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CON T EN T S Welcome Letter

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WELCOME

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Edgewood Place

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The Bottoms

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Park Cities

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Northwest Dallas

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COMMUNITIES

Northeast Dallas

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Far Northeast Dallas

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DALLAS NEIGHBORHOODS

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Far North Dallas

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Urban Living

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North Dallas

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Dallas Arts District

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Oak Cliff

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Main Street District

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East Kessler

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West End

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Lake Cliff

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Reunion District

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Oak Lawn

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Dallas Farmers Market

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Love Field

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Civic Center

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Stemmons / Market Center

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Uptown

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Medical District

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Harwood

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Old East Dallas

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Victory Park

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Cityplace

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Turtle Creek

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Bryan Place

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State Thomas

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White Rock

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West Village

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Lake Highlands

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BEYOND DALLAS

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Deep Ellum

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Lakewood

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West Collin County

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Baylor

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Far East Dallas

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East Collin County

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Exposition Park

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Southeast Dallas

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Northwest Dallas County

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Design District

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Fair Park

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Denton County

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Riverfront District

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South Dallas

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Northeast Dallas County

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West Dallas

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Grand Park South

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East Dallas Area

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Trinity Groves

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Park Row South Blvd

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Southwest Dallas County Area

La Bajada

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Pleasant Grove

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Arlington & Grand Prairie Area

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The Cedars

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Mountain Creek

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Northeast Tarrant County

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South Side

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Highway Map Tollways Construction Map Drive Time Maps Public Transit Airports Nonstop Destinations Flight Times

School Districts Map School District Profiles Choosing a District Charter Schools Navigating the System The Best High Schools Pick Your Path Private Schools Alternative Schooling Higher Education

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Dallas & Fort Worth Arts Districts Entertainment Districts Mall and Boutique Districts Map Family-Centric Activities Sports Esports Religion International Studies and Diversity GLBT Demographics Population Market Tapestry

PARKS & OUTDOORS Parks and Trails Dog Parks Map Hike and Bike Trails Map Lakes Golf Courses Map Hidden Gems

JOBS

Major Employers What People Earn Industry Clusters Map Fortune 1000 Companies Map The Innovation Ecosystem

ESSENTIALS

Moving Checklist Your First 30 Days Taxes Essential Phone Numbers and Websites Regional Map Laws

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WELCOME

A LETTER FROM THE DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER 2020 CHAIR OF THE BOARD John Olajide President & CEO

I was 18 when my family

and I said ‘yes’ to Dallas. Our story isn’t much different from many—we moved here for jobs. After finishing high school in upstate New York, my JESSICA HEER father’s company made Talent Attraction, the decision to relocate to Senior Vice President Dallas Regional Chamber Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, and I decided to tag along for the ride. After I received my undergrad degree at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, I moved back to the Dallas Region because it held the most promise. My family was still here, and I enrolled in the University of North Texas’ master of public administration program, specializing in economic development. Two decades, a husband and two children later, I’m still in the Dallas Region, working as the Dallas Regional Chamber’s senior vice president of talent attraction. But this isn’t the same place we moved to. In 20 years, this region has increased in population by 50 percent, and, in the process it’s grown into a magnet for culture, good jobs, entertainment, and diversity. Seems there’s something for everyone here, and options continue to expand. Shortly after moving here, we realized we can experience the great outdoors nearly

nine months a year. Today my family enjoys visiting the breathtaking gardens of the Dallas Arboretum and the soon-to-be-expanded Klyde Warren Park. Klyde Warren has become a prototype for urban planners seeking ways to inject greenspace into dense urban areas. We’re also big fans of the museums, parks, and natural history museums that seem to be constantly increasing and expanding, from the Nasher Sculpture Center, to Perot Museum of Nature & Science, to the Dallas Museum of Art. We never seem to be short of dining options. The Dallas Region has always had its share of Michelin-star-rated restaurants, but our increasingly diverse population (nearly one in five residents are foreign-born) has made dining out a culinary adventure. Our go-to restaurants include Fogo de Chao, Eno’s Pizza, and Ascension Coffee. As much as Dallas has grown and changed, it’s still held on to its small-town friendliness. We’ve gained lifelong friends and shared experiences that will last our lifetimes. Looking back at the decision to move here, there’s no way we could have known the Dallas Region has become what it is. Looking forward, we can’t wait to see what’s next. Jessica Heer Talent Attraction, Senior Vice President Dallas Regional Chamber

Axxess PRESIDENT & CEO Dale Petroskey CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Angela Farley ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Mike Rosa ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Sarah Carabias-Rush RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Duane Dankesreiter TALENT ATTRACTION, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Jessica Heer MEMBERSHIP AND REVENUE GROWTH, VICE PRESIDENT Meghan Kelley Wehner MEMBER SERVICES, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Jennifer A. Schmiel

The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the most established business organizations in the nation and serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our member

COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING, & EVENTS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Scott Goldstein

companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in America to live, work, and do business.

