Wylie, TX Community Information

If you’re considering a move to the Dallas area, Wylie, TX is a great choice. It's a small friendly town that's proud of its art, culture, and country and bluegrass music. Money magazine was so impressed with Wylie they made it #20 on the 2017 list of America’s 100 Best Places to live. You’ll understand why when you check out the homes for sale in Wylie.

Our REALTORS® know that when you visit our wonderful town, you’ll realize why Wiley is the perfect place to settle down. It’s a peaceful town with beautiful homes and wonderful people. It’s a Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex community, so it's close enough for an easy commute. Here are a few more reasons to consider a move to Wylie, TX.

The History of Wylie

Wylie history credits railroad engineer and right-of-way agent, Col. W.D. Wylie, for changing the city's name from Nickelville in 1887. The Colonel allowed the Colorado and Santa Fe Railway route to pass a bit closer to the town and that was reason enough. With easy access to train routes, local farmers became big suppliers of hogs, cotton, and plenty of sweet white onions and the city continued to grow.

The population has increased significantly—from 239 in 1890 to 15,132 in 2010 to the current 46,708. Local stats explain Wiley's recent growth spurt.

  • Low Unemployment (3.2%)
  • Positive Job Growth (3.09%)
  • Projected Future Job Growth (42.98%)
  • Average Household Income is High ($83,594)

Entertainment Options

In the 40s, late night shopping and partying habits earned Wylie a colorful nickname. Things are tamer now, but the city still offers a variety of entertainment. The Wylie Opry is the local country music showplace. You’ll find the latest movies on B&B Theaters 12 Screens. Wylie's calendar of events lists Bluegrass on the Ballard, Wylie Championship Rodeo, The Art Festival, Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting, and other events your whole family will enjoy.

Downtown Wylie has plenty of shopping options. You can buy basics like flowers, computers, and quilts or shop trendy stores like Indulgence Boutique or Rhinestone Cowgirl. You'll find dining options from Italian and Mediterranean at Villa Vinci Wylie to country-inspired entrees at Taste of Home.

Local summer camps children can learn Minecraft, sewing, drawing, and participate in other activities. The Smith Public Library has writing, crafts, and other programs for children and teens.

Outdoor Activities

Wylie Parks & Recreation maintains 700 acres of parklands and two recreation centers. Community parks have athletic complexes, hiking trails, playgrounds, and other amenities. Lavon Lake is a 21,000-acre recreation area with camping, fishing, and five separate parks. Lake Ray Hubbard is great for skiing, fishing, and boating.

Local Art and Culture

In Wylie, you'll view creative works at Wylie Art Galleries and other local art venues. You can also learn to create your own art the Wythdraw Art Community or have a fun art party at Painting With a Twist. Each year, the city uses capital improvement funds to produce dynamic public artworks in municipal sites, parks, the library and other locations.

Educational Opportunities

The Wylie Independent School District operates 20 schools attended by 15,835 students from Wylie and the surrounding communities. The system offers a strong academic curriculum and programs focusing on specialties such as culinary arts and TV production. Wylie’s 96.3% high school graduation rate is higher than the national average.

If you're considering a move to Northeast Texas, RE/MAX DFW Associates can help. Contact us if you're buying or selling a home, or if you want more information on the communities we serve.

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