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New Businesses Come to Katy TX!


Living in Katy TX means you’re a part of a vibrant, growing community that has a lot to offer!  As a Katy TX Real Estate agent, I love what I do in helping people buy or sell a home in the Katy TX area, but my goals reach far beyond the real estate market.  I want to ensure those that move to Katy or those who have found themselves living here for years, are experiencing the complete lifestyle that appeals to so many residents.

If you’ve visited my blog in the past, you know that I’ll take time out from real estate tips and Katy TX market advice to showcase what’s happening around town.  In my experience as a Katy TX Real Estate agent, the top questions that buyers have will be in regards to the town, what there is to do, the schools, and overall quality of life.  That’s why I feel it’s important to highlight what’s happening in Katy TX, and today, I thought I would show how Katy continues to grow!

Below are a few of the new businesses that opened within the past few months, and a few that will have their grand opening soon!

Katy Ranch Crossing

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
24433 I-10 W., Ste. 100
Opened April 23rd

– Freddy’s features classic diner food such as their double steakburger, chili bows, hot dogs and its’ signature frozen custard with a variety of flavors like the signature turtle.  This is one delicious new business you won’t want to miss!  Visit www.freddysusa.com to learn more!

Ritz Nails III
5664 I-10 W., Ste. 500
Opened early May

– Keep your hands and feet happy at this beautiful new salon that offers pedicures, manicures and other beauty treatments!  For more information, call 281-394-5664.

Around Town

Akashi Fusion Sushi Cuisine
9550 Spring Green Blvd, Ste. 416
Opened April 15th

– This creative fusion restaurant features the classic sushi rolls, but also has items that inspire like their Japanese lasagna.  Learn more at by visiting the Akashi Fusion Facebook page.

Lacey Oak
5708 Third St
Opened May 4th

– Located in the historic Robertson home, which was the first home in Katy to receive electricity, Lacey Oak is an elegant boutique boasting home decorations, women’s accessories, handbags, a children’s section and more!  Whether you’re going to shop, or to peak in at this historic home; you won’t be disappointed!  Please visit www.laceyoak.com for more information.

Coming Soon

World of Beer
2643 Commercial Center Blvd Ste. B390
(In LaCenterra)
Opening this June

– World of Beer will offer 500 choices of bottle beer and 50 on tap. It will also serve as a live music and entertainment venue.  To learn more visit, www.wobusa.com.

Macaroni House
6501 S. Fry Rd, Ste. 300
Opening this June

– The Macaroni House will be a favorite for those who love macaroni!  This restaurant will feature American cuisine, but its highlight will be the variety of macaroni dishes offered!  Check out the Macaroni House on their Facebook page.

I hope you get the opportunity to explore some of these new local businesses!  You’ll not only discover great new places to eat or shop, but you’ll be supporting Katy TX businesses in the process!

As always, if you have any other questions about what it’s like to live in Katy TX, or you’re considering buying or selling a Katy TX home; please contact me!  I’m here to answer any questions you have and would enjoy showing you some of the beautiful homes currently available in Katy TX.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Mickie Cioccia
Mickie C and Company Realty
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Fort Bend County Expanding Due to Growth!

Fort Bend County is on the move with continuing growth in its’ communities.  As Katy TX and the surrounding cities experience an ever growing population, new businesses and an increasingly attractive quality of life; Fort Bend County is seeking to keep up!

While this is great news, it also means that expansion is necessary in many areas, which includes our roads and highways.  The county is finding that in order to handle the increased traffic and keep our roads safe, construction is vital.

In fact, an expansion of the Westpark Tollway has been in the works for a few years with  behind the scenes with surveys, engineering, mapping reports and other TXDot requirements.  Widening this road from two to four lanes where the tollway becomes FM 1093 will help with the congestion and the possibility of stopping the growth of the county.

In 2004, when the tollway opened, it did its job in taking some of the traffic off of I-10.  Yet, the Westpark Tollway was quickly at capacity and has been needing an expansion for some time now.  Fulshear Mayor Tommy Kuykendall noted that, “Between growth in the subdivisions and communities west of Fulshear, expasion of FM 1093 has become a priority for the city.”

