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Navigating the Neighborhood

Maybe we’re a bit biased, but we strongly believe that Kyle, specifically the Crosswinds community, is the best place to call home in the Texas Hill Country. The city offers convenience to larger metros such as Austin and San Antonio but has a vibrant character all its own. It’s big enough that there’s always something going on, yet small enough that it isn’t tangled up in the hustle and bustle of a big city.


If you’re new to the neighborhood, here are a few things to know for navigating your new home turf. 


Amenities Overview


The Crosswinds master-planned community was designed to offer residents not only exceptional homes but resort-style amenities that appeal to every lifestyle. 


Residents can soak up the sun and cool off poolside during the summer months, burn off some energy on the pickleball court, or gather for a cookout at one of the grill/picnic areas. There’s also a dog park for pet owners and an extensive trail system that residents can enjoy for biking or just a leisurely stroll. 




Children in the Crosswinds community and Kyle are zoned for Hays CISD. From elementary all the way up through high school, the schools offer an amazing curriculum of educational and extra-curricular activities ranging from sports to music and theater.


Located within the Hays CISD for Crosswinds families are:

  • Plfuger Elementary – student/teacher ratio 15:1
  • Chapa Middle School – student/teacher ratio 13:1
  • Lehman High School – student/teacher ratio 16:1


Kyle also happens to be near several community and four-year colleges and universities, including: 

  • Austin Community College (ACC) Hays Campus
  • Texas State University
  • UT at Austin
  • St. Edwards University
  • San Antonio College
  • Huston-Tillotson University


Access to Austin


A major draw for many people moving to Kyle is its close proximity to Austin. Considering that it’s just 21 miles to downtown Austin, 25 miles to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and an hour to San Antonio, Kyle is an ideal spot for those looking for the convenience of a larger city without the busyness of living in one.


Kyle at a Glance


Kyle may be one of the most popular spots to call home in Austin, but this small Texas city has a long history stretching back to the 19th century. 


The area was settled in 1880, but it wasn’t until 1960 that its population cracked 1,000 people. Even then, Kyle was still a pretty sleepy town until the new millennium, when its population really began to grow between 2000 and 2010. 


Today, Kyle enjoys a growing economy, affordable cost of living, low crime rate, and plenty of leisure and shopping options. Walking trails like the Plum Creek Trail system offer residents an ideal way to enjoy nature, and the Pie In The Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival draws thousands of people each year. 

It’s this combination of convenience, affordability, and lifestyle that makes Crosswinds such an appealing place to call home. If you’re interested in all that Crosswinds has to offer and want to learn more about moving to Kyle and our available inventory of homes, reach out to us today.


Upgraded Living in Crosswinds

Buying a home takes some major planning. It’s a decision not to be taken lightly and there are numerous factors to consider. One thing all homebuyers have in common, though, is that they want to truly love the home they’re buying. It’s a simple enough truth, but there’s a lot to consider behind it. 


Crosswinds is a master-planned community that aims to give Kyle residents an upgraded living experience. This is accomplished not only by offering beautifully constructed homes, but through a neighborhood setting that channels relaxation and community connection. 


Healthy Living


Crosswinds was developed with the concept of offering families a community where they could truly enjoy life in the Texas prairie to the fullest. This means offering resort-style amenities such as a swimming pool and splash park for cooling off on those hot summer days, pickleball and basketball courts for games with friends, a playground for the kiddos, as well as picnic and grilling areas. 


There are also walking trails, open play fields for soccer matches or a game of catch, and a dog park to give your furry friends some excitement.


Big City Convenience


Kyle has a lot going on these days such as the expansion of The Vybe trail system and the influx of new businesses with the NorthPoint Development. Of course, a major benefit of living in Kyle is its convenient proximity to Austin, while still being able to enjoy the slower pace that comes with living in a smaller city. 


The data shows that more Americans are leaving big cities and opting to move to smaller and mid-size cities that are still relatively close to larger urban areas. This affords people all the career and entertainment perks of being close to a bigger city, without the headaches that often come with living in one. Crosswinds is only 20 miles south of Austin off I-35, making it an ideal location for city convenience and small-town living. 


Functional Floor Plans


The Crosswinds community features an array of homes designed by award-winning builders who were carefully selected to offer functional floor plans for today’s homeowners. These distinctive homes come in a variety of sizes and architectural plans that incorporate both modern functionality and amenities with classic craftsmanship. 


Currently, there are homes ready for a quick move-in by builders such as Milestone Community Builders, Highland Homes, and Pacesetter Homes. With open floor plans, extended outdoor living spaces, media rooms, and luxury kitchens, these homes offer comfortable living that can be enjoyed for years to come. 


Exceptional Education


Crosswinds is served by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. Children living in Crosswinds have the option to attend Pfluger Elementary which has a Great Schools rating of 8/10 and prides itself on molding young minds for academic excellence. 


Chapa Middle School and Lehman High School also provide a robust educational and athletic curriculum designed to build strong character and foster lifelong learning in students. 


Living in Crosswinds is about more than buying a house. It’s about making the decision to live in a community where you can enjoy where you live each and every day. If you’re interested in finding a home here, connect with the Crosswinds team today.