The nation’s fourth largest city, Houston is a vibrant place to live, blending culture, business and family with distinct Texas style. Houston is a familiar name on well-respected “Best of” lists, often cited for its low cost of living (9 percent below the national average), strong economy and range of entertainment options. In fact, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2008 ranked Houston the No. 1 city in the country to live and work for those very reasons.
Whether you are a sports fanatic, theater buff, connoisseur of fine food or prefer spending quality time with the family, Houston’s many attributes are sure to intrigue, as will our residential market, where you can get significantly more home for your money.
Fort Bend County is well connected to the rest of the Houston metropolitan area, with convenient access to all areas of the city via various freeways.
Planned for 6,000 homes over the next eight years and approximately 18,000 residents, the 3,700-acre Riverstone development is poised to be one of the premier master-planned communities in Fort Bend County. Riverstone boasts a comprehensive master plan, with a mix of townhomes, single-family homes and custom homes coupled with resort-quality amenities, excellent schools and a multitude of retail options. And with new home prices from the $200,000s to millions, Riverstone caters to both first-time and move-up buyers, establishing a true sense of community for those either relocating to Houston or moving within the city and accommodating people in every stage of life.
Riverstone aims to provide home buyers with some of the best neighborhoods in Houston. Giving residents plenty to get excited about, the Texas master-planned community features a number of water-based and recreational amenities.
Riverstone’s luxury amenities include:
Sienna Plantation is a comprehensive 7,000-acre master-planned community, and residents enjoy the community’s impressive array of amenities, including Club Sienna, a 12-acre recreation complex. Home to the South’s largest water adventure park, the swimming complex offers two hundred feet of twisting slides, three diving boards, a junior Olympic competition pool and a zero-entry area to a playscape that tempts residents young and old to spend the day at the pool.
Community residents also enjoy Sienna’s 34 parks, miles of walking trails and the Sienna Plantation Golf Club, which offers a challenging 18-hole golf course, instructional academy, pro shop and full-service restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner.
With three on-site elementaries, one on-site middle school and a new high school, Sienna Plantation earns an A+ on the education component of its master plan.
Inside the Fort Bend Independent School District, Sienna Plantation is home to Sienna Crossing Elementary, Scanlan Oaks Elementary and Jan Schiff Elementary. In the 2010 School Accountability Ratings, both Scanlan Oaks and Sienna Crossing earned Exemplary ratings with Jan Schiff receiving a Recognized rating. A series of tunnels and sidewalks within Sienna allows students to travel safely to schools.
Baines Middle School in Sienna boasts strong academics and a broad range of extra-curricular choices. Additionally, Sienna Plantation was selected as the home of Fort Bend Independent School District’s 11th High School – Ridge Point High School. Ridge Point High School opened in 2010 and can accommodate 2,200 to 2,500 students in grades 9 through 12.
But Sienna’s educational landscape is not limited to public schools. Several day cares and preschools operate within the development and the Houston Community College System has opened a 45,000-square-foot Academic Center, the cornerstone of a 50-acre campus located in Sienna. The state-of-the-art educational facility can accommodate 2,162 students in 22 classrooms and/or laboratories, 13 lecture rooms, seven multi-purpose rooms and a science laboratory. The center also houses student services, including registration and testing, and faculty offices