The project is expected to cost around $60 million with the county contributing $10 million and the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority taking car of $40-50 million.  The Fort Bend County Commissioner Any Meyers said that “the county will eventually recoup their share of the costs through property taxes from development that occurs from more territory being opened up with the expanded road.”  To learn more about the project, construction estimates and more; please visit the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority website.

As a Katy TX Real Estate agent, I find it’s important to bring you the latest news and updates on, not only the Katy TX Real Estate market, but what’s happening in the community as well.  Buying a home is so much more than the four walls you call “home.”  It also consists of finding a community and lifestyle that fits your needs and wants, and I can attest that Katy TX is a great place to live!

If you have questions about the Katy TX Real Estate market or you’re interested in learning more about the lifestyle in Katy TX; please feel free to contact me today!


Mickie Cioccia
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The Top Five Reasons to Live in Katy, TX!

As someone who has lived and worked in Katy, TX for many years, I think that it’s safe to say that I’m in love with my community. I really have enjoyed being an active member of the town, and I always make it a point to keep up with the latest happenings in the area. A large part of my responsibility as a Katy, TX real estate agent is to sell my community to people who are looking to relocate here. I need to be able to explain what makes Katy such a great place to live. Thankfully, for me, this has always been an easy task.

When I work with people who are looking for a home in the Katy, TX area, I always point out five things that make the community such a great place to live in. These are some of those selling points:

1.    We have an amazing school system. The Katy Independent School District, or ISD, is one of the best school districts in greater Houston. The growing number of schools is designed to cater to the increasing student population, and with superior facilities and teaching methods, the educational experience is very hands-on and innovative.
2.    Our economy is thriving. Many cities all across the nation have been struggling with their local economy over the last few years. This hasn’t been the case in Katy. We’re home to several world-class business leaders, particularly in the energy sector. We also have a high employment productivity rate, and our unemployment rate is much lower than the national average.
3.    There is a variety of outstanding neighborhoods. Whether you prefer a large, open floor plan or a smaller, more efficient home, there is definitely a property to fit your lifestyle needs in Katy, TX. There is a mixture of older neighborhoods and brand new subdivisions still under development. Our homes are also moderately priced, making them more affordable for the average homebuyer.
4.    We can tickle your taste buds. The variety of dining options in Katy is absolutely amazing. There is always a new restaurant opening, but there are also a few spots that locals have been enjoying for several years. Whether you prefer old-fashioned Texas barbecue or a more ethnic option, you can find something you’ll enjoy around town.
5.    You can fulfill your shopping addiction. One of the best parts about living in Katy is your proximity to many local shopping centers. Whether you choose to stop by the Katy Mills Mall or the more upscale LaCenterra or Villagio, you will find a boutique or outlet store that will fulfill your every need. Whatever the store, chances are you will find it somewhere in town, if you know where to look!

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other reasons to live in Katy, TX, including Southern hospitality, security and an excellent location. As a Katy, TX real estate agent, I am tuned in to all of the perks of living in the area, so if you ever have a question about the community, feel free to ask me. I’d be happy to show you around and give you all of the most important, need-to-know information. I hope to hear from you soon!

Mickie Cioccia
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Katyites | Powered by © Katy Real Estate, Texas Real Estate - use Katyites Real Estate to find real estate in Katy Real Estate or other Texas real estate. Use our home buyer tools to research all aspects of the Katy Real Estate housing market including Katy Real Estate neighborhood information, Katy Real Estate home loans, and Katy schools. Whether looking for homes for sale in Katy Real Estate or Katy Real Estate apartments for rent, Yahoo! Real Estate can help. Our Katy real estate market snapshot gives you an overview of the housing market in Katy Real Estate, TX - easily find Katy Real Estate housing market prices, housing inventory statistics such as number of listings, median home price, home price trends, and monthly real estate market trends. Once you have a better sense for the Katy real estate market, search our Katy Real Estate foreclosures, Katy Real Estate new homes, Katy Real Estate classifieds, Katy Real Estate rentals, or all Katy homes for sale. From the award winning KatyISD school district, to the tremendous value in luxury homes in great family subdivisions like Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, Seven Meadows, Green Trails, Kelliwood, Nottingham, Windsor Park, Cross Creek Ranch, and Falcon Ranch, to world class hospitals and medical facilities that have the Katy area being dubbed "Med Center West"

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.