You’d probably expect a place named Sugar Land to put on a sweet and friendly air. And in this regard, you’d be right on the mark. The people here are the epitome of Texas geniality, welcoming strangers with open doors and genuine smiles.
Sugar land is a city steeped in history, the story of American industry and Texan ingenuity. While Sugar Land may have its roots in an agricultural past, their gaze remains firmly affixed on the future. From the performing arts to sports, shopping, dining, and accommodations both luxurious and affordable, you will find Sugar Land more cosmopolitan than destinations many times their size. Although we are just a few minutes away from the largest city in the Lone Star State, our culture, amenities and attractions are uniquely our own.
Sugar Land was founded as a sugar plantation in the mid-1800s and incorporated in 1959. A full-service municipality, Sugar Land, provides the highest quality of affordable services to meet the needs of its residents. Master-planned communities and welcoming neighborhoods enhance home values and create a sense of belonging. The community offers outstanding schools, libraries, civic organizations and other resources that make Sugar Land a great place to work, live and raise a family.
Numerous high-profile regional and international corporations have chosen Sugar Land as a corporate home, 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 aviation facility.
Sugar Land is the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters minor-league baseball team, founded in 2010, and their stadium, Constellation Field. The Sugar Land Skeeters were the 2016 Atlantic League Champions. Constellation Field also hosts concerts, festivals and other events throughout the year. Sugar Land is also the home of the Sugar Land Imperials, a Tier III Junior "A" ice hockey team that plays in the North American 3 Hockey League. The Imperials play at the Sugar Land Ice & Sports Complex which previously served as the practice facility for the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. The arena offers ice skating and hockey lessons and is open to the public as an ice skating facility.
Sugar Land Town Square serves as the primary entertainment district in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. The district offers an array of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shopping venues, a Marriott Hotel and conference center, mid-rise offices and homes, a public plaza, and Sugar Land City Hall. Festivals and important events take place in the plaza. The new city hall and public plaza, a cornerstone of Sugar Land Town Square, received the "Best Community Impact" award from the Houston Business Journal at the fifth annual Landmark Awards ceremony. Next door to the district is First Colony Mall, a major regional shopping mall that recently expanded from its original indoor design to include an outdoor lifestyle component, and several parking garages.
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is the new indoor state-of-the-art live entertainment venue featuring top national performers, Off-Broadway shows, international artists and so much more. It is the only venue of its kind in the area and has attracted such acts as Jerry Seinfeld, Reba McEntire, Journey and Texas favorite Willie Nelson!
Sugar land also boasts many museums including Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and the newly opened Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, part of Houston's Childrens Museum located at the historical Imperial Sugar refinery site.
Sugar Land is home to the most master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, which is home to the largest number of master-planned communities in the country. Communities such as such as First Colony, Telfair, New Territory, Greatwood, River Park, Riverstone, and Sugar Creek. Each of these communities are filled with hiking trails, water features, swimming pools, pocket parks, and neighborhood schools. Many of them feature Golf coursess, Country Clubs, and Lakes.
Students in Sugar Land attend schools in the highly acclaimed Fort Bend ISD. The schools in FBISD have been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine and are ranked as some of the best in the country. Wharton County Junior College and University of Houston also have branches located in the area.
Sugar Land is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent between 2000 and 2010. In 2007, Sugar Land held the title of "Fittest City in Texas" for the population 50,000–100,000 range, a title it has held for four consecutive years.
In 2006 CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Sugar Land third on its list of the "100 Best Cities to Live in the United States".
In 2007, CQ Press ranked Sugar Land fifth on its list of "Safest Cities in the United States" (14th annual "City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan American"), and in 2010 it was ranked the twelfth Safest City in the United States, as well as the safest city in Texas.
In 2008, Forbes selected Sugar Land one of the Houston-area "Top Suburbs to Live Well", noting its affluence despite its large population.
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