ESCAPE from the commotion of the city to the laid-back charm of Katy, Texas, the west Houston community that offers residents easy living, a complete lifestyle and a true neighborhood spirit.

First settled in 1872, Katy has a history as rich as the farmland that once covered the vast plains. Originally known as Cane Island, the area was a major rail, rice farming and natural gas center. Today, though Katy has grown and expanded with Houston, it still retains a unique small town

Located just 25 miles west of downtown Houston along I-10 (Katy Freeway), Katy is connected to the city via Grand Parkway and the Westheimer Parkway, allowing residents convenient access to the Greater Houston area.

Quality of life is the focus of this community and it offers a complete and diverse selection of housing options from townhomes to master planned neighborhoods. With over 21,000 acres of parkland, Katy provides extensive recreational opportunities for the entire family from hike and bike trails to playgrounds and sports fields.

Katy students attend one of the top academic systems in Texas, the Katy Independent School District, that services residents in Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties. In addition, Katy hosts numerous private learning institutions for children from pre-school through high school. The University of Houston operates the Cinco Ranch satellite campus in Katy, providing higher education opportunities to Katy residents without the

Katy is flush with fantastic retail, entertainment and dining options for all tastes and preferences. Right off of I-10 is Katy Mills, more than a mall, it is a shopping and entertainment odyssey, offering a fantastic array of retail outlets in addition to a movie theatre and family entertainment complex. West Oaks Mall and “Old Town Katy” offer unique shopping as well.

Katy residents and people from all over Houston attend the annual, weekend long, Katy Rice Harvest Festival with continuous entertainment, arts, crafts and more celebrating Katy’s farming heritage.

The area also features an extensive array of services, top-notch health care facilities, strong business leadership and progressive government dedicated to keeping the community vibrant and prosperous.

With all the desirable amenities of metropolitan life, Katy residents still feel its hometown roots.

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