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Old 11-22-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I see the houses in North Katy are cheaper...even the newer developments don't feature the high end builders

South Katy has all the higher end builders and it looks like they "tried" to zone it compared to the anything goes mentality in North Katy
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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It's been that way for a long time. I recall it being like that when we first moved to Houston, almost 20 years ago. It was definitely that way when we bought our home in "South" Katy, about 10 years ago.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Ever heard the term "wrong side of the tracks?" It's that way all the way into the core. However, closer in its changed.

North of the old railroad tracks were not desired for a long time.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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South Katy looks more zoned because there are a bunch of master planned communities built next to each other. Certain spots, like South Mason look like North Fry. I think northkaty will look better once the GP is complete. There are larger master planned communities planned, with bridgeland being the largest.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I wonder how much of this has to do with the fact that "North Katy" is mainly Katy-proper - the actual city of Katy, whereas the area commonly referred to as "South Katy" is actually unincorporated county land that has been heavily developed? There are nearly 300,000 residents in the "Greater Katy Area", while there are only about 15,000 in Katy-proper.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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maybe the westpark tollway helped in defining that area
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Seems to just be a continuation of higher than normal quality dev. south of 10 that begins at the loop and works it's way west. It starts with Tanglewood and goes to the Villages, Memorial, Kelliwood, Cinco, and now Cross Creek. North of I-10 is not bad , it is just typical Houston type development, i.e. anything goes as long as it can be built fast and cheap. The development in the Katy city limits north of 10 improves. It has a nice small town environment.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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I wonder how much of this has to do with the fact that "North Katy" is mainly Katy-proper - the actual city of Katy, whereas the area commonly referred to as "South Katy" is actually unincorporated county land that has been heavily developed? There are nearly 300,000 residents in the "Greater Katy Area", while there are only about 15,000 in Katy-proper.
No, Katy proper is west of Katy/Ft. Bend rd., everything east of it is unincorporated county land. Pretty much everything south of Clay Rd.(not including Katy Proper) is considered "Katy area ", for some reason Cypress doesn't aknowledge north of Clay rd. as "Cypress area" even though Cy-Fair ISD serves everything north of Clay.

Btw Most of everything south of I10 (except Katy mills and WoodCreek) is "Katy area"
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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I wonder how much of this has to do with the fact that "North Katy" is mainly Katy-proper - the actual city of Katy, whereas the area commonly referred to as "South Katy" is actually unincorporated county land that has been heavily developed? There are nearly 300,000 residents in the "Greater Katy Area", while there are only about 15,000 in Katy-proper.
"North Katy" has typically been described to me by various people as everything west of Barker Cypress. So that would include much more than just Katy proper.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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"North Katy" has typically been described to me by various people as everything west of Barker Cypress. So that would include much more than just Katy proper.
I stand corrected. Yes, that is quite a large chunk of development there (West of Barker Cypress, South of Clay). That area has always confused me, because it is so massive. Also, it has always been hard to get a gauge on where boundaries are in the Houston suburbs, because so much of it is unincorporated county land. It's not like the DFW metroplex, where all the suburbs are their own incorporated cities with well-defined boundaries.

So, what are they calling all that developed area North of Clay, West of Hwy 6, and South of 290, if Cypress isn't claiming it?

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