Welcome to Wylie, Texas
Wylie is one of fastest growing cities in Texas, located just 35 miles east of Dallas. Recent estimates show the population approximately 51,000, up from 15,132 in 2000.
Money Magazine named Wylie #20 Best Place to Live in the US in 2017.
With this tremendous growth, the city has attracted and developed retail and new subdivisions. The old downtown area has been revitalized with new shops and services.
Wylie Independent School District offers an outstanding academic program with a focus on character education. There are 14,500 students and serves Wylie plus the surrounding communities of Sachse, Murphy, Lucas, Lavon, and St. Paul.
The 20 campuses include one 6A and one 5A high school, one alternative high school, three junior highs, three intermediate and 11 elementary schools.
Lake Lavon, five miles north of town, was constructed to provide water for towns in four counties, and the offices of the
North Texas Municipal Water District Are in Wylie.
Parks, Recreation, Shopping in Wylie, Texas
Parks & Recreation
Wylie is host to over 20 parks and is known as the city between the lakes, Lavon and Ray Hubbard lakes, giving access enjoy the many hiking trails and fishing spots in the area, plus biking, camping, boating, and swimming.
Historic Downtown Wylie attracts residents and visitors with many shops, century-old buildings, and Olde City Park. such events as the annual JazzArts Fest, bluegrass festivals, the local rodeo, pedal-car races, and other outdoor concerts.