only listed schools with:

  • defined school boundaries
  • a 4 of 4 Performance Index Rating
  • a 7 or higher rating (out of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org

Top Ranked Sugar Land Elementary Schools

School Name GreatSchools Rating Neighborhoods Median Home Price 10-Year Appreciation
Rummel Creek Elem 10 Memorial West $985,000 86%
Wilchester Elem 10 Memorial West $767,450 58%
Commonwealth Elem 10 Sugar Land South $590,000 38%
Cornerstone Elem 10 Sugar Land West $549,925 27%
Stanley Elem 10 Katy Southwest $482,500 41%
Wolman Elem 10 Katy Southwest $450,000 68%
Wilson Elem (Katy) 10 Katy Southwest $430,000 14%
Dickinson Elem (Lamar) 10 Fort Bend South / Richmond, Sugar Land West $359,000 56%
Bush Elem 9 Energy Corridor $547,000 22%
James E Randolph Elem 9 Katy Southwest $545,000 63%
Sienna Crossing Elem 9 Missouri City, Sienna (Area) $482,000 85%
Griffin Elem (Katy) 9 Katy Southwest $472,000 77%
Pattison Elem 9 Katy Southeast $449,950 43%
Alexander Elem (Katy) 9 Katy Southeast $449,000 49%
Campbell Elem (Lamar) 9 Sugar Land West $444,900 63%
Walker Station Elem 9 Sugar Land West $425,000 37%
Katy Elem 9 Katy Old Towne, Katy Southwest $420,000 77%
Kilpatrick Elem 9 Katy Southwest $370,000 42%
Shafer Elem 9 Katy Southwest $367,000 41%
Austin Parkway Elem 9 Missouri City, Sugar Land South $359,900 59%
Hubenak Elem 9 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond $359,447 86%
Hayes Elem 9 Katy Southeast $328,550 39%
Frost Elem (Lamar) 9 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond $320,000 10%
Manford Williams Elem 9 Fort Bend South / Richmond $320,000 75%
Brazos Bend Elem 9 Sugar Land West $310,000 63%
Woodcreek Elem 8 Katy Southwest $525,000 87%
Colony Meadows Elem 8 Sugar Land South, Sugar Land West $519,000 46%
Scanlan Oaks Elem 8 Sienna (Area) $485,000 45%
Williams Elem (Katy) 8 Katy Southeast $467,400 41%
Holland Elem (Katy) 8 Katy Southwest $444,500 49%
Keiko Davidson Elem 8 Katy Southwest $400,000 65%
Creech Elem 8 Katy Southeast $364,950 52%
Highlands Elem 8 Sugar Land, Sugar Land North $354,500 21%
Colony Bend Elem 8 Sugar Land South $330,000 34%
Oakland Elem 8 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond $324,950 41%
Drabek Elem 8 Sugar Land North, Sugar Land West $308,450 55%
Mcneill Elem 8 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond $298,950 51%
Austin Elem (Lamar) 8 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond $285,000 58%
Mahanay Elem 8 Alief $229,000 34%
Rees Elem 8 Mission Bend $214,500 -25%

Top Ranked Sugar Land Junior High Schools

The list of the best middle schools serving the Sugar Land area below only includes public middle schools with defined school boundary maps, have a 4 of 4 Performance Index Rating, and a 7, 8, 9, or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org. (See more Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Ranked Schools)

School Name GreatSchools Rating Neighborhoods Median Home Price 10-Year Appreciation
Fort Settlement Middle 10 Sugar Land South, Sugar Land West $550,000 50%
Beckendorff Jr High 10 Katy Southeast, Katy Southwest $430,000 43%
Sartartia Middle 10 Sugar Land West $419,995 23%
Seven Lakes Jr High 10 Katy Southwest $400,000 21%
Beck Jr High 10 Katy Southeast $398,944 45%
Woodcreek Jr High 9 Fulshear, Katy Southwest $408,995 54%
Mcmeans Jr High 9 Katy Southeast $400,000 48%
Cinco Ranch Jr High 9 Katy Southwest $365,000 68%
Garcia Middle (Fort Bend) 8 Sugar Land West $425,000 88%
Bowie Middle (Fort Bend) 8 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond, Mission Bend, Sugar Land West $339,900 51%
Reading Jr High 8 Fort Bend Southeast, Fort Bend South / Richmond, Sugar Land West $334,920 45%
Mayde Creek Jr High 8 Katy $250,000 40%

