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Sugar Land TX

Here are a few important facts about Sugar Land TX that may interest you:

  • Sugar Land, TX, is located Southwest of Houston, TX. Typically, you can drive to downtown Houston from Sugar Land in approximately 25 to 45 minutes (depending on time of day and the amount of traffic on the highway).
  • The economy in Sugar Land is healthy with unemployment rate well below the state and national percentages.
  • Census 2000 figures ranked Sugar Land #1 in growth in the Houston metro area and #1 among the state’s 45 largest cities.
  • The City’s population jumped from 24,529 in 1990 to 63,328 in 2000 – a 158 percent increase.
  • Estimated 2011 Population: 84,511
  • Census 2010 figures ranked Sugar Land the state’s 49th largest city in Texas. By race, the City’s breakdown is 52.0% White, 35.3% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% Black or African American, and 2.3% Other.
  • Sugar Land embraces diversity (read article).
  • The median household income is approximately $116,000.
  • The state governor, Rick Perry, named Fort Bend ISD the “Fittest School District” in the large district category in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Most of Fort Bend’s elementary schools are either “Exemplary” or “Recognized.”
  • Sugar Land homes range in price from $100,000 to over $3,000,000 with the average price around $370,000.
  • Between the new Town Center and First Colony Mall, shopping in Sugar Land is great. We’re also close to the Houston Galleria and Katy Mills Outlet mall.

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Awards

Sugar Land TX, has won the following awards:

  • Outstanding Achievement in the City Livability Awards, 2007

  • Fittest City in Texas (22,000-99,000 population) Texas Round-up Governor’s Challenge 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

  • Award of Merit American Society of Landscapers and Architects (for achievement in Planning and Analysis) 2007

  • Gold Certificate Award to the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend Independent School District 2007

  • #1 in 100 Best Communities for Young People from America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth 2006

  • Business Week Top 25 Best and Most Affordable Suburbs in the US 2006

  • CNN Money and Money Magazine’s Third Best Place to Live in America 2006

  • Best of the Best in Standard of Living, Education, Health and Safety and Lifestyle by Best Places to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Affordable Communities (Wylie 2006)

NOTE: An updated list of Sugar Land awards is also available.

 

What's So Great About Sugar Land TX?

Let me tell you…

I can’t tell you how much I love living in the Sugar Land TX area, and if you’re in the process of relocating to Sugar Land, I know you’re going to love the Sugar Land Relocation Guide! It has over 170 pages of detailed information on our wonderful city, school, neighborhoods, activities, home values…everything that you need to know. There are so many benefits to living in the Houston area, and Sugar Land is one of its top suburbs. Why do I think Sugar Land TX is great?…

Sugar Land Relocation GuideCulturally Diverse

» Read Sugar Land embraces diversity

Sugar Land is a unique suburb in that it has a distinct “cosmopolitan” feel and is very culturally diverse. While about half of the population is white, the remaining 50 percent is comprised of Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and African American cultures. And just as important as its diverse demographics, is its fostering of an inclusive and accepting community. In fact, in 2007, Sugar Land was the first city in the nation to be named a Community of Respect® by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It has maintained this distinction.

Excellent Schools

Sugar Land schools are known to be excellent. Half of the 18 elementary schools have a score of 10 with Greatschools.org and, likewise, half of the six middle schools score a 10 as well. There are four high schools with Sugar Land addresses (and several others nearby) with two scoring 9 (Austin and Dulles) and one scoring a 10 (Clements). Sugar Land is part of Fort Bend ISD which is an award-winning school district but does not rate as highly as the nearby Katy and Lamar Consolidated ISDs. This is because Fort Bend ISD is much larger than those ISDs and includes many non-Sugar Land schools (like nearby Houston). Almost all Sugar Land schools score 8-10 (the highest scores available) at Greatschools.org.

NOTE: These scores are as of June 2014 and may change in the future.

High Quality of Life

With all of these accolades it’s no wonder that Sugar Land has been on the list of numerous best places to live surveys. Some of the most noteworthy include CNN Money Magazines 100 Best Place to Live (2006) in the nation, Forbes’ list of Top Towns to Live Well and Business Week’s best and most affordable suburbs. America’s Promise–The Alliance for Youth name Sugar Land a three-time winner of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People.

Quality Homes and Communities

Sugar Land is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation. Every community has quality homes and wonderful subdivisions with swaths of green space and community amenities such as club houses, swimming pools, parks, tennis courts, fishing lakes, and walking trails. For neighborhood details go to Sugar Land Neighborhoods.

