Quality of Life
Welcome to Tyler, Texas ~ a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family. Tyler is naturally beautiful, with a community working together to create a remarkable quality of life. Tyler's beauty can be experienced through scenic lakes and any of our parks that offer everything from fishing ponds, running trails, pools, and disc golf.
A must-see while visiting The Rose Capital of America is the renowned Tyler Rose Garden. The garden is one of the most extensive rose gardens in the United States. You need only a look around to understand why Tyler is "A Natural Beauty."
Tyler State Park offers more than 985 acres of adventure, including a 64 acre-lake prime for fishing and water recreation. Cyclists also enjoy Tyler State Park as a leg of Tyler's one-of-a-kind, four trail biking experience, the Four Pedals of the Rose.
Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival
The eighth annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Downtown Tyler, Texas, features live music and more than 25 of Texas's most celebrated barbecue joints. The Festival, which has sold out every year of existence, features three ticket levels (VIP, General Admission, Concert-Only) with three different gate times.
Art & Culture
The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center serves the university, Tyler area, and East Texas region as a major focal point for cultural arts. The UT Tyler Cowan Center presents various classic and contemporary professional touring events, from world-class performers and lecturers to Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and top-billed theatrical and dance productions.
Rose Capital of the World
Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Annual Texas Rose Festival
This world-famous Rose Garden features 14 acres, 35,000 rose bushes, and more than 500 varieties of roses. The Rose Garden is open from dawn until dark, seven days a week, and admission is free. Roses are at peak bloom twice a year: October and mid-to-late May.
Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Rich in heritage and tradition, the Festival offers enchanting ceremonial events amidst a backdrop of brilliant roses as vibrant and colorful as the community they represent. The Texas Rose Festival is held the third weekend of October every year.
One of the most attractive features of the Tyler area is the climate. Because of the consistently mild weather and abundant annual rainfall, Tyler is a gardener's paradise. Perennials, bulbs, fruits, and vegetables all grow abundantly as our pine trees. Spring flowers begin blooming in early March and continue throughout the Summer. High
Tyler State Park
At Tyler State Park, you can boat, fish, swim in the lake, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, camp, bird watch, and study nature. Whether you visit for an afternoon or a weekend, you will find plenty to do here. Explore the Pineywoods on more than 13 miles of trails.
Faulkner Park opened to the public on April 18, 2001. The park is named after Mr. Robert Faulkner, who donated land to develop the community park. In 2019, Faulkner Skate Park was added to the facility. The park features several picnic areas, restrooms, pavilions, baseball/softball fields, batting cages, playground, tennis facility, fishing pond, sprayground, nature trails, and skate park.
Bike Trails Lakes
Legacy Trail, officially opened in July 2019, is the newest trail to the City of Tyler. The 4.5-mile trail is 10-foot wide, concrete, and runs on the eastern and western sides of Old Jacksonville Highway. The trail is situated on the Old Cotton Belt train route, which was instrumental in the growth of East Texas.
Visit one of our Tyler lakes and indulge in relaxation or adventure.
Lake Palestine - Only 12 miles from Tyler, Lake Palestine offers plenty of room for fishing, boating, skiing, and much more!
Lake Tyler - Lake Tyler covers 4,500 acres and is a popular destination for boating, skiing, fishing, and camping! In addition, numerous homesites and waterfront lots make Lake Tyler a popular residential area.
More than 3,000 individual animals from over 200 species live at Caldwell zoo. Each habitat is custom-built to provide a safe and comfortable home for its occupants. Many of the species at the Caldwell Zoo are endangered or threatened in the wild. Giving these animals a safe environment while helping to maintain the genetic diversity of the species are two of the zoo's highest priorities.
Earl Campbell is a graduate from John Tyler High (Now known as Tyler High), former NFL #1 overall pick, 3x All-Pro, NFL MVP, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Earl is the namesake of SPORTyler's Earl Campell Tyler Rose Award and returns to Tyler annually for the award's presentation ceremony.
Born in Tyler, Patrick Mahomes II is a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, and NFL MVP. Through his "15 and Mahomies" foundation, Patrick remains heavily involved in supporting children in Tyler and Whitehouse.
