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View Poll Results: Would you like to live here?
Yes, Tyler is beautiful city full of potential! 80 38.28%
No, its a boring retirement town full of old people & no nightlife. 94 44.98%
Maybe, I would have to see more of it... 39 18.66%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 209. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I think Waco holds it's own against Tyler as far as attractiveness. I think Tyler is a beautiful area, but some people exaggerate like hell about it. I much prefer the scenery of Austin.
Waco beautiful? I guess...if you prefer seeing a lot less trees. Waco is prairie just like North Texas.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Last time I checked Texas deregulated electricity years ago. You are free to choose who you want. Rates can vary from company to company & package to package. I don't think its just Tyler being so high. It all ends up going to Center Point anyways.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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I dont consider Waco to be on the prairie...it is well south of North Texas and central Texas tends to have more lush fertile land than North Texas. Im not saying that Waco is Lufkin or anything...but I dont consider it to be on the same parched, barren terrain that North Texas sits on.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I dont consider Waco to be on the prairie...it is well south of North Texas and central Texas tends to have more lush fertile land than North Texas. Im not saying that Waco is Lufkin or anything...but I dont consider it to be on the same parched, barren terrain that North Texas sits on.
Waco sits very much on a prairie. Central Texas doesn't begin till down near Temple. Waco has more in common with Dallas than Austin.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Waco beautiful? I guess...if you prefer seeing a lot less trees. Waco is prairie just like North Texas.
Yes, Waco is part of the Blackland Praires, but I must ask have you seen Waco??? The CITY is very pretty lush and quite scenic. Cameron Park, Lake Waco, Cascade Heights, and more. Waco is no slouch when it comes to attractiveness; it really is underrated.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Yes, Waco is part of the Blackland Praires, but I must ask have you seen Waco??? The CITY is very pretty lush and quite scenic. Cameron Park, Lake Waco, Cascade Heights, and more. Waco is no slouch when it comes to attractiveness; it really is underrated.
Of course I've seen Waco. My grandmother was born there. Her family owned an Italian market & has strong ties to the once thriving Italian & Norwegian community there. As a matter of fact, I think they were some of the very first Italians to settle in Waco.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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I consider Austin to sit moreso on the edge of the central/south texas transition zone. Although, I definitely agree that it identifies moreso with Dallas than Austin, Waco sits more solidly in central texas than it does in north texas...and more solidly in Central Texas than austin does imo
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Default Just moved here, actually

I can say that I have nothing but positive experiences living and working here.

If I could make 2 recommendations they would be:

1. BOOZE. The long drive to get any is just absurd and doesn't only serving alcohol in bars and restaurants INCREASE the likelihood of drunk driving?

2. More live music/entertainment options. Not everyone is interested in JUST country music.

If anyone here is from the Tyler area; I could definitely use some people to show me around.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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I didn't read all the comments but my answer is HELLLL NO.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I can say that I have nothing but positive experiences living and working here.

If I could make 2 recommendations they would be:

1. BOOZE. The long drive to get any is just absurd and doesn't only serving alcohol in bars and restaurants INCREASE the likelihood of drunk driving?

2. More live music/entertainment options. Not everyone is interested in JUST country music.

If anyone here is from the Tyler area; I could definitely use some people to show me around.
If you're into Jazz & Blues Rick's on The Square & Jake's Rooftop have live musicians on the weekend. I'm too old for Down Under Pub, Electric Cowboy, & Rufus. Downtown is more my scene now.
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