Sugar Land (estimated population: 86,777) offers a high quality of life for residents and plenty for visitors to see and do. It was initially called Oakland Plantation when Matthew Williams bought it in1838. Benjamin Terry and William Kyle obtained the land in 1853 and renamed it Sugar Land, attracting many new occupants as business boomed on the plantation. As the name would imply, sugar continued to play an essential role in developing the local economy.
Even now, Sugar Land grows larger and larger, leading to the development of new schools, including institutions of higher education, and countless businesses. Residents of the city rate their satisfaction highly, and it has won numerous awards. It should come as no surprise that Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing and most financially prosperous cities in all of Texas.
Sugar Land Stats:
- Average household income: $51,204
- Number of active high schools: 4
- Number of active junior high schools:
- Number of active elementary schools: 20
Sights to see:
- Sugar Land Heritage Foundation and Museum
- BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
- Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center
- Brazos River Park
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