The greater Austin-San Antonio area has grown rapidly in the last decade and is well on its way to approaching a “metroplex that rivals DFW,” according to Astonia. The Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council reports that around 4.5 million people currently call the area home and by 2030, that number could hit 7 million.
With Kyle being part of that expansive growth, it’s only appropriate that we’re familiar with our neighbors to the east, west, north, south, and all points in between. From New Braunfels to Georgetown, let’s explore Kyle’s neighboring cities.
Buda – This Texas town of 7,300 residents is only about 8 miles from Kyle. Head north on I-35 and you should be there in less than 15 minutes. While it may be small, the town has grown 103% since the 2000 Census, with a growth in economic development and community events to match. Pay a visit during one of their several events such as Arts in the Park, Boo-Da Halloween, or the Buda Trail of Lights!
San Marcos – Known for the San Marcos and Blanco rivers that run through it, this city of 45,000 residents is less than 10 miles from Kyle. San Marcos is experiencing some of the same economic growth as the other cities in the area, even if at a slower pace, reports San Antonio Express-News. This city is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, such as river activities, camping trips, hiking, and the world’s first commercial show cave.
New Braunfels – Located in Comal County off the I-35, New Braunfels is the closest suburb of San Antonio and is around 30 minutes from Kyle. It’s home to around 58,000 residents and its largest employers are the Comal ISD and Schlitterbahn Water Park. Visitors can see New Braunfels’ Old World, German heritage throughout the town, from open-air beer gardens, the annual world-famous Wurstfest, and the city’s historic district, Gruene—home to some of the state’s oldest running establishments.
Lockhart – The seat of Caldwell County, this community of around 13,000 residents is about a half hour’s drive from Kyle. Lockhart State Park is a popular attraction for golfing, camping, and fishing, and fans of BBQ flock to this Texas town to eat at the iconic Kreuz Market, which has been in business for well over 100 years.
Georgetown – According to Community Impact, Georgetown isn’t just the fastest growing city in the Texas Hill Country, but one of the most rapidly growing in the United States. With a population now of around 75,000, Georgetown has a tight-knit community to enjoy its charming downtown area with a variety of local shops and restaurants. This city is around an hour’s drive from Kyle and is a day trip destination for its swimming holes and the popular Inner Space Cavern.
These are just a few of the communities worth exploring in the Austin and San Antonio area. As a resident of Kyle, you are not only located in a wonderful city with appeal for all lifestyles but you’re located in a whole corridor of growing cities with unique attractions. If you’d like to learn more about all Kyle has to offer and find a home here, contact the Crosswinds team.