COST OF LIVING
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Cost of living Tyler Indices Summary
Comparable City Comparisons
The following compares the cost-ofliving index for cities the size of Tyler in 2021:
Tyler, TX 92.3 Burlington, VT 111.5 Rio Rancho, NM 94.0 Hot Springs, AR 80.9 Lafayette, IN 78.6 Norman, OK 89.4
Pueblo, CO 85.2 St. George, UT 103.6
Large City Comparisons
The following compares the cost-ofliving index for other U.S. cities, regardless of size in 2021:
Tyler, TX 92.3 Chicago, IL 106.9 Denver, CO 128.7
Fort Lauderdale, FL 117.9 Reno, NV 116.2 New York (Manhattan), NY 258.3
San Francisco, CA 269.3 Washington, DC 152.1
Tyler's cost of living index through Quarter 3 of 2021 was 92.3 of 100 and has consistently been 90-96% of the national average for the past six years. Cost of living indexes measure the relative price levels for consumer goods and services compared against the national average. The national average is always 100. Indexes below 100 indicate lower prices (less expensive) than the national average.
The data above shows how many people identify themselves as each of the following races, which most Americans base on their family's national origin. With a diversity score of 92 out of 100, Tyler is much more diverse than other U.S. cities.
Headquartered in TylerSouthside Bank John Soules Foods Brookshire Grocery Company
Texas Workforce Commission data shows Tyler as the fastest-growing metro area in Texas with an 8.3 percent job growth in 2021. The Tyler MSA outpaced the United States, Texas, and all other Texas metros in the rate of job growth in 2021.
Trane Technologies was incorporated in 1913 and is based in Davidson, NC. The company manufactures and markets heating and air ventilation equipment. Trane’s Tyler facility, which opened in 1956 as an air conditioning plant, has since grown to become one of Tyler’s largest businesses and strongest community supporters. The Tyler facility is one of the single largest Trane facilities in the world.
Trane is investing $76.7 million to construct a new building, rebuild 4 assembly lines, and create 3 additional assembly lines. With this investment, Trane Technologies will have over 2,000 employees at capacity.
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport provides Tyler residents with hassle free access to the DFW area and airport. The airport is open seven days a week, offering:
30 minute flights to Dallas from 5:00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
One stop to 260+ global destinations
Access to American Airlines Oneworld Alliance
Business accomodations, charter capability, and flight training
General Avaition, from small aircraft to corporate jets and helicopters
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is only a 30 minute plane ride or 90 minute drive from Tyler, and provides Tyler residents with access to:
The second busiest airport in the United States
Service to 260+ destinations, including every major metro area in the United States Choices between 26 scheduled airlines
The ninth-largest international hub in the United States
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
is a non-profit regional health care provider based in Tyler, Texas that operates eight hospitals and 82 clinic locations in East Texas.
CHRISTUS Health has partnered with Texas Oncology in building an 85,000-square-foot center, featuring:
30,000 square-feet of clinic space for medical, radiation, and gynecologic oncology
7,500 square-foot advanced imaging center
10,000 square feet of surgical oncology support
UT Health System
The UT Health system brings access to a vast network of hospitals and clinics, regional trauma/emergency system, and much more.
UTHealth Tyler has recently partnered with MD Anderson, giving East Texans access to the #1 cancer treatment organization in the nation. Doctors in Tyler are now able to communicate and work with MD Anderson doctors in Houston to ensure East Texans recieve the most effective treatment possible.
UTHealth has partnered with the University of Texas at Tyler in opening the region's first medical school, scheduled to open in 2023.
Baylor Scott & White-Texas Spine & Joint
Baylor Scott & White's new $27 million state-ofthe-art Tyler facility uses 21-st century technology to provide the latest in non-invasive and surgical pain relief procedures.
Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital specializes in the treatment of spine and joints, as well as:
Back and Neck
Joint Replacement General Orthopedics Sports Medicine Outpatient Surgery
Tyler, Texas, is considered East Texas's advanced manufacturing, health care, educational, and retail center. We offer companies a quality, centrally located market location with many advantages of a major market. The economy is diverse, and the area provides abundant, low-cost labor, land, and buildings. Tyler is part of the Tyler MSA, which includes all of Smith County, Texas.
Tyler/Smith County is strategically positioned 90 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth, 90 miles west of Shreveport, LA, and less than 200 miles north of Houston. Both Shreveport and Houston have international shipping facilities.
Tyler has excellent interstate and U.S. Highway systems with I-20, U.S. 271, U.S. 69, and four major state highways (64, 31, 155, and 110) that provide efficient and economical transportation to all destinations.
Demand for housing in the Tyler area continues to rise as the population grows. Despite a continuing increase in the average home sale price, the cost of buying a home is still very affordable due to the low cost of living. The following data, tracked by the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors, shows the average home price and the number of homes sold for the past 10 years.