Conveniently located along Interstate 35 right outside of Austin, the city of Kyle is one of Texas's proudest and most sought-after communities. With its excellent schools, high quality of life and proximity to one of the South's biggest metropolises, many Texas residents are calling Kyle apartments for rent their new home. Many people who live here are proud of the city's diverse and civic-minded population - which certainly accounts for the city's explosive growth. According to City-Data, Kyle has seen a skyrocketing rise in population - more than 427 percent - from 2000 to 2010, which clearly shows that people are excited to be part of this growing area. A young city, the average age in Kyle is around 30, which shows that there is plenty of hope for a bright future here.
Kyle was founded in the late 19th century when the Mountain City and Blanco formed to combined to create the city. The town was named after Fergus Kyle and David Moore, who donated some of their property to accommodate the International and Great Northern Railroad that was being built between Austin and San Antonio. It didn't take long for many other Texans to follow suit and soon the city began to grow. Kyle has become a popular place to live for a variety of reasons, but one of them is certainly the fact that living here won't put a dent in your wallet. According to City-Data, Kyle has a cost of living index that is more than 7 points below the nation's average, making it a very affordable place to live, work and play. Based on 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Kyle is home to more than 28,000 residents, and that number is estimated to grow as more people find out about everything that the city has to offer.
One of the special events that Kyle residents look forward to every year is the Kyle Fair and Music Festival and the Kyle Founders' Parade, a fantastic day-long gathering that provides a birthday cake to the city in Gregg-Clarke Park every October.
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