Top Ranked Sugar Land High Schools

The list of the best high schools serving the Sugar Land area below only includes public high schools with defined school boundary maps that have a 4 of 4 Performance Index Rating, and a 7, 8, 9, or 10 rating (of 10 possible) from GreatSchools.org. (See more Best Houston Neighborhoods With Top Ranked Schools)

School Name GreatSchools Rating Neighborhoods Median Home Price 10-Year Appreciation
Seven Lakes High 9 Katy Southeast, Katy Southwest $435,000 47%
Clements High 8 Sugar Land South, Sugar Land West $462,500 32%
Tompkins High 8 Katy Southwest $445,000 41%
Cinco Ranch High 8 Katy Southeast, Katy Southwest $350,000 45%
Austin High (Fort Bend) 7 Sugar Land West $415,000 52%
Ridge Point High 7 Missouri City, Sienna (Area) $365,000 29%
Travis High (Fort Bend) 7 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond, Mission Bend, Sugar Land West $358,895 79%
Taylor High 7 Energy Corridor, Katy Southeast $350,000 40%
George Ranch High 7 Fort Bend Southeast, Fort Bend South / Richmond, Sugar Land West $335,000 45%
Foster High 7 Fort Bend Country North / Richmond, Fort Bend South / Richmond $330,000 35%

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 [email protected]

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.


1. First Colony

sugar land first colony

First Colony is nestled off of Highway 6 and Southwest Freeway 59 in Sugar Land, Texas, near the southern part of Sugar Land overlapping Missouri City.

With about 61 neighborhoods scattered across 9,700 acres of land, First Colony is a mixed-use master planned development within Sugar Land, one of Houston’s Best Suburbs thanks to its:

• Top-ranked neighborhood: Based on accessibility, amenities, schools, and general livability, First Colony is one of Houston’s Top Suburbs to live well.
• Great communities: Sweetwater Estates, a premium gated community constructed around the Sweetwater Country Club Golf Course, is one of First Colony’s 61 subdivisions comprising upscale homes and golf course communities.
• Unique cityscape: For residential and commercial sectors, First Colony is recognized for its tight zoning, deed restrictions, and architectural limitations.
• Quality schools: The houses in First Colony are zoned for some of Houston’s best schools such as First Colony Middle School and Clements High School.

The First Colony Mall, 11 clubhouses with swimming pools, playgrounds, and sports facilities, and the Oyster Creek Boathouse are all part of the master-planned complex.


2. Telfair

telfair

An award-winning development by Newland Communities, Telfair is a 2,018-acre mixed-use master-planned community in Sugar Land. Located within one of Houston’s best suburbs, the neighborhood boasts a great location, proximity to employment centers, and excellent accessibility.

Telfair is highly coveted for its:

  • Central Location: Telfair sits along and near several major roads, including US 90 Alt, Highway 6, Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), and Grand Parkway. The Sugar Land Regional Airport is just north of the neighborhood.

  • Lifestyle Amenities: Residents have access to around 300 acres of community amenities. Lakes, trails, neighborhood parks, and recreation centers with sports and outdoor facilities are available for use.

  • Bustling Business & Employment Hubs: Telfair’s commercial area is located along University Boulevard and Highway 59. The district houses several companies, including Astra Ventures, Empire Commercial Development, Fluor, Group One Automotive, and Texas Instruments.

  • Nearby Retail & Entertainment: Key retail centers are within a couple of miles of the community. Homeowners can shop, dine, and unwind at the First Colony Mall, Town Center Square, Sugar Land Town Square, and Riverpark Shopping Center.

Breaking ground in 2005, Telfair features homes from reputable builders like Beazer, David Weekley, Highland, Meritage, Newmark, Partners In Building, Perry, Ryland, Trendmaker, and Taylor Morrison.


