It was at one time, literally, the land of sugar. Hence, the name: Sugar Land. Closed in 2003, and demolished in 2010, the Imperial Sugar Mill is currently at the center of development plans to transform it into a complex of businesses, residences, and green spaces.
Once it becomes a reality, life in retirement communities in Sugar Land, Texas will be, well…even more delicious.
As locations for retirement communities near Houston go, Sugar Land is at the top of the list. Situated less than 30 miles from H-Town, Sugar Land- or Sugarland, depending on who you ask – combines small-town charm with easy access to Houston’s culture and sophistication.
Check out these Sugar Land attractions. A retirement community near Houston may be just what you envision for your future.
Cullinan Park’s 754 acres is home to a plethora of wildlife, but it is the birds that are the star of this show. The park is part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s state-wide birding trail network. Those trails attract bird watchers and other nature enthusiasts from across the globe. If you’d rather watch a beautiful sunset, than the birds, grab a friend and a bottle of wine and climb up the park’s watchtower for a sunset experience.
Houston Museum of Natural Sciences at Sugar Land
Featuring an impressive collection of natural science artifacts, including meteorites and dinosaur bones, the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS) is one of the largest museums of its kind in the country and a premier Sugar Land attraction. The fossil collection alone ranks among the nation’s top five. Your grandkids will love the interactive exhibits and hands-on exhibits. Better yet, tap into your inner science geek and become a part of the HMNS adult volunteer program. Opportunities to get involved include leading tours and helping with school field trip visits.
Basit Art is part studio, part gallery, and part hands-on art center. This is a local gallery that showcases the work of emerging local artists and also offers art classes and workshops for art lovers of all ages. Whether you are an accomplished artist, photographer, sculpture, or just an art enthusiast with an interest in exploring your potential, you’ll love spending time at Basit Art.
When you are looking for an afternoon of shopping followed by an evening of first-class dining and entertainment, look no further than Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Center. Offering a diverse line-up of programming, from musical concerts to theater productions, to culture and performing arts presentations, to sporting events, this state-of-art, multi-purpose event venue sets the standard for live performances. The complex includes an upscale shopping mall as well as restaurants galore.
Grab a buddy or two and head to Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Space Cowboys, Sugar Land’s professional minor league baseball team. It’s a great place to be outside and enjoy the company of friends. Seniors who move to retirement communities in Sugar Land quickly become devoted Space Cowboy fans.Overture Sugar Land, Overture’s premier active adult community outside Houston, is dedicated to fulfilling your aspirations. Book a tour today and you will surely be inspired to join this welcoming community of enthusiastic seniors. No need to sugarcoat it. The sweet life awaits!