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Kick Off 2021 with These Katy TX Activities

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Katy TX Winter Events

Happy New Year! With a new year comes new events, activities and traditions to experience and create in Katy TX. Though many events are still on pause, there are some fun activities you can enjoy in the coming weeks. As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to offer a few suggestions, so you can get out of the house this winter and have some fun, as a family, couple, group of friends, or solo!

1.  Painting with a Twist has a whole new lineup of paintings for you to explore this year. A few upcoming options include a tranquil spring morning, date night celestial moon, beach scene, northern lights, raccoons for kids ages six and up, elephant, sunset and more. There are tons to choose from, pick your favorite and sign up for a painting night!

2.  Learn a new craft this year. Cane Island has a few workshops coming up. On Jan. 16 is a Photography Workshop. Learn basic camera settings, shooting in manual mode, lighting tips and more. Sign up in advance and take these new skills with you when you explore nature or capture family moments in 2021! Also on Jan. 16 is a Sushi 101 Class. If you love sushi, learn to make it at home!

3.  Wino Events hosts virtual and in-person events around the area. It looks like the Katy tours are sold out this month, but check their lineup for future outings. On Jan. 16 is a North Houston trip to Chappell Hill Winery Tour with BBQ Lunch. Virtually, they have a Virtual Wine Tasting Class & Murder Mystery coming up tomorrow, Jan. 14. On Jan. 20 is a Virtual Wine Tasting Class & Trivia Contest.

4.  Get out on Katy’s trails this month! If you have a resolution to get fit, get outside more, spend more time as a family, etc., Katy’s hiking and biking trails are a great way to achieve those goals. There are so many to choose from. Bear Creek Park has 2.01 miles of walking trails. Cullen Park has 5 miles. George Bush Hike and Bike Trail has 11.36 miles. Check out this full list to choose your next destination!

5.  Central Green Park at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is hosting numerous events throughout the month. This includes Laughter Yoga on Jan. 14, Tai Chi on Jan. 16, Story Time on the Green on Jan. 18 and more. They also sometimes host Movie Nights, so check their schedule for February to see what else they will have available.

Enjoy your start to a new year! When ready to achieve your Katy TX real estate goals, as a buyer, seller or both, give me a call. As your Katy real estate agent, I can tell you that 2021 is still a hot year for real estate activity. There is no reason to wait until spring to achieve your goals! Contact me, let’s discuss your goals and your timeline, and we’ll go from there.

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How to Celebrate the Holidays in Katy TX

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Katy TX Holiday Happenings

The holiday season is a little different this year, but there is still time and plenty of ways to feel festive in Katy TX. Whether you head out or stay home, as your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on some great holiday happenings:

1.  Today is the last day to catch Santa as part of the 2020 Santa Tours with the Katy Fire Department! Santa has traveled to numerous Katy neighborhoods and today is in Firethorne. Santa and his elves will be accepting canned goods for the local food pantry and new toys for the Lions Club and Toys for Tots programs.

2.  Saturday, Dec. 19, is the last Storytime with Santa at LaCenterra Heritage Square. Tickets cost $25 for up to four people and include a LaCenterra blanket and a Nestle Toll House cookie pack! Ticket proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Purchase tickets in advance, wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

3.  Kids can meet Santa at Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops. Free advanced reservations are required. Lots of safety measures are in place. Same is true for Santa at Katy Mills Mall. Make a free reservation in advance. You can choose to include the holiday photo package when reserving.

4.  Help Stuff the Sleigh make the holidays better this year for kids coping with childhood cancer. This locally based nonprofit aims to help families experience a better Christmas season. Because of events getting canceled due to the pandemic, they need help more than ever. Donate on their website to help ensure that families receive the help they deserve.

5.  Have fun shopping locally in Katy TX this year! Businesses need help now more than ever, and most of them are open for business. Some great local shops around Katy include Alku Modern Jewelers, The Cottage Door Boutique, Dovetail Antiques & Collectibles, Beau Kisses, Hippie Princess Boutique, Katy Budget Books and many others. What is your favorite shop?

