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Richmond, Texas, off Interstate 59 in Fort Bend County, is one of the many small communities within commuting distance of the Houston metropolitan area. Whether you seek residential property for yourself or for investment purposes, contact an agent who specializes in Richmond TX real estate. Their experience, skills and resources will help you navigate through myriad Richmond TX homes for sale in order to find the perfect match.
Named after Richmond, England, Richmond was at first the site of Fort Bend or the “Fort Settlement,” built by a group of Stephen F. Austin’s colonists. The Republic of Texas granted the city charter in 1837. The original charter prohibits the city from annexing land unless its citizens petition to do so. This, along with the desire of its mayor and current population to keep a small town atmosphere has kept Richmond from growth similar to nearby Sugarland.
Sounding more like a Texas tall tale than fact, Richmond, Texas, claims the nation’s longest-serving mayor. Appointed in 1949 to finish an unexpired term, Mr. Hilmar Moore has served continuously since then. With a not-so-Texas-sized salary of $75 a year, Mr. Moore has been re-elected every two years since 1950.
Originally, agriculture and cattle were the prime sources of economic development. Today, thriving health, technology and oil and gas industries are driving economic forces in this area.
This historic community has a rich history with plenty of resources to explore. From the historic home of Jane Long, one of the first women to settle in this area, to the George Ranch Historical Park, fans of Texana – the study of all things Texan – can step back and explore its wild, colorful past. At the Morton Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Fort Bend, you will find the final resting place for many notable Fort Bend pioneers. Stroll along the sidewalks of downtown where the residents have taken great care to preserve its historic architecture and buildings.
Houston, only 15 southwest of Richmond, is a plentiful resource when it comes to sports, arts or family friendly fun.
Sports fanatics can enjoy a day of baseball at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. For football fans, Reliant stadium is home to the Houston Texans. Basketball fans can cheer the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.
Houston is a cosmopolitan center for the arts. In downtown Houston, the Theatre District venues feature Broadway shows, concerts and ballets. In downtown’s Museum District, you can visit over 15 museums and galleries including the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Fine Arts.
Hermann Park is a great location for families, and the Houston Zoo is one of the most popular destinations. The Houston Aquarium or The Houston Space Center is also another way to spend a kid-centered day of fun.
Whether you are looking for a sprawling ranch house, acreage for a custom-built home or a starter home, there are many Richmond TX homes for sale available for you to choose. Contact your Richmond TX real estate agent for personalized, professional service.