What to Know About Relocating to Wylie Texas
Once known for its bountiful onion crops, Wylie is experiencing consistent growth and development for a number of reasons.
This beloved Texas community is just northeast of Dallas. It is highly rated as a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, not only because of its proximity to commerce, airports, jobs and entertainment, but also because of its excellent schools which make it attractive for raising a family.
The median home value in Wylie is $227,700,(as of the publishing of this post) making it comparable to the national average. The median rent is $1,498 per month. Most residents in Wylie own their homes and just under a quarter rent their living space.
With home values near the national average, a perk of Wylie is that the average household income is well above the national average, coming in at $92,395 compared to the national average of $62,843.
Highly Rated Schools
Students in Wylie attend the following highly rated schools.
- Lovejoy High School, ranked #5 for best public high schools in Collin County,
- John Paul II High School, ranked #3 for best private high schools in Collin County,
- Willow Springs Middle School, ranked #35 for best public middle schools in Texas,
- Sloan Creek Intermediate School, ranked #40 for best public middle schools in Texas,
- Martha Hunt Elementary School, ranked #76 for best public elementary schools in Texas,
- Don Whitt Elementary School, ranked #11 for best public elementary schools in Dallas County.
Ratings are based on Niche data.
It is based on academics, teachers, clubs and activities, diversity, college preparation, and health and safety.
Population and Growth
The current population of Wylie is 51,585, which reflects a steady 3% growth each year over the last decade. However, in the decade before that, Wylie started as a small town of just over 15,000.
The land availability, inexpensive housing developments, and parks are a few reasons people are drawn to this family-friendly community.
- Pioneer Natural Resources: Oil and Gas
- City of Wylie: City Government
- Baylor Scott and White Health: Health Care
- Counseling Center of North Texas: Health Care
- Wylie Independent School District: Education
- North Texas Municipal Water District: Local Water District
- Walmart Supercenter: Grocery and Retail
Texas is known for its sunshine and warm summers and Wylie is no exception. June, July and August get extremely warm and humid with an average high in the mid 90's. Fall ushers in a drop of temperature, with temperatures reaching the high 80's in September, high 70's in October and high 60's in November. Winter cools off with temperatures reaching the 50's and 60's in December and January, then climbing back up to the 60's in February and March. April and May climb by about ten degrees a month, with average high temperatures in April being in the 70's and then the 80's in May.
Wylie is primarily a dry area, about two-thirds of the year. However, rainfall averages 40.5 inches a year with minimal amounts of snowfall, if any, during the winter months.
Nearby things to do
Whether moving to the area, or just passing through, Wylie has many local attractions to enjoy your stay.
- In Sync Exotics: A Wylie wildlife/big cat rescue educates guests about exotic animals, while also providing veterinary care and a safe habitat to its big cat occupants.
- Go Ape Zipline and Treetop Adventure: This Plano outdoor adventure destination features ziplining, axe throwing, and other treetop adventures.
- Dallas Skydive Center: Go skydiving from an aircraft with a drop zone in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Whether experienced or a rookie, DSC has you covered.
- Heard Natural Science Museum: This 289-acre nature preserve and museum is located in nearby McKinney, Texas.
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NTREIS data last updated November 29, 2022.