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Old 07-19-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Tyler is not a hot bed for young singles, but what it does, it does great & that is offer an excellent environment to raise a family in & also offers plenty of options for retirement age folks. There are some very wealthy Dallasites who end up retiring in the Tyler area, I know a few of them personally.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Tyler is not a hot bed for young singles, but what it does, it does great & that is offer an excellent environment to raise a family in & also offers plenty of options for retirement age folks. There are some very wealthy Dallasites who end up retiring in the Tyler area, I know a few of them personally.
so that means, go to a big city first to hook up then come back to tyler when you start a family eh?
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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Cool what

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Old 03-28-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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I agree, Tyler is a dead town. I have no idea where singles meet or go in this town, other than church or shopping or Walmart.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Your sorta, kiddin' aren't you. Cllik's Troup and the Loop, Where's Rufus Sports Bar, South Broadway Wood Creek Shopping Center, Rick's on the Square Downtown, Cowboys, out Paluxy. Not not college type clubs, the main one did close, Electric Cowboys..

But way more off, on shopping in Tyler, many shops don't advertise much, but you do have to have a few bucks, concurrently building largest shopping "center" Cumberland Shoppes, South Broadway and Toll 49. By far the largest sales tax center in east Texas and growing, all the medical personnel, lawyers, engineers, and retirees have many $'s to spend.

Yeah, I don't party anymore, back in my day we seemed to have more than I'm aware of now, but I'll let someone else that currently parties respond. I think most people just go to Dallas.

Yet church is a good idea, not just for us near death, lol.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:44 PM
 
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you, guys, just don't know where to look. in my workplace, we just had a dearth of new employees, most of them fresh out of college, single, young (early to mid 20s) pretty too! and considering i work in healthcare, that means my single, available coworkers have some wealth on them to go around hehehe
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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Though I am not a single, I am interested in the apparent problem with the "night life scene' in Tyler. I definitely do not agree that Tyler is a "dead town", it definitely is not the ideal place for most young adults from the ages of about 18 to 27-30. Of course there are the outliers, but most young adults local to the area loved growing up in Tyler, but upon graduation from mostly Texas and SEC schools, are understandably not quite ready to settle down and start having kids. Thus the attraction, to bigger cities in Texas.
However, it clearly is not true that Tyler is a "dead town" and that there is nothing to do. You can't just have a metropolitan population of 260,000 and say there is "nothing to do". I do not reccomend any of the bars that Mark said except Rick's and possibly Cowboys if there is a concert, but would add Lago Del Peño, Juls, and Cork to the list. Lago, Ricks, Cork, and Juls all are owned by respected locals and have unique and very fun atmospheres. There are some (not enough) quality, fun nightlife establishments in Tyler, but the issue is that they are so spread out, along with the additional detriment of past, overly-restrictive transportation planning.
After being born and raised in Tyler and taking part in various civic events along with numerous other local young adults, I have come to figure out the problem is not that there are too few young people here, but instead there is not a centralized location for nightlife like almost any other city of this size. Nobody wants to have a few drinks with friends before they go out for the night, drive a minimum of 10 minutes wherever you go, drink more, then have to drive 10 minutes back, even after the night's prior activities. I happen to see getting a cab to places like Lago and Ricks as worth it, but many other young adults often times do not have the financial capability or desire to pay an additional $30, after already buying drinks.
Every quality bar in Tyler, or even any bar in general, is incredibly spread out. Most cities of this size have a street or "row" of nightlife where it is easy to walk back and forth between bars/clubs. What makes going to a centralized nightlife area much more enjoying, compared to the current night life situation in Tyler, is the fact that A.) you aren't confined to one location for the entire night B.) you are much more likely to run into other friends and meet new ones, and C.) less drunk driving sporadically across the area.
Without some form of a freeway system through current development, nightlife in Tyler is destined to stay confined, unless two things happen. The first would be if future development along Toll 49 ends up including potential bars and night clubs where transportation is much quicker. The second option, and in my opinion the more promising of the two, would be to create a centralized location, where walkibility alone would drastically improve chances of raising the bar, no pun intended. I feel that downtown Tyler would be an awesome place to do just that. With already established bars downtown, various vacancies on the square and a strip of vacancies south along Broadway (near Austin Bank Building), a predicted future upswing in young, residential population downtown, and would fit in perfectly with about half of the different Tyler 1st focuses. However, I feel that a major obstacle to that ever happening is whether Tyler's business and political leaders, many of which reside downtown, would have an issue with a possible uptick of bars/clubs in the area and nighttime traffic.
There definitely is a perception for people around their 20's in and from Tyler that shows a below average opinion on night life in Tyler. Most of us young adults love Tyler and the growth that is accompanying it, but are frustrated with the insuffient nightlife that halls keep young locals, along with further attracting new young talent to the steam. However, part, if not all of the problem can be blamed on city planning from many decades ago. The overwelming opinion of multiple locals I grew up with that are either living across the country, state, or part of town, have already and will continue to have the same opinion as mine. Well, at least until we have kids...
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:55 PM
 
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so funny at work today. my transplanted-from-north-dakota colleague commented, "where are the normal guys here?"
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