Live the Sweet Life in Sugar Land
Are your homebuyers looking for big city living outside of Houston? Sugar Land is about 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. It’s a large, diverse community that’s a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Sugar Land was originally a company town centered around Imperial Sugar Company in the early 1900s. The Sugar Land community grew steadily following World War II, which led to the town’s incorporation in the late 1950s. Since the 1980s, Sugar Land’s population, number of businesses, and development has grown exponentially. The population climbed from about 4,000 residents to nearly 25,000 from 19800 to 1990. As of 2019, the estimated population is nearly 120,000 residents.
Sugar Land is Family-, Fun- and Job-Friendly
As the city’s website mentions, Sugar Land is a diverse community that’s home to several corporations, including Minute Maid, Tramontina, Bechtel, Aetna, and more. The vibrant economy in this city will please homebuyers looking for jobs. Parents who want a safe city with a quality arts and culture scene for their children will also be pleased with Sugar Land. The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land has aquariums, prehistoric fossils, and educational shows galore. To learn more about the city’s history, homebuyers can participate in the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s Heritage Hike, a unique walking tour through the early part of town.
And browsing produce, crafts, and food at Farmers Market at Imperial is a wonderful event the whole family can enjoy. There are also tons of safe, fun kid-friendly parks throughout the city. Parents can bring toddlers to Lonnie Green Park near serene Oyster Creek, while older kids can romp through City Park, which also includes sports facilities, trails, and a skate park.
To kick off a day of exploring the city, homebuyers can grab Belgian waffles or a slice of pizza at Jupiter Pizza & Waffles Co. near Sugar Land Town Square. For something a little spicier and livelier, there’s The Rouxpour Restaurant & Bar across the square, a Cajun restaurant complete with live jazz and a festive atmosphere. These restaurants are just across Town Center Boulevard, where plenty of convenient businesses like HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack, and Old Navy are located. There’s also The Rush Fitness Center, The Walden School, Sugar Land Gymnastics, and Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center nearby. Sugar Land is packed with easily accessible restaurants and businesses for everyone in the family.