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2008 Sugar Land Awards & Recognitions

The following are some of the 2008 awards presented to the city of Sugar Land, Texas contributing to the Sugar Land real estate growth:

Sugar Land continued to be included among America’s 20 Safest Cities, a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. The national ranking was included in the City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America, published today by Washington-based CQ Press, the reference and textbook-publishing division of Congressional Quarterly. The publication’s authors have compiled state and city rankings books for almost two decades.

MONEY magazine and CNN/Money chose Sugar Land as one of the 100 Best Place to Live in the nation.

The Texas Animal Control Association described Sugar Land’s animal shelter as one of the state’s best during its 34th Annual Conference in Dallas, where Sugar Land received the 2008 Texas Animal Control & Welfare Agencies Award for cities with a population of 50,000 to 100,000. The award recognizes public awareness, facility compliance with the Shelter Act and agency improvements, as well as active membership in TACA and effective employee development programs.

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) selected Sugar Land to receive its 2008 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) for cities with a population of 40,001 to 100,000. The award recognizes Sugar Land’s overall economic development program in business retention and recruitment and community improvement.

The Texas City Manager’s Association (TCMA) — an organization comprised of the state’s top City leaders — awarded Sugar Land its City Council of the Year award. The award recognizes Sugar Land City Council for its support of the council-manager form of government through professional management, ethical practices and effective decision-making to ensure the highest standards for the community.’s compilation of the best standard of living suburbs for the country’s 15 largest cities included Sugar Land as a “Top Suburb to Live Well.”

A City partnership with Southern Land Company, Cherokee Investment Partners and Newland Communities resulted in two Houston Business Journal (HBJ) Landmark awards. The Imperial Sugar Refinery Site project won an award in the category of “2008 Land Deal” and the Telfair – Phase I project won a Landmark Award in the category of “2008 Residential Development.”


Prime Properties is a Sugar Land area residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm serving Fort Bend County and Southwest Houston.

It is headed by Broker, Mike Harness and veteran Sugar Land area Realtors, Sherry Miles and Stephanie Nelson. For more information on Prime Properties, visit for contact form, phone and email information.

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