Tyler, TX Real Estate and Community Information

Tyler is a charming Texas city that is located about 100 miles southeast of Dallas in Smith County. This convenient location offers immediate access to several regional transportation routes including U.S. Highways 69 and 271 and State highways 14, 31, 64, 110 and 155. This location also offers homebuyers who contact Debbie Sample access to many of the Metroplex's most popular attractions.

Homes for Sale We Offer in Tyler

Most of the Tyler homes for sale that we offer are single-family homes for sale that have been constructed during the last 30 years. Many of these homes feature customized floor plans that offer large living rooms, modern garages, galley-style kitchens, cozy bedrooms and beautiful dens. Many of these homes are located in popular Tyler planned communities such as The Crossing and Oak Hills.

Other Tyler homes for sale that appear in our listings include homes that were constructed during the middle of the 20th century. These homes typically have floor plans that are suitable for families and young couples who are starting to establish their careers. Many of these homes also offer ample space for gardens that is fun to customize.

Brief History

Tyler's history can be traced back to 1847 when Edgar Pollett sold a parcel of land to that was used to construct Tyler's original buildings. Some of this land was used to establish a branch of the Houston and Great Northern Railroad's commercial railroad route during the 1870s. cattle

Many people from the Old South settled this area during the 1850s and 1860s. They established prosperous cotton farms and plantations that quickly established Tyler as one of East Texas's largest commercial centers. Some of these farms and plantations were later converted into prosperous peach orchards and cattle ranches during the late 19th century.

Tyler's growth was fueled during the early 20th century by a rose industry that still plays an important role in Tyler's economy. Its role in Tyler's history is celebrated each year during the Texas Rose Festival.

Tyler remained a small agricultural community until oil was discovered near Tyler in the 1930s. This discovery fueled the development of several clothing, food, fertilizer and furniture industries during the rest of the 20th century that provide much of Tyler's modern economic stability.

Tyler is now a modern Texas city that offers homebuyers safe neighborhoods, fantastic schools and reasonable living costs. These benefits should continue to make Tyler a great place to live in the years to come.

Tyler's Public Transportation Services at a Glance

Bus Service The Tyler Transit Department offers five bus routes that provide direct service to Tyler's most popular attractions. Popular stops include the Goodman Museum, Broadway Square Mall, the Tyler Public Library's main branch, the University of Texas at Tyler's main campus and the Tyler Transit Depot. For current schedule information, please call 903-533-8057.

Nearby Airport
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport offers flights that travel to more than 40 regional and national destinations. It also offers many modern amenities that can help you take the stress out of traveling. For current flight information, please click here.

Tyler's Public and Private Schools

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The Tyler Independent School District operates more than 30 schools that offer children challenging class work and fun extracurricular activities.

Some of the schools that have earned the highest ratings include:
  • Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School.
  • Moore Magnet School.
  • The University of Texas at Tyler's Innovation Academy.
  • Cumberland Charter Academy.

Moreover, many parents send their children to these Tyler private schools:
  • All Saints Episcopal School.
  • Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School.
  • Tyler Christian Heritage School.
  • East Texas Christian Academy.

Nearby Colleges and Universities
Most Tyler homes for sale are located near several fine colleges and universities that offer many high-quality certificate and degree programs. Some of these Tyler colleges and universities include:
  • Tyler Junior College.
  • The University of Texas at Tyler.
  • Texas College.

Nearby Tyler Recreational Facilities and Activities

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department operates more than 25 parks that are located near many high-value Tyler homes for sale. Most of these parks offer access to picnic areas, hiking trails, rose gardens, swimming pools and other outdoor amenities that offer many fun ways to spend time outside.

Moreover, Tyler's parks also offer access to more than 100 fun recreational activities that offer a great way to learn about healthy lifestyle choices and fun hobbies. Some of my clients' favorite recreational activities include tennis lessons, gardening classes, fly fishing lessons, cooking classes and softball tournaments. For current information about these activities, please call 903-531-1377.

Many Tyler residents also enjoy visiting Purtis Creek State Park and Tyler State Park. These Texas state parks offer access to some of the country's finest boating, biking fishing, hiking and camping opportunities. They also nature lovers access to many popular birdwatching areas that are fun to explore with your family.


Tyler is home to many fun attractions that offer a fascinating way to learn about East Texas's history and natural surroundings. Some of my clients' favorite Tyler-area attractions include Blueberry Hill Farms, Caldwell Zoo, Camp Ford Historical Park and the Cotton Belt Museum.


Tyler is home to many interesting events that offer families fun ways to spend time together. Homebuyers who contact Debbie Sample will especially enjoy attending the Azelia and Spring Flower Festival, the Red Dirt BBQ Festival, the East Texas State Fair and the Rose City Christmas Festival. For information about other Tyler events, please visit this event website that is maintained by the Tyler Chamber of Commerce.
Debbie Sample
Debbie Sample
Real Estate Agent
6761 Old Jacksonville HWY Tyler TX 75703