Guinn Farms – Tyler, TX
Guinn Farms in beautiful Tyler, Texas is a planned community with large, spacious homes lining permanent greenbelts and set on roomy lots on cozy cul-de-sacs.
Combine this with the family-oriented and bustling town of Tyler and this is the perfect place for residents of all ages.
Areas of Interest
With its warm, sunny Texas weather, Tyler is the perfect climate for flowers to blossom into brilliant arrays of color. Roses in particular flourish here and a variety of public gardens are open for visitors. The LeGrand Gardens is an EarthKind designed botanical garden and displays a variety of roses and other flowers in an earth-friendly design. The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden covers 14 acres and over 400 species of roses, solidifying Tyler’s title of America’s Rose Capital.
For those preferring the four-legged variety of nature, the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge (www.tigercreek.org) is an oasis for the refuge’s 50+ rescued big cats. Visitors get up close and personal with tigers, cougars, and lions, all of which were rescued from less than ideal conditions.
Tyler’s dining culture is far more than Texas barbecue and Southern comfort food. Instead, Tyler offers every type of cuisine imaginable and does it well. Places like Jakes Tyler cater to the more distinguished palates with offerings such as Shrimp Louis salad, Delmonico rib eye, and red snapper ponchatrain.
Rick’s on the Square is located in the downtown square and prepares entrees like barbecued smoked shark tacos, caramelized sea bass, and steak au poivre.
Think this means a stuffy, upper crust atmosphere? Think again. Rick’s is known for its elegance but maintains a laid back vibe with its premium cigar offerings and a 46″ TV to watch the latest heart-pounding game.
Entertainment and Arts
Liberty Hall was a collaboration between various musically-inclined local groups to bring a venue to downtown Tyler that could provide various forms of entertainment to residents.
Movies such as It’s a Wonderful Life and Gone with the Wind rotate through the theater while those who want to rent the venue out for gatherings like weddings and family reunions can do so.
The Tyler Museum of Art has both permanent and rotating exhibits on display. The permanent collections contain over 1,500 pieces including Mexican folk art, native Texas artists, and works from artists like Josef Albers and Clayton Pond. Permanent exhibits are only available at certain times due to limited space, so visits the museum’s website at www.tylermuseum.org for hours.