The City of Sugar Land has been recognized for its excellence in both, quality of life and economic development. Sugar Land is ranked as the safest city in Texas, and it is winner of the Community Sustainability Award from the International City/ County Management Association for its multi-cultural outreach and education efforts. As of 2015, the City of Sugar Land continues to gain higher recognition as one of the Best Places to Live in the Nation.

Sugar Land is one of the most affluent and fastest growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158% in the last decade. The City of Sugar Land ranks as one of the best cities for jobs in the US. With a large energy industry presence, Sugar Land is home to many global corporations such as Schlumberger, National Aluminate Corporation, and Texas Instruments, and was ranked as one of the “Top Cities in Texas” for business relocation and expansion by both Outlook Magazine and Texas Business.

The City of Sugar Land is home to Fort Bend ISD, one of the Nation’s top school districts, the City of Sugar Land continues to receive recognition for its quality of education. Fort Bend ISD is one of only two districts in Texas to be honored with the National School District of Character Designation by the National Schools of Character Program in Washington DC.