About 19 miles to the southwest of downtown Houston sits the large suburban city of Sugar Land. With many awards to its name, including being named a top 100 place to live by HomeRoute and “The Fittest City in Texas,” Sugar Land is viewed as a safe, active, and thriving city in which residents live, work, and play.
Sugar Land was home to major sugar producer Imperial Sugar from 1843 until the refinery closed in 2003, hence how the city got its name. Today, “The Sweetest City in Texas” continues to honor it’s sugar-filled past and is considered one of the state’s most affluent and fastest-growing cities. In addition to having the most master-planned communities in the county, Sugar Land is home to a variety of businesses and corporations including the Imperial Sugar headquarters, Minute Maid headquarters, CVR Energy headquarters, Western Airways, and NalcoChampion’s Energy Services division.
Residents enjoy living and working in Sugar Land and exploring all that the city has to offer including a variety of parks and outdoor spaces, a plethora of shopping and dining, and many annual events and festivals.
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
Sugar Land Town Square is the heart of the city, boasting a variety of shopping and dining options to keep you occupied all weekend long. Whether you and the family need to stock up on back to school gear or you simply want to treat yourself to a massage and lunch, look no further. Additionally, many people head to the First Colony Mall for an indoor/outdoor shopping experience that houses many chain retailers.
Visitors and residents alike flock to Sugar Land to catch a minor league baseball game at Constellation Field, a live performance at Smart Financial Centre, or for a fun and educational outing to the Houston Museum of Natural Science or the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center.
Taste the world at one of Sugar Land’s many local and beloved eateries including Singapore Cage, Umami Japanese Restaurant, Sit Lo, Dumar’s Mediterranean Grill, Jupiter Pizza and Waffle Co., True Grits, and Al Capone Burger to name just a few!
SCHOOLS AND HOUSING
Sugar Land is served by Fort Bend Independent School District and has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in Texas. Three FBISD high schools- Dulles, Clements, and Austin High were ranked among the top 1,000 schools in the country by Newsweek in 2009.
There are a variety of home styles in Sugar Land for every discerning buyer! Whether you prefer mid-century modern, Mediterranean or Spanish, traditional ranch, or Colonial styles- you will be able to find what you’re looking for in Sugar Land. Prices range from the low 300’s and can go into the multi millions.