A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232
    525
  • Theft
    1,395
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,939
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Sugar Land Reviews

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I moved to Sugar Land with my parents in 1972 - at that time it had 5,000 residents. It was a great place to grow up in. Since then my parents have continued to live here (45 years) and I have moved back with my family to live close by. Sugar Land has grown considerably (up to about 85,000 now) but the growth has been beautifully managed. The city is bustling but quite navigable. There is incredible diversity in the population bringing all types of opportunities for personal growth and cultural awareness. It is a very safe place to live and a location with a lot of conveniences - available shopping, entertainment and great parks. Commuting into Houston brings challenges, depending on your destination and times - but all major cities have traffic issues. Coming home to Sugar Land is always a great relief! The school district (Fort Bend ISD) served me well when I was a participant and continues its excellence to this day.
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Sugar Land used to be considered a small town. We were a community built around the Imperial Sugar Factory. Even though it has turned into it's own little metropolis, you really don't need to travel to Houston for anything anymore, it still holds it's small town feel and charm! Shopping, dining, medical care can all be found in Sugar Land. The schools are exceptional and overall it is a safe place to live. Taxes are low and cost of living is lower than the national average. I've lived here my entire life and can not imagine living anywhere else.
I love Sugar Land! There's so much here and not to mention it is beautiful. We've got our own mall, town square, many restaurants, large neighborhoods. There's always something new to discover and great spots to hang out with friends. The stores and restaurants look high quality and it's one of the safest towns within Houston. I have lived there for 11 years, starting from when I was 11 and the place just felt like home ever since.