katy-tx-la-centerra green featured

Self-Guided Tour of Katy Texas

Some people want a self-guided tour of Katy Texas before looking at houses with a REALTOR, so I created this tour to show you around the area. You will start this tour at LaCenterra which is a great place to find a restaurant. Just click each address in the order listed below and Google maps will take you to the featured places in our top Katy neighborhoods. You can click the neighborhood name to see my complete description of that neighborhood.
 
Try to drive around a neighborhood before moving to the next location on my tour. Remember that Google Maps can get you back on track no matter where you are located in the neighborhood. 😀
 

Order of Tour:
 

    1. La Centerra at  23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
      This is one of our main shopping and dining areas with fun events on a regular basis. 

    2. Cinco Ranch Beach at  3131 S Lake Village Dr, Katy, TX 77450
      This is the original part of Cinco Ranch and one of the 10 swimming pools you would have access to as a resident of this neighborhood.  

      ⇒ Optional: You may also want to visit: Katy Equestrian Center while you are in this area.


    3. Grand Lakes at S Grand Star, Katy, Texas 77450
      Grand Lakes has an interesting “square” design (see diagram/birds eye) and many great amenities. This location takes you past the dog park, to the neighborhood garden, and one of the several splash pads and parks.


    4. Whole Foods at  6601 S Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77494
      While I’m a dedicated HEB-girl, some of my clients like to know that we have a Whole Foods nearby.   
       

      texas humor 1
      About Hurricane Harvey

    5. Seven Meadows at  23610 Seven Meadows Pkwy, Katy, TX 77494  
      One of my top-three favorite neighborhoods! Seven Meadows is a smaller neighborhood but is zoned to the best schools in Katy and has excellent access to both Westpark Tollway and Grand Parkway. 


    6. Cinco Southwest at  25202 Springwood Lake Dr, Katy, TX 77494
      This is a newer section of Cinco Ranch. Very pretty except watch out for the line of high-voltage power lines that run through the middle. This area is zone to excellent schools. As you drive from here to Cross Creek Ranch you will see the newest part of Cinco Ranch. 


    7. Cross Creek Ranch at  6450 Cross Creek Bend Ln, Fulshear, TX 77441
      Another of my top-three favorite neighborhoods, Cross Creek Ranch is resort-style living at its best. Make sure you park at the observation tower (welcome center) and walk around “The Hill.”


    8. Churchill Farms at 27618 Briscoe Park Ct, Fulshear, TX 77441
      Churchill Farms is a small, newer neighborhood with beautiful homes built recently and zoned to great schools. 


    9. Pine Mill Ranch at  26810 Pine Mill Ranch Dr, Katy, TX 77494
      Pine Mill Ranch is another smaller, newer neighborhood with recently built homes zoned to great schools.


    10. Tamarron at 28707 Tamarron Pkwy, Katy, TX 77494
      Tamarron has a gorgeous entrance (fountain) and resort-style community swimming pool, water park, splash pad, with a view of a lake, dog park and playground. This neighborhood is split between Katy ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD.


    11. Cinco Northwest at Cinco Trace Dr, Katy, TX 77494
      This is part of the newest section of Cinco Ranch and features mostly high-end homes. Even though it is a bit away from “The Beach” and “The Lakehouse,” this neighborhood shares access to ALL of the Cinco Ranch amenities.


    12. Firethorne at 28100 N Firethorne Rd, Katy, TX 77494
      Firethorne is a newish neighborhood with nice amenities and the schools are split between Katy ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD. On the Katy side, this neighborhood is zoned to Katy High School which is usually a 7 on GreatSchools.org (not one of our top high schools).


    13. Grayson Lakes at 2042 Broken Branch Ct, Katy, TX 77494
      Grayson Lakes is built around a small lake, so it has lots of waterfront homes. This is a smaller neighborhood and is zoned to excellent schools.


    14. Woodcreek Reserve at 26604 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
      Woodcreek Reserve is one of the prettiest neighborhoods in West Katy because it was built along a bayou. It is zoned to excellent elementary and middle schools, but also zoned to Katy High School (only a 7 on GreatSchools.org).


    15. Katy Mills Mall at  5000 Katy Mills Cir, Katy, TX 77494
      This is the largest mall in the area and is surrounded by restaurants and other activities. Drive around and take a look! On the south-side you will see new construction for the Katy Boardwalk taking place.


    16. Typhoon Texas Water Park at 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
      Kids are always excited to see this awesome waterpark!


    17. Times Square Entertainment at 402 W Grand Pkwy S #110, Katy, TX 77494
      To bring you back around, I wanted you to see this entertainment center. Katy has MANY Fun Things to Do in Katy.

 
That’s a good self-guided tour of Katy Texas and our top Katy communities and amenities. There’s more of Katy along I-10 heading into town including even more restaurants and shopping. If you want to try some of our famous Tex-Mex and see this portion of Katy, then head to Pappasito’s (at 10409 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, Houston, TX 77024) over by City Center.
 
If you want to see “Old Katy” (the incorporated part of Katy) then head to Mary Jo Peckham Park at 5597 Gardenia Lane, Katy, Texas 77493 and then drive over to the Katy court house at 5432 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77493. The famous K-T train car is at 5615 1st St, Katy, TX 77493.
 
 
⇒ Area golf courses are listed on my website: Katy Golf Courses 
  

My tour in Google Maps is at: https://goo.gl/maps/ru6AP7o7Y8G2

 
sheila-cox-realtor2-featured

Katy Models & New Construction Homes

About Katy Models and New Construction Homes

If you are looking for Katy models and new construction homes, then you need to know this. Many people moving to the Houston area decide they want to live in Sugar Land or Katy because of the great schools. However, they are often surprised to find out that there is very limited new construction in these areas, especially Sugar Land. Sugar Land is completely land-locked by Houston, Stafford, Missouri City, and Richmond Texas. If you want a new construction home in that area you will probably have to live in Missouri City, in either the Riverstone or Sienna Plantation neighborhoods. There is new construction in Imperial Sugar Land, but that neighborhood is not zoned to highly-rated schools, is next to a chemical plant, municipal airport, and baseball stadium, and train track. There is some new construction in Riverpark, which is zoned to poorly-rated schools.

NOTE
Richmond Texas is adjacent to Sugar Land and there are new construction homes available in Aliana and a few other neighborhoods that I do not recommend. Aliana is adjacent to a large county dump and the other new construction neighborhoods are not zoned to highly rated schools.

There are a lot more Katy models and new construction homes available in Katy, but only on the far west or north sides. The largest new developments include:

There is also a major new development in Cypress (north of Katy) called Bridgeland.

The following is a helpful comparison chart to help you compare Katy models and new construction homes  (not resale homes) in these six new developments (as of June 2020). Commute times are estimates during peak drive time. The newer the neighborhood, the higher the property taxes (tax rates decrease over time). The high end for annual HOA fees is usually for gated, waterfront properties. The number in parentheses on schools is the GreatSchools.org rating. These numbers may fluctuate up or down 1 pt each year. Click a school link to see details including demographics, stats, and other helpful school info.

katy models and new consruction

Things change with new neighborhoods! The following information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed, and should be independently verified. If this table is difficult to read on your smart phone, then download the PDF file.

Riverstone

Sienna
Plantation

Cross Creek
Ranch

Tamarron

Cane Island

Bridgeland

Location

Southwest of Houston, south of Sugar Land

Southwest of Houston, south of Sugar Land

Far-west Katy actually in Fulshear, TX

Far-west Katy, just north of Cross Creek Ranch

Northwest side of Katy

North of Katy, in Cypress Texas

Commute Time to Downtown Houston (Peak)

45 mins

47 mins

48 mins

48 mins

45 mins

46 mins

ZIP Code

77479

77459

77441

77494

77493

77433

Price Range

$450K-$7M $624K median

$287K-1.2M
$444K median

$220K-1.2M
$450K median

$260K-480K
$313K Median

$320K-1.4M
$500K median

$278K-1.1M
$398K median

Property Taxes

2.73-3.0

2.91-3.54

3.3-3.6

3.13-3.54

3.58-3.69

3.6-3.74

Annual HOA Fees

$1080-$2000

$1045-1900

$1300-2925

$1250-1950

$1200-1800

$1093-1997

High
Schools

Elkins (7)

Ridge Point (8)

Tompkins (9)

Jordan (new)

———

Fulshear (7)

Tompkins (9)

Jordan (new)

———

Fulshear (7)

Katy HS (7)

Bridgeland (8)

Cypress Springs (4)

Cypress Ranch (9)

Middle Schools

First Colony (8)

Fort Settlement (10)

Thornton (new)

Baines (7)

Adams (new)

———

Roberts MS (new)

Leaman (8)

Adams (new)

———

Roberts MS (new)

