In 1890, a pair of real estate investors described the property just outside of Houston as “a land of genial sunshine and eternal summer.” Several years later, W.R. McElroy of St. Louis purchased 80 acres of the Texas land, which he named “Missouri City.”
Missouri City is located 14 miles SW of Houston. Now clocking in with a reported population of just under 70,000 people, one trip through Missouri City and it is easy to see why it has grown from a small railroad town to one of the top destinations for family life in the Houston area. Nicknamed “The Show Me City,” Missouri City has expanded tremendously since its humble beginnings, spreading in all directions and drawing in families from other areas of Houston.
In Missouri City, if your property is not registered then the tenants can have difficulty turning on utilities; then the landlord or property management company will get an angry call requesting assistance to get this rental registration completed. Therefore, it is advisable to handle these matters prior to renting the property to a tenant.
The Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department is a Gold Medal Award-winning department that maintains and operates 20 developed parks totaling 393 acres. Community Park, located on 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane, features an amphitheater, freshwater fishing, jogging trail, pavilions, and a host of other free amenities. The Missouri City Rec and Tennis Center features events throughout the year, including the Summer Nights: Bingo Series, where residents are invited out to play bingo for prizes.
Missouri City falls under the jurisdiction of The Fort Bend Independent School District. Within the Missouri City limits Fort Bend ISD operates six elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools. Additionally, a small portion of Missouri City is also served by Dulles Middle School, First Colony Middle School, Clements High School and Dulles High School, all of which are located in Sugar Land.
Lake Olympia – Lake Olympia is a prestigious area in Missouri City. It is located in east Fort Bend County with easy access to all major highways and minutes away from First Colony Mall, Brazos Bend State Park, and the Texas Medical Center.
Riverstone – The Riverstone community contains both Sugar Land and Missouri City addresses. It is a master-planned community in the Fort Bend County containing luxury houses, resort style amenities and is nearby to Sugar Land Town Square, First Colony Mall, and the Fountains on the Lake.
Quail Valley – Quail Valley is the first master-planned community built in Fort Bend County. It was originally built around three golf courses and hosts a variety of high-end houses for residents while straying away from the “cookie-cutter” feel that some master-planned communities may have.
Ashoka Lion Property Management Company has extensive knowledge of real estate in the Houston area, including Missouri City. Ashoka Lion helps investors buy, sell, and manage properties, and optimize profitability while seeing to the needs of their tenants. An experienced real estate agent from the Lion Real Estate Group can also help prospective renters or homeowners search for homes to rent, lease or buy within the Houston area.