3. New Territory

New Territory

New Territory is a master-planned community in Sugar Land sitting on 3,200 acres of former sugar cane fields. The neighborhood features 450 acres of green spaces, with major employment centers and hotspots right outside its borders.

  • TOP SUBURB TO LIVE WELL: New Territory is in Sugar Land, ranked as one of the “Top Suburbs To Live Well in the Houston area” by Forbes. The affluent city of Sugar Land has experienced fast-paced growth over the past couple of decades.

  • MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY: The master-planned community of New Territory features 42 neighborhoods, including lakefront communities and gated sections. Community amenities cover sports complexes, multiple swimming pools, lakes, parks, and greenbelts.

  • NEAR BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: New Territory is less than 15 minutes away from the Sugar Land Business Park. Downtown Houston, Energy Corridor, and the Galleria are around 30 minutes away.

  • EXCELLENT SCHOOLS: New Territory is zoned to some of the Best Schools in the Greater Houston area. Students in the area study in the top-ranked schools of Walker Station Elementary School, Sartartia Middle School, and Austin High School.

Some of Houston’s major roads surround New Territory. The neighborhood is bordered by US 90 to the north, and Grand Parkway 99 cuts through the community.


4. Riverstone

Riverstone

Located south of State Highway 6, Riverstone is an upscale planned community that offers top-notch amenities, excellent schools, and great accessibility. The area straddles Missouri City and Sugar Land, two of the best suburbs in Houston.

Riverstone ranks as one of the top-selling communities in the Greater Houston area because of its:

  • Exceptional Master Plan: Riverstone features several residential sections alongside commercial and business spaces. The 3,7000-acre community also includes open areas, parks, lakes, and hike and bike trails.

  • Notable Recreational Space: Located just off University Boulevard, The Club at Riverstone boasts a massive foot clubhouse, tennis courts, a themed playground, a pavilion, and a resort-style pool complex.

  • Top-ranked Schools: The award-winning Fort Bend ISD serves the Riverstone community. Homeowners have access to highly acclaimed schools such as Austin Parkway Elementary, Commonwealth Elementary, Settlers Way Elementary, First Colony Middle, Fort Settlement Middle, and Elkins High School.

  • Convenient Location: Residents enjoy easy access to key thoroughfares, including Beltway 8, Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, Highway 90 Alt, and Southwest Freeway (Hwy 59). Dining, retail, and commercial establishments are available at the Riverstone Shopping Center and along Highway 6.

Riverstone showcases plenty of home varieties, including traditional single-family houses, patio homes, townhomes, custom residences, lakeside homes, and luxury estate-style homes. John Burns Real Estate Consulting, RCLCO, and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. have included Riverstone in their independent top seller lists.


5. Sweetwater

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Sugar Land is a master-planned community built around the Sweetwater Country Club Golf Course. It is located in the Sugar Land area, just southwest of Houston.

Its many features include:

CONVENIENT LOCATION: Sweetwater’s location makes major economic and entertainment centers like Energy Corridor and Downtown easily accessible. It is less than 10 minutes away from Highway 6 and about 3 miles from Interstate 69.

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: As part of the First Colony Community, Sweetwater residents have access to a variety of recreational facilities. These include swimming pools, a golf course and country club, parks, greenbelts, and lakes.

LARGE LIVABLE SPACES: Homes in Sweetwater, on average, have around 6,000 square feet of living space. They usually have 5-7 bedrooms.

Some homes in Sweetwater have been built in the 1980s while some estates were built in this decade.


6. Avalon

Centrally located within the Ford Bend County, Avalon at Riverstone is nestled between the Rosewood Manor Ln and Deven Kaiden Ln.

This Sugar Land TX neigborhood is one of the best suburbs to live in Houston for its:

  • SHOPPING, DINING, & ENTERTAINMENT: The area boasts convenient access to retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The IMAX Theater is less than 20 minutes from the neighborhood.

  • FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Avalon at Riverstone is home to the Constellation Field and other recreational amenities. Residents have access to a myriad of golf courses, clubs, parks, and open spaces.

    With over 200 acres of lakes, residents also benefit from a wide variety of fishing, paddle-boating, and watersport options.

  • OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS: Avalon at Riverstone students may attend Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) renowned for its diversity, competency in sports and academics, and a variety of clubs and activities.

