Fort Bend County is expected to triple in population over
the next 30 years as more and more people discover the nationally envied
high quality of life that is standard here.
The following community descriptions are from the Fort Bend chamber of
- AVALON is a waterfront community adjacent
to First Colony. The development features four distinct
neighborhoods - Waters of Avalon, Gardens of Avalon, Villages of
Avalon and Meadows of Avalon. With more than 70 acres of lakes,
water is the theme and inspiration for this 427-acre new home
Avalon offers the many amenities of a well planned community
such as highly rated educational institutions, business and
professional centers and access to everyday conveniences of shopping
centers and recreational facilities. Residents enjoy the tranquil
environment of Fort Bend and a location that is close to Houston for
- CINCO RANCH has become one of the fastest
selling communities in the Greater Houston area. The Beach Club and
swim Lagoon is a one-of-a-kind recreational facility that offers a
half-acre swim lagoon with white sandy beach surrounding it. Also
available is the highly acclaimed Cinco Ranch golf club, a
championship 18-hole daily fee course. There are also multiple
recreation complexes offering pools, tennis, volleyball and
basketball. Hike and bike trails, tot lots, parks, picnic areas and
the new two-and-a-half-mile Bayou Trail are also available to
Cinco Ranch is located in the Katy independent School
District, one of the best districts in the state. Cinco Ranch is
also home to the West Houston Institute, a higher education facility
run by the University of Houston.
- COLONY LAKES blends the serenity of the
country with the advantages of the city, an affordable planned
community. Colony Lakes offers abundant waterfront property,
thoughtfully planned amenities and a rich variety of distinctive
residences - all of it surrounding the beauty of a private nature
reserve. Fish or sail just steps from your front door; treat the
kids to a romp on the playground or gather for a family picnic; take
an invigorating swim in the Jr. Olympic-sized pool at the private
community centre; advance your family's education at Fort Bend
County's acclaimed public schools, community colleges and
outstanding libraries; enjoy peace of mind and effortless living in
the gated patio home enclaves.
Colony Lakes is convenient to major employment centers and the
excitement of professional sporting events, elegant shopping, fine
dining and country clubs. Conveniently located off State Highway 6
and the southwest freeway.
- FIRST COLONY - begun in 1976, this
9,700-acre community contains neighborhoods or villages segmented by
price range and styles, extensive greenbelts, lakes and landscaped
boulevards. Restaurants and shopping are plentiful, and the First
Colony Mall with several large anchor stores opened in 1996. Major
amenities include a private country club, athletic fields, lakes, an
aquatic centre, 3.5 million square feet of rental and 2.5 million
square feet of campus and garden style offices. First Colony is in
the Fort Bend Independent School District.
- GRAND RIVER offers two- to 10-acre estate
and equestrian home sites on the Brazos River and Jones Creek just
one-fourth mile west of the Pecan Grove clubhouse on FM 359. Over
150 huge home sites are now available in this superior deed
restricted community. Grand River boasts its own riverside private
park and miles of riding trails throughout the development.
Grand River is located in the heart of the area traditionally known
for its fine horse ranches and upscale country living, with
convenient shopping areas just minutes away. Taxes are low; there
are no MUD or levee taxes. With the giant pecan trees, huge lots and
country vistas, Grand River offers “Close-in Country Style Living in
a Beautiful, Natural, Riverfront Setting“.
- GREATWOOD is one the only naturally wooded
communities in Southwest Houston, and is now home to more than 3,200
households. Great wood has become one of the most sought-after
communities in Southwest Houston. One of the most beautiful
communities in all of Houston, residents of Greatwood cites its
elegant feel and small-town charm as one of the reasons for making
it their home.
Major amenities offered include a championship, daily fee golf
course, more than 32 acres of lakes, and a trail system that winds
its way throughout the community, two recreation complexes with
swimming and tennis, and playgrounds. There is also a four-acre
nature park within Greatwood that provides residents with a place to
relax explore and learn.
Greatwood is part of the Lamar Consolidated Independent
School District, with Dickinson Elementary and Campbell Elementary
Schools located within Greatwood.
- LAKE OLYMPIA is known as one of Houston's
premier master-planned communities. Accented by 130 acres of natural
lakes and nine miles of wooded shoreline, Lake Olympia's master plan
includes amenities such as a private marina, greenbelt trails,
boating and fishing areas, tennis and fitness facilities, and 54
holes of golf available at the adjacent Quail Valley Country Club.
