Tyler is America’s Rose Capital, home of the annual Texas Rose Festival and one of Livability.com’s Top 10 Gardens to Inspire. We are also proud to host a breathtaking Azalea & Spring Flower Trail each year when Spring rolls around.
Located 95 miles east of Dallas, Tyler is the advanced manufacturing, health-care and retail center of East Texas, as well as Texas’ first Certified Retirement City. The city has an impressive youth recreation program, ballet, symphony orchestras, art museums and is also home to several colleges.
In 1985, the international Adopt-a-Highway movement originated in Tyler when, after appeals by local Texas Department of Transportation officials, the local Civitan chapter adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 69.
As a regional educational and technology center, Tyler is the host for more than 20,000 higher education students, a College of Engineering, and a University Health Science Center, two regional, billion-dollar hospital systems, and a variety of technology startups.
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