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Free Fun for the Whole Family in Katy, TX

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Free fun for families in Katy

Does all of your holiday spending have you on a budget? Not sure how to entertain your kids while they’re on break, or guests staying with you from out of town? As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on fun, free activities around Katy. Turns out, there are loads of fun things you can do with your family or friends in Katy that don’t cost a cent.

1.  Visit a park. Katy is loaded with parks, and these are free to wander around and explore! Exploration Park has a sensory garden, musical bridge and a lawn with tall glass rods. Katy Play Station will keep kids busy for hours. Mary Jo Peckham Park has free putt-putt golf, a fishing pond and a playground. City of Katy Dog Park is 14 acres of water fountains, pools and trails for dogs!

2.  Family Night. All of the Chick-fil-A  locations host a Family Night just about every night of the week! These take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lately, they’ve been holiday-themed, but other themes include pirates, indoor campouts, painting and more. It’s a great way to get out of the house and have old-fashioned fun.

3.  Free Movies. Catch a free movie outside at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hosts free movies on the courtyard on select Saturdays, which begin at dusk. Kids’ classics can also be found on Central Green on select nights of the week. These also begin at dusk. All you need is snacks and a blanket or chairs!

4.  Museum Visits. Katy Heritage Society offers free admission at the historic homes in Katy Heritage Park on the first weekend of every month. Katy Contemporary Arts Museum has free admission every day that they are open, Wednesdays through Sundays. Katy Veterans Museum is also free to view Monday through Friday.

5.  Story Times. Cinco Ranch Branch Library has free pajama story night every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Katy Budget Books has story time for kids’ age three to six, and book clubs for middle school students and young adults. Kindergarten kids meet at Kinder Korner on select Wednesdays for story time, movies and crafts. Maud Smith Marks Library hosts Teen Time on Thursdays from 2:45 to 4 p.m.

6.  Trial Classes. You can take one free class at many places around Katy if you never have before! Becky’s Academy of Dance offers anyone a free trial dance class, and you pick the style. Connolly Dance Arts offers one trial class of any dance style as well. Katy Kips Gymnastics Club offers one free class to kids and adults. School of Rock offers one trial musical lesson to kids and adults.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to have free fun in Katy! Enjoy the rest of your holiday season, and when ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals in the New Year, contact me, your Katy real estate agent!

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Holiday Fun at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy!

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Holiday Events at LaCenterra in Katy TX

If you plan on spending this coming weekend at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy, finishing (or starting) your holiday shopping, good news! This weekend is also loaded with holiday events for the whole family to enjoy. Start your Saturday early with a morning run, and finish with family-friendly skits and songs.

As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve created a holiday guide for you at LaCenterra this weekend. Get some holiday shopping done and have some fun! Hopefully you can fit both into your schedule.

Gingerbread Jog

Get up bright and early and bring the whole family over to LaCenterra for the 4th Annual Gingerbread Jog on Saturday, Dec. 12! The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run for kids, ages 12 and under, begins at 8:05 a.m. The 1 Mile Family Run/Walk starts at 8:10 a.m. So as you can see, there is something for everyone to participate in!

The Awards Ceremony will take place after the races at 9:30 a.m., and kids can create an assortment of crafts and activities from 8 to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston, so it’s great exercise and fun for a great cause! Feel free to wear ugly Christmas sweaters or Santa suits.

Santa Claus

While shopping at LaCenterra on Saturday, bring your kids by the courtyard to visit with Santa! He will be there from 1 to 5 p.m. to meet with kids and hear what is on their Christmas list this year. Don’t forget your cameras too, so you can catch a great photo of your child on Santa’s lap! If you can’t make it on Saturday, Santa will also be there on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and again next weekend.

Jingle Jam

Saturday night, Parkway Fellowship is hosting their Jingle Jam for the whole family from 7 to 8 p.m. Head to Heritage Square for an hour of singing Christmas songs, watching funny skits and hearing the Christmas story. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with others in the Katy community as well, especially if you just moved to Katy.

Enjoy your holiday weekend in Katy! There are plenty of other holiday events happening around town as well. Check out the Katy Magazine events page for more upcoming events.

When ready to buy a Katy home, or when ready to sell your Katy home, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I can help you achieve your goals this year and next in the Katy real estate market. All you have to do is call me when you’re ready!

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What to Expect From Grand Texas

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Grand Texas Coming Soon to Katy, TX Area!