PUBLIC POLICY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Matt Garcia

For more information, please contact the Dallas Regional Chamber at 214.746.6600 or visit www.dallaschamber.org.

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WHEN YOU SAY YES TO DALLAS, YOU’RE SAYING YES TO MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. The Dallas Region is a modern metro area with more than 200 cities, each unique in personality. Explore stories from locals—who have moved from all over the world—who chose Dallas to start or continue a career, to raise a family, and to experience one of the most vibrant and affordable places in the nation. Say Yes to Dallas, it’s more than you might think.

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3 LIVING IN THE DALLAS REGION This chapter is divided into three main sections:

■ The EDUCATION section helps families determine where to learn in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through a comprehensive look at public school districts in the region, including maps, statistics, and school district profiles direct from the ISDs. We also cover private school options in the area, as well as options for alternative education.

3 CULTURE The Dallas Region is a modern urban oasis that serves as home to people from around the country and world, creating a diverse culture and a global region. Whether you’re looking for fine arts, entertainment, professional sports, or giving back, you’ll never run out of activities in Dallas—fun here knows no bounds.

3 PARKS & OUTDOORS Dallas has over 230 sunny days a year—and lots of sunshine means lots of time to be outside. Dallasites have access to countless outdoor activities with sprawling parks, green spaces, and several lakes featuring boating, water sports, and trails for mountain biking, road biking and hiking. You won’t have to go far to find your favorite spot.

3 JOBS Our Jobs section provides a snapshot of our diverse economy, showcasing major employers, top employers, and industry clusters, as well as what you might expect to earn in various sectors of the job market in the Dallas Region.

3 ESSENTIALS Ready to move? Use the moving checklist—an overview of important Texas laws, a discussion of property and sales taxes, and must-have phone numbers and websites.

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■ The HOUSING section provides information to those looking for a home. Here, you’ll learn which neighborhoods are the most and least expensive, and how much you can expect to pay for utilities.

■ GETTING AROUND covers airports, freeways and tollways, public transit and more—providing everything you need to get around like a local.

WELCOME

From Uptown to Frisco, and Denton to Red Bird, we break down Dallas neighborhoods as well as communities in Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Tarrant counties, giving you the lay of the land and helping you determine the right community for your lifestyle, family, and more.

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WHAT LOCALS. KNOW AND LOVE. ABOUT DALLAS.

FORT WORTH

CEDAR HILL

MCKINNEY

NORTH DALLAS

ARLINGTON

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS

FRISCO

IRVING-LAS COLINAS

PLANO

MESQUITE

THE COLONY

Live in the Dallas Region? That could be one of more than 200 cities.

RICHARDSON

The region, including Fort Worth, spreads out farther each day. Only 1.3 million of a total population of 7.6 million lives in Dallas proper. Each surrounding city is unique in personality, but we’re all Texas proud. Explore and discover.

ALLEN

DALLAS - OAK CLIFF

DALLAS FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

WESTLAKE

DENTON

UPTOWN DALLAS

CARROLLTON

FLOWER MOUND

WAXAHACHIE

LEWISVILLE

LANCASTER

KELLER

DALLAS/FORT WORTH ACCOLADES

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No.

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Among the

Top 10

No.

2

DFW Led Nation in Job Growth

DFW Added the Most People Among U.S. Metros

U.S. Digital Cities: Allen, Dallas, DeSoto, and Plano

Best Towns for Tech Workers

(2019) Bureau of Labor Statistics

(2019) U.S. Census Bureau

(2019) Government Technology

(2020) CompTIA

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We are among the fastestgrowing regions in the country.

UNT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PHOTO: CITY OF MESQUITE

But don’t worry, we have plenty of room. Our area is the size of New Jersey and Delaware combined, and we add nearly 322 people to our population every day. You know what that means? Big opportunities for all.

