About Tyler Texas

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Tyler, situated about half-way between Dallas and Shreveport, is the largest retail, medical, and business center in East Texas. The city features rolling hills, and has an elevation of about 545 feet.

It is also the Rose Capital of America and the location of the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden. Featured below are highlights of Tyler, and a few of the many popular features on our website for residents and visitors alike.

Tyler Tourism and Things to Do

From azaleas to zoos, Tyler features a variety of things to do for the entire family! Tyler has attractions to visit year-round plus events such as the Tyler Azalea Trail and the Texas Rose Festival. more

Tyler tourism, things to do, zoos, planetarium, museums

Dining and Restaurants

Dining in Tyler is a pleasure, with a wide spectrum of cuisine choices and restaurants, cafes, and grills, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants. more

Tyler dining, restaurants, cafes, grills, restaurant listings, restaurant reviews, map of restaurants

Shopping in Tyler

Tyler is the largest retail center in East Texas, and the largest between Dallas and Shreveport. Most retail shops and the Tyler mall are located along South Broadway Avenue - great shopping in Tyler! more

Tyler shopping, shopping centers, map of shopping areas on South Broadway Avenue

Tyler Jobs, Business, & Economy

Even in difficult economic times, Tyler's diverse economy remains robust with its base in the manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, education, rose growing, and health care industries. more

Tyler jobs, job market, business and economy

Tyler Texas Oil & Gas Industry

The East Texas area supports a large number of oilfield jobs and energy careers in the petrochemical, natural gas, drilling and refining business sectors. more

East Texas oil and gas industry, job marketplace, business sectors, oil field employment

Tyler Texas Vital Statistics

The Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization estimates the population of Tyler in March of 2018 at 105,719. Details at the website of the City of Tyler. View our special section on Tyler vital statistics such as elevation, coordinates, population, zip codes, area code, and climate. more

Tyler vital statistics, population, elevation, climate and more

Maps of Tyler

Included on this site are several maps of the Tyler, Texas metropolitan area, from sources such as Google, Smith County, the Smith County Appraisal District SCAD, and the University of Texas at Austin. more

Maps of Tyler and East Texas counties

Tyler Texas Government

Situated in the growing East Texas region, Tyler is the seat of Smith County. The City of Tyler operates using the Mayor-Council-Manager form of local government. more

The City of Tyler, and Smith County Texas governments

Lakes in the Tyler Texas Area

East Texas is blessed with an abundance of lakes, including Lake Palestine, Lake Tyler and East Lake Tyler in the immediate area, and others like Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Fork close by. more

Lakes in Tyler and East Texas

Transportation Infrastructure

Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with inner Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. more

Tyler transportation infrastructure, Toll Loop 49, public transit system

Tyler Pounds Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (airport code TYR) is a state-of-the-art airport providing jet service to cities worldwide via connections in Dallas DFW and Houston Intercontinental Airport. more

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, location, airlines, flight status, rental cars, airport parking

Arts and Culture Scene in Tyler

Tyler's lifestyle has the characteristics, feel, benefits and safety of a small town, but also has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the advantages of a variety of arts and cultural activities. more

Arts, culture, museums, symphony orchestra, Broadway plays

Hotels and Motels

Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, B&Bs, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. more

Tyler hotels, motels, inns, suites, B&Bs, RV parks, hotel listings, hotel reviews, hotel maps

Photo Albums

Pictures tell a thousand words! On this site we feature dozens of photos taken in and around Tyler. Don't miss our gallery of downtown photos, Rose Garden, East Texas birds, butterflies and area towns. more

Tyler photo albums: downtown, Rose Garden, butterflies, hummingbirds, area towns

Schools and Universities in Tyler

A highly-rated series of public and private schools offer a variety of educational options in the Tyler area. Three institutions of higher education provide education to thousands. more

Tyler schools, colleges and universities including Tyler Junior College and UT-Tyler


Named for President John Tyler, the city was established on April 11, 1846 by the Texas Legislature, and designated it the seat of Smith County. A site was selected for the new town at the center of the county. more

History of  Tyler Texas

Road Trips Around East Texas

In addition to Tyler, we feature sections on about 40 other East Texas communities, attractions, hotels and other regional information. From Athens to Edom, from Lindale to Rusk, enjoy your trip! more

Road trips off the beaten path in East Texas


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