People, housing skyrocket in Sugar Land, Missouri CityPeople, housing skyrocket in Sugar Land, Missouri Cityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=61122013-10-07T06:49:00Z2013-10-07T00:00:00Z

SUGAR LAND, MISSOURI CITY - Fort Bend County is projected to be the fastest growing county in the Greater Houston area by 2025 with a more than 100 percent increase in population, employment levels and the number of households — which is expected to rise above 40,000 by 2025, according to the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

“For the last 10 years, whether in a recession or otherwise, our population in Fort Bend County has grown by about 22,000 people annually,” said Jeff Wiley, president and CEO of the Fort Bend County Economic Development Council.

In 2012, there were about 84,500 people living in 24,900 houses in Sugar Land. Missouri City had about 68,800 people in 21,700 homes in 2011, according to the city. Those numbers are expected to continue increasing because of available housing, a low cost of living and quality schools.

Sienna Plantation, a master-planned community on Harwich Ln. in Missouri City, is nearing buildout. The community will include about 7,200 homes on more than 10,000 acres with completion scheduled for 2015.

Sienna South, which is being developed in Missouri City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) by Hillwood Communities, will feature 7,000 single-family units on 3,800 acres with 1,100 acres left open. The new development will also include on-site schools.

The 716-acre Imperial Sugar Land development, situated at Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 90, is expected to have lots for sale by the end of 2013 and will feature an estimated 116 patio homes and 27 townhomes ranging from 1,800 sf to 3,000 sf priced between $300,000 and $700,000.

Riverstone is under development within both Sugar Land’s and Missouri City’s ETJ and will include between 6,000 homes upon buildout for up to 18,000 residents throughout the next four years.

“Sales are going at a record pace. We are ranked No. 7 in the nation for home sales and No. 3 in Houston among master-planned communities,” said Tom Wilcox, general manager of Riverstone.

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