There are lots of ways to have fun at home this holiday season as well! Katy Magazine came up with some great ones – Bake cookies or have a holiday bake-off among family members, watch ‘Polar Express’ in your pajamas while drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies, drive around Katy and check out holiday light displays while listening to Christmas music, or check our Dewberry Farm’s drive-thru light display. Check out the rest of their ideas here!

As your Katy real estate agent, I hope you have a magical holiday season, no matter how you spend it. If you have Katy real estate goals you’d like to achieve now or in 2021, don’t hesitate to contact me anytime to discuss your goals and your timeline for achieving them. If you have a Katy home on your holiday wish list, there is still time to start the process and make it happen! Give me a call, I’m here to help!

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Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in Katy 2020

katy tx thanksgivingDon’t feel like cooking a Thanksgiving meal next week? This is the perfect week to order food from a local business! Local restaurants and businesses need our support more than ever, and plenty of them are offering take-home Thanksgiving meals this year. As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together this list for you, so you can plan ahead and put in your order!

1.  Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille has a to-go menu featuring family-style soup or salad with sliced smoked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans almondine, cranberry relish and homemade bread. Cost is $45 per person, or $139 for a family-style Thanksgiving dinner for four or more people. Desserts are also available for extra.

2.  Landry’s Seafood is offering a feast-to-go for 4-6 people. This includes sliced turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, vegetables, bread and pumpkin pie. Order by Nov. 22, pick up on Nov. 26. Cost is $125 and serves 4-6 people.

3.  Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has a ready-to-eat Holiday Big Yellow Box for 8-12, which includes sliced turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans with bacon, and a dozen buttery rolls. Heat-and-eat options include smoked turkey, prime rib and more, with all the trimmings.

4.  Tobiuo Sushi & Bar is offering a take-home meal of maki and Japanese small plates. Not exactly what you’d think of for Thanksgiving, but they have a feast prepared for you, with things like Texas wagyu maki roll, king crab mac ‘n cheese and much more. Cost is $140 for six, or a feast for 12 is $320. Order by Nov. 24, pick up during regular business hours.

5.  The annual Katy Community Thanksgiving Feast can’t happen this year like normal, so instead, participating Katy Feast churches are partnering with Katy Christian Ministries to provide side dishes for families who would like to prepare their own Thanksgiving feasts. KCM will distribute boxes of feast fixings and a donated turkey to families in need.

6.  Thinking about how much weight you’ll gain from your delicious Thanksgiving feast? The YMCA of Greater Houston is hosting a Katy Area Virtual Turkey Dash. You can complete your run anytime between now and Nov. 29. Choose between a 10K, a 5K or a 1 Mile Walk/Run. There will also be a new Katy YMCA Turkey Hunt, a scavenger hunt, this year! There will still be costume contests and medals. Sign up!

For more Thanksgiving meal options in Katy, check out this list.

As your Katy real estate agent, I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, whether you cook it yourself, pick it up, or dine out! If you have real estate goals, give me a call. The holidays are upon us, but the real estate market is still hot! There is still lots of opportunity to buy, sell or both in the Katy real estate market this year.

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Fall & Halloween Activities in Katy TX

Katy TX HalloweenWe’re more than halfway through October, which means Halloween is just around the corner! It will look different this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still great ways to get out of the house and enjoy the fall season in and around Katy TX. As your Katy real estate agent, I came up with this list so you can choose the activities that sound best to you!

1.  Central Green at LaCenterra still has activities for you to sign up for and enjoy this season. Upcoming classes include Tai Chi in the Park, Yoga on the Green, and Laughter Yoga. These three activities repeat weekly. Sign up in advance!

2.  Friday, Oct. 23, head to a free Trunk or Treat event, hosted by Will Pezzi P.A. and Associates. This will take place in the parking lot at 714 South Peek Road in Katy from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by in costume and grab treats from the trunks of cars!

