Richmond Growth

Photo of Richmond water tower with Richmond in the background

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

Aerial View of Brownwood and the Brazos River

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.