Well-Maintained and Scenic Public Spaces

Because it is entirely master planned, Sugar Land TX has ample well-designed public spaces, parks,walking- trail systems and tree-lined streets, all of which are held to high scenic standards. Consistently winning awards from Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Recreation and Parks Society, Sugar Land also received the inaugural Texas Scenic City “Silver” Certification for achieving the highest level of scenic standards for public roadways and spaces.

Low Crime Rate

For years now, Sugar Land has been consistently ranked among the top 20 safest cities in its size category in America by FBI crime statistics. Read more about Sugar Land crime rates.

Growth

Having grown more than 158 percent in the last ten years, Sugar Land is one of the state’s fastest-growing cities. It is also Fort Bend County’s largest city and its economic center, not to mention the Houston area’s second-largest in economic activities.

Sugar Land Sugar MillHistory

Sugar Land TX is located in Fort Bend County. And while Fort Bend may not be the location of the Alamo (the Shrine of Texas Liberty) it has a storied past and tons to offers today’s residents. Characterized by rolling hills and wide open prairies, Fort Bend is situated along the banks of the Brazos River. At 879 square miles, our county is home to 500,000 people from all over the globe. 

Part of Sugar Land history includes the “Father of Texas”: Stephen F Austin. Around 1825, Stephen F. Austin, for whom the state’s capital is named, brought 300 settlers, known as the “Old Three Hundred” to what is now Fort Bend County. This first community was called Fort Settlement. At the time, the area was inhabited by a Native American Indian tribe called the Karankawa. As with many other tribes, the Karankawa ultimately left the region, migrating south to Mexico.

In the late 1830s, Richmond, Texas, grew around the agricultural trade and built a rail line to Galveston to transport its goods. Sugar cane plantations also began to flourish in the area. Soon a sugar mill was built and, 53 years later, a refinery was built…a very important part of Sugar Land history. In 1905 Imperial Sugar was formed, and Sugar Land grew from the prosperity of Imperial Sugar and the rail yards.

In the late 1950s, Houston began to establish itself as one of the nation’s most prominent cities and a leader in the petroleum industry. As a result, Fort Bend experienced phenomenal growth in the 1970s, and “master planned” communities began.

Today Sugar Land is still one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. With real estate prices below the national average, low-cost utilities, a young and educated work force, competitive wages, and no personal or state income tax, Sugar Land is appealing to businesses and individuals. With its master planned communities and top ranked, culturally diverse schools, it has become the perfect place to raise a family…and to tell them about Sugar Land history!  

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--Henry

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--Talley

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--Worley

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Sugar Land Apartments

Office hours usually 10-5 (M-S) and 1-5 on Sunday. Call to check. Name Phone Short-term Pets* Furnished Mth-to-Mth Schools Enclave at Woodbridge15015 W Airport BlvdSugar Land, TX 77498 877-549-3514 3 mths Y Brooks832-590-8005 Rita Drabeck ElemSugar Land MSKempner HS Foundations at Austin Colony1800 Austin PkySugar Land, TX 77479 281-980-6725 3 mths Y N Colony Bend ElemFirst Colony MSClements HS Imperial Lofts2 Stadium DrSugar Land, TX 77498 844-685-4280 9 mths Y N Lakeview ElemSugar Land MSKempner HS Landmark at Sugar Land14231 FM 1464 RdSugar Land, TX 77498 281-494-7575  7 mth  Y  N Lakeview ElemGarcia MSAustin HS Pebble Creek Ranch15270 Voss RdSugar Land, TX 77498 281-668-7641 3 mths Y Nino Properties713-964-4747 Oakwood713-995-5111 Oyster Creek ElemGarcia MSAustin HS Retreat at Riverstone18545 University Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479 832-900-2369 9 mths Y Executive Living 281-494-4945 Settlers Way ElemFirst Colony MSElkins HS Telfair Lofts7500 Branford PlSugar Land, TX 77479 281-509-9213 9 mths Y Executive Living 281-494-4945 Walker Station ElemSartartia MSAustin HS The Fairmont First Colony2323 Long Reach DrSugar Land, TX 77478 832-500-3865 6 mths Y Aplus281-416-2700 Highlands ElemDulles MSDulles HS   These have bad online reviews: Arcadian Sugar Land12100 S Highway 6Sugar Land, TX 77498 888-294-2351 3 mths Y N Lakeview ElemGarcia MSAustin HS Broadstone New Territory5555 New Territory BlvdSugarland, TX 77479 855-902-9661       Brazos Bend ElemSartartia MSTravis HS Regency at First Colony225 Fluor Daniel DrSugar Land, TX 77479 866-608-5866 3 mths Y Murphy713-780-7230 Brooks832-590-8005 Colony Meadows ElemFirst Settlement MSClements HS *Breed and size restrictions may exist. Check with the apartment management.   NOTE: Get school ratings at http://www.sugarlandtxhome.com/sugar_land_schools.  ...

