Home to more than 40,000 people, the city of Wylie, Texas, is a great place to call home. This vibrant town is located just 30 miles outside of Dallas and boasts a beautiful lakefront location, low population density and a quintessential Texan way of life. Wylie's median age is just 31.7 years, which is about 9 years younger than the state average. Although it is an affordable place to live, Wylie boasts a median household income that is $20,000 greater than the Texas average. Wylie has recently been discovered by the masses. According to City-Data, this booming city's population nearly tripled between 2000 and 2010. Those searching for Wylie apartments for rent will be happy to discover this suburban Texas gem.
Incorporated in 1887, Wylie has grown and evolved throughout the past 120-plus years. Between 1930 and 1950, Wylie was known as the "Onion Capital of the World" because of its famous agricultural crop. During the late 1940s and early '50s, the city's nickname changed to "Wide Awake Wylie" because of its fun social scene and the notorious tendency of its residents to party until all hours.
In recent years, the city of Wylie has become known as a family-friendly, suburban town. More than one-third of all residents are younger than 18, making Wylie a fantastic choice for young families. Wylie's public schools, access to Dallas-Fort Worth amenities and desirable neighborhoods make it a top choice for people from all walks of life. Wylie is also relatively affordable, as its cost of living index is just 94, which is 6 percent less than the national average.
Wylie is known as "The City Between the Lakes," as it is positioned between the beautiful Lavon and Ray Hubbard lakes. Because of its ideal location, Wylie offers numerous camping, fishing, boating and wildlife-watching activities. Families will also love the city's extensive parks and recreation system. Avalon, Friendship, Founders, Pheasant Creek, Twin Lakes, Olde City and Lacon parks all offer various amenities and many family-friendly settings.
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