Real Estate and Community Information
Wylie, Texas is a small, friendly town full of friendly neighbors and southern charm. Here you will find the historic downtown to look like it did back in the past. Wylie's downtown buildings, shops and restaurants have been well-maintained and renovated over the years to ensure the small town charm and history stay intact. In 2014, the total population of the town was estimated at just over 44,000 residents. While you enjoy small town living in Wylie, you will also be only 20 miles from the bustling city of Dallas where you will find all types of entertainment and sporting events. In Wylie, you will find various small town attractions, as well as a state of the art recreation center. Wylie, Texas is also home to one of the top fire departments in the state, and a great parks and recreation department.
In-Sync Exotics is a one of a kind experience for everyone who visits. Young and the young at heart alike will enjoy all that this unique park has to offer. Here, you will be able to wonder at your own pace to view and admire all types of exotic cats. These are not your normal everyday house cats, they are tigers and leopards, cougars and lions; so while you cannot touch the kitties, you can watch them in their natural habitats, feeding and playing.
Parks and Recreation
The Wylie Parks and Recreation Department provides the ability for young and not so young, to become and stay active. The rec center provides activities for all ages as well as various exercise equipment, a 3 lane indoor track, volleyball courts and aerobics classes for everyone and every skill level. On-site childcare is available for the little ones ages 6 months to 6 years old. This rec center offers a get away of sorts for stay at home moms who would not normally be able to find the time to exercise.
In addition to the rec center, the parks and rec department is also charged with maintaining the city’s multiple parks and their amenities. While some parks offer playgrounds for younger kids others offer baseball and softball fields and then there are game fields that provide lighting and seating for spectators. There is also a cricket pitch park, disc Golf Park, nature trails and a skate park.
One thing that is different about Wylie Parks and Rec that is not found elsewhere is that the sports leagues are managed independently. Each league sets its own rules and has its own contact information. The information on the various leagues can be found by going to www.wylietexas.gov, the parks and rec website. Here, you will find a list of the different leagues and either contact information or the website for each league.
What would any small town be without yearly festivals? That is why Wylie offers many different opportunities for you to get to know your neighbors and enjoy all that Wylie has to offer you and your family. From Halloween festivities in downtown to yearly pedal car races, there is always some type of event going on. For a complete listing of the up and coming events, go to www.discoverwylie.com where you will find an interactive calendar showing past and up and coming events.
Wylie Fire Department
Wylie Texas is home to an elite fire department that has worked hard to maintain the city’s ISO-1 rating which keeps homeowners insurance rates low based on the ability for the fire department to respond to emergencies. Additionally, Wylie, along with other departments in the area, built a state of the art training facility where their firefighters train for real life situations. They have classrooms for teaching and then a building that can be used for live fire and rescue technique trainings. The fire department is also very active in the community, teaching area kids about fire safety at the local schools during the month of October which is fire safety month as well as offering the national night out, giving everyone in town tours of the equipment they use including the trucks and aircraft.
Here, you will enjoy a way of life, not just a place to settle down. It is the place where kids enjoy playing in the park and the schools provide quality education. While it may be a small town, there is nothing small about it; from the attractions to the parks, there is always something fun and exciting right around the corner. If you have been thinking about relocating to a place with that small town feel and is still close to the excitement of the city , then look no further than Wylie. Contact Dee Evans today via phone or email and she will find the perfect home for you.