Katy is located about 25 miles west of downtown Houston
on the Interstate 10 Energy Corridor. Katy is the hub of three counties:
Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County. Living in Katy offers
a small town atmosphere with the advantages of a major city nearby. The
Greater Katy area encompasses over 180 miles with area population in
excess of 155,000. Population within "old" Katy city limits is also on
the increase at over 11,000 while regional population is over 1 million.
Access to the Interstate 10 corridor, Grand Parkway and the Beltway 8
are easily accessible and only minutes from any part in which you may
choose to work, shop or play
Population: 169513 - 01/01/2004
Katy has been experiencing a thriving economy
and enormous growth during the past 8 years. Master planned communities
and new schools in the award winning Katy Independent School District
are some of the features that attract families to Katy. The area is
serviced by two major transportation thoroughfares (I-10 and the Grand
Parkway). These major North/South and East/West arteries combined with
proximity to Houston MSA, nearby port access, and two major air
transportation facilities provide outstanding national and international
connectivity for the Katy area.
In addition Katy is surrounded by great restaurants,
shops, churches and the new Katy Mills mall. Katy Mills is a 1.6 million
- square foot mall featuring 200 stores, theme restaurants and new
anchor shopping areas now being built. In addition Katy also has 2
multi-screen movie theaters.
A highlight of the Katy community is the annual Katy
Rice Harvest Festival held every October. The festival really
demonstrates small town America with its craft booths, carnival and
local entertainment for family enjoyment.
The Katy Independent School District is approximately
16 miles west of downtown Houston and extends beyond the city of Katy,
encompassing 181 square miles north and south of I-10. There are over
25,000 enrolled students, 15 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 3
high schools in Katy Independent School District. The facilities and
equipment are some of the best in the state. Programs available include
Community Education, Summer Programs, Gifted and Talented Programs,
Vocational Education, Vocational Agriculture, Special Education,
Athletics/Physical Education and Alternative Education.
Katy has an excellent school district, many
different denominations of churches, parks, recreational facilities, and
commercial development. With wide spread residential development, you
have a large selection throughout the community to live in a safe and
secure neighborhood. The Katy Independent School District is considered
to be among the top academic systems in Texas. KISD spans three counties
including Fort Bend, Harris & Waller Counties.
Houston-based Igloo Products Corp. is consolidating
distribution operations into one facility in the Katy area. More than
1,300 employees will work at the site. [Houston Business Journal] Hines
is developing a mixed-use lifestyle center in Katy at the northeast
corner of Pin Oak Road and Interstate-10 across from the Katy Mills
Mall. The upscale, pedestrian-friendly 93-acre development will include
a mix of components such as: office, retail, hotel, residential and
medical buildings. [Hines] Memorial Hermann announced plans to build a
new facility for Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital at Grand Parkway and
I-10. [Houston Business Journal] Christus St. Catherine Hospital has
broken ground on a new $12 million, 80,000 square-foot medical office
building and outpatient surgery center in Katy. [Houston Business
The concept of Canyon Gate communities is a
synergy of prime location, resort-style amenities, homes equipped with
the latest technology. Combine that with home prices ranging from the
low $100's to the $300's, and the result is a phenomenon of residential
Today, Canyon Gate communities have become home to
more than 6,000 residents, and the original gated concept has been
expanded to include non-gated villages, golf-course neighborhoods, and
lakeside enclaves. Their wide appeal touches families just starting out,
busy professionals, and the fast-growing retirement market.
Wood Creek Reserve, the new 550-acre community
at I-10 West and FM 1463 in Katy, features a surprisingly wooded
environment, with over 160 acres devoted to nature parks and other
recreational amenities. "More than 1/3 of the community is dedicated to
nature and recreation," according Troy Maxwell, president of Wood Creek
Reserve Development Company. The recreation center and pool are now
complete and will open to residents this spring.
A beach in West Houston? Only a community with big
ideas could offer its residents their own Beach Club, complete with
crystal-clear water and a white sand beach. As great as it is, the Beach
Club is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to the full lineup of
Cinco Ranch amenities. The West Houston community also offers
championship golf, a wooded Bayou Nature Trail, The Water Park, and
much, much more.
You can break for a mini-vacation at the Cinco Ranch
Beach Club, or hit the links at the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, an 18-hole
championship course. You can get soaked (in a good way) at our Water
Park, or connect with nature on the Bayou Nature Trail, preserving
nearly 70 acres of wooded habitat.
Cinco Ranch's master plan devotes hundreds of
acres to recreational amenities, including seven major neighborhood
recreation centers offering swimming, tennis, basketball, sports fields
and more. All Cinco Ranch neighborhoods and amenities are connected by
inviting greenbelt trails, which are popular spots for jogging, biking
Cinco Ranch's fun factor includes much more
than our recreational facilities. Our strong community spirit has
fostered numerous sports leagues, clubs and activity groups, so you'll
always find plenty of fellow enthusiasts to share your interests with.
And should you ever want to leave Cinco Ranch, the nation's largest
urban park system begins just outside our boundary.