“What county is Wylie located in?” Typically I can name off the county pretty easily for most all north Texas cities, but this week’s Suburb Sunday had me stumped. Now I see why. “Wylie is a city and northeastern suburb of Dallas, that was once solely located in Collin County, but now extends into neighboring Dallas and Rockwall Counties,” my friend Wikipedia tells me.
Just like the zig zag of Wylie’s city limits, the city is uniquely served by a variety of school districts. For example, most of Collin County Wylie is served by Wylie ISD, though a small portion is served by Princeton and Plano school districts. The Dallas County portion of the city is served by Garland ISD, while the Rockwall County portion is served by Rockwall ISD. Crystal clear, right?
Maybe the geography is a little confusing in Wylie, but the inventory of well-priced starter homes is pretty impressive for a centrally-located suburb that’s no farther north than Allen. Here are three great homes we found in the $200k-$300k range. Take a look:
Watermark Lane Has Marvelous Water Views
Address: 1813 Watermark Lane, Wylie
- 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
- 3,019 square feet
Literally steps from the lake, this 2014-built home listed by Cynthia McCauley of Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors has an amazing front porch and back patio, both perfect for gazing at the water. The seller’s custom touches make this a fun house for a family, including a doggy hideaway under the stairs, a kids craft center with chalkboard-painted wall, a cute study nook upstairs, and in-ground trampoline for safety (and glimpses of the lake with every bounce). This home on Watermark Lane is located in Rockwall County and zoned for Rockwall ISD’s Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary, JW Williams, and Rockwall High School.
Five Bedrooms for Only $300K and Change
Address: 1516 Windward Lane, Wylie
- 5 bedrooms, 3 baths
- 2,928 square feet
All the updates are already done in this 1997-built home listed by Ben Fluno of Texas Urban Living Realty. Walk in to find new wood floors throughout the first floor and master bedroom, modern light fixtures, and designer finishes. The open kitchen has white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and brand new stainless steel appliances, including oven, built-in microwave, range, and dishwasher. Plus, this home is huge! It’s got two living rooms downstairs and a large family room upstairs with four bedrooms. This home on Windward Lane is located in Collin County and zoned for Wylie ISD’s Dodd Elementary, McMillan Junior High, and Wylie High School
Great Starter Home with Amenities
Address: 3101 Candlebrook Drive, Wylie
- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
- 1,608 square feet
Wow, this home listed by Wendy Huang of RE/Max Premier Properties is a steal. A beautifully-updated 2002-built home with all the modern aesthetics you’re looking for, PLUS a community pool, tennis court, and clubhouse?! An open floor plan flows effortlessly from living to dining to kitchen, with white shaker cabinets, neutral cabinets, and appliances for a very clean look. The $31 monthly HOA fee includes use of the community pool, tennis courts, playground, and neighborhood clubhouse. This home on Candlebrook Drive is located in Collin County and zoned for Wylie ISD’s Groves Elementary, Cooper Middle School, and Wylie High School.