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Isaac's Moving and Storage

Isaac's Moving and Storage is one of the most trusted names for Boston and Philadelphia moving. At Isaac's Moving and Storage we still believe in our...

US DOT: 552840

Intra: 006827507C

MC: 272369

U-Pack Moving

Katy Texas moving companies, ABF U-Pack Moving was launched nationwide on October 1, 1997 by ABF Freight System, Inc. U-Pack has become an extremely popular choice for...

US DOT: 82866

MC: 29910

Premier Van Lines International Inc.

Founded in 1992, Premier Van Lines International is one of Americas leading relocation companies which specialize in international moves. We are...

US DOT: 1930177

MC: 690093

Blvd Moving

Our mission is to deliver superior customer service and to provide the highest level of quality workmanship for the physical movement of goods. We...

US DOT: 2892909

Intra: 0191513

MC: 971895

City Moving

Katy TX, GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your move when you choose GP...

US DOT: 1826833

MC: 662744

J&H Transport Services LLC

Florida is an extraordinary state that experiences extremes when it comes to moving. Depending on where you are located within the state, you may be...

US DOT: 3355899

MC: 1073309

Transit Moving Systems

Transit Moving System Company has the single goal of making sure that our clients are completely satisfied with their move after spending years...

US DOT: 2845939

MC: 954186

United Transportation Moving & Storage

Interstate movement of household goods and personal possessions takes the coordinated effort of professional team. United Transportation Moving and...

US DOT: 1978660

MC: 699570

Jackson Movers LLC

Movers Katy TX, Jackson Movers is a locally owned and operated moving and storage company in Dallas, TX. We move and relocate residential and commercial property. We...

US DOT: 3138126

MC: 97376

Laser International Transportation Incorporated

We provide international moving and storage solutions to private and corporate clients. We focus on transporting household goods and automobiles...

Interstate: 024579

National Van Lines Inc.

Katy Texas moving quotes, For over 90 years, National Van Lines has helped over 1 million families pack, store and move their most precious household items. Whether you...

US DOT: 76628

MC: 42866

Solomon and Sons Relocation Service Inc.

Providing one of a kind moving experience that focuses on the sole satisfaction of its customers. A moving company with hundreds of 5 Star reviews...

US DOT: 2512576

Intra: IM2522

MC: 871506

Hood Moving & Relocation

At "A Moving Around" we understand the importance of moving not just furniture but the family as well. This major decision must not be taken lightly....

US DOT: 1302391

MC: 504508

HireAHelper

Katy TX, HireAHelper has worked more than 10 years curating the best movers from around the country, which means we have the highest quality movers you can...

US DOT: 3214531

MC: 1004629

Moovit4now

Moovit4now provides local and long-distance moves to Southern California and its surrounding areas! Our fun, friendly and professional services are...

US DOT: 2822254

Intra: 0191599

MC: 1117240

Katy forms part of the metropolitan area of Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown in Texas and lies within Fort Bend County. The city is just 27 miles west of Houston and 16 miles northwest of Sugar Land, the two largest cities in the vicinity. Those moving to Katy will discover an exciting and lively city.

Economy:
Katy is on the up and up - a city with strong growth in many sectors, but particularly in the residential market. In 2009 it was named as one of the top nine highest growth areas of all cities in the U.S. and, as a consequence, retail commerce is booming in the area. Historically, Katy was an agricultural settlement with rice and sugar cane being the most important crops grown. Gas, discovered to the west of Katy in 1934, is nowadays one of the largest contributors to the economy, as is the refinery which was built to promote this sector of the economy. Unemployment is low and the standard of living is relatively high, thus making Katy a target area for increased settlement.

Tourism:
Three of the most noted museums in Katy are the Katy Heritage Museum, which focuses on the farming and agricultural history of the area, displaying photographs, antiques and equipment; the Katy Veterans Memorial Museum, also known as The GI Joe Museum, where military artifacts from each and every foreign war or conflict the US has been involved in are exhibited; and The Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum which documents the history of the railroad system up to 1957. Also in the same building - the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot - which is a beautifully restored and historic building in the downtown area of Katy is the Information & Tourist Center.

The Forbidden Gardens should not be missed, as it replicates parts of Chinese history, including a scaled down version of the Terracotta Army figurines of Qin Shi Huang - the First Emperor of China. The City of Katy boasts many green areas and parks, among which are the Katy City, Katy Heritage, Thomas, Mary Jo Peckham and Woodlands Parks.
The Rice Harvest and Folk Life Festivals are outdoor events held annually to commemorate the area's heritage; while the city also hosts a yearly Livestock Show and Rodeo.

History:
The original name of Katy was Cane Island, believed to be because it used to be a large producer of sugar cane and rice. The first known settlement of Katy began in 1872 and the beginnings of the city were planned in 1895. In 1900 a hurricane destroyed most of Katy, so people in the area are known to distinguish the modern history of the city as before or after The Storm. The Featherston family's residences were the only building to withstand The Storm and are still to be seen in the city today. Katy was incorporated as a city in 1945.

  • The city of Katy is unofficially known as the Rice Capital of the World.
  • The name Katy was derived from the Kansas-Texas (or KT) Railroad which served the city during the 19th century.

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