Sugar Land Private Schools

Even though Sugar Land public schools are fantastic, there are also many choices of Sugar Land private schools to choose from. Whether you are into Montessori-style learning, Christian-based teaching, or secular schooling, Sugar Land has what you are looking for. Our Sugar Land private schools include over 25 preschools, 14 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, and 4 high schools. In addition to the private schools, Sugar Land also boasts a strong home schooling community with multiple resources and networks to tap into. Please take a look at the tables on this page, organized by school type, to see your private school options. There are links to each of the schools’ websites where you can get more, up-to-date information including contact numbers. NOTE: Things change! Check the school’s Website for current information on grades served.    Sugar Land Private Schools: All in Alphabetical Order Name Home School PK Elem Mid High Affiliation Brazos Montessori    *  1st     Montessori Cambridge Montessori School   * 2nd     Montessori Christ Church School   *       Christian Cornerstone Christian Academy   * * *   Christian Darul Arqam School Southwest   * * *   Islamic Faith Lutheran School   K * *   Christian Fellowship Christian Academy   * * *   Christian First Colony Montessori   *       Montessori Fort Bend Christian Academy   * * * * Christian God’s Rainbow Christian Academy   K * *   Christian Harmony School of Science   * * *   Public Charter School Honor Roll School   * * *     Honor Roll School II  ...

Sugar Land School Search

If you want to look up a specific Sugar Land school to see its statistics, then you can used the search below. However, the new accountability system presented can be confusing and the old state ratings have been removed. To determine the quality of the school, based on test results relative to other schools in the state, you are better off checking the Greatschools.org scores on the Sugar Land Schools page. It seems easier to understand a score (on a scale from 1 to 10) than Texas’ new accountability system.            BACK TO: Home  |  Neighborhoods  |  Schools  |  Homes for Sale  |  Real Estate Buying  |  Real Estate Selling  |  Market Reports  |  Reports  |  Remodeling/Repairs   Share this information with your friends…      Socialize with me…                     Agent: Sheila Cox, Realtor Broker: Keller Williams Southwest1650 Highway 6, #350 (Map)Sugar Land , TX 77478Phone: (832) 779-2890 PRIVACY POLICY: It’s simple…I will not sell or share your info with third-parties. I don’t want to bug you…I’m here to help. I may email you useful Sugar Land-specific emails from time-to-time to help you, but you can easily unsubscribe from these emails at any time. I am a real estate agent and I may contact you ONLY IF you have requested me to do so via a Sugar Land Custom Home Search, a What’s My Sugar Land Home Worth, or one of my other free, no obligation services. If I am unavailable to meet your needs in a timely manner, I may ask you if I can have a respected colleague contact you instead....

Sugar Land Activities

» See Sugar Land Calendar of Events Sugar Land Activities for the Family Sugar Land activities–something for everyone! Sugar Land has so many things to do: Imperial Recreation Center TE Harman Senior Adult Center Imperial Performing Arts Painting With a Twist Sugar Land Auditorium Fred Astaire Dance Studio Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Sugar Land Ice & Sports  Sugar Land Skeeters /Constellation Field AMC First Colony Laserzone Techno Chaos Stomping Grounds George Ranch Historical Park (20 mins from Sugar Land) George Observatory (at Brazos Bend State Park) And don’t forget about all the Sugar Land activities to be found at the many neighborhood recreation centers and swimming pools, plus the Sugar Land parks and trails. » Look here for information on the many Sugar Land sports associations. Sugar Land Activities for Kids There are lots of activities to keep kids busy in Sugar Land. Here is a list of Sugar Land activities for kids. Most of these places have summer camps.  Art Artists’ Alliance of Sugar Land281-565- 0957 Sugar Land School of Fine Art832-364-7101 Cheerleading Apex Cheer281-240-8833 Cheer Gym281-232-3320 Gymtex Gymnastics and Cheerleading 873 Dulles Ave. Ste. C281-208-9600 Victory Vipers Sports and All-Star Cheerleading 750 Sartartia281-240-2437 Dance Dance Works281-265-6677 Fort Bend Academy of Dance 5022 Hwy 90A281-277-5735 Sugar Land Dance Center 9920 Hwy. 90A281-491-7530 Drama Drama Kids832-885-4869 Fort Bend Theatre281-208-3333 Katy Drama Kids281-829-2287 Spotlight Acting Academy (Katy)832-217-9864 Fun Sweet & Sassy281-240-2060 Sienna Stables281-778-RIDE (7433) Golf Fort Bend Country Club Golf lessons for ages 6 and up. 2627 FM 762, Richmond 281-342-8368 Greatwood Golf Club 607 Greatwood Pkwy. 281-343-9999 Sugar Creek Country Club Golf lessons4200 Country Club Dr.281-494-9135 Museums Houston Museum of Natural Science — Sugar Land713-639-4652 The Health Museum713-521-1515 The Language Factory281-261-2302 Music...

