Before Wylie came about there was a town called “Nickelville” to which the Gulf, Colorado, Santa Fe railroad was approaching. When the railroad arrived it expanded the town’s boundaries and a local colonel named Col W.D. Wylie was eager to have a town named after him. He promised that if they named the town after him, he would do great things for its development like buying new uniforms for their baseball team. The name was accepted and the town of Wylie was officially incorporated in 1887 when the colonel bought 100 acres to divide the city into lots. Today the historic downtown still stands and is home to vibrant and unique shops and businesses. Money Magazine named Wylie #20 in the Best Places to Live in America and many families and young professionals choose their home here for the sparse suburban feel. Homeowners here have been happy to see the value of their homes increasing since 2012. The buyers market is cool and there are 595 new construction home communities available, making it a great time to move here. If you’re in that boat, call Crosstown Engineering for any of your engineering reports, foundation evaluation, or home inspection needs.