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2009 Sugar Land Awards & Recognitions

The following are awards and recognitions given to the city of Sugar Land, Texas during the 2009 calendar year and contributing to real estate growth in the area:

Sugar Land was named the 11th safest city in America, a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. The national ranking is included in CQ Press’ City Crime Rankings 2009-2010: Crime in Metropolitan America, a publication that annually compares crime in U.S. cities and metropolitan areas. Last year, Sugar Land finished 16th on CQ Press’ list of safest cities.

Two Sugar Land programs focusing on Citywide multi-cultural efforts and volunteerism during Hurricane Ike were named the state’s best. The Texas Municipal League (TML) awarded Municipal Excellence Awards to Sugar Land in the categories of “Communications Program” and “City Spirit.”

Sugar Land received top honors in this year’s 2009 Tami Award for Sugar Land E-News and the City’s calendar.

Sugar Land is among 25 American towns included on Forbes’ list of Top Towns to Live Well. Forbes says cities on the list “boast cultural amenities, pro-business environments, highly educated workforces and enviable salaries.”

Sugar Land Regional Airport was rated the nation’s best airport operator by Aviation International News, improving from fifth best in the nation last year.

The Park People, a non-profit group that promotes the expansion of parks, recognized Sugar Land with a “Project Award” for the City’s commitment to the development of Memorial Park along the Brazos River.

Keep Texas Beautiful named Sugar Land a first place winner of the 2009 Government Project Award for efforts to protect the environment.

The Anti-Defamation League named Sugar Land a Community of Respect© for the second straight year. The ADLs Community of Respect© program is an initiative to help governments, non-profit organizations, faith institutions, businesses, and institutes of higher learning create an atmosphere that rejects prejudice and fosters respect and an appreciation for diversity.


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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