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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.

 

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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

 

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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)

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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.

 

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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. 

 

 

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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.

 

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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.”

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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)

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Seven Lakes High School (west Katy)

seven lakes high school demographics

 

Taylor High School (east Katy)

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Tompkins High School (west Katy)

tompkins high school demographics

 

 


 

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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

 

 

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What To Look for In a Katy Real Estate Agent

What To Look for In a Katy Real Estate Agent

Want to know how to hire the best Katy real estate agent?  See below!

NOTE: Many of these items are specific to Texas agents.

___ Did your agent give you the “Information About Brokerage Services” notice that is legally required by the Texas Real Estate Commission before showing you houses? Can your agent effectively explain it?

___ Did your agent provide all the other necessary disclosures, notices, and the Buyer’s Representation Agreement to you before showing you houses? Be careful! You don’t want to find out after-the-fact that your agent actually represents the Seller.

___ Does your agent provide a detailed 18+ page house report on a home (see my sample), before you make the offer, to ensure that you know what you are buying before you make the purchase? This report should include information on the home’s price history, comparable sales numbers, school ratings, flood plain, tax info, environmental hazards (if any), near-by sex offenders (if any) at a minimum.

___ Can your agent effectively explain the HOA maintenance fees, MUD and LID taxes, compliance certificate requirements, amenities, property tax rates, school performance ratings, and other important information for the neighborhoods you are looking at?

___ Does your agent know how to provide you with an accurate CMA (price analysis) on a home before you make an offer? Is he or she committed to helping you get the right price or does the agent just want you to buy the highest priced home you can afford? (See “How to Price a Home Correctly“)

___ Does your agent point out possible defects of homes when you tour them or does your agent always seem to overlook the obvious problems of a home and try to convince you that they don’t matter? (Check my client satisfaction rating.)

___ Does your agent actually show you homes or does he or she expect you to drive the neighborhood on your own and then contact the listing agent directly to let you see the house? A dedicated agent wants to be with you every step of the way.

___ Has your agent set up a customized automatic home search for you that is pulled directly form the local MLS? Or are you still trying to find homes on your own using the limited online search Websites available in your area? These programs (such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and Homes.com) can be outdated very quickly showing contract-pending homes as “active.”

___ Does your agent use an online paperwork system where you can e-sign documents instead of having to fax and scan them (which is sometimes challenging and time-consuming)? What if your spouse is still back home in another state or country? You need to be able to e-sign!

___ Does your agent work to negotiate a residential service contract (aka, home warranty) in the deal or provide one for you to protect you from too many future home repairs?

___ Does your agent have at least a 4.5 star client satisfaction rating with the local board of area Realtors? What’s your agent’s YELP rating, Homes.com endorsements, Angie’s List reviews, and so on?

___ Does your agent have 20 years experience? (Trick question.) IT DOESN’T NECESSARILY MATTER! There are  terrible agents with 30+ years of experience who even have a broker’s license. And there are outstanding agents with only a couple of years experience. Time does not equal quality in this business. Time cannot guarantee attitude, dedication, integrity, intelligence, or commitment to customer service. Check their satisfaction rating...this is a free service for all members of the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR). If your agent hasn’t signed up, maybe they have something to hide.

“If you’re not sure whether you need a real estate agent or not, please take a look at Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to help you decide.”

  

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How To Buy a Home in Katy

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How To Sell Your Katy Home