Relocating to Fort Bend County


Fort Bend County is a thriving suburb of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. With this proximity comes the conveniences of a larger city and yet the county succeeds at being one of the most family-friendly communities in Texas. It has consistently been on lists of best places to livework and play in Houston, as well as nationwide. See below for some of the top reasons you might consider your new home in Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend County has been recognized by a variety of studies as one of the best places in Houston to raise a family. The county has been ranked for its safety, education, low cost of living, diversity and growth over the past few years. For families interested in relocating to the area, whether it be from another part of the city or another state, here are just a few statistics about living in Fort Bend County*. 

Live in Fort Bend County

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Bullet   Sugar Land recognized in top 2% in the nation as the best place to raise a family
    - Best Places to Raise Your Family – The Top 100 Affordable Communities in the US, 2006
Bullet   Missouri City ranked 21st on “Best Places to Live” list
    - CNN/Money Magazine, August 2010
Bullet   Fort Bend County ranked No. 2 on the list of “Where the Jobs Are”
    - CNN/Money Magazine, 2012
Bullet   Fort Bend County named the single most diverse county in the United States
    - Rice University Study, 2013
Bullet   Fort Bend has the lowest crime rate in Houston’s 8-county area
Bullet   Texas is ranked 5th lowest cost of living in the United States
    - Missouri Economic Research and Information Center – 4QTR2010
Bullet   652,365 residents strong and projected to grow
    – U.S. Census Bureau, 2013
Bullet   Fort Bend County is #1 in population growth out of the 10 largest counties in Texas.
    – U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 
Bullet   Fort Bend remains the 10th largest county in Texas
    – U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 
Bullet   National leader in ethnic diversity
    – U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey
Bullet   Regional leader in high school graduation rate
    - U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey
Bullet   Elkins High School is rated in the top 6 percent of high schools in the nation**
    - Newsweek Magazine, 2010



  Commonwealth Elementary and Fort Settlement middle schools have been recognized as Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll schools, which represent less than 4 percent of Texas’ public schools.**

Work in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County also has a thriving corporate community, with many Fortune 500 companies and small businesses taking advantage of the county's pro business environment, fiscal strength, educated workforce and low unemployment.

Bullet   Fort Bend among the top 10 for employment growth out of the largest U.S. counties
    - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bullet   Fort Bend ranked 5th in nation for job growth
    - CNN / Money Magazine, August 2010 (See article.)
Bullet   In April 2013, unemployment was 2.0 percent less than the national average
Bullet   38% of the workforce earned a college degree or higher
    - U.S. Census Bureau
Bullet   Highest percentage increase in employment in America from March 2012-2013
    - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2013


Play in Fort Bend County

Living in Fort Bend County is complemented by the good weather, planned open and green spaces as well as the numerous area attractions

Bullet   Missouri City ranked 21st on “Best Places to Live” list
    - CNN/Money Magazine, August 2010
Bullet   Sugar Land listed as one of “Top Suburbs to Live Well”
    -, May 2009
Bullet   More than 60 wide-open parks and 204 days of sunshine a year


Looking For Master-Planned Communities in Fort Bend County?

Riverstone is located in the heart of Fort Bend County, a popular area for families relocating to Houston. The community's 3,700 acres contains homes with Missouri City and Sugar Land addresses.

Our master plan calls for 6,000 homes, with a mix of townhomes, production houses and custom homes. These homes will be located amidst luxury amenities and beautiful surroundings.

Take a look at our master-planned community and decide for yourself if Riverstone is the right community for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions or to request more information.

*Unless otherwise noted, data from Updated August 2015.
**From Fort Bend ISD Fast Facts Book. Sourced July 2011.