Nearby Avalon at Riverstone are the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and Fort Bend Children’s Discovery. Riverstone is one of Houston’s best masterplanned communities. and one of the best neighborhoods in Sugar Land, TX.


7. Greatwood

Greatwood

Greatwood is a master-planned golf course community with plenty of active lifestyle amenities and top-rated schools. Conveniently located just south of Highway 59, Greatwood offers its residents easy access to downtown Sugar Land and other major highways.

The Greatwood community is known for its:

  • EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS: Dickinson Elementary, Campbell Elementary, Reading Junior High, and George Ranch High School are the Top-Rated Schools in the Greater Houston area

  • GREATWOOD GOLF CLUB: Greatwood Golf Club showcases a public 18-hole par-72 Carlton Gipson-designed course. The course also offers a clubhouse for events and a restaurant.

  • COMMUNITY AMENITIES: Residents of Greatwood enjoy access to 12 community parks, 3 swimming pools, 13 playgrounds, recreational centers, tennis courts, and sports fields. Lakes, greenbelts, and hike-and-bike trails are also available at Greatwood.

  • EXCELLENT ACCESSIBILITY: Greatwood is conveniently located along Southwest Freeway (Highway 59), offering residents easy access to downtown Sugar Land to the northeast, and Rosenberg to the west. Grand Parkway’s expansion, US Alt 90, and Highway 6 are only a few minutes away from the neighborhood.

Greatwood’s residents live with extra security thanks to the constable service contracted by the HOA. The security in the area patrols the neighborhood and maintains a house-watch service.


7. Sienna Plantation

Sienna Plantation

Only 25 miles from Downtown, Sienna’s master-planned community was ranked as one of the Best Suburbs in Houston which features an array of home options, amenities, and great golf community experience.

Sienna master-planned community is well-known for its:

  • GOLF COMMUNITY: The community is home to Sienna Plantation Golf Club, a masterpiece of Arthur Hills and Mike Dasher, two award-winning course architects who designed the 18-hole course. The Sienna Grille is also part of the Golf Club.

  • EXCELLENT AMENITIES: The master-planned community includes several resort-style pools, sports & tennis courts, a lakeside amphitheater, and playgrounds. The Camp Sienna, Club Sienna Bucket Pool, Sienna Springs Resort Pool, and Brushy Lakes Fitness and Recreation Center are some of the important community hubs.

  • RECREATIONAL CENTERS: With its golf course community, residents enjoy a number of outdoor spaces in the area which include a golf course, recreational centers, and outdoor parks with hike/bike trails.

  • IDEAL LOCATION: The neighborhood is close to businesses and employment hubs, shopping centers, and entertainment facilities with routes to major roadways including Fort Bend Toll Road, U.S. 59, and Texas 288.

Numerous top-rated home builders, including Fairmont Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Ryland Homes, Taylor Morrison, Trendmaker Homes, and Toll Brothers offer homes in the neighborhood. The community features homes from patio houses to large estate-style abodes.


Top Sugar Land Neighborhoods With Best Amenities

Top Sugar Land Neighborhoods With Best Amenities

Houston has a number of suburbs that offer incredible amenities, top-ranked public schools, and great access to key Houston employment and business hubs, which is why many choose to move here. To help you out, we've done the research and ranked only the best suburbs in this easy-to-follow guide so you can easily see which is the best suburb for you and your family.

1. Greatwood

Greatwood

Greatwood is a master-planned golf course community with plenty of active lifestyle amenities and top-rated schools. Conveniently located just south of Highway 59, Greatwood offers its residents easy access to downtown Sugar Land and other major highways.

The Greatwood community is known for its:

  • EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS: Dickinson Elementary, Campbell Elementary, Reading Junior High, and George Ranch High School are the Top-Rated Schools in the Greater Houston area

  • GREATWOOD GOLF CLUB: Greatwood Golf Club showcases a public 18-hole par-72 Carlton Gipson-designed course. The course also offers a clubhouse for events and a restaurant.

