Katy, Texas is city comprising of 10.7 mi² (27.6 km²) located at the intersection of Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties. It’s only 30 minutes west of Houston’s downtown and a 50 minute drive to the heart of The Woodlands. With a population of about 14,000 people, Katy is a very diverse and prosperous region of the greater Houston area, experiencing incomparable economic growth while remaining very affordable. The area, especially downtown ‘Old Katy’ is known for its Texas charm and quintessential Southern hospitality. It provides the perfect family environment. Katy Independent School District is home to numerous schools ranked among the top in Texas and is amongst the fastest growing in the Houston metro area.
The city of Katy is also known for its shopping both for its small town gift and specialty shops, as well as for being the home of one of the three largest outlet malls in Houston: Katy Mills. Katy Mills is home to a variety of discount outlet shops such as Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Juicy Couture, Express, Nike, and Forever 21.
The oil and gas industry is also a big part of Katy’s atmosphere. After all, Katy is the site of one of the largest gas fields in the United States and has been since the 1940s. It is also the home of ‘Park Ten’, which is a multi-use development ranked amongst the largest in the Houston area. Historically, Katy has been an agricultural area, with rice as its major crop product. Today, industrial developments have fueled Katy’s blossoming economy.
Everything from multi-acre land plots where homeowners maintain horses to apartments and condominiums can be found in the Katy area. Whether you’re looking for a golf course lot or a small town home, Katy may be the place for you. Contact Houston International Realty for more information about real estate needs in the greater Houston area.
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