slide1Great Texas History.
Waller County remains the last great frontier in the Houston area.
slide2World class companies.
Waller County is home to Igloo Products Corporation.
slide3Small towns, big ideas.
Just another day in the country. You will enjoy the great communities.
slide3Quality communities.
Explore the Katy area for great communities.
slide3History is alive.
Historic cotton gin home to West Engineers.

communities profile

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Born on a wide open prairie, Katy has become one of the fastest growing communities in Texas. Platted in 1895 Katy didn't become a incorporated city until 1945. With a rich rural heritage based on traditional Texas values, Katy is now an economic powerhouse anchoring the west Houston region and is a vital part of the Waller County economy.

Katy has one of the best school districts in Texas and constantly rates high in state honors and ratings. The area also includes the Union Pacific railroad making it a great location for industry. You won't find many communities that have such a great mix of great education, economic opportunity and good ole Texas style


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Located about 45 miles west of Houston and is the most populous city in the county. Hempstead is the county seat and home to the famous Watermelon Festival and the Watermelon Run for The Fallen. It is located at the crossroads of US Hwy 290 and Texas Hwy 6 going to College Station. A great place to put your business

Hempstead's largest employer is Logan Industries. It's also home to Frazier's and DiIorio's farmers Market. Here you have a great cross section of heritage and future potential, you will find a warm welcome when ever you are in town.


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Located about 35 miles west of Houston on Interstate 10, Brookshire is a small quaint rural community close to the Brazos river bottom. Home to the Brookwood Community, one of Waller County's most visited attractions, Brookshire has a balanced blend of industry, retail and residential spaces. A business-friendly spirit enables local businesses to thrive while offering opportunities for expansion and relocation of future prospects.

Brookshire is also home to several international companies. Among them Grundfos, the largest manufacturer of water pumps. With headquarters in Bjerringbro, Denmark, the Brookshire location is home to their commercial building facilities. Sulzer Pump is also located in Brookshire. The Brookshire facility is home to their best-in-class vertical pump operations. Great amenities, great location and a business friendly attitute make Brookshire a great place for your business.


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Waller is located on US 290 just 40 miles northwest of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. We are just 15 minutes away from the northwest border of Houston, with all its services. The city population is 2,326 and the Waller Independent School District serves a population of approximately 30,000. The available workforce consists of 265,000 workers living within a 25-mile commuting distance of Waller, including over 42,000 people employed in the manufacturing and wholesale sectors.

Whether you are looking for abundant and reasonably priced land for your company, excellent schools for your children, or quiet rural or small town living for your family with friendly neighbors, the Waller area can meet your needs.

Prairie View

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The City of Prairie View is located in Waller County, northwest of the metropolis Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the country. With a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate population of 5,500, Prairie View is a rural suburban community positioned for growth.

The city is also home to Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution for higher learning education in Texas and a world class institution in research, teaching and service.

Conveniently located and easy to access, the City of Prairie View connects you to Texas. Situated at the intersection of U.S. Highway 290/Texas Highway 6 and University Drive (FM1098), the City of Prairie is centered in one of the largest agricultural producing areas of the world. There are miles of open country space. In addition, Prairie View has a commercial passenger bus terminal that is centrally located in the city.

In December 2010, the City of Prairie View was named One of Best Cities to Raise your Family by Bloomberg Business Weekly. Whether you are looking for a growing city to start your business, expand or relocate to, or a place to call home, we invite you to come to Prairie View and see why we are A City of Character, at the Point on the Frontiers of Change.