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About Missouri City, Texas
Missouri City sits right at the edge of Houston’s urban sprawl, making it an ideal spot for people that want a slower pace of living and proximity to the city. At a modest 30 square miles, Missouri City may get lost a bit with Houston and other prominent suburbs nearby, but it remains a thriving part of the area. Consider that Missouri City’s population has nearly tripled in the last 35 years, making it yet another part of Houston that is seeing constant growth.
The History Of The Area
In 1853, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway opened up 20 miles of railroad, starting a series of events that would lead to Missouri City’s formation. Over the next few decades, the railroad expanded until it joined the Sunset Route that ran from New Orleans to Los Angeles. Today, this stretch of railroad is still important commercially. It’s also what drove real estate and land developers to the area, who compared the spot to St. Louis, Missouri and stated that it was a land of eternal summer.
In recent years, several master planned communities have been added to Missouri City, including Riverstone and Lake Olympia.
Shopping in MO City
The addition of master planned communities has turned Missouri City into more of a shopper’s paradise, and with Sugar Land just a few miles up the road, there’s always another place to check out. Some of the most popular shopping centers in the area include:
- Riverstone Shopping Center – Riverstone features a variety of shopping opportunities. From clothing to home décor to jewelry stores, there is something for everyone, including the family pet.
- Sweetwater Plaza – Sweetwater Plaza is about four miles northwest of Missouri City, and it’s a hotspot for shoppers. Here, there’s First Colony Mall, which includes big names like Macy’s and JCPenney, among others. There’s also a Target, Academy and an endless option of restaurants to choose from.
Missouri City Parks and Recreation
2701 Cypress Point Dr.
Missouri City has an impressive collection of parks and recreation areas. Some of the notable ones include:
- The Recreation and Tennis Center – Built in 2012, Missouri City’s primary recreation center provides 25,000 square feet of space for athletics and exercise. Some of its amenities include batting cages, an expansive cardio and weight room, an area for the kids, and open gym with several basketball courts and an indoor turf area for sports.
- Community Park – Community Park has something for everyone, including walking and jogging trails, soccer fields, softball fields, a basketball court, several lighted pavilions, a three-acre lake for fishing, a 9-hole disc golf course and a skate park that was opened in early 2019.
- Hunters Glen – Although located in a subdivision, Hunters Glen Park is open to everyone and in addition to a playground and jogging trails, there is a splash park that is ideal for those steamy summer days.
Missouri City has several schools, like Sienna Crossing Elementary and Scanlan Oaks Elementary, as well as Lawrence Elkins High School and Ridge Point High Schools. Given Missouri City’s proximity to inner Houston, families have plenty of private schools to choose from as well, and Houston’s private schools are among the most diverse and competitive in the nation.
Other things to do in Missouri City
Missouri City is largely a residential community, but there’s still a lot to do in the area. Its proximity to both Houston and Sugar Land also keeps things interesting for Missouri City residents. Here’s just some of the things residents can try out in their free time:
- Take the family to one of the city’s many parks. There’s room to roam in Missouri City.
- There’s also a few golf courses, like Quail Valley, to take advantage of.
- Highway 6 runs straight through Missouri City, so it’s an easy drive to Galveston for a day at the beach.
- Brazos Bend State Park is just to the south, and is a popular spot for camping and outdoor activities. The park is also home to the George Observatory, with telescopes available for viewing.
- The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is just a few miles away, and offers an array of interactive exhibits for the little ones.
- Most of Houston’s primary attractions are within reach of Missouri City. This includes the city’s many museums, its world class performing arts, its professional sports teams and a variety of charming, unique restaurants.
Helpful Information for New Residents
Missouri City Police Department
3849 Cartwright Rd.
Missouri City Fire Department
3849 Cartwright Rd.
Driver license offices
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
445 Commerce Green Blvd.
Missouri City School District
Fort Bend Independent School District
16431 Lexington Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479