Leaman (8)

Katy JH (6)

Smith (10)

Elementary Schools

Austin Parkway (9)

Commonwealth (10)

Sullivan (10)

Leonetti (8)

Sienna Crossing (10)

Campbell (new)

Randolph (10)

———

Huggins (6)

Campbell (new)

Lindsey (new)

Bryant (8)

Bethke (7)

Pope (10)

Postma (7)

Wells (10)

Golf Course Homes Available

Yes

Waterfront Homes Available*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Main Pool

Resort-style pool and waterpark

Resort-style pool and waterpark

Resort-style pool and waterpark

Resort-style pool and waterpark

Resort-style pool and waterpark

Resort-style pool and waterpark

Number of Pools

2

5

3

1

1

2

Fitness Center

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Playgrounds

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sports Fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Walking Trails

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Catch-and-Release Fishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tennis Courts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sand Volleyball

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dog Park

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Non-Motorized Boating

Yes

Yes

Yes

What’s Unique

  • Golf course
  • Sienna Stables
  • Nature preserve with reforestation areas and “Polishing Pond”
  • Amphitheatre
  • Disc golf course
  • Neighborhood café
  • Observation tower
  • Neighborhood café
  • Conservatory
  • Cane Quarter tree house
  • Treehouse Park and the Birding Tower
  • 1000 acre nature haven
  • Skate Park
  • Disc golf course

Builders Available**

Ashton Gray

Darling Homes

Newmark

Sitterle

Perry Homes

Taylor Morrison

Westport

Chesmar

Coventry

David Weekley

Highland Homes

Jamestown Estates

Lennar

M/I Homes

Meritage

Newmark

Perry Homes

Shea Homes

Taylor Morrison

Toll Brothers

Trendmaker

Westin Homes

Avanti by Trendmaker

Chesmar

Darling Homes

David Weekley

Highland Homes

Lennar

Newmark

Partners in Building

Perry Homes

Taylor Morrison

Trendmaker

Village Builders

DR Horton

Gehan Homes

Coventry

David Weekley

Highland Homes

Lennar

M/I Homes

Newmark

Partners in Building

Perry Homes

Ravenna

Trendmaker

Village Builders

Beazer

Chesmar

Coventry

Darling Homes

David Weekley

Highland Homes

Lennar

Newmark

Partners in Building

Perry Homes

Taylor Morrison

Trendmaker

Village Builders

Website

Riverstone

Sienna

Cross Creek Ranch

Tamarron

Cane Island

Bridgeland

*Waterfront lots are very limited and may not be available in new construction lots.

**Builders can come and go quickly, so this list may not be accurate.


Download the table shown above and the rest
of this article (PDF file)  by clicking the image below.

Click to Download PDF

Do Your Research!

>> Read Buying New Vs. Resale Home

>> Read What To Expect When You Buy A New Construction Home

>> Read How to Choose the Best Neighborhood


Riverstone

Location: 18353 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479 (map)

Riverstone was primarily built between 2007 and 2020, most of the 5,400 homes (6,100 planned) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style with a few Mediterranean homes mixed in. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3500sf with 2-car garages, and a median lot size of 8000sf.

Riverstone is one of the newest master-planned neighborhoods in Sugar Land…well, technically it is halfway in Missouri City, which borders Sugar Land on the south side along Hwy 6. This 3,800 acre neighborhood has more than 200 acres of lakes…so waterfront homes are available. Another 500 acres in this neighborhood are dedicated to recreational complexes, open spaces, walking trails, and parks.

Residents of Riverstone enjoy three recreation centers with swimming pools, fitness center, and waterpark, as well as playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, and fishing pier. Plus, Riverstone has a 3.5-acre dog park. The facility has two leash-free enclosed areas, canine obstacle courses, a pet-cleaning station and more.

Riverstone Photo Gallery

The following summarizes the PROs and CONs about Riverstone.

PROs

CONs

Great elementary and middle schools

Elkins HS only rated a 7

Great neighborhood amenities

Higher property taxes

New construction homes available

Foundation fee and/or Capitalization fee charged when you buy/sell

Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees

High-voltage power lines in parts of neighborhood

Energy-efficient homes available

The subdivision Millwood had extensive flooding during Hurricane Harvey

Dog park

Not located in a high-risk flood zone

Wide range of home styles and prices

Waterfront homes available*

*Available in resale homes, but maybe not for new construction.

>> View Riverstone New Construction homes for sale

>> View all Riverstone homes for sale

>> View Developer Website for Riverstone


Map of Riverstone & Sienna Plantation

The following map shows how Sugar Land (green) and Missouri City (red) are adjacent to each other and how Riverstone is partly in each. So you can live in Riverstone and have either a Missouri City or a Sugar Land address. Sienna Plantation is entirely in Missouri City.

riverstone boundaries

Both of these neighborhoods are zoned to Fort Bend ISD. The schools northeast of Hwy 6 tend to have low ratings, the schools southwest of Hwy 6 tend to have high ratings (Greatschools.org).

missouri city schools


Sienna Plantation

 Location: 9600 Scanlan Trace E, Missouri City, TX 77459 (map)

Sienna Plantation is a very large (10,000-acres) master-planned community in Missouri City TX, which is south of Sugar land along Hwy 6. Primarily built between 1997 and now, most of the homes in this neighborhood are Traditional or Colonial in style with a few Mediterranean homes mixed in. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3000sf with 2-car garages, and a median lot size of 9000sf.

Sienna Plantation has a thriving “hometown feel” and residents enjoy a multitude of community events, leisure activities, resort-style community pools and water parks, lighted tennis courts, and 160-acre sports park. Sienna Plantation features 100 acres of neighborhood parks, playgrounds and lakes, miles of trails, and a wide assortment of sport leagues and Sienna Stables for equestrians.

Sienna Plantation Photo Gallery

The following summarizes the PROs and CONs about Sienna Plantation.

PROs

CONs

Great schools

Schools zoning may be a problem with over-crowding in schools (borders extremely-low rated schools)

Great neighborhood amenities

Out-of-the way location

New construction homes available

Higher property taxes

Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees

Foundation fee and/or Capitalization fee charged when you buy/sell

Energy-efficient homes available

Active train track runs through neighborhood

Not located in a high-risk flood zone

A small portion of homes (less than 1%) did flood during Hurricane Harvey

Wide range of home styles and prices

Waterfront homes available*

Equestrian center available

Golf-course homes available*

*Available in resale homes, but maybe not for new construction.

>> View Sienna Plantation New Construction homes for sale

>> View all Sienna Plantation homes for sale

>> View Developer Website for Sienna


Cross Creek Ranch

 Location: 6450 Cross Creek Bend Ln, Fulshear, TX 77441 (map)

Cross Creek Ranch is a Johnson Development located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1093 (Westpark Tollway). In fact, Cross Creek Ranch is actually located in Fulshear TX 77441. The west side of the neighborhood is zoned to the Lamar Consolidated ISD school district.

You can buy Katy models and new construction homes in Cross Creek Ranch, which has been available since 2007. Most of the 1200+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and over 3000sf with 2-car garages.

This eco-friendly neighborhood has native trees and grasses (unmowed areas) and natural habitats for Texas birds and wildlife including a 50-acre “polishing pond.” There are 28+ miles of hike/bike trails (see map) winding through the neighborhood’s “tall grass” areas and lakes. Waterfront homes are available in the neighborhood and new construction homes are still being built!

Cross Creek Ranch has a “small town” atmosphere and features a community clubhouse with a 70- foot observation tower that provides 360 degree views of the area. Next to the community clubhouse there is a neighborhood café and a 6,000sf fitness center, plus a large swimming pool and waterpark featuring a 40-foot high hill with a water slide. There is another swimming pool in the neighborhood, plus multiple playgrounds, tennis courts, volley ball court, a disc park, and dog park.

Cross Creek Ranch Photo Gallery

The following summarizes the PROs and CONs about Cross Creek Ranch.

PROs

CONs

High performing schools

Out-of-the way location

Fantastic neighborhood amenities

Neighborhood split into two different school districts, but lines are not likely to change with new Katy ISD schools built on east side

New construction homes available

Higher property taxes

Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees

Foundation fee and/or Capitalization fee charged when you buy/sell

Energy-efficient homes available

Pipelines located in and beside the neighborhood

Dog park

Eco-friendly design of neighborhood

Not located in a high-risk flood zone

Wide range of home styles and prices

Waterfront homes available*

No high-voltage power lines

*Available in resale homes, but maybe not for new construction.

>> View Cross Creek Ranch New Construction homes for sale

>> View all Cross Creek Ranch homes for sale

>> View Developer Website for Cross Creek Ranch


Tamarron

Location: 4088 Katy Rd, Katy, TX 77494 (map)

Tamarron Katy, offers Katy models and new construction homes, and is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1463. This is a new neighborhood that just started in 2014 and currently has several hundred homes built with plans to have a total of 4000+ homes (approx.) when completed. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 2900sf with 2-car garages.

