Katy has beautifully crafted communities, exceptional schools, and championship high school football teams. The rapidly growing town has done well to provide residents a good time. For those new to Katy who want to find out what the neighborhood has to offer, look no further. Ameritex Movers offers these suggestions to get you started.
1. Shopper’s Paradise in Katy, Texas
Katy Mills Mall has something at every price point and for everyone in the family. There’s everything from Carter's to Coach, and even a Bass Pro Shop. Bargain hunters can find great deals at Off 5th Saks 5th Avenue, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Burlington Coat Factory. After that, give the little ones a break from shopping in the play area and grab a bite at Rainforest Café.
For an upscale shopping experience, be sure to visit LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Nestled in the master-planned community, it has a quaint Main Street-feel and offers high end fashion retailers like Eddie Bauer and Chico’s. LaCenterra also offers fine dining options like Perry’s Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill. Plus, you'll also find ongoing events at Central Green, an outdoor entertainment venue.
2. Indoor Family Fun in the Katy Area
For family members of all ages, there’s Main Event. Main Event is an entertainment center with bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, billiards, and a rock climbing wall. Gaming also includes a free-roam multiplayer virtual reality game. All those games will work up your appetite, so you can fuel up there with American fare or Labella’s Pizza. Plus, there are bowling leagues to join for those who enjoy competitive camaraderie. This can be a great way to meet your new neighbors.
3. Enjoy Outdoor Fun
Cool off in the Texas heat with waterpark fun at Typhoon Texas, which sits next to Katy Mills Mall and features the Lazy-T River, wave pool, and even a gaming experience with X-Boarding, which gives you an embedded game controller to use along the waterslide. Make sure to check out:
- Texas Twister, a raft ride with a big drop
- Lone Star Racer, an eight-lane tube slide with a waterfall drop
- Gunslinger, another tube ride with an epic seven-story drop
4. Special Events and Festivals
Katy reflects on its history of rice farming with the “sellabration” of the yearly Rice Harvest Festival. Following the Rice Festival Parade, festival-goers meet in historic downtown Katy, TX, to enjoy live entertainment and treats like funnel cakes, turkey legs, and kettle corn.
For a small-town market experience each month, visit the Katy Market Day on the third Saturday every month. The market offers fares ranging from fruits and vegetables to antiques and crafts.
5. Road Trip to Houston
The Katy community is just a short drive to Houston, where you can enjoy theatre, museums, and more.
- Theatre District – Alley Theatre, Broadway in Houston, Houston Ballet, and more
- Museum District – Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
- Sports Arenas – Reliant Arena, home of the Houston Texans and Rodeo Houston, and Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.