Why Kyle, Texas Growth Is Great News for Brooks Ranch

Situated along the I-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio, two of the top economic centers in Texas, Kyle is poised to be the largest city in Hays County. The city’s population has multiplied seven times since 2000, jumping from 5,000 to just over 52,300 in 2020. Hays County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States and has become a popular suburban county in the Austin metro area with a total population of 230,191 people. The Kyle, Texas growth and the city’s ideal location are excellent indicators that the Brooks Ranch community and this Hill Country city have an exciting future ahead.

Recent Kyle, Texas Growth

Only a decade ago, this community of Austin was mostly pastures, wide-open spaces, and not a grocery store nearby, but that has quickly changed with a concentrated investment from commercial businesses and developers. Now communities in Kyle, Texas, and Brooks Ranch residents have easy access to shopping at the Kyle Crossing Shopping Center, with anchor stores that include Target, Kohls, and H-E-B.  Home Depot and Evo Entertainment are getting an upgrade as well with another 300,000 square foot retail center coming soon, Dry River District.  

Businesses have quickly discovered the opportunity here in Kyle, with affordable living options, great schools, and a growing workforce with the average age of residents being 31. In fact, Amazon recently moved into their 307,840 sq. ft. lease at Kyle Crossing Business Park and created more than 1,130 full and part-time jobs.

The Future is Even Brighter!

Today, when you visit Kyle, Texas you’ll find a booming city on the verge of more exciting growth. A 2.5 million square feet of retail/mixed-use space is currently under development at the intersection of I-35 and FM 1626, 900,000 square feet at FM 1626 and Kohlers Crossing, and an additional 800,000 square feet of retail/mixed-use space adjacent to Home Depot as well as smaller planned developments.

Kyle is a prime location in the center of the Texas Innovation Corridor and will continue to attract businesses of all sizes and industries. Businesses and residents have access to major U.S. highways, distribution centers, and proximity to Austin and San Antonio. And the city continues to invest in infrastructure to support future growth.

Small Town with a Big Heart

While the city continues to grow and draw more businesses and residents, one of the big draws to living in Kyle, Texas is the city’s commitment to maintaining its small-town values of integrity and creativity for residents and businesses alike. Kyle also offers residents a more suburban feel with ample access to parks, greenspace, great schools, recreation, dining, and shopping. The business growth means excellent opportunities for job growth and the outstanding location makes it perfect for commuters in either direction.

Kyle is also known as the Pie Capital of Texas® where you can find the perfect slice of pie at Texas Pie Company and numerous restaurants and bakeries throughout the city. And the city 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, a hot air balloon show, live music and so much more.

Kyle is a Great Place to Live

The affordable location just outside the Austin city limits makes the city even more appealing. For those looking for a new home for sale in Kyle, 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 and easy access to both the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas.

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.

We invite you to come experience the excitement of this growing city and the charm of living in the heart of Kyle, TX in the beautiful Brooks Ranch. Contact us to schedule your model home tour today!


Jul 14, 2023
Lowest Tax Rate in Georgetown: The Heights at San Gabriel
Read More
Jun 29, 2023
Top Things to See and Do in Georgetown, TX
Read More
May 17, 2023
Discover the Heights at San Gabriel in Georgetown, TX
Read More
Mar 22, 2023
Mindful Designs in Unprecedented Times
Read More
Award Winner
Service Excellence
2013 – 2017
Greater Austin
Community of the year
Community of the Year
2009 - 2010
HOMEOWNER PORTAL Are you a current Blackburn homeowner? Log in now.