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 by 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.