Missouri City is a city located in Texas, partially in Fort Bend County and partially in Harris County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 52,913.
First started as a railroad town in the early 1900's along US-90A, Missouri City is a sprawling bedroom community of Houston, Texas. The extreme north part of the community is where the city first took shape but has since fallen in great disrepair. However, the western and eastern sections, namely the parts closest to Sugar Land and Texas Hwy 6 have seen tremendous economic growth as this growth appears to be spreading rapidly to the east. It sould be noted that unlike neighboring Houston, Texas - Missouri City has been a zoned city since 1981. Multifamily complexes e.g. apartments and condominums are a rare find because of the current zoning ordinance. Missouri City's up-scale master-planned community is known as Sienna Plantation.
It has been known as the model city for middle-class African Americans by BET in 2000; a majority are former renters from the Southwest Houston area. Somewhere in the mid-1970s, the influx of middle-class African Americans - most of them first-time homeowners - were attracted to undeveloped communities south and west of Loop 610.
Two zip codes - 77459 and 77489 coexist, where the 77489 zip code extends into a section of the City of Houston east of Fondren Road with the eastern terminus at Chimney Rock Road. Fondren Road is the current demarcation between Missouri City and Houston, Texas - since the late 1970s, communities east of Fondren Road and north of FM 2234 - including Willowridge High School - have been part of the City of Houston since late 1979. Some residents refer to this "disputed" section - a nine-square mile section of Fort Bend County as Missouri City because of the 77489 zip code; in 1998, the City of Houston Super Neighborhood Council refers to this "disputed" section as the Fort Bend-Houston Super Neighborhood #41.
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City of Missouri City, TexasProviding a wealth of information regarding the services, people, and places that form Missouri City; select a topic and discover this city.
Missouri City, Texas - City Community DirectoryIncludes business listings, lodging, health care, spiritual, special events. Directory designed and maintained as a public service by NWW.net.
Sienna Plantation Golf ClubDaily fee course. Membership, grille, academy and scorecard information are featured.