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#1 Dec 26, 2008
I may be moving to Wylie in the next few months and would like some input from those who live in the area. How do you like living there? What are the positives and negatives? Where are the best homes located?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
good man

Plano, TX

#2 Jan 7, 2009
dont move here till wylie gets all there shit figured out
Wylie-ite

Lewisville, TX

#3 Jan 16, 2009
Wyle is not bad. Town is growing and the city is working hard to accomodate.
Traffic is a little much for such a small town.
Good luck
wyleigh

Plano, TX

#4 Feb 12, 2009
Former Wylie Resident

Daly City, CA

#5 Apr 25, 2009
I lived in Wylie from 1989 to 2000. I left California in 1989 after the earthquake and I was told Wylie would be a good place to raise kids. Being a strong Christian, I bought a home there. Boy what a shocker that town was for me. If you are racist you will love it. A lady from the church we joined called me at work to tell me she saw my daughter talking to a black boy at a gas station. I said "ohmygosh what were they doing?" thinking they must be robbing it or something for her to call me at work. She said "talking, and I know you are the kind of mama that would not allow that kind of thing" I told her where to go, and we could not find one single church in Wylie that was not racist. We had to go all the way to Plano. The school and government is just as bad, friends of friends are in high places and if their kid doesn't like your kid, forget it your life is ruined there. My advice is do not move there! Unless it has changed drastically since 2000. Or unless you belong to the KKK then you will love it.
just me

Plano, TX

#6 Apr 28, 2009
Oh my gosh, that is crazy. I attend FBC Wylie and we are not a racist church. People are people and you might come across a racist any where, but we have members of all nationalities and welcome everyone.

I have lived here in Wylie for 27 years, I never experienced that kind of thing.
Former Wylie Resident

United States

#7 May 2, 2009
just me wrote:
Oh my gosh, that is crazy. I attend FBC Wylie and we are not a racist church. People are people and you might come across a racist any where, but we have members of all nationalities and welcome everyone.
I have lived here in Wylie for 27 years, I never experienced that kind of thing.
Are you going to tell me you are not white Republican, hate Obama, love guns, anti-abortion, pro war, pro-death penalty, vote Republican and all that goes with it? Be honest :-) Trouble with most white republican rednecks is they have kids all hopped up on meth, when really smoking weed would be much better for them. Hey if that is what you like then this is America that is your right. You are living in the right place! I much prefer California, thank you!
Center

Flower Mound, TX

#8 May 4, 2009
Former Wylie Resident wrote:
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Are you going to tell me you are not white Republican, hate Obama, love guns, anti-abortion, pro war, pro-death penalty, vote Republican and all that goes with it? Be honest :-) Trouble with most white republican rednecks is they have kids all hopped up on meth, when really smoking weed would be much better for them. Hey if that is what you like then this is America that is your right. You are living in the right place! I much prefer California, thank you!
Then move back!!
Former Wylie Resident

San Francisco, CA

#9 May 5, 2009
Center wrote:
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Then move back!!
You don't follow very well - I did in 2001! What cracked me up about Wylie is everyone is walking around like they are so perfect, and better than others, and there were those two Baptist women and one chopped up the other! They made a movie about it -

Don't believe me? Watch the movie trailer here -

Evidence of Love

Candy Morrison was a good wife, mother and regular church-goer, but underneath her cool demeaner lay a hotbed of unrest. Bored with the daily routine of life in a small town, Candy sets her sights on her best friend Peggy's husband and soon becomes involved in a passionate affair

http://www.videodetective.com/titledetails.as...

“I Heard It Thru MrsGrapevine”

Since: Apr 09

Flower Mound, TX

#10 May 7, 2009
I love it, and this place is not the least bit racist. I'm sure you have a few exceptions, but this is the South after all. My neighbors and I hang out all the time, we eat dinner together every Thursday Night, most of them are conservatives and we are liberals, and we've never had problems.

Wylie has its positives and negatives, because there are rural areas, and poor areas. It's divided among old Wylie and the new Wylie with money. It's a country feel right next to the city...
Former Wylie Resident

San Francisco, CA

#11 May 8, 2009
MrsGrapevine wrote:
I love it, and this place is not the least bit racist. I'm sure you have a few exceptions, but this is the South after all. My neighbors and I hang out all the time, we eat dinner together every Thursday Night, most of them are conservatives and we are liberals, and we've never had problems.
Wylie has its positives and negatives, because there are rural areas, and poor areas. It's divided among old Wylie and the new Wylie with money. It's a country feel right next to the city...
We didn't live in a bad area - Graham Lane. Very racist though especially in the churches. And government too. When Butters became to PD I saw an improvement in PD not harassing citizens. I worked at Sanden as an executive secretary, and there was a hispanic woman in Accounting, and her husband was a line leader in the plant, nice respectable good couple, hard working, family oriented. He let his wife drive the nicer car, and he drove an old clunker. One day he was leaving work and PD made him get out, spread eagle on the concrete on 544, for no reason but they thought he looked bad (hispanic). He had done nothing wrong and was charged with nothing. PD used to be very bad about thinking everyone that worked at Sanden was a poor white trash druggie up to no good PD was clueless that Sanden also had engineers, clerical, managers, executives. They didn't make the little Japanese executives spread eagle on the concrete thoughI will say they were smart enough about that. They should have appreciated the revenue Sanden brought to that town instead of treating the line workers so badly. Their whole mindset (churches and government) if you weren't born and raised in Wylie then get out! I don't know who they thought was going to purchase all those new homes and expand the City's revenues though? I'm glad you feel at home there. Come to the SF Bay Area, you will see what liberal is though, and it is much different than Wylie. I'm a Conservative, but I don't like hate.
noahtex