3.  Schedule a painting class with Pinot’s Palette and paint a beautiful fall photo! There are numerous pumpkin paintings, a jack-o-lantern with a black cat, a haunted house, and numerous Halloween day and night options! Check out the calendar and book your favorite.

4.  The NFF Texas 5K is happening virtually this year in Katy TX. Support NFF, Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation, by registering and running the race virtually. You will still receive a runners bag with a shirt, bib, medal and more when you sign up. Post pictures with the event hashtag!

5.  Cane Island has multiple ways for its residents to celebrate Halloween this year. Oct. 24 is a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event from 3-6 p.m., and Oct. 28 is a Virtual Toddler Halloween Jam. Kids can wear their costumes and meet characters over Zoom, with games, stories and songs.

6.  Drive by a creepily decorated house to get in the spirit of Halloween this year! A couple in Katy turned their home into ‘Island of the Dolls’ for Halloween, with more than 200 spooky dolls on display in the Settler’s Village neighborhood.

7.  Tickets are on sale for Halloween Town in Sugar Land on Oct. 31. This event includes a costume parade, vendors, games, a Halloween movie and more at Constellation Field. Masks are required and temperature checks will take place upon entry.

Enjoy your fall season and these Halloween activities, and have a safe, fun rest of your month! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to answer any questions you may have about the Katy real estate market this year. Whether wanting to buy, sell or both, housing is still hot! It’s a great time to achieve your real estate goals before the winter holidays! Give me a call anytime to discuss your options.

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Where to Find Pumpkins in Katy TX

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Pumpkin Patches in Katy TX

Fall is officially here in Katy TX! One of the great highlights of the fall season is pumpkins. Now is a great time to visit a pumpkin patch, pick out the perfect pumpkin, decorate your house with pumpkins, cook and bake with pumpkin, and carve or paint pumpkins come Halloween. As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on the best pumpkin patches in the Katy area!

1.  This weekend, Sept. 26-27, is opening weekend at Dewberry Farm! Half price tickets are available. Advance reservations are required this year. You can go pick your pumpkin from the fields, or right in the Pumpkin Barn. They come in several varieties, colors and sizes. Families can also enjoy lots of delicious treats, farm animals, a corn maze, spooky night strolls and so much more.

2.  Blessington Farms is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening weekend was this past weekend. They’ve got tons of pumpkins to choose from, along with lots of fun activities, such as gem mining, hay rides, jump pad and more. New this year is a fall farmers market!

3.  The Pumpkin Patch at FCC Katy is open every day of October. This is a simple and fast way for families to pick out pumpkins in Katy. The pumpkins are all laid out and you can go through them and pick your favorite one! Be sure to take pictures too, they make great memories.

4.  St. Peter’s Pumpkin Patch takes place Oct. 7-31 or until all pumpkins have been sold. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Similar to FCC, you can head out to the lawn in front of St. Peter’s and take pictures and choose your pumpkins. Proceeds benefit their high school mission trip.

5.  The annual Scarecrow Festival & Pumpkin Patch returns to Texas Oil Ranch this October, open seven days a week all month long. Enjoy viewing and taking photos with more than 85 scarecrows, take a hayride or find your way through a hay bale maze, and pick out your favorite pumpkin!

6.  Old Time Christmas Tree Farm’s pumpkin patch opens Oct. 2. Pick out your favorite pumpkins, enjoy fun fall activities, and eat some BBQ, shaved ice or funnel cakes. Activities include a big bouncy for kids, a petting zoo, train rides, tractor rides and more. Tickets sold separately for each activity.

Enjoy choosing your pumpkins and partaking in fall activities this season in and near Katy TX! Check with the business before you go to see if they have any special rules put in place this year. If looking for apple picking, another great fall activity, use this guide to find U-Pick locations.

When ready to achieve your Katy real estate goals this fall, whether buying, selling or both, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! The market is still hot this fall, with low mortgage rates for buyers, and high home prices and fast sales for sellers. Give me a call with any questions you may have, or to get started with the process!

