Katy Old Towne Real Estate Guide
Katy Old Towne homes for sale & insider real estate guide
Situated north of Katy, one of the Top Ranked Suburbs in Greater Houston, north of Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) and less than 4 miles from Texas 99 (Grand Parkway). The Katy Old Towne community features top-performing schools, great amenities, and ease of travel.
Katy Old Towne is well-known for its:
HIGHLY-RATED SCHOOLS: Several Best Houston Public Schools are located in the Katy Old Towne, which include Katy Elementary, Katy Junior High, and Katy High School which serve the community. The neighborhood is zoned to Katy Independent School District (ISD).
NEARBY RECREATIONAL SPACES: Katy is ranked as one of the top communities in the Houston area for "Fun Family Activities." The neighborhood features many recreational facilities, green spaces, and hike/bike trails. Numerous parks are also situated in the area, including Katy Park, Katy Oaks Community Park, and Katy National Park.
EXCELLENT ACCESSIBILITY: The Katy Old Towne residents have easy access to major thoroughfares, including the Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) and the Morton Ranch Rd that leads to the Texas 99 (Grand Parkway). These major roadways lead residents to Downtown Houston on the East and Brookshire community on the West.
PROXIMITY TO RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT: With the neighborhood's close location to major roadways, residents are just a short drive away from retail centers and shops, dining spaces, notable restaurants, and entertainment. All of which are accessible on Katy Freeway.
WIDE RANGE OF HOUSING OPTIONS: The neighborhood features a variety of home options which include several single-family homes, townhouses, large estates, and new construction custom-built homes. Katy Old Towne homes also feature lots from half-acre to sprawling 4-acre lot sizes.
Several major employers have established their headquarters in Katy, particularly near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Grand Parkway. Due to the Greater Katy area's residential development, the number of communities, and its size, Katy Old Towne real estate can be challenging and tricky to navigate.
To get personal advice on buying or selling a Katy Old Towne home, contact Paige Martin, one of the Top-Ranked Realtors in the United States.
“We had a great experience buying a home in the greater Houston area with Brad! We were first time home buyers who were completely ignorant of what’s involved in buying a home, and we were buying from out of state, so we had to put offers on houses we didn’t see in person. Brad made this very easy for us, and he went to many open houses, taking detailed videos of the different homes. We had initially planned on waiting to buy a home until after moving to Houston, but Brad made us feel confident in buying a home remotely. It was important for us to have as stress-free an experience as possible buying a home, and Brad was so good at what he does that it really was almost entirely stress-free for us. He’s a native Houstonian, and he was able to answer our worries and concerns about different houses we were interested in and gave us all the information we needed to make an informed decision. When we were putting in offers, Brad was able to help us move very quickly in a high-paced market, getting offers in within 24-48 hours of first finding a house. He would do comparisons of comparable homes to give us an idea of whether a property was priced right and what a reasonable offer would be. Once our offer was accepted, Brad made it very easy for us when we came to town to see the property in person, arranging all of the details with the sellers for our visit. Throughout our time working with him, Brad has been great at patiently answering our often long and detailed questions about even relatively minor details, and he’s great at being proactive, calling us frequently to check in and see if we had any questions or to let us know what the next step would be. Even after closing on the home, he’s been staying in touch with us. We’re so happy to own our own home, and we’re so delighted with the house! Overall, it’s been a really pleasant experience buying a home with Brad’s help, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the greater Houston area!” - Ben Koons (Google Review)
Katy Old Towne Homes For Sale
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Katy Old Towne Homes For Rent
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Table of Contents
- Katy Old Towne Home Sale Trends
- Katy Old Towne Best Realtor Insights
- Katy Old Towne Maps, Location & Zip Code
- Katy Old Towne Schools
- Katy Old Towne Real Estate Market
Katy Old Towne Home Sale Trends
Katy Old Towne is a neighborhood in one of Houston’s Best Suburbs. The neighborhood features:
ACCESSIBILITY: Residents have easy access to main road I-10. It takes about 35-45 minutes to drive to Downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center, and Galleria.
TOP-RANKED SCHOOLS: Many schools in Katy Old Towne are among Houston’s Best Public Schools.
EXCELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES: The neighborhood offers great amenities like dining establishments, shops, cafes, and stores. Only a short drive from the community is the Katy Mills Mall.
GREAT GOLF COURSES: Most neighborhoods are near/in one of the Best Golf Courses and Communities in Houston. The golf courses included are Falcon Point, Meadowbrook Farms Fold Club, Cinco Ranch, and Willow Fork.
QUALITY MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES: In Katy Old Towne, there are many master-planned communities like Elyson, Cane Island, Katy Pointe, and Falls at Green Meadows*.
Communities in Katy Old Towne have great amenities. Most communities feature trails, parks, playgrounds, community pools, and tennis courts.
Katy Old Towne Best Realtor Insights
Greater Katy has grown in popularity in recent years.
Katy homes are centrally located near schools, parks, restaurants, retail centers, and business and employment hubs.
Thanks to its location, residents have great access to major roads - and freeways, including the Grand Parkway, Interstate 10, and Westpark Tollway.
Katy real estate has posted good appreciation rates over the past decade. This can be attributed to the amount of new construction in the area, along with other factors.