We certainly do big business—in everything from finance to high-tech. As of 2019, 44 Fortune 1000 companies were headquartered in the Dallas Region with more announcing moves every day. Our Arts District is the largest in the nation, accompanied by Fort Worth’s own world-renowned artistic meccas, including the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. As for fashion, iconic Neiman Marcus’ home base is downtown. Folks here know how to shop and fine-dine—and we’ve got plenty of places to do both.

PHOTO: RAWPIXEL VIA ISTOCK

We’re quite cosmopolitan.

Interesting people live here. Every world culture is represented. Dallas is diverse in every aspect of its population—culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, level of education, age, background, hometown, and home country. We welcome all y’all. (Yes, we do say “y’all.” You’ll love it, too.)

Get here, and you can get anywhere. PHOTO: ERIN GILLIATT

In town or out-of-country, our transportation rules. The Dallas Region’s modern highway system is constantly undergoing improvements to keep pace with our growth. Our light-rail system? At 93 miles in length—and expanding—it’s the longest in the United States. Plus, we’re home to the world’s largest global airline, American Airlines, and the country’s largest domestic carrier, Southwest Airlines—each with its own airport. Hop on a plane to the world via 67 nonstop international flight routes and 193 nonstop domestic routes.

No.

1

Wind Energy Produced Among States (2018) U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Among the

Top 10

Hardest Working U.S. Cities: Plano, Dallas, Grand Prairie, Garland, Irving, and Arlington (2019) Monster.com

Among the

Top 10

Best Places to Buy a House in 2019: Frisco, Denton, McKinney, Carrollton, and Allen

Among the

Top 10

Cities for Retirement: Richardson and Plano (2019) Niche.com

WalletHub

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OUTDOOR CONCERT AT THE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

We’re pretty. Oh, so pretty. There’s some stunning scenery to behold in the Dallas Region. For starters, we have a sky so big it can take your breath away. Look around the next time you’re road-tripping. South of Dallas, you’ll find rolling hills and the Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States (yes, we have a lot of “largests” here). East Dallas has White Rock Lake, Cedar Hill has Joe Pool Lake, and north of the city are Grapevine and Lewisville lakes, to name a few of our watering holes. In fact, within 100 miles of the region, there are more than 400 public parks and more than 60 lakes.

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PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

TRAMMELL CROW PARK

We’ve got tons of stuff to do. There is a thriving cultural scene in the Dallas Region, and there is always something to do. We take our food seriously. We also take our sports seriously. And our arts. And our fun. Dallas is the only metro area in the country that was built around nothing—no major river, no port—so we built exactly what we wanted from the ground up. And we’ve got it all.

A Dallas-Fort Worth education will get your kids to college— or wherever their hearts desire.

UTD’S SCHOOL OF ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND EMERGING COMMUNICATION PHOTO: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

We are focused on great education. Variety and options are what we do best. We’ve got excellent public and private schools. We’ve got schools that focus on the arts and schools that focus on science. We’ve got schools rooted in religious tradition and myriad resources for kids with special needs. Plus, you and your kids will feel safe and nurtured here. And if college is in your child’s future, Texas has six major university systems where you can pay in-state tuition.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH ACCOLADES

Dallas Region claims

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Best Cities in Texas

Top 10 Hottest Startup Cities in America

Safest City in America: Plano

2019 Airport of the Year: DFW Airport

(2019) ChamberOfCommerce.org

(2019) Inc Magazine

(2019) WalletHub

(2019) Air Transport World

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You might feel like you get a raise when you move to Dallas. WELCOME

With no state income tax and no payroll tax in Texas, you may feel like your wallet is a little fatter when you relocate here. Plus, you’ll definitely get more house for your money here than in any other major metro in the country. And that’s a great thing.

PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH PHOTO: BRIGGS FREEMAN

We really have not four, but five seasons. Local blogger Dallas Whisperer says it goes like this: “Rainy Spring” starts in February and continues until the beginning of May. “Pleasant Summer” picks up with clear skies and temps in the 80s or 90s until mid-July. That’s when “Sol” season kicks in through August, with enough sun glare and heat to make that pool heaven. “Glorious Fall,” a.k.a. porch weather, hits in September until December when the “Northers” appear. It’s our version of winter. Out of nowhere, temps instantly drop with howls of wind and ice, and sometimes snow (in which case, the city shuts down). The Northers disappear as quickly as they come, but pop in sporadically well into February. So keep your parkas. You’ll need them now and again.

