Fort Bend County was named for an early wood fort built at a bend of the scenic Brazos River. In about 1837 the town of Richmond was established by several business partners. Some of Texas most prominent men could be found in Richmond in the towns early years including Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Republic of Texas second president, and the man considered the father of Texas Education. Lamar Consolidated School District, Lamar University, and several schools are named in his honor. Richmond, does indeed have a rich past, however, even Richmond’s forefathers could not have predicted such a bright future. Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Additionally, Richmond, is also now one of the Houston areas fastest growing suburbs with plans for solid growth for decades to come. Richmond’s growth is assured for several reasons.
The first, and most simple explanation for Richmond’s growth is location. The Houston Metroplex is moving west fueled by the growth of the Houston Energy Corridor and the incredible growth of neighboring suburbs Sugar Land and Katy. Richmond is located between Sugar Land and Katy just west of Houston and moderate commute from the Houston Energy Corridor. Richmond is promised for massive Real Estate growth over the next decade. Richmond homeowners should be in for long-term appreciation.
Next, Richmond offers a few of Texas most respected school districts, Lamar Consolidated and Fort Bend both service Richmond. Strong school districts fuel communities’ growth. Lamar has gained a lot of ground over the last few decades. Some of Lamar Consolidated Schools are now some of the most sought after and feature some of the best teacher to student ratios in the area. Fort Bend is also a highly respected school district that also services Sugar Land.
Additionally, Richmond features a gorgeous old downtown area with a historic courthouse, jail, and police station. The historic John M. Moore house has been converted into a beautiful museum as well. Downtown also features great shopping and a few charming old restaurants. Richmond is also home to area landmark, The Swinging Door BBQ.
Finally, the master-planned communities and the businesses they bring now have a foot hold in the area. Master-Planned Communities like Long Meadow Farms, Lakemont, and Aliana offer homes for new families to high-level executive homes with amenities that can rival almost any community in the area. Also, many people chose Richmond for the affordability. Often homeowners can find the exact floor plan by some of the area’s most sought after home builders in a Richmond community for several thousand dollars less than nearby communities. The palatial Santikos Palladium recently moved to Richmond. The Palladium features 22 movie screens, bowling, dining, and games. Many people feel the Palladium is just the first of many large projects that will positively effect Richmond real estate.
Richmond is set to grow for decades. A good Realtor® is needed in Richmond to help you target the special homes that meets your family’s needs. Contact our team today for a free preview.