When we found ourdream home in Kavala Ranch last December, our only reservation was the remdering plant. After surviving 4 seasons in our home in thr kavala community, there has been maybe 2 or 3 times all year we have actually smelled it, and that was onlyoutside our home. The smell is not that bad and totally bareable. Also, the rendering plant is in talks with the city to relocate. In short, don't let the rendering plant keep you from moving out here! We love it!