Katy is a delightful suburb only 40 minutes from downtown Houston, but in more ways than one it is a world away. A world full of cultural charm and a personable community that seizes everything this city offers. Katy is a place the residents are proud to work and play, but mostly proud to call their home.
Katy supports active lifestyles. There are sports for everyone to participate in like the most popular sports from basketball all the way to football. However, they have opportunities for you to get out of your comfort zone and take on cycling, paintball, karate, skating and even equestrian events. There are fitness centers to work up a sweat, or parks and trails to spend your recreational time outside.
Katy also encourages a more relaxing lifestyle. What is more relaxing than being served a meal with a home cooked quality at one of Katy's many tasty restaurants? You should make a reservation for Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano. People can't get enough of their excellent food accompanied by a true Italian atmosphere and superb service. Locals recommend trying the crawfish enchiladas at Babin's Seafood House, and also the Ephesus Mediterranean Grill which is the tastiest Greek, Turkish and Arabic restaurant in the Houston area. The range of culinary dishes Katy has will satisfy any craving. There are additional relaxing and fun entertainment options as well. Catching a movie and dinner simultaneously at the one of the world famous Alamo Drafthouse locations, shooting pool at Slick Willie's Family Pool Hall and attending a comedy routine at Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center are favorites.
In Katy, your neighbors along with the other community members will become your friends. There is a huge support group here, and the community is brought together many times each year. Residents love to attend The Katy Home & Garden Show to learn new tricks and for one-stop shopping to improve their home and gardens. The historic homes in Katy are appreciated as much as the new. The first weekend of every month, free tours of historic homes are given by the Katy Heritage Society. Residents embrace their country roots at the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Katy Folk Life Festival. They also celebrate life in Katy every year with live entertainment, food and a carnival at the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. When holidays roll around, people meet up with their friends and bring family to events to celebrate as a community. They listen to Texas bands, paddle boat and watch fireworks at Smith Ranch July 4th Jamboree. To celebrate Christmas, they watch the Cottage Charm's Christmas Light Show and attend the Annual City of Katy Holiday in the Park Christmas Tree Lighting.
Katy is a great place for kids to receive an education. The Katy Independent School District has award winning schools. In 2011, half of Katy elementary schools were rated exemplary while 66.6% of their middle schools and half of their high schools were rated as recognized. Also, Houston has over 40 places for graduates to pursue a higher education!
Living in Katy, the world is in your hands . . . opportunities are endless, lifelong relationships are made and life is anything you desire it to be. There is a whole list of new homes waiting for homeowners to walk through their front door. New Home Source can help you discover a new home that suits your lifestyle, and you will be settled in in no time.