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Community spotlight: Sugar Land

City is a driving force behind county's population, housing and economic growth
  • Sugar Land is the economic driver of Fort Bend County and is home to several large companies.

  • The city has the most master-planned communities in a development-rich county.
  • Schlumberger has a 200-acre campus in Sugar Land and is the city's largest employer.

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Colony Lakes subdivision in Sugar Land/Flickr user pecooper98362 Comprised largely of master-planned communities, Sugar Land is an affluent Houston submarket that is now considered one of Texas' fastest growing cities. With a population of nearly 87,000, Sugar Land is the largest city in Fort Bend County and has a median household income of more than $113,000, according to Onboard Informatics. Sugar Land's south region has experienced strong, steady growth since 2000, and the city's recent boom played a significant role in Fort Bend County's rapid population growth, which climbed 4.3 percent between July 2014 and July 2015. A large Houston real estate submarket The city is one of the more active Houston submarkets when it comes to existing home sales activity and new home construction. As of late April 1, 100 homes were listed in the city, according to Realtor.com, with the median listing price sitting at $433,000. The Houston Association of Realtors has the city's avera...