The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is located in the beautiful city of Tyler, in Northeast Texas. The Piney Woods region, so named because much of the region is covered by tall pine tree forests is where the Texas oil boom began in towns like Kilgore, Longview, and Marshall.
From humble beginnings 150 years ago on a piece of high ground that is now the town square, Tyler has grown to be the largest community in the region. Boasting a city population of over 100,000, Tyler offers the cultural diversity, quality education, healthcare, and recreational opportunities of a large city with the hometown friendliness and quality of life of a mid-size community.
Tyler offers many reasons to come visit and many more to stay. The springtime finds Tyler covered in the vivid colors created by the azaleas, dogwoods, and spring flowers. The arrival of the flowers is celebrated by the annual Tyler Azalea and Spring Flowers Trail in March and April. After the azaleas peak, then the roses begin their annual visit to bear proof that Tyler is “The Rose Capital of America.” The roses make their exit in October with an encore performance during the Texas Rose Festival, during the third weekend of October.