Sugar Land Commute Times

Sugar Land commute times are reasonable, averaging about 25 minutes. The main work hubs of Houston – Downtown, The Galleria and The Texas Medical Center – are in within 25 miles of Sugar Land. Here is a chart with approximate travel times to Houston in standard commuting traffic. Sugar Land Commute Times (on average)   Miles from Sugar Land Peak Travel Times Off-Peak Travel Times Galleria 25 Miles 40-55 minutes 25-35 minutes Downtown 15 miles 45-65 minutes 35-45 minutes Medical Center 20 Miles 45-65 minutes 35-40 minutes If you choose to car pool with a colleague or family member, HOV and diamond lanes are available on Route 59 (also called the Southwest Freeway) from Sugar Land to inside Route 610 (locals say, “inside the loop”). In addition to driving, there are various commuting options from Sugar Land, including park and ride services as well as car pools through NuRide and van pools with MetroVan. To learn more about alternative options for commuting, check out Sugar Land’s Transit Services.   To see the larger Sugar Land Commute Times charts, download the Sugar Land Relocation Guide      Real Commute Time Traffic in Houston Click map to see real commute time traffic in the Houston area. Sugar Land is located on the lower-left (Southwest) side of Houston and the primary Interstate is 59 (aka, Southwest Freeway).      »  Also see: The City of  Sugar Land’s “Comprehensive Mobility Plan”   BACK TO: Home  |  Neighborhoods  |  Schools  |  Homes for Sale  |  Real Estate Buying  |  Real Estate Selling  |  Market Reports  |  Reports  |  Remodeling/Repairs Share this information with your friends…      Socialize with me…                  ...

Sugar Land Crime

Sugar Land Crime Sugar Land crime is lower than the national average for cities of the same size. In fact, Sugar Land has been named one of the safest cities in America and THE safest city in Texas…read the following article… “Sugar Land Once Again Among Safest in America; This Time, Second in Texas Sugar Land was recently named America’s 20th Safest City, a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. The distinction makes Sugar Land the second safest city in Texas. Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land was recently named America’s 20th Safest City, a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. The distinction makes Sugar Land the second safest city in Texas. The national ranking is included in the annual publication of City Crime Rankings 2012-2013: Crime in Metropolitan America, a report published by Washington-based CQ Press to spotlight crime comparisons in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas. The publication’s authors have compiled state and city rankings books for more than two decades. Sugar Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley credits a strong police presence, community partnerships and a commitment to technology for Sugar Land’s low crime rate. Several ongoing police initiatives continue to address property crimes, including a partnership with retail districts and neighborhoods to encourage the use of cameras for security purposes. SLPD has also created a task force that focuses exclusively on burglaries, shopper safety and public education. A departmental focus on technology such as license plate recognition provides officers important crime-fighting tools. Technology also allows officers to more effectively utilize their time to focus on important initiatives. As an example, red light...