This newish neighborhood does not have mature trees but it does have a community clubhouse with fitness center, playground, resort-style swimming pool, lap pool, tennis courts, walking trails, and sports fields. This is a smaller neighborhood developed by DR Horton (home builder).

Tamarron Photo Gallery

The following summarizes the PROs and CONs about Tamarron.

PROs

CONs

High performing schools

Out-of-the way location

New construction homes available

Neighborhood split into two different school districts

Energy-efficient homes available

Higher property taxes

Not located in a high-risk flood zone

Neighborhood amenities are good but not up-to-par with other new construction neighborhoods

No high-voltage power lines

Only two builders available now: DR Horton and Gehan. Previously Perry Homes and Express Homes also built in the neighborhood.

Affordable home prices

>> View Tamarron New Construction homes for sale

>> View all Tamarron homes for sale

>> View Developer Website for Tamarron


Cane Island

Location: 2100 Cane Island Pkwy, Katy, TX 77493 (map)

You can buy Katy models and new construction homes in Cane Island, which is master-planned community of approximately 1100 acres located in Katy Texas, on the far west side of Houston. Primarily built between 2015 and 2020, most of the homes in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3400 sf with 2-car garages, and a median lot size of 9800 sf. There are both waterfront homes available in this neighborhood and you can also purchase a luxury home for $600K and up.

Cane Island amenities include resort-style pool, two-story fitness center, multiple playgrounds, sports fields, pickle ball court, walking trails, catch-and-release fishing, tennis courts, sand volleyball, and non-motorized boating. The community mascot, Hub (Golden Retriever), will greet you at the Welcome Center. There is a beautiful Conservatory that can be reserved for special events. Cane Quarter (virtual tour), is a private custom-built treehouse, available by request for an exclusive overnight getaway.

cane island

The following summarizes the PROs and CONs about Cane Island.

PROs

CONs

Great neighborhood amenities

Average performing schools

New construction homes available

Out-of-the way location

Energy-efficient homes available

Higher property taxes

Not located in a high-risk flood zone

A few homes may have flooded during Hurricane Harvey

Wide range of home styles and prices

Beware of feral hogs

Waterfront homes available*

Close to Buck-ees!

*Available in resale homes, but maybe not for new construction.

>> View Cane Island New Construction homes for sale

>> View all Cane Island homes for sale

>> View Developer Website for Cane Island


Bridgeland

Location: 16919 North Bridgeland Lake Pkwy, Cypress 77433 (map)

Bridgeland is master-planned community of approximately 11,000 acres located in Cypress Texas, on the northwest side of Houston. Primarily built between 2006 and 2020, most of the homes in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3100 sf with 2-car garages, and a median lot size of 8700 sf. There are both waterfront homes available in this neighborhood and you can also purchase a luxury home for $700K and up.

Bridgeland will one day boast 20,000 homes for 65,000 residents. It is designed to be a haven for nature enthusiasts — with more than 3,000 acres devoted to lakes, trails and open space. Amenities include resort-style pool, 6000sf fitness center, multiple playgrounds, sports fields, 250 miles of walking trails, catch-and-release fishing, tennis courts, sand volleyball, dog park, and non-motorized boating. The Cypress Creek Nature Trail is a 1,000-acre haven for more than 300 species of resident and migratory birds, an unbridled zoo of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, as well as native vegetation.

The following summarizes the PROs and CONs about Bridgeland.

PROs

CONs

High performing schools

Be careful of low-performing high school in area

Fantastic neighborhood amenities

Out-of-the way location

New construction homes available

Higher property taxes

Energy-efficient homes available

Dog park

Eco-friendly design of neighborhood

Not located in a high-risk flood zone

Wide range of home styles and prices

Waterfront homes available*

Near BlackHorse Golf Club

*Available in resale homes, but maybe not for new construction.

>> View Bridgeland New Construction homes for sale

>> View all Bridgeland homes for sale

>> View Developer Website for Bridgeland


Katy Models & New Construction Homes for Sale

Updated Daily – Sorted by Newest Listings

Katy Real Estate Market

The Katy Real Estate Market changes every month. To see recent data on the 10-year price trends, Days on Market, sales volume and more, DOWNLOAD  the Katy Real Estate Market Report. This information is not available on this website. 

Download the Report

Sales & Price Trends per
ZIP Code and Neighborhood

katy real estate market report

Also Available in 280+ page 
Katy Relocation & Neighborhood Guide

 

 

Sienna Plantation golfcourse3 scaled

Katy Golf Courses & Country Clubs

The following Katy golf courses and country clubs are nearby.

Name

Website

Phone Number

Cinco Ranch Golf Course

23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX 77450

https://www.golfclubatcincoranch.com

281-395-4653

Falcon Point Golf Course

24503 Falcon Point Dr, Katy, TX 77494

https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Club-at-Falcon-Point/Amenities/Golf

281-392-7888

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course

23230 Meadowbrook Farms Club Dr, Katy, TX 77494

https://www.meadowbrookfarmsgolfclub.com

281-693-4653

Willow Fork Country Club

21055 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450

https://www.willowforkclub.com

281-579-6262

Shadow Hawk Golf Course

4100 Shadow Hawk Drive, Richmond, TX 77407

https://shadowhawkgolfclub.com/contact

281-340-7205

 


Katy Golf Course Homes for Sale

Here is an up-to-date list of Katy  Golf Course Homes for Sale for people who want a home located on a golf course lot (great view). These homes are located in the East and West sides of Katy (77450, 77094, 77494, 77441) only. The schools located in this part of Katy are the highest-rated Katy schools. The further west you go in Katy, the newer the homes (but the longer the commute ). In fact, you can find Katy new construction homes on the far west side of Katy. The east side of Katy is older and more beautiful with mature trees.

 

cross creek ranch baseball field4

Katy Parks and Recreation

Katy Parks and Recreation

Katy has multiple parks and recreation spots including:

  • Dog Park
  • Mary Jo Peckham Park
  • Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center
  • Harvest Plaza
  • Katy City Park
  • Katy Arboretum
  • Katy Heritage Park
  • Thomas Park
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park
  • Woodsland Park and Community Center

These facilities are dscribed in detail below.

>> Online Reservations

 

Dog Park

5414 Franz, Katy TX 77493

“Opened in March 2007, this off-leash park for canines of all sizes and is open everyday from dawn to dusk and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The 14 acre park offer lots of grass and trees with a third of a mile length walking path, a wading pool for dogs, custom dog showers and fountains accessible for both the four legged friend and their owners. Stop by and enjoy our newest attraction- the agility course! Located on the west side of the park, this course was designed for dogs to train or exercise along with their owners with ease. The park is divided into two parts for small and large breed dogs and has public restrooms.” (Source: Website)

 

Mary Jo Peckham Park

5597 Gardenia Ln, Katy, TX 77493

This is a 32-acre park featuring a lake with ducks, fish, and wildlife, playground, miniature golf, picnic pavilion, gazebo, walking trail, restrooms, picnic tables and grills.

 

Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center

5597 Gardenia Ln, Katy, TX 77493

Open 7am-7pm (M-F), 8am-5:30pm (Sat), and 10am-5pm (Sun)

Fitness center for residents of Harris County (northern portion of Katy) that offers free swim lessons, water exercise, American Red Cross lessons, and other workshops. Fitness classes include yoga, Karate, Qigong, fitness machines, and cardio training.

>> See the Activity Calendar

 

Harvest Plaza

5701 Third Street, Katy TX 77493

“In the heart of downtown Historic Katy, Harvest Plaza is set aside to pay tribute to Katy’s beginnings as a rice-farming community. The beautifully landscaped plaza offers a shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature and commemorative brick paving. ” (Source: Website)

 

Katy City Park

5720 Franz Road, Katy TX 77493

“This sports facility is home to 2 baseball fields, 2 softball fields, a state of the art sports lighting system, soccer field/multipurpose field, a covered three court basketball pavilion, six ADA accessible tennis courts and many picnic tables for year round use. All athletic fields are available for rentals Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Incudes the Katy Play Station and Pavilion, “The state’s largest innovative playground for multiple-impaired and profoundly deaf children, is also located within Katy City Park. The all-inclusive 13,000 square foot playground, custom designed as a tribute to Katy’s name sake the MKT Rail line. This play facility is a one-of-a-kind attraction for both able and disabled bodied children and has quickly become a destination within the community for family fun recreation. Katy Play Station was featured in Today’s Playground Magazine and has received several awards for its design and contribution to the Katy community.