Residential development in Katy has led to commercial growth as well. Several companies have headquarters in and around Katy, notably around the intersection of Grand Parkway and Interstate 10.
There are several master-planned communities in the area, including Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, and Seven Meadows. Due to these, there are a number of home types and styles available in Katy.
Incorporated in 1945, the city of Katy covers a 10.7-square-mile area.
Growth in the area is largely attributed to the MKT Railroad (now part of Union Pacific) and the completion of Interstate 10.
Katy homes are zoned for the Katy Independent School District (KISD). Several notable schools serve the area, with a number of them named National Blue Ribbon Schools.
There is a wide range of homes available in Greater Katy, from townhomes to large estates. Homes in the area typically feature 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. The most expensive Katy real estate can feature sprawling half-acre to 4-acre lot areas with 5- to 6-bedroom homes.
Prices for Katy homes for sale typically start at around $150,000. Bigger and newer properties can sell for more than $2,000,000.
Katy Old Towne Maps, Location & Zip Code
|Commute Time||Katy Old Towne|
|Med Ctr (min)||45|
|Energy Corridor (min)||20|
|Highlights||Katy Old Towne|
|Golf Courses||- The Club at Falcon Point
- The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
- Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
- Willow Fork Country Club
- Pine Forest Country Club
- State of Golf
- Club Pa'tron
|Run / Bike Trails||- Katy Park
- Town Park
- Rick Rice Park
- Mason Creek South Hike & Bike Trail
- Willow Fork Park
- Katy City Park
- Rhodes Stadium
- Mary Jo Peckham Park
- Malcom E. Beckendorff Family Park
- Legacy Stadium
- VFW Park
- Leonard E. Merrell Center
- City of Katy Off-Leash Dog Park
|Nearby Retail / Dining||- Palma de Cera
- Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
- Orleans Seafood Kitchen
- 5th Street Italian Kitchen
- Seafood on the Geaux
- Sushi 9
- Kabob Korner
- The Cellar Door
- Texas Tradition
- Snappy's Cafe & Grill
- Black Bear Diner
- Los Cucos Mexican Cafe
- The Oaks
- Casa Vera Mexican Restaurant
- Tacqueria Tex-Taco
- La Estancia Italian Restaurant
- Old Chicago
- Pizza Fino - Old Katy Town
- Los Altos De Jalisco
- Big N's BBQ and Crawfish
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Pearl & Vine
- Whole Foods Market
- Trader Joe’s
- Sprouts Farmers Market
|Major Employers||- Texas Food Solutions
- Heinzmann Company, LLC.
- Moore Control Systems, Inc.
- PCL Industrial Construction
- U.S. Silica Company Corporate Headquarters
- Continental Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc.
- Baker Steel Co. Inc
- Orizon Industries a spitzer Company
Katy Old Towne Schools
|Top Elementary Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Top Middle Schools||Great Schools Ranking|
|Katy Jr High||7|
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 listed with GreatSchool.org high ranking (at least 7/10).
- Katy Elementary School at 5726 George Bush Dr. (2006 National Blue Ribbon School) Katy Elementary School was first established in 1965. The institution aims to provide unrivaled educational experiences aimed at preparing and inspiring each learner to live an honorable, fulfilling life. There are 13 education aids at Katy Elementary School.
- Katy Junior High School at 5350 Franz Rd. Katy Junior High became Katy ISD's first junior high in 1965. Moved into a new building and was founded in 1995. A large number of students engage in award-winning projects such as in the areas of music, theater arts, athletics, and Academic Pentathlons.
- Katy High School at 6331 Highway Blvd. (1997-1998 National Blue Ribbon School) Katy High School was first established in 1898, first catering to local farmers’ children. It moved to its present campus along Highway Boulevard in 1947. Today, the school caters to almost 3,000 students.
Katy Old Towne Houston Private Schools
The following are some of the more notable private schools near Katy.
Katy Adventist Christian School at 1913 East Ave.
Mirus Academy at 5561 3rd St.
The Goddard School of Katy at 24025 Cinco Village Center Blvd.
Aristoi Classical Academy at 5618 11th St.
To find an updated listing of all Katy Old Towne real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.
*Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, the information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school’s website.
Katy Old Towne Real Estate Market
Katy Single-Family Home Sale Trends
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
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, 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.
After three decades, the area became 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 began 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 railroad “the Katy” (KT) then 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 became a municipality with a city council and a mayor. Today, the city of Katy became 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 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, Books-A-Million, and others.
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:
Palma de Cera
Oishii Sushi and Chinese Bistro
Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
Orleans Seafood Kitchen
5th Street Italian Kitchen
Seafood on the Geaux
MidPoint bar + eatery
The Cellar Door
Mary Jo Peckham Park
Malcolm E. Beckendorff Family Park
Katy Dog Park
Grand Lakes Dog Park
Mason Road Park
George Bush Park
Zen Hookah Lounge
Bourbon Street Sports Bar
Little Woodrow’s Katy
Whole Foods Market
Sprouts Farmers Market
Meadow Brook Farms Golf Club
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch
Bear Creek Golf World
Katy Houston Realtor – Paige Martin
As featured on Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business Journal, and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing Broker-Associate and head of the Houston Properties Team, is ranked as one of the top residential real estate agents in the world.
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