Tyler, Texas homes for sale
Tyler, Texas Real Estate and Community Information
Nicknamed “The Rose Capital of the Nation,” Tyler, Texas is home to the country’s largest rose garden. Tyler also grows a large portion of the country’s rose bushes. The Brookshire Grocery Company and Adams Engineering are both headquartered in the city. Known throughout Texas for its charming streets, great ribs, and wonderful festivals, Tyler real estate offers an outstanding quality of life at a lower-than-average cost of living.
Shopping and Dining
Broadway Square Mall features everyone’s favorite name brands: Dillard’s, Foot Locker, Bath & Body Works, AT&T, GNC, JCPenney, James Avery Craftsman, Justice, Old Navy, and Sears, as well as a number of boutique shops, hair salons, and places to grab a quick bite to eat. For the latest in high fashion, look no further than Bridgette’s in the La Piazza center on Old Bullard Road. The Italian-inspired La Piazza center is home to a number of other specialty stores as well, including a Garden Style European flower market and Caffe Tazza, a gourmet coffee bar. Tyler also boasts a number of uniquely stocked antique shops, such as London Shoppe Antiques and Ye Olde Flea Market & Antique Mall. Casual fine dining and great entertainment can be found at Rick’s on the Square. For award-winning pork ribs, check out Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ – consistently rated the best in Texas by Texas Monthly and BScene Magazine.
Parks and Recreation
Tyler real estate boasts a wide array of recreational and cultural activities for residents of all ages. Take in an old movie, a comedy show, or live music at the newly reopened Liberty Hall; or enjoy the Blue Man Group, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and more at the Cowan Center. Tyler State Park consists of almost 1,000 acres, and is the ideal place for camping, birding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, and boating on the 64-acre lake. The 85-acre Caldwell Zoo is home to more than 2000 animals from 250 species. History buffs will enjoy a stroll through Camp Ford Historic Park. The largest Confederate prison camp west of the Mississippi, the park now features historical information, a walking trail, and a reconstruction of a POW camp. The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College hosts numerous events, shows, and exhibits throughout the year. And, of course, it wouldn’t be “The Rose Capital” without roses: enjoy the 14-acre Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center for free, seven days a week.
Home to around 99,500 people, Tyler offers more amenities than most cities its size. With its plethora of arts events, shows, museums, parks, science centers, and wineries, there’s never a lack of things to do. Thousands of visitors flood to Tyler during the annual Texas Rose Festival, which is held in October. The East Texas State Fair also is held in Tyler every year. Once a quarter, Downtown Tyler hosts the Art Walk – a collaborative effort that blends community, art, music, and commerce for an event no one wants to miss. Median home price is around $125,000.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Tyler Independent School District operates the vast majority of the public schools in Tyler, including two high schools: John Tyler and Robert E. Lee. There’s also a public charter school: the Premier High School of Tyler. A variety of parochial and private schools also operate in the area, including Grace Community School, All Saints Episcopal School, and several schools run by the Tyler Catholic School System. The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler Junior College, and Texas College all provide higher education opportunities to area residents.
A major medical hub for the surrounding area, Tyler is home to the East Texas Medical Center, the Trinity Mother Frances Health System, the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, and the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital. The Tyler Pounds Regional Airport provides frequent service to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. To get around town, residents can take one of Tyler’s city buses, which run every day of the week except Sundays and holidays.