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What to Do in Katy TX this Fall

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Katy TX Events & Activities

As we transition from summer to fall, allow me to fill you in on some local activities you can enjoy here in Katy TX. With remote learning and continued uncertainty, these activities will be a nice reprieve from the new normal. As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a list for you to enjoy:

1.  Central Green Park at LaCenterra is hosting outdoor fitness classes. They are limited to 10 participants, so registration is required. Tai Chi takes place every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Yoga takes place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. Outside of fitness, they also offer Conversational Spanish on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., and Story Time on the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m.

2.  Central Green Park will also host a free live concert on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Event organizers ask that guests bring non-perishable food items for donation. Lee Greenwood will be the performer, who has more than 30 singles on the Billboard country music charts and is best know for his song, “God Bless the USA.”

3.  There are lots of extracurricular programs and activities available for kids in Katy, in person and virtual. Register early, because they are filling up fast. There are tons to choose from, such as baseball, softball, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, fitness, dance, football, horseback riding, martial arts, music lessons, soccer and more.

4.  Harris County Public Library has all sorts of virtual offerings. These include a preschool storytime, take and make kids crafts, toddler time, drawing, yoga, computer classes, adult book clubs and much more. Check out their calendar to view upcoming events. Some you must register for and others you can just pop into.

5.  Painting with a Twist in Katy is still hosting painting nights, but with limited seating. Check out their upcoming schedule, so you can find a painting you want to do and sign up early! You can also order painting kits and paint from home. Upcoming options include sunset, city scape, flowers, full moon, date night, animals, Eiffel Tower, dream catcher, fall colors and many other scenic options. View them all and pick your favorite!

Achieve your Katy real state market goals! The housing market has been hot all summer, making up for lost time this spring. Home sales and prices are up, and inventory is low, so these are ideal conditions for home sellers. Mortgage rates are at record lows, so it’s a great time for homebuyers as well! Lots of homeowners and renters are looking to move this year, to find a living situation that better suits their changing needs. If you can relate, give me a call for help selling, buying or both before 2020 is over!

Enjoy the coming weeks in Katy TX, and if you have real estate goals you’d like to achieve, please reach out to me, your Katy real estate agent! Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with.

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What to Do with Rest of Summer in Katy TX

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Katy TX Summer Activities

It’s hard to believe, this year especially, that summer is already winding down. As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to share some summer activity options here in Katy, so you can make the most of the summer weeks we still have left! As always, if you have Katy real estate market goals you’d like to achieve before summer’s end, give me a call. I’d love to help!

1.  Go fishing. There are lots of great places to go fishing in Katy, but if you’re looking for a family-friendly spot that won’t be too crowded, Katy Magazine shared some spots that are a little more hidden. These include fishing holes at Mary Jo Peckham Park, Mason Creek, Grand Lakes, Bear Creek and others. Choose a spot and make a day of it!

2.  Cool off with dessert. There is no better season to enjoy a delicious ice cream or gelato dessert! Katy has plenty of fun options. Creamistry prepares your dessert with liquid nitrogen and has 50 customizable flavors and toppings. Bubble Egg delivers a Hong Kong classic with numerous ice cream flavors and toppings paired with an egg waffle. Somi Somi has a Koren “Ah-Boong” dessert with goldfish-shaped waffle cones stuffed with a filling and soft serve. Freezy Frenzy has rolled ice cream. There are so many interesting varieties of frozen desserts to choose from!

3.  Go hiking or biking. Getting outside and getting exercise are both great ways to reduce stress and improve your health this summer. There are lots of places to walk or bike outdoors in Katy, within neighborhoods and at local parks. Bear Creek Park has a 2-mile walking trail. Eagle Ranch West Pocket Park has a 0.67-mile walking trail. George Bush Hike and Bike Trail has 11.36 miles of trail. Mason Creek Hike & Bike Trail is 2.35 miles with fishing access. Rick Rice Park has a 1-mile trail and a 20-mile trail. Check out the whole list to help you plan!