Sugar Land Demographics

Sugar Land Demographics Information  Sugar Land Demographics–Census 2010 figures ranked Sugar Land the state’s 49th largest city in Texas. By race, Sugar Land demographics breakdown is: 52.0% White 35.3% Asian 10.6% Hispanic or Latino 7.4% Black or African American 2.3% Other Sugar Land is a very diverse city. It consists of multiple master-planned neighborhoods, each containing multiple subdivisions. The best way to determine the Sugar Land demographics for a certain area of Sugar Land, is to check the demographics of the middle school to which it is zoned. » Read Sugar Land embraces diversity To help you look up the Sugar Land demographics of a specific school, the following is a list of Sugar Land schools sorted alphabetically by name. Click a school name to see the demographics and stats for that school.   NOTEThese scores are as of June 2014 and may change periodically. School Type Score Address Austin Parkway Elementary Elementary 10 4400 Austin Pkwy Barrington Place Elementary Elementary 9 2100 Squire Dobbins Dr Bess Campbell Elementary Elementary 10 1000 Shadow Bend Dr Billy Baines Middle School Middle School 8 9000 Sienna Ranch Rd, Missouri City Brazos Bend Elementary Elementary 10 621 Cunningham Creek Blvd Clements High School High School 10 4200 Elkins Dr Colony Bend Elementary Elementary 9 2720 Planters St Colony Meadows Elementary Elementary 10 4510 Sweetwater Blvd Commonwealth Elementary Elementary 10 4909 Commonwealth Blvd Cornerstone Elementary Elementary 10 1800 Chatham Dulles Elementary Elementary 7 630 Dulles Ave Dulles High School High School 9 550 Dulles Ave Dulles Middle Middle School 8 500 Dulles Ave First Colony Middle Middle School 10 3225 Austin Pkwy Fort...

Sugar Land Flood Zones

Sugar Land flood zones–Sugar Land is located near the Brazos river and has an elevation of 100ft, therefore, flooding is a potential hazard that needs to be understood. There are also many neighborhood lakes (and Oyster Creek) that run through Sugar Land and could serve as potential flood hazards. However, most of the Sugar Land neighborhoods, that could have potential flooding issues, are currently protected with a vast levee system.  Whenever you buy a home in Sugar Land you should obtain a recent survey and flood certificate to notify you if the home is in a Sugar Land flood zone or not. Most homes in Sugar Land do NOT require flood insurance because the flood hazard is considered very small. But if you have concerns, there is national flood insurance available at an extremely low cost ($400/yr) to most home owners. As a service to all of my buying clients, I always research the FEMA flood maps to ensure that you know which Sugar Land flood zone (if any) a home is located in BEFORE you purchase. View a sample of my House Report. Source: http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9144 There was a major rain event In Sugar Land on Memorial Day 2015 that produced 10 inches of rain in 8 hours. I contacted friends/clients throughout the area to see if anyone experience flooding in their home…none did. The City of Sugar Land has posted a forum with reports from people throughout the city to see what different areas experienced (read details). It appears that drainage ditches, bayous, and lakes got full and the streets flooded but I didn’t find any reports where houses were flooded. Our streets are designed...

Sugar Land Golf Courses

There are many Sugar Land golf courses and more in the surrounding area: Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Creek Country Club Greatwood Pubic Course Houstonian Golf & Country Club (aka Shadow Hawk) Pecan Grove Country Club Fort Bend Country Club Quail Valley » View a list of Sugar Land golf course homes for sale Sweetwater “Designed by architect Roger Packard, Sweetwater opened its first 9 holes in late 1982. Host to the LPGA Hall of Fame Golf Classic in July 1984 & 85. Sweetwater Country Club now lives on as a formidable test in golf for the firmly established family community culture of Sugar Land. Two courses (Pecan & Cypress) continue to offer a diverse challenge to golfers of all levels. On Pecan, players will experience lengthy holes of relatively open play, susceptible to ever present Texas winds and at a turn begin winding through majestic pecan groves with the tranquility of aged Spanish moss. Those who would rather play a shorter test are constantly challenged by the emphasis of position over length to avoid the water hazards, strategic bunkers and uneven lies of the Cypress course.” –Source: Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Creek  “Sugar Creek Country Club’s 27 hole golf course features a traditional layout and is one of the best in the Houston area. Established in 1972, this course puts a premium on shot placement off the tees. There are opportunities for long hitters to cut off yardage but not without the risk of posting a big number. Sugar Creek Country Club is a true shot makers course with a good mix of bunkered greens and water hazards that will keep every...

Sugar Land Home Values and Housing Costs

Sugar Land Home Values and Housing Costs–One of the things I’ve found that excites people the most about buying a home in Sugar Land, TX, is how far their dollars go. No matter what price range you’re looking at, you get much more for your money in Sugar Land than in other parts of the country because Sugar Land home values and housing costs are so reasonable. Plus, there is a home for every budget! Depending upon the communities you’re considering, homes can range from $200,000 to several million (with the current average home price of $377,000).    Does this seem too good to be true? Well believe me, it’s not. Fort Bend County has a very diverse job market and tax revenue source based more on consumption than income and profits. This has helped us sustain both a strong economy and real estate market…and to keep Sugar Land housing costs low. In fact, we have been in a Seller’s market for over 12 years. What do I mean by that? Let me explain… We determine the type of market we’re in by the amount of current inventory (homes available for sale). A Buyer’s market is seven months or more of inventory. This is where the demand for homes is somewhat less than the supply of homes and where Buyers may have more “say” over house prices than Sellers. A Seller’s market is five months or less of inventory. The demand for homes is somewhat greater than the supply of homes, giving Sellers more power over house prices than Buyers. Six months of inventory is considered “equilibrium.” »  Read more about the Sugar...