We have new condos. We have historic homes. Take your pick. The Dallas Region offers vast housing choices. Mid-century moderns, 1920s bungalows, contemporary high-rises, walkable community apartments, cutting-edge architectural splendors, yards with acres, even those fabled ranches—we’ve got that. And if we don’t, there’s plenty of land to build on.

No.

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Top

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PHOTO: BRIGGS FREEMAN

DALLAS ARBORETUM

5

No.

2

No.

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Texas Top-Ranked State for Firm Relocations

Best-Performing Cities: Dallas

Green-Powered Cities: Dallas

Top Emerging Real Estate Market

(2019) Dallas Fed

[2019] Milken Institute

U.S. EPA

(2019) PwC/Urban Land Institute

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“A CITY OF TRANSPLANTS– EVERYWHERE YOU GO, YOU’LL MEET PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD ... EVERYONE IS OPEN AND EAGER TO WELCOME YOU INTO THEIR CIRCLE.”

“I’VE LOVED GETTING TO KNOW DALLAS AND TRULY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DIFFERENT AREAS, UNIQUE CULTURE, AND CHARMING PEOPLE.”

— CLAYTON LOUGEE, DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGY, THOMSON REUTERS

ELIZABETH AND AUBREY COLEMAN

“I WOULD CHALLENGE NEW RESIDENTS TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER AREAS AROUND THE METROPLEX BEFORE PLANTING ROOTS. ” — AUBREY COLEMAN, T-MOBILE

PHOTO: CHASE MARDIS

— REGAN OLSON, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT TAKE COMMAND HEALTH

“DALLAS BOASTS ONE OF THE MOST WELL-ROUNDED INDUSTRY PORTFOLIOS OF ALL THE MAJOR CITIES, SO THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.” — ADAM MORRISEY, DIRECTOR, TRUMONT GROUP

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INSIGHT INTO DALLAS NEIGHBORHOODS AND SURROUNDING CITIES

COMMUNITIES

COMMUNITIES

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CITY OF DALLAS NEIGHBORHOODS About 1.3 million people with all kinds of characteristics and perspectives live in Dallas proper. And new people are moving here every day. Our residents live in houses big and small, multifamily developments, high-rise luxury buildings, new construction, and lovingly restored properties from generations past. They cherish nature and culture, shop at small boutiques and massive malls. They send their kids to private school or public school, or they school them at home. They go to church, they volunteer, they find like-minded groups, and they make friends. And the basis of it all is their community. Dallas communities are as diverse as our population. Downtown and Uptown attract those focused on urban living, while neighborhoods like Preston Hollow and Lakewood are right for people who want to be in town with a little more space. Areas in southern Dallas are replete with nature; areas to the north are boomtowns with every modern convenience there is. And the city of Dallas is a more exciting place to live than ever before.

FAR NORTH DALLAS

FAR NORTHEAST DALLAS NORTH DALLAS

NORTHWEST DALLAS

LAKE HIGHLANDS

NORTHEAST DALLAS

LOVE FIELD

PARK CITIES

MEDICAL DISTRICT STEMMONS/ MARKET CENTER

LAKEWOOD OLD EAST DALLAS

OAK LAWN

WEST DALLAS

WHITE ROCK

DOWNTOWN

FAR EAST DALLAS

FAIR PARK SOUTH DALLAS

NORTH OAK CLIFF

PLEASANT GROVE

WEST OAK CLIFF CENTRAL OAK CLIFF

DATA SOURCE FOR THIS CHAPTER:

EAST OAK CLIFF

MOUNTAIN CREEK

FOR BY THE NUMBERS / RACE AND ETHNICITY ESRI forecasts based on 2010 US Census Demographic and Income Profile Report, ESRI Business Analyst FOR EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT ESRI forecasts based on 2010 US Census Community Profile Report, ESRI Business Analyst

SOUTHEAST DALLAS SOUTHEAST OAK CLIFF

RED BIRD

FOR HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES ESRI forecasts based on 2015 and 2016 Consumer Expenditure Surveys, BLS Household Budget Expenditures Report, ESRI Business Analyst

DALLAS BY THE NUMBERS 2019

Population Households

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+)