Flower Mound, TX

#12 May 22, 2009
We just moved here a couple of months ago and we love it. There is lake access, a big cat rescue preserve, 1000 swimming/fishing holes, cute old downtown area, many independent businesses, great family enviroment, & I have not come across a single rude person. Everyone here, for the most part, is pleasant and ready to strike up a conversation. I drive 40 minutes to go work in downtown Dallas. That may seem like a lot. But, my commute is worth it.
Truthtalker wrote:
I may be moving to Wylie in the next few months and would like some input from those who live in the area. How do you like living there? What are the positives and negatives? Where are the best homes located?
Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
noahtex

Flower Mound, TX

#13 May 22, 2009
I would also like to add that I am a liberal democrat that moved to north Texas from Austin about two years ago. I am white. I am also very sensitive to any form of discrimination. In my short time in Wylie I have not seen any acts of discrimination. I have also not had any one person speak to me about black or hispanic people in a bad manner. I don't believe you should base race relations in Wylie on some little old lady at church or the Wylie PD. Many little old ladies are racist & most PDs are discriminatory. I am not excusing any racist action. The previous writer was here in 2000. 10 years ago the whole world was a different place. During the Obama campaign I donated and recieved a shirt from moveon.org . I have been around town in my Obama shirt and never had a second glance. I believe that this city has had a large growth of mostly people my age (29). Our generation is not as poisoned with ignorance as our fathers generation was. The previous writer also wrote about how liberal SF is. That may be true. But, the reason is because SF is where true liberal mindedness started. Now SF is sort of a mecca for it. Please don't judge the rest of the country because we haven't made it to a higher level of purity yet. We are working on it.
It Is My Home

Flower Mound, TX

#14 Aug 10, 2009
Been in Wylie since mid 60's. Just trying to make it just like everyone else. My neighbors are mixed, one of my grandchildren is mixed so dont tell me I am racist. If you want to preach go to the pulpit! Until you have met everyone who makes up the taxbase of Wylie you don't have a right to base your opinion on the whole City. I Love Wylie and would not want to be anywhere else. I gave birth to 2 children and reared them here and now have 9 grandchildren. Wylie is growing certainly not without growing pains like anywhere else, but it is still a community that tries to stick together if you care enough to be involved. I dare you to move here to find out!!
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Bedford, TX

#15 Dec 16, 2009
wylie citizen

Flower Mound, TX

#16 Dec 17, 2009
Wylie has grown and is hoving problems. Alot of what goes on in Wylie, is kept out of the news as much as possible..Lots of drugs in the High School, and some in lower grades.Since they allowsd sale of alchol beverages, more crime and teen problems. An now the latest...5 teens viciously murdered a 28 yr olf man with a hammer...just because the mad told them to slow down the driving recklessly..
In the past 2 weeks, Have seen 3 for sale signs go up on homes just on my short block..
Taxes high, HOA is a waste of money..
Time to re-evaluate and think of going out further with less problems. when crime incresses like this, it is time to move to safer area.
wte

Mobile, AL

#17 Dec 17, 2009
It's actually improved quite a bit since Former Wylie Resident moved out... hmmm, wonder if there is a connection? j/k. But feel free to move on with your life FWR.
Same problems as any other town this size. It's grown very fast in the last 10 years so it's got the same problems as most other fast growing towns. It's not the little rural hamlet it was 10 years ago.
not much different than any other its size really. The pd is probably above average.
this man

Flower Mound, TX

#19 Jan 23, 2010
Former Wylie Resident wrote:
I lived in Wylie from 1989 to 2000. I left California in 1989 after the earthquake and I was told Wylie would be a good place to raise kids. Being a strong Christian, I bought a home there. Boy what a shocker that town was for me. If you are racist you will love it. A lady from the church we joined called me at work to tell me she saw my daughter talking to a black boy at a gas station. I said "ohmygosh what were they doing?" thinking they must be robbing it or something for her to call me at work. She said "talking, and I know you are the kind of mama that would not allow that kind of thing" I told her where to go, and we could not find one single church in Wylie that was not racist. We had to go all the way to Plano. The school and government is just as bad, friends of friends are in high places and if their kid doesn't like your kid, forget it your life is ruined there. My advice is do not move there! Unless it has changed drastically since 2000. Or unless you belong to the KKK then you will love it.
Maybe you should wake up and watch the news. Count everytime you see a white guy on the news and then count the blacks or hispanics maybe then you will wake up.
John

Arlington, TX

#20 Jan 23, 2010
I have to agree that there is a lot of drug use in the schools in Wylie in general. If you have kids it's hard to keep them away from all of that.
tawanda

Dallas, TX

#21 Jan 25, 2010
THERE'S A SLUTfrom wylie called nykki, don't move there unless you want your kids to end up doing drugs and being a slut.

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