Kyle, TX has really grown over the past year. With the opening on the Seton Hospital came a new Lowes, Walgreens, and an AT&T Store with more to come. Across I35 is a new Kohls and a Target, plus other shops, making the intersection of FM 1626 and I35 THE place to do your shopping in Kyle, H.E.B. Plus has been there for several years already but the addtions of the other stores really heated things up.
Some changes to how the lanes are set up has made getting around a lot easier, the access road in between 1626 and 967 is now a one way with two northbound lanes, so that pile up at Bebee is not as bad, plus there are two left turn lanes southbound on the I35 access at FM 1626, so you don't have to plan on waiting for two traffic light cycles before you can make your turn.
I have noticed that there are not as many foreclosures and short sales on the market in Kyle at the moment, this most likely is because of the recent increase in buyers due to the tax credit, prices are still low so it's still time buy in the Kyle area, Plum Creek prices have increased so hurry up before you can't qualify. I suspect that another influx of foreclosures is on the way so potential home sellers in that area should not try to list their properties for more money at this time, plus with all of those recent sales of foreclosures, your properties won't appraise for more than the recent average anyway.
After all of this growth it still relatively easy to park in the downtown area, especially if you want a piece of Key Lime Pie from The Texas Pie Company.
Here is a list of home builders that are still building in Kyle: