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Drone Company Chooses Kyle, TX for Winter Training Site

To no one’s surprise, the city of Kyle is attracting more and more businesses in 2022. Companies love the favorable regulatory environment in Texas, the weather, the people, the cost of living, and the beautiful, historical towns and cities.

Ranitzo is yet another company that discovered Kyle as the ideal location to conduct business. Ranitzo is an Iowa-based drone developer that’s on the cutting edge of the agricultural drone industry, and they recently chose Kyle Texas’ Public Safety Training Center for their winter training operations.

Rantizo’s agricultural drones are the future of large-scale farming and land management in the U.S. These drones are designed to spray liquid or dry solutions onto crops, such as fertilizers, crop seeds, insects, and more. Because this is a newer concept, the technology is still in its developmental stages. Agriculture drone companies are still in the process of overcoming regulatory, technological, and training obstacles to bring drone tech to the forefront of farming, and moving their training program to Kyle is a great step forward for Rantizo.

The Public Safety Training Center in Kyle is a perfect option for Rantizo. Although the training center is best known for its tactical driving school and drone training for law enforcement, the administration at the training center is looking to land more commercial training programs with the successful launch of Rantizo’s winter training program.

Why Kyle is the perfect location:

There are 3 major reasons that a drone developer like Rantizo chose Kyle.

First, it solves the problem of drone complications with cold weather. Drones don’t like the cold. Cold temperatures reduce chemical activity in the Lipo batteries used in drones, and in extreme cold conditions, drones might shut down mid-flight. Considering that each of Rantizo’s T30 drones retail at over $50,000, that’s something they want to avoid.

Rantizo’s HQ in Iowa has temps that are consistently below zero during winter. Training in those temps is impossible (not to mention unpleasant for trainees and trainers alike). But for a majority of the winter months in Kyle, TX have highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s. Drone trainers don’t have to worry about fatal shutdowns or reduced battery life, which increases efficiency and  

Second, Kyle, TX already has flight envelopes in place at the training center and clear regulatory guidelines for drone flight. You can’t just fly drones anywhere…the FAA determines what is safe and what isn’t, and they’ve cleared Kyle’s facility for flight training. This solves a big problem for Rantizo.

Third is Kyle itself. The city is located close to two international airports, making it easy for company travel. Plus, it’s a fun city to visit or live in. Kyle is growing and with an average age of 32, it has great offerings for young to middle-aged employees during downtime between training sessions. 

More Growth To Come for Kyle

Like we mentioned above, Kyle is growing fast. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Kyle, TX grew from 39,857 to 42,706, and its median household income grew from $74,826 to $79,348.

We can only expect this trend to continue as companies like Rantizo take advantage of the incentives and benefits that Kyle offers. 

What will drive the growth trend even further is the fact that it’s also relatively easy to get people to relocate to the Austin, TX area. Its beautiful landscapes, perfect weather, and cost of living are all attractive to employees, and this is especially true in Kyle.

If you’re relocating to the Austin area like so many others these days, it’s worth taking a look at Crosswinds in Kyle, TX. Our community has beautiful, affordable homes with vibrant amenities and lifestyles that are built around your needs and wants.

Reach out to Crosswinds today to find out more about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity for you and your family.  

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Kyle Local: Plum Creek Golf Course

Golfers love the Kyle and the Austin, Texas, area because the weather is great for golfing almost year-round. Kyle is fortunate to have a golf course with spectacular views at Plum Creek Golf Course (4301 Benner, Kyle, TX 78640). Here’s what you’ll want to know about the Kyle golf course.

About Plum Creek Golf Course

The designers created a championship golf course in which no two fairways touch. It gives you the experience of playing your own private golf course. All 18 holes take you through a setting that reflects what makes the Hill Country memorable with its rolling hills, live oaks, and sparkling lakes. Check out the images showing the golf course to see what each hole looks like.

The course underwent a major renovation in 2012 to add a practice facility that includes 3 acres of short-game scoring areas, an acre of practice tee surface, multiple chipping greens, bunkers, uneven lie practice areas, and target greens. You have a wealth of opportunities for improving your golf game. And plenty of golf instruction is available if you’d like a helping hand from a pro. 

If you need any golf supplies, accessories, or attire, the pro shop is stocked to the gills with everything you want to enjoy golfing. This facility is also the home of the Texas State Bobcat men’s and women’s golf teams.

Other Things to Do at Plum Creek Golf Course

There’s nothing like a delicious meal after playing 18 holes or practicing your swings. Just head right over to Glenn’s Bar and Grill restaurant on the course for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks. It’s named for Glenn Evans who helped open Plum Creek Golf Course.

The restaurant underwent renovations in 2018 to add multiple beers on tap, more high-definition TVs, and brand-new furniture. Do you love to watch the big game on a big screen? Glenn’s has a 100″ projector that delivers an unbeatable game-viewing experience.

Have a celebration coming up? You can host an event, banquet, or wedding, at the facilities. The Plum Creek staff will take care of all the details including dining options. The facility is also accessible and they have rooms that can support 100 or 220 people, depending on the room you choose.

Visit the Plum Creek Golf Course Facebook page for upcoming events and updates.

To stay on top of great resources from Kyle and nearby, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Looking to move? Meet the Kyle home builders or contact our Crosswinds team.

