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Get to Know Katy

They say everything is bigger in Texas, so it’s fitting that even Katy, a suburb of Greater Houston, is itself divided into Katy proper and Greater Katy. Generally, people are referring to the larger area when talking about Katy, as the city itself is quite small. Residents in Greater Katy have a Katy address and are part of the Katy Independent School District, but most of the homes are actually considered to be part unincorporated Harris County, Fort Bend County, or Waller County. This technicality makes little difference in day-to-day life, as all of Katy cheers together every Friday night at Legacy Stadium: The $70 million dollar high school football stadium opened in 2017 and serves all eight Katy high schools. Much of Katy is dominated by master-planned neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and each boasting amenities like gorgeous pools, tennis courts, golf courses, community gardens, and even on-site restaurants.

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Living in Greater Houston

Like all of Texas, Greater Houston’s history is the story of oil, with suburban towns developed by and for gas and oil executives, with Houston’s Energy Corridor remaining a major employer today. The suburbs of Houston stretch in all directions, from Kingwood, technically inside the city limits, all the way up to and beyond The Woodlands, whose growth and prominence has earned it its own identity, separate from H-Town. These suburbs are young metropolises — towns that grew out of farmland and forest in the past 50 years, with houses, office parks, newly created lakes, and golf courses emerging from rural lands where only cows and feral pigs once roamed. As Houston’s economy has diversified and as the region has created more new jobs, Houston residents have looked farther and farther out for more space to settle. Greater Houston is booming and there’s no better place to call home.