Located in Hays County, Kyle, Texas is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the state. As of the 2012 census, the city has grown to a population of 30,875 and is currently the state's 100th biggest community. The area is largely family focused with a low crime-rate and tight knit suburban neighborhoods. The community largely consists of detached single-family homes and only has a small percentage of other housing options including mobile homes and condos. A large number of the homes in the community have been built after 2000 and offer modern design and amenities.
Captain Fergus Kyle founded the region in 1881 because he was attracted to the international-Great railroad line and much of the town's architecture and activities centered on the rail industry. Katherine Anne Porter, a Pulitzer Prize winner, called Kyle home from 1892 to 1901. Her short story anthology "Noon Wire," along with a number of other works, was placed in Kyle and surrounding communities. Her legacy is still clearly visible in the town. Her home, a restored writer's residence, has been made available to the public via appointment, and The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center holds a number of activities and events and attracts a variety of visiting writers. Kyle residents can enjoy author readings and conversations regularly. There are a variety of additional remaining historical landmarks that can be seen in the center of town.
While there are a number of historical sites, much of the town has been built in recent decades, and the area has only recently experienced a population boom due to an increasing number of available jobs. Additionally, the area offers an array of both blue and white-collar positions. The town is an ideal location outside of Austin and provides easy freeway access and residents caan travel via the Austin Bergstorm International Airport. Education is greatly emphasized in the region as Kyle has a slightly above average number of residents with bachelor's degrees. As such, the public school system is widely supported and provides an excellent education. Students in the area attend Hays Consolidated Independent School District, which includes two prominent high schools. Additionally, Austin Community College Hays Center offers vocational and transfer level courses to graduates. The area possesses a diverse population with a number of cultural influences. The town does not offer a booming nightlife, which provides an optimal quiet tight knit atmosphere perfect for raising a family.