Wylie, Texas is located 24 miles northeast of the Dallas Central Business District with its city limits extending into Collin, Dallas, and Rockwall Counties. With a population that has more than tripled over the past 20 years, Wylie has grown expansively. Our 50,000+ residents are at the heart of a Primary Retail Trade Area of over 138,000 consumers and, within 10 miles, businesses have access to over 500,000 people. Wylie is located right in the middle of a huge growth corridor, with Collin County projected to grow more than 300% from approximately 1 million residents currently to nearly 3.8 million residents by year 2050.
With growth comes transportation challenges which are difficult at best to plan for. In 2005 Wylie citizens approved a needed $73.95 million bond issue that addressed capacity needs of almost every primary and secondary arterial roadway in the community. Complementing the local commitment, TxDOT has also completed expansions to the now-widened 6-lane primary arterials of F.M. 544 and State Highway 78 connecting Wylie to the President George Bush Turnpike (US 190), US 75, US 380, and all of eastern Collin County.
With direct routes to the President George Bush Turnpike (4.5 miles) and US 75 (10 miles), Wylie is uniquely located to easily access regional markets via Interstate. I-635 (13 miles), I-30 (14 miles), I-35 (27 miles) and I-20 (27 miles) are all within an approximate 30-minute drive.
Commercial flights are readily available at both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Both airports are conveniently located in the DFW Region directly connecting Wylie to all national and international markets. Further options for executive and municipal airports are located within close range to Wylie allowing for a myriad of options for connection by air travel.
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) owns and operates the local David L. Starling Wylie Intermodal Terminal and ±220-acre KCS Logistics Park with direct access to State Hwy 78. Intermodal operations directly connect Wylie distributors to all Class I rail operators from Canada to Central America. From Wylie, you can easily ship product across North America or to ports for international destinations.