Dallas, Texas

The Location

Dallas is located in Dallas County, Texas. It is home to more than 1.3 million residents.

The local economy is powered by corporate headquarters, including multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as retail and business travel.

Dallas is served by Interstates 20, 30, 35E and 45, as well as the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail and bus service, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.

Arts and Entertainment

Dallas offers many opportunities to enjoy arts and culture, including its downtown Arts District, the Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Nasher Sculpture Center and The Trammel & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, to name a few.

Popular Dallas events include the State Fair of Texas, the Cotton Bowl, Cinco de Mayo, Taste of Dallas, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, "The Wake" Halloween event and more.

Dallas boasts many attractions for the whole family, such as the Dallas Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Children's Theater and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Sports enthusiasts can cheer for the many teams that call the city home, including the Dallas Cowboys NFL team, the Texas Rangers MLB team, the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, the Dallas Wings WNBA team and many more.

Perhaps best known for its barbecue, Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine, Dallas is home to a wide variety of dining options.

Dallas is also a major shopping hub and is home to Highland Park Village, Dallas Galleria and NorthPark Center, among many others.

Outdoor lovers can enjoy the city's 406 parks, 17 lakes, 47 recreation centers, golf courses, playgrounds and more.

Education

The city is served by the Dallas Independent School District as well as many private schools.

Institutions of higher education include the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Texas Woman's University, Paul Quinn College, University of North Texas at Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas Theological Seminary, Criswell College and Dallas County Community College District. Nearby colleges and universities include Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Dallas.
 

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