Katy Homes for Sale
Katy Texas is named after the creek that runs through the town and is part of the Houston Metro area. It’s the centered tri-point of Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties and is home to about 16,000 residents.
Katy was first formally settled in the 1890s as a railroad town along the Missouri, Kansas, Texas Railroad, which ran parallel to US Route 90 or today’s Interstate 10 into downtown Houston. It really got a rapid growth around the 1960s and today has been heavily urbanized. It’s known for its own Katy Independent school district, a historic downtown square, and the Katy Mills Mall.
We are proud of our community and have committed to keeping Katy beautiful with the 1993 initiative called Keep Katy Beautiful Board. This board is designed to promote clean, litter-free communities and educate our citizens about recycling, landscaping, tree planting, waste reduction, and maintenance. We partner with several student and civic organizations and offer to landscape around city buildings and parks. We won prestigious awards and we’ve partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation to keep surrounding communities just as beautiful.
Why choose Katy Texas?
Our median income is a little bit higher than surrounding communities. As of the publishing of this post it’s about $73,000 with an average home price of about $250,000. Many people commute into Houston, which is about 48 minutes away or 30 miles along Interstate 10. It’s an easy straight shot on the interstate, which makes Katy an ideal suburb for many Houston employees.
But, that doesn’t mean you have to commute. There are several corporations and headquarters surrounding Katy such as the Igloo Corporation, Academy Sports and Outdoors, and BP America is had ordered in the Houston energy corridor, with over 5500 employees just outside of Katy. In 2017, Amazon began building a 1 million-square-foot distribution center, which has is drawn many new employees and residents to our area. With retail centers developed throughout Katy, retail growth, job growth, and economic development, Katy is certainly on the rise. Home prices will continue to increase over the next 5 to 10 years.
Katy has its own Independent school district with three elementary schools, a junior high, and a high school. The high school is the oldest high school in the area established back in 1898 and relocated to its present location in 1947. We also have three alternative education schools and private schools. Katy is served by the Houston community College system and operates a Katy campus in an unincorporated section of Harris County. The University of Houston recently purchased the Verde Park development site, which plans to break ground on a new Katy campus within the next few years.
Katy is also home to a vibrant parks and recreational facility with numerous playgrounds, sports fields, dog parks, and the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival.
If Katy Texas sounds like your type of town feel free to browse all the listings on our website or simply contact my office today to schedule your showing.
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