3 Reasons to Choose Houston Capital Home Buyers
Katy has a “small town charm with big city convenience” thanks to being located conveniently outside of Downtown Houston in the Houston-Katy-Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. With a small population of around 14,000, Katy is a sprawling city with plenty of space for homeowners to enjoy their land.
Before being named Katy, the area was known as “Cane Island” because of the small creek that runs through the city. The river contains cane, a plant that is not native to the area and which was planted to aid with fur trapping in the early 19th century. It wasn’t until 1896 that the town was named Katy, a derivation from the MKT Railroad Company which was commonly known as KT.
As with the majority of towns around what is now known as Houston, the city of Katy was named after a company, and the majority of the population would have worked for the business. By the early 1900’s the town had grown considerably and exported primarily cotton, peanuts, corn, and rice. Katy would go on to become known mainly for its rice farming, with rice driers still standing today as landmarks.
After being devastated by the Great Galveston Hurricane in 1900, the majority of the town was destroyed and needed to be entirely rebuilt. Following this, the two prospered, and in 1945 it was incorporated as a city. In recent years the city has won national awards for its growth and sustainability, as well as being named one of the “9 from 2009” for its rapid growth.
When you consider the greater Katy area, the population could include as many as 270,000 people, many of whom work in the energy sector. As of 2018, BP America is headquartered in the area, Amazon has a 1 million-square-foot distribution center, and the Igloo Corporation is headquartered just west of the City of Katy.
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