Located just a half hour from the hustle and bustle of Dallas, Wylie TX is a popular destination for people of all ages. Not only have home sales consistently been increasing in value over recent years, there are many family-friendly activities taking place throughout the city. Plus, Wylie has one of the lowest crime rates in the area, with low home and apartment prices that make it attractive to set up shop here.
If you commute into Dallas for work, save money and live in Wylie. There’s still plenty to do yet you’re far enough removed from the chaos and high rents of the city. Home to 50,000, this northeastern suburb of Dallas is centrally located between nearby Lavon Lake and Lake Ray Hubbard.
Here are some reasons why people are moving to Wylie in great numbers.
The median income in Wylie, TX is $82,000 and the median home value is $158,000, which means it’s pretty affordable to live here compared with the rest of the nation. For example, the national median home value is $230,000.
Just 35 minutes outside Dallas, Wylie is considered one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. It was incorporated as a town in 1887, growing steadily over the years, especially during the Great Depression, unlike many rural Texas communities. In the 1940s, it was thriving, nicknamed “Wide Awake Wylie” for its late-night shopping and socializing.
That same community spirit still surrounds the town to this day, with lots of events going on, such as the annual JazzArts Fest, pedal-car races, bluegrass music festivals, rodeos and outdoor concerts.
Due to the town’s close proximity to Lavon and Ray Hubbard lakes, residents and visitors take advantage of the many hiking trails and fishing spots here, as well as opportunities for biking, camping, boating, and swimming.
Students in the Wylie School District score above the national and state averages on the SAT and ACT; its high school graduation rate is at 95 percent.
The crime rate in Wylie is well below the national average. In fact, it’s safer then nearly 70 percent of all U.S. cities.
Check out Ballard Avenue, Wylie’s “Main Street,” home to eclectic shops, such as Shoemaker & Hardt, with a wide variety of coffees and unique gifts; Rick’s Home Store for hand-crafted wood and leather merchandise, and Wylie Flower & Gifts, the oldest retail business in town. Don’t forget a trip to the historic Brown House, 301 N. Ballard for a throwback to a simpler time when people drove Model Ts or rode a horse to get where they needed to go.
A booming economy…low unemployment…and high job growth: these are just a few more reasons to choose Wylie as a great place to live.
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