Richmond, TX Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Richmond is notable for its location and schools. Interstate 69 and Highways 90 and 99 are easy to get to from most areas of Richmond. They have travel times between 30 and 45 minutes to Downtown Houston, the Energy Corridor, Texas Medical Center, and many of Houston’s major attractions. As the southwest suburbs have grown rapidly over the last couple of decades, their school districts have not only kept up with the pace of the growth but have excelled. The districts are routinely recognized for their excellence and high ratings.
Cost of Living
Home values in Richmond are similar to most southwest suburbs and are somewhat higher than the US national median. Fort Bend’s property taxes are some of the highest in the state, largely due to the need to expand infrastructure and school services in light of how the county has grown.
Public transit in Richmond is limited. There is a weekly bus service consisting of four routes connecting various business and commercial areas within Richmond and nearby Rosenberg, but there is no mass transit going into Houston. Residents rely on their cars for virtually all of their work commutes. The city is fairly walkable. Casual walking and bike riding is safe and easy in most subdivisions and in Downtown Richmond, but the area is not necessarily convenient for errands. Most shopping, dining, and entertainment venues are along I-69, so a car is necessary. Hobby Airport is the closest airport. It’s about a 45-minute drive from Downtown Richmond.
Richmond is served by the Lamar and Fort Bend Independent School Districts. Both districts are considered to be in the top 10% of Texas districts by several different rating services. Many of their schools receive an above average rating from Great Schools. There are also a number of private schools in Richmond ranging from pre-school through high school.
The Fort Bend Museum is in the center of Downtown Richmond and has several exhibits of local history. It also hosts a full calendar of social events for children and adults, ranging from a Halloween costume party to a Candlelight Ball. George Park is the largest municipal park in Richmond. It is home to over a dozen athletic fields and a walking trail and is not to be confused with the George Ranch Historical Park, which features historical reenactments and homes from the past 100 years.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.