Katy is a city that is spread across three Texan counties: Harris, Waller and Fort Bend. In the 2010 US census, the population of the city was 14,102. The latest population estimates from 2017 state that around 16,050 individuals now live in the area. In terms of its history, Katy was incorporated in 1945. The city is situated 42m above sea level and covers a total land area of 29.33 square kilometers.
There are many large corporations that have headquarters in the areas surrounding the city of Katy including BP America and Igloo Corporation. BP America is one of the areas largest’s employers with over 5,500 employees at the Westlake campus. There are many other large firms in the area, so finding employment in the city should not be difficult for those thinking about relocating.
In terms of living standards in Katy, this year the area was rated as one of the best suburbs for growing families in the Houston Area. What’s more, most of the schools that serves the area have very good ratings. Crime is not a major problem in the city and many residents say it feels like a safe place to live. 73% of people are homeowners in the suburb while just 27% are renting their properties. When it comes to rent payments, the average monthly rate is $969. This figure might give you some idea as to what type of property you could hope to afford to live in if you move to Katy.
The best rated public schools serving the city include Obra D. Tompkins High School, Seven Lakes High School, Cinco Ranch High School, and Bonnie Holland Elementary School. Mirus Academy is the top-rated private school serving the area. Other suburbs in Houston that people have described as being somewhat similar to Katy include Meadows Place, Addicks Park Ten, Jersey Village, and Tomball.
You will find almost endless tourist attractions in the Houston suburb including Willow Fork Park, Mary Jo Peckham Park, VFW Museum, Katy City Park, MKT Railroad Museum, The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum, and Typhoon Texas Waterpark. In addition, there is a lot of good vacation accommodation in the city including hotels, serviced apartments, guest houses, youth hostels and more. The area really is a great place to go on vacation as it’s almost impossible to run out of things to see and do. What’s more, people from all age groups will find something to enjoy.