Fort Bend Living

Fort Bend Living

Cost of Living

As one of only seven states in the nation without a state income tax, the cost of living in Texas is already low. Additionally, Fort Bend has one of the lowest cost-of-living indexes in the United States.


A Fort Bend education includes numerous exceptional K-12 schoolsas well as many accredited universities and colleges. Fort Bend is the regional leader for an educated adult population and high school graduation rate.


Fort Bend County is leading the region for job creation in areas such as healthcare, energy, engineering and entertainment. Major employers in the area include Fluor Corporation, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments, United Parcel Service, Nalco Company, Frito-Lay, Inc., Memorial Hermann Hospital, AT&T, and CenterPoint Energy.


Major highway and thoroughfares connect commuters to virtually any destination—from the Port of Houston to Port Freeport, from the Medical Center to two major airports and the Sugar Land Airport, which has been ranked as the No. 1 Fixed Base Operation in the Americas for the past two years. Fort Bend is also home to the new CenterPoint Intermodal Center, interconnecting three major highway systems, three railroads, and access to multiple land, sea and airports in the Greater Houston area.


Fort Bend County is home to seven of the ten most active Houston master planned communities and more master planned communities than any other county in Texas.

Click here to view a list of communities in Fort Bend.