  • COMMUNITY AMENITIES: Residents of Greatwood enjoy access to 12 community parks, 3 swimming pools, 13 playgrounds, recreational centers, tennis courts, and sports fields. Lakes, greenbelts, and hike-and-bike trails are also available at Greatwood.

  • EXCELLENT ACCESSIBILITY: Greatwood is conveniently located along Southwest Freeway (Highway 59), offering residents easy access to downtown Sugar Land to the northeast, and Rosenberg to the west. Grand Parkway’s expansion, US Alt 90, and Highway 6 are only a few minutes away from the neighborhood.

Greatwood’s residents live with extra security thanks to the constable service contracted by the HOA. The security in the area patrols the neighborhood and maintains a house-watch service.


2. New Territory

New Territory

New Territory is a master-planned community in Sugar Land sitting on 3,200 acres of former sugar cane fields. The neighborhood features 450 acres of green spaces, with major employment centers and hotspots right outside its borders.

  • TOP SUBURB TO LIVE WELL: New Territory is in Sugar Land, ranked as one of the “Top Suburbs To Live Well in the Houston area” by Forbes. The affluent city of Sugar Land has experienced fast-paced growth over the past couple of decades.

  • MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY: The master-planned community of New Territory features 42 neighborhoods, including lakefront communities and gated sections. Community amenities cover sports complexes, multiple swimming pools, lakes, parks, and greenbelts.

  • NEAR BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: New Territory is less than 15 minutes away from the Sugar Land Business Park. Downtown Houston, Energy Corridor, and the Galleria are around 30 minutes away.

  • EXCELLENT SCHOOLS: New Territory is zoned to some of the Best Schools in the Greater Houston area. Students in the area study in the top-ranked schools of Walker Station Elementary School, Sartartia Middle School, and Austin High School.

Some of Houston’s major roads surround New Territory. The neighborhood is bordered by US 90 to the north, and Grand Parkway 99 cuts through the community.


3. Riverstone

Riverstone

Located south of State Highway 6, Riverstone is an upscale planned community that offers top-notch amenities, excellent schools, and great accessibility. The area straddles Missouri City and Sugar Land, two of the best suburbs in Houston.

Riverstone ranks as one of the top-selling communities in the Greater Houston area because of its:

  • Exceptional Master Plan: Riverstone features several residential sections alongside commercial and business spaces. The 3,7000-acre community also includes open areas, parks, lakes, and hike and bike trails.

  • Notable Recreational Space: Located just off University Boulevard, The Club at Riverstone boasts a massive foot clubhouse, tennis courts, a themed playground, a pavilion, and a resort-style pool complex.

  • Top-ranked Schools: The award-winning Fort Bend ISD serves the Riverstone community. Homeowners have access to highly acclaimed schools such as Austin Parkway Elementary, Commonwealth Elementary, Settlers Way Elementary, First Colony Middle, Fort Settlement Middle, and Elkins High School.

  • Convenient Location: Residents enjoy easy access to key thoroughfares, including Beltway 8, Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, Highway 90 Alt, and Southwest Freeway (Hwy 59). Dining, retail, and commercial establishments are available at the Riverstone Shopping Center and along Highway 6.

Riverstone showcases plenty of home varieties, including traditional single-family houses, patio homes, townhomes, custom residences, lakeside homes, and luxury estate-style homes. John Burns Real Estate Consulting, RCLCO, and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. have included Riverstone in their independent top seller lists.


4. Telfair

Telfair

An award-winning development by Newland Communities, Telfair is a 2,018-acre mixed-use master-planned community in Sugar Land. Located within one of Houston’s best suburbs, the neighborhood boasts a great location, proximity to employment centers, and excellent accessibility.

Telfair is highly coveted for its:

  • Central Location: Telfair sits along and near several major roads, including US 90 Alt, Highway 6, Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), and Grand Parkway. The Sugar Land Regional Airport is just north of the neighborhood.

  • Lifestyle Amenities: Residents have access to around 300 acres of community amenities. Lakes, trails, neighborhood parks, and recreation centers with sports and outdoor facilities are available for use.

  • Bustling Business & Employment Hubs: Telfair’s commercial area is located along University Boulevard and Highway 59. The district houses several companies, including Astra Ventures, Empire Commercial Development, Fluor, Group One Automotive, and Texas Instruments.

