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View Poll Results: Would you like to live here?
Yes, Tyler is beautiful city full of potential! 70 38.04%
No, its a boring retirement town full of old people & no nightlife. 83 45.11%
Maybe, I would have to see more of it... 34 18.48%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 184. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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He is from Terrell, Tx. Two different places.

Earl Cambell is from Tyler though. Try his hot link sausages sometime, they're good.
They most certainly are! The other night, grilling, I polished off one entire pack by myself. Those things are addicting.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Tyler is conservative; so what? I've lived her off and on for a Very long time. Tyler is not what I'd call "pretty." Colorado towns are pretty. It has a lot of glare and its hot and humid. In fact, people talk about going "to the store early before it gets too hot." Even sitting around a pool is uncomfortable. It is Not "close to Dallas." It is Not "close to the casinos of Shreveport."
If you do not spray around your house you will have big. black roaches. Inside. Do NOT consider apartments here; they ALL have big roaches. If you like snow, you probably won't have any in Tyler. It usually doesn't snow here but , when it does, it stays around about 2 days. Tyler is not as pretty as Little Rock. I lived near there for ten years. Tyler has snakes. Copperheads and coral snakes. Not just tiny ones . I lived 5 miles outside Tyler and a HUGE black snake fell off the roof and onto the PATIO where I was standing!! In another house, I lived near a pond and it had HUGE water moccasins in it. So now we live in Teaselville in the suburbs and I have seen one tiny snake. But I guess his PARENTS are big and hiding. Tyler does not cool off in the evenings like it does in Little Rock. I miss that. But the Medical establishment here is second to none and that's what we need right now. Great doctors.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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I personally think that Tyler is just a little bit nicer & prettier than Waco. However, I do like the fact its in the middle of Austin & Dallas, which is a huge plus. It also has Baylor University, which I like.

Tyler sits exactly 90 miles between both Dallas & Shreveport/Bossier City, La. So if you're into gambling & casinos, Louisiana is right next door.

Waco is prairie, Tyler is wooded. Similar cities, yet very different in other ways.

Tyler is WOODED?? Louisiana is "right next door??" Crazy. Anyone who thinks tyler is wooded is from the concrete jungle. Where we DO have trees, they're tall. We have tall pine trees. But not in the shopping areas.
Not any around the ugly MALL. Austin is even prettier than tyler but IT'S EVEN MORE HUMID THERE and the 5pm traffic in austin? Unbearable.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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that place looks good as hell. id live there
It is very expensive and it WILL HAVE ROACHES, REGARDLESS. A gorgeous elegant condo with roaches. No thanks.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Tyler is WOODED?? Louisiana is "right next door??" Crazy. Anyone who thinks tyler is wooded is from the concrete jungle. Where we DO have trees, they're tall. We have tall pine trees. But not in the shopping areas.
Not any around the ugly MALL. Austin is even prettier than tyler but IT'S EVEN MORE HUMID THERE and the 5pm traffic in austin? Unbearable.
Yes, Tyler is wooded. Its not The Woodlands, mind you, but its still wooded by Texas standards simply because its located smack dab in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Tyler has some of the most beautiful Fall & Spring time foliage in the entire state.

I suggest you get away from the mall & all of those other old 70's-80's apartment complexes. Did you know the mall just underwent another minor face lift recently? Lots of trees & shrubbery were planted.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Michigan BAY-BEH!!(Texan by birth, Michigander by choice!!)
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I voted yes on this post even though I wouldn't live in Tyler... but the no reason wasn't the reason that I wouldn't... I love Tyler for shopping, going to a decent restaraunt, the movies and things of that nature... but it's too big and too populous for me. I live in a town of about 1800 and LOVE IT! The amenities Tyler offers are much closer and DEFINITLY much preferable to me than Dallas.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I don't consider Tyler to be in the Piney Woods. My parents lived in Tyler for a time, so I'm familiar with it. I was then living in Beaumont, so I drove up through the Piney Woods to get to Tyler. The Piney Woods peter out before you get that far north. Maybe it could be said to be on the edge of the Piney Woods, but not "smack dab in the middle" of them. I also used to drive to Tyler from Fort Worth and coming from the DFW Metroplex there are NO Piney Woods on the west side of Tyler, I can tell you for sure. Tyler has some nice old neighborhoods with a good number of trees, azaleas, etc, but that doesn't make the place highly wooded. Even the older residential areas of Denton are wooded, but Denton is on the Prairie and I'd say that Tyler is at the junction of the North Texas Prairie and the East Texas woodlands to its south.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Down the road a bit
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I have an affinity for East Texas.......but there is some validity about the notion of the Pine Curtain.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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I don't consider Tyler to be in the Piney Woods. My parents lived in Tyler for a time, so I'm familiar with it. I was then living in Beaumont, so I drove up through the Piney Woods to get to Tyler. The Piney Woods peter out before you get that far north. Maybe it could be said to be on the edge of the Piney Woods, but not "smack dab in the middle" of them. I also used to drive to Tyler from Fort Worth and coming from the DFW Metroplex there are NO Piney Woods on the west side of Tyler, I can tell you for sure. Tyler has some nice old neighborhoods with a good number of trees, azaleas, etc, but that doesn't make the place highly wooded. Even the older residential areas of Denton are wooded, but Denton is on the Prairie and I'd say that Tyler is at the junction of the North Texas Prairie and the East Texas woodlands to its south.
Although you're right that Tyler is at the junction of the North Texas Prairie and the East Texas Piney Woods, I would have to disagree with this in its entirety...the piney woods actually extend well into Lindale and points north and west. Now is Tyler in the "Big Thicket" so to speak? Of course not, but it is in the Piney woods for the most part.

Also, the part about there not being any piney woods on the west side of Tyler is just a flat out lie. Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things but you can drive 31 West or 155 West all the way to Chandler, Brownsboro, or Noonday and still find piney woods. Ive done it...Ill take pictures the next time Im out that way..
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Those are little state roads and I've not driven them. The main highway from Dallas certainly doesn't have much in the way of woods surrounding it. When I think Piney Woods I think Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Jasper, Woodville, even Longview and Palestine but not Tyler. There's wooded areas up towards Texarkana as well, but they seem discontinuous with the contiguous Piney Woods farther south in East Texas. But I've not done a systematic survey of the matter -- just my driving experiences in East TX. Tyler just doesn't seem that wooded to me.
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