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What You Need to Know About Kyle, Texas and Austin

People looking to live in a place with small-town Texas charm that’s a short drive to Austin will want to explore the Kyle, Texas, community. It’s the fifth fastest-growing city in the state of Texas. Residents have many reasons to love living in Kyle and one of the biggies is its location.

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Where Is Kyle, Texas?

Kyle is only 15 miles south of Austin and 63 miles northeast of San Antonio. Known as a gateway to the Hill Country, the town sits right on the I-35 corridor for easy access to retail, entrainment, dining, educational hubs, and business centers.

It’s only 15 miles from shopper’s paradise in San Marcos with its giant outlets. In fewer than 20 minutes, you can be in New Braunfels to float on the Comal River, visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and travel back in history at Gruene Historic District.

As of 2018, Kyle has 47,000 residents with many more to come. The City of Kyle is officially the Pie Capital of Texas. Yes, it’s trademarked by the U.S. Patent of Trademark Office. You have plenty to explore at Kyle historical sites give you a first-hand glimpse into its past.

Its location puts you near some of the best of Austin. Here are some of the Kyle residents’ favorites.

Barton Creek Habitat Preserve

The average high temperature in Kyle for July is 96 degrees. During the summer, residents head up to Barton Creek, which flows 40 miles east through Austin. Then, it remerges in Barton Springs, a spring-fed pool in Austin’s 358-acre Zilker Park. The pool contains four underground springs to maintain its average temperature of a cool 69 degrees, a perfect way to savor summertime.

The Barton Creek Habitat Preserve contains more than 4,000 acres in the Austin suburbs. It protects endangered species like the Barton Springs salamander. The preserve also preserves the water quality of Barton Creek and Barton Springs.

Zilker Park

If you visit Barton Springs, you’ll also want to take advantage of Zilker Park. It happens to be the home of the annual ACL Music Festival. Occurring over two weekends in October, more than 200,000 fans attend the festival to catch their favorites as the lineup contains more than 100 performers.

It’s also where you’ll find Lady Bird Lake, one of the best places to kayak. Surrounding the lake is a hike and bike trail. Every year, radio station KGSR hosts a summer concert series in the park. You can rent boats, browse the botanical garden, explore the nature and science center, or take in a show at Zilker Hillside Theater.

East Austin’s Hip Eateries

Austin has no shortage of restaurants as people rave about the eats there, especially on the east side of town. You’ll find something for everyone with options such as interior Mexican food, artisanal butcher shops, amazing sushi, several breweries, taco trailers, steaks, spun ice cream, several bars and breweries, and of course, barbecue.

People love the walkability of East Austin, and hop from spot to spot enjoying drinks at one place, a meal at another, and dessert at yet another. Just do a search for “east Austin eateries” or check out Eater Austin, and you’ll find a wealth of fabulous suggestions.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)

Whether you go on vacation or a business trip, you have an easy drive to Austin’s airport. Finding the right flight is a breeze with many airlines offering nonstop flights from Austin to many U.S. airports and even Canada, Germany, and London.

Residents love Kyle because it provides a little slice of heaven and a wonderful location with easy access to all the resources they want and need. You can find endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and connect with your neighbors in the Crosswinds community in Kyle.

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Homebuilder Highlight: Highland Homes

Crosswinds currently has three homebuilders building the first phase of our new homes in Kyle, TX. This week, we want to shine the light on one homebuilder in particular – Highland Homes. Here are a few things to know about Highland Homes and the exciting additions they’re currently building in our master-planned community.

The Highland Homes Difference

For over 35 years, Highland Homes has been building high-quality, beautiful homes throughout Texas. Their number of industry accolades speaks to their attention to detail both in the construction and in their customer service. They constantly strive to do what is best for their employees, customers and partners, which is why they’ve been ranked as one of the best companies to work for in Texas and dubbed as one of the most trusted homebuilders in America.

Highland Homes puts a focus on being strategic in their building practices so that they are building the most energy efficient home possible, while still focusing on what will make the homeowner’s life in their new home even better. They’ve satisfied thousands of homeowners and that number just keeps growing!

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Highland Homes in Crosswinds

These homes near Austin, TX will be absolutely stunning! Highland Homes is building on 50’ and 60’ home lots in Crosswinds. None of the other homebuilders will be building on 60’ home lots in phase one, so Highland Homes’ will offer the largest amount of space for you and your family!

Crosswinds will have plenty of inventory in Kyle, TX, so take a look at our site plan for phase one and see where all Highland Homes will be building. If you’d like to claim a lot for your future dream home, contact Crosswinds in Kyle, TX today!