Sugar Land Master Planned Communities

Sugar Land TX is a unique area that consists mostly of “master planned communities.” We typically refer to these Sugar Land master planned communities as “neighborhoods.” Most neighborhoods are further divided into subdivisions. There are over 200 subdivisions in Sugar Land! Some neighborhoods like New Territory (40+ subdivisions), Greatwood (25+ subdivisions), and First Colony (30+ subdivisions) are divided into many subdivisions. Here’s how this happens… When a developer decides to create a planned community, it doesn’t develop the entire plot of land all at once. It opens a section or two at a time. Each section typically has 2 to 5 different builders who are building homes within a certain price range. So one subdivision may contain homes in the $200-400K price range, and another may contain homes in the $400-600K price range, and yet another may contain homes $750K and up. So within one Sugar Land master planned community you may have home prices from $200K to over $1 million, but they would be subdivided so that you should never see a $200K house next to a $900K house. Also some subdivisions may have different features than surrounding subdivisions such as a water front section, gated section, golf course section, etc. For the larger Sugar Land master planned communities you will notice that various subdivisions may be zoned to various elementary schools–and maybe even different middle schools and high schools–all within the same neighborhood. So it is very challenging for newcomers to get a handle on where to live! » See How to choose the right Sugar Land neighborhood for you for help HOA (Home Owner’s Assciation) Fees Another complication is that various subdivisions may have different HOA (home owner’s association) maintenance fees…even within the...

Sugar Land Parks and Recreation

Sugar Land Parks and Recreation offers plenty of playgrounds, picnic pavilions, fishing lakes, and hiking/biking trails throughout the city. The following is a list of the Sugar Land parks and recreation facilities: Sugar Land Memorial Park City Park (with swimming pool) Duhacsek Park Eldridge Park First Colony Park Imperial Park Lost Creek Park Oyster Creek Park Trail Pawn Springs Dog Park Cullinan Park Brazos Bend State Park (40 mins from Sugar Land) And don’t forget about all the neighborhood parks! The following are photos of some of the Sugar Land parks and recreation… Swimming Pool at City Park Picnic Pavilions at City Park   Skateboard Park at City Park Playground at Eldridge Park Lake at Eldridge Park Athletic Fields at Eldridge Park   Playground at Memorial Park Oyster Creek Park Oyster Creek Park    BACK TO: Home  |  Neighborhoods  |  Schools  |  Homes for Sale  |  Real Estate Buying  |  Real Estate Selling  |  Market Reports  |  Reports  |  Remodeling/Repairs   Share this information with your friends…      Socialize with me…                     Agent: Sheila Cox, Realtor Broker: Keller Williams Southwest 1650 Highway 6, #350 (Map) Sugar Land , TX 77478 Phone: (832) 779-2890 PRIVACY POLICY: It’s simple…I will not sell or share your info with third-parties. I don’t want to bug you…I’m here to help. I may email you useful Sugar Land-specific emails from time-to-time to help you, but you can easily unsubscribe from these emails at any time. I am a real estate agent and I may contact you ONLY IF you have requested me to do so via a Sugar Land Custom Home Search, a What’s My Sugar Land Home Worth, or one of my other free, no obligation services. If I am unavailable to meet your needs in...

Sugar Land Property Taxes

Sugar Land Property Taxes–Unfortunately, property taxes in Texas are among the highest in the country. But before you panic, just remember that we don’t have a state income tax in Texas…so one sort of offsets the other. You can read more about Texas property taxes so you are well-informed. In addition, each Sugar Land subdivision (and there are over 200!) has different property tax rates…and they can change from year to year. Subdivisions in our newest neighborhoods, like Telfair and Riverstone, tend to have the highest property tax rates (3.2 to 3.5) and subdivisions in our older neighborhoods, like Sugar Creek or Sugar Mill, tend to have the lowest tax rates (2.2 to 2.8). One thing I like to point out though…our newer homes tend to be much more energy-efficient than our older homes; so you will save money in energy costs when you buy a newer home. That may help partially offset the higher taxes. There are tax benefits and other benefits in owning your own home (which can make up for the high property taxes). Please read The Benefits of Home Ownership to learn more.  To get up-to-date property tax rates, search for the subdivision (or the neighborhood name) below. When you view a neighborhood page, look at the “Subdivision Tax Rates” section and add up the five or six different tax types (city, school, drainage, levee, etc.) to determine the overall tax rate for the subdivision. Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames.     BACK TO: Home  |  Neighborhoods  |  Schools  |  Homes for Sale  |  Real Estate Buying  |  Real Estate Selling  |  Market...

