KYLE, Texas — People are moving to Central Texas from all over the country. As a result, cities like Kyle are experiencing major growth.
"The City of Kyle saw a population increase of about 63% between the years of 2010 and 2020," said Victoria Vargas, the interim director of economic development for the City of Kyle. "This type of growth is not expected to slow down any time soon."
Vargas said jobs are seeing a boost, too. Lowe's signed a lease for a 120,000-square-foot distribution center, and if you've tracked your most recent Amazon packages, you may have notice a lot of them come out of Kyle. That's because of the company's brand new, 300,000-square-foot sorting facility.
The infrastructure is coming, as well. Hays County is building a massive new public safety center in Kyle and creating an emergency operations center. And to help people get around, the Kyle City Council just approved a $3 million deal to build an underpass, part of which is going to Elon Musk's The Boring Company.
The City is also building an 80-mile paved path called the "Vybe Trail."
"This trail will connect all neighborhoods in Kyle to dining, amenities, shopping, entertainment," Vargas said. "This will give residents the opportunity to hop on the Vybe Trail, connect with each other, meet up with their friends and neighbors, ride their bikes, ride their scooters, walk, run, ride golf carts to and from Kyle, east to west."
All these new Kyle residents need somewhere to eat! Luckily, Kyle is the "Pie Capital of Texas."
The City hosts an annual "Pie in the Sky" hot air balloon festival. And if you need a ride to it, you can get there cheap. Uber can only charge customers Pi, or $3.14, for a ride within city limits.
As for actual pie, there's plenty of that too, including at the Texas Pie Company.
Just about everything you can think of is in Kyle. And if it's not there yet, it's on its way – just like the people.
"Anything that residents could want is coming to Kyle in the next 12 to 18 months," Vargas said.
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