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Sugar Land is one of the premiere cities in the Greater Houston Areas. Sugar Land was a company town for more than 50 years before it incorporated in 1959. In 2007 Sugar Land was the first community in the entire country to be named a Community of Respect by the Anti-Defamation League, and has received that distinction for six years (2012). The city is located in Fort Bend County which is the most culturally diverse county in the country with 92 languages being spoken. Sugar Land has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live and has ranked as one of America’s safest cities since 2008.
Founded around a sugar mill that was built in 1896 and eventually became Imperial Sugar in 1908. The city began growing in the 70’s from its sleepy country history to a dynamic thriving town. As a whole the town is a young upscale community. The strength and vitality of the city is recognized by a wide variety of high-profile companies that have chosen Sugar Land as their corporate headquarters, including: Minute Maid, Schlumberger, Tramontina USA, Fluor Corporation, Bechtel Equipment Operations, Noble Drilling, Money Management International and Aetna. Sugar Land’s aggressive economic development program has created a business-friendly environment, one that includes a variety of incentives, including a corporate and regional airport – Sugar Land Regional Airport.
Sugar Land’s location on the Southwest corner of Houston, and it’s network of high quality streets and freeways give ready access to the Houston. The Sugar Land Park and Ride provides easy commuting to downtown Houston. The freeway access vie I69, Hwy 6, and Beltway 99 keep the city well connected to the Greater Houston economic area.
One of the major community joys of Sugar Land is Town Center, a planned urban city development that is the dynamic center of the city. Hotels, shops, parks, fountains and places for fun constantly draw people to this downtown oasis. During the summer the plaza shows movies outdoors drawing families into evenings of laughter and joy around the fountain. Sugar Land’s Town Center has received two Landmark Awards: 2005 for Best Community Impact, and 2006 for Best Mixed Use Development. It was also finalist in the Urban Land Institute’s 2013 Development of Distinction award.
Sugar Land is home to two professional minor league sports teams – the Sugar Land Skeeters professional minor league baseball team and the Sugar Land Imperials 3HL minor league hockey team. Constellation Field is the Skeeter’s hometown baseball park where great cheering rises in the area. Play began in 2012, and the field also hosts football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading competitions, and concerts. Constellation Field has a capacity of 7,500 spectators for baseball games, and 9,500 spectators for concerts. Constellation Field won two 2013 Landmark Awards from the Houston Business Journal (HBJ) for Community Impact and Hospitality / Entertainment.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land has a unique history. The property and building were originally build in 1939 on the old Imperial Prison Farm and became the Main Unit of the Central State Prison Farm. The building went through a major renovation and opened as the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land in 2009. In 2010 the build won two 2010 Landmark Award (Public-Private Partnership and Rehabilitation/Renovation) and was recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2010. The fossil collection at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land ranks among the top 5 in the United States.
Sugar Land has a major mall, 24 theaters, and the 6,500 seat Sugar Land Performing Arts Center is scheduled for construction in 2015. Dining is special adventure with a wide variety of excellent restaurants and niche eateries. With the cities diversity almost any kind of ethnic food can be found.
Sugar Land is home to six major master-planned communities with more being developed: Avalon, First Colony, Lake Pointe Town Center, River Park, Sugar Creek, and Telfair all provide widely recognized excellence in family living and amenities. Club houses, golf, pools, parks, and playgrounds are huge draws for family fun and exercise and reflect the commitment to excellence that is seen throughout Sugar Land.
Education is big focus in Sugar Land! Three colleges provide higher-education resources for the community and the 116 schools in Sugar Land. With the quality of schools scoring a 9 out of 10 on the Great Schools list.
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|Average value of the dwelling in which household lives||$239,089|
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School Name Phone Type Grades Rating First Colony Middle School 281-634-3240 Public 6-8 Macario Garcia Middle School 281-634-3160 Public 6-8 Sartartia Middle School 281-634-6310 Public 6-8 Fort Settlement Middle School 281-634-6440 Public 6-8 Sugar Land Middle School 281-634-3080 Public 6-8 St Laurence Catholic School Not Available Private PK-8 The Honor Roll School Not Available Private PK-8 Harmony School of Science - Houston High School 281-302-6445 Public 7-11 M R Wood Center For Learning 281-634-3320 Public 3-12 Fort Bend Christian Academy Not Available Private PK-12 Logos Preparatory School Not Available Private KG-12 Cornerstone Christian Academy Not Available Private PK-8
School Name Phone Type Grades Rating Clements High School 281-634-2150 Public 9-12 Kempner High School 281-634-2300 Public 9-12 Austin High School 281-634-2000 Public 9-12 George Bush High School 281-634-6060 Public 9-12 Harmony School of Science - Houston High School 281-302-6445 Public 7-11 M R Wood Center For Learning 281-634-3320 Public 3-12 Logos Preparatory School Not Available Private KG-12 Fort Bend Christian Academy Not Available Private PK-12
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