southwest region encompasses part of Harris county and Fort Bend county.
The far western part of this area is dotted with farms, ranches and horse
boarding facilities. Several master-planned communities such as New Territory
and Lake Olympia lie within top rated school districts. Arcola, Meadows,
Missouri City, Stafford, Sugar Land, Richmond and Rosenberg are incorporated
townships of Fort Bend County. It should be noted that the population of
this area increased 50 % between 1980 and 1990.
is a residential district developed in the mid 1950's and is considered
one of Houson's first "planned communities". Strict rules governing deed
restrictions, architectural control and commercial development prohibitions
were set prior to Meyerlands development. Meyerland homes are primarily
3 to 4 bedroom homes with two full baths, which was uncommon back in the
Alief & Sharpstown
communities of Alief and Sharpstown experienced sharp growth in the 1960's
and 1970's and offer a variety of life-styles. Small and mid-sized homes
are readily available in these areas with prices going from the low $50's
to $200,000. This area enjoys a variety of shopping centers and restaurants
and is easily accessible to downtown.
states oldest company, Imperial Sugar is located in Sugar Land and still
operates in the old business district. Area residents enjoy three highly-regarded
golf courses, the Brazos Bend State park and the George Observatory. Homes
start in the $100's and easily go into the $500,000 range.
Colony was settled on the banks of the Brazos River just north of present
day Richmond. It was the first Anglo-American settlement in Texas and has
been referred to as "First Colony" ever since. The master-planned community
of First Colony is one of the more popular areas for settlement in Houston.
New home construction is everywhere with most resale homes no older than
10 years. New tract homes, custom homes and golf course homesites can be
found within First Colony.
Stafford area is home to a variety of technology firms and offers affordable
housing with high standards of living for it's residents. There are eight
major subdivisions in Stafford including Crestmont, Dove Country, Kingsway
and South Meadows. Home prices can vary from as low as $70,000 to well
into $1 million.
City was incorporated in 1956 and is a growing community of 43,000 residents.
It should be noted that approximately 90% of Missouri City lies within
Fort Bend county while the remaining 10% lie with Harris county. The area
is dotted by two golf courses, parks and recreational opportunities. Home
prices range from $50,000 to $200,000 with new home construction readily
available. The subdivisions of note are Quail Valley, Lake Olympia, Brightwater
and Hunter's Glen. A special note should be given for Sienna Plantation,
which is expected to double the area's population with it's planned 15,000
new home sites.
Richmond & Rosenberg
cities of Richmond and Rosenberg lie on the banks of the Brazos River and
were originally a Spanish ranch. These two small farming communities attract
folk's who enjoy small town communities as well as home value. A small
starter home can begin in the $40's and new home construction starts in
Houston Real Estate
site for reduced priced homes in the Houston, Texas Area.