Today we welcome Francisca from LivinginExpensively for the insider guide to living in Cypress Falls near Katy.


I live in the Cypress Falls subdivision in Katy, Texas (it is located at the intersection of Barker Cypress & West Little York). I have lived in this area since 2012 and I absolutely love it. There are restaurants, grocery stores, and fun places to visit within walking/driving distance. We are also zoned to Cy-Fair School District, which is a great district.


My subdivision is quiet, I have great neighbors (we watch out for each other), and there are walking trails around the neighborhood, which makes for a great stroll, exercising and pet walking. There is also a playground for kids with swings and slides.  Our trash days are Tuesdays and Fridays and Recycle day is every Friday. There is a site called “next door” and active Facebook groups that we are a part of where residents can ask questions, sell things, look for services, report concerns or crimes which really helps us stay in touch and makes us aware of what is going on in our area.


During the holidays, we have a great time because residents show a lot of holiday spirit.  Houses are always beautifully decorated for Christmas and during Halloween, a lot of residents participate in trick-or treat, which makes the kids happy.


Our HOA is also great. They send information in a timely manner through email and paper mail and also have meetings often to keep residents updated on what’s going on in the area.  There is a Wal-Mart, Kroger, Michoacana, and Aldi grocery store within close proximity and a lot of restaurants like Waffle House, Wendy’s, Subway, Jack-in-the-box, marble Slab ice cream, Zaxbys etc. Lone Star College is also a few miles away.


Most importantly and finally, Cypress Falls is safe. Since I have lived here, I have never had any break in or theft or any problems with security. There is usually a patrol car or a police car that drives around which helps a lot. I love living in Cypress Falls and hope to see you around the nighborhood!