Welcome to Tyler
A quiet, relaxed, and casual city best known for its beautiful roses
Centrally located in Northeast Texas, Tyler is best known for its roses. Thousands of rose bushes surround the town’s Municipal Rose Garden, and a Rose Museum explores the history of the city’s annual Texas Rose Festival.
This area is also a hub of restaurants and retail and is easily accessible to several major cities throughout the state. There are also attractions and adventures for the whole family, and many social events are scheduled annually.
What to Love
- The beauty of the city’s thousands of rose bushes
- Lots of restaurants and retail
- Attractions and adventures for the whole family
People & Lifestyle
Families choose Tyler for its quiet, calm, and natural beauty.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
A wide variety of dining options dominate Tyler. Local favorites include Javi’s
, offering a mix of tacos and Tex-Mex, and 1836 Texas Kitchen
, featuring a menu full of Texas-inspired entrees and dishes from different regions of the state. Plates include chicken fried steak, authentic enchiladas, gumbos, Latin street sandwiches, shrimp and grits, and fried green tomato salad.
Things to Do
Several private country clubs offer world-class golf experiences in Tyler. Hollytree Country Club
has been visited by golf legends like Greg Norman, Payne Stewart, and Lee Trevino. Cascades Country Club
offers a diverse menu of amenities and social events.
The East Texas State Fair
, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and responsible for $877,000 in scholarships since 1992, entertains residents for two weeks at the end of September.
The Red Dirt Festival
, one of the most premier and unique music and food experiences in Texas, takes place on the brick streets of the downtown square in Tyler every May. Offering food from more than 30 of the most celebrated barbecue restaurants in Texas, the event also features music—for nearly 12 hours!—on two stages.
Tyler is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Grace Community School, grades K-12
- Tyler School District, grades K-12
- Brook Hill School, grades Pre-K-1 for day school and 8-12 for boarding school, named the #1 Best Private School in East Texas