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3 Major Reasons Why Young Professionals Should Be Moving to Katy TX NOW!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs a longtime Katy, TX real estate agent, I have had the pleasure of working with sellers and buyers of all types. From empty nesters hoping to downsize into something that can be easily maintained to growing families and young professionals seeking a home that meets their evolving needs, the Katy, TX real estate market has something to offer everyone. With the region steadily growing and more people flocking to the Houston area, I can help you find the Katy, TX home that is right for your unique real estate needs. Because of the influx of jobs, economic growth and healthy housing market, the Houston, TX/Katy TX area is quickly being lauded as one of the top destinations for recent college graduates and young professionals. As an experienced Houston, TX real estate agent, I can introduce you to the neighborhoods and surrounding communities to help you discover the home of your dreams in the area that suits you best. Here are just a few reasons why recent graduates and young professionals are coming to Houston, TX and Katy TX in droves:

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. While other major metropolitan areas are still struggling with high unemployment rates, Katy, TX’s nearby neighbor, Houston, has been recently named as the very best city for recent college graduates to find work. With a job growth rate that eclipses other big U.S. cities, Houston has long been an attractive corridor for businesses and employers. Ranked as creating more jobs than any other city in the United States, the Houston/Katy, TX region is home to a variety of industries and companies of all sizes and types. With the unemployment rate at a mere 6.2%, our area was recently distinguished by MSN Now as the number one city that every recent graduate should pick up and move to.
  • Low Cost of Living. With plenty of affordable Katy real estate available, the market is excellent for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re seeking something close to nightlife, shopping, work and entertainment or you’re hoping to find a home to start a family in, the Katy, TX real estate market is a stable and secure one for your residential investment. Additionally, Texas does not have a state income tax and the general cost of living tends to be slightly less expensive in Houston, TX and Katy TX as opposed to other desirable urban areas, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Boston and San Diego.
  • Culture, Activities and Fun. With hundreds of restaurants sure to satisfy any palette, dozens of bars, nightclubs and entertainment hotspots, there is always something to do in Houston, TX and its surrounding areas. With no lack of art, entertainment, diversity and culture, residents never find themselves bored in Houston or Katy TX. As a real estate agent familiar with the ins and outs of the area, I can help you find the community that feels like home – Whether that’s a quiet residential neighborhood or a hip urban building at the center of everything.

I’m always happy to introduce potential new residents to Katy TX and look forward to working with you. Relocating to a new city can be tough – But with an experienced Katy, TX real estate agent by your side, we can ensure that you will feel right at home in no time! Please contact me today to get started.

Mickie Cioccia
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Hit the Links Whenever You’d Like in Katy!

It’s no secret that I love to look for the latest business openings in the Katy, TX and Houston areas! I feel that it keeps my community in-the-loop about how our area is growing constantly. I was particularly excited when I heard about this latest opening. In case you couldn’t tell from the title of this blog, golf lovers everywhere will be ecstatic to hear about the latest attraction coming to Houston this fall.

TopGolf is a state-of-the art driving range that allows patrons to hit golf balls containing microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance. You can make the experience competitive, as each golfer is awarded points for hitting targets ranged from 20-240 points. What makes TopGolf stand out isn’t simply the state-of-the-art technology and competitive atmosphere. The facility also has a full-service bar and delicious menu for your enjoyment. It takes your run-of-the-mill driving range and turns it into a place where you can have fun and work on your golf swing at the same time.

Opening in London in 2000, TopGolf facilities have entered the US, with locations in both Allen and Dallas, TX. This fall, Katyites can expect to find a new, state-of-the-art TopGolf in the nearby city of Houston. Located at 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd, there’s no doubt that this will be the newest hotspot for golfers in the area. The new location will feature three floors with over 102 bays for the area’s aspiring golf pros! You can also enjoy a number of lively bars, a stunning rooftop terrace and a fun-filled golf game concept unlike any that you’ve ever seen.

This new, local golfer’s paradise promises to be the perfect combination of neighborhood sport’s bar and driving range. Keep your eyes peeled for the grand opening! You can even monitor construction progress each day by watching the facility’s live webcam. We’ll keep you posted on more specific opening dates when we hear word of when it will open!

As a Katy, TX real estate agent, I make it a priority to report on new business openings in the area for a number of reasons. Besides the fact that it establishes me as a community expert, it’s also a way for me to help my buyer clients who are new to the area meet new people and get acclimated to their new home. Since new business openings are a draw for the community, people who have recently relocated to Katy can count on meeting some of their new friends and neighbors at these events. I also love when the Katy/Houston areas offer even more exciting, entertaining attractions because it helps me sell our community to potential home buyers, which makes my seller clients very happy!

If you have any questions about the latest happenings in the Katy, TX or Houston areas, or you would like to see some of the homes available for sale in our community, don’t hesitate to contact me and ask! I’d be thrilled to help you in any way that I can. I hope to hear from you soon!

Mickie Cioccia
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Give a Special Pal a Hand in Houston!

As a Katy, TX real estate agent, I make it a priority to stay involved with my community. Whenever I see a worthwhile cause in the Katy, TX or Houston areas, I see what I can do to help spread the word about their mission and educate my community about their work. That’s why I’ve chosen to work with Special Pals, an animal adoption center in the Houston area.

The mission of Special Pals is to “make the world a better place for healthy cats and dogs by providing temporary shelter and health care, an alternative to euthanasia, adoptive homes and education to the community about the responsibilities of pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering”. The organization offers services that extend to pet adoption, education about pet ownership and safety, micro-chipping and other medical services, including spaying and neutering. One of the more unique services offered from Special Pals is the Pet Psychic, who will help you figure out why your pet is having trouble adjusting to their new surroundings and find the root of their strange behavior.

I believe that the organization’s dedication to helping cats and dogs find a new, healthy home is worthwhile and important. That’s why I plan on taking part in their Barks and Bytes Electronics Recycling Drive Event this Saturday, August 4th. Taking place from 12:00-4:00pm, community members are encouraged to donate their unwanted electronic items and help raise funds for Special Pals!

Donations will be accepted at the Member’s Choice Credit Union at 3770 N. Fry Road at Clay. Every pound of scrap collected will help raise money for the homeless animals. Show your support for this amazing organization and the cats and dogs they help every day!

Items accepted at the event include computer towers and parts, monitors, laptops, servers, routers, copiers, print cartridges, toners, cords, cables, cell phones, land lines, game consoles, DVD players, VCRs, flat screen TVs under 36 inches, cable/satellite receivers and electronic radios and clocks. With this extensive list of items that you can donate, you should have no problems unloading your e-clutter at this special event.

My involvement in the Katy, TX community extends beyond just the local real estate market. I make it a priority to become involved in causes and organization important to the well-being of my community. I believe in what Special Pals stands for and can’t wait to participate in their event this weekend!

If you ever have any questions about buying or selling a home in the Katy, TX real estate market, or you would like to know more about the community, don’t hesitate to contact me and ask. I’d be happy to help in any way I can. I hope to hear from you soon!

Mickie Cioccia
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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.