4.  Dine out. Support local restaurants and food trucks by giving yourself a night off from cooking! Whether you dine on a local patio, or grab food to go and eat it at home or in a park, you’ve got lots of options. Here’s a list of local food trucks, including Mingo’s Latin Kitchen, Bahama Mama’s, Daddy Duncan’s BBQ and more. Here’s a list of local restaurants with outdoor patios, including Antonia’s Italian Ristorante, Baker Street Pub & Grill, Black Walnut Cafe, Dish Society, Local Table, TaD’s Louisiana Cooking and many more.

You could also spend your last summer weeks going swimming, playing in the backyard, taking a mini road trip vacation, or spending time tackling clutter in your home, or completing home maintenance checklists. If you want to buy a Katy home or sell your Katy home before the end of summer, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the process, until your Katy real estate goals have been accomplished!

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Katy TX

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Fourth of July Fun in Katy TX

Though many 4th of July events have been canceled, it’s still a holiday weekend in Katy TX! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to offer you some tips on how to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Whether heading out to an event, or staying close to home, there are plenty of ways to have fun this July 4th weekend.

1.  City of Katy and Typhoon Texas are still hosting their annual fireworks show, with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. on July 4 at Katy Mills Mall! Event attendees are requested to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. All other planned activities have been canceled. Stake out a great spot early on to watch the fireworks!

2.  Outside of Katy, you can find fireworks at Shell Freedom Over Texas in Houston with live performances, and in Magnolia, Tomball, Rosenberg and Alvin. Sugar Land is hosting a virtual Fourth of July celebration and is offering Patriotic Take Home Party Packages for residents. More details on all of these events can be found here.

3.  What’s 4th of July weekend without some delicious barbecue? Katy has no shortage of that! Options include Midway Barbecue, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Harris County Smokehouse, Chuckwagon BBQ & Burgers, Brett’s Barbecue Shop, Red River BBQ & Grill, Spring Creek Barbecue and many, many others. Some of these are open for dine-in, some just for takeout or delivery. Call ahead and make reservations if dining in, or take it to go to enjoy a picnic.

4.  Go swimming! We’re in the peak of summer, nothing feels better than jumping into cool waters. Make reservation at Typhoon Texas Water Park, as they have timed entries right now. Head to your community pool if it’s open, or call your favorite public pool to see if it’s open. West Memorial is tentatively opening on July 4. If you have a backyard pool, or a kiddie pool, or even a sprinkler or slip ‘n slide, enjoy that at home!

5.  Host a 4th of July party. Invite your family or close friends over, if you feel comfortable doing so, or just throw a party for those who live in your house. Get red, white and blue decorations and have everyone wear their most patriotic outfits! Make fun red, white and blue recipes, like popsicles or cupcakes with colored frosting. Grill in the backyard with easy sides everyone loves. Make it a potluck if inviting guests. Make snow cones. Play yard games. Listen to patriotic music. Have a blast!

As your Katy real estate agent, I hope you enjoy Independence Day this weekend however you decide to celebrate! When ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals this summer, as a buyer, seller or both, I am here and ready to help. The rest of summer tends to fly by after the holiday, so don’t wait to accomplish your goals! Mortgage rates are historically low, buyers are eager, homes are selling fast, and I am here to help guide you every step of the way.

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Katy TX

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Katy TX Father’s Day Activities

This coming weekend is Father’s Day, so if you don’t have a plan for celebrating dad yet, as your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a guide to help you plan! While you may have to think a little more creatively this year, there are still plenty of great ways to celebrate dad in or near Katy TX:

1.  Go camping. We’ve all been cooped up at home, so this weekend is a great opportunity to go camping as a family and spend all your time outdoors! Some nearby camping options include Huntsville State Park, Livingston State Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Galveston Island State Park, Jellystone Park & Campgrounds, and more. These range anywhere from less than an hour from Katy, to four hours away.

