Named after one of its first postmasters, Addison, Texas began in 1902 with the construction of a cotton gin. Although it was incorporated in June of 1953, the city chose to change its title to “Town of Addison” in 1982. Bordered by Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Carrollton, this place has it all – from unique amenities, to nationally recognized events, to an immeasurable amount of job opportunities. The city boasts having more than 12 million square miles of office space and is home to such large corporations as Nerium and Bottle Rocket Apps. Though the residential population is estimated at about 15,800, the business and daytime population reaches 100,000 on any given day. This is largely due to its many praises and accolades.
The city has recently been named one of “America’s Five Sexiest Suburbs” by Barbara Corcoran, owner of New York’s largest real estate company, The Corcoran Group. Because it is so technologically progressive, it’s also been named “Google’s 2014 E-City for the State of Texas.”
Because Addison is home to more than 150 special events every year, there is always something happening around town. In July, more than half of a million people from all around the DFW show up for the city’s popular fireworks display. “Addison Kaboom Town” was ranked in the top 3 fireworks shows in the country by AOL.com. Not to mention, the city’s Oktoberfest has been listed among the most authentic in the country by Forbes Magazine. But one the most popular events around town is Vitruvian Lights, a Christmas event featuring millions of twinkling lights strung up throughout the 12-acre Vitruvian Park…free of charge. Other amenities in Addison include, the Water Tower Theatre (named Best Theater in Dallas by D Magazine), the Cavanaugh Flight Museum (featuring the largest collection of vintage military aircrafts in the Southwest), and nearly 200 restaurants (more restaurants per capita than any U.S. city).
The city also strives to create outdoor “green spaces” that everyone can enjoy. The community’s parks rival some of the most beautiful in the state, with more than 12 miles of trails and several public art pieces donated by the city’s Arbor Foundation. In 2014, the parks & recreations department set out to personally plant 55,000 tulips throughout any and all parks and open spaces.
Education in Addison is served by two public school districts. Most students are zoned to Dallas Independent School District, the 2nd largest in the state. From 2008 to the present day, Dallas ISD has seen its highest graduation rate in history. Addison students in Dallas ISD attend George Bush, Anne Frank, and Jerry Junkins Elementary Schools, as well as Walker and Frank Middle Schools, and White and Hillcrest High Schools. Those not in the DISD boundaries attend Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. In 2014, the district tested higher than both the state and national averages in the SAT and ACT exams. Students in CFBISD attend Stark and McLaughlin Elementary, the latter is followed by Strickland Intermediate. All of the CFBISD portion of Addison is served by Vivian Field Middle School and R.L. Turner High School.
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