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“Honoring our past; Embracing our present; Planning our future.” That is the Wylie, Texas motto – and they definitely live up to it. There is so much to love about this great mid-sized city.
Wylie was incorporated in November, 1887 with the arrival of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railroad lines, followed quickly by the St. Louis Southwestern railway. The story goes that the town was so grateful to the railroad agent/engineer Col. W.D. Wylie for laying the track through their area that they changed the name of the town from Nickelville to Wylie. The new rail lines carried out the many agricultural products that Wylie produced: Cotton (of course), hogs and so many sweet white onions that for decades Wylie was known as the “Onion Capital of the World.”
Like much of DFW, Wylie has seen a population explosion in the last thirty-five to forty years. From a town of 3,200 in 1980, Wylie has blossomed into a city of 46,000, half of that growth coming since 2003. Texas Hardwood Flooring has been and continues to be a service provider in this city, offering the most professional hardwood floor installation available.
One thing that has not changed over the years is Wylie’s downtown, despite devastating tornado (1993) and fire (1998) damage. This vital downtown centers around Ballard Street, still a major gathering place for the community; a quaint and classic Texas-style main street, it features boutiques, eateries and a local history museum (Brown House), and lives up to the town’s long-time nickname: “Wide-Awake Wylie.” It is here you can attend one of the nine major annual events the city hosts, including a bluegrass festival, an arts festival, the “Taste of Wylie,” a rodeo, and a visit from Santa Claus on the Kansas City Southern Railroad’s six-car Southern Belle passenger train. The latter event is also serves as a charity fund-raiser for warm clothing and other necessities for the less fortunate in the community.
Wylie has miles of beautiful shoreline along the southern edge of Lake Lavon, and over a million and a half folks visit the lake every year for boating, fishing and camping. The city sends its children to the fine schools of Wylie ISD, and is proud of its new Smith Public Library, a gem of modern architectural design. Right next door is the always hopping Wylie Recreation Center. Obviously a place that welcomes its families, Wylie features old homes, new homes, small and large homes – and Texas Hardwood Flooring is proud to install hardwood flooring in the houses and businesses of this fine city. Contact us today for your flooring needs!
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