Tyler has become a popular retirement destination with its close proximity to lakes, golfing, shopping, and medical facilities coupled with a warm climate and low cost of living. Located in the rolling hills of East Texas mid-way between Dallas and Shreveport, Tyler has a wide range of appeal, including its mild climate. Tyler's lifestyle is cosmopolitan, yet has the feel, benefits and safety of a small town.

Tyler offers the most sought after requirements for quality retiree living, such as low crime rate, affordable housing, state-of-the-art health care, abundant recreation and a variety of educational opportunities. Tyler was recently rated 16th in the nation for cost of living in "Retirement Places Rated, Special Millennium Edition".

The Tyler Chamber of Commerce has an excellent web site dedicated to Retirement in Tyler.

Tyler offers many financial advantages since sales tax is included only on non-essential items, and there is no state Texas income tax. Property taxes are typically lower than the state and national average for Texas mid-to-large sized cities (Texas Municipal League). Tyler consistently ranks below the national average in cost of living according to the American Chamber of Commerce Researcher’s Association.

Kevin Humphrey Homes is a leading custom home builder in the Tyler metropolitan area, building in new developments popular with seniors and the actively retired. His 20 years of home construction knowledge and expertise make him a prime resource for information about Tyler building locations, costs, building codes, etc. Reactions and experiences from previous customers demonstrate Kevin's customer orientation, as does the fact that Kevin has multiple repeat customers for whom he has built two or more custom homes over the years.

From education to world-class golf courses, walking trails, cultural attractions, worship opportunities, fine dining, and art museums, Tyler has something for everyone!

Tyler Texas retirement living on the lake
Tyler Living on the Lake

Tyler Real Estate and Home Developments

Home building and real estate options for active retirees are plentiful, and include a variety of subdivisions, zero-lot-line garden homes, gated communities, lake-front sites and country living.

Kevin Humphrey Homes builds within the City of Tyler and in several small surrounding "bedroom" communities such as Bullard, Whitehouse, Lindale, Flint, Gresham, Edom, Arp, and Brownsboro.

Three major lakes offer significant lakefront living opportunities: Lake Tyler, East Lake Tyler, and Lake Palestine.

Medical Facilities

Tyler features a large, state-of-the-art medical community, built around three major hospital and clinic systems, that serve all of the East Texas region: East Texas Medical Center (ETMC), the Trinity Mother Frances Health System, and the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. more..


Tyler operates a state-of-the-art regional airport, and I-20 is a short 15 minute drive from downtown. Dallas is only two hours away making shopping and attending Cowboys, Stars and Ranger games an easy source of entertainment. Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. Tyler has access to the benefits of a large metropolitan area while being a peaceful, family-friendly city.


A highly-rated series of public and private schools offer a variety of educational options. Three institutions of higher education, including the University of Texas at Tyler, provide a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal growth, and continuing education.

Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park


Tyler has convenient access to area lakes that provide boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and other recreational possibilities. Tyler State Park, a short drive north of the city, provides overnight camping venues, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and more.

The Caldwell Zoo is highly respected, as are the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and the Tyler Museum of Art.

Tyler Rose Center...Largest Municipal Rose Garden in the Nation
Tyler Rose Center ... Largest Municipal Rose Garden in the Nation

Annual events include the well-known Rose Festival in the fall, and the Azalea Festival celebrating the beauty of spring.

Tyler Economy

Even in difficult economic times, Tyler's diverse economy remains robust with its base in the manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, education and health care industries.


We like retirement living in Tyler ...
we think you will too, in your Kevin Humphrey custom home!

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