An Introduction to Dallas
With more than 1.2 million residents, Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the U.S. and the fourth largest metropolitan area. Home to five professional sports teams, Dallas plays hard in every season. In addition, the city offers a wide range of shopping centers, museums, cultural activities and economic development.
Can't-miss Dallas Attractions
The first thing you'll notice is Reunion Tower, a 560-foot-tall structure with a 360-degree observation deck. After the tower, visit one of the city's 27 colleges and universities, or trot over to Pioneer Plaza to view the Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures. These are some of the largest bronze statues in the world, depicting three cowboys and 49 larger-than-life steers.
Neighborhoods and Apartments in Dallas
As the third-largest city in the Lone Star state, Dallas offers a wealth of neighborhood choices for those seeking the perfect apartment. Here are our top picks for the best places to live in Dallas, TX:
Highly driveable, Dallas sits at the confluence of four major interstates. Many Dallas residents prefer getting around in other ways, either walking, biking or using the DART public transit system.
Fun Things to Do in Dallas
Stop and smell the roses in the 19 gardens at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, a 66-acre oasis just outside the city. To get your adrenaline pumping, go to American Airlines Center to watch a Dallas Mavericks basketball game or Dallas Stars hockey match.
Did You Know?
The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas, TX. Inspired by a Slurpee machine, Restaurateur Mariano Martinez converted a soft-serve ice-cream machine into a bartender's staple.
For Families with Kids
Dallas is home to the best high schools in the state, including the U.S. News & World Report pick for #1 magnet school in the country. When you want to reward your kids for their academic achievement, take them to Adventure Landing amusement park, Dallas Zoo or the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, ranked one of the best things to do in Dallas by TripAdvisor.
Top 5 Dallas Adventures
Everything's bigger in Texas, so we've narrowed down the mile-long list of Dallas adventures. Don't miss these:
The Great Outdoors in Dallas
Get your fill of thrills at Trinity Forest Adventure Park, an all-ages rope course situated southeast of the city, or find free things to do outdoors at one of the many city parks. Klyde Warren Park is highly recommended for its whimsical playgrounds, ping-pong tables, putting greens and dog-friendly areas.
Weekend Getaways from Dallas
When you need to get away for the weekend, pack your sunscreen and drive 6.5 hours to the beaches of Port Aransas or Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi. The coastal resort city of Galveston is about five hours away from Dallas, and you can reach the vibrant streets of Austin in three hours.