If you are looking to move to Houston, the Katy area may be exactly what you are looking for.
According to a recent report conducted by HomeUnion, Katy ranks as the 11th best place to live in the United States based on quality schools and home prices. If you are in the market for a new home for your family, try checking out the available properties in the 77450 zip code.
A few variables were considered in this study, but most importantly considered was neighborhood school quality. When purchasing a new home, it is tremendously important to consider the performance of the schools, this has a great impact on the value of the home. Naturally, the better schools are, the better the price tag your home earns.
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, every dollar spent towards public schools within the community equated to an increase in home values by $20.
The Katy area is home to Katy Independent School District. As of the 2014-15 school year, Katy ISD has grown to more than 70,000 students while serving 60 schools – including seven four-year high schools. Katy ISD has been given the highest possible rating by the Texas Education Agency.
It does not hurt either that the home values in Katy, Texas are reasonable as well. With the medium home value coming in at $239,500, the Katy area is a very affordable place to live. There are also many quality master-planned communities within the Katy area.
For more information on the Katy, Texas area, visit our page dedicated to West Houston.