Wylie TX is number eight on the list of fastest growing cities in the nation. Recent estimates show the population approaching 39,000, up from 15,132 in 2000.
With this tremendous growth the city has attracted and developed retail to support the numerous new subdivisions and citizens. The old downtown area has been revitalized with new shops and services, while new convenience shopping centers line the primary streets in Wylie.
Wylie is known as the “City between the lakes” because both Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard are within easy reach of the city. Lake Lavon five miles north of town, was constructed to provide water for towns in four counties, and Wylie houses the offices of the North Texas Municipal Water District.
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Parks and Recreation: In addition to the nearby lakes, Wylie is host to over 20 parks, with the most well-known being Olde City Park, a focal point in downtown Wylie. The well-known Southfork Ranch, popularized by the TV show “Dallas” is located just northwest of Wylie in nearby Parker.
The annual Wylie Arts Festival in Olde City Park is a full day including the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, shop for fine art and handmade crafts, listen to the sounds of the season and enjoy festive foods.
Education: Wylie Independent School District earned 4½ out of 5 Stars on 2011 FAST Ratings, according the Texas Comptroller’s Office. The Comptroller’s Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) examines both academic progress and spending at all Texas school districts and campuses.
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Homes in a wide price range are available in planned communities that feature community pools, walking and jogging trails and other common areas. New construction as well as pre-owned homes offer a variety of options for families relocating to Wylie.