County Offices
100 N. Broadway
Tyler 903-535-0630

Chamber of Commerce
315 North Broadway
Tyler 903-592-1661

Anchoring East Texas with the bustling community of Tyler, the region known as Smith County serves as a cultural, educational, healthcare, and commercial center. The county boasts the largest school district in northeastern Texas, rated 4A. Tyler Independent School District encompasses 193 square miles, maintaining 35 campus and auxiliary facilities to serve approximately 16,000 students. Providing educational alternatives are private and parochial school systems from preschool through 12th grade. Students of all ages have access to higher education opportunities close to home at Tyler Junior College, Texas College, and the five colleges that make up the University of Texas at Tyler. Everything from vocational and training programs to undergraduate and graduate degrees can be pursued at these institutions.

Quality healthcare is also available in Smith County in four Tyler hospitals that include a Level II trauma center and some of the region’s most advanced care. East Texas Medical Center, Trinity Mother Frances, the University of Texas Health Center, and At Home Healthcare are all located in the City of Tyler. The medical community also provides a wide spectrum of support services that encompass nursing agencies, in-home health services, medical equipment providers, volunteer health organizations, and support groups. Physicians in every major specialty are prepared to meet routine and advanced needs in modern offices that incorporate the latest technology.

Located between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana, Smith County is surrounded by 25 prime sporting lakes that offer exceptional opportunities for fishing and boating. Golf enthusiasts will find a number of fine clubs and courses, both private and public. Tyler State Park provides 985 acres of pristine woodland around a sparkling spring-fed lake for boating, swimming, picnicking, or camping. The not-for-profit organization, SPORTyler, actively promotes both amateur sports and public recreational activities in this region so rich in natural resources. Those who prefer spending their leisure time shopping will discover a cluster of antique shops in Tyler, although the First Monday Trade Days in nearby Canton never fail to draw enthusiastic crowds. Tyler Market Center is another popular event each month.

Attractions in Smith County are as diverse as they are attractive. The Caldwell Zoo, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Tyler Museum of Art, and Hudnall Planetarium are just a few of the highlights that delight residents and visitors alike. Culturally rich, the area is home to the Tyler Youth Orchestra, the Tyler Civic Ballet, and the Tyler Civic Theater. Tyler Children’s School of Performing Arts provides a wide variety of programming for children and adults throughout the season. Housing choices in Smith County enjoy a variety of settings, from tree-shaded neighborhoods to country manors and properties with generous acreage. Tyler is particularly beautiful throughout the four seasons, known for its brilliant blooms and attractive cityscape.

Lindale Area
City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

In addition to the City of Lindale, the surrounding area encompasses the smaller communities of Hide-A-Way Lake, Red Springs, Sand Flat, and Mount Sylvan. Residential, business, and commercial growth is on the upswing in the Lindale area, adding convenience and modern amenities to “good country living.” Ideally located at the intersection of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 69, the city offers quick and easy access to regional employment, healthcare, and higher education. Outstanding schools, lush parks, efficient city services, local shopping, and superb recreational opportunities are all contributors to the high quality of life. Residential choices include lakefront cottages, luxurious estates, golf-course properties, and traditional family homes in quiet neighborhoods.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

Nearly 85,000 residents now call the thriving, beautiful City of Tyler home. This garden community is well known for its splendid roses, azaleas, dogwoods, spring flowers, and scenic beauty. Cultural diversity, quality public and private education, local colleges and universities, state-of-the-art healthcare, vibrant shopping districts, and first-rate recreational opportunities are finely balanced. In spite of the area’s considerably urban amenities, Tyler preserves the hometown friendliness and intimate feeling of a smaller community. The performing arts are highly developed in Tyler, including a local symphony, youth orchestra, ballet company, and children’s theater group. Located on the campus of Tyler Junior College, the Tyler Museum of Art contains three galleries featuring a growing permanent collection of 19th and 20th century art and photography. Harmonizing livability with the advantages of a cosmopolitan environment, Tyler stands in a class of its own.

City Hall

Chamber of Commerce

The progressive City of Whitehouse serves a growing population of 7,000, balancing modern amenities with traditional economic activities that include cattle production, farming, and rose growing. Diversified manufacturing enterprises now range from tile and marble to computers and skylights. Retail outlets are expanding to meet the needs created by expanding residential development, making Whitehouse a self-sustaining city that includes a lush park and an active YMCA. General services that are available within minutes from any location in the city include restaurants, eateries and fast food, beauty salons, auto repair, financial services, dry cleaners and car washes, and professional or high-tech services. Regional recreational opportunities include lakefront water sports and fishing, hunting, nature study, biking, hiking, horseback riding, camping, golfing, tennis, and sports leagues.

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