About Katy

The City of Katy provides the highest quality of life for its residents…beautiful neighborhoods, master-planned communities and abundant green space for parks and recreation. Katy ISD ranks among the top school districts in the country, offering students excellent education.

Katy offers the best of both worlds – the charm of a small town, but all the conveniences of a large city. It is rich in traditions and heritage and boasts a community pride that is unmatched. Whether you’re a young professional, growing family, retired senior or business owner, Katy is your hometown.

Katy area neighborhoods are sought-after for their stunning floor plans, local amenities, great schools and proximity to Houston’s Energy Corridor and Medical Center. Choose your dream home from one of these top 10 neighborhoods.

1. Cinco Ranch

The largest residential community in Katy has also been recognized as one of the top 20 master-planned communities in the country. It boasts of resort-style living that includes waterparks, pools, a beach club and walking trails. Older, more established homes in tree-lined communities are in Southlake and Northlake villages, and newer homes are located in the southwest or northwest Katy. Families choose Cinco Ranch for its high-ranked schools.

2. Kelliwood

Stately homes with mature trees. Many neighborhoods have gated access. Children are zoned to some of the top schools in Katy ISD. The 18-hole golf course at the Willow Fork Country Club provides a beautiful backdrop to many Kelliwood homes.

3. Cross Creek Ranch

Cross Creek Ranch (actually in Fulshear) residents enjoy big-city luxuries in a small-town atmosphere. Cross Creek Ranch’s proximity to the West Park Tollway and the Grand Parkway makes commutes and trips into Houston easy. Cross Creek Ranch has new construction and established homes, and an impressive lakeside waterpark and fitness center, miles of greenbelt and hiking and biking trails. Zoned to award-winning Katy ISD and Lamar CISD schools.

4. Seven Meadows

Seven Meadows starts on South Fry east from the Grand Parkway and continues to the beautiful community of Avalon at Seven Meadows. Most of this area feeds into Seven Lakes High School, which is a central landmark to the community.

5. Elyson

A Katy family favorite, with parks, trails, lakes and orchards close by. Built to suit families and active and adventurous lifestyles, there are endless options for recreation like tennis courts, a fitness center, a cafe, event lawn and large swimming pool. Upscale retail and restaurant plans are also in the near future. At the heart of the growing community is the Elyson House and Café. Popular Magnolia Preparatory Academy provides a nurturing and stimulating ‘technology free’ environment for preschool children to best prepare them for entry into Katy ISDs elementary program.

6. Grand Lakes

Nestled among mature trees, quiet streets, and fun community events, this area is highly attractive for families that are new to the area. It includes a four-phase master-planned community that extends north and south of grand Parkway near Fry Road. Grand Lakes is zoned to Katy ISD schools.

7. Jordan Ranch

A newer master-planned community features homes from popular builders. Amenities cater to a down-home, family-oriented lifestyle with frequent, special community events. Jordan Ranch offers an expansive playground, lazy river, tennis courts, and a resort-style pool.

8. Pine Mill Ranch

Residents love the tranquil, family-oriented atmosphere of Pine Mill Ranch. The neighborhood presents an ideal community for young families with its spacious homes, green trails, parks, and multiple splash pads.

9. Cane Island

One of the only large-home communities where residents have an official City of Katy address. This 1,100-acre neighborhood offers creative amenities for Katy families. Residents enjoy:

  • a tree-lined parkway
  • fountains
  • community lounge
  • café
  • multi-level tree houses
  • two-story fitness center with adult and family pools with a giant dump bucket and a splash pad.

Cane Island brings their community together with concerts, movie nights, and family-friendly events.

10. Willow Creek Farms

Close to shopping and easy access to I-10 and Grand Parkway. Zoned to schools in both highly acclaimed Katy ISD and Lamar CISD. Features over 1,100 homes with:

  • walking trails
  • a full Olympic-style pool
  • splash pad
  • and a park

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