Telfair Sugar Land TX Homes, Neighborhood, and Real Estate Guide

Telfair TX Real Estate & Neighborhood

Winner of Greater Houston Builders Association’s Community of the Year award, Telfair is highly coveted for its great location, proximity to employment centers, and excellent accessibility. 

Located within one of the Houston’s Best Suburbs, Telfair an multi-award winning development from Newland Communities. Spanning 2,018 acres, the mixed-use master-planned community showcases:

  • ACTIVE LIFESTYLE AMENITIES: Telfair devotes around 300 acres for community amenities like lakes, trails and greenbelts, and neighborhood parks. Three recreation centers with various sports and other outdoor facilities are also available.
  • TELFAIR CENTRAL HALL: The 9,545-square foot Telfair Central Hall is a multi-purpose hub with 3 rooms and a main hall available for events, and a fitness center. The Central complex also features 3 tennis courts, a canoe launch, and a swimming pool.
  • BUSTLING BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS: Telfair’s 180-acre commercial area along University Boulevard and Highway 59 is home to Texas Instruments, Fluor, Astra Ventures, Group One Automotive, and Empire Commercial Development, among others.
  • PLENTY OF RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT NEARBY: Retail and entertainment are available minutes away from Telfair homes. Key retail centers like First Colony Mall, Town Center Square, Sugar Land Town Square, and Riverpark Shopping Center are all within a couple of miles from the community.

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  • EXCELLENT ACCESSIBILITY: Telfair is located along and near several main roads, including US 90 Alt, Highway 6, Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), and Grand Parkway. University Boulevard and New Territory Boulevard runs through the community.
  • CENTRAL LOCATION: The master-planned community is nestled within Sugar Land, one of Forbes‘ Top Suburbs To Live Well in the Houston area. Telfair homes have excellent access to retail, entertainment, and employment centers. Sugar Land Regional Airport is just north of the neighborhood.

Buying or selling real estate in Telfair can be challenging due to a number of factors, including low inventories. The community also has some restrictions in place, so it may put a snag in any exterior modifications or renovations you may want to do in the long run.

For help in navigating this challenging market, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s Best Realtors and one of Telfair’s most active real estate agents.

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12 Things Telfair Real Estate Buyers Should Know

Nestled within the city of Sugar Land, Telfair is a 2,018-acre mixed use master-planned community from developer Newland Communities.

  • Telfair devotes around 300 acres for community amenities like lakes, trails and greenbelts, and neighborhood parks. Three rec centers with various sports and other outdoor facilities are also available.
  • The 9,545-square foot Telfair Central Hall is a multi-purpose hub with a 3 rooms and a main hall available for events and a fitness center. The Central complex also features 3 tennis courts, a canoe launch, and a swimming pool.
  • Telfair’s 180-acre commercial area along University Boulevard and Highway 59 is home to Texas Instruments, Fluor, Astra Ventures, Group One Automotive, and Empire Commercial Development, among others.
  • Retail and entertainment are available minutes away from Telfair homes. Key retail centers like First Colony Mall, Town Center Square, Sugar Land Town Square, and Riverpark Shopping Center are all within a couple of miles from the community.
  • Telfair is located along and near several main roads, including US 90 Alt, Highway 6, Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), and Grand Parkway. University Boulevard and New Territory Boulevard runs through the community.
  • The master-planned community is nestled within Sugar Land, one of Forbes’ Top Suburbs To Live Well in the Houston area. Telfair homes have excellent access to retail, entertainment, and employment centers. Sugar Land Regional Airport is just north of the neighborhood.
  • Breaking ground in 2005 under the helm of Newland Communities, Telfair features homes from reputable builders like Beazer, David Weekley, Highland, Meritage, Newmark, Partners In Building, Perry, Ryland, Trendmaker, and Taylor Morrison.
  • The development has received a number of awards over the years, including three from the Houston Business Journal and one from the Greater Houston Builders Association (Community of the Year).
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  • Telfair homes are zoned to Fort Bend ISD schools. Cornerstone Elementary School is located within the community. Award-winning Fort Settlement Middle School and Clements High School serve the community.
  • Telfair is made up of around 2,800 single-family homes. Options within the community include patio homes, traditional single-family homes, and lakeside estates.
  • Common features include covered patios, media/game rooms, and well-appointed outdoor spaces. Architectural styles are mostly Traditional and Contemporary/Modern, though some draw inspiration from Mediterranean influences.
  • Prices for Telfair homes for sale start at $350,000. The most expensive homes in the community tend to fetch price tags of over $1,500,000.

Telfair Maps and Location

Located within Sugar Land, Telfair covers 2,018 acres in the area south of US 90 Alternate, east of Highway 6, north of Highway 59 (Southwest Freeway), and west of Grand Parkway and Brazos River.

Telfair is nestled south of Sugar Land Regional Airport. Other master-planned communities New Territory, First Colony, and Greatwood are nearby.

The mixed use master-planned community features residential and commercial sections, as well as around 300 acres of recreational amenities.

