Tyler Texas Online Newcomers Guide for Tyler Texas

Tyler Texas Newcomers Guide

Tyler Texas and Smith County Maps

Included on this site are several maps of the Tyler, Texas metropolitan area, from sources such as Google, Smith County, the Smith County Appraisal District SCAD, and the University of Texas at Austin. more

Vital Statistics
Tyler Texas Vital Statistics and Population

According to the Federal 2020 Census, the population of Tyler is 105,995, and the population of Smith County is 233,479. View our special section on Tyler vital statistics such as elevation, population, zip codes, area code, and climate. more

Getting Around
Getting Around in Tyler Texas

Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with inner Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. more

Tyler and Smith County Texas Government

Situated in the growing East Texas region, Tyler is the seat of Smith County. The City of Tyler operates using the Mayor-Council-Manager form of local government. more

Jobs & Business
Tyler jobs, employment, business and economy

Even in difficult economic times, Tyler's diverse economy remains robust with its base in the manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, education, rose, nursery, and health care industries. more

Arts & Culture
Tyler arts scene and cultural activities

Tyler's lifestyle has the characteristics, feel, benefits and safety of a small town, but also has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the advantages of a variety of arts and cultural activities. more

Things to Do
Tyler Texas tourism and things to see and do

From azaleas to zoos, Tyler features a variety of things to do for the entire family! Tyler has attractions to visit year-round plus events such as the Tyler Azalea Trail and the Texas Rose Festival. more

Tyler Texas education, schools and colleges

A highly-rated series of public and private schools offer a variety of educational options in the Tyler area. Three institutions of higher education provide education to thousands. more


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Hotels & Lodging
Tyler hotels, motels, B&Bs, RV resorts and other lodging

Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, B&Bs, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. more

Restaurants, cafes and other dining venues in Tyler, Texas

Dining in Tyler is a pleasure, with a wide spectrum of cuisine choinces and restaurants, cafes, and grills, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants. more

Shopping malls, shopping centers and retail stores in Tyler Texas

Tyler is the largest retail center in East Texas, and the largest between Dallas and Shreveport. Most retail shops and the Tyler mall are located along South Broadway Avenue - great shopping in Tyler! more

Tyler Area Lakes
Lakes in the Tyler area, including Lake Tyler, Lake Palestine and Bellwood Lake

East Texas is blessed with an abundance of lakes, including Lake Palestine, Lake Tyler and East Lake Tyler in the immediate area, and other lakes like Toledo Bend Reservoir in easy driving distance. more

Downtown Tyler
Downtown Tyler Texas: things to do, map, dining and history

Downtown Tyler features numerous historical structures, government buildings and a reviving business district and nightlife. The Tyler Visitor’s Center is located in the Plaza Tower in the heart of Downtown Tyler at 110 N. College Avenue, Suite 105. more

Museum Scene
Tyler Texas Museums

Tyler offers a variety of arts and cultural venues including the Museum of Art, Rose Museum, Goodman-LeGrand Home, the Depot Museum, an active aviation museum and others. more

Tyler Real Estate
Real estate options in Tyler and surrounding communities, including ranches, lake-front sites, condos and subdivisions

Home building and real estate options in Tyler span a wide spectrum, and include residential subdivisions, golfing communities, lake-front sites, condominiums, townhouses, gated communities, ranches, and country living. more

The history of Tyler Texas and Smith County

Named for President John Tyler, the city was established on April 11, 1846 by the Texas Legislature, and designated it the seat of Smith County. A site was selected for the new town at the center of the county. more



Map of Tyler and surrounding communities including Chandler, Brownsboro, New Chapel Hill, Lindale, Whitehouse, Gresham, Flint, Noonday, Arp, Troup, and Bullard
Map of Cities, Towns and Counties Near Tyler Texas and Smith County


Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler (UTT)
The home of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra,
the Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Information for newcomers to Tyler Texas
Tyler Infographic
Located between Dallas, Houston and Austin

Downtown Tyler Texas skyline
Downtown Tyler Texas skyline


Tyler Rose Garden

Grounds of the Municipal Rose Garden, Tyler, Texas


Brick Streets National Historic District

Established 2004

Brick Streets National Historic District, Tyler, Texas Tyler Red Brick Streets

Tyler Texas Area Government Agencies

City of Tyler
Smith County
Smith County Appraisal District (SCAD)
Smith County Elections & Voter Info
Smith County Emergency Services District
Smith County Jury Duty
Smith County Vehicle Registration

Official Toll 49 website
North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NETRMA)
TxTag website
TxDOT Tyler District
TxDOT Statewide Road Conditions
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Tyler Transit


City of Tyler Police Department
Smith County Sheriff
Texas DPS: Highway Patrol

Texas DPS: Drivers License
Texas Vehicle Registration

Education in Tyler Texas

University of Texas at Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler Online Program Portal
Texas College
Tyler Junior College

Tyler Area Christian Home Educators (TACHE)

Diocese of Tyler Catholic Schools

Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School
St. Gregory Catholic School
All Saints Episcopal School

East Texas Christian Academy
Grace Community School
UT Tyler Innovation Academy
Cumberland Academy
Oak Hills Montessori School
The Brook Hill School


Tyler ISD
Whitehouse ISD
Chapel Hill ISD
Brownsboro ISD
Bullard ISD

The Tyler Medical Community

UT Health East Texas

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

UT Health Science Center at Tyler


Liberty Utilities
CenterPoint Energy (Natural Gas)
City of Tyler Water Department
City of Tyler Garbage & Recycling Collection
Live Oak Waste - Garbage Collection
Optimum (Internet)

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