For those of you counting down until the opening of the 610-acre, mixed-use theme park expected to open in nearby New Caney, don’t hold your breath. The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District’s opening date has been pushed back. As your Katy real estate agent, I’d like to keep you informed on the latest area news, and what to expect in the coming months.

While it’s disappointing news that the opening date has been pushed back to anywhere from a few months to more than a year, it sounds like it’ll be worth our wait.

Grand Texas will include a factory outlet mall, a 150-acre theme park, a 40-acre waterpark, an 83-acre Sportsplex, a 30-acre Speed-sportz Racing Park, an RV park with 144 lots, four hotels and 450,000 square feet of retail and dining in a “Downtown Texas” area. That is a ton of stuff all in one location!

The first attraction to open is expected to be the RV Resort. Then the Sportspex will open and is expected to begin scheduling games at its indoor facilities and outdoor fields later this year. You can expect to see baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby available at this new location.

Big Rivers Waterpark will feature the largest wave pool in the Houston area, with programmable waves! It’ll also include a long lazy river, children’s slides and attractions, splash pad areas and extreme thrill-seeking slides. The waterpark will be the second largest in the Houston area, and after a few years of upgrades, it’ll be the largest.

Grand Texas Theme Park will initially span 71 acres and will feature a wooden roller coaster, a family coaster, two extreme thrill-seeking coasters and a children’s coaster. There will also be 20 historic Texas-themed rides to enjoy, and an area with stage coach rides and boat rides. It’ll feel like traveling back in time!

The full plan for all attractions is predicted to be executed by 2018 or 2019, but as explained, some attractions will be opening sooner than others.

Once completed, Grand Texas is predicted to bring in hundreds of millions in sales tax revenue for the area each year, along with more than 10,000 jobs and 1.2 million visitors in the first year alone. So, while it’s a long wait for such an anticipated attraction, it sounds like it’ll do great things for the area! Not to mention, we’ll suddenly have ample amounts of new entertainment options available just a short drive from Katy.

To learn more, visit the Grand Texas website. When ready to relocate to the thriving area of Katy, or when ready to accomplish your goals in the Katy real estate market, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I am only a phone call away and would love to help.

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Are You Familiar With LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch?

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Shopping in Katy TX at LaCenterra

As your Katy real estate agent, I enjoy updating Katy residents on local events, activities, businesses, real estate and all information available about Katy! I also like to feature different businesses and attractions around town. If you’re new to the Katy area, I’d like to fill you in on LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.

Cinco Ranch is one of the nation’s top-selling master planned communities, and LaCenterra resides inside the heart of Cinco Ranch. LaCenterra is a 34-acre, 300,000 square-foot development that is designed like a Main Street. It is located on the Grand Parkway, only three miles south of Interstate 10, so it’s easy to spot and easy to get to.

As a mixed-use development, you will find all sorts of well-known national retailers at LaCenterra, such as Talbots, Eddie Bauer, LOFT, Chico’s and many others. Restaurants include Bonefish Grill, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Nothing Bundt Cakes and many more. There are also many offices that reside at LaCenterra.

All sorts of different events and activities take place at LaCenterra! Heritage Square is where many of them take place, which is a central courtyard in LaCenterra. It’s the perfect venue for concerts, fundraisers and holiday celebrations, but it’s also just great for relaxing with a coffee or ice cream while taking a break from shopping or catching up with friends.

Central Green is another common area for events to take place. It’s a half-acre public park, complete with an outdoor stage, large oak trees and lots of outdoor seating.

Special events that take place at LaCenterra include summer festivals, job fairs, car shows, workout classes, holiday celebrations and plenty of shopping sales. If you need a job in Katy, Sephora is having a Job Fair this Saturday, July 25, beginning at noon.

Then on Sunday, July 26, is Houston Family Magazine’s Summer Fun Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Family-friendly activities will include arts and crafts, face painting, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, live music and performances on stage, and free goodie bags for attendees. Admission and all activities are free! These are the types of fabulous community events you can expect to find at LaCenterra.

Regular business hours at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Take advantage of having so many shopping, dining and entertainment options in Katy, all in one central location, by stopping by soon and checking it out.

If you are new to the Katy area and have questions about the community, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! If you’re ready to buy a Katy home, or ready to sell your Katy home, summer is a great time to do so. I’d love to help you out, so don’t hesitate to give me a call!

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realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.