City of Dallas, Texas
The vibrant city of Dallas is the third-largest city of The Long Star State. Considered the seat of Dallas County, it extends into Rockwall, Kaufman, Denton & Collin counties as the 9th most populous city in America. According to Wikipedia, “the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country at 7.5 million people.”
Dallas is known for its diverse economy and culture, it is home to many different attractions, arts, people, and sports. You’ll never run out of places to go and things to do here, whether it be the Dallas zoo, aquarium, museums, arboretum, state fair, opera house, symphony center, libraries, or parks.
There are 3 main neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas. Central Dallas, East Dallas, and South Dallas.
Central Dallas is considered Downtown with tons of retail, restaurants, and nightlife. It includes several districts and well-known hotspots.
East Dallas is the trendy arts area close to Central with a collection of architecturally significant neighborhoods nearby. One of the largest collections of prairie-style homes in the United States can be found in this historic district.
South Dallas is a growing and distinct neighborhood known for its popular nightly entertainment sites, community integration, and eclectic spots for artists. Once known as the pooer neighborhood, it is now an attractive destination to live, especially with young people.
“The population density is unusually low for a major metropolitan area, reflecting the predominance of single-family homes (about two-thirds of all dwelling units). The city is ethnically diverse, with less than half its population being of European descent. About one-fourth of the residents are African American, and more than one-third are Hispanic.” – Britannica
Weather & Geography
Dallas (and the surrounding areas) are mainly flat and was originally founded along a river over 100 years ago. Since then, the river was rerouted, but public outcry brought about the Trinity River Project in the early 2000s to create a green space along the river that made it one of the largest urban parks in the world. When finished, the Trinity River Corridor Project will be more than 10x the size of Central Park!
Located in the low end of Tornado Alley, Dallas can be prone to extreme weather like tornadoes and hailstorms. Summers can be hot and humid, but winters are cool and mild. Seasons like fall and spring tend to be moderate.
Dallas Fun Facts
- The Dallas Arts District consists of 19 blocks of museums, venues, and galleries… it’s the nation’s largest arts district!
- Dallas is the home of Tex-Mex! The frozen margarita machine was invented here.
- German chocolate actually originated in Dallas in 1957, not Germany! The cake as named after an American chocolate maker named Samuel German.
- There has been a State Fair every year in Dallas since 1886.
- You’ve probably heard of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, but did you know they were the first-ever professional cheerleading squad?
- 7-Eleven also came from Dallas and is now the largest chain in the world.
- The infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde lived and were buried in Dallas.
Here is a list of resources that may be valuable if you’re considering moving to Dallas.
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