Katy area neighborhoods are highly sought-after for their stunning floor plans and amenities, great schools and proximity to Houston’s Energy Corridor and Medical Center. Choose your dream home from one of these top 10 neighborhoods.
KATY MAGAZINE, Katy, Texas
Katy Magazine Editors
1. Cinco Ranch
Location: 10 miles southeast of Katy proper
School Zones: Cinco Ranch HS or Seven Lakes HS
Home Values: $200K - over a million
Resort-style living at Cinco Ranch includes waterparks, pools, a beach club, and walking trails. Katy’s largest residential community has also been recognized as one of the top 20 master-planned communities in the country.
Cinco Ranch has older established, more established homes in tree-lined communities in Southlake and Northlake villages as well as newer homes in the southwest or northwest quadrants of Katy. Families choose Cinco Ranch for its routinely, high-ranked schools.
Location: South Fry Rd.
School Zones: Taylor HS or Seven Lakes HS
Home Values: $250 - 2 Million
The Kelliwood neighborhoods feature stately homes with mature trees. Many neighborhoods have gated access, and children throughout the community are zoned to some of the top schools in Katy ISD. The 18-hole golf course at the Willow Fork Country Club provides a beautiful backdrop to many Kelliwood homes.
3. Cross Creek Ranch
Home Values: $200K- just under a million
School Zones: Jordan HS opens 2020-2021 academic year
Technically located in Fulshear, Cross Creek Ranch residents still enjoy big-city luxuries in a small-town atmosphere. Cross Creek Ranch’s proximity to the West Park Tollway and the Grand Parkway makes commutes and trips into Houston easy. The community features new construction and established homes, with an impressive lakeside waterpark and fitness center, miles of greenbelt and hiking and biking trails. Cross Creek Ranch is zoned to award-winning Katy ISD and Lamar CISD schools. Katy ISD’s Jordan High School will accommodate most of the community starting in the 2020-2021 school year.
4. Seven Meadows
Location: East on South Fry Rd.
School Zones: Seven Lakes High School
Home Values: $250K - $1 Million
Seven Meadows starts on South Fry east from the Grand Parkway. Further down takes you to the beautiful community of Avalon at Seven Meadows. Most of this area feeds into Seven Lakes High School that also serves as a central landmark to the community.
Location: West and Off Grand Parkway
School Zones: Paetow High School
Home Values: $220K- Mid $600s
With parks, trails, lakes and orchards close by, Elyson is quickly become a Katy family favorite. Built to suit families and active and adventurous lifestyles, there are endless options for recreation like tennis courts, a fitness center, a cafe, event lawn and large swimming pool. Upscale retail and restaurant plans are also in the near future. At the heart of the growing community is the Elyson House and Café.
6. Grand Lakes
Location: North and South of Grand Parkway
School Zones: Seven Lakes HS
Home Values: $200s - $600s
Grand Lakes is a four-phase master-planned community that extends north and south of grand Parkway near Fry Road. Nestled among mature trees, quiet streets, and fun community events, this area is highly attractive for families that are new to the area. Grand Lakes is zoned to katy ISD schools.
7. Jordan Ranch
Location: 5 Miles from Katy in Fulshear
School Zones: Lamar CISD Schools including Fulshear HS
Home Values: $230s-$500s
This newer master-planned community in Katy features homes from popular builders like David Weekley, Plantation, Westin, and Highland Homes. Amenities cater to a down-home, family-oriented lifestyle with frequent, special community events. Jordan Ranch offers an expansive playground, lazy river, tennis courts, and a resort-style pool.
8. Pine Mill Ranch
Location: Corner of Spring Green Blvd. and Pine Mill Ranch Dr.
School Zones: Tompkins HS
Home Values: $200s - Upper $600s
Residents love the tranquil, family-oriented atmosphere of Pine Mill Ranch. The neighborhood presents an ideal community for young families with its spacious homes, green trails, parks, and multiple splash pads.
9. Cane Island
Location: Near IH-10 and Bartlett Road
School Zones: Katy High School
Home Values: $260s - 1 Million+
Cane Island is one of the only large-home communities where residents have an official City of Katy address. This 1,100-acre neighborhood offers creative amenities for Katy families. Residents enjoy a tree-lined parkway, fountains, and exotic animal neighbors. The amenity village includes a community lounge, café, multi-level tree houses. The two-story fitness center features adult and family pools with a giant dump bucket and a splash pad. Cane Island brings their community together with concerts, movie nights, and family-friendly events.
10. Willow Creek Farms
Location: West of Katy in Brookshire
School Zones: Katy High School or Fulshear High School
Home Values: $200s and up
Located just South of Interstate 10 and west of Katy, Texas in Brookshire, Willow Creek Farms is close to shopping and easy access to I-10 and Grand Parkway. Willow Creek Farms features over 1,100 homes with walking trails, a full Olympic- style pool, splash pad, and a park. The neighborhood children are zoned to schools in both highly acclaimed Katy ISD and Lamar CISD.