KATY REAL ESTATE GUIDE

2022 Katy homes for sale & insider real estate guide

Home to some of the top-ranked master-planned communities in Houston including Cinco Ranch, Firethorne, and Seven Meadows, Katy has become one of Houston’s top-ranked suburbs.

Katy homes are popular thanks to:

Due to the Greater Katy area’s size and number of communities, its real estate market can be tricky to navigate. Consulting with the best Katy realtor can greatly benefit homebuyers.

To get personal advice on buying or selling a Katy home, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top ranked Realtors in the United States.

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Table of Contents

  1. Katy Home Sale Trends
  2. Katy Best Realtor Insights
  3. Katy Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. Katy Schools
  5. Katy Real Estate Market

Katy Home Sale Trends

Katy Real Estate Trends

Home to some of the top-ranked master-planned communities in Houston, Katy has become one of Houston’s top-ranked suburbs.

Katy homes are popular thanks to:

Due to the Greater Katy area’s size and many communities, its real estate market can be tricky to navigate. Consulting with the best Katy realtor can greatly benefit homebuyers.

To get personal advice on buying or selling a Katy home, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo realtors and one of the top ranked Realtors in the United States.


Katy Best Realtor Insights

Covering a 181-square mile area straddling Interstate 10, Greater Katy has become a popular option in recent years.


Katy Maps, Location & Zip Code

Katy Map

Commute Time Katy
Downtown (min) 50
Med Ctr (min) 60
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 45

Map of Katy

Highlights Katy
Amenities Katy is ranked as one of the top communities in the state for “Fun Family Activities” with shopping and entertainment venues like Katy Mills Mall, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, and Typhoon Texas Water Park.

Katy serves many great amenities within its communities such as pools, tennis courts, hike and bike trails, sports fields (for football, lacrosse, and soccer), fitness centers, recreational centers, and water parks.
Golf Courses - The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch (public course)
- Meadow Brook Farms Golf Club (public)
- Falcon Point (private)
- Willow Fork (private)
- Bear Creek Golf World
Run / Bike Trails - Mary Jo Peckham Park
- Katy Park
- Malcolm E. Beckendorff Family Park
- Exploration Park
- Katy Dog Park
- Grand Lakes Dog Park
- Mason Road Park
- Cullen Park
- George Bush Park
Nearby Retail / Dining GROCERIES
- Whole Foods Market
- Trader Joe’s
- H-E-B
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Kroger

DINING
- Palma de Cera
- Oishii Sushi and Chinese Bistro
- Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
- Orleans Seafood Kitchen
- 5th Street Italian Kitchen
- Seafood on the Geaux
- Sushi 9
- MidPoint bar + eatery
- Kabob Korner
-vThe Cellar Door

ENTERTAINMENT
- Zen Hookah Lounge
- Einstein’s Pub
- Midnight Rodeo
- Mo’s Place
- Dish Society
- Bourbon Street Sports Bar
-Little Woodrow’s Katy
Major Employers - ENERGY CORRIDOR
- McDermott International
- Shell Oil Company
- Dow Chemical Company
- Foster Wheeler
- Gulf States Toyota

Katy Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Alexander Elem (Katy) 9
Creech Elem 8
Griffin Elem (Katy) 9
Hayes Elem 9
Holland Elem (Katy) 8
James E Randolph Elem 9
Katy Elem 9
Keiko Davidson Elem 8
Kilpatrick Elem 9
Pattison Elem 9
Shafer Elem 9
Stanley Elem 10
Williams Elem (Katy) 8
Wilson Elem (Katy) 10
Wolman Elem 10
Woodcreek Elem 8


Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Beck Jr High 10
Beckendorff Jr High 10
Cinco Ranch Jr High 9
Katy Jr High 7
Mayde Creek Jr High 8
Mcdonald Jr High 7
Mcmeans Jr High 9
Memorial Parkway Jr High 7
Seven Lakes Jr High 10
Woodcreek Jr High 9


Top High Schools Great Schools Ranking
Cinco Ranch High 8
Seven Lakes High 9
Taylor High 7
Tompkins High 8

Katy Schools

Katy homes are zoned to Katy Independent School District (KISD), a district rated by the Texas Education Agency as “Recognized”.

Serving a 181-square-mile area, the KISD features several National Blue Ribbon and multi-award-winning schools. More campuses are planned to open to relieve its existing schools. Once the district is built out, it will have a total of 17 junior high schools and 44 elementary schools.

Note: Due to the number of schools serving Katy homes, we opted to list them and highlight those that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.


Top Elementary Schools


Public Elementary Schools zoned to Katy Independent School District include:

Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School is a highly rated public school with 949 students in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher margin of 14 to 1. According to state test results, 83 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 81 percent are proficient in reading.