Sugar Land Real Estate Market

Sugar Land Housing Shortage The Sugar Land real estate market is currently experience a historic housing shortage. We simply do not have enough homes for sale to meet the current demand. This is great news for home sellers, but worrisome for home buyers. If you are planning to buy a home in Sugar Land right now, be prepared to offer top-dollar and be involved in multiple-offer, super-competitive negotiations. To strengthen your negotiation position you should get PRE-APPROVED (not just pre-qualified) through a reputable local lender (not a big, national bank) and be ready to show Proof of Funds (as in, copies of bank statements showing the balance). NOTEA pre-approved buyer has already submitted W-2s, tax statements, bank statements, etc. to the lender and the lender has actually verified employment, assets, etc. The lender will provide a letter stating this fact. When a Seller has to choose between multiple offers, the seller will often choose the buyer who has already obtained pre-approval. And often times, that seller will prefer a local lender who can Close faster (within six weeks) over a large, national lender who may take eight weeks or longer to Close. Houston Employment Forecast 2012 was a good year for the Sugar Land real estate market, 2013 was even better, and there are no signs that things are going to slow down…especially when Houston may have 70,000 new jobs in 2014. Read excerpt from “2014 Houston Employment Forecast: A Publication of the Greater Houston Partnership“ » Read also  “How long will Houston boom last? Top 5 real estate predictions for 2014“» Read also  “Housing Outlook 2014: 10 Predictions From The Experts“» Read also...

Sugar Land Relocation

Sugar Land Relocation Information » Places to stay when visiting including the Town Square Marriott I can’t tell you how much I love living in the Sugar Land area, and if you’re in the process of relocating to Sugar Land, I know you’re going to love the Sugar Land Relocation Guide! It has over 170 pages of detailed information on our wonderful city, school, neighborhoods, activities, home values…everything that you need to know. There are so many benefits to living in the Houston area, and Sugar Land is one of its top suburbs. Why do I think Sugar Land TX is great?… Culturally Diverse Sugar Land is a unique suburb in that it has a distinct “cosmopolitan” feel and is very culturally diverse. While about half of the population is white, the remaining 50 percent is comprised of Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and African American cultures. And just as important as its diverse demographics, is its fostering of an inclusive and accepting community. In fact, in 2007, Sugar Land was the first city in the nation to be named a Community of Respect® by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It has maintained this distinction. » Read Sugar Land embraces diversity Excellent Schools Sugar Land schools are known to be excellent. Half of the 18 elementary schools have a score of 10 with Greatschools.org and, likewise, half of the six middle schools score a 10 as well. There are four high schools with Sugar Land addresses (and several others nearby) with two scoring 9 (Austin and Dulles) and one scoring a 10 (Clements). Sugar Land is part of Fort Bend ISD which is an award-winning school district but does not...

Sugar Land Shopping

Sugar Land shopping–something for everyone! Sugar Land has all the shopping that you can want: First Colony Mall Sugar Land Town Square First Colony Mall offers both indoor and outdoor Sugar Land shopping. The indoor mall is a traditional mall with a Dillard’s , Macy’s, and JC Penney. Of course, it also has other shops that you usually find in a mall, as well as a large food court. It is right down the street from the 24 screen AMC theatre. The outdoor mall offers Sugar Land shopping in both high-end shops like Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Swarovski, Sephora, as well as restaurants such as The Cheese Cake Factory, Black Walnut Cafe, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Within walking distance of First Colony Mall is Sugar Land’s Town Square. Built as a square around City Hall, this is a fun collection shops and restaurants as well as Sugar Land’s conference center and Marriott hotel. There is a lot more shopping all down I59 and Hwy 6. And don’t forget the Houston Galleria is only about 25 minutes away!     For more details on Sugar Land shopping, you may also find the http://www.shopsugarland.com Website extremely useful.     BACK TO: Home  |  Neighborhoods  |  Schools  |  Homes for Sale  |  Real Estate Buying  |  Real Estate Selling  |  Market Reports  |  Reports  |  Remodeling/Repairs   Share this information with your friends…      Socialize with me…                     Agent: Sheila Cox, Realtor Broker: Keller Williams Southwest 1650 Highway 6, #350 (Map) Sugar Land , TX 77478 Phone: (832) 779-2890 PRIVACY POLICY: It’s simple…I will not sell or share your info with third-parties. I don’t want to bug you…I’m here to help. I may email you useful...

