Sugar Land's Mission Statement: "To enhance the quality of life in the community by a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public services."
Many area REALTORS® and housing representatives agree the statement says it all.
Sugar Land has received national recognition for its population growth and the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Fort Bend County as the second fasted growing county in the U.S. from 1990 to 1994.
The county is very diverse. Fort Bend is the ninth most diverse county in the nation. In our increasingly global economy, Fort Bend offers its residents a good opportunity to learn about other cultures. There is a very international atmosphere in Sugar Land, and builders take that into consideration in their home designs.
Even though companies have relocated to the area because of its pro-business atmosphere, there has always been demand for Sugar Land housing, even in the '80s during the oil industry's layoff period.
One of the reasons Sugar Land has been attracting people since then is because the area offers the benefits of a big city, as well as the benefits of a close-nit community.
Living in Sugar Land is convenient and all services are available.
Sugar Land is accessible to Houston attractions like the Summit, 15 minutes away, and the Astrodome. Sugar Land is also accessible to Houston's business centers like Downtown, 20 miles away, and the Galleria area.
Texas Business ranked Sugar Land as the second most attractive Texas city in 1995 based on: pro-business atmosphere, infrastructure, financial considerations, and quality of life.
People like the lifestyle. The area is very appealing because it is family-oriented with organized community events.
There are 16 parks with 166 acres of parkland, according to Sugar Land. A variety of programs for recreation are provided yearly through the Parks and Recreation Division.
In 1966, an ordinance was passed to zone the city, "protecting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the residents," according to the city.
Zoning and the establishment of planned developments is attractive because it stresses a hometown atmosphere.