Sugar Land, TX - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Sugar Land is located near Houston in Fort Bend County, Texas. It is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent in the last decade. In the time period of 2000–2007, Sugar Land also enjoyed a 46.24% job growth. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,817. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 83,860, with a median family income of $113,261 and a median home price of $369,600.
Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid-20th century and incorporated in 1959, Sugar Land is the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County. The city is the third-largest in population and second-largest in economic activities of the Houston area.
Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar and the company's main sugar refinery and distribution center was once located in this city. Recognizing this heritage, the Imperial Sugar crown logo can be seen in the city seal and logo.
Sugar Land has a large number of international energy, software, engineering, and product firms. Sugar Land has the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation—including Greatwood, First Colony, Sugar Creek, Riverstone, New Territory, Telfair, Sugar Mill and many others.
In regards to the city’s sweet beginnings, its heritage is traced back to the original Mexican land grand made to Stephen F. Austin. At first, it was called “Oakland Plantation” by one of the first settlers, Samuel M. Williams, because the area was rich with different species of Oak trees. In 1838, Samuel M. Williams’ brother, Nathaniel, purchased the land and they would grow corn, cotton, and sugarcane. This later became a highly social area along the Brazos River, resulting in the 1853 purchase of the Oakland Plantation by Benjamin Terry and William J. Kyle.
Parks and Recreation
Since those early days, Sugar Land has become an exciting area that has grown rapidly. This growth has led to the high demand for Sugar Land TX homes. The Parks and Recreation alone make it more exciting with youth programs, the City Park and Municipal Pool, bike trails, and memorial parks around the area.
Attractions and Events
Another element that is important to the Sugar Land home buyer is what activities happen in the area throughout the year. While Sugar Land homes are beautiful with even the older homes being new compared to other areas around the country, attractions are important when weighing Sugar Land properties against one another to find the best one.
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