Thanks for your question! After we lived in Sugar Land and I commuted to DT (my husband to the Hobby Airport area), they expanded 59, built the Tollways and made many other improvements to make Sugar Land more desirable for commuters and their families.
I just sold two homes there and my clients are very pleased with their choice to live in Sugar Land.
As Realtors, we shouldn't discuss our opinions on area schools. Everyone has their own idea on what makes a good school and school district, based on their particular needs and as compared to others in the Greater Houston area. Please check the websites with the statistics for FBISD--grade, middle and HS--and also consider that these can change as can the zoning from a home to a particular school in that district at any time.
I lived in Sugar Land for 9 years and sell there, SW Houston, Katy, NW Houston and also in Cypress. In my mind, these are all nice areas to live, but we'd need to talk about your price point and what you'd like in a home, as well. Those things can also help you decide where you may get the most value for your money as well as the best commute and schools for you.
If you'd like to talk further, I'd be happy to help you! Enjoy this beautiful day!
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Sugar Land commute to downtown depends on the time you have to get to and from work.
After a lot of consideration, and visit and previewing several areas, including inside 610 Loop, my clients decided it was worth buying in Sugar Land, even though commute is tideous. I also have clients who decided to eventually purchase in far Katy for the schools and amenities even though they work in downtown as well.
I think one of the best ways to figure this out is to really prioritize what you would be happy with long term - schools, commute distance, the type of housing, amenities, etc.. A lot of families moving into Houston seem to prefer Sugar Land and Katy because of their set-up compared to the city areas.
There are Park & Ride metro bus options depending on where you ultimately decide to live.
Best wishes on your decision. Let us know if you have more questions
REALM Real Estate Professionals
We recommend you get in the car and do a little driving. The Katy area has two routes towards the city (I-10 and Westpart Toll Road). Sugar Land is closer to Deer Park and also features two routes towards the city (Hwy 59 and the Ft.Bend Toll Road/Hwy 90). Both areas feature great schools. Only you know when you need to arrive a work, when you come home, etc. That Fall Creek location is really the shortest to downtown for an affordable master planned community. Most of these areas I mentioned will allow you to take the Sam Houston Toll Road around to Deer Park.
You might want to study the Houston TranStar web site http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/ Not only does it show current traffic, it has a lot of ways to research traffic patterns, drive times and more! Houston offers many great suburbs. Hope these tips help. I show in all of these areas, so let us know if we can assist you.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
Once you find the best schools for your children then you can look for the houses in those areas. Sugarland commute is not bad. A Realtor can help you find exactly what you are looking for and guide you throughout the process. The really good part is that the cost of all the professional help and guidance from your Realtor does not cost you anything. I would be more than happy to answer all your questions. Just let me know.
RE/MAX Real Estate Associates