Small Town Charm, With Big City Convenience
Katy, Texas is conveniently located 29 miles west of Houston, and minutes from The Woodlands and Sugar Land metropolitan areas. Katy neighborhoods spans across three major Texas counties, including Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller and includes Old Katy or Katy – Old Town, which refers to the city of Katy, incorporated in 1945, as well as the 181 sq. miles of unincorporated land surrounding the city’s boundaries.
Rich in History and Economic Growth
What used to be rich farm land, adopting its name from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad, known as “the Katy” by railroad officials, Katy provided economic stability and easy access to get farm products to and from market. In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, the Katy gas field and the Humble plant (Exxon) were established in 1943, making Katy one of the most important oil towns in the nation.
Today, Katy is home to BP America’s Westlake campus, the largest area employer with more than 5,500 employees, and nearly 7,000 small businesses, according to Nerd Wallet’s 2015 list of top ten cities for small businesses. The city also made the top ten list of cities with the lowest unemployment rate at 3.7 percent.
Despite its growing job market and close proximity to Houston, the Katy area offers an affordable cost of living, which is 6 percent below the national average and lower than many areas of similar size in the Houston area. Visit Katy Economic Development Council at KatyEDC,org to learn more about Katy’s growing local economy.
Vibrant Community for Active Families
In addition to its impressive economic growth and stability, this family-friendly community is bursting with year-round activities for the whole family. From popular golf courses to some of the area’s finest shopping and entertainment venues, including LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, Typhoon Texas Water Park, and Katy Mills Outlet Mall, which brings shoppers from across all of Texas, Katy Neighborhoods are perfect for active families of all ages.
Home to one of the state’s most acclaimed school districts, coupled with easy access to major freeways and roads, including I-10 (Katy Freeway), TX 99 (Grand Parkway), and Westpark Tollway, Katy neighborhoods are a magnet for families seeking family friendly communities, with easy access to big city life. To get an updated listing of available properties in Katy, contact the Jessica McCreary Real Estate Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 408.3185.
Katy Real Estate Overview:
- The average list price for a home in Katy is $360,561
- Average home in the Katy:
- 4 Beds
- Median square footage of 2,990
- Year built, 2006
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