East Texas Community+

Natural beauty, diversity and more.

East Texas is a beautiful region in terms of nature and people. Whether you’re a foodie, the outdoors type, or enjoy performing arts, you’ll find plenty to love and many ways to get involved and make Tyler home.



Discover all Tyler and Longview has to offer.

Tyler is East Texas’ largest city and its retail, entertainment, education and healthcare hub. The city of 107,000 is known as America’s Rose Capital, and there’s plenty of history and culture to explore relative to that, including the annual Texas Rose Festival and the Tyler Rose Garden. But, there are also great restaurants, hike and bike trails, museums, award-winning hospitals and schools, Tyler State Park, and the University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center—home to the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and host to concerts, plays, lectures and other special events throughout the year.

Livability Tyler, TX

Restaurants & Entertainment

No matter how you like to unwind, Tyler will deliver. Our restaurant scene is vibrant and diverse, and includes cuisine from all over the world. Of course, if you prefer American comfort fare, we’ve got that, too. You’ll find chic wine bars, local breweries, and friendly watering holes, many offering live music. And if you seek culture, there’s plenty to be found at our performing arts centers and museums.


  • The Grove Kitchen & Gardens
  • Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
  • True Vine Brewing Company
  • Keipersol Winery

Performing Arts

  • University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center
  • Tyler Civic Theatre
  • Liberty Hall
  • The Belcher Center

Museums & Galleries

  • Gallery Main Street
  • Tyler Museum of Art
  • Gregg County Historical Museum
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Our area hospitals and healthcare facilities are nationally recognized for clinical achievement and patient care quality. And, like us, our doctors and other medical professionals choose to live and work in Tyler for its quality of life, and are dedicated to their professions and their community.

  • UT Health
  • Christus Trinity Mother Frances
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (Home to a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center.)
  • Texas Spine and Joint Hospital
  • Longview Regional
Neighborhoods & Schools

Whether you prefer the country or the city, the Tyler area has a variety of neighborhoods and housing types, from beautiful Lake Tyler to master-planned communities to the stately Azalea District. And, no matter where you decide to call home, there are exemplary private and public schools, as well as early education opportunities for your family.

Public School Districs

  • Tyler ISD
  • Bullard ISD
  • Whitehouse ISD
  • Chapel Hill ISD
  • Lindale ISD
  • Spring Hill ISD
  • Pine Tree ISD
  • Longview ISD

Private Schools

  • All Saints Episcopal School
  • Grace Community School
  • The Brook Hill School
  • Bishop Thomas K Gorman Catholic School
  • St. Gregory Cathedral School
  • Oak Hill Montessori School
  • Trinity School of Texas

Charter Schools

  • Cumberland Academy
  • UT Tyler Innovation Academy
Churches & Community

Tyler makes it easy to get involved and get to know others. If giving back is important to you, you’ll find no shortage of community organizations—there’s sure to be one supporting a cause you care about. Tyler is also home to a thriving faith community with churches of all sizes and denominations. Tyler will feel like home in no time.

Family & Outdoor Activities

Tyler has plenty to keep families, couples and individuals active and enjoying the outdoors. A healthy and fitness-conscious community, Tyler is home to several running races and fitness events throughout the year like the Fresh 15k and the Tyler Rose Marathon and Half Marathon. There are hike and bike trails and numerous parks with disc golf courses and splash pads, and of course, we have no shortage of golf courses. Bergfeld Park, in the heart of Tyler, hosts movies in the park, art festivals, concerts, plays and more throughout the year.

Parks and Trails

  • Bullard Kid’s Park
  • Bergfeld Park
  • Lake Tyler
  • Lindsey Park
  • Rose Rudman Trail
  • Faulkner Park Trail
  • Tyler State Park

Golf Courses

  • Hollytree
  • Willowbrook
  • The Cascades
  • Garden Valley

Children’s Museums

  • Discovery Science Place
  • Longview World of Wonders

“Tyler is a growing community that has a lot to offer, and the firm’s experience and reputation has established us as the best in East Texas.”

— Kevan Kirksey, CPA