With it lush landscapes, flourishing housing market, and an award-winning school system, Wylie attracts both residents and businesses looking for a small-town environment that also has easy access to big city amenities.
Located in Collin County and just 24 miles from downtown Dallas, Wylie is easily accessible via Highway 78 and Highway 190 (President George Bush Turnpike). It’s also one of the fastest growing communities in the state with a staggering 23.8 percent population increase since 2010.
Wylie is making the transition from a bedroom to a more balanced community, combining quality residential living with a healthy business climate. Wylie’s indus- trial/business corridor, created through the Wylie Economic Development Coop- eration, is home to more than 800,000 square feet of facilities and an unemploy- ment rate of 5.5 percent. Wylie is one of only six Texas cities to receive an ISO 1 rating for its fire department and water delivery. Wylie also has one of the lowest crime rates in Collin County, and one of the lowest in Texas.
A school district with Recognized and Exemplary schools, plus plenty of outdoor amenities at nearby Lake Lavon have made Wylie a popular residential choice. The 38,000-acre Lake Lavon features several parks, picnic sites, boat ramps, beaches, and camping sites. The City has also preserved its historic downtown as a specialty and cultural area, which has attracted a variety of unique retail and eating establishments.