Welcome to Tyler, Texas, a beautiful place to live and a great town for tech start-ups. Tyler is the largest community in East Texas, boasting an area population of over 220,000, low cost of living, short commute time, and a regional airport. Tyler offers cultural diversity, quality education, health care, and a variety of recreational activities with a hometown feel.
True Southern Hospitality Where No One Is A Stranger
Enjoy the unique combination of small-town charm with the benefits of big-city amenities offering the best of both worlds. Tyler is one of the last great places to live, work and raise a family, where people feel welcome and truly at home.
Tyler's historic downtown is the heart of the community. Our architectural gems include more than two-dozen buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, some of which house our five downtown museums. Our town square harkens back to a gentler time and is brimming with special events such as gallery openings, outdoor concerts and ArtWalk, where downtown buildings are turned into art galleries.
In addition to the high quality of life our residents enjoy, our local businesses also benefit from a favorable economic climate and strong workforce, which is why so many companies are choosing to make Tyler their home.
Thriving Arts, Entertainment & Recreational Activities
Tyler's charming brick streets lead visitors to an array of family attractions, quaint antique shops, unique specialty stores and a bustling regional shopping mall. Outdoor buffs enjoy crystal-clear lakes, challenging golf courses and scenic campgrounds that offer year-round fishing, picnicking, boating and hike and bike trails. When you visit the Tyler Rose Garden, one of the largest rose gardens in America, you'll understand why Tyler is "The Rose Capital of of America."
For those who prefer refined culture, Tyler's exciting Broadway and ballet performances, symphony concerts, world-class art museums, an award-winning zoo and wonderful cuisine are sure to please any palate...and some of the best Texas BBQ anywhere!
Tyler has a flourishing music and entertainment scene. Not too long ago you could see country music stars Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves play local venues on their way to stardom. In 2013, you could go to one of the local Tyler clubs or venues to see Snoop Lion (aka Dog) and BB King along with other national, regional and local recording artists performing up close and personal, not to mention Tyler's growing EDM artists and deejays. Dine and dance the night away at a variety of local and underground venues.
Tyler is a regional healthcare hub with four hospitals earning accolades and distinctions for the care they offer. The East Texas Medical Center is a network of 15 hospitals and clinics caring for more than 300,000 patients annually.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler provides excellent patient care, especially in lung disease and cancer. Trinity Mother Francis Hospitals and Clinics include multiple state-of-the-art care facilities with more than 280 physicians and mid level providers. The Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital provides cardiac care on par with some of the finest heart hospitals in the U.S. Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, ranked #1 in Texas for spine surgery, specializes in treatment of spine and joints using the very latest in technology and procedures to help ease the healing process and speed recovery.
Location & Transportation
Located 90 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport (famous for their Mississippi River gambling boats), Tyler's toll road connects to the I-20 corridor so you can quickly reach these destinations. The local and uber-friendly Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, with no-wait security lines where you can leave your car curbside while checking into flights that connect you everywhere, has daily commercial jet service to Dallas (23 minutes) and Houston (44 minutes). Its runways can accommodate most private aircraft and provides full service to private aircraft.