Tyler Community Information

Tyler in Smith County is strategically positioned just 90 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth, 90 miles west of Shreveport, and less than 200 miles north of Houston. Excellent interstate and U.S. highway systems I-20, U.S. 271, U.S. 69 and four state highways provide efficient transportation options to Tyler residents. A new toll road will soon be provided to the residents of Tyler, which will connect Interstate 49 to the I-20, letting drivers enter the south side of Tyler, Dallas, and even Shreveport. The toll road will cut down about 30 minutes of travel time. With such a centralized location, you’ll still be just a short drive to neighboring communities.

Day trips around East Texas present residents with the entertainment options such as the city’s Caldwell Zoo, nearby local wineries, numerous area festivals, a plethora of antique shopping or a drive to smell the roses of the countryside. As the city of Tyler is still developing, new shopping centers and a mall will soon be available for residents. Stores such as signature grocery chain Brookshires will soon have a New Concept Store, in addition to several banks will soon call the Old Jacksonville Highway home.

Boasting flower festivals and appreciation, Tyler is beautified during its annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trails celebration throughout March and April. In addition, Tyler is “The Rose Capital of America” and celebrates the end of the fragrant flower’s season each year at the Texas Rose Festival on the third weekend of October. This festival features 3,600 different types of roses in the Tyler Rose Garden.

Tyler offers plenty of neighboring sporting lakes with ample fishing and boating opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. So, whether you plan on casting a line in one of the many bass tournaments, waterskiing or watching the sunset, Tyler offers both expansive public waters and landowner hideaways set against the water. With its own fine and performing arts community including the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Tyler Youth Orchestra, the Tyler Civic Ballet/Theater and the Tyler Children’s School of Performing Arts, Tyler has the entertainment you’re looking for without the long commute. If you are looking to hit the green, the area presents nine golf clubs of varying difficulty. The Tyler State Park offers recreational options for the whole family, including hiking, camping, and picnicking along with plenty of water sports in the spring-fed lake.

Educational opportunities are offered through the Tyler Independent School District. There are also several private and parochial school systems to choose from in Tyler offering complete pre-school to 12th grade programs: All Saints Episcopal School, The Brook Hill School, East Texas Christian Academy, Grace Community School, and The Stepping Stone. Tyler is also home to Tyler Junior College, Texas College and the University of Texas at Tyler that offer both undergraduate and masters degree programs.

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