  • Nearby Retail & Entertainment: Key retail centers are within a couple of miles of the community. Homeowners can shop, dine, and unwind at the First Colony Mall, Town Center Square, Sugar Land Town Square, and Riverpark Shopping Center.

Breaking ground in 2005, Telfair features homes from reputable builders like Beazer, David Weekley, Highland, Meritage, Newmark, Partners In Building, Perry, Ryland, Trendmaker, and Taylor Morrison.


5. Sienna Plantation

Sienna Plantation

Only 25 miles from Downtown, Sienna’s master-planned community was ranked as one of the Best Suburbs in Houston which features an array of home options, amenities, and great golf community experience.

Sienna master-planned community is well-known for its:

  • GOLF COMMUNITY: The community is home to Sienna Plantation Golf Club, a masterpiece of Arthur Hills and Mike Dasher, two award-winning course architects who designed the 18-hole course. The Sienna Grille is also part of the Golf Club.

  • EXCELLENT AMENITIES: The master-planned community includes several resort-style pools, sports & tennis courts, a lakeside amphitheater, and playgrounds. The Camp Sienna, Club Sienna Bucket Pool, Sienna Springs Resort Pool, and Brushy Lakes Fitness and Recreation Center are some of the important community hubs.

  • RECREATIONAL CENTERS: With its golf course community, residents enjoy a number of outdoor spaces in the area which include a golf course, recreational centers, and outdoor parks with hike/bike trails.

  • IDEAL LOCATION: The neighborhood is close to businesses and employment hubs, shopping centers, and entertainment facilities with routes to major roadways including Fort Bend Toll Road, U.S. 59, and Texas 288.

Numerous top-rated home builders, including Fairmont Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Ryland Homes, Taylor Morrison, Trendmaker Homes, and Toll Brothers offer homes in the neighborhood. The community features homes from patio houses to large estate-style abodes.


Most Accessible Sugar Land Neighborhoods

Most Accessible Sugar Land Neighborhoods

Due to the large number of home types, neighborhoods, and smaller communities within Sugar Land, it’s better to check out real estate trends in specific areas. Email Paige Martin at [email protected] for more information.

1. Imperial Sugar Land

A master-planned community by Johnson Development Corp, Imperial Sugar Land is a mixed-use development that incorporates residential, retail, entertainment, and office components.

It is situated in the northeast corner of Highway 90A and Highway 6, west of Highway 59, and is 18 miles southwest of Houston. This provides Imperial Sugar Land residents with easy access to the downtown and plenty of nearby Sugar Land attractions. Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, is five minutes away.


2. Greatwood

Greatwood is known for its 18-hole Greatwood Golf Club, country club lifestyle, accessibility to three major hospitals, and an assisted living facility. The Riverpark Shopping Center and its 40+ retail and dining establishments are only a five-minute drive away.

Located in eastern Fort Bend County, Greatwood is bounded on the north by Interstate 69/US Route 59, and on the west by Crabb River Road. The community is situated southwest of the city of Sugar Land, with Telfair approximately 3 km in the northeast. This provides Greatwood residents with easy access to downtown Sugar Land.

It also allows for easy access to the commercial establishments lining Highway 59 and Crabb River Road. About a 20-minute drive from the community are Highway 6, and US 90 Alt. Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) is less than an hour’s drive away.


3. Avalon

Situated on the southeast side of State Highway 6, the picturesque community of Avalon is surrounded by several acres of lakes. It is located just a few miles east of Interstate 59, providing residents of Avalon with easy access to downtown Sugar Land and the greater Houston area.

Avalon is a fifteen-minute drive away from Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball, the Houston Museum of Science, and the First Colony Mall. Major grocery stores nearby include Costco, Krogers, Super Wal-Mart, and Sams Club.


Sugar Land Neighborhoods With Best Appreciation

If you want detailed real estate data and appreciation trends on any neighborhood in Sugar Land, please contact Paige Martin, ranked as the #1 Individual Agent with Keller Williams in the city of Houston.