Lake Olympia, located in Fort Bend Independent School District, has
an elementary and middle school within and a high school directly
across from the community. Lake Olympia is also close to downtown,
the Galleria and the Texas Medical Centre.
- NEW TERRITORY was begun in 1986 and is a
2,300-acre community containing numerous lakes and parks. Major
amenities include four recreation centers, 8.5-acre Pecan Park,
seven lakes and 450 acres of greenbelt and jogging trails. New
Territory is in Fort Bend Independent School District with two
on-site elementary schools and a middle school.
- PECAN GROVE PLANTATION, first developed in
1977 this 1,400-acre community is built around a golf course and
wooded areas. Major amenities include a 27-hole golf course, three
swimming pools, tennis courts, pocket parks and country club with
fine dining and fitness centre. Pecan Grove Plantation is served by
both the Fort Bend Independent school district and the Lamar
Consolidated Independent School District.
- QUAIL VALLEY began in 1969 among pecan
groves along historic Oyster Creek. This 2,530-acre community is
home to over 5,000 families. The neighborhood is interspersed with
lakes and golf courses, and enjoys the lowest tax rate of all east
Fort Bend County communities.
Major amenities include 54 holes of golf, 20 lighted tennis courts,
an athletic centre, and country club facilities. Quail Valley is in
the Fort Bend Independent School District.
- RIVER FOREST is an acreage sub-division
located on FM 359 off US Hwy 90A. The average size lot is three
acres, making the sub-division spacious and open. River Forest
allows only approved custom builders and all homes must be 90 per
cent brick or masonry construction. The plantation design homes on
the large wooded lots give river Forest the feel of the next "River
Oaks" in Fort Bend County. This is one of the only upper scale
communities that allow horses.
- RIVERPARK is a 790-acre; master-planned
community located in the heart of Fort Bend County along the north
side of US Hwy 59 at the Grand Parkway. River Park proudly features
some of finest builders in the Houston and Fort Bend County areas,
including Brighton Homes, KB Home, and Perry Homes.
One of the many unique advantages River Park residents will enjoy is
the direct access to over 163 acres of Brazos River-front property,
set aside as a natural park with the densely wooded trails, wildlife
reserves and open meadows that border the river left undisturbed.
The community also features a four-acre recreational centre with
swimming pools, a playground, a volleyball court, picnic facilities
and other amenities that nurture the growth of families and
friendships. Parents will be glad to know that River Park enjoys a
choice in convenient, quality schooling including the exemplary
schools of the Lamar Consolidated ISD and the Holy Cross Episcopal
private school. River Park is a reflection of the best both man and
nature has to offer.
- RIVER PARK WEST, one of southwest
Houston's newest master-planned communities at US 59 South and
Williams Way Blvd. The community is conveniently located just one
mile south of Grand Parkway.
Wheatstone Management, the developer of River Park West and its
popular sister community River Park, has reserved approximately 70
acres to recreational amenities, including parkland along the
historic Brazos River. A 20-acre field sports complex, a 4.1 acre
community park with competition pool, a playground and pavilion will
also be available.
- RIVERSTONE - join the many residents who
have discovered Riverstone, Fort Bend's new luxury waterside
community planned for 5,000 single-family homes and 16,000
residents. Designed as a mixed-use master-planned community with
single-family homes, town homes and patio homes. Riverstone's 2,800
acres includes 250 acres of lakes and 500 acres devoted to open
space, park lands and recreational facilities. Twenty-four miles of
pedestrian walkways and trails will connect 74 neighborhoods. More
than half of the community is wooded with large pecan trees and
University Blvd will be one of the community's major thoroughfares.
When complete it will be a connecting route between US 59 South and
Hwy 6. The University of Houston has recently opened a satellite
campus at US 59 South and University Blvd.
Phase One of Riverstone is served by Fort Bend ISD's Austin Parkway
Elementary School, Quail Valley Middle School, and Elkins High
School. Austin Parkway and Elkins are rated “Exemplary“ by the Texas
Education Agency. In 2002, Elkins was named a national Blue Ribbon
School by the US Dept of Education. Top-ranked by Baseball America,
USA and Student Sports, the Elkins Knights in 2002 capture the state
championship - the school's second since 1995 - and a national
championship. All three schools are within two miles of Riverstone.
Fort Bend ISD plans to build two elementary schools within the
- SEVEN MEADOWS is a new, 1,050-acre planned
community located along the west side of the Grand parkway between
Fry Road and FM 1093 in the prestigious Katy School District. Seven
Meadows focal point will be a six-acre central park with swimming
pool, splash pool, meeting room, pavilion, picnic areas and
children's plays cape. Green spaces, walking trails architectural
elements including fountains and sculptures, and carefully planned
landscaping will enhance this picturesque community.
