Sugar Land :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

 Photo Credit ::, Sugar Land Skeeters, Sugar Land Town Square

Sugar Land is a city down I69 south, 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston with many  family friendly activities available. This area is so much more than just one town. There are other South 59 towns like Richmond/Rosenberg/Needvillle. This area in a great position to hop on 59 and head into town or stay in the area.

Sugar Land has great master-planned communities in Fort Bend County, like First Colony, Greatwood, Sienna Plantation, New Territory, TelFair, River Park, Sugar Creek, Sweetwater, and many others. Also, check out Bonbrook Plantation in Rosenberg. is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.

Why Moms Love it

There are so many family friendly activities in this area and the neighborhoods are great. This area boasts great schools and close proximity to anything you can possibly be searching for. 

Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

  • Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Centeroffers interactive exhibits, including a child-size city called Kidtropolis.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Landfeatures a salt water aquarium and a digital dome theater
  • Brazos Bend State Park is a 5,000 acre state park along the Brazos River with playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, camping, a nature center, and TONS of alligators to watch. Take the kiddos and a picnic lunch to the look out towers and watch the alligators swim around. If you head out here, do yourself a favor and check out The Jay Cafe in Needville for lunch. 
  • Catch a Sugar Land Skeeters game at Constellation Field
  • Sugar Land Town Square– Fun family events and yummy restaurants
  • Smart Financial Centre is the region’s first state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue with adult and children concerts. 
  • We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory-safe indoor playgrounds, classes, and birthday parties for ALL kids! They “provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together.” With their sensory friendly equipment and mindset, all children are welcome and safe to play.  
  • Fort Bend County Libraries- boast quite a few family friendly activities. Find your closest location here. Your kids will love the library and all of its FREE fun things to do. A few of us may even want to move into it! A lot of neighborhoods even boast Free Little Libraries that can help your kid keep their love of reading alive.  
  • Riverstone Neighborhood Park got the most love from our HMB team for its zip line, covered picnic tables, splash pad, and two different nature-themed playgrounds. They also have a dog park, so even your four-legged friends can enjoy the family time. This park has made our list of the BEST Parks in Houston!

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. Sugar Land feeds into Fort Bend ISD, which is a great school district. Not only are the teachers engaging, but the district really emphasizes programs and Academies that provide specialized learning communities gearing the students’ up for their careers and futures. There are many private schools in Sugar Land:: St Theresa Catholic School, St. Laurence School, Fort Bend Christian Academy (PK-12), Logos Preparatory Academy (K-12), and the Darul Arqam Schools (K-12). There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools. Check out Wharton County Junior College for a community college option.

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care. 

A few Sugar Land restaurants are on our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area. Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston or The Sweet Boutique for a sweet treat!

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!

Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on Sugar Land in Houston, check out the Sugar Land section on . There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on this area. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here. is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

Check out the other areas featured in our Houston Neighborhood Guide for Families and learn more about our guide sponsor,