Grand Lakes

Top 8 Things About Grand Lakes:

  1. Convenient location
  2. High performing schools
  3. Nearby shopping
  4. Neighborhood amenities
  5. Lower property taxes
  6. Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees
  7. Dog park
  8. Community Garden



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 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3500sf with 2-car garages, and a median lot size of 9000+sf.

This upscale neighborhood features multiple lakes so water view homes are available. Grand Lakes Katy has an interesting four-square design in which the various sections (Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4) have homes built around a central park (see aerial view below). Each park has a different focus. One has a formal park with fountains, another features a swimming pool, and so on. There are mulitple playgrounds, pool, and tennis courts as well as a dog park, splash pad, and community garden.

The newest section, Phase 4 is located on the west side of Grand Parkway and features a large gazebo on a lake next to a park, pool, and playground. This section also has access to a nature hiking trail.

– Written by Sheila Cox, Katy real estate area expert


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What I Like About Grand Lakes…

“I really think that Grand Lakes is beautifully and uniquely designed and it has wonderful neighborhood amenities including a neighborhood garden and a great dog park! Plus, it is zoned to very high-performing schools.”

—Sheila Cox, REALTOR® and the Katy local area expert



Here’s a map of Grand Lakes Katy.

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Commute Times

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.

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Pros and Cons

Here is a list of the PROs and CONs of Grand Lakes Katy:

  • Convenient location
  • Only resale homes available
  • High performing schools
  • Noisy highways nearby some homes
  • Nearby shopping
  • Older homes that may need remodeling
  • Neighborhood amenities
  • A tiny few homes may have flooded during Hurricane Harvey, even though this area is Zone X and “Out of Special Flood Hazard Area”
  • Lower property taxes
  • Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees
  • Dog park
  • Community Garden
  • Not located in a high-risk flood zone



The following table shows the schools zoned to Grand Lakes. If you want the current ratings for these schools, please download the Katy Neighborhoods Guide.

Alexander ElementaryElem1, 2, 36161 South Fry Rd, Katy
Griffin ElementaryElem47800 South Fry Rd, Katy
Beckendorff Junior HighJH1-48200 South Fry Rd, Katy
Seven Lakes HighHS1-49251 South Fry Rd, Katy




You can view the demographics of Beckendorff Middle School, zoned to this neighborhood, below. This will give you some idea of the demographics of this neighborhood.

Beckendorff Jr High

beck jr high demographics

Source: April 2018



Grand Lakes Katy has the following amenities (view detailed map):

  • Club House = No
  • Swimming Pools = 3
  • Waterpark = No
  • Splash Pads = Yes
  • Tennis Courts = Yes
  • Parks/playgrounds = Multiple
  • Walking Trails = Yes
  • Lakes = Yes
  • Golf Course = No
  • Dog Park = Yes
  • Community Garden = Yes



Home Owner’s Association

The annual HOA fee, which pays for the amenities, is approximately $990-1200(depending on the lot). Go to Grand Lakes Katy HOA for helpful phone numbers, community documents, and utility information. Or contact Principal Management Group of Houston, AAMC- An Associa® Company at 713-329-7100.



One of the Grand Lakes MUDs (1-4) serves this neighborhood with water and sewer services. The utilities for Grand Lakes are shown below:

Water, sewerGrand Lakes MUDs 1-4281-290-6500
TrashBest Trash281-313-2378

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Property Taxes

Property taxes in this neighborhood may vary slightly, but are approximately 2.63-2.71 as of March 2020.


What’s Nearby

There are a lot of fun things to do in Katy! This neighborhood is near:

  • Meadowbrook Farms, Cinco Ranch, WillowFork, Falcon Point golf courses
  • La Centera shopping and dining center
  • Wholefoods Grocery Store
  • Katy YMCA
  • Katy Mills Outlet Mall
  •  Typhoon Texas Waterpark
  • George Bush Park with bike trails
  • Great Southwest Equestrain Park
  • Live music and dancing at: Baker St Pub, Mo’s Place, Katy Vibes, and Wildcatters
  • Momentum Indoor Climbing
  • Exploration Park
  • Dewberry Farm
  • No Label Brewing
  •  Time Square Entertainment
  • Soon-to-be-built Katy Boardwalk District

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