22 miles south of downtown Austin, split by IH-35, is Kyle, Texas. The population of Kyle has grown sixfold since 2000, from approximately 5,000 residents to 30,000 residents. Kyle is served by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. The district received in 2009 an Acceptable rating from the Texas Education Agency. Perhaps the most valuable asset maintained by Kyle is its proximity to highways, major Texas cities, and airports.
Median home prices in Kyle have remained very stable at $140,000 due to the growing demand to live in the area, though the number of homes sold per quarter decreased from approximately 500 in 2006 to approximately 100 in 2011. The median home value in 2009 was $148,949.
Things to do in Kyle Texas
The city of Kyle was first established in 1881 and named after Captain Fergus Kyle. A major reason the city is located where it was is the fact it was close to the major transportation link of its time, the International-Great Northern railroad. With the development of railroads, automobiles, and roads and airplanes, and airports, you will find that Kyle is well placed and within easy reach of all modes of transport. This fact has had a major and beneficial effect on the development of the city and its workforce.
The much larger city of Austin is only some 22 miles north of Kyle and is a provider of many types of employment for the growing population of Kyle. Commuters living in Kyle have only a short drive to their workplace in nearby Austin, and it is becoming apparent that Kyle is a very popular place for couples and their families to call home.
In the 2018 census, Kyle was noted as being one of the quickest growing cities in Texas. A huge number of factors have all contributed to this impressive population growth, and among these factors, you have to include the climate, the availability of high standards in education, and the great community feeling in and around Kyle.
Kyle has the Hays Consolidated Independent Schools District to thank for the high education standards available to all children living in Kyle. All the schools have a mission to provide the best education for all the children.
The community within and around Kyle itself has a number of well-established annual events that take place all year round and attract all kinds of visitors to the many varied events. Among the many events taking place, there is the local farmers market, which is held from April to November, and from May to September, there are “Movies in the Park” for all the family to come and see.
The writer, Katherine Anne Porter lived in Kyle in a house built in 1890, as a child, and in 2004 the house was made into a museum dedicated to the works of Katherine Anne Porter.
You will find two extremely well-maintained golf courses near Kyle, a popular swimming pool, and a well-stocked community library.
Kyle provides people with the chance to own a home in a really popular area of Texas, and you find that almost 69% of the workforce in Kyle work for companies, with only about 6% of the workforce working as self-employed.
Kyle Zip Codes
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