The Fort Bend Independent School District had the most annual new home starts within its perimeters among all Houston area districts, according to new housing research data from Metrostudy.
The study found that within the 12-month period, ending in September 2018, the annual home starts in the Fort Bend ISD community made up almost 11 percent of all new home activity in Houston, at 3,200 starts.
According to Metrostudy’s regional director Lawrence Dean, the West Southwest market, spanning from Sugar Land to Katy and stretching to Fulshear, accounts for a major percentage of new home construction in the area. However, due to the scarcity of remaining vacant land, the market has been advancing at a slower pace.
Metrostudy also reported where the most purchased land for future new home construction were located by school district region. The top three school districts were Waller ISD, with 24,671 lots, Conroe ISD, with 24,671 lots, and Lamar Consolidated ISD, with 19,918 lots.
Top 10 school districts by percentage of new home starts:
- Fort Bend ISD: 10.9 percent
- Conroe ISD: 9.8 percent
- Lamar Consolidated ISD: 9.7 percent
- Katy ISD: 9 percent
- Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: 8.5 percent
- Houston ISD: 7 percent
- Humble ISD: 4.9 percent
- Alvin ISD: 4.2 percent
- Tomball ISD: 3.8 percent
- Klein ISD: 3.4 percent