Richmond Growth

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On the front porch of the southwest Houston metroplex, Richmond is a charming Texas city with a rich and meaningful history, positioned perfectly for growth to propel the town into the future.

The City of Richmond was incorporated by the Republic of Texas in 1837 - the same year as Fort Bend County and nearby Houston. The city was founded near the site of Fort Bend, a blockhouse fortification built on a bend of the Brazos River. The area was originally settled by 57 of Stephen F. Austin's original 300 settlers.

Small Town, Big Opportunity

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Ideally Located

Richmond is on track for both residential and commercial growth, as Fort Bend County’s population swells by a projected 2.1 million people over the next 30 years.

While known in the past as simply a quaint train town along the Brazos River, Richmond’s prime location is just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston between I-69 and the Grand Parkway, and provides the perfect combination of big city access with small town culture and community.

Richmond's location advantage joined with a talented available workforce, and competitive business environment are bringing high quality commercial and residential development and opportunity to the area.

The past chapters of Richmond’s story serve as a valued and foundational prologue, without which the next chapters of its compelling future could not be written. Big things are coming, and the Richmond of today is ready.