- SIENNA PLANTATION - Hundred-year old trees
and unrivalled amenities such as a lakeside amphitheatre and the
largest water park in the southwest place Sienna Plantation as Fort
Bend's finest master-planned community. With the widening of Hwy 6
and convenient access to the Fort Bend Toll Road, now under
construction, Sienna will soon be Houston's most well-located
Sienna comprises a diverse selection of neighborhoods and
architectural styles, with homes priced from the low $100,000's to
the millions. Buyers can choose from patio homes, executive homes,
golf course homes, custom homes, and acreage home sites in The
At the heart of the community is Club Sienna, a 12-acre recreation
complex. A spectacular private water adventure park delights
residents with a competition pool, a three-board diving well, a
water tower with over 200 feet of slides, a zero-entry pool, a
“water-works“ system with a giant spill bucket, and a number of
other interactive play areas. A terraced outdoor amphitheatre is
designed for concerts and the performing arts. Other Club Sienna
amenities include a half-acre children's playground, a sand
volleyball court, eight lighted tennis courts and a health and
fitness centre. In all, more than 2,000 acres in Sienna are
dedicated to park lands, golf courses, lakes and greenbelts.
Residents also enjoy the Sienna Plantation Golf Club, which offers a
challenging 18-hole course, plantation-style clubhouse with a
full-service pro shop, a professionally staffed golf learning
centre, a driving range and a practice area. A full-service
restaurant, serving residents as well as the public, The Grille at
Sienna Plantation Golf Club, boasts the culinary wizardry of
executive chef Frederic Perrier and includes seating for 150, with
rooms to accommodate functions of various sizes. Wedding receptions,
parties, business meetings and group outings are welcome. The Grille
also caters for home or office.
Sienna will be home to a 30-acre campus for a new FBISD middle
school, a 12-acre site on which Trinity Baptist Church will build a
church and private school, and a 25-acre site for a future church,
elementary school and middle school to be built by the Catholic
Diocese. The Houston Community College System has purchased 30 acres
in Sienna as the first step in creating a comprehensive campus for
the area. The initial building will be the central facility.
Approximately 40,000-60,000 square feet, it will house classrooms,
technology and science laboratories and offices for student
services, admissions and registration.
- SUGAR CREEK - a community since 1969, the
1,200-acre Sugar Creek is built around two private country clubs and
is home to 1,592 households. The convenient entrance off US Hwy 59
is surrounded by retail and commercial amenities. Major amenities
include private country clubs with 27-hole and 18-hole golf courses,
Community Park, playground, pool, banks, churches, restaurants and
mandatory security systems in all homes with optional central
monitoring without cost. Sugar Creek is in Fort Bend Independent
- SUGAR LAKES - Monarch Development of
Texas, Inc. developed this 330-acre waterfront community built
around breathtaking lakes and nature reserves. Sugar Lakes offers a
variety of custom homes and affordable, family orientated plans.
Other amenities include a community centre complete with swimming
pool, tennis and basketball courts, and lake-front walking/jogging
trails. Sugar Lakes is conveniently located off US Hwy 59, just
minutes away from First Colony Mall. The community is situated
within the highly acclaimed Fort Bend ISD.
- WESTON LAKES - this private, guarded
community of 1,400-acres is home to approximately 450 families, and
includes a natural setting of winding lakes and hundred-year old
pecan trees. Major amenities include a 24-hour guard with access
gate and private streets, country club with three dining rooms,
18-hole private golf course, tennis courts, pools and Pecan Park.
Weston Lakes is in the Lamar Consolidated ISD.
- WOODBRIDGE is a 680-acre master-planned
community conveniently located on State Hwy 6 approximately four
miles north of US Hwy 59. Since opening in late 1999, Woodbridge has
become one of the fastest growing communities in the area.
Designed as a mixed-use master-planned community, Woodbridge will
include more than 1,250 single-family homes, multi-family sites,
restaurants and retail shopping centers upon completion. Homebuyers
who want the privacy of a gated enclave with private streets can
choose Woodbridge Estates, featuring a seven-acre lake and beautiful
The community is served by the highly acclaimed Fort Bend ISD and
includes an on-site elementary school. The 3.5 acre recreation
centre features a junior Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts,
playground and clubhouse overlooking a five-acre lake for the
enjoyment of Woodbridge residents.