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Find the Right Fit – Which Crosswinds Builder is the One for You?

We don’t know about other communities, but at Crosswinds, we don’t go for cookie cutter homebuilders! Each Crosswinds builder was chosen because there’s something about them that makes them exceptionally unique. Today, we’re shining a spotlight on their differences and why we love having them build our new homes in Kyle, TX.

Pacesetter Homes

Find the Right Fit – Which Crosswinds Builder is the One for You?

As part of QUALICO, Pacesetter Homes shares a rich history of over 65 years of homebuilding experience as one of western Canada’s most successful builders. Along with this international reputation, Pacesetter Homes has also won multiple awards for their home designs, quality construction and reliability. They’re also the only Crosswinds builder to build homes on our 40’ lots and 50’ lots. Our new homes in Kyle, TX from Pacesetter Homes start from the $210s.

Meritage Homes

Find the Right Fit – Which Crosswinds Builder is the One for You?

The thing that makes Meritage Homes such an immensely unique Crosswinds builder is their relentless efforts to create the most energy-efficient homes that still retain a high level of practical luxury. In fact, every year since 2013, Meritage Homes has won ENERGY STARÒ Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence and ENERGY STARÒ Leadership in Housing. On top of having remarkably energy-efficient homes, Meritage Homes also includes their M.Connected HomeÔ Automation Suite to every single one of their new homes in Kyle, TX. The new homes at Crosswinds from Meritage Homes are on our 50’ lots and start from the $210s.

Highland Homes

Find the Right Fit – Which Crosswinds Builder is the One for You?

First and foremost, what makes Highland Homes unique from the other homebuilders is that they’re the only Crosswinds builder that’s building on our 60’ lots. Aside from that, Highland Homes has also been a six-time winner of the People’s Choice Builder of the Year Award. The new homes in Kyle, TX from Highland Homes start from the $240s on the 50’ lots and $250s on the 60’ lots.

While each of the homebuilders at Crosswinds are unique, the one thing they all have in common is that they build truly breathtaking homes. We’re so pleased to have them building our new homes in Kyle, TX and we’d love to show you around their model homes. Contact Crosswinds today to schedule a time for a community and model home tour.

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Why You Should Start House Hunting During Winter

When it comes to homes near Austin, especially the new homes in Kyle, TX, it’s never too early to start looking! Crosswinds in Kyle, TX is the perfect master-planned community to call home, and 2017 is the year to start your search. Here’s why:

Perfect Timing for a Summer Move

Buying a home isn’t always a quick process. However, if you start your search during winter and find a community and home that you love, you can finalize all the details and paperwork in time for a summer move. This is especially great if you have children in school because then they can start out at a new school in August instead of moving in the middle of an ongoing school year.

Less Demand

Winter is the perfect time to start house hunting because there is less competition between homebuyers. With so many homes near Austin being built, there is no shortage of options, but half of the stress of home buying is competing with other potential buyers. Take advantage of the low competition and start your search during these slower months.

Rates are Still Low, But Not for Long

For some time now mortgage rates have been close to record lows, but that is starting to change. Since the presidential election, mortgage interest rates have risen approximately .5 percent, which is actually considered a rapid increase. While experts don’t believe that type of rise will continue, they do expect it to slowly rise throughout 2017 and the coming years. So don’t delay and start searching for your new home before this winter is over!

Our master-planned community will have plenty of new homes in Kyle, TX available, and they’re all being built by three amazing homebuilders that are known for their quality construction and attention to customer service.

Get a head start on all the other homebuyers out there, and begin house hunting now! You can start your search with our master-planned community of new homes in Kyle, TX. Learn more about Crosswinds in Kyle, TX and contact us today!

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Reasons to Buy New in Crosswinds

Have you and your family started looking at new homes in Kyle, TX? Look no further than our new master-planned community – Crosswinds! Here are a few things you should know about our new community and the Crosswinds homes.

Location

Located just south of Austin, in Kyle, Texas, Crosswinds residents will experience small town charm at its finest. If you work in Austin, you can easily commute from our master-planned community using I-35E! Crosswinds gives you all the benefits of living in a small town, while still having access to the city fun.

Homebuilders

Three astounding homebuilders – Highland Homes, Meritage Homes and Pacesetter Homes – will be building Crosswinds’ homes. Our hand-picked builders have been crafting excellent homes in the Austin area for decades and have a proven track record of quality construction and customer satisfaction. Our new homes in Kyle, TX will be built on 40’, 50’ and 60’ homesites using distinctive home designs and versatile floor plans.

Amenities

For the family that loves the great outdoors, Crosswinds is the perfect place to call home! Miles of hike and bike trails will connect residents to all the great things our master-planned community will have to offer. The Windy Point Amenity Center will feature amenities such as a kids’ pool and splash area, various playgrounds for children of all ages and a full-size sports court.

Education

We understand that education is extremely important. The youngest residents of Crosswinds will attend schools in the outstanding Hays County ISD. Students can attend the Pfluger Elementary School, Science Hall Elementary School, Chapa Middle School and Lehman High School. As for secondary education, Crosswinds is also near esteemed public universities and community colleges such as Austin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin.

These are just a handful of the many wonderful things about Crosswinds and our new homes in Kyle, TX. If you’d like to learn more about our master-planned community, contact Crosswinds today.