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2010 Sugar Land Awards & Recognitions

The following are awards and recognitions given to the city of Sugar Land, Texas during the 2010 calendar year and contributing to real estate growth in the area:

Sugar Land was recently named America’s 12th Safest City, a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. The distinction makes Sugar Land the safest city in  Texas.

Sugar Land is one of only 14 cities to receive the inaugural Texas Scenic City “Silver” Certification for achieving the highest level of scenic standards for public roadways and spaces.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the City of Sugar Land with an Excellence in Economic Development award for the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land project.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award to Sugar Land for a unique partnership that brought the Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) to the City.

Aviation International News again rated the Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at Sugar Land Regional Airport as the Western Hemisphere’s best operation.

The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers awarded Sugar Land “Best in Texas” Tami awards for a special video program on SLtv 16 and the 50th Anniversary Timeline brochure.

The Houston Business Journal selected four Sugar Land projects for 2010 Landmark Awards — a distinction intended to recognize “commercial real estate projects and developments that make significant impressions on the Houston landscape.” The Minute Maid Building won the Landmark Award for best “Office Project”; the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land won two awards in the categories of “Public/Private Partnership” and “Rehabilitation/Renovation”; and Telfair, a master-planned community developed by Newland Communities, was selected for best “Residential Development.”

The Parks and Recreation Department was awarded an Excellence in Planning award by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) for the City of Sugar Land Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan.

Keep Texas Beautiful announced Sugar Land as a winner of the 2010 Government Award. The Government Award is one of nine categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards and recognizes outstanding contributions to the Texas environment that have been made by government departments, divisions or agencies.

The International City/County Management Association recognized Sugar Land with Community Partnership Award for efforts over the past 10 years to bring a college campus to Sugar Land.

Two years after being named the nation’s first “Community of Respect,” the Anti-Defamation League ( ADL) recognized Sugar Land for the third straight year for its ongoing commitment to foster an inclusive and respectful community.

The Sugar Land Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan received a Parks and Natural Areas award from the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) in the Planning Category. The Parks and Natural Area awards are given annually by H-GAC’s Natural Resources Committee and the Parks and Natural Areas subcommittee.


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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