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According to recent statistics, the Dallas area has one of the lowest housing costs of any major metropolitan area in the country. Plus, Dallas and its suburbs offer homes to suit every preference, whether it’s an in-city townhome or a suburban home with a golf-course view. A network of modern highways and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system of light rail and buses makes getting around quick and easy. And no state income tax means you keep more of the dollars you earn.
When it comes to getting away from it all, Dallas has it all: one of the biggest state fairs in the country; the Dallas Perot Museum of Nature and Science; the Dallas Zoo; the breathtaking Dallas Arboretum on the shores of White Rock Lake; 30,000 acres of parks in Dallas and surrounding communities with bicycle paths and jogging trails; water parks; Six Flags Over Texas; international festivals (Dallas is home to numerous ethnic communities); and fishing, boating and camping at nearby state parks and area lakes.
Dallas and its suburbs are great places to raise a family, from our numerous blue-ribbon neighborhood and private schools to a wide range of enrichment opportunities like internationally famous gymnastics schools; the Dallas Children’s Theater and community children’s theater groups; Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra; competitive sports leagues in soccer, baseball, volleyball and hockey; a whole array of parks and recreation offerings in each community; and more unusual offerings like children’s cooking schools and television workshops.
Dallas is home to the largest urban arts district in the country, anchored by the I.M. Pei-designed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Dallas Museum of Art and the new AT&T Performing Arts Center that houses the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Theater Center and other respected arts organizations. Outside the Arts District, you’ll find numerous community, experimental and avant-garde theaters; and art galleries galore.
Mention Dallas, and Neiman Marcus comes to mind. Even beyond Neiman’s, Dallas’ shopping meccas are the stuff of legend. The recently remodeled NorthPark Center, home of many upscale department stores and boutiques, is just one of many shopping and entertainment districts that dot the Dallas landscape. Another option, Galleria Dallas, boasts an ice rink along with world-class shopping and a variety of restaurants. For something a little different, visit the intimate shops and restaurants in West Village close to downtown, the jazz clubs that have returned to historic Deep Ellum, or the vibrant ethnic dining and nightclub spots that light up the entertainment scene in surrounding communities.
When you think of Dallas, of course you think of the Cowboys, now housed in the new AT&T Stadium, but there’s so much more. Like Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball or Texas Rangers baseball at Globe Life Park in Arlington and two minor-league teams. Then there’s Dallas Stars NHL Hockey, Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR racing, Texas Motorplex NHRA dragstrip racing, horse racing at Lone Star Park, the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament and much more.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, home base for American Airlines, provides easy access to the nation and the world. In town, Dallas Love Field Airport’s Southwest Airlines means you’re a short jump from skiing in Colorado or beachcombing on Padre Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Dallas is at the hub of four interstate highways that are your path to numerous day trips, whether it’s a stroll along the RiverWalk in San Antonio or antique shopping in the quaint little towns of East Texas.
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