In 1872, it was called Cane Island for the creek that flowed through the settlement. In 1895, the town was renamed for the M-K-T Railroad that came through. Today, Katy is a small city located about 30 miles from Houston. The MKT train depot is still here – although it is now a historic site located in a downtown pocket park. Make it one of the first places you visit after renting an apartment in Katy and you’ll get a sense of that “Old West” Texas charm. There’s even a red caboose and a town clock to add to the ambience.
While the population of Katy is around 15,000, this small city is a powerhouse. Katy is home to several corporations, including Academy Sports and Outdoors, BP America, and the Igloo Corporation. For those commuting into nearby Houston, the METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County) operates an express route from Katy into downtown Houston. For those who prefer to drive, I-10 is a direct route from Katy to Houston.
You’ll love living in your new Katy apartment! Houston is a short drive away when you want the bright lights and big entertainment the big city provides, but Katy has that relaxing small-town atmosphere that you’ll love coming home to. And when you want to stay local, a variety of shops, restaurants, parks, outdoor cafes, malls, and theaters are available right outside your new apartment in Katy!