Grand Lakes

Price Range: Home prices range from $250K to $979K
with $477K the median home price in 2022.

Description

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Grand Lakes Katy 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.

Pros and Cons

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

PROs

CONs

Convenient location

Only resale homes available

High performing schools

Noisy highways nearby some homes

Nearby shopping

Older homes that may need remodeling

Beautiful neighborhood with lakes and mature trees

Some homes in phase 3 and phase 4 may be in a 500-yr flood plain

Lower property taxes

 

Dog park

 

Community Garden

 

Neighborhood amenities

 

Location

Here’s a map of Grand Lakes Katy.

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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Flood Zone

Mostly located in Flood Zone X (not in a special flood hazard area) but a few houses in Phase 3 and Phase 4 may be in a 500-yr floodplain.

For more information about flood risk in Katy, see my Katy Flood Zones information and download the report.

What’s Nearby

Grand Lakes Katy is close to:

  •  Meadowbrook Farms, Cinco Ranch, Willow Fork, Falcon Point golf courses
  • La Centerra shopping and dining center
  • Wholefoods Grocery Store
  • Katy YMCA
  • George Bush Park with bike trails
  • Great Southwest Equestrian Park
  • Live music and dancing at: Baker St Pub, Mo’s Place, Katy Vibes, and Wildcatters
  • No Label Brewing
  • Time Square Entertainment

>> See Things to Do in Katy

School Ratings

The following tables shows the schools zoned to Grand Lakes Katy. 

School

Type

Phase

Address

Alexander Elementary

Elem

1, 2, 3

6161 South Fry Rd, Katy

Griffin Elementary

Elem

4

7800 South Fry Rd, Katy

Beckendorff Junior High

JH

1-4

8200 South Fry Rd, Katy

Seven Lakes High

HS

1-4

9251 South Fry Rd, Katy

NOTE: Get the FREE “Best Places to Live in Katy” guide for up-to-date lists of school ratings. 

 

Demographics

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

Beckendorff Junior High

Source: Greatschools.org January 2022

Amenities

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 $940-1400 (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.

Utilities

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, sewer

Grand Lakes MUDs 1-4

281-290-6500

Trash

Best Trash

281-313-2378

Electric

De-regulated

www.powertochoose.org

Gas

Centerpoint

800-752-8036

See more>> Important Phone Numbers

Property Taxes

Property taxes in this neighborhood may vary slightly, but are approximately 2.18-2.91 as of January 2022.

To see detailed tax info on Katy subdivisions, read my Katy Property Taxes page.

 

Home Values

 

View Video Tour of Grand Lakes!

 

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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

 

Photos of Grand Lakes

 

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Grand Lakes Homes for Sale

 

 


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