Area Median Home Price Salary Required* 10 Year %
Sweetwater $1,220,000 $282,000 50%
Lake Pointe Estates $980,000 $240,000 -4%
Lake Pointe $851,000 $199,000 50%
*Imperial at Sugar Land $750,975 $193,000 N/A
*Avalon At Riverstone $736,235 $180,000 10%
Greatwood $485,000 $114,000 61%
Sugar Lakes $491,700 $112,000 30%
*Sugar Land West $445,000 $110,000 55%
Sugar Land $451,000 $107,000 52%
Sugar Creek $449,100 $101,000 95%
*New Territory $388,667 $94,000 35%
*Sugar Land South $255,250 $62,000 -18%
*Sugar Land North $231,000 $53,000 9%

New Territory Real Estate Trends

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Most Expensive Sugar Land Neighborhoods

Most Expensive Sugar Land Neighborhoods

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Area Median Home Price Salary Required* 10 Year %
Sweetwater $1,220,000 $282,000 50%
Lake Pointe Estates $980,000 $240,000 -4%
Lake Pointe $851,000 $199,000 50%
*Imperial at Sugar Land $750,975 $193,000 N/A
*Avalon At Riverstone $736,235 $180,000 10%
Greatwood $485,000 $114,000 61%
Sugar Lakes $491,700 $112,000 30%
*Sugar Land West $445,000 $110,000 55%
Sugar Land $451,000 $107,000 52%
Sugar Creek $449,100 $101,000 95%
*New Territory $388,667 $94,000 35%
*Sugar Land South $255,250 $62,000 -18%
*Sugar Land North $231,000 $53,000 9%

1. Venetian Estates

Venetian Estates


2. Sweetwater

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Sugar Land is a master-planned community built around the Sweetwater Country Club Golf Course. It is located in the Sugar Land area, just southwest of Houston.

Its many features include:

CONVENIENT LOCATION: Sweetwater’s location makes major economic and entertainment centers like Energy Corridor and Downtown easily accessible. It is less than 10 minutes away from Highway 6 and about 3 miles from Interstate 69.

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: As part of the First Colony Community, Sweetwater residents have access to a variety of recreational facilities. These include swimming pools, a golf course and country club, parks, greenbelts, and lakes.

LARGE LIVABLE SPACES: Homes in Sweetwater, on average, have around 6,000 square feet of living space. They usually have 5-7 bedrooms.

Some homes in Sweetwater have been built in the 1980s while some estates were built in this decade.


3. Lake Pointe

Lake Pointe


4. Riverstone

Riverstone

Located south of State Highway 6, Riverstone is an upscale planned community that offers top-notch amenities, excellent schools, and great accessibility. The area straddles Missouri City and Sugar Land, two of the best suburbs in Houston.

Riverstone ranks as one of the top-selling communities in the Greater Houston area because of its:

  • Exceptional Master Plan: Riverstone features several residential sections alongside commercial and business spaces. The 3,7000-acre community also includes open areas, parks, lakes, and hike and bike trails.

  • Notable Recreational Space: Located just off University Boulevard, The Club at Riverstone boasts a massive foot clubhouse, tennis courts, a themed playground, a pavilion, and a resort-style pool complex.

  • Top-ranked Schools: The award-winning Fort Bend ISD serves the Riverstone community. Homeowners have access to highly acclaimed schools such as Austin Parkway Elementary, Commonwealth Elementary, Settlers Way Elementary, First Colony Middle, Fort Settlement Middle, and Elkins High School.

  • Convenient Location: Residents enjoy easy access to key thoroughfares, including Beltway 8, Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, Highway 90 Alt, and Southwest Freeway (Hwy 59). Dining, retail, and commercial establishments are available at the Riverstone Shopping Center and along Highway 6.

Riverstone showcases plenty of home varieties, including traditional single-family houses, patio homes, townhomes, custom residences, lakeside homes, and luxury estate-style homes. John Burns Real Estate Consulting, RCLCO, and Robert Charles Lesser & Co. have included Riverstone in their independent top seller lists.


5. Sugar Lakes

Sugar Lakes


6. Telfair

Telfair

An award-winning development by Newland Communities, Telfair is a 2,018-acre mixed-use master-planned community in Sugar Land. Located within one of Houston’s best suburbs, the neighborhood boasts a great location, proximity to employment centers, and excellent accessibility.

