A prime commodity in East Texas is our consistently mild weather. That, plus an abundance of lakes, state parks, and national forests, contributes to a superb quality of life.

East Texas has four distinct seasons ~ fall, winter, summer, spring ~ with an average of 245 days of sunny weather annually. Usually, Tyler's winter is limited to January and February. Even so, there are often warm days in February with daffodils dotting the landscape.

The biggest advantage to our pleasant climate is the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities. East Texas is famous for its festivals, art & craft fairs and flea markets.

In addition, there are 22 city parks and one of the finest private zoos in the nation. Residents can enjoy a year round calendar of outdoor concerts and special events.