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Sugar Land

Geographical/Demographic Information


With a reported population of approximately 80,000 and 20,515 households, Sugar Land has become a top destination for Houstonians searching for a home just outside the metropolitan area. Because of its growing popularity as an ideal place for families and young couples, the area has seen a surge in new developments of townhomes and housing communities.

History/Interesting Facts

Besides holding the distinction as one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, Sugar Land ranked third on a list of the “100 Best Cities to Live in the United States,” according to CNN Money and Money magazine. Additionally, the city has held the title of “Fittest City in Texas” for its population range since 2007.

Sugar Land falls under the jurisdiction of Fort Bend Independent School District, with some very small areas within the Sugar Land city limits zoned to Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Fort Bend ISD has over 10 high schools, 20 middle schools and 30 elementary schools. Additionally, Fort Bend ISD has been named one of the top 100 School Districts in the nation for a Fine Arts Education.

The Wharton County Junior College and the University of Houston-Sugar Land are both located in Sugar Land. Established in 1995, the University of Houston-Sugar Land began as a higher education “teaching center” of the University of Houston System, but now provides a wide array of courses by the University of Houston.

First Colony Mall provides a great local shopping experience, while the city’s 21-acre community park, and bike and hiking trails offer a variety of outdoor recreation. In addition, two recreation centers, the T.E. Harman and Imperial Center, are both located on Matlage Way.

The city is also home to the minor league baseball team, Sugar Land Skeeters, and holds an annual music festival called Teenstock, which highlights young local talent.

A few former athletes proudly call Sugar Land home, including retired basketball players Robert Horry and Hakeem Olajuwon, who both won NBA championships with the Houston Rockets.

Notable Areas
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, River Park, Riverstone, New Territory, Telfair, and many others. In the City of Sugar Land, you must register your rental property (either online or by mail) and pay a fee.

Ashoka Lion Property Management Company has extensive knowledge of real estate in the Houston and its surrounding areas, including the city of Sugar Land. 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.