The Play Station Pavilion is equipped with permanent picnic tables and benches. Seats approximately 50 and is available on a daily basis for rental.” (Source: Website)

 

Katy Arboretum

2046 Katy City Park Road, Katy TX 77493

“The Katy Arboretum was developed as a joint venture with the City of Katy, CenterPoint Energy and Keep Katy Beautiful. The three-acre park was designed as an educational green space to promote CenterPoint Energy’s Right Tree Right Place initiative. The Arboretum features various species of trees with educational plaques and is a popular location for families, scout groups and tourists. Inside the park area is The Arboretum Building that can be rented for parties, baby and bridal showers and other events. The park features a play structure, outdoor BBQ grill, patio with picnic style seating and a tranquil walking path. The Arboretum Building is equipped with tables and chairs, can accommodate approximately 50 people and is available on a daily basis for rental.” (Source: Website)

 

Katy Heritage Park

5990 George Bush Drive, Katy TX 77493

“Established in 2003 as a joint project with the City of Katy and the Katy Heritage Society, Heritage Park is best known for its restored historic buildings, beautiful landscaping, the Tradition Bank bandstand pavilion and brick paved patio. To rent or tour the historic homes, please contact the Heritage Society at (281)391-2550.” (Source: Website)

 

Thomas Park

5919 Fourth Street, Katy TX 77493

“A small, historic facility located at the edge of Historic Downtown Katy, Thomas Park is the location of the tri-county marker where the borders of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties intersect. Thomas Park attracts visitors to its tranquil environment, paved walking path, benches, playground and gazebo. Thomas Park is a popular location for photographers, small weddings and family gatherings.” (Source: Website)

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park

6202 George Bush Drive, Katy TX 77493

“Centrally located within the City of Katy, this wooded park offers an exciting children’s playground, with a large pyramid rope climber, two picnic pavilions with tables, a walking path and public restrooms. This park is the location for the bi-annual Community Campouts and Katy Summer Nights.

VFW Park’s large outdoor pavilion (30′ x 60′) is equipped with permanent concrete tables and benches. Seats approximately 96 and is available on a daily basis for rentals.” (Source: Website)

 

Woodsland Park and Community Center

443 Danover Road, Katy TX 77494

“True to its name, Woodsland Park is a heavily wooded 8 acre park with amenities that cater to individuals and groups looking for a park with a more secluded atmosphere. The park features a covered basketball pavilion, picnic tables, playground, an outdoor pavilion with large barbecue pit and a community building. Woodsland Park is home to the city’s senior services day activities and community fitness classes.

This Community Center may be rented out on an hourly basis for weddings, parties or other related events. The Community Center is 1,333 square feet (31′ x 43′) and is equipped with a full kitchen, indoor restrooms, tables and chairs. Maximum occupancy is 100.” (Source: Website)

 


Golf Courses & Country Clubs

The following golf courses and country clubs are nearby.


Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Name

Website

Phone Number

Cinco Ranch Golf Course

https://www.golfclubatcincoranch.com

281-395-4653

Falcon Point Golf Course

https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Club-at-Falcon-Point/Amenities/Golf

281-392-7888

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course

https://www.meadowbrookfarmsgolfclub.com

281-693-4653

Willow Fork Golf Course

https://www.willowforkclub.com

281-579-6262

Shadow Hawk Golf Course

https://shadowhawkgolfclub.com/contact

281-340-7205

 

> See also: Things to Do in Katy TX

 

strike plate

Katy Home Security

Katy Home Security: Tips for Securing Your Home That Are Not Well Known

If you are interested in Katy home security, then let me tell you my story…

A while back I had the unfortunate experience of having my home burglarized.

I thought my home was pretty safe:

  • It’s in a low-crime neighborhood with active police patrols.
  • I have an alarm which I always activate when I leave.
  • I had good quality, double-key locks on all my doors.
  • I have two, small, barky dogs.

But in spite of all that, my front, side door (next to the garage, but on the front of the house) was kicked in at 2:25 p.m. on a school day…in the middle of the afternoon! I always thought break-ins happened at night! But here’s what I found out when I researched home security.

Your Door Is Easy to Kick In

When I researched how to prevent break-ins, I came across some interesting facts that I did not know. One of the best articles on home security  that I read was “Home Security: Burglary Prevention Advice” by Chris E McGoey, CPP, CSP, CAM at  http://www.crimedoctor.com/home.htm

That article points out:

“The most common way used to force entry through a door with a wooden jamb is to simply kick it open. The weakest point is almost always the lock strike plate that holds the latch or lock bolt in place followed by a glass paneled door. The average door strike plate is secured only by the soft-wood doorjamb molding. These lightweight moldings are often tacked on to the door frame and can be torn away with a firm kick. Because of this construction flaw, it makes sense to upgrade to a four-screw, heavy-duty, high security strike plate. They are available in most quality hardware stores and home improvement centers and are definitely worth the extra expense. Install this heavy-duty strike plate using 3-inch wood screws to cut deep into the door frame stud. Use these longer screws in the knob lock strike plate as well and use at least one long screw in each door hinge. This one step alone will deter or prevent most through-the-door forced entries. You and your family will sleep safer in the future.”

So now I tell all my friends, family, clients–EVERYONE!–that they need to secure their strike plates with 3.5 inch screws. It doesn’t matter how good your lock is, if all a thief has to do is kick in the door and bust the doorjamb! These screws are inexpensive and easy to install no matter how “tool challenged” you may be. (Read Consumer Reports article)

katy home security

 

You Need Better Locks

The second thing that I did to improve home security, was to replace my double-key locks with The Ultimate Lock which was designed by a former Houston police officer and are made right here in Fort Bend County! These things are incredible. They have a safety pin which, when pushed in, prevents even a person with a key from unlocking the door. You can buy them at Lowes for about $180 each.

NOTE: The only thing that I don’t like about these locks is that they are not double-key locks…so if your door has glass around it, you will need security film to prevent a thief from breaking the glass to unlock the door (see below).

Watch the demonstration video 

 

Even if you don’t install the Ultimate locks, you should at least add a “landlord lock” to your exterior doors. These are locks without keys that protect you when you are inside the home…so they are used for preventing home invasions. I buy these off of Amazon and install with 3.5″ screws.

Buy on Amazon

 

Security Film for Windows Is Incredible

Another thing that I learned about home security is that if they can’t kick your door in, then they will probably “smash and grab” a window…most likely a master bath or master bedroom window, because most people keep their valuables and prescription medication in the master bathroom or closet. I am good friends with two police officers who have security film on their windows to prevent this. Plus, I asked a Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputy to give my house a security audit, and he too has security film on his home windows. That’s 3 out of 3 police officers that I know who have security film on their own homes. So I contacted Steve Meyer, at SunTech Glass Tinting, to install security film on my windows too…especially all the windows next to my doors and locks!

There are many different brands of security film, but you have to check out a video demonstration to believe it.

You can search on YouTube for “security film for windows” and see lots of different demonstration videos. The cool thing about this stuff, is not only does it improve the security of your home, it’s also a layer of protect from flying debris…say, during a hurricane. I think…that’s good…one less thing.

 

katy video tour e1586619937491

Katy Videos

Katy videos of top neighborhoods and helpful buying and selling information on my YouTube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/SheilaKCox

The drive-through Katy videos will help you to “test drive” our most popular neighborhoods online. See all neighborhood amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, schools, and more. 

 

 

katy old1

Katy Shopping

Katy Shopping

There are many Katy shopping stores throughout the city, but the primary shopping centers include:

Plus, there is a Wholefoods Grocery Store available and HEB Grocery stores offer health food sections and organic produce as well.

There is a “downtown” or “old Katy” shopping area as well, featuring antique shops and other fun things to do.

katy typhoon texas3

Katy Activities & Fun Things To Do

One of the best things about Katy Texas is that there are so many activities and fun things to do around here! 

Parks and Recreation

There are multiple parks and recreation facilities in Katy including:

⇒ See detailed list of Katy Parks and Recreation below

⇒ See a long list of parks and recreation in the area

 

Shopping

There are many shopping stores throughout Katy, but the primary shopping centers include:

Plus, there is a Wholefoods Grocery Store available and HEB Grocery stores offer health food sections and organic produce as well.

 

Amusement Parks and Activities

There are so many fun things to do around Katy! 

 

Movie Theaters

Nearby movie theaters include:

 

Equestrian

Katy even has the Great Southwest Equestrian Park!

Equestrian Center

 

Water Park

Typhoon Texas Waterpark

 

Museums

Katy museums include:

There are more museums in Houston.

>> See Houston Museums

 

Entertainment and Fine Arts

Houston has a rich theatre and fine arts community. For more information, go to Theatre and Fine Arts.

 

Observatory

George Ranch Observatory is located  about 39 miles (60 mins) from Cross Creek Ranch at the Brazos Bend State Park.

