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Master-planned communities, offering a high standard for family living, education and safety, have attracted citizens with impressive demographic profiles. Fort Bend is recognized as the most ethnically diverse county in Texas and ninth in the nation. It has developed as a magnet for an educated, non-union and ethnically diverse work force.

Fort Bend County leads the entire Gulf Coast region, much of Texas and the nation in most statistical measurements of economic and demographic excellence. The estimated population in Fort Bend is 337,798. It affords its residents the highest standards for family living, safety and educational opportunities. Its master-planned communities have proven very attractive to families.


Communities offer a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities that are oriented toward the whole family. The moderate, subtropical climate allows outdoor activities all year- round. Cultural and sports attractions of the greater Houston metropolitan area are minutes away. Houston offers world renowned professional companies in all four major performing arts: ballet, symphony, opera and theater. Major league sports are represented in Houston: basketball (world champion Houston rockets); and baseball (Houston Astros). Houston is also home to International Hockey League's, the Houson Aeros, and WNBA's first national champs, the Houston Comets. Fort Bend County's 14 golf facilities, providing 306 holes of golf, make it one of the highest per capita golf areas in the nation.


Fort Bend Independent School District is one of the fastest growing districts in the nation. FBISD actively involves parents and the community it serves in the education of its students. In addition to the more traditional role of volunteer or business partner, parents and community members serve on a variety of district leadership committees, and take an active role in the development of district decisions.


Fort Bend County is home to more master-planned communities than any other county in the nation. The growth that Fort Bend County has experienced over the last 12 years can be easily traced to the development of the county's many master-planned communities. These large landholdings were part of Stephen F. Austin's original land grants to the first Texas colonists. These lands were left mostly intact through generations as farmland or ranches, enabling real estate developers to acquire vast amounts of acreage as Houston spread to Fort Bend County. These large land tracts were ideal for the method of development called master planning, in which residential, retail, office and industrial segments are combined in careful balance. The 700 acres of lakes, over 1,000 acres of parks and the many golf courses contained within these communities offer families an enjoyable, relaxing lifestyle with incomparable amenities at an affordable price.

Sienna Plantation is a 10,000 acre, master-planned community gracing the banks of the Brazos River. Sienna Plantation presents an array of Houston's finest builders and offers easy access via State Highway 6 and the proposed Fort Bend Parkway. It offers more than 2,000 acres of dedicated parklands, open space, greenbelts, lakes, rivers and recreation areas. The first of 3 planned golf courses opened in 1998.
Students attend Fort Bend Independent School District schools, with a total of 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and one high school to be built within community boundaries.

Sienna offers a wide variety of homes priced from the $120s for first-time buyers, single professionals, move-up and custom buyers, families and empty nesters.Visit the Sienna Web site at www.siennaplantation.com for more information.

Sugar Creek is a single-family home community with required security systems in all homes and optional central monitoring. This community fronts on a major artery and is built around two private country clubs with supporting retail and commercial amenities.

A community since 1969, 1200 acre Sugar Creek is located a US highway 59 and Sugar Creek Blvd. The current population is 4500 or 1592 households, with only 17 lots left. It is part of the Fort Bend Independent School District.

Sugar Lakes is an oasis of natural living and waterfront recreation. The community of Sugar Lakes features exquisite homes at a convenient Fort Bend address. Sugar Lakes offers homes created for a variety of lifestyles. Home buyers may choose from stunning custom homes or from the Baybridge executive garden home collection. Developed by Monarch Developments of Texas, Inc., more than 500 families live in Sugar Lakes with a projected family population of 600. Sugar Lakes is located in the City of Sugar Land, with easy access to First Colony Mall, downtown Houston and the Galleria. The community is part of the excellent Fort Bend Independent School District.

Avalon with over 70 acres of lakes, a 427 acre, master-planned community called Avalon is being developed by Monarch Communities of Texas, Inc. in the heart of Fort Bend County. Featuring three distinct, charming neighborhoods--Waters of Avalon, Gardens of Avalon, and the Villages of Avalon--water is the theme and inspiration for this extraordinary custom home community.

Avalon residents will enjoy the much sought-after location in Fort Bend County--close to the city, but a "million sensations apart from it". This magical, waterfront environment makes it hard to believe you are so close to the outside world.

