Rolling hills covered in lush oak tree foliage set Richmond apart from any other city in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. The county seat of Fort Bend County, Richmond is a small town encompassing a total land area of roughly 4 square miles. Aside from verdant landscapes, Richmond is home to most of Fort Bend County’s local government offices, and prides itself for being the historic center of the county.
Richmond is home to a plethora of shopping and entertainment options that suit approximately 12,020 residents (according to 2014 estimates) just fine. Green spaces are abundant as well, and school-aged children have access to highly rated schools in the area.
You can find Richmond west of Sugar Land and Houston, stretching along the banks of the Brazos River. US 59 (Southwest Freeway) and SH 99 (Grand Parkway) are located nearby.
Richmond real estate presents a variety of opportunities for every kind of home buyer out there. Older homes are not uncommon as these types of properties, some dating back to the 1940s, are scattered throughout the city. Newer constructions, townhouses, condos, and single-family homes complete the housing selection in Richmond.
When it comes to architecture, Richmond offers a wide range of choices. Single-story homes as well as Ranch-style residences are the most common, however, but a drive around town will lead you to great architectural discoveries.
Homes in Richmond offer great value for money, with lot sizes ranging from 5,000 to over 30,000 square feet. Homes up for sale are usually listed between $180,000 to $940,000. A couple of smaller, established neighborhoods in Richmond include Winston Terrace, Hillcrest, Long Meadow Farms, Lakemont, and Pecan Grove.
Richmond locals are zoned between two school districts: Lamar Consolidated Independent School District and Fort Bend Independent School District. Two of the schools located in Richmond, McNeill Elementary and Austin Elementary (both overseen by LCISD), are consistently included in numerous lists that name the best schools in the area. Other notable schools in Richmond that are managed by the mentioned ISDs include Frost Elementary, Joe Hubenak Elementary, and Judge James C. Adolphus Elementary.
It’s highly advised that homeowners do some research and ask their local real estate agent first before enrolling their child in a school. Although some of the schools operated by Lamar Consolidated ISD and Fort Bend ISD are located in Richmond, it doesn’t mean that they serve the city.
Entertainment and recreation
- Fort Bend Country Club – One of first golf courses in Fort Bend County, this country club presents its own slice of local history. Fort Bend Country Club is a semi-private club that’s home to an 18-hole golf course designed to provide a first-class golf experience, whether you’re a beginner or a skilled player. It was founded in 1950.
- Santikos Palladium Theater – Richmond has its own Santikos Palladium AVX theater located in 7301 Grand Parkway. The theater features oversize screens, premium sound systems, and more to provide the best audio-visual experience in Richmond.
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