Located west of Downtown Houston, the city of Katy has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a prairie land.
Katy can refer to both the city and the unincorporated areas around it.
Spanning 10.7 square miles, the city of Katy is part of the much larger Greater Katy area. The city is often referred to as Old Katy, while the Katy area includes surrounding unincorporated neighborhoods within the 181-square mile boundary of the Katy Independent School District.
Greater Katy is a mix of residential and commercial areas, and features several gated communities and master-planned neighborhoods.
Located west of Houston’s city boundaries, Katy is a few miles away from the Energy Corridor, one of the Bayou City’s main job centers.
Access to Houston and other key areas is easy via the I-10 (Katy Freeway), though there are plenty of retail, entertainment, and business hubs to be found in and around the area.
Katy homes for sale are centrally located near parks, schools, restaurants, bars, and shopping centers. The Katy Mills Shopping Mall and other retail centers provide residents with plenty of options.
National Blue Ribbon and multi-award winning schools from the Katy ISD are located and serve homes within the area.
The area owes its name to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT), then nicknamed “Katy” by railroad officials. The railroad – and years later, the I-10 – greatly contributed to the Katy area’s growth and development.
Today, the area is well-known for its wide choice of homes, affordable housing options, and excellent schools. Several new developments including several upscale residential projects are underway, including master-planned neighborhoods and gated communities.
Single-family homes is Katy’s main housing option, and homes can come in different architectural styles and price points.