Welcome to Wylie
Wylie, TX has been named one of the best places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine, and the best small city in America to raise a family by NerdWallet, and it’s easy to see why. Wylie is located 24 miles northwest of Dallas and has a population of approximately 45,000 people. People come here for healthy job growth, good public schools, and high quality of life.
Wylie is family-friendly and offers fun things to do all year round.
What to Love
- Community spirit
- Festivals and events
- Healthy economy
Wylie is a mid-size town teeming with community spirit. If you've always wanted to live in a place where neighbors look out for one another, and where there's always something happening, Wylie might be the spot for you.
The town earned the nickname "wide awake Wylie" for its lively downtown nightlife and community festivities. Historic downtown Wylie preserves historic 19th-century architecture while encouraging new business and economic growth.
Homes in Wylie come in a variety of styles and sizes. There are a number of luxury homes situated near the water like Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard. Real estate dollars go further in Wylie, so luxury waterfront housing is more accessible here than in other parts of the country.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Downtown Wylie offers a variety of small boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. There’s also Woodbridge Crossing where you can find a Target, T.J. Maxx, and chain restaurants like Rosa’s Cafe.
Landon Winery is a local favorite in Wylie for award-winning wine, charcuterie, and flatbreads. The winery also hosts events like live music, art classes, and more.
Bold BBQ Pit makes locally-loved traditional Texas barbeque. Donut Palace II creates custom donuts from scratch. Frankie’s Casa serves up delicious Mexican cuisine. And Ballard Street Cafe offers classic American comfort food.
Things to do in Wylie
One of the best things about Wylie is the sense of community, and this community always finds a reason to celebrate. In May, residents can attend Taste of Wylie in Olde City Park to sample food from dozens of local restaurants. That same month is the Downtown Merchants Association Pedal Car Race benefiting the Special Olympics.
In June, Wylie hosts Bluegrass on Ballard featuring numerous bluegrass bands, a classic car show, food, and children’s activities. In September, there’s the annual Chamber of Commerce Rodeo. Around Halloween, downtown Wylie transforms into a family-friendly Halloween wonderland for Boo on Ballard.
In November during the Week of Compassion, led by the Wylie Christian Care Center, Wylie citizens collect and donate items for those in need.
In December, there’s the Wylie Arts Festival where residents can shop small and buy holiday gifts from over 140 local craft vendors; there’s also a much-beloved Christmas parade and tree lighting.
Wylie is served by Wylie Independent School District. The Wylie ISD is highly rated; students regularly score higher than the national average on the SAT and ACT. The school district’s “Wylie Way” program emphasizes mentorship, future planning, and technology.