Housing & Master Planned Communites | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

Fort Bend County has always been identified with phenomenal living and home ownership.  Nearly 80 percent of the population owns a home in Fort Bend. 

Amenities For All

One of the key factors in Fort Bend’s immense success has been and continues to be the award-winning master planned communities. These outstanding communities provide some of the finest amenities available, including nature parks, green belts, lakes, onsite cafes, golf courses, hike and bike trails, community education and classes, and agri-hood amenities such as backyard gardens and edible landscaping.  Residential developers such as Johnson Development, Newland Communities, and Airia Development developed communities across the county.  These communities have won national awards for fastest selling and best places to live.

A family fishing off of a dock at Seabourne Creek
Sawmill Lake club recreation complex
Group of runners at a park

Master Planning Is About Quality

Master planned communities are about more than awards fine amenities, though.  Homes in master planned communities maintain their value and increase in value at a greater rate than those homes not part of planned community. Mobility is substantially improved in planned communities as well, with enhanced road systems and additional access to ingress and egress, resulting in less traffic.  Neighborhood schools, particularly at the elementary level, encourage parental involvement, responsive schools, and stronger parent-teacher interaction, leading to enhanced quality of life.


Fort Bend County is one of the safest communities in the Greater Houston region. Of the three largest counties in the Houston metro, Fort Bend is the safest with 2248 arrest per 100,000 population. Award winning master planned communities, high ranking schools, a culture of inclusivity, and safe and secure neighborhoods, Fort Bend County is ranked the second best county to live in Texas. 

Fort Bend County boasts less than half the national average for all crime catagories reviewed by Niche.com.
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In my opinion, Fort Bend will continue to have some of the finest master planned communities in the city of Houston, the state of Texas and the United States.
Doug Goff, Johnson Development, Co-President