Sugar Land Real Estate Information
Located on the southwestern fringe of Houston, the city of Sugar Land and its almost 80,000 residents enjoy comfortable living in Fort Bend County in the midst of an interesting geographical area within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. As one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, Sugar Land has grown over 150% in the last ten years and has seen a 46% job growth. Initially settled as a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s, Sugar Land is the third largest in population and second largest in economic activities in the Houston area.
A number of area properties are located alongside a number of the area’s lakes that twist and turn their way through the community. Horseshoe Lake, Eldridge Lake, Alkire Lake, and Gannoway Lake are the primary bodies of water. Additionally, Sugar Land has the most master-planned communities in the nation, including First Colony, New Territory, Telfair, Greatwood, Chelsea Harbor, and a number of others.
Interestingly, Sugar Land is also known to be the fittest city in Texas and in 2006 was chosen as the third best city to live in by CNN/Money Magazine. Alongside Bunker Hill and Hunters Creek Village in 2008, Sugar Land was ranked as a top place to live by Forbes. Sugar Land Town Square is a pedestrian-oriented main-street city center and central business district for the area. The majority of residents will visit the facility at least once a week.
Some area real estate is adjacent to the Sugar Land Regional Airport, the fourth largest airfield in the metropolitan area. With over 250 operations daily, the facility caters primarily to general aviation, corporate jets, and private clientele and does not serve commercial operations.
Besides a number of residential establishments, there are also several commercial interests in Sugar Land. Imperial Sugar’s headquarters are located in Sugar Land in addition to its main refinery and distribution center. The city also hosts a major manufacturing facility for Nalco Chemical Company. Schlumberger moves its Houston offices to Sugar Land in 1995 and in 2009, Minute Maid opened its headquarters in the area. BMC Software operates a large production facility in Sugar Land as well. A number of other international energy, software, engineering, and product design firms are also based in the area.