Tyler, Texas 

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Wouldn't Want to Live Anywhere Else - 6/16/2021
I have lived in Tyler over 20 years, and in the immediate area for most of my life. I would say that overall, Tyler is a good place to live. As many have said in other reviews, there are very few cultural activities, and not much to do entertainment-wise. However, it is only a two hour drive to Dallas where you can get all of that that your heart desires. Tyler's roads are not capable of handling the increases in population, i.e. driving in Tyler sucks! However, I would rather battle the traffic here than in a larger city. The schools are probably pretty much average--not the best, not the worst. My daughter graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and went on to get a PhD from The Ohio State University, so obviously she was able to learn something... There is a very strong Christian influence in Tyler. That is good and bad, depending on your own personal preferences. When I was fresh out of college, I had hopes of moving to a big city. I am ever grateful now that my life's Read More

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Lots of thugs and fake Christians - 11/29/2020
I’m not particularly fond of this town. The women are all rude drug addict trash that hang around thugs. People on Broadway are rude scumbags that think they are better than everyone else plus god awful traffic. The Walmart on Troup Hwy people try to run into you inside the store and don’t have the manners or decency to say “sorry excuse me.” Lots of rude spoiled millennial college kids that act like they were born with a silver spoon it kinda reminds me of Austin. Saving up so I can move to a much nicer state that has nice down to earth people! Oh by the way the people here will go to church acting like they love the Lord but once church service is over they go back to their rude nasty stuck up Read More

Tyler is great stay OUT of LONGVIEW - 8/14/2020
I've lived here for the past 2 years and it is a great place to raise kids. The neighborhoods are quite and people are friendly. During this pandemic people have been cordial and overwhelmingly genuine. The city itself is growing fast as UTTYLER and its health facilities are among the best in Texas. Love Tyler , its culture and atmosphere. Read More

Not a nice place - 7/16/2020
ALL the women in Tyler are on drugs looking for a handout. They get their drugs from all the thugs in town. This town is not my cup of Read More

Tyler is literally a trash can full of feces. - 2/17/2020
My family moved to Tyler when I was four and I lived through the pain of growing up there until I moved at age 22. I won’t be back...

Crime: Tyler, Texas has a serious crime problem. In the ideal city, most areas are nice and there are only a few “sketchy” neighborhoods here and there. The entire city of Tyler is ghetto. The north side is the worst, with the east and west not far behind. The south side is the “nice” side of town, but even the south side it garbage compared to most cities. The biggest problem in Tyler, as far as crime, is drugs, and the problem is MASSIVE. For example, I was in sixth grade the first time I saw methamphetamine. I was literally 12. It’s bad. Tyler is a terrible place to raise children.

Job market: The job market is absolutely dreadful unless you work in the medical field. If you want to make $15/hour your entire life like most of the people who live here, maybe Tyler is a good place for you. I believe I read that the Read More

Just OK is right! - 5/20/2018
I am from a military family and served my time in the service as well. I have lived in many different places and travelled to hundreds more throughout the USA and overseas. I’ve experienced many different climates and cultures.

Tyler has a lot of things going for it but unfortunately it has a few problems which for me are insurmountable and cause me to look forward to relocation.

The pros:
Low cost of living, cheap housing, and low crime rate.
Awesome medical facilities
Awesome hunting and fishing
Very much a family friendly atmosphere and decent schools
Generally friendly people but very cliquish
Nice Fall and comfortable Winters
Easy to get around, minimal traffic
Very green and pretty. Wild flowers are amazing in the Spring!
Good fried catfish, chicken fried steak and BBQ

The Cons:
Very Humid and BUGGY all year round
Very Humid AND HOT in the Summer - Like a sauna!
Poor Read More

Tyler A Rare Gem of a City - 10/21/2017
I moved to Tyler a couple years ago from California and I love this rare gem of a city. It is a great place to live—especially if like me, you're burned out on overcrowded, expensive, high stress urban megacities. I promise I'm not with Tyler Chamber of Commerce! High quality of life is here in a beautiful, manicured, green city close to nature that is secure with low crime. Old growth trees shade a broad grid crisscrossed with creeks, green spaces, groomed parks, trails and byways. Tyler has a very low cost of living, low taxes, well maintained infrastructure, populated by friendly, diverse people. It has grown 34% since 2000, with a population of 103,000 in a sprawling piney woods metro area of 203,000. Tyler is in the urban Goldilocks Zone, big enough to have everything you need, small enough to be pleasant.
Culture: It is young and new mixed in an easy blend with old and traditional. You'll see way more tattoos and skinny jeans now than cowboy boots and pickups. Read More

Retiring in Tyler - 12/27/2015
Pros: Awesome public library, pretty city, good gardening soil, friendly people, lovely historic homes, good medical facilities, good selection of stores and educational opportunities, good church selection.

Cons: Bad traffic; If you buy a house in Tyler be prepared to wait a LONG time to sell it, scary weather, City officials aren't easy to work with. Young neighbor who worked as an EKG technician said employers wouldn't hire her for more than 30 hrs/week so she moved to Dallas.

I moved from Austin, TX to Tyler to retire in February, 2015. I wanted to live in a smaller city with less traffic, lower taxes, and less overcrowding.

I didn't realize just how bad Tyler traffic was (Loop 323 & Broadway for example). Even people who have lived in Tyler a long time concede the traffic is bad.

I decided after living for only a week in Tyler that I'd made a mistake. I never unpacked. I found a house in a smaller town an hour away, put Read More

Tea Party Hell - 7/4/2015
I came to Tyler because I was desperate to get out of the city in Dallas. I was attracted because it was a smaller town back in 2000 but it had UT at Tyler and other higher education. I was happy at first but it started growing fast and they love to tear down what made it unique..the pine trees of the Big Piney Woods. Also it was extremely conservative but I thought I could adjust. It has become the bastion of Tea Party hell. With extreme Baptist insider culture I just can't take this place anymore. I'm looking to move. Read More

Great town! - 5/13/2015
"An Acquired Taste" - Drivel. Tyler is a wonderful town with some really great people, from all walks of life. Every barrel has some bad apples; I for one have never heard a racial slur used in public. I've lived here since '01 and it's the best town I have ever resided in (including Houston and Los Angeles). Great Read More

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