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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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Three Sugar Land public high schools and one Missouri City public high school were awarded silver medals for their rankings against high schools across the nation - U.S. News 2017

Sugar Land recognized in top 15% 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 ranks among "America's 50 Best Cities to Live" list
- 24/7 Wall St., 2015
Fort Bend County is home to four of the top 10 public high schools in the Greater Houston region.
- Niche 2016
Fort Bend County named the single most diverse county in the United States
- Rice University Study, 2013
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
Texas is ranked 11th lowest cost of living in the United States
- Missouri Economic Research and Information Center – 2017
764,828 residents strong and projected to grow
– U.S. Census Bureau, 2018
Fastest-growing large county in the United States, 2013-2016
– U.S. Census Bureau, 2018
Fort Bend remains the 10th largest county in Texas
- Texas Demographics
Four Fort Bend ISD high schools ranked top 10 in the Houston metro area, 2 in the top 3, and 5 in the top 25
- Niche 2016
Regional leader in high school graduation rate
- U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey
Highest percent of college graduates in Houston MSA
- U.S. Census 2016


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.

  Fort Bend County ranks No. 4 for incoming investment in the United States, No. 2 in Texas and No. 1 in Greater Houston
  - Smart Asset, 2017
  Fort Bend ranked 5th in nation for job growth
  - CNN / Money Magazine, August 2010 (See article.)
  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
  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

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Missouri City ranked 21st on “Best Places to Live” list
- CNN/Money Magazine, August 2010
Sugar Land listed as one of “Top Suburbs to Live Well”
- Forbes.com, May 2009
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.