When most people think about Katy, TX, they think about one of three things depending on how old they are – rice fields, Renee Zellweger, or high school football.
But for those in the know, Katy has also turned into the ideal Houston suburb to move to – with great schools, gorgeous master-planned communities, and a fantastic school system. Whether you’re looking to escape Houston’s ever-escalating housing costs and overcrowding, or you’re looking to make a move to the greater Houston area and need a safe suburban place to call home, Katy should be at the top of your “must-see list” this year.
According to current statistics from Realtor.com, the median price for a house on the market in Katy is $330,000 but the median closing price is $175,000. What’s that mean for you? That it’s a buyer’s market in Katy, and it’s a great time to move to the area and purchase a house that can not only become a true home for you and your family, but also be an investment to be sold later for a tidy profit.
The greater Katy area is blessed with an enormity of land to build on, and makes the most of it. Most neighborhoods are actually master-planned communities with all the amenities that can turn an are from a place to live to a place to love. Splash pads, community centers, water features, libraries, swimming pools, tennis courts, sports parks, dog parks, and jogging/walking/cycling paths dot the landscape throughout most of Katy’s neighborhoods.
The commute isn’t bad either, especially compared to places like Cypress, The Woodlands, Pearland, and Sugarland, where there’s only one freeway route to take into the downtown Houston area.
In 2007, the Westpark Tollway opened along the road of the same name stretching all the way out to the Grand Parkway in Katy. Now thousands of Katy residents who live south of I-10 take the Tollway into Houston every day, relieving a tremendous volume of cars from Interstate 10.
Family life is a big deal in Katy, and the Katy Independent School District is known as one of the best places for kids to get a public school education in the state.
The district covers more than 181 square miles and is the home to more than 70,000 students. Excellence abounds throughout the district – Seven Lakes, Taylor, and Cinco Ranch High Schools are routinely among the most recognized academically in the state, and have had athletic championship success in swimming, wrestling, track and field, tennis, and soccer, while Katy High School, which had been around in some form or fashion since 1898, is known nationally for its football program, which has won eight state championships – seven of those since 1997.
The Katy area also has tons of options for recreation and shopping, starting with the Katy Mills Mall and La Centerra, both of which have thousands of square footage of local and national brands inside. The area has multiple healthcare options, including a new Texas Children’s facility.
If you’re ready to make a move to Katy, call FoxxMovers and receive a free quote today!