Dubbed “the Show Me city,” Missouri City is located just a few minutes away from Houston’s vibrant and trendy downtown district. Located in Fort Bend County, with its northern end extending into Harris, this city enjoys a close proximity to gateways that open its doors to the rest of the country and the world. Strategically located, it is within easy reach of the Port of Houston, major freeways and rail lines, the William P. Hobby Airport, and the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Approximately 70,100 Texans call Missouri City their home.
Missouri City’s 20 developed parks take up 393 acres of the city’s 28.4 square miles of land. American Legion Park is a favorite haunt of fishing enthusiasts as it offers excellent fishing with plenty of trees for cover. Buffalo Run Park is another popular city park with features that include 1.9 miles of hike and bike trails, a playground, fishing piers, and a sand volleyball court.
The local Recreation and Tennis Center offers residents and tourists a gymnasium, tennis courts, batting cages, and a cardio and weight room. Perfect for the longtime or aspiring fitness buff.
Different housing options abound in Missouri City. Here you can find everything from condominiums, apartment complexes and single-family residences to luxury homes in upscale Lake Olympia (a master-planned community within the city limits.
One of Missouri City’s event highlights is its annual Snowfest Festival, which often includes a tree-lighting ceremony, an exclusive Kid’s Village, and camel rides. Everybody is encouraged to bring an unwrapped present for the police department’s Blue Santa Toy Drive.
Most schools in Houston are served by the Fort Bend Independent School District, while Houston Independent School District serves the subdivisions of Colony Crossing, Fonmeadow, and Fondren Park that are located within Missouri City’s boundaries. The Houston Community College also calls Missouri City home.
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