Located just 30 miles northeast of Dallas, Wylie is an ideal suburb offering opportunities and activities for art, outdoor and sport enthusiasts. Wylie was first settled as a stop on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and was incorporated in 1887. Although the community remained very small for decades, it was ranked eighth in the country for growth between 2000 and 2006 by Forbes. The city hosts several annual events celebrating its history and small-town feel, including the Wylie Arts Festival and Tree Lighting in December, Boo on Ballard in October and The Taste of Wylie.
Wylie offers residents 25 parks and over 650 acres of parkland for recreational activities. Adults, children and seniors enjoy sports leagues, summer programs, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, fields, courts and a community center. Additionally, Wylie lies less than five miles from two lakes, Lake Lavon and Corder Lake. Collin Park, East Fork Park and Avalon Park all offer access to the lake are mere minutes from downtown Wylie. Some other parks to visit are Wylie Community Park and Pirate Field.
Houses for rent in Wylie are available in a variety of active neighborhoods. Woodbridge is a golf and swim community with trails, parks and recreational activities and offers ideal Wylie rental homes. If you're looking for homes for rent in Wylie close to downtown, consider houses off of Park Boulevard or East Butler Street. Some other neighborhoods with Wylie rental houses include McCreary Estates and Sterling Chase.