A Fantastic Place to Live
New Homse in Katy
LGI Homes residences in Katy are open-concept floorplans with designer upgrades and gorgeous curb appeal at no extra cost. Our commitment to quality is evident in every home, backed by a 10-year structural warranty. With affordable pricing and a simplified buying process, LGI Homes ensures that achieving the dream of homeownership in Katy is within reach for everyone.
A Top Place to LIve
- #2 'Complete Insider Guide to the Best Houston Suburbs for 2023' (HoustonProperties.com)
- #2 '18 Top Houston Suburbs in 2022' (HAR.com)
- #3 '2023 Best Suburbs to Buy a House in Houston Area' (Niche)
- #4 '6 Affordable Houston Neighborhoods for First-time Homebuyers in 2021' (CultureMap)
- #4 'Top 10 Best Suburbs in Houston for Families' (NewHomesBestSuburbs.com, 2023)
- #9 'Best Places to Retire in Texas in 2022' (Investment U)
- #12 '2023 Best Schools Districts in Texas' (Niche)
- Major industries include energy, research and development, life sciences, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, and health and fitness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.
Is Katy part of the Houston Metropolitan area?
Katy is in the Greater Houston area, a significant suburb in the western part of the Houston Metropolitan area.
When was Katy founded?
Katy was founded in 1845 after James Crawford received a land grant to settle the area; Mr. Crawford named the settlement Cane Island. The city was renamed Katy and officially incorporated as a city in 1945.
What is the history of Katy?
Katy was the home of the nomadic Karankawa Indian tribe for centuries. In the early 1800s, Spanish missionaries and explorers arrived in the area. Although there was tension and some violence between the two groups, there were positive interactions, and both groups learned from one another. The tribe did not convert to Catholicism; Spanish missionaries left in the early 1830s, more than a decade before James Crawford settled the area. At the end of the 19th century, few Karankawa Indians remained from disease and confrontations with other Indian tribes.
Is Katy near significant freeways?
There are numerous freeways in and around Katy. Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 run side-by-side, connecting the city to Houston and San Antonio.
U.S. Highway 59 connects Katy to Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. State Highway 99 is just outside Katy and makes a large half-loop around the outer suburbs of the Houston Metropolitan area. View all the freeways and interstates in and around Katy on Google Maps.
How is the education system in Katy?
Katy Independent School District (KISD) is widely recognized as an excellent district, receiving an "A+" grade from Niche.com. It ranks as the number one school district in Houston and is among the top 15 in Texas.
How many parks does Katy have, and what do they offer?
The city has ten diverse parks operated and maintained by the Katy Parks and Recreation Department. These parks provide recreational spaces for residents and visitors and host multiple events throughout the year, contributing to the community's high quality of life.
What makes Katy's location unique?
Katy holds a distinctive position. Situated 30 miles west of Houston, it uniquely straddles three counties: Harris, Waller and Fort Bend.