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Tyler Texas Pros and Cons

Are you thinking about moving to Texas but aren’t sure which area would suit you best? In this episode of Level Up, I’m going to give you the pros and the cons of living in Tyler, Texas. We’ll explore everything from the small-town feel to local travel options so you know exactly what to expect.

If you’re thinking of living in Tyler, we’re going to talk about the amazing things and the not-so-amazing things of living here. Before we get to the cons, we’ll start with the top three reasons people love living here. 

A Small-Town Feel

The very first and most popular reason is that Tyler is a good-sized town that retains its small-town feel. Additionally, it’s only an hour and a half to Dallas in the event that you need to get to the big city. Overall, Tyler just has a good feel. All the people are nice, and it’s just a great place to settle down and raise a family. 

People are here because they want to be here, not because they have to be here. I love the ownership people take in making this a better place to live. 

The Rose Garden

The second reason people love living in Tyler is that it’s known for its 14-acre garden, the largest in the United States. The garden contains more than 38,000 roses and walking paths lined with fountains and gazebos. 

For 87 years, the city has hosted the Texas Rose Festival, which happens the third weekend in October. Tyler is also home to the East Texas State Fair, a popular annual event for all residents. 

Outdoor Activities

The third reason people love Tyler is the variety of outdoor activities available, especially cycling and running events—like the Fresh 15K. Friends enjoy having access to the area lakes and surrounding communities. Tyler is also known for its amazing zoo that all of the family can enjoy. 

Tyler also has great food and drink options. Among them is Stanley’s Famous BBQ, one of the state’s best barbecue joints. You can also grab a drink at breweries like East Texas Brewing Company and True Vine Brewing Company, just to name a few. 

The Weather

Now that you know about a couple of pros of living here, I’m going to give you the lowdown on some of the cons. Not everything is perfect, so if you’re serious about moving here, you need to know this stuff. 

First up is Tyler’s weather. The summers are hot and oppressive, while the winters are short, cold, and wet. It’s also partly cloudy year-round. Throughout the year, temperatures typically vary between 38 degrees to 94 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely dipping below 26 or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Travel Options

The second thing many people hate is the local airport. If you hate higher-priced flights and delays as much as I do, you’re going to need to get used to it. However, here’s what I do. 

DFW is just 90 minutes away. It’s much easier to simply drop the 90 minutes when local flights don’t align with your travel plans or have you waiting in DFW for hours. It’s much easier to drive in many cases and besides, you’ll get better prices and more flight options.

Make Tyler Your Home

I hope that this video gave you some insight into Tyler, Texas. This city has amazing places to live, plenty of things to do, and the people are amazing. So if you’d like more information on living here, feel free to reach out and I’ll be happy to help.

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