Telfair boasts over 70 acres of lakes and park areas, three recreation hubs, swimming pool complexes, tennis courts, trails, fishing piers, and canoe launches.

The Newland Communities development enjoys great accessibility, with almost direct access to key freeways and roads, including University Boulevard, Texas 6, US 90A, Southwest Freeway, and Grand Parkway expansion.

There are a few retail and dining options within the community, though major retail hubs like Sugar Land Town Square, First Colony Mall, and Riverpark Shopping Center are within a couple of miles of the community.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land is also located within the community.

A number of companies also operate out of the Telfair area, including Texas Instruments, Fluor, Astra Ventures, Group One Automotive, and Empire Commercial Development, among others.

Telfair real estate have a 77479 zip code. (View Houston zip code map.)

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Neighborhoods Near Telfair TX

West of Telfair

North of Telfair

  • Sugar Land Regional Airport
  • Cullinan Park
  • Highway 90A Commercial Park
  • Oak Lake Estates
  • Estates of Oyster Creek

East of Telfair

  • Missouri City
  • Soldiers Field Court
  • The Village on Royal Oak
  • Town Center Square
  • Lake Pointe
  • First Colony
  • Sugar Land Town Square
  • Rivercrest

South of Telfair

  • Sugar Land Memorial Park
  • Greatwood
  • Royal Lake Estates
  • Booth
  • Brazos River
  • Tara Colony

Telfair Schools

Telfair homes are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD).

The Fort Bend ISD covers a 170-square mile area and serves most of Telfair. 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).

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

Elementary Schools

  • Cornerstone Elementary School at 1800 Chatham Ave. Located within Telfair, Cornerstone Elementary School opened in the fall of 2007. Home of the Chameleons, the school boasts of several clubs, including a coding and robotics club, matchbook, student council, and Destination Imagination.
  • Colony Meadows Elementary School at 4510 Sweetwater Blvd. Colony Meadows ES was established in 1991. It is home of the Tigers, and offers academic and special programs like English as a Second Language (ESL), Special Education, and Outclass.

Middle Schools and Junior High Schools

  • Sartartia Middle School at 8125 Homeward Way. Located in nearby New Territory, Sartartia Middle School opened in doors in 2001. The school offers a number of academic programs and electives, including Art, Spanish, Kick Start, Broadcast Journalism, Orchestra, Teen Leadership, and PALs, among others.
  • Fort Settlement Middle School at 5440 Elkins Rd. 2007 National Blue Ribbon recipient Fort Settlement Middle School opened in 2001. The school has since received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Honor Roll School award from the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC), the National School of Character award, and the State School of Character Award.

High Schools

  • Clements High School at 4200 Elkins Rd. Established in 1983, Clements High School is located within nearby First Colony. The school serves a foreign languages magnet program. It was named for former Texas governor William P. Clements, and has received an Exemplary rating from the TEA. Texas Monthly magazine and US News both included Clements in their top high school lists.

Telfair Houston Private Schools

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

  • Telfair Montessori at 1210 Museum Square Dr.
  • Calvary Episcopal Preparatory at 1201 Austin St.
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy at 2140 First Colony Blvd.
  • Christ Church School at 3300 Austin Pkwy.
  • Fellowship Christian Academy at 16355 Old Richmond Rd.
  • Fort Bend Christian Academy at 1250 7th St.
  • God’s Rainbow Christian Academy at 13131 Alston Rd.
  • The Honor Roll School at 4111 Sweetwater Blvd.
  • International Preparatory School at 1717 Dulles Ave.
  • Little Fishers Preschool at 2011 Austin Pkwy.
  • School for Little Children at 431 Eldridge Rd.
  • Sienna Lutheran Academy at 770 Waters Lake Blvd.
  • Southminster School at 4200 Cartwright Rd.
  • St. Laurence Catholic School at 2630 Austin Pkwy.
  • St. Theresa Catholic School at 705 St. Theresa Blvd.
  • The Towne Creek School at 3311 Williamsburg Ln.
  • Trent Internationale School at 2553 Cordes Dr.
  • The Walden School at 16103-A Lexington Blvd.

To find an updated listing of all Telfair 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.

Telfair Real Estate Trends

Telfair real estate are still among the most popular in Sugar Land, thanks to the community’s active lifestyle communities, great location, and excellent accessibility.

According to HAR.com, Telfair homes for sale have an average price of around $550,000 ($153 per square foot).

The master-planned community is mostly made up of single-family homes. Some sections feature patio homes, while others showcase lakefront estates and luxury villas.

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

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

Telfair Single-Family Home Sale Trends

Telfair is made up of around 2,800 single-family homes. Options within the community include patio homes, traditional single-family homes, and lakefront estates.

Built between 2006 to 2013, Telfair homes often offer 3 to 5 bedrooms with 2 to 5 full baths. One- and two-story floor plans are available in the community.