Sugar Land Utilities

  For your convenience, the common providers of Sugar Land utilities are shown below. Utility Phone Website Electricity   Your Choice…go to: www.powertochoose.org Water  281-275-2450 City of Sugar Land Gas  800-752-8036 CenterPoint Energy Phone 866-971-9463 Windstream 800-288-2020 ATT Cable & Internet 800-288-2020 AT&T 800-776-9993 Comcast Trash 713-726-7307 City of Sugar Land » You can also check for subdivision-specific information with the City of Sugar Land. » If you need a contractor or other type of service provider, check out the Remodling & Repairs page.     BACK TO: Home  |  Neighborhoods  |  Schools  |  Homes for Sale  |  Real Estate Buying  |  Real Estate Selling  |  Market Reports  |  Reports  |  Remodeling/Repairs   Share this information with your friends…      Socialize with me…                     Agent: Sheila Cox, Realtor Broker: Keller Williams Southwest 1650 Highway 6, #350 (Map) Sugar Land , TX 77478 Phone: (832) 779-2890 PRIVACY POLICY: It’s simple…I will not sell or share your info with third-parties. I don’t want to bug you…I’m here to help. I may email you useful Sugar Land-specific emails from time-to-time to help you, but you can easily unsubscribe from these emails at any time. I am a real estate agent and I may contact you ONLY IF you have requested me to do so via a Sugar Land Custom Home Search, a What’s My Sugar Land Home Worth, or one of my other free, no obligation services. If I am unavailable to meet your needs in a timely manner, I may ask you if I can have a respected colleague contact you instead....

Sugar Land Videos

If you are relocating to the city of Sugar Land TX, you may want to get a feel for what it’s like to live here. So I have some real videos of Sugar Land, TX, driving around our beautiful city and lovely neighborhoods. »  Read about Sugar Land neighborhoods»  Read about Sugar Land Relocation Main Video of Sugar Land, TX The following is an in-depth video of Sugar Land, TX, which shows schools, parks, hospitals, shopping, libraries, police stations, recreation centers, entertainment, and more!       Avalon Sugar Land Video Check out this video drive-through tour of Avalon showing the community clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and more. Click here more information on Avalon, Sugar Land.     Commonwealth Sugar Land Video Check out this video drive-through tour of Commonwealth showing the community clubhouse, pool, and more. Click here more information on Commonwealth, Sugar Land.     Greatwood Sugar Land Video Check out this video drive-through tour of Greatwood showing the community clubhouse, pools, tennis courts and more. Click here more information on Greatwood, Sugar Land.     New Territory Sugar Land Video Check out this video drive-through tour of New Territory showing the community clubhouses, pools, tennis courts, Pecan Park, and more. Click here more information on New Territory, Sugar Land.     Riverstone Sugar Land Video Check out this video drive-through tour of Riverstone showing the community clubhouses, pools, tennis courts and more. Click here more information on Riverstone, Sugar Land.     Sweetwater Sugar Land Video Check out this drive-through video tour of Sweetwater showing the community country club, pool, tennis courts and more. Click here more information on Sweetwater, Sugar Land.     Telfair Sugar...

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This 170+ page Sugar Land Relocation Guide is full of information about Sugar Land, all in one place. You can’t get all this info in one report anywhere else!”

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Sheila Cox RealtorAgent: Sheila Cox, Realtor

Broker: Keller Williams Southwest
1650 Highway 6, #350 (Map)
Sugar Land , TX 77478
Phone: (832) 779-2890

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PRIVACY POLICY: It’s simple…I will not sell or share your info with third-parties. I don’t want to bug you…I’m here to help. I may email you useful Sugar Land-specific emails from time-to-time to help you, but you can easily unsubscribe from these emails at any time. I am a real estate agent and I may contact you ONLY IF you have requested me to do so via a Sugar Land Custom Home Search, a What’s My Sugar Land Home Worth, or one of my other free, no obligation services. If I am unavailable to meet your needs in a timely manner, I may ask you if I can have a respected colleague contact you instead.


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