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Since its founding in the 1890's, the Katy Texas area has been dedicated to a quality of life unsurpassed in this part of Texas.

One of the reasons people love the Katy area is the pleasant subtropical climate. Situated on the coastal plains of Texas, with relative proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, moderate summer and winter low temperature extremes, our winters are mild and our summers warm and humid. Average daily high temperature in the summer is in the low 90's and daily high temperatures in winter average 65 degrees. Gulf winds make summer nights pleasant and snowfall is rare.

Katy, Texas is uniquely located within three counties, Fort Bend County, Harris County and Waller County. We are located approximately 25 miles west of downtown Houston.

Katy Texas is a prime beneficiary of the constantly improving highway network in and around metropolitan Houston. It is strategically located to offer the best of all possible worlds in transportation.

With widespread residential development, there is a large selection throughout the area to live in a safe and secure neighborhood. Housing options range from apartments to small ranches, estate homes and master planned subdivisions. The City of Katy is a zoned community.

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The Katy area's high quality of life and low cost of living prove attractive to persons at every stage of life.

The Katy Texas area boasts strong community spirit, great schools, a pleasant subtropical climate; plenty of affordable housing in safe, clean neighborhoods, and a thriving business climate.

One of the Katy Texas area's greatest benefits for growing families is the availability of a comprehensive education for you and your children. The Katy Independent School District offers students major advantages, from the latest technology to a low student/teacher ratio.

Additionally, a branch of the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, ,the Houston Community College Katy Campus and Bel Haven College is located nearby. In addition, there are a number of excellent private schools in the greater Katy Texas area catering to students from pre-school through high school.

Creating an environment that lets you feel secure whether you're at home, at work or on vacation this three county area is served by six (6) law enforcement agencies.

The Katy area has a proud history as a major rail center, a major center of rice farming and heavy involvement in the early oil industry. The Katy Prairie, comprised of a variety of habitats, is crucial to maintaining the freedom and quality of rural life, supporting outdoor activities such as hunting and birding

Providing high quality residential neighborhoods and amenities are the master planned communities in the Katy area. Among these is Cinco Ranch which offers its very own private beach club and swim lagoon, Grand Lakes, Green Trails and the newest entry, the elegant Woodcreek Reserve.
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Long known as the "City of Churches" Katy, Texas is a close-knit community and the key to this sense is the strength of our local churches.

It's no wonder that many Katy area residents often remark "You'll Love Katy."

Fun Katy Texas Facts

  • In the beginning Katy was only a wide open prairie, the hunting ground of the Karankawa Indian tribes, the winter feeding grounds of great herds of buffalo and large flocks of wild ducks, geese, sandhill and whooping cranes, and numerous other game birds, and home to longhorn cattle, deer, and wolves.
  • Earliest settlement of the community known as Cane Island, for Cane Island Creek that runs through it, was in 1872.
  • The City of Katy was formally incorporated in 1945.
  • Katy is at the intersection of three counties. They are Fort Bend County, Harris County and Waller County.
  • In the Katy area, bachelor's level education is 50% higher than the state
  • In the Katy area, graduate or professional degrees are held by 15% more people than in Texas as a whole.
  • In the Katy area, the per capita income is 50% above national and state levels and at least 24% above the constituent counties.
  • Office space in the Katy area is 8,900,000 square feet.
  • The Katy area has two commercial cores - one is developing along I-10, the other is emerging along the Grand Parkway.
  • The only one of its kind in the US, Forbidden Gardens recreates the Forbidden City and the tomb of the first emperor of China.
  • Katy ISD is the fastest-growing school district in the Houston metro area and one of the fastest-growing in the state. Projections show a steady upswing throughout this decade, with total enrollment topping 66,000 by 2010. This year, KISD grew by 2,000 students, the equivalent of a junior high and an elementary school.
  • Katy ISD received the Gold Medal Award from Expansion Management in 2005 and 2004. The Gold Medal is awarded to school districts in the top 17% of all districts in the country.
  • Persons living along I-10 known as the Katy Freeway and who have zip codes assigned to Katy, are more likely to reside in the unincorporated areas rather than the City of Katy.
  • The hurricane of 1900 destroyed most of the buildings in the City of Katy.
  • The Katy area is the site of one of the largest gas fields in the United States since the early forties.
  • Park Ten, a multi-use development is listed by the Houston Business Journal at #11 in terms of total acres on its "Largest Houston-Area Business/Industrial Parks List".
  • Katy Mills is the third largest shopping center in the Houston region.
  • Katy ISD is one of only 14 large districts in Texas (25,000 students or more) to earn a "Recognized" rating from the Texas Education Agency. It's one of only three to hold that distinction four years in a row.
  • Cinco Ranch got its name from the five oil families who jointly purchased the Blakely Ranch in 1937. 

Telephone service in the Katy area is determined by a decision dating back to the 1930's.  Local telephone was not available in the Katy area back then, so the local farmers invested as a group and had their own telephone service installed.  AT&T (then Southwestern Bell) did not offer service at the time with the dividing line between SBC and the local farmers  based on a fence line because Mason road did not exist.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas was established and those fence posts became the dividing line between telephone companies. Today any competitive telephone company can offer service in any telephone companies service area location, it's up to that company where they offer service.
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Katy, Cinco Ranch, Lakeforest of Kelliwood, Windsor Park Estates, Windsor Park Lakes, Fleetwood, Frostwood, Kelliwood Lakes, Kelliwood Greens, Blackhorse Ranch, Cross Creek Ranch, Firethorne, Grayson Lakes, Estates of Woodcreek, Bridgeland, Nottingham Country , Lakes of Buckingham, Avalon at Seven Meadows, Parklake Village, Westside Forest, Kelliwood, Green Trails, Kelliwood Estates, Kelliwood Nottingham, Nottingham Country, Bayou Woods, Kelliwood Park, Kelliwood Parc, Woodcreek Reserve, Seven Meadows, Grand Lakes,  Harris County, Fort Bend County, Lakes of Bella Terra, River Forest, Memorial Forest, Barker's Landing.
Texas Zip code areas: 77024, 77094,77450,77494,77449.