Telfair home sizes range from 2,000 to upwards of 5,000 square feet. Lot sizes are mostly between 5,000 and 17,000 square feet.

Common features include covered patios, media/game rooms, and well-appointed outdoor spaces. Architectural styles are mostly Traditional and Contemporary/Modern, though some draw inspiration from Mediterranean influences. Exteriors vary from brick and wood, brick veneer and stone, and stucco.

Luxury Telfair homes are mostly waterfront properties and estate-style villas. These properties can feature as many as 6 bedrooms with 6 full and 1 half bath. Sprawling lots, spacious interiors, oversized garages, and high ceilings are common features. Some homes also feature add-ons like putting greens, outdoor fireplaces, custom fountains, and two-story patios, among others.

Prices for Telfair homes for sale can start at around $350,000. Luxury Telfair real estate can fetch price tags of over $1,500,000.

Telfair Townhomes Sale Trends

There are no Telfair townhomes for sale, though the community does feature several patio home sections (28, 29, and 30).

Nearby master-planned communities like Greatwood, Sweetwater, Lake Pointe, Imperial, Grants Lake, and Sugar Creek all feature townhome options.

Telfair Condo Sale Trends

There are no mid- or high-rise Telfair condos for sale as it is mostly made up of single-family homes and patio homes.

There are a few multi-family home options in the area, including City Plaza at Town Square, a luxury mid-rise nestled within the Sugar Land Town Square district.

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.

Telfair TX History

The 2,018-acre parcel where Telfair now sits was previously part of the Imperial State Prison Farm (later known as Central Unit). The prison plantation opened in 1908 and was sold to Newland Communities in 2002.

The developer decided to restore the old dormitory, called Two Camp, on the property. The restored 43,000-square foot Greek Revival building now houses the Houston Musuem of Natural Sciences Sugar Land.

Telfair broke ground in 2005. The development has garnered a number of awards over the years, including three from the Houston Business Journal and one from the Greater Houston Builders Association (Community of the Year).

Several reputable builders signed up to offer homes in Telfair, including Beazer, David Weekley, Highland, Meritage, Newmark, Partners In Building, Perry, Ryland, Trendmaker, and Taylor Morrison.

Telfair was also one of the top-selling new construction master-planned communities in Fort Bend County since opening its doors in 2006.

Today, the master-planned community is home to over 2,500 homes, a bustling commercial area, and several community amenities.

Fun Things To Do Near Telfair

Telfair devotes over 300 acres of space for community amenities, including 3 rec centers with playgrounds, swimming pools, sand volleyball courts, sports fields, and tennis courts. The community also features around 70 acres of lakes and park areas. Trails line the shores of the community’s many lakes.

Telfair Central Hall a 9,545-square foot Greek Revival-inspired recreation center, is located near the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land. The community center features 3 rooms and a main hall available for events, yoga classes, and other functions.

Central Hall also features a fitness center and an adjoining complex with tennis courts, a canoe launch and a swimming center (with a pool, slides, splash pads, and a zero-entry wading area).

Jurgensen Recreation Center, on the other hand, offers a swimming pool and a play area for children. Palmetto House is only available for residents of the patio sections 28, 29, and 30.

Located along University Boulevard, the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land was previously the Main Unit of the Central State Prison Farm. Opened in 2009, the musuem now houses several permanent exhibitions, including Life Science, Earth Science, Space Science, Hall of Paleontology, and Discovery Works.

For retail and entertainment, there are a few dining and other commercial establishments within Telfair. For more options, residents don’t have to drive very far as a number of key shopping centers are within a couple of miles from the community.

First Colony Mall, Town Center Square, Sugar Land Town Square, and Riverpark Shopping Center are all within a short drive away.

Here are some of Telfair Texas must-visit places:

Dining

  • Cooking Girl
  • Nikoz Fusion Grill
  • Guru Burgers & Crepes
  • Jupiter Pizza & Waffle
  • Bacon Bros Public House
  • Nirmanz Food Boutique
  • Bonchon Sugar Land
  • Piada Italian Street Food
  • Sleek Chocolatier & Cafe
  • Pacific Coast Tacos

Community Amenities

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
  • Telfair Central Hall
  • Telfair Community Park
  • Jurgensen Recreation Center
  • Telfair Lake
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Nightlife

  • The Roof
  • The Middle Spoon
  • Blaunsch
  • Bar Louie
  • Imperial Cigar & Lounge
  • BLU
  • The Sugar Refinery
  • Bacon Bros Public House
  • Vino & Vinyl
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap

Grocery

  • H-E-B
  • Kroger
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Randall’s Food & Pharmacy
  • Telfair Spices
  • Keemat Grocers
  • Indian Spices and Snacks
  • Randall’s
  • Spice Bazaar

Retail Centers

  • Town Center Square
  • First Colony Mall
  • Sweetwater Plaza
  • Sugar Land Town Square
  • Missouri City Shopping Center
  • The Shops at Williams Trace
  • Township Square
  • Riverpark Shopping Center
  • Colony Square

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