Sugar Land, Texas, is a fast-growing and friendly suburb of Houston. The population of Sugar Land has exploded in recent decades, growing by 30 percent just since the year 2000, in large part because this city of over 82,000 is such a great place to raise your kids. Sugar Land's crime rate is far below the state and national average, so you can feel secure that you will be safe here. The city's residents have a median family income of $113,261, and Sugar Land has a relatively new housing stock that's available at affordable prices. When it comes to bang for your buck, it's hard to get much better than Sugar Land.
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HousingLike most of the rest of the state of Texas, housing in Sugar Land includes a lot of new construction and very reasonable prices. You can find places to rent, purchase, or rent to own there. Sugar Land's median home sales price is $170,500, well below the national median price of $208,000. Sugar Land is the kind of community that attracts families who want to stick around. This is evident in that an extraordinarily high 79 percent of homes are owner-occupied, which is well above the national average of 58 percent. Only 17 percent of homes are rented and 4 percent of homes and apartments are vacant, both of which are much lower than the national averages. Although there may be a much smaller than normal supply of available homes for rent, it's not an impossible dream to find one. A rental home option may help you plant some roots in Sugar Land without having to come up with the big money for a down payment and closing costs.
Outdoor ActivitiesSugar Land is home to a huge range of parks, and the city is full of people who like to be outside using them. These parks have sports facilities, playgrounds, picnic complexes, swimming pools, and more, and there are bike paths throughout Sugar Land for those residents who like to get around on two wheels. Additionally, the city holds tons of youth and adult sports leagues and classes; residents can play basketball, soccer, baseball, and more.
Weather and ClimateIf you hate winter and love hot and long summers, you'll be in heaven in Sugar Land. The climate is described as humid subtropical, and as part of the Gulf Coastal Plain region, the city receives quite a bit of rain, especially compared to western and northern parts of Texas. The temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees in the winter, but high temperatures are in the 90s and even the 100s during the summer. Fortunately, if you get tired of the heat and humidity, every place here has air conditioning to help you stay comfortable.
Local SportsSugar Land was previously named the fittest city in Texas, thanks in large part to the residents' dedication to health and fitness. The city is also home to a number of minor league sports teams, including the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball team. The Sugar Land Ice and Sports Center is the practice space for the American Hockey League affiliate Houston Aeros, and it's open to the public as an ice skating facility. The city also includes several golf courses.
Tourist AttractionsObviously, the bigger draw in the Sugar Land area is Houston. However, there are some things to do in Sugar Land proper to keep residents and visitors entertained. Constellation Field is a beloved place to go play or watch baseball. The Aerodome Ice Skating Complex is a state-of-the-art ice skating rink that all age groups love. Finally, Painting with a Twist is a spot for painting classes with friends. Instructors demonstrate how to reproduce a professional painting and you leave with your own professional-quality piece of art that you made!
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