Katy Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Texas
Once a rail hub and major agricultural center born on the coastal plains of Texas, the city of Katy has grown into a sophisticated suburb approximately 25 miles west of downtown Houston. While the great herds of buffalo, large flocks of game birds and native Karankawa Indian tribes are long gone, Katy still offers the charm of a small historic town combined with the unparalleled amenities of a major metropolitan area. Located at the intersection of three counties - Fort Bend, Harris and Waller - modern Katy is a model family-style community with a high quality of life, low cost of living, affordable housing and excellent schools.
The real estate market in Katy provides a diverse selection of homes ranging from older single-family tract homes to upscale master-planned communities with large estate homes, custom homes and ranch properties. Woodcreek Reserve is a 395-acre master-planned community replete with a 100-acre nature reserve with homes starting at $250,000. Cinco Ranch is another popular master-planned community in the Katy area and is the third-ranked community in new home sales in the United States.
The award-winning Katy Independent School District (KISD) serves the youth population of Katy. Katy Independent School Districts features a student population of over 60,000. Several KISD schools are recipients of the national Recognition Award for Elementary Education. Higher institutions of education include Houston Community College/Northwest and the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch.
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