Greatwood is located off U. S. Highway 59 about 24 miles southwest of Houston and five miles south of Sugar Land in northeastern Fort Bend County. The planned community of 2,050 acres began about the late 1980s or early 1990s and is a project of developer Newland Communities. Communities in Greatwood, include Greatwood Tuscany Place, Greatwood Woodhaven, and Greatwood Charleston Estates.

Arranged along the Greatwood Golf Club golf course, Greatwood offers three public swimming pools, tennis courts, and parks. The Greatwood clubhouse is available for meetings and special events. Greatwood Golf Club was designed by Carleton Gipson and opened in 1990. This regulation length course offers golfers 18 holes surrounded by lush green woods with four sets of teeboxes offering challenges for golfers of all levels.

Greatwood residents may fish and boat on the Brazos River and bike, hike or play at one the area’s numerous parks. The City of Sugar Land has developed the 1,200 acre Brazos River Park, which offers several smaller parks interconnected by trails.

Home prices in Greatwood range from the low $200,000s to the high $590,000s. Home square footage and lot sizes vary depending on the neighborhood. Home Builders in Greatwood include Emerald Homes, Newmark Homes and Village Builders.