In 2010, CNN Money Magazine named Missouri City #21 on its list of best places to live in the U.S.

Missouri City adjoins Sugar Land along U.S. Highway 59, and seamlessly shares Highway 6 just south of Stafford.  It also shares close borders with Houston and is considered one of its “burbs.”  Beltway 8 and the Fort Bend Parkway have made the city even more accessible to all parts of the Greater Houston area.  METRO operates the Missouri City Park and Ride at Beltway 8 to ferry commuters to various areas in Houston.

Like most of Fort Bend County, the city’s 70,000 residents represent an ethnically diverse population.

Missouri City is a unique, planned community where zoning ordinances are enforced.  This allows commercial establishments to flourish alongside well-kept neighborhoods.

Quail Valley was the first master planned community built in Missouri City.  Located off of Highway 6 South and the Fort Bend Toll Road, Quail Valley is just minutes from the Texas Medical Center, the Galleria, downtown Houston, and Greenway Plaza.  Streets are lined with beautiful, mature trees, and quiet waterways meander through the neighborhood.  Open spaces alone with 36 holes of championship golf at the city owned Quail Valley Golf Course create a relaxing environment in the heart of the residential area.  The architectural mix of homes is a refreshing alternative to traditional houses that often comprise area neighborhoods.  Wonderful city parks, premier retail stores, and restaurants are close by.

For additional information, contact the Quail Valley Fund at 281-499-8371 or visit www.quailvalleyfund.org.

Riverstone is a prosperous new master-planned community with well-appointed houses priced from the $250,000’s to over $3 million.  Homes from many well-respected builders surround 250-acres of lakes, and the 500-acres of park and open space take full advantage of the outstanding natural beauty of the land.  Designed for 18,000 residents, the 3,7000-acre community blends townhomes, luxury patio homes, single family and custom homes with resort-style features designed around waterside living.

Sienna Plantation, located off Highway 6, was once a prosperous plantation supplying sugar cane and cotton to the Gulf coast region.  Its rich history is reflected in the fine family homes, the luxury residences lining the golf course and the impressive array of amenities.  Named “Best Development in Texas” during the 2008 CNBC Americas Property Awards, Sienna Plantation gives buyers an extensive number of housing choices and pricing options.  Miles of walking trails, playgrounds, three pools, Sienna Stables and lakes for fishing and kayaking are reminiscent of outdoor life at the original plantation.  But state-of-the-art technology has not been overlooked as the development was built with an extensive network of underground cable, and advanced wiring systems are built into most homes.

Children living in Missouri City attend schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District.  Houston Community College recently built a new campus in Sienna Plantation off Highway 6 and offers excellent educational opportunities for college students of all ages.

The Riverstone Shopping Center is a first-rate shopping area along Highway 6 where nationally known retailers, service businesses and restaurants are located.  New commercial properties are underway as companies are continuing to move to this areas the Fort Bend Parkway, and along Beltway 8 in the northern part of the city.

Community Park on Glenn Lakes Boulevard is a green space complex with little league fields, a disk golf course and pavilions for outdoor entertainment.  There’s also Mosely Park, a lovely gathering spot on the banks of Oyster Creek.  Numerous other parks provide outdoor entertainment opportunities to residents throughout the city.  The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks the lakes and waterways with game fish and independence Park has the added feature of a public boat ramp.  Buffalo Run Park is Missouri City’s newest green “jewel,” a 95-acre nature preserve surrounded by large lakes, walking trails, boat piers, and an observation tower.