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Relocating to Fort Bend County

live, work and Play in ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN HOUSTON

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

Riverstone | Raising a Family in Fort Bend County Two children looking at a screen  Family Swimming Complex | Riverstone

Fort Bend County boasts the Houston area's top-rated elementary school and No. 2 ranked middle school, both of which serve Riverstone  - Children at Risk, 2018-2019

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Sugar Land recognized as No. 11 in the state as the best place to raise a family
   
- Best Places to Raise Your Family – Niche.com, 2021
Bullet   Missouri City ranks No. 16 among "America's 50 Best Cities to Live" list
   
- 24/7 Wall St.
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Fort Bend County is #2 for Best County for Familes in Texas
   
- Niche.com, 2021
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Fort Bend County ranks No. 8 as Most Diverse Suburb in Texas
   
- Niche.com, 2021
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Housing in Texas is 15.5 percent less expensive than the rest of the nation, transportation is 6.3 percent less expensive and groceries are 10.5 percent less expensive
   
- CNBC 2017
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Texas is ranked 15th lowest cost of living in the United States
   
- Council for Community and Economic Research, 2021
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811,688 residents strong and projected to grow
   
– U.S. Census Bureau, 2019
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Fastest-growing large county in the Houston metro area
   
– U.S. Census Bureau, 2020
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Fort Bend remains the 10th largest county in Texas
   
- Texas Demographics
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Fort Bend ISD boasts the No. 2 high school in the greater Houston area
   
- Niche.com, 2021
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Regional leader in high school graduation rate
   
- U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey
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Highest percent of college graduates in Houston MSA
   
- U.S. Census, 2020


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.

88.5 percent of Fort Bend residents are high school graduates or higher, 41.4 percent are college educated, and 83 percent are families.

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  Fort Bend County ranks No. 15 for incoming investment in the United States and No. 5 in Texas 
 
  - Smart Asset, 2019
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  Fort Bend ranked No. 9 in nation for ratio of job growth to population growth
 
  - Stats America, 2019
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  Fort Bend among the top 10 for employment growth out of the largest U.S. counties - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
  - Fort Bend County
   
 
 

 

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

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Missouri City ranked 16th on “American's Best Cities to Live” list
 
 
- 24/7 Wall Street
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Sugar Land listed as one of “Top Suburbs to Live Well”
 
 
- Forbes.com, May 2009
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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 3,800 acres contains homes with Missouri City and Sugar Land addresses. In 2017, Riverstone was named the most active master-planned community in Fort Bend by Metrostudy. And in 2018, Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO) ranked Riverstone among the nation’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities in its mid-year report.

Our master plan calls for 6,400 homes, with a mix of townhomes, single-family homes and custom homes. These homes are 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 www.fortbendcounty.com. Updated August 2017.
**From Fort Bend ISD Fast Facts Book. Sourced 2017.