Is Kyle, TX a Good Place to Live?
Known for a more relaxed pace, yet still close enough to work or play in Austin or San Antonio, Kyle, Texas has quickly become a sought-after place to live along one of Texas’ fastest-growing corridors. Situated just off I-35 living in Kyle offers residents a more suburban feel with ample access to parks, green space, great schools, recreation, dining, and shopping. The ideal location makes it perfect for commuters in either direction, and it is also an excellent choice for home buyers looking for a more affordable location just outside the Austin city limits. As a leading home builder in Kyle, Texas, we are sharing answers to your top questions about, is Kyle, TX a good place to live? 

How Far is Kyle, Texas from Austin?

Located in Hays County, Kyle, TX is just ten minutes from Austin city limits, a quick 15-minute drive to San Marcos, and a 40-minute drive to downtown San Antonio. With easy access to I-35, MOPAC, and Tollway 130, commuting in either direction is a breeze. Whether you are a professional with the option to telecommute, a growing family or simply looking to live life on your terms, you can enjoy the peacefulness of the Hill Country and still get anywhere you need with easy access to top employers, shopping, dining, area airports, and more.

10 Miles to San Marcos
20 Miles to Downtown Austin
25 Miles to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
52 Miles to San Antonio International Airport

How Fast is Kyle TX Growing? 

Among the five fastest-growing cities in Central Texas, the city of Kyle is close to reaching 50,000 in population, growing 73% from 28,016 in 2010 to 48,393 in 2019. Situated on the fast-growing I-35 corridor with excellent proximity to Austin and San Antonio make this charming city in the heart of the Hill Country an ideal spot for continued growth. 

What is Kyle Texas Known For? 

Founded in 1880 by settlers, Fergus Kyle and the family of David Moore donated 200 acres of land for the townsite when the International and Great Northern Railroad built a line from Austin to San Antonio. Today, Kyle is known as the Pie Capital of Texas® where you find the perfect slice of pie Texas Pie Company and at numerous restaurants and bakeries throughout the city. Kyle also hosts an annual Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival in September, which includes a Pie Cafe tent, pie baking contest, pie-eating contests, pie vendors (sweet and savory), hot air balloon tethered rides, hot air balloon show, live music and so much more. 

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Kyle, TX? 

The cost of housing in Kyle, Texas is rated 94.9, lower than the U.S. average and much lower than Austin, currently rated at 159.6, making it a more affordable place to live with easy access to both Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas. The median home cost in Kyle, TX is $302,600 compared to Austin, which is $551,200. 

What is the Weather Like in Kyle, TX?

Residents of Brooks Ranch, a beautiful new home community in Kyle, Texas with modern farmhouse designs will enjoy year-round mostly sunny weather. With typically short and mild winters, Kyle, TX is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Temperature lows average around 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the colder months (January - February) and highs around 95 degrees Fahrenheit in the hotter months (July - August). 

What is There to Do in Kyle, TX? 

Besides eating your way through the Pie Capital of Texas® there is plenty of fun to be had for the entire family! There are four beautiful parks to enjoy in Kyle, Texas, Steeplechase Park, Gregg-Clarke Park, Waterleaf Park, and City Square Park, perfect for both recreation and relaxation. Avid golfers will love spending the day at Plum Creek Golf Course, an 18-hole championship golf course located on over 200 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country. 

Everything you need to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle is right here in Kyle, TX with shopping, dining, and entertainment, including family fun at the EVO Entertainment, local restaurants, including LaLa’s Seafood, Bordeaux’s, Garcia’s Mexican Food, Ilario’s Italian Cuisine, and Pie Society. And if you really love to shop, you are also just 20 minutes from the San Marcos Outlets. 
For residents of Brooks Ranch, everything is less than five miles from your new home:

2 Miles to Gregg-Clarke Park
2.2 Miles to Plum Creek Golf Course
3 Miles to Kyle Marketplace (HEB Plus, Target, Lowe’s) 
3.3 Miles to City Park/Lake Kyle Park
3.7 Miles to EVO Entertainment 
3.9 Miles to Steeplechase Park

What Are the Schools Like in Kyle, Texas?

Kyle, TX is located within the Hays Consolidated Independent School District, a public school district with 20,793 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Families with children living in Brooks Ranch built by Blackburn Homes, an award-winning home builder in Kyle, Texas,  can take advantage of sending their children to high-quality schools and is just minutes from Jack C. Hays High School

We invite you to come experience the charm of living in the heart of Kyle, TX and see for yourself why Brooks Ranch is a great place to live!


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