Dallas Area Guide

Anyone can find their happy place around this city. Do you Love to shop? Love to eat? Are you a Sports fan?  Outdoorsy? Or are you passionate about the arts? Dallas has it all. Renting an apartment in the Dallas area can be a great fit for you, its enormous variety of activities can accommodate almost any interests.

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Dallas is the economic center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  The area includes 12 counties and many cities. Irving contains the Las Colinas area, which is one of the first planned communities in the United States and is home to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and the Mustangs at Las Colinas equestrian statue. It is home to headquarters of Exxon Mobil, Kimberly Clark, Chuck E Cheese’s and other major businesses. Nearby Grapevine is home to several wineries and a historic downtown corridor. The area’s economy centers around it’s tourism with attractions such as the Gaylord Texan and Great Wolf Lodge Resorts. It has been voted one of America’s Best Places to Live. Arlington is home to some of the area’s most well known sports teams as well as the theme parks Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Over Texas. Plano is another area of the Metroplex that is known for its safety and wealthy neighborhoods. Plano is home to headquarters of Dr Pepper Snapple, Frito Lay and JCPenney. It has also been voted as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S., as has nearby McKinney.

Dallas is a dream for retail regulars and cuisine connoisseurs. This metropolitan area has the most shopping and the most restaurants per capita in the United States. There are three major malls in Dallas, Highland Park Village in Highland Park, NorthPark Center and Dallas Galleria in North Dallas. The most notable restaurant in the area is Fearing's restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel, which was ranked the best hotel restaurant in the United States in 2009.

Sports fans, just in case you don’t know, there is an abundance of athletics in the area: the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys are located nearby at Cowboys stadium in Arlington, and if you are looking for the other kind of football you can head to Pizza Hut Park to catch a match with MLS’s FC Dallas. The NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the NHL’s Dallas Stars both play in the American Airlines Center. Also, MLB’s Texas Rangers are also located in nearby Arlington, Texas. If you are more interested amateur sports there are many college programs nearby and an extensive amount of local recreation available.

If you are looking to get in on the action in the community or if you would like a place to relax on the weekends you will be happy to know there are over four hundred parks in Dallas. With the completion of the Trinity River Project the city will add 10,000 more acres of parkland, creating the largest urban park in the United States.

The arts make this community unique and provide even more entertainment to this metropolitan area. The arts district in northern Dallas is bursting with the creativity from people of all ages. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a magnet school that allows its students to express themselves artfully while gaining an academic education. As for the more accomplished artists in the area there are several art galleries, museums, and theatres to gain inspiration or to exhibit their own work.  Venues in the arts district include Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Contemporary and The Dallas Children's Theater.

Along with multitudes of shopping, fine dining, college and professional sports teams in addition to art galleries, there are also tons of beautiful Dallas apartments available as well. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Dallas has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Dallas area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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