KYLE, TEXAS is located in Hays County, about 20 minutes south of downtown Austin along IH-35. Kyle was founded in 1881 by Captain Fergus Kyle, who chose the site because of its proximity to the International and Great Northern Railroad line. Kyle is one of the fastest growing cities in all of Texas. Population estimates put Kyle at 41,200 by 2020, a 675% increase over the population in 2000. Despite the growth, Kyle is striving to maintain its small town Texas charm while positioning itself to be a vital part of the IH-35 corridor economic development.
Kyle is a family friendly community and offers a wide array of dining opportunities, recreational activities, events and entertainment. The variety of restaurants to choose from include barbecue, Mexican, Vietnamese, sandwiches, fried chicken, and pizza. Recreational facilities like golf courses, race tracks, tennis courts, and sports fields ensure that the community’s residents always have something to keep them busy.
There are five parks in Kyle encompassing over 600 acres of beautiful park land.
- Lake Kyle
- Mary Kyle Hartson / City Square Park
- Gregg-Clarke Park
- Steeplechase Park
- Waterleaf Park
Each one of these parks have great accommodations for recreation and relaxation. Lake Kyle provides the community with opportunities for fishing, walking trails as well as a scenic place to check out the local wildlife. A community pool is located west of downtown Kyle next to Gregg-Clark Park. The Kyle Parks and Recreation department offers numerous community events each year that add to the small town charm and create a strong community spirit that is embraced by the area’s residents.
For more information, visit the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau or official City of Kyle web sites.
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