Sue Creech Elementary is a public school in Katy, TX. At Sue Creech Elementary, Minority enrollment at the school is 62 percent. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1, which is the same as the district average.

Griffin Elementary is a public school in Katy, TX. Griffin Elementary has an enrollment of 810 students and serves grades PK-5. At Griffin Elementary, 82 percent of students achieved or exceeded the proficient level in math, and 84 percent achieved or exceeded the proficient level in reading.

Jeanette Hayes Elementary School is a highly rated public school with 665 students in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. In math, 73% of students are proficient, and 70% are proficient in reading.

Bonnie Holland Elementary School is a highly rated public school with 1,011 students in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. In mathematics, 75% of children are proficient, and 71% are proficient in reading.

James E. Randolph Elementary School is a renowned public elementary school in Fulshear, TX, with 1,145 students in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. 84 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 77 percent in reading, according to state test results.

Katy Elementary School is a highly rated public school with 634 students in grades PK, K-5 with a 15 to 1 student-teacher ratio. According to state test results, 75% of kids are proficient in mathematics and 73 percent are proficient in reading.

Keiko Davidson Elementary School is a highly rated public school with 1,141 students in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test results, 67 percent of students are proficient in math and 68 percent are proficient in reading.

Kilpatrick Elementary is a well-ranked public school with 1,194 pupils in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. State exam results show that 88 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 81 percent in reading.

Hazel S. Pattison Elementary School is a highly regarded public school. There are 1,100 children in grades PK, K-5, with a 16 to 1 student-teacher ratio. 89 percent of kids are proficient in mathematics and 79 percent are proficient in reading, according to state test results.

Fred and Patti Shafer is a highly regarded public elementary school in Katy, TX. There are 1,194 pupils in grades PK, K-5, with a 15 to 1 student-teacher ratio. 81 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 77 percent in reading, according to state test results.

- Stan Stanley Elementary School at 26633 Cinco Terrace Dr.

Stanley C. Stanley Elementary School is a well-regarded public school. There are 1,057 pupils in grades PK, K-5, with a 16 to 1 student-teacher ratio. State exam results show that 87 percent of kids are proficient in mathematics and 78 percent are proficient in reading.

With 839 students in grades PK, K-5, and a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1, James E. Williams Elementary School is a well-rated public school in Katy, TX. State exam results show that 67 percent of children are proficient in arithmetic and 70 percent are proficient in reading.

Tom Wilson Elementary School is a highly-rated public school with 1,014 students in grades PK, K-5, and a 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio. State exam results show that 88 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 80 percent are proficient in reading.

Ray & Jamie Wolman Elementary School is a well-rated public school with 1,004 pupils in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. State exam results show that 88 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 79 percent are proficient in reading.

Woodcreek Elementary School is a highly rated public school in Katy, with 1,236 pupils in grades PK, K-5 and a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. 79 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 77 percent in reading, according to state test results.


Top Middle Schools


Public Middle Schools zoned to Katy Independent School District include:

Rodger & Ellen Beck Junior High School is a highly regarded public school with 1,259 students in grades 6-8 with an 18 to 1 student-teacher ratio. 85 percent of kids are proficient in math and 76 percent in reading, according to state test results.

Beckendorff Junior High School is a highly regarded public school in Katy with 1,708 students in grades 6-8 with an 18:1 student-teacher ratio. 89 percent of kids are proficient in mathematics and 82 percent in reading, according to state test results.

Cinco Ranch Junior High School is a well-regarded public school. It has 1,460 pupils in grades 6-8, with a 16 to 1 student-teacher ratio. 77 percent of pupils are proficient in math and 69 percent in reading, according to state test results.

Katy Junior High School is a well-regarded public school with 1,220 students in grades 6-8 and a student-teacher margin of 15 to 1. According to state test results, 63% of students are proficient in math and 52% are proficient in reading.

Mayde Creek Junior High School, located in Houston, TX, is a highly rated public school with 1,161 students in grades 6-8 and a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test results, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% are proficient in reading.

T.H. McDonald Junior High School is a highly rated public school with 910 students in grades 6-8 and a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test results, 58 percent of students are successful in mathematics and 51 percent are proficient in reading.

Garland McMeans Junior High School is a well-regarded public high school. It has 1,187 students in grades 6-8, with a 17-to-1 student-teacher ratio. According to state test results, 78 percent of students are proficient in math and 69 percent are proficient in reading.

Memorial Parkway Junior High School is a highly rated public school that serves 911 students in grades 6-8 and has a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test results, 65 percent of students are proficient in math and 64 percent are proficient in reading.

Seven Lakes Junior High School is a highly regarded public school. It has 1,483 students in grades 6-8, with a 17-to-1 student-teacher ratio. According to state test results, 88 percent of students are proficient in math and 80 percent are proficient in reading.

