Katy’s laid-back charm offers home owners easy living, a self-contained lifestyle, and true neighborhood spirit.
Settled in 1872, Katy was known as Cane Island, a major rail, rice-farming and natural gas center. In the last 30 years, Katy has grown and expanded to join the West Houston area but retains a unique, small town feel. Located 25 miles west of downtown Houston along I-10 (Katy Freeway), Katy is connected to the city via Grand Parkway and the Westheimer Parkway.
Katy’s focus is “Quality of Life” and its neighborhoods offer a diverse selection of housing options from townhomes to master-planned communities. More than 21,000 acres of parkland provide extensive recreational opportunities from hike and bike trails to playgrounds and sports fields.
Students attend one of the top academic systems in Texas, the Katy Independent School District, which services Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties. Private and parochial schools are also available and the University of Houston operates a satellite campus in Cinco Ranch.
Katy Mills is a shopping and entertainment mall with an array of retail outlets and a movie theatre- family entertainment complex. West Oaks Mall and “Old Town Katy” offer unique shopping experiences as well.
Katy residents and people from all over Houston attend the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival, a week of entertainment, arts, crafts and more celebrating Katy’s farming heritage.