They say Fort Bend County is greater Houston’s finest address. And it’s true. There are many reasons why Fort Bend County ranked as the nation’s 16th fastest growing county in the nation, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Here are five:
Fort Bend County is one of the most diverse in the nation and leads the Houston region with its diversity index of 81 percent. People from all over the world call Fort Bend County home; in fact, there is a greater chance that two people selected at random in Fort Bend County would be from different ethnic and/or racial backgrounds than in other areas. This leads to an inclusive environment that celebrates and appreciates the cultures of others.
Fort Bend County spans nearly 900 square miles, with major highways and thoroughfares crisscrossing the region. Those wanting to go to a symphony at Jones Hall can take Highway 69 into downtown. The Fort Bend Parkway speeds you along to a Houston Texans game or the Galleria. The Grand Parkway easily gets you to the Energy Corridor and other destinations along Interstate 10. Highways 6 and 69 connect you with other major thoroughfares.
While Fort Bend County is a choice for many who work in downtown Houston, the Medical Center or the Galleria area, many who live here don’t have to leave the county at all when commuting to work. That’s because you’ll find a mix of Fortune 500 companies, mid-size technology companies, innovative start-ups and all the needed support businesses right here in Fort Bend County. Fluor, Frito Lay and Texas Instruments are long-time Fort Bend companies, but a diverse roster of others now make their home in the region, including Best Buy, Schlumberger, Amazon and Halliburton. With more than 5,000 employees, Fort Bend Independent School District is the region’s largest employer. Hospitals in Fort Bend County also employ thousands.
Lots to Do
You’ll find museums for every age and interest in Fort Bend County, as well as plenty of theatrical performances from community theater to big-name concerts and shows at Smart Financial Centre. Shopping and dining can be found throughout the county, and the region’s lifestyle centers — Sugar Land Town Square, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, The Grid and the under-development Katy Boardwalk — are a draw for people from all over.
The Best Master-Planned Communities
Many master-planned communities in Fort Bend County have been ranked among the nation’s top-selling at some point, and people are drawn to them for their quality homebuilders, abundant amenities and friendly lifestyle. Homebuyers know that homes within a master-planned community tend to be well maintained, holding — and even increasing — their value. Our developer, Johnson Development, is one of Fort Bend’s pre-eminent developers and has helped the region grow tremendously over the past 25 years.