Sugar Land, in Fort Bend County, Texas, incorporated in 1959, is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Located 20 miles southwest of Houston, Sugar Land has transformed from a rural farm-and-ranch economy to a diversified and expanding economic base.
Sugar Land was named for its sugar industry which began on land granted to Samuel M. Williams in 1828 when Texas was still part of Mexico.
Avalon – A 427-acre waterfront community of four neighborhoods and more than 70 acres of lakes. Custom and semi-custom homes ranging from 2,200 to 6,500 square feet priced from the $200s to $1 million.
The land in and about the City of Sugar Land was originally owned by the Mexican government and was granted to Samuel M. Williams through Stephen F. Austin. The City of Sugar Land was incorporated in 1959 as a “General Law” city and remained such from 1959 until Jan. 17, 1981, at which time a special city election was held for the purpose of establishing a home rule municipal government. As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,817.
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.
Sugar Land is the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters minor-league baseball team and their new stadium Constellation Field.
The Fort Bend Independent School District is the school district that serves almost all of the city of Sugar Land.