Katy, Texas is a suburb within the Houston-The Woodland-Sugar Land metro area. As of the 2010 US Census, 14,102 people called Katy, TX home.
Katy is a traditional small town complete with an old-style downtown area. Within the town limits, you will find the quiet, peaceful, tree-lined streets that so epitomize most American’s picture of small-town life. Outside the city limits, you find master-planned communities and Katy real estate that rival those found anywhere in America when it comes to overall quality of life and available amenities.
Living in Katy, TX
Katy, TX offers and exceptional quality of life with a beautiful town, comparatively low cost of living, excellent schools, affordable housing and a wealth of recreation options. When you tie that in with Katy’s proximity to the bustling city of Houston and all it has to offer, you have everything you could possibly need in one space.
Public schools in the area are part of the award-winning Katy Independent School District. Seven high schools, 13 junior high schools, 35 elementary schools serve the children in and around Katy.
There are also five private and charter schools within the area for parents who prefer a private education for their children.
Shopping, Dining and Recreation
Katy, TX is home to over 500 restaurant offering a rich variety of ethnic and traditional cuisines as well as many bars, nightclubs and music venues.
For shopping, Katy residents have several options.
Katy Mills is a 1.3 million square foot mall that features over 175 retail and outlet stores as well as numerous restaurants, a hotel and an AMC theater.
Katy Main Street is an 89 acre open, retail area with numerous dining and retail options.
Old Town Katy is located right in the heart of Katy, TX and includes City Hall as well as boutique shops, antique stores and small, locally-owned eateries. Surrounded by old-growth trees, manicured grass and historic buildings, it’s an excellent place to spend the afternoon.
For the children, Katy offers a world-class youth sports program. Currently, there are eight baseball leagues, four basketball leagues, six football leagues as well as fencing, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and the list goes on. If there is a sport your child loves to play – or just wants to try out – chances are there is an organized league in Katy.
For the adults, there are numerous parks, an equestrian center and nine championship-length golf courses within the city.
And let’s not forget the beach. Katy, TX is only 90 minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches along the entire Texas coast. Close enough for a day trip.
Homes for Sale in Katy, TX
Homes for sale in Katy, TX cover a wide range of styles, sizes and price points. As of 2012, the median price of a home in Katy was $146,400 with the median price of the master-planned communities on the outskirts being above $200,000.
Honestly, if there is a particular style of home that you are looking for, the odds are it can be found in Katy. It’s best just to browse the local MLS to see what is available and take a tour to see the community for yourself.
Katy is truly a community that has it all, and what it doesn’t have, nearby Houston does.