Woodcreek Junior High School is a well-regarded public school in Katy, TX. With 1,215 students in grades 6 through 8, with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. 81 percent of kids are proficient in arithmetic and 77 percent in reading, according to state test results.


Top High Schools


Public High Schools zoned to Katy Independent School District include:

Located within the master-planned community it was named for, Cinco Ranch High School is also a National Blue Ribbon School. The school was also ranked third in the Houston Chronicle’s list of Best Houston High Schools and has appeared several times on Newsweek’s best schools rankings.

Seven Lakes High School is one of the KISD’s highly rated schools. It was given a TEA “Exemplary rating” in 2008. It offers a wide range of Advanced Placement courses and features an excellent athletics program.

James E. Taylor High School opened its doors in 1979. Like Katy HS, Taylor is also a Blue Ribbon School and has been listed as one of Newsweek’s “Best High Schools in the Nation” several times.

One of the KISD’s newer schools, Obra D. Tompkins HS was named after a long-time educator. It was opened in 2013 and served as a relief school for Seven Lakes High School.


Katy Real Estate Market

Katy Single-Family Home Sale Trends


Katy Porch View

Homes in the Greater Katy area are mostly detached single-family homes.

Traditional bungalows with 3 to 4 bedrooms are common, though new construction custom-built homes are also a popular option in the area.

Typically, Katy homes sit on lots ranging from 5,000 to more than 21,000 square feet. Living spaces can be between 1,500 to more than 5,000 square feet.

Some of the most expensive Katy real estate properties are within private enclaves and feature sprawling grounds, private pools, and grand estate-style homes. These properties can feature half-acre (21,780 square feet) to more than 4-acre (174,420 square feet) lots.

Architectural styles vary, though traditional aesthetics are common.

There are several master-planned communities in the area, among which the most notable ones include Cinco Ranch. Communities in the area have great amenities, including golf courses, hike-and-bike trails, and lakes. Lakefront homes and estates overlooking golf courses are available in some master-planned communities.

Real estate is hyper-local. Due to a large number of neighborhoods, subdivisions, and communities located within the Greater Katy area, it’s best to check into each to see home styles and trends. Some areas are also deed-restricted.

Katy homes for sale typically start at around $150,000. The most expensive real estate in the area can sell for more than $2,000,000.


Katy Townhomes Sale Trends


Katy Balcony View

Thanks to a large number of new development in the city and surrounding areas, there are a lot of Katy townhomes for sale. Most are located within master-planned and gated communities.

Communities and subdivisions, like The Towns At Seville, Cinco Ranch, and Mason Creek Village, feature new construction townhomes. These patio homes and townhomes typically offer lot sizes ranging from 1,800 to 4,900 square feet. Three-bedroom floor plans are common, spread over 2 stories.

Home sizes are between 1,400 to more than 2,800 square feet.

Townhomes in the area start at around $150,000. Bigger and newer Katy townhomes can sell for more than $300,000.


Katy Condo Sale Trends


Despite rapid development, there are few multi-family residential buildings in the Greater Katy area. Nearby areas like Houston’s Energy Corridor and Memorial have a few more options.

Here are a few condo buildings within the Memorial area:

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see Inner Loop Houston Condos. To see condos within the Galleria area, see Galleria Houston Condos.


Katy TX History


During the mid-1800s, the area now known as Katy was called Cane Island. James J. Crawford received a land grant that included Cane Island during this period.

Three decades later, the area was still sparsely populated and only had four residents.

Growth in the area started in earnest near the turn of the century, when the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad laid rails through Cane Island. In 1895, the MKT started going through the area, and James Oliver Thomas laid out plans for the town.

The name Katy came from the railroad itself: railroad officials fondly called the line, “the Katy” (KT), and the name stuck onto the planned town.

In the 1900s, families moved into the town, establishing farms and ranches around the area. Katy’s growth is generally to the MKT (now part of Union Pacific), and later, the completion of Interstate 10.

By 1945, Katy was incorporated as a municipality with a city council and a mayor. Today, the city of Katy is considered the anchor point of the Greater Katy area.


Fun Things To Do Near Katy


The Greater Katy area is home to plenty of retail, dining, and entertainment options.

Located just off Interstate 10, Katy Mills features more than 1.3 million square feet of retail space. The retail center has several anchor stores, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, Old Navy, and Books-A-Million, among others.

Katy Front Porch

Master-planned communities like Cinco Ranch offer several amenities like parks, greenbelts, golf courses, pools, and retail centers. The LaCentrerra, a mixed-use development, features several dining and retail options.

Here are some of Katy Houston's must-visit places:

Dining

Parks

Nightlife

Golf

Map of Katy


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