 

Zoo & Aquarium

Houston has both:

Plus, there is an even better Aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston, about 1.5 hours away.

 

Live Music & Concerts

If you enjoy live music and concerts, then you will want to know about:

wildcatter saloon

 

Sports Teams

The main sports teams in Houston include:

 

Lake/Beach

The primary lakes and beaches in the Houston area are:

 

Katy Parks and Recreation

Katy has multiple parks and recreation spots including:

  • Dog Park
  • Mary Jo Peckham Park
  • Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center
  • Harvest Plaza
  • Katy City Park
  • Katy Arboretum
  • Katy Heritage Park
  • Thomas Park
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park
  • Woodsland Park and Community Center

These facilities are described in detail below.

>> Learn about Online Reservations for these facilities

 

Dog Park

5414 Franz, Katy TX 77493

“Opened in March 2007, this off-leash park for canines of all sizes and is open everyday from dawn to dusk and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The 14 acre park offer lots of grass and trees with a third of a mile length walking path, a wading pool for dogs, custom dog showers and fountains accessible for both the four legged friend and their owners. Stop by and enjoy our newest attraction- the agility course! Located on the west side of the park, this course was designed for dogs to train or exercise along with their owners with ease. The park is divided into two parts for small and large breed dogs and has public restrooms.” (Source: Website)

 

Mary Jo Peckham Park

5597 Gardenia Ln, Katy, TX 77493

This is a 32-acre park featuring a lake with ducks, fish, and wildlife, playground, miniature golf, picnic pavilion, gazebo, walking trail, restrooms, picnic tables and grills.

 

Mary Jo Peckham Aquatic & Fitness Center

5597 Gardenia Ln, Katy, TX 77493

Open 7am-7pm (M-F), 8am-5:30pm (Sat), and 10am-5pm (Sun)

Fitness center for residents of Harris County (northern portion of Katy) that offers free swim lessons, water exercise, American Red Cross lessons, and other workshops. Fitness classes include yoga, Karate, Qigong, fitness machines, and cardio training.

>> See the Activity Calendar

 

Harvest Plaza

5701 Third Street, Katy TX 77493

“In the heart of downtown Historic Katy, Harvest Plaza is set aside to pay tribute to Katy’s beginnings as a rice-farming community. The beautifully landscaped plaza offers a shade structure with night lighting, benches, a water feature and commemorative brick paving. ” (Source: Website)

 

Katy City Park

5720 Franz Road, Katy TX 77493

“This sports facility is home to 2 baseball fields, 2 softball fields, a state of the art sports lighting system, soccer field/multipurpose field, a covered three court basketball pavilion, six ADA accessible tennis courts and many picnic tables for year round use. All athletic fields are available for rentals Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Incudes the Katy Play Station and Pavilion, “The state’s largest innovative playground for multiple-impaired and profoundly deaf children, is also located within Katy City Park. The all-inclusive 13,000 square foot playground, custom designed as a tribute to Katy’s name sake the MKT Rail line. This play facility is a one-of-a-kind attraction for both able and disabled bodied children and has quickly become a destination within the community for family fun recreation. Katy Play Station was featured in Today’s Playground Magazine and has received several awards for its design and contribution to the Katy community.

The Play Station Pavilion is equipped with permanent picnic tables and benches. Seats approximately 50 and is available on a daily basis for rental.” (Source: Website)

 

Katy Arboretum

2046 Katy City Park Road, Katy TX 77493

“The Katy Arboretum was developed as a joint venture with the City of Katy, CenterPoint Energy and Keep Katy Beautiful. The three-acre park was designed as an educational green space to promote CenterPoint Energy’s Right Tree Right Place initiative. The Arboretum features various species of trees with educational plaques and is a popular location for families, scout groups and tourists. Inside the park area is The Arboretum Building that can be rented for parties, baby and bridal showers and other events. The park features a play structure, outdoor BBQ grill, patio with picnic style seating and a tranquil walking path. The Arboretum Building is equipped with tables and chairs, can accommodate approximately 50 people and is available on a daily basis for rental.” (Source: Website)

 

Katy Heritage Park

5990 George Bush Drive, Katy TX 77493

“Established in 2003 as a joint project with the City of Katy and the Katy Heritage Society, Heritage Park is best known for its restored historic buildings, beautiful landscaping, the Tradition Bank bandstand pavilion and brick paved patio. To rent or tour the historic homes, please contact the Heritage Society at (281)391-2550.” (Source: Website)

 

Thomas Park

5919 Fourth Street, Katy TX 77493

“A small, historic facility located at the edge of Historic Downtown Katy, Thomas Park is the location of the tri-county marker where the borders of Harris, Waller and Fort Bend Counties intersect. Thomas Park attracts visitors to its tranquil environment, paved walking path, benches, playground and gazebo. Thomas Park is a popular location for photographers, small weddings and family gatherings.” (Source: Website)

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Park

6202 George Bush Drive, Katy TX 77493

“Centrally located within the City of Katy, this wooded park offers an exciting children’s playground, with a large pyramid rope climber, two picnic pavilions with tables, a walking path and public restrooms. This park is the location for the bi-annual Community Campouts and Katy Summer Nights.

VFW Park’s large outdoor pavilion (30′ x 60′) is equipped with permanent concrete tables and benches. Seats approximately 96 and is available on a daily basis for rentals.” (Source: Website)

 

Woodsland Park and Community Center

443 Danover Road, Katy TX 77494

“True to its name, Woodsland Park is a heavily wooded 8 acre park with amenities that cater to individuals and groups looking for a park with a more secluded atmosphere. The park features a covered basketball pavilion, picnic tables, playground, an outdoor pavilion with large barbecue pit and a community building. Woodsland Park is home to the city’s senior services day activities and community fitness classes.

This Community Center may be rented out on an hourly basis for weddings, parties or other related events. The Community Center is 1,333 square feet (31′ x 43′) and is equipped with a full kitchen, indoor restrooms, tables and chairs. Maximum occupancy is 100.” (Source: Website)

 

 

Katy Golf Courses & Country Clubs

The following golf courses and country clubs are nearby.

Name

Website

Phone Number

Cinco Ranch Golf Course

https://www.golfclubatcincoranch.com

281-395-4653

Falcon Point Golf Course

https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/The-Club-at-Falcon-Point/Amenities/Golf

281-392-7888

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Course

https://www.meadowbrookfarmsgolfclub.com

281-693-4653

Willow Fork Golf Course

https://www.willowforkclub.com

281-579-6262

Shadow Hawk Golf Course

https://shadowhawkgolfclub.com/contact

281-340-7205

 

Houston Fun

Plus Houston area has:

map windsor park estates

Katy Commute Times

Katy Commute Times and Traffic

Katy is so large that commute times may vary drastically depending on where you live in Katy…and where you are commuting. You can use Google Maps to estimate drive times from various locations.

Katy has two park and ride locations if you are commuting to Houston:

  • 21669 Kingsland Blvd
  • 1030 W Grand Parkway

Visit www.ridemetro.org for more information about other options such as ride matching, ride sharing, METRO lift, and the HOV system.


Highway Nicknames

Katy Freeway = I-10

Grand Parkway = Hwy 99

Westpark Tollway = FM 1093

The Loop = I-610

Southwest Frwy = I-59/I-69

Northwest Frwy = Hwy 290


 


Commute Times

The following tables shows the estimated commute times from Katy to important places of interest. Times vary depending on route, traffic, wrecks, etc.

Place

Miles Away

Peak
Travel Time*

Off-Peak
Travel Time

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

44

55 mins

44 mins

Hobby Airport

38

54 mins

43 mins

Texas Medical Center

28

46 mins

35 mins

Downtown Houston

30

42 mins

32 mins

Galleria

23

38 mins

26 mins

Energy Corridor

13

22 mins

17 mins

Kemah

61

1 hr

55 mins

NASA

55

62 mins

50 mins

Galveston

79

1 hr 30 mins

1 hr 20 mins

*Peak Travel Time is general  7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Travel routes vary. LaCenterra address was used as the starting point.

 

The best way to estimate your commute time is to use Google Maps at the time you commute. Simply enter your work address and the address of the house you are interested in, and Google Maps will estimate your commute time. This time is based on the actual time you perform the search, so use it during your expected commute times.

 

Windsor park estates map 1

Katy Crime

Crime is a neighborhood, rather than city-wide issue. Crime in one part of town may be completely different than crime in another part of town. According to Sperling’s Best Places, “Katy, Texas, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 20. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 31.1.

Katy, Texas, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 53. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 38.1.”

