Dallas is a popular place. Actually, the population growth numbers are staggering, and Dallas is currently the ninth-largest city in the United States with a population of approximately 1.3 million. All indications point to continued growth.
Just what is it that is fueling that growth?
People are flocking to Texas for reasons that include weather, a vibrant business climate, no state income tax, a relatively low cost of living and reasonable housing prices.
But why Dallas?
Newcomers are quick to comment on the friendliness of local residents, and the heartfelt welcome they receive. There’s also that frequent “Y’all come back soon,” that accompanies retail purchases and restaurant meals. It’s a habit that new residents fall into naturally enough after just a few weeks.
But there are many other reasons for settling in Dallas, some of them serious and some fairly frivolous. Here’s our list:
- Dallas is home to 18 of the Fortune 500 firms. This is a place to make a difference and get things done!
- Sports: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars – if you like sports, as a spectator or a participant, you’ll love Dallas. Plus we have the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders!
- White Rock Lake and Turtle Creek are the jewels in the crown of the city parks and trails system – beautiful and available!
- It’s easy to find your dream home in Dallas – from trendy lofts to sprawling ranch-style models, from modest housing to multi-million-dollar showplaces, from historic neighborhoods to brand new subdivisions. It’s all here, and Dallas real estate is a great value, no matter where you look.
- Food: Award-winning chefs share billing with neighborhood cooks. Whether you’re looking for barbecue, ethnic foods or haute cuisine, you’re sure to find it. The city has more restaurants per capita than New York City.
- Shopping: Major malls, neighborhood shopping centers, trendy boutiques, national chains – it’s all here for the looking, and for your buying pleasure!
- The Dallas Zoo, oldest in Texas, is still a great place!
- Great health care: Dallas boasts teaching hospitals in addition to major medical schools.
- The Arts District: A popular destination day or night, with symphony, opera, modern art and sculpture, a spectacular science center, an above-the-freeway public park, and plenty of cafes.
- Transportation Hub: DFW International Airport and Love Field are both busy airports, home base for American and Southwest Airlines, respectively. Major interstate highways also run through the city. You’ll never be stranded here.
- Dallas has exemplary public, private and charter schools, and well as both two-year and four-year degree-granting institutions.
- The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University.
- One of the episodes of the television show Dallas claims the largest audience in history. Now just who did shoot JR?
The city’s urban core is undergoing a renaissance, according to observers, and new housing developments in Oak Lawn, Deep Ellum, Far East Dallas, Oak Cliff and the West Village will change the look and the character of the city.
But that’s not the whole story
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, based on projections made by the American Cities Business Journals, is likely to move into third position among American metropolitan areas by 2040, with a total population of more than 11 million. The population growth during the coming 25 years is expected to rise 53.5 percent. That’s a lot of new residents.
With all Dallas has to offer, it shouldn’t be any surprise! If we can help you find your place in this world-class city, be sure to contact us: 214-742-2424.