Home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Dallas is the third most populous city in Texas – next to San Antonio and Houston. In 2014, it was estimated that more than 1,250,000 people lived in Dallas. But with all those residents, there is plenty of employment opportunities. In fact, in August of 2015, it was announced that Dallas had a job count of just under 3.4 million. That’s more than double the population! With that much opportunity, many people travel into the city everyday for work. Throughout the years, many major companies have situated their headquarters in Dallas. Companies such as AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Comerica Bank, and Texas Instruments, to name a few.
In 2013, Forbes Magazine ranked Dallas #13 on its list for Best Places for Business and Careers. At more than 1,000,000 square feet, Dallas Convention Center is one of the largest and busiest convention centers in the country. As a side note – it is also the world’s largest column-free exhibit hall.
THE BIG "D"
Living in Dallas is fun and exciting. The people here are like no other in the world. Besides the great people and even greater employment opportunities, Dallas offers an immense amount of things to see and do. The city is made up of many different districts, offering an assortment of cultural and entertaining opportunities. A few of these districts include Uptown, the Bishop Arts District, and Fair Park.
The city is home to several different museums, including the Amon Carter Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the African American Museum, which is the only one of its kind in the Southwest and features one of the largest folk art collections in the nation. There’s the Dallas Zoo and the Aquarium at Fair Park, several music venues, golf courses, shopping centers, and an enormous downtown district right in the center of the city. The list just goes on and on. Restaurants and eateries are aplenty in Dallas. Whether you’re looking for the staple Texas cuisine (such as BBQ, steaks, and Tex-Mex) or more cultural foods (Brazilian, Korean, European, etc.), you can find just about anything your palette desires. If you, like many, are into the “nightlife”, Dallas is loaded with nightclubs, bars, and comedy clubs. Some of the popular night-time spots around the city include Southside Ballroom, Sandbar Cantina & Grill, Bowl & Barrel, and the Absinthe Lounge.
There are many festivals and events held in Dallas every year. On Greenville Avenue, you can experience the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Other city favorites are the Greek Food Festival of Dallas, the Halloween Zombie Walk, and the New Year’s Eve Party in the AT&T Plaza at Victory Park. Probably the most popular event though is the annual State Fair of Texas, which has been held every year since 1886.
The majority of the city is publicly served by Dallas Independent School District, the 12th largest school district in the country. One of the district’s campuses (TAG Magnet) was recently named by Newsweek magazine as the Best (Public) School in the United States. Other school districts that serve small portions of Dallas include Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Mesquite ISD, Plano ISD, Garland ISD, Richardson ISD, Highland Park ISD, and Duncanville ISD.
There are more than 100 neighborhoods in the city of Dallas for which to live in. Although The Campbell Home Team would be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect one for you, some of the more popular neighborhoods include: Uptown, Preston Hollow, Lake Highlands, and Bluffview.
For a free, comprehensive listing of available properties and corresponding school ratings and information, contact The Campbell Home Team, your local neighborhood experts. With more than a decade of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas real estate markets, The Campbell Home Team can help you find your next and best home – and make the offer to close process quick and easy. Call us today at 214-929-1733 or email us to get started on the path to your dream home.
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