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