Source: https://www.bestplaces.net/crime/city/texas/katy

katy-crime

BEWARE! Most online data for crime reports in the Katy area is not accurate. Katy is divided into two counties (Harris and Fort Bend). Some crime report sites report only on Harris county (making the side that is in Fort Bend county look virtually crime free) and other sites report only on Fort Bend county (making the Harris county side look crime free).

Being a local area expert, I think you can get a better idea of our higher crime areas by looking at sex offender map locations. Generally speaking, the more sex offenders in the area, the higher the crime rate.

See these articles for more information about how sex offenders effect real estate:

The following graphs show the concentration of sex offenders in the area, according to https://www.familywatchdog.us as of April 2018. If you can’t tell, the areas with the best schools have the lowest number of sex offenders…another reason why school ratings are something to consider when purchasing a home.

North Katy

katy-sex-offenders2

 

East and West Katy

katy-sex-offenders1

 

Katy Demographics

It is extremely challenging to get accurate population statistics and demographics for the Katy Area…since it is not all incorporated. According to the Katy Area Economic Development Council’s Website (www.katyedc.org):

“Powered by one of the most acclaimed school districts in the state of Texas, Katy area’s growth is fueled by an abundant and talented population, which is growing at of rate of roughly 5% annually.

Approximately 340,000 people reside in the Katy area and are drawn here by the Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD), which now has over 77,000 students. The Katy area is larger in population than the City of Pittsburgh, PA. Katy’s past growth between the years 2000 and 2010 increased by 84%. This phenomenal growth is projected to continue, fueled by Katy ISD, energy companies and corporations, businesses and entrepreneurs. By the year 2022, projections show that over 391,000 people will call the area home.

Employment in the Katy area continues to grow at similar pace. The civilian employed population is 180,758 persons with growth projected to 217,652 persons by the year 2022 (20.4% increase). The Katy area has a low unemployment rate at 4.6%.

The demographics of the Katy area are grounded in a strong income base with exceptional educational attainment. The average household income is $127,335 in the Katy area and projected to increase to $147,821 by the year 2022. The strong income base translates to strong educational attainment above the national average, with over 44% of the population having bachelor’s or graduate degrees.”

katy demographics

Take a look at the demographics of the schools zoned to the area you are looking at if you want a more accurate picture of the area.


 

Cinco Ranch High School (west and east Katy)

cinco ranch high school demographics

 

Katy High School (north Katy)

katy high school demographics

 

Seven Lakes High School (west Katy)

seven lakes high school demographics

 

Taylor High School (east Katy)

taylor high school - katy

 

Tompkins High School (west Katy)

tompkins high school demographics

 

 


 

katy train1

Katy Utilities

Important Utility Information

Most Katy neighborhoods have their own utility providers, especially for water, trash, and sewer service. So find your Katy neighborhood and look up the utilities on that page.

 


City of Katy Only

If you live in the incorporated part of Katy (check here), then the common providers of Katy utilities are shown below.

UtilityPhoneWebsite
Electricity Your Choice…go to: www.powertochoose.org
Water/Sewer 281-391-4801
See website
 City of KatyVarious County MUDs
Gas 800-752-8036CenterPoint Energy
Cable & Internet800-288-2020AT&T
800-776-9993Comcast
Trash  

 

» If you need a contractor or other type of service provider, check out the Remodeling & Repairs page.

>> See also: https://www.cityofkaty.com/residents/utilities-services

 


Helpful Katy Phone Numbers

The following is a list of helpful phone numbers and websites.

Katy City Hall
901 Avenue C
Katy, Texas 77493
281-391-4800
info@cityofkaty.com

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The following departments can be contacted directly:

DEPARTMENTPHONEEMAIL

Administration

281-391-4800info@cityofkaty.com
Animal Control281-391-4740animalcontrol@katypd.com
City Council281-391-4800councilmembers@cityofkaty.com 
City Engineer281-391-4800planning@cityofkaty.com 
City Secretary281-391-4800citysecretary@cityofkaty.com 
Code Enforcement281-391-4830katypermits@cityofkaty.com
Emergency Management281-391-3500oem@cityofkaty.com
Finance281-391-4800finance@cityofkaty.com
Fire281-391-3500fireinfo@cityofkaty.com 
Fire Marshal281-381-4080katyfiremarshal@cityofkaty.com
Fussel Senior Citizen Center281-391-4837seniorcenter@cityofkaty.com 
Human Resources281-391-4800humanresources@cityofkaty.com
Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum281-391-4884travelkaty@cityofkaty.com
Keep Katy Beautiful281-391-4717kkb@cityofkaty.com
Mayor’s Office281-391-4800 mayor@cityofkaty.com
Municipal Courts281-391-4810court@cityofkaty.com
Parks & Recreation281-391-4840katyparks@cityofkaty.com
Permits & Building281-391-4830 katypermits@cityofkaty.com
Planning281-391-4800 planning@cityofkaty.com
Police281-391-4848kpd@katypd.com
Public Works281-391-4820 publicworksinfo@cityofkaty.com
Tourism & Marketing281-391-4800marketing@cityofkaty.com 
Utility Billing/Trash & Recycle281-391-4801ub@cityofkaty.com
Visitors Center/Depot281-391-8400travelkaty@cityofkaty.com 

 

 


County Phone Numbers

Fort Bend County Services

Animal Control
281.342.1512

Drivers License
713.465.8462     

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites
200 Blume Road, Rosenberg TX 281.633.7527

Tax Assessor
281.344.8623

Vehicle Registration
22333 Grand Corner Drive, Katy
281.238.1490

Voter Registration
281.341.8670

 

Harris County Services

Animal Control
281.999.3191

Drivers License
713.465.8462

Handicap Placard
713.368.2000

Harris County Clerk
713.755.6405

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites
6900 Hahl Rd
281.560.6200

Tax Assessor
713.224.1919

Vehicle Registration.
16715 Clay Road, Houston
713.368.2000

Voter Registration
713.368.7655

Waller County Services

Animal Control
979.826.8033

Drivers License
713.465.8462

Tax Assessor
281.344.8623

Vehicle Registration
730 9th Street, Hempstead
979.826.7620

Waller County Appraisal District
281.396.6100    
6301 S. Stadium Drive
www.waller-cad.org

Waller County Courthouse, Hempstead
281.391.5565

Voter Registration
979.826.3357

 

 

Katy Property Taxes

La Centerra Green

Katy Property Taxes–Unfortunately, property taxes in Texas are among the highest in the country. But before you panic, just remember that we don’t have a state income tax in Texas…so one sort of offsets the other. You can read more about Texas property taxes so you are well-informed.

Each Katy subdivision (and there are over 200!) has different property tax rates…and they can change from year to year. Subdivisions in our newest neighborhoods, like Firethorne and Tamarron, tend to have the highest property tax rates (3.2 to 3.6) and subdivisions in our older neighborhoods, like Kelliwood or Nottingham Country, tend to have the lowest tax rates (2.2 to 2.8). One thing I like to point out though…our newer homes tend to be much more energy-efficient than our older homes; so you will save money in energy costs when you buy a newer home. That may help partially offset the higher taxes.

There are tax benefits and other benefits in owning your own home (which can make up for the high Katy property taxes). Please read The Benefits of Home Ownership to learn more. 


Homestead Exemption

As a home owner in Texas, your Homestead Tax Exemption is a large exemption to reduce the amount of Katy property taxes that you pay. Applying for a Homestead Tax Exemption (info) is a one-time activity in Texas that home owners need to do the first year they buy a home…not something you do every year. The deadline is typically April 30 each year and you can’t apply until you have lived in the house on December 31st. 

Your application must include a copy of your Texas Driver’s License or DPS Identification Card and the address on the driver’s license or identification card MUST be the same as the address on which you are filing an Application for Residence Homestead Exemption (because you can only get this exemption on ONE home you live in).

Download the form to fill out and send in. You can get the appraisal district’s name and number here: Fort Bend County Appraisal District
 
If you have questions, please call the Tax Assessor-Collector Office at 281-341-3710 or go to: https://www.fbcad.org/homestead-filing-requirements
 
 
More info…
katy taxes homestead exemption
 

Subdivision Property Taxes

To get up-to-date Katy property tax rates, search for the subdivision (or the neighborhood name) below. When you view a neighborhood page, look at the “Subdivision Tax Rates” section and add up the five or six different tax types (city, school, drainage, levee, etc.) to determine the overall tax rate for the subdivision.

NOTE: If this tool (widget) doesn’t work correctly, please go to: Subdivision Lookup

 

katy neighborhoods map

Katy Master Planned Communities

Katy TX is a unique area that consists mostly of “master planned communities.” We typically refer to these Katy master planned communities as “neighborhoods.” Most neighborhoods are further divided into subdivisions. There are over 200 subdivisions in Katy! Some neighborhoods like Cinco Ranch and Kelliwood are divided into many subdivisions. Here’s how this happens…

When a developer decides to create a planned community, it doesn’t develop the entire plot of land all at once. It opens a section or two at a time. Each section typically has 2 to 5 different builders who are building homes within a certain price range. So one subdivision may contain homes in the $200-400K price range, and another may contain homes in the $400-600K price range, and yet another may contain homes $750K and up.

