Everyone in the world knows Dallas! Whether it’s the eponymous television series from the 80’s, or the tragic assassination of JFK, or America’s most watched NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Dallas is well known around the globe!
The DFW Metroplex is home to nearly 7 million people and Dallas is the 9th largest city in the country. Dallas is a spectacular city which is truly a melting pot of cultural, ethnic, religious and lifestyle diversity, and receives 25 million visitors annually. The convenience of its central location and relatively moderate year-round temperatures make Dallas a very popular place for business relocation. It is the corporate home to many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, including Exxon-Mobile, J.C.Penney, AT&T, Texas Instruments, Toyota Motors, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Dr. Pepper- Snapple, Frito-Lay, Tenet Healthcare, Fluor Corp., State Farm and Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies, Samsung, Nokia and many others.
Dallas is a culinary wonderland, with more than 12,000 restaurants in the Metroplex. Dallas boasts several professional sports teams: the Dallas Cowboys (who were the first team to use cheerleaders), the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. The Texas Motor Speedway showcases Nascar and Indy racing. Dallas is a city steeped in art and culture, featuring The Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Perot Museum of Science and Natural History and the African American Museum, as well as others. Boutique art galleries abound in the Dallas Design District and surrounding areas. The Dallas Zoo is world renowned, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are resplendent year round with the beauty of nature. Political junkies will enjoy the Presidential Library of George W. Bush. The Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park are incorporated townships which form an enclave in the middle of Dallas, and are collectively referred to as “The Park Cities”, and are comprised of some other the most incredible estate properties in the Dallas Metroplex, and have the highest ranked school district in the area. Southern Methodist University is located in University Park, University of Texas has campuses in Richardson and Arlington, and there are 9 community colleges in the DFW area.
Dallas can brag about myriad city parks, golf courses, playgrounds and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the city. White Rock Lake to the east of Downtown is the hub of outdoor activities and showcases some of the most gorgeous sunsets ever seen. Dallas is a dynamic, energetic and bustling city unlike any other city on earth! Real estate in the DFW area has seen a huge surge in demand, and inventory supply has been very low, so home prices have increased dramatically in the past 18-24 months. The average home price in Dallas is currently $389,000, and prices continue to rise. Now is the time to buy, sell or invest in Dallas properties!