Katy Texas SignSince its founding in 1895, Katy has grown from a small sleepy rice farming and agricultural center to a booming and dynamic community. Though Katy contains one of the largest gas fields in Southeast Texas the town is now known as the population growth center on the west city limits of Houston. Forty years ago almost the only thing seen between Houston and Katy was rice fields and millions of Canadian geese in the late fall. Now the rice fields have been replaced with a variety of large and respected master planned communities that have produced exceptionally rapid growth. In the last twenty years a wide variety of energy companies have moved into the area between Katy and Houston and the Energy Corridor has been created along I10.Energy-Center-III-and-IV

With the rapid growth of oil and gas this massive economic foundation has fed the rapid growth of homes and businesses in the Katy area. Retail centers are springing up all throughout Katy to accommodate the rapid residential growth. Major retail growth is focused on the Katy Fort Bend Road near the east entrance to the Katy Mills Mall and along I10 between Katy and Houston. Katy Mills Mall is the major mall currently in the area and contains a large variety of popular stores, including: AMC Theatres, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Bed Bath & Beyond, Books-A-Million, Burlington Coat Factory, Last Call Neiman Marcus, Marshalls, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Old Navy, and Sun & Ski Sports. Costco also recently opened at I10 and 99.


Greater Katy includes new upscale developments and master planned communities such as Cinco Ranch, Green Trails, Pin Oak Village, Grayson Lakes, Seven Meadows, new and growing Pine Mill Ranch, Silver Ranch, Firethorne and Grand Lakes, while also encompassing developments from the 1970s and 1980s such as Memorial Parkway, Kelliwood and Nottingham Country.


The area along I10 has also become a new medical center in the greater Houston area with a number of major hospitals completed and under construction.

  • HOUSTON METHODIST WEST HOSPITAL – 18500 Katy Frwy Katy, TX  :  713-790-3333 houstonmethodist.org
    Methodist West Houston Hospital continues the Methodist tradition of bringing excellence and leading medicine throughout the Houston area since 1919.
  • HOUSTON METHODIST ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL – 701 S Fry Rd  Katy, TX 77450  :  281-599-5700
    Provides long-term acute care.
  • MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER – 19770 Kingsland Blvd. Houston, TX :  713-563-9600 mdanderson.org
    Provides treatments for all types of cancer, backed by more than 70 years of experience in cancer treatment, diagnosis and research.
  • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL – 23900 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX  :  713-222-CARE (2273) memorialhermann.org
    Serving the Katy area for over 30 years, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital provides world-class, patient-centered care close to home.
  • TEXAS CHILDRENS WEST CAMPUS – 18200 Katy Fwy. Houston, TX :  832-824-1000 texaschildrens.org
    Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest suburban pediatric hospitals. The new West Campus offers quality and convenience to area parents and children.
Texas Childrens Hospital Katy

Texas Childrens Hospital Katy


Visit the links below to view more information about the educational campuses located within the city limits of Katy.



Railroad Park & Tourist Center
The city of Tomball is supposedly named after the M-K-T railroad which was the hub of all business in the area for many decades. The MKT Depot and Caboose honors that history. The downtown “pocket park” is home to the historic Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot, which has been restored to serve as an Information & Tourist Center. It is a central location for tourists and visitors to obtain information, brochures and maps for the City of Katy and Katy businesses. The Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum inside the Depot displays many original elements and explains how the Depot operated as a passenger rail service in Katy until 1957.  The Heritage Society’s red caboose is also located on the beautifully landscaped site with benches and a town clock.  5615 First Street in Railroad Park. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.   281-391-8400

Katy Railroad Park - Katy Images

Katy Railroad Park – Katy Images


The Katy Heritage Society was established in 1979 by a group formed to save the old MKT Railroad Depot. With the help of the City, the Depot was acquired and restored by the Heritage Society. The Katy Heritage Society serves as a key source for historic information and research in the area.  Katy Heritage Park shows off beautifully restored historic homes that are open for free public tours the first full weekend of each month, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Special events include community concerts from the bandstand, vintage baseball games and tours for students and tourists. 5990 George Bush Drive.   281-391-2550

Katy Heritage Museum
The 9,600-square foot Katy Heritage Museum, located at 6002 George Bush Drive in the VFW Park features vintage farming equipment and artifacts from Katy’s agricultural and pioneering history are on display, along with scores of old photographs and fascinating antiques. 6002 George Bush Drive.    281-391-4884

Katy Veterans Memorial Museum
“The G.I. Joe Museum” is a first-class military exhibit of historical significance encompassing every foreign conflict involving the United States. VFW Community Building. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  6202 George Bush Drive.   281-391-8387

Katy Historic Post Office

Katy Historic Post Office


Rice Harvest Festival
Held on the second weekend in October in historic downtown Katy, the fun-filled event features over 300 food and craft booths, a carnival and family entertainment for young and old on two stages. The festival which began in 1980 celebrates our rich farming and harvest traditions and area heritage.

Other area events are listed on the City of Katy website.   Family Events

Katy Information Website:   http://cityofkaty.com/


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        Number of households 80,566
        Household Avg. Income 100,264
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        Population 18,941
        Population Density 1,692
        Median Age 33
        Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $186,887
        Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 15 years
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