Located 95 miles east of Dallas, Tyler, TX is known as America’s Rose Capital, and is home of the annual Texas Rose Festival. With a regional population of just under 300,000 and growing, Tyler is the advanced manufacturing, health-care and retail center of East Texas, as well as Texas’ first Certified Retirement City. The city offers a bevy of unique things to do, from attending special events to learning about local history. Explore the arts – symphony, ballet, theater; the expanding local music scene. Date night and family dining options abound as well as many opportunities throughout the city to stay active at area parks.