It’s no surprise that Kyle is one of the most popular small cities in the Texas Hill Country. From its proximity to Austin and charming downtown to its great school district and beautiful parks, there’s a lot to love about living in Kyle, Texas. If you’re searching for the perfect place in Texas to call home, here are a few of the reasons why Kyle could be calling your name.
Kyle is a Stone’s Throw From Austin
Clocking in at just 20 miles away, Austin is a straight shot up I-35. This makes Kyle an ideal spot for folks who want to be close enough to all the action that Austin has to offer for both work and play, but prefer a smaller city with less hustle and bustle to call home. Kyle truly is a balance of the best of both worlds when it comes to location.
A Nurturing School District
A good school district is a must for many home buyers. The teachers and staff of Hays Consolidated Independent School District are dedicated to providing an enriched learning environment to help every student excel both socially and academically.
Students living in Crosswinds, a premier master-planned community in Kyle, attend Pfluger Elementary School, Chapa Middle School and Lehman High School. Hays CISD offers both technical and STEM-based education as well as specialized education for gifted students. The district also features a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.
Kyle’s Job Market is Growing
Kyle’s unemployment rate is below the national average and for good reason – the local economy is booming! Economic growth in Kyle isn’t slowing down, in fact, it is predicted to grow over 60% in the next decade.
While many Kyle residents take advantage of the town’s quick jaunt to Austin for work, thousands of people not only live in Kyle but work here too. The city has attracted new corporations, including Toyota- and Tesla-supplier Plastikon, at its recently opened Plum Creek Industrial Park, which is expected to create 1,000 new jobs. This past fall, Costco announced plans to build a 150,000-square-foot store in Kyle along the I-35 Texas Innovation Corridor.
Hays CISD, Seton Medical Center, and H-E-B Plus are the biggest employers in Kyle, and with 2.5 million square feet of retail/mixed-use space under development, more businesses and jobs will follow.
One of the best things about life in Kyle is the surrounding natural beauty of the Central Texas landscape. With a warm climate that has mild winters, residents can enjoy the outdoors in Kyle nearly all year long.
You don’t have to search far for green spaces and parks to make the most of the outdoor recreation either. Lake Kyle, Bunton Creek, Steeplechase, and Plum Creek, are some of the most popular parks and residents love using the trails, waterways, sports complexes, and playgrounds found within these parks.
A Small City With Big Texas Charm
With a population of around 48,000, Kyle is a small city that offers a mix of both urban and small town appeal. The city has a growing restaurant scene where patrons can enjoy options ranging from barbecue to Italian, Mexican, and Asian. Kyle also happens to be the official pie capital of Texas and each year celebrates its title with the Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Local events such as Kyle Market Days are also an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy food and crafts from area vendors and artists.
Reach out to the Crosswinds team to learn more about finding your perfect home in this wonderful little city.