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Sugar land – Let’s Venture out – City Series – I

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It’s going to be almost a year since we moved down to Sugar land from Northwest part of Houston. We moved out of our old place looking for a better Nest best suited to grow our family. We searched out for a place around Houston where our kids can feel safe, we can find good neighbors and friends, good schools, easy access to shops and other amenities. After few months of search, we finally ended up with Sugar land which was actually last in our list of place to move. Anyway, we are here now and feel like we made the right decision after living here for a year now. I been wanting to post this blog for long time but just found time to finish and post it.

About the City
With just 84000 people, Sugar land has been named best places to live in America many time and got many more awards in the past decade bringing pride to Texas. To name few, Safest city in America, Cleanest City and Top Water Quality Award etc., You can check out the rest at the city website. It seems to be very organized city compared to some which I know where workers always working to keep the neighborhood clean, safe and friendly.

With Median household income around $97,000, median home price around $260,000, 97% high school graduates, 53% bachelor degree holder, it is considered to be one of affluent community in Texas. One of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. It is the third-largest city in population and second-largest in economic activities of the Houston area, and is the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County.

The city has the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the nation. I feel happy to live in a city which has so many good things to say about it.

People
One year might not be a long time but it’s not a short time to know about people in the small city. I feel it’s very diversified community but stats show 50% Asian (Chinese, Southeast Asia) makes up the demographics. When I was researching, I was told that Sugar land has lot of older neighborhoods with older people living in the community. I do see many old age people around the city but with new master planned communities like Telfair, Riverstone bringing middle aged and younger families to the town which is healthier for the city. People are mostly friendly and good to mingle. It is very business oriented community which encourages local businesses.

Schools
As I mentioned earlier, this city has 97% high school graduated population which shows the families believe in school system. Also due to the fact, 50%+ Asian communities who strongly believe in the education system for betterment of the future. As part of the Fort Bend School District, Sugar land schools perform very well in all levels. Many schools has name for their own like Commonwealth(Elementary), Fort Settlement(Middle), Clements(High). Many families just buy properties to get into the schools zones where these schools are zoned. That totally drives the property values in some the areas and at times noticed price war between buyers.

Fort Bend ISD also has GT Academy which will engage students in evidence-based curriculum and rich instructional strategies to differentiate for the academically gifted. There are some schools like Quail Valley Middle School which area identified to nurture this GT students. You can learn more about it at fortbendisd.com website.

We will see more about Public Parks, Eating out places, entertainment activities etc., in our next post…

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