I live in Sugar Land, and I have to tell you that there are houses out here that are not that
expensive. If you get into an older neighborhood, even in first colony, it could run you between 100,000-120,000 thousand dollars. 4 bedrooms, nice backyard, and great schools
. You just have to do your homework. One neighborhood that I know personally, I have a friend that lives there, is called The Highlands. It's right in first colony area (off hwy 6 by Williams Trace) and the school age children go to the same schools that Sugar Creek kids and Oyster Creek kids go to....Highlands elementary, Dulles Middle and Dulles High.
I will say that the rent in this area is really insane though....1300 to 1500 a month, and sometimes more. If you want to live in the area, I would say buy...not rent.