Why Move To Katy, Texas?

Katy is Small Town, Texas, just minutes from the best restaurants, shopping and culture Houston has to offer. Despite its proximity to the big city, Katy has preserved its small-town ideals while evolving into a mature community in itself.

Katy residents are 50% more likely to have earned a bachelor’s degree than the rest of the state and 15% more likely to hold a graduate degree. Per capita income is 50% higher than national levels and 24% higher than the three counties in which Katy lies. It’s a safe place to raise a family among other people who are going places.

Moving To Katy, Texas

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History Of Katy

Set on prairie land traditionally roamed by migratory birds, buffalo, cattle and wolves hunted by the Karankawa Indians, the clay soil makes the area less suitable for most farming. Cane Creek, one of the sources of Buffalo Bayou, gave the area its original name—Cane Island—and contributes to the area’s prime conditions for growing rice. Legend has it that the name Katy came from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (M-K-T) Railroad, referred to as the K-T, which had a hub here. Or maybe Katy was the saloon keeper’s wife. Either way, the town was planned in 1895 but wasn’t incorporated until 1945. A large gas industry fostered Katy’s early growth.

Only 50 years ago, Katy was still a sleepy little Texas town, but Houston’s westward sprawl along the Energy Corridor of Interstate 10 quickly transformed it first into an affluent suburb and finally into an appendage that nonetheless maintains its own small-town identity. As a mature suburb, the town offers the convenience of infrastructure such as restaurants and shopping as well as an established, award-winning school system.

Shopping

You could go into Houston for world-class shopping, but you don’t have to. We’ve got our own, right here in Katy.

            Katy Mills Mall

5000 Katy Mills Circle

https://www.simon.com/mall/katy-mills/stores

Houston’s famous Galleria Mall has a little sister, just over off Pin Oak. Most of the stores are outlets, which are much easier on the wallet than a trip to the Galleria. Here’s a sampling of what you can find:

  • Looking for a party dress? Katy Mills offers everything from Off 5th to J. Crew to Polo Ralph Lauren.
  • Need shoes? Step into Famous Footwear, Converse or Cole Haan.
  • How about high-end accessories? Check out Kate Spade, Coach or Neiman Marcus Last Call.
  • Bargain hunting? Visit Ross, Old Navy or H&M.
  • Preparing for your fishing trip? Don’t miss Bass Pro Shops.

 

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard

https://www.lacenterra.com

Just off Grand Parkway, you’ll find LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, a main street style center with an excellent selection of restaurants and stores.

  • Terrific shopping includes Talbot’s, Gymboree, Francesca’s, Pandora and Sephora.
  • Grab a Jamba Juice smoothie or celebrate your anniversary at Perry’s Steakhouse. Family Taco Tuesday can happen at Torchy’s or Las Alamedas.
  • Shop for specialty and organic foods at Trader Joe’s.
  • Visit the Farmers Market on the fourth Sunday of every month.

 Parks

            Mary Jo Peckham Park

5597 Gardenia Lane

281-496-2177

http://www.pct3.com/Parks/All-Parks/peckham-park

            Central Green Park

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard

http://willowforkdrainagedistrict.com/central-green/

            Typhoon Texas Waterpark

555 Katy Fort Bend Road

832-426-7071

https://www.typhoontexas.com/houston

            Splash Pad Park

21437 Clay Road

Other Things to Do in Katy

The cities of Katy and Houston have run into each other, ever bringing conveniences and culture closer by, but Katy offers fun for the whole family (and just the adults), too.

Schools

  • In 2016, com ranked Katy Independent School District (http://www.katyisd.org/ ) as the best in the greater Houston area. Several of its schools have been named National Blue Ribbon schools, and half of its high schools have been built in the last 15 years to account for the region’s rapid population growth. Expansion Management awarded Katy ISD its Gold Medal Award in 2004 and 2005, placing it in the top 17% nationwide.
  • The Houston Community College system’s Katy Campus (https://www.hccs.edu/locations/northwest-college/katy-campus/) serves 4,000 two-year and continuing education students. HCC has purchased land to permit expansion to more than double its student body.
  • In 2018, the University of Houston broke ground on a facility that will bring state four-year degrees back to the Katy area.
  • Belhaven University (http://www.belhaven.edu)

Helpful Information for New Residents

City of Katy Police Department

5456 Franz Road

281-391-4848

http://cityofkaty.com/departments/police-department/

City of Katy Fire Department

http://cityofkaty.com/departments/fire-ems/fire-department/

Electric service

Katy is served by retail electric providers. The state offers an objective, non-profit website where consumers can search and compare electricity rates available in their zip codes. Visit PowertoChoose.org.

Vehicle registration

https://local.dmv.org/texas/harris-county/katy/dmv-office-locations.php

Driver license offices

http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/

Katy Independent School District

6301 South Stadium Lane

281.396.6000

http://www.katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

555 Park Grove Drive

281-391-KATY (5289)

http://www.katychamber.com