The city of Wylie is located in Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties. Accessible by Route 78, Wylie is adjacent to Murphy, Parker and Lucas. The community is approximately 40 minutes northeast of Dallas, and homes for rent in the area are in close proximity to Interstate 30. Wylie is also located near Lake Ray Hubbard and Lavon Lake, providing many opportunities for camping, fishing and water sports.
Historical Facts for Future Residents
The community was organized in the 1870s and was named Nickelville after its first store. When the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway was established in 1886, the city was incorporated and named Wylie, after Lt. Colonel William Wylie, a right-of-way agent for the railroad.
Wylie managed to continue growing through the Great Depression as a result of its dairy farming. The city provided dairy products to Dallas and was not affected as badly as other rural communities.
In the 1930s, the city was nicknamed "Wide awake Wylie" because citizens would gather at local businesses until late hours.
The 1990 television movie "A Killing in a Small Town" was based on the story of one of Wylie's residents.
Useful Resources for Renters
Renters can find news and announcement from the city on the official Wylie website. There is also contact information for the various city departments on the site.