Moving to Dallas? Read our City Guide
As Texas' third most populous city, Dallas offers a lot for residents and visitors to do and see. The city dates back to the mid-1800’s when a Tennessee trader and lawyer built a cabin in the area. The city started to grow in 1844 when more settlers and businesses came to town and eventually turned into the sprawling metropolis it is today.
- "Big D"
About 1.32 million people live in Dallas, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Dallas Attractions, Parks and Landmarks
Dallas is a great place for residents and visitors to enjoy many activities. Some of the most popular Dallas attractions include:
Colleges and Universities
Dallas is home to several private and public colleges, universities and institutions for higher learning. Here are some institutions in the city:
Sports enthusiasts living in and visiting Dallas have several options for viewing their favorite Dallas sports team. From professional sports teams, to teams for unique sports like ultimate frisbee, Dallas hosts several events and home games of some of the country's most popular teams. Here are a few based in Dallas:
Dallas Neighborhoods and Districts
Dallas is divided into several neighborhoods and districts that residents can enjoy. Some of the most well-known Dallas districts and neighborhoods include:
- Bishop Arts District
- Deep Ellum
- Design District
- Far North Dallas
- Highland Park
- Lake Highlands
- Love Field
- Medical District
- M Streets
- Oak Lawn
- Preston Hollow
- University Park
- Victory Park
- West End Historic District
Whether it's Tex Mex or Thai, Dallas offers a wide selection of cuisines from world-class restaurants and dives alike. Check out some of the most popular places to eat in drink in Dallas:
Find more exciting restaurants and reviews on Dallas diners and dives from these lists from popular review websites of the restaurants:
Nightlife and Entertainment
Dallas residents and visitors can enjoy some of the best nightlife and entertainment options the city has to offer. From catching a concert at the House of Blues Dallas to dinner and tournament entertainment at Medieval Times, there are several entertainment options for a wide range of audiences. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, married or have a family, Dallas has something great to offer.
When it comes to unique shopping experiences, Dallas delivers. The city offers large open-air shopping centers and indoor malls with international boutiques at places like the Galleria Dallas and The Shops at Park Lane. You can also find themed-style shops in Dallas, including Wild Bill's Western Store, Pinto Ranch and the Rock Shop at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Dallas has several private, charter and public schools in the city with 230 belonging to the Dallas Independent School District (ISD). You can use the Dallas ISD School Site locator to find your assigned public school based on your address.
Dallas is near several major cities that are worth visiting for an impromptu road trip or weekend getaway, such as Fort Worth or Arlington where you can enjoy amusement parks like Six Flags Over Texas. You can also venture out to Austin or Oklahoma City to enjoy music festivals and beautiful parks.
Important City Links
Esri. Use your ZIP Code with the ESRI tool to find stats on Dallas neighborhoods.
DMV/Licenses. Use the Texas Department of Public Safety's search tool to find the closest driver's license office based on your ZIP code, city or county.
Voting Locations. Find your assigned voting precinct by using the Dallas County Elections Department's precinct lookup tool.
Hurricane and Emergency Shelters. Use the Red Cross disaster shelter map to find the closest emergency shelter to you.
Evacuation Maps for Natural Disasters. Use the Red Cross major hurricane evacuation route map.
Utilities Companies. The city provides water and sewage services while residents have several options for electricity providers, which you can find using the Power to Choose tool.
Trash/Recycling Services. Sanitation Services collects recycling material and garbage once per week. You can check the city's schedule tool to determine your garbage collection date based on your address.
Cable and Internet Providers
Median Home Prices. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median value of Dallas homes is $142,600.
Average Income. The average income of Dallas households is $45,215.
Largest Employers. Some of the largest employers in Dallas include Dallas ISD, AT&T, Bank of America and Southwest Airlines.
Metropolitan Map. Find where you need to go in and around Dallas when you use this Dallas-Fort Worth Area Map.
National Parks. Although there are no national parks located within Dallas' city limits, the city offers nearby state and local parks residents can enjoy outdoor activities, including Twin Falls Park and Hillview Park.
Clubs. The YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club have local chapters in Dallas, including the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas.
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