Telfair is highly coveted for its:

  • Central Location: Telfair sits along and near several major roads, including US 90 Alt, Highway 6, Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), and Grand Parkway. The Sugar Land Regional Airport is just north of the neighborhood.

  • Lifestyle Amenities: Residents have access to around 300 acres of community amenities. Lakes, trails, neighborhood parks, and recreation centers with sports and outdoor facilities are available for use.

  • Bustling Business & Employment Hubs: Telfair’s commercial area is located along University Boulevard and Highway 59. The district houses several companies, including Astra Ventures, Empire Commercial Development, Fluor, Group One Automotive, and Texas Instruments.

  • Nearby Retail & Entertainment: Key retail centers are within a couple of miles of the community. Homeowners can shop, dine, and unwind at the First Colony Mall, Town Center Square, Sugar Land Town Square, and Riverpark Shopping Center.

Breaking ground in 2005, Telfair features homes from reputable builders like Beazer, David Weekley, Highland, Meritage, Newmark, Partners In Building, Perry, Ryland, Trendmaker, and Taylor Morrison.


7. Imperial Sugar Land

Imperial


New Construction Sugar Land Neighborhoods

New Construction Sugar Land Neighborhoods

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1. Imperial Sugar Land

Imperial Sugar Land is a 720-acre master-planned community southwest of Houston by The Johnson Development Corp. Currently the largest remaining development in Sugar Land, Imperial offers luxury homes for sale such as patio homes, single-family homes, and single and three-story Brownstones.

Executive homebuilders in Imperial Sugar Land are Meritage Homes Artisan Collection, Meritage, and Partners In Building. Imperial Sugar Land Townhomes are by Gracepoint Homes and Darling Homes, the latter of which also built patio homes.


2. Telfair

Telfair is a multi-award-winning development from Newland Communities and has been named Community of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association in the past. It opened in 2006 and has since become one of the top-selling new construction master-planned communities in Fort Bend County.

The development includes an extensive lake and trail system, retail and commercial space, office development, a neighborhood civic center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, and Fire Station No. 7.

Telfair homes are by reputable builders such as David Weekley, Highland, Beazer, Meritage, Newmark, Partners In Building, Ryland, Perry, Trendmaker, and Taylor Morrison.


3. Riverstone

Opened in 2001, Riverstone is a master-planned community from multi-award-winning Johnson Development Corp. New construction homes with Sugar Land and Missouri City addresses are available for sale.

Reputable builders in Riverstone include Westport, Peterson Homebuilders, Sims Luxury Builders, Perry Homes, Taylor Morrison, Meritage Homes, Newmark Homes, and Lespreance Construction. Although there are fewer new constructions homes in the market today, there are plenty of resale Riverstone properties still available.


Flooding Information On Sugar Land Neighborhoods

Flooding Information On Sugar Land Neighborhoods

If you're looking to buy a home in Houston that is at a lower risk of flooding, we can definitely help you. We've done the research into the areas that did and did not flood. Email [email protected] for recommendations.

Most Sugar Land homes do not require flood insurance. However, approximately 230 homes were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Affected areas include parts of Riverstone and Sienna Plantation. Properties located along the Brazos River are also subject to a higher risk of flooding.

Though only a small percentage of Sugar Land was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, the city is making improvements in stormwater drainage to further minimize risks of flooding. FEMA has approved a 200K hazard mitigation grant for Sugar Land to update their flood gauge system. This will update the existing 16 gauges and add 12 more throughout the city. Currently, most Sugar Land neighborhoods that could potentially be prone to flooding are protected with a vast levee system.

In 2017, a tornado struck the Sienna Plantation neighborhood and caused damage to as many as 50 homes and the Ridge Point High School. This is not a regular occurrence but may be a factor when choosing homes in Sugar Land.

To know about specific flooding information for a home you’re interested in, please contact the Houston Properties Team to get updated information.


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Land value was calculated by looking at the median sold price per square foot of Lots and Single family homes sold at lot value.

Data is provided by the Houston Association of Realtors, multiple listing service.

Distance and commute times approximated via GoogleMaps.

Data deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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