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It’s true that Kyle only got its first town stoplight and grocery store within the past ten years, but that doesn’t mean this is a cowpoke town. Sure, it’s a fitting for a slower pace—where you can enjoy the simpler things in life, like wide open pastures and the charm of small-town events like Kyle City Field Day and the Kyle Hogwash BBQ Festival. Still, it runs right along I-35 corridor—it’s just 15 miles south of Austin and 50 miles north of San Antonio, two of the most bustling Lone Star cities, so it’s poised for plenty of new growth. With a thriving economy, a rapidly growing population, convenience to 6 highways and major roads and a short drive to 3 airports, this is a small town gem on the rise.

Despite its highway proximity, Kyle still has plenty of rolling pastures and an abundance of green—so much that you wouldn’t even know you were close to the 35 corridor. The Gregg-Clarke Community Park alone covers everything you’d need, with a pool, softball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, covered pavilions and playscapes, as well as walking trails. There’s plenty more, too, including the Plum Creek Golf Course and the Steeplechase Disc Golf Course, and plenty of smaller neighborhood parks.

For book lovers, lose yourself in the stacks at Kyle Community Library, or attend a literary reading at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, childhood home of the famous author. Or take a trip back in time for a glimpse of Texas heritage and see what life was like at the historic Claiborne Kyle Log House. Sports fans can catch a home game for the Central Texas Lobos soccer team and let loose some Texas pride.

Families with kids have access to 23 campuses in the superior-rated Hays Consolidated Independent School District, including 13 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 2 alternative schools in the Kyle and Buda region. For higher education, Austin Community College has its own Hays Campus here. Kyle is also home to many growing businesses, a strong predictor of its economic future.

With all of these benefits—plus its convenience to major roads, highways, and airports, and the MoPAC rail line that runs through downtown—Kyle makes the ideal home for individuals and families who want want to enjoy laid-back living just on the cusp of big opportunity.

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