2.  If you don’t want to commit to a whole weekend of camping, another great option is to get up early and plan a hike or bike ride on a nearby trail! You’ve got options in Cross Creek Ranch, Cinco Ranch, Elyson and more. You could also head to a nearby park, such as Bear Creek Park, Cullen Park, Eagle Ranch West Pocket Park, Fry Road Park and others. Find a whole list here!

3.  If dad doesn’t feel like grilling this weekend, take him to ErmaRose Winery in North Katy for some wine and BBQ! Daddy Duncan’s BBQ food truck now has a permanent location at the winery and will be serving up delicious food every Friday and Saturday night starting at 5 p.m.

4.  How long has it been since dad has been out to dinner at a restaurant? Effective June 12, restaurants are able to be open for dine-in at 75 percent occupancy. If dad has a favorite Katy restaurant, call ahead to make sure they are open and try to make a reservation. Here is a list of restaurants open at LaCenterra. There is still the option of takeout or delivery as well, to enjoy at home!

5.  Head to a pool to cool off, or head to Typhoon Texas for some water park fun! If you plan to visit Typhoon Texas, you must call ahead and make reservations. If you plan on visiting a community pool or public pool, visit the website or call ahead to see if there are any special requirements you need to follow right now.

6.  Enjoy a staycation at home. If you’d rather stay safe at home, there are plenty of ways to have fun while doing so this Father’s Day. Make dad his favorite meal, or have dad grill his favorite food in the backyard. Play yard games, watch dad’s favorite movie together, go camping in your backyard, splash around in your pool if you have one, cook s’mores in a fire pit, go for a bike ride around your neighborhood. Do whatever dad loves most!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! If you’ve got goals this summer for buying/selling in the Katy real estate market, give me a call. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you out!

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What To Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Katy TX

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Katy TX Memorial Day Activities

This weekend is Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer in Katy TX, but it’s not the usual weekend of festivals and events due to COVID-19 closures and cancellations. Still, as your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on some fun options you have for your holiday weekend. Make the most of it and get excited for the summer season!

1.  Sign up for the Remember the Fallen Virtual 21K Run Walk and get your exercise in for a great cause! This run pays tribute to those who have died in service to our country. Once you register, a race packet will be mailed to you. Choose any location to run or walk your race, indoors or outdoors, and then submit your results for medals and bragging rights. You’ve got until June 15 to complete it!

2.  Restaurants and shops in Katy TX are open for business at 25 percent capacity. It’s wise to call your favorite local business to see what your options are, and if reservations are needed. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch has a list of restaurants open for dine-in and stores open for shoppers available on their website. Restaurants are still open for curbside, pickup or delivery as well, grab some food and have a picnic at a park or in your backyard!

3.  Head outside for some fresh air at local parks or trails. The paths are open for walking and biking, making it a great option for family activity this weekend. Here’s a list of walking trails within Katy city limits, and here’s a list of hiking trails near Katy. Practice social distancing and plan ahead, as playgrounds, bathrooms and pavilions are still closed at this time.

4.  Enjoy other outdoor activities. Some sports and recreation activities have resumed, with only four participants at a time, such as pools and tennis courts. If you live in a community, check with your HOA or clubhouse for rules specific to your community, or call your favorite public amenity for the latest updates. If you have a backyard pool, this weekend is a great opportunity to open it!

5.  Speaking of home, this weekend is also a great time to accomplish some of the home maintenance or home improvement projects you’ve been wanting to do. Spend time outdoors pruning trees and shrubs, planting gardens, fertilizing lawn, and cleaning grill and outdoor furniture. You might be spending a lot of time in your backyard this summer! Inside, seal any gaps around windows for better energy efficiency, clean ceiling fans, inspect air conditioner, etc.

Enjoy your weekend and the start of summer. Get creative with activities to keep you busy! If you have buying/selling goals you’d like to achieve in the Katy real estate market this summer, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent. I am here to answer any questions you may have, and to guide you through the entire process!

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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.