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vStafford is strategically located in the fast-growing southwestern section of the Houston metropolitan area with outstanding access to neighboring cities such as Sugar Land and Missouri City. Nationally acclaimed for its unique achievements, visionary leadership and prudent fiscal management, the City of Stafford is a dynamic, friendly community ideally located and encompassing what is described as an “Island of Business Opportunity” and as a family-oriented place to live. And ranked in 2008 by CNN Money Magazine’s as the #36 Best place to live. In 1995, the City of Stafford eliminated its property tax for residents and businesses alike, The Wall Street Journal described Stafford as “a Shangri-La for property owners”. Since that time, the City has seen its cash fund balances increase more than tenfold by receiving revenue from sales taxes, franchise taxes and user fees that are in line with or lower than those in neighboring communities. The Freeport tax exemption initiated by the City and offered by the school and utility district as well, complements the City’s zero property tax rates and has attracted many diverse companies to the City.
Stafford has been a long supporter of the arts, particularly the Fort Bend Theatre and the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, Stafford established an Arts and Education Development Zone in the heart of the City. Here, one will find the elegant Stafford Centre, the site of extraordinary entertainment and events, including concerts, dance recitals, theatrical productions, festivals, consumer shows, weddings, meetings and various outdoor events. The residents of Stafford and their neighbors enjoy 35 acres of green space throughout the City that are dedicated as park land. There are five City parks that feature gazebos, a lake, playground equipment, picnic benches, jogging trails, well-maintained fields for competitive sports and a recently dedicated historical memorial garden next to City Hall. An active citizens’ committee works regularly with City Council to continually enhance these popular public relaxation areas. Stafford shares the strength of its big neighbor Houston, with its world-renowned medical center, transportation systems, port, space center and more. Yet, Stafford retains small-town congeniality. It’s a great place to build a business and raise a family, especially in view of having the only municipal school district in Texas.
Education in Stafford TX
Primary and secondary schools
In 1977, Stafford broke away from the Fort Bend Independent School District, which caused several rounds of federal litigation and by 1981 it was finally declared that the Stafford Municipal School District was constitutional. Almost all of Stafford was in FBISD, with a minuscule portion in the Houston Independent School District. All of Stafford is now zoned to the Stafford Municipal School District, which is the only school district in all of Texas that is controlled by the city.
Everest Academy a PreK-5 school of the Darul Arqam Schools, is in Stafford.
Colleges and Universities
The city is served by Houston Community College System. The HCCS Southwest College includes the Stafford Campus at 9910 Cash Road.
Stafford TX Real Estate & Homes for Sale
The median home value in Stafford, TX is $141,600. This is lower than the county median home value of $169,400. The national median home value is $175,100. The average price of homes sold in Stafford, TX is $141,600. Approximately 45.59% of Stafford homes are owned, compared to 50.58% rented, while 3.84% are vacant. Stafford real estate listings include condos, townhomes, and single family homes for sale. Commercial properties are also available. If you see a property you’re interested in, contact me to arrange a tour today!