A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    207
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    113
    41
  • Robbery
    69
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    395
    500
  • Theft
    3,889
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,739
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Katy is a small but growing suburb of Texas. Over the past 10-15 years, it has grown from barren lands into a boom town that continues to grow. It continually becomes "home" for more and more residents as houses and apartments continue to build. It has great schools and fun places to spend time and hangout with people. There is even its own water park! It's a good place to start a family. There are plans for a water walk and and Asian town. If you are looking for a fun place full of diversity and things to do, Katy is the place to be.
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I have recently relocated to the city of Katy in the Northwestern part of the great city of Houston, TX from San Jose, CA. This is a very welcoming and comforting city for singles, couples, and especially families. It is a clean and safe environment with one of the lowest crime rates. There is great community participation throughout and everyone is friendly and inviting, this is great to see as a newcomer! I'd like to appreciate the hospitality of this city, as well as the rapidly developing areas that I am very excited about. We are very close to the energy corridor which ensures great entertainment as well as resources nearby! Also, the seasonal Katy Downtown Fairs are unmissable! They are the cutest and you will meet diverse people from all around the world, it is an abundantly enriching experience. Although, I wish that Katy was a bit closer to downtown, it is good to be living in the suburbs away from the hustle and bustle of every day urban life.
During the 4 years I have lived in Katy, there has been a drastic change towards the business markets, more high-class schools, more parks, and especially more restaurants! My God there are a lot of restaurants! The busiest streets in Katy are Fry Rd, I-10, Greenhouse, Barker Cypress, W Little York, 529, Hwy 290, and Clay Rd. The Housing Market here is also increasing a lot. I feel like Katy is starting to look more of a city with its spectacular attractions of food, entertainment, shopping, supermarkets, and etc. Cypress, an area in Katy, is the area that is widely known for its excellence in public schools. The schools there are amazing. In fact there are about 12 public high schools. Cypress Lakes, Creek, Springs, Woods, Ranch, Park, Fair, Ridge, Falls high schools are all Cypress High schools in addition to Langham Creek, Jersey Village, and Windfern High School. These are all part of the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District.