Avalon is located in the highly acclaimed Fort Bend Independent School District. Residents will also be near fine shopping at First Colony Mall, an impressive collection of business and professional offices, plus other family-friendly businesses.

First Colony is a 9,700 acre, virtually self-contained community, which has much to offer its residents. Formal landscaping and traditional architecture; neighborhoods or villages segmented by price range and styles; extensive greenbelts, lakes and processional boulevards, amenities and shopping are all a part of First Colony. Housing range is: (new) $110,000 to $1 million, (resale) $80,000 to $1 million.

New Territory With a prime location at US highway 90A and the Grand Parkway, New Territory has new homes from the upper $90,000s to $900,000 in a master-planned environment of blue lakes, green parks and first-class amenities.

Leading builders offer affordable homes for first-time buyers, low-maintenance patio and garden homes, spacious move-up homes, and gated custom homes on heavily wooded and water view home sites. Mature trees, gated entries and lake views add extra appeal to many New Territory neighborhoods.

Weston Lakes. The Weston Lakes neighborhood is a private, 1400 acre community located off FM 1093 (Westheimer), two miles west of Fulshear.

Some neighborhoods can leave you feeling pretty exposed. But not Weston Lakes, where the streets belong to the Property Owner's Association and the entrance is secured by a 24 hour guarded access gate. As a result, residents feel at ease even when they're alone, and kids are free to explore in the beautiful country setting of winding lakes and hundred-year-old pecan trees. There are no apartments and no convenience stores; just beautiful homes on lots up to two acres.

The beauty and tranquility of Weston Lakes is home to 450 families who enjoy its natural setting.

Greatwood Beautifully designed homes and the abundance of recreational amenities have attracted new home buyers to Greatwood for years. A naturally wooded community in Fort Bend county, Greatwood features a variety of native trees, 32 acres of stocked lakes and a four acre nature preserve.

Miles of hike and bike trails connect neighborhoods with Greatwood facilities, like toto lots and neighborhood playgrounds. Two recreation centers feature tennis courts, play areas and pools, and the larger center boasts a sandpit volleyball court and meeting facilities.

Greatwood residents currently receive preferred tee times and discounts at the award-winning, 18-hole, daily fee golf course, Greatwood golf club. Greatwood is located at US highway 59 at Crabb River Road in fort Bend county southwest of Houston.

Pecan Grove Set in the natural beauty of huge oak and pecan trees, Pecan Grove Plantation provides a welcome retreat from a busy schedule. It offers a great variety of home styles and prices, wonderful amenities, low tax rates, neighborhood patrol, convenient shopping and top-rated schools. And its close proximity to the Grand Parkway, US highway 90A and US highway 59, gives residents easy access to major shopping, recreation and employment centers. The 1400 acre country club community of Pecan Grove Plantation is built around a golf course and wooded area.

Other subdivisions in Fort Bend are: Quail Valley, Cinco Ranch, Lake Olympia, river Park, Texana Plantation, Sugar Mill, Venetian Estates, Arkire Lakes, Vicksburg, Teal Run, Brightwater, Commonwealth and more.


Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex was named after the common WWII name for airport and as a nostalgic tribute to the aerodynamic bombers of WWII. The 48,000 SF Aerodrome is complete with food service, pro shops, wight room and rhabilitation facilities. Call (281) 265-7465 for more information.

Brazos Bend State Park has plentiful lakes, live oaks, and wildlife among its 4,897 acres of Brazos River bottomlands. Call (409) 553-5101 for more information.

Challenger Center is located at Brazos Bend State Park and is a living memorial to the seven Challenger astronauts, and serves students in schools of Fort Bend and surrounding areas. The facility is run by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, call (713) 639-4600 for details.

Fort Bend Theater started in the fall of 1989 and provides family entertainment on the weekends throughout the year. Acting classes for all ages are offered and a children's theater presents productions such as the "Ugly Duckling" and "Winnie the Pooh" to schools and pre-schools. Call (713) 981-1866 for more information.

George Ranch is a 23,000 acre working ranch, of which 500 acres are open to the public. It includes a restored Victorian mansion, blacksmith shop and other farm buildings. Living History demonstrations are performed each weekend from April through December. Call (281) 343-0218 for details.

Other Area Activities include:

Decker Park (historical buildings), Fort Bend County Czech Fest, Fort Bend County Museum, Fulshear Follies, George Observatory, George Memorial Library.

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