Sugarland, Texas Area and Community Information


The city of Sugarland began with Stephen F. Austin’s land grant from the Mexican government. The area was once named “Oakland Plantation” after the forests of oak trees. However, the area acquired its current name from the significance of the sugar industry to the local economy. The first Sugarland TX real estate was developed into sugar plantations. The Imperial Sugar Company once owned most of the real estate in Sugarland and built Sugarland homes for employees. The town was incorporated in 1959. As the area became more affluent, many luxurious Sugarland homes were constructed on waterfront properties. Most Sugarland home buyers are college-educated professionals servicing Texas’s significant energy industry. Today, Sugarland is one of the fastest growing cities in all of Texas. Sugarland real estate is in high demand from individuals eager to make their new home in this prosperous community.

Parks and Recreation

There are many wonderful parks in Sugarland, TX. Among the available community parks you will find stunning greenspaces such as those found in Oyster Creek Park. This three-mile hike and bike trail is accessible from multiple points. In addition to the Greenbelt trail, a water feature with rock lined falls and a pond is flanks one of the parks several entry points, adjacent to Oyster Creek. This park features picnic tables, grills, benches, stage/amphitheater, the Liberty Garden (rose garden), and ample parking.

Colony Bend Park offers pavilions, barbecue grills, soccer fields, and a playground for the children. The park is open every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Macco Park contains baseball diamonds, picnic areas, and plenty of parking. The park hours are 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.

Attractions and Activities

The First Colony Mall is one of the most popular shopping centers in Texas. Major chain stores as well as smaller businesses selling a wide variety of goods can be found in the mall. The convenient location of this mall is a common selling point used by Sugarland real estate agents who are promoting homes for sale in the Sugarland area. The mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science showcases dinosaur bones and other fascinating natural science exhibits. Despite the name, the museum is conveniently located in Sugarland. The hours for every day except Thursday are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Thursday admissions are free, and the hours are 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This museum is great fun for the whole family!


The Sugarland Wine and Food Affair is a multi-day culinary festival held in late April. It features wine and cocktail tastings, kitchen seminars, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs from all over the world. Many Sugarland realtors point out this festival as an example of the region’s vibrant culinary culture when advertising Sugarland TX homes.

The YMCA Spring Golf Classic is an event held at the Pecan Grove Country Club for golfers of all skill levels. Golfers can compete for awards in several categories, enjoy a dinner in the clubhouse, and participate in auctions afterwards.