So within one Katy master planned community you may have home prices from $200K to over $1 million, but they would be subdivided so that you should never see a $200K house next to a $900K house. Also some subdivisions may have different features than surrounding subdivisions such as a water front section, gated section, golf course section, etc.

For the larger Katy master planned communities you will notice that various subdivisions may be zoned to various elementary schools–and maybe even different middle schools and high schools–all within the same neighborhood. So it is very challenging for newcomers to get a handle on where to live!

» See How to choose the right Katy neighborhood for you for help

HOA (Home Owner’s Association) Fees

Another complication is that various subdivisions may have different HOA (home owner’s association) maintenance fees…even within the same neighborhood. This is because various subdivisions may have different amenities and features from surrounding subdivisions. For example, Avalon Seven Meadows is actually an upscale subdivision in the Seven Meadows planned community, but is treated as if it is its own neighborhood. 

The HOA fees in Katy master planned communities (sometimes referred to as maintenance fees) are annual fees that cover the cost and upkeep of the neighborhood’s shared amenities such as street lights, sidewalks, common areas, park, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc. There are Pro’s and Con’s for having home owner associations but if you want to live in Katy, you might as well resign yourself to the fact that you are probably going to have to deal with one because there are very few parts of Katy that are not covered by an HOA.

HOA fees are typically paid annually and, as specified previously, they can vary from house to house within the same subdivision, so always check with your real estate agent before purchasing a specific home. These fees can change (slightly) from year to year as well. Some HOAs also have transfer fees (applied each time you buy or sell a home that is within an HOA) that may be paid by either the Seller or the Buyer. There can also be compliance inspections and certificates during home sale transactions, depending on the HOA, which is another cost when purchasing or selling a home. These fees are all typically under $200 each (transfer fee is separate from the compliance certificate fee). You need a good real estate agent who can guide you through all of the requirements during a real estate transaction so you don’t end up with a home that hasn’t met its HOA compliance, and then have to (unexpectedly) pay more money to get it up to compliance after you move-in! Inexperienced agents or agents from other areas may not know and understand these complicated HOA requirements.


READ:  KATY MODELS & NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES

 

seven meadows featured

Avalon Seven Meadows

Top 10 Things About Avalon Seven Meadows Convenient access to Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway Zoned to high performing schools Nearby shopping Nice neighborhood amenities Lower property taxes Energy-efficient homes available Beautiful neighborhood with lake and golf course Prestigious neighborhood Gated community Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Avalon Seven Meadows is located on the west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to the northwest corner of Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway. Primarily built in the mid ...
cardiff ranch featured

Cardiff Ranch

Top 6 Things About Cardiff Ranch: High performing schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Cardiff Ranch is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County, close to FM1464 and in between I10 and Westpark Tollway. Primarily built since 2010, most of the 230+ homes (approx.) in Cardiff Ranch are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 ...
churchill farms featured

Churchill Farms

Top 6 Things About Churchill Farms: High performing schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Churchill Farms is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County, close to FM1464 and in between I10 and Westpark Tollway. It actually has a Fulshear, TX, address. Primarily built since 2013, most of the 300+ homes (approx.) in Churchill Farms are Traditional in style. On average, these homes ...
cimmaron-featured

Cimarron

Top 6 Things About Cimarron: Convenient location Good schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping Low annual HOA fee Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Cimarron is located on the east side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to I10 and Grand Parkway (southeast corner). Primarily built in the late 1970s, most of the 1500 homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are one-story ranch-style homes. On average, these homes have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and approximately 1700sf with 2-car garages, and ...
cinco ranch featured

Cinco Ranch

Top 7 Things About Cinco Ranch: Convenient location High performing schools Wide range of prices Nearby shopping Fantastic neighborhood amenities Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Cinco Ranch Katy TX, is a very large master-planned neighborhood that spreads across both the east and west sides of Katy’s Grand Parkway and across two ZIP Codes (77450 and 77494). Parts of Cinco Ranch are gated, on the Cinco Ranch Golf Course, or have ...
cross creek ranch featured

Cross Creek Ranch

Top 9 Things About Cross Creek Ranch: High performing schools Fantastic neighborhood amenities New construction homes available Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees Energy-efficient homes available Dog park Eco-friendly design of neighborhood with abundant wild life Not located in a high-risk flood zone Water park with 140-ft water slide Description Cross Creek Ranch, is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1093 (Westpark Tollway). In fact, Cross Creek Ranch is actually located in Fulshear ...
falcon point featured

Falcon Landing

Top 6 Things About Falcon Landing: Convenient location High performing schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping Lower property taxes Not in high-risk flood zone Description Falcon Landing is located on the west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to the southwest corner of Grand Parkway and I10. Primarily built in the late 1990s, most of the 600+ homes (approx.) in Falcon Landing are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and approximately ...
falcon point featured

Falcon Point

Top 7 Things About Falcon Point: Convenient location High performing schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping Golfcourse homes available Lower property taxes Not in high-risk flood zone Description Falcon Point Katy is located on the west side of Katy TX 77494 in Fort Bend County…close to the southwest corner of Grand Parkway and I10. Primarily built in the late 1990s, most of the 500+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style and many are located on the Falcon Point ...
falcon ranch featured

Falcon Ranch

Top 5 Things About Falcon Ranch: Convenient location High performing schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping Not in high-risk flood zone Description Falcon Ranch is located on the west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to the southwest corner of Grand Parkway and I10. Primarily built in the late 1990s, most of the 850+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 3000sf with 2-car ...
firethorne featured

Firethorne

Top 6 Things About Firethorne: Good schools (Lamar Consolidated ISD) Affordable prices Neighborhood amenities New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Firethorne is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to I10 and FM1463. Primarily built since 2008, most of the 1700+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 3300sf with 2-car ...
governors-place-featured

Governors Place

Top 5 Things About Governors Place: Convenient location Good schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping Not in high-risk flood zone Description Governors Place is located on the east side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to I10 and Grand Parkway (southeast corner). Primarily built in the 80s and 90s, most of the 500 homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are one-story ranch-style homes. On average, these homes have 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 2500sf with 2-car garages, and a median lot ...
grand-lakes-featured

Grand Lakes

Top 8 Things About Grand Lakes: Convenient location High performing schools Nearby shopping Neighborhood amenities Lower property taxes Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees Dog park Community Garden Description Grand Lakes is located on the east side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway. Primarily built from 1998 to 2008, most of the 2700+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional or Colonial in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 ...
grayson-lakes-featured

Grayson Lakes Katy

Top 5 Things About Grayson Lakes: High performing schools Nearby shopping Lower property taxes Waterfront homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Grayson Lakes Katy is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to the I10. Primarily built in the mid-2000s, most of the HOMES homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are 300+ are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 3400sf with 2-car garages, ...
Kelliwood-featured

Kelliwood

Top 7 Things About Kelliwood: Convenient location High-performing schools Wide range of prices Beautiful neighborhood with mature trees Not located in a high-risk flood zone Gated subdivisions available Greenspace homes available Description Kelliwood Katy is a very large master-planned neighborhood that spreads along South Fry road on the far-east side of Katy TX…close to George Bush Park and the Energy Corridor. This neighborhood was built during the late 80s and throughout the 90s so the trees are mature and the ...
nottingham-country-featured

Nottingham Country

Top 7 Things About Nottingham Country:  Convenient location Mostly high performing schools Affordable prices Nearby shopping Lower property taxes Beautiful neighborhood with mature trees Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Nottingham Country Katy is located on the east side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to I-10 and the Energy Corridor. Primarily built in the 70s and 80s, most of the 2500+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional or Colonial in style with some one-story Ranch homes ...
pine-mill-ranch-featured

Pine Mill Ranch

Top 6 Things About Pine Mill Ranch:  Good schools Affordable prices Neighborhood amenities New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Pine Mill Ranch Katy is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1463. Primarily built since 2008, most of the 1400+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 3200sf with 2-car ...
seven meadows featured

Seven Meadows

Top 9 Things About Severn Meadows: Convenient access to Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway High performing schools Nearby shopping Neighborhood amenities Lower property taxes Energy-efficient homes available Beautiful neighborhood with lake and golf course Prestigious location Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Seven Meadows Katy is a beautiful neighborhood that is located on the west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to the northwest corner of Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway. This means that it has very ...
silver ranch featured

