Named after one of the oldest tree lined squares in downtown Savannah, Georgia, Telfair has a distinct southern architectural feel. Telfair is a 2,018 acre master-planned community in Sugar Land, Texas. Homes there showcase a variety of styles, many featuring southern building elements such as front porches, stone, brick and stucco.
The twin arched suspension bridges designed to resemble Savannah’s historic bridges span the new lake and park system as part of the first phase of Telfair. The 70-acre lake system is bordered by paved walking trails and invites residents to spend leisure time exploring nature in canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft. Interesting art objects and sparkling fountains accessorize the natural beauty found in the parks and playgrounds. Greenbelt trails serve to connect the multitude of amenities in this thriving and vibrant community. The park system is part of 300 acres devoted to recreational amenities in the Telfair master plan. Telfair Central Pool and pool house is complete with waterslides, splash pad and zero-entry area for wading. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, sports fields and playgrounds. TelfairLife is unique to Telfair. It is a community-based non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide programs, activities and services to facilitate and enhance community life in Telfair and the greater community, while responding to individual and collective creativity and interests.
TelfairLife focuses on promoting social interaction, education, cultural, environmental and charitable pursuits. On site at Telfair, the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land features exhibitions ranging from state-of-the-art technology to the wonders of outer space. This new branch of the HMNS presents compelling exhibitions and fascinating learning experiences. Nearby, other areas of interest include Brazos Bend Start Park, George Ranch Historical Park and George Observatory.
Telfair students attend pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the respected Fort Bend Independent School District. There is also an abundance of higher learning opportunities in the area. The University of Houston’s Sugar Land campus on University Boulevard is adjacent to Telfair. Students can take advantage of the University of Houston’s educational offerings from this convenient Fort Bend County location. Additionally, Wharton County Junior College has a campus in Sugar Land as does the Houston Community College System.
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