Katy, Texas

Katy, Texas

Katy, TexasKaty (Harris County) is located about 25 miles west of downtown Houston on the Interstate 10 Energy Corridor. Katy is the hub of three counties: Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County. The highly educated workforce, large labor pool, and abundant utilities make the Katy area prime for business growth. The area is serviced by two major transportation thoroughfares (I-10 and the Grand Parkway). These major North/South and East/West arteries combined with proximity to Houston MSA, nearby port access, and two major air transportation facilities provide outstanding national and international connectivity for the Katy area.


In the beginning it 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 town site of Katy was laid out and platted by J. O. Thomas, L. C. Luckel, and R. M. Cash in 1895, supposedly named for the M-K-T Railroad that runs through it. The City of Katy was formally incorporated in 1945. Katy has always been a traditional family style community; however, it also played a major role as a rail hub, a rice farming and agricultural center, and one of the largest gas fields in this part of Texas.

Community Overview

Since its founding in the 1890’s, Katy has been a community dedicated to a quality of life unsurpassed in southeast Texas. Katy has an excellent school district, many different denominations of churches, parks, recreational facilities, and commercial development. With wide spread residential development, you have a large selection throughout the community to live in a safe and secure neighborhood. Access to the Interstate 10 corridor, Grand Parkway and the Beltway 8 are easily accessible and only minutes from any part in which you may choose to work, shop or play.


The Greater Katy (KISD) area encompasses 180 square miles with area population in excess of 164,000. Population within “old” Katy city limits is also on the increase at about 15,013. Katy is the 185th most populated city in the state of Texas out of 1,701 cities. The Katy Area embraces the Katy Independent School District that encompasses 181 square miles. Its eastern boundaries stretch to Houston’s energy corridor approximately 16 miles west of downtown Houston and extend along Interstate 10 to a few miles west of the city of Katy. In 2013, the median household income of Katy residents was $68,953.


There are 75 K-12 schools in Katy, TX, including 63 public schools and 12 private schools. Katy public schools belong to seven districts, Calvin Nelms Charter Schools School District, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD District, Harris County Juvenile Justice Charter School District, Katy ISD District, Southwest School District, Trinity Charter School District and West Houston Charter School District.There are 51 Katy elementary schools, 25 Katy middle schools, 18 Katy high schools and 87 Katy preschool schools.

Calvin Nelms Charter Schools (5 schools)
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (79 schools)
Harris County Juvenile Justice Charter School (5 schools)
Katy Independent School District (52 schools)
Southwest School (6 schools)
Trinity Charter School (3 schools)
West Houston Charter School (1 school)
Miller Career & Technology Center
Opportunity Awareness Center
Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center
Aristoi Classical Academy
Houston Community College System
University of Houston Cinco Ranch


Are you considering moving or relocating to Katy, Texas? Most locals split Katy into two areas: those North of I10 and those South of I10. Here are the communities located South of I10:

Baker Lane Estates Grand Lakes Parkway Oaks
Canyon Gate Grayson Lakes Pin Oak Village
Cardiff Ranch Green Trails Pine Mill Ranch
Cartwright-Conner Heatherwood Park Pines at Westgreen
Chesterfield Heritage Grand Rosedale
Churchill Farms Heritage Square Seven Meadows
Cimarron Hawks Landing Silver Ranch
Cinco at Willowfork Hickory Creek Silverstone
Cinco Ranch Highland Trails Stonelodge
Cornerstone Katy Creek Ranch University Park
Country Lakes Kelliwood West Memorial
Creekstone King Lakes Westgreen Park
Cross Creek Ranch Kingsland Estates Westheimer Lakes – N
Falcon Landing Krystal Lake West Side Forest
Falcon Point Lake Forest Willow Creek Farms
Falcon Ranch Lake Pointe Estates Willowfork
Falcon Rock Lakes of Buckingham Willow Park
Firethorne Mason Creek Windsor Park
Governors Place Memorial Parkway Woodcreek Reserve
Grand Enclave Mills Pointe Wyndehaven Lakes
Grand Harbor Nottingham Country
Oak Park Trails
Parklake Village
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