Silver Ranch

Top 6 Things About Silver Ranch: Good schools Affordable prices Neighborhood amenities New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not in a flood zone Description Silver Ranch is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1463. Primarily built since 2008, most of the 640+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths, and approximately 2900sf with 2-car garages. This newish neighborhood does ...
tamarron featured

Tamarron

Top 7 Things About Tamarron: Good schools Affordable prices New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not in a flood zone Wonderful community swimming pool with water slides Dog park Description Tamarron Katy is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1463. This is a new neighborhood that just started in 2014 and currently has several hundred homes built with plans to have a total of 4000+ homes (approx.) when completed. On average, these homes ...
west-memorial-featured

West Memorial Katy

Top 5 Things About West Memorial: Convenient location Affordable prices Nearby shopping Lower property taxes Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description West Memorial Katy is located on the east side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to I10 and the Energy Corridor. Primarily built in the 1970s, most of the 1100+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are one-story Ranch homes. On average, these homes have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and approximately 1800sf with 2-car garages, and a median ...
westheimer-lakes-north-featured

Westheimer Lakes North

Top 5 Things About Westheimer Lakes North: High performing schools Affordable prices New construction homes available Energy-efficient homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Westheimer Lakes North is located on the southwest side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to FM1063 (Westpark Tollway). Primarily built in the late 2000s, most of the 1100+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and approximately 2500sf ...
windsor-park-estates-featured

Windsor Park Estates

Top 10 Things About Windsor Park Estates: Convenient location High performing schools Lower property taxes Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees Luxury homes available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Windsor Park Estates is located on the far-east side of Katy in Harris County (77094)…close to I10 and the Energy Corridor. Primarily built in the early 1990s, most of the 100+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are large estate homes on an average of 18,000sf lot with ...
windsor-park-lakes-featured

Windsor Park Lakes

Top 9 Things About Windsor Park Lakes: Convenient location High performing schools Lower property taxes Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees Neighborhood amenities Fishing and boat access available Not located in a high-risk flood zone Luxury homes available Manned gate for access Description Windsor Park Lakes is a gated community located on the far-east side of Katy in Harris County (77094)…close to I10 and the Energy Corridor. Primarily built since 1996, most of the 340+ homes (approx.) in this ...
woodcreek reserve featured

Woodcreek Reserve

Top 5 Things About Woodcreek Reserve: High performing schools Nearby shopping Neighborhood amenities Beautiful neighborhood with mature trees Not located in a high-risk flood zone Description Woodcreek Reserve Katy is located on the far-west side of Katy in Fort Bend County…close to the I10. Primarily built in the mid-2000s, most of the 380+ homes (approx.) in this neighborhood are Traditional in style. On average, these homes are two-story homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3800sf with 2-car garages ...
cross creek ranch polishing pond2

Katy Flood Zones

People moving to the Katy area are often concerned about Katy flood zones. The good news is that, for the most part and with few exceptions, Katy neighborhoods are located in a 500-year floodplain which means that they have 0.2 percent risk for flooding each year…less than 1/2 percent!

0.2 percent (500-year) floodplain – A 0.2 percent (500-year) floodplain is an area at risk for flooding from a bayou, creek or other waterway overflowing during a 0.2 percent (500-year) flood. Structures located in a 0.2 percent (500-year) floodplain have a minimum of a 0.2 percent chance of flooding in any given year.

I’m not a flood expert, weather expert, engineer, surveyor, etc…I’ve just lived on the Texas Gulf Coast for over 40 years and experienced many floods, hurricanes and tropical storms. Here’s my opinion based on what I have experienced…

texas flood guagePretty much all areas of the United States (and the world) have to deal with natural disasters. In California it’s earthquakes, mudslides, and wild fires. In the Midwest it’s tornadoes. In the Northeast it’s winter storms and blizzards. Many parts of the country deal with flooding…especially near rivers. Other parts deal with severe droughts. The fact is, you can’t completely avoid natural disasters anywhere…so you need to minimize your risk and prepare for them as best you can.

If you want to live anywhere on the Gulf Coast (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) or anywhere in the Houston region, then you will need to be prepared for hurricanes and flash flooding. One thing history has shown us regarding flooding…history means nothing! Each time we experience a major flood, you will see many flooded home owners on the news saying something like, “We’ve lived here over 30 years and never flooded before.” Last year (2019) there was a major flash flood and the new thing we heard afterwards was, “We didn’t flood in Harvey, but we flooded this time.”

So just because a home has never flooded before, does NOT guarantee it will not flood in the future. It just means it has a lower risk for flooding. Likewise, just because a home flooded during Hurricane Harvey, does NOT mean it will ever flood again. That was a historical storm that, most experts believe, is unlikely to occur in Katy again in our lifetime.

So, if you are buying a home in most parts of Katy Texas, then your risk for your home flooding is relatively low, especially compared to the rest of the Houston area. 

NOTE: In my definition of “flooding” I am referring to your home being infiltrated with flood/surface water. 

 


What Katy Areas Flooded After Hurricane Harvey?

Even though there are no common, high-risk “Katy flood zones” (neighborhoods that flood on a regular basis) in East and West Katy, during Hurricane Harvey, two unprecedented things occurred that caused a few homes in Katy to flood…mostly homes located around the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs:

  • Harvey dropped a record-breaking amount of rain in the Houston region…over 50 inches (“only” 31 inches in Katy).
  • The amount of rain that fell cause the Addicks-Barker Reservoirs to Overfill

In East Katy, this mainly impacted some (not all) homes and businesses located in the subdivisions closest to the Barker Reservoir. In West Katy, few homes around lakes and bayous may have had very limited flooding.

harvey-rainfall
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-harvey-2017-rainfall-map-2017-8

 

While Katy flood zones are typically rated as 100-year or 500-year, Hurricane Harvey is being described as a an unprecedented, 1,000 year or even 3,000 year event (read more)! This means that homes that flooded during that once-in-a-life time weather event may never flood again.

katy flood zones
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wettest_tropical_cyclones_in_the_United_States

 

addicksbarkerreservoirs_release_finalrvsdSource: https://www.hcfcd.org

 


What to Watch for When Buying a Home

Less than 8 percent of Katy homes and businesses (approximately 7,209) were flooded during Hurricane Harvey…so don’t let what you see on TV give you the wrong impression…most of the homes in Katy TX do not flood on a regular basis and did not flood even during this HISTORIC hurricane. The water got high and some of the roads were flooded for a few days (mostly around Fry Rd, east of Grand Parkway), but this was an unprecedented weather event which may never occur again. 

With that in mind, I will say that it will be very important for home buyers to watch out for repaired homes and to make sure they have been repaired properly. The main thing that most people worry about is mold problems in homes that have flooded. Supposedly, once the homes have been properly dried out, then mold cannot grow. Mold requires moisture to grow. While mold spores are around us all the time,  they will not grow and become a problem when the source of the moisture is eliminated. It’s hidden leaks and on-going moisture that allows mold to grow. (read more)

By now, homes that were repaired after Hurricane Harvey, should be properly dried out and restored. If there are any concerns of mold issues, it’s easy to have an air analysis performed by an expert and determine if the home has a hidden problem with high levels of mold spores. If it does, then move on to another home. If it doesn’t, then you get an updated home in a beautiful area of Katy (where the homes tend to be older and outdated).

sheila cox katy real estate agent“I am highly allergic to mold and I always do an air analysis when I buy a home.
I paid for these tests on the last three homes I purchased, even though none
of them had ever flooded.” –Sheila Cox

 

The Texas Legislature passed a law, effective September 1, 2019, that now requires home sellers to fully disclose flood zones and flood history for homes. Section 5 now looks like this:

So this will be information you will receive when you buy a home in Texas. But beware of investors who have never lived in the home and can, therefore, avoiding reporting these issues. (I can help you look out for that!)

> View a current list of Katy Homes for Sale in Low-Risk Flood Zones

 


katy vs sugar land

>> Read Katy vs Sugar Land

 


Flood Insurance Important for ALL Gulf Coast Areas

houston floodingAs a resident of the Gulf Coast, you should know that hundreds of homes in the Houston area that are not in high-risk flood zones and had never flooded before during any other flood or hurricane event, did flood during Harvey. So that means…you never know for sure and you had better carry Flood Insurance on your home at all times! In my opinion, a $400/yr flood insurance policy is worth the peace of mind you have from knowing you won’t be financially devastated if a storm sits on top of your neighborhood and drops 50 inches of rain! I don’t know of any areas in the country that can handle that much water…do you?

One of my biggest pet-peeves is hearing people in the Houston region say, “I don’t need flood insurance because my home has never flooded before.” Duh. Neither did approximately 85 percent of the homes that flooded during Harvey! One thing I can guarantee you about flooding on the Gulf Coast…there are NO guarantees.

I live in a very low-risk flood zone area and I HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE!