DYESS AFB
Tye, TX 79563, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

  Dyess Air Force Base is located in the southwest corner of Abilene in Taylor County, Texas, about 183 miles west of Dallas and 250 miles north of San Antonio. It is the center of a 22-county area called “The Big Country” and considered the economic hub of this part

Welcome

  Located in west central Texas, Taylor County covers nearly 920 square miles of Texas. Taylor County has a population of approximately 133,000, the majority of which resides in Abilene, with a population of more than 117,000. Abilene is the center of a 22-county area commonly referred to as the

Getting To & Around

  Taylor County, located in west central Texas, is well connected within the state and the rest of the United States via several major highways. Major roadways include U.S. Highway 83/84 and 227, Interstate 20 and State Highway 36. The area is served by railroads of the Missouri Pacific Railroad,

Housing & Real Estate

  Relocating to a new home can be one of the most stressful situations in life. Whether moving across town or across the nation, preparation and organization can make all the difference. First, decide to use a professional moving company or make it a do-it-yourself (DIY) move. For a DIY

Employment & Economy

  Hard-riding Comanche warriors kept the Rolling Plains of what is now Taylor County dusted clean of settlers until the Civil War ended at Appomattox Courthouse and the Army could re-establish its protective forts; the military continues to be a major stakeholder in the area’s economy, though civic leaders have

Health Care

  Whatever your health care needs, a wide spectrum of services is available throughout the region around Dyess Air Force Base and Abilene. Several hospitals and medical centers treat community residents, featuring a range of specialists in fields including neurology, open-heart surgery, cancer diagnosis and treatment, pediatrics/neonatal care and long-term

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is stressful, especially when children and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. 

Education & Academics

  After moving to a new location, you’ll want to know what options are available for educational pursuits. The following chapter outlines Taylor County’s school systems, along with information about local libraries and higher education. Five public school districts serve children in Taylor County, and there are numerous private school,

Living

  Big Country Balloon Fest Phone 325-795-0995 www.bigcountryballoonfest.com For nearly 20 years this festival has been held on the last weekend of September. It is a fun-filled weekend featuring local bands and artists as well as food tents, a bull ride, big inflatables and more for kids. Children’s Art and
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