2024

1,378,903

1,476,084

TOTAL

2019

893,263

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Less Than 9th Grade

12.0%

Food

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

10.3%

Housing

High School Graduate

18.6%

Apparel and Services

2019

$72,020 $8,849 $23,138 $2,189

524,852

560,889

Average Household Size

2.59

2.60

GED/Alternative Credential

Median Age

33.2

33.7

Some College, No Degree

Median Household Income

$52,365

$58,110

Associate Degree

4.8%

Healthcare

$5,317

Average Household Income

$83,000

$93,751

Bachelor’s Degree

21.0%

Entertainment and Recreation

$3,027

Per Capita Income

$31,644

$35,673

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Travel

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OAK LAWN

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TURTLE CREEK

OLD EAST DALLAS

UPTOWN S TAT E T H O M AS H A RWO O D

DESIGN DISTRICT

B RYA N P L AC E B AY LO R DA L L AS A R T S DISTRICT

V I C TO RY PA R K

DEEP ELLUM

L A B A JA D A

WEST END

TRINITY G R OV E S

RIVERFRONT D I ST R I C T

EXPOSITION PA R K

MAIN STREET DISTRICT DA L L AS FA R M E R S MARKET

DOWNTOWN

SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK

CIVIC CENTER REUNION

WEST DALLAS

G R A N D PA R K SOUTH

THE CEDARS PA R K R O W S O U T H B LV D

E AST KESSLER SOUTH SIDE

OAK CLIFF

E D G E WO O D P L AC E LAKE CLIFF

THE B O T TO M S

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2019

PERCENT

2024

PERCENT

White Alone

668,940

48.5%

700,046

47.4%

Black Alone

343,816

24.9%

368,228

24.9%

American Indian Alone Asian Alone Pacific Islander Alone Some Other Race Alone Two or More Races Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

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8,471

0.6%

8,978

0.6%

54,478

4.0%

66,588

4.5%

679

0.0%

782

0.1%

261,268

18.9%

285,179

19.3%

41,251

3.0%

46,282

3.1%

610,276

44.3%

675,505

45.8%

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Dallas’ urban core is an exciting and diverse collection of environments, experiences, and neighborhoods— each with its own character, personality, and purpose. From historic buildings and museums to first-rate art facilities and an endless selection of amazing restaurants, Dallas’ urban core provides a place for almost any taste.

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The largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, the Dallas Arts District includes the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas City Performance Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Belo Mansion. Here, you’ll also find Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and One Arts Plaza, as well as a myriad of historic churches, delicious restaurants, and eclectic food trucks. And, of course, you can’t forget Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre deck park built over a stretch of Woodall Rodgers Freeway.

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The Neiman Marcus flagship store, Comerica Bank Tower, Bank of America Plaza, The Joule, Magnolia Hotel, The Adolphus, and numerous restaurants all combine to form the central space known as the Main Street District. With landmarks such as Main Street Garden, Belo Garden, Stone Street Gardens, and Pegasus Plaza, as well as historic buildings that have been converted to residential buildings, the Main Street District is a great place to live, work, and play.

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The West End Historic Disrict is one of downtown Dallas’ famous sites, as well as one of its most-visited destinations. Complete with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas World Aquarium, and recently expanded Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and surrounded by a cluster of fun restaurants and entertainment venues, this district provides a valuable experience for visitors and locals alike. For decades, the West End served as a manufacturing hub for hats, crackers, candy, apparel, farm equipment, and saddles. Today, a cavalry of well-established developers and downtown stakeholders are driving the creation of an innovation district and smart city pilot project— a rebirth of the West End.

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URBAN LIVING CIVIC CENTER Civic Center is the regional hub of many landmark destinations, and home to the Omni Dallas Hotel and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, one of the largest convention centers in the country. Here, you’ll find Dallas City Hall, Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building, Pioneer Plaza, and Pioneer Park Cemetery. 75

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The Reunion District is widely known for two primary landmarks: Reunion Tower and Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station. Reunion Tower, one of Dallas’ most iconic symbols, includes Five Sixty, a fine-dining restaurant by Wolfgang Puck. Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station is a hub for the Trinity Railway Express, DART Light Rail and Amtrak Intercity Rail. Stay in the Hyatt Regency Dallas and enjoy both of these amazing landmarks. 30

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Anchored by the Dallas Farmers Market, which has been providing the people of Dallas with fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats for more than six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market District encompasses a large area bounded by Jackson Street, North Central Expressway, R.L. Thornton Freeway, and St. Paul Street. Not only does the Dallas Farmers Market District offer unique food and specialty vendors, including the renovated Shed 2, but it is also home to a collection of historic buildings, contemporary townhomes, and apartments. 30

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UPTOWN The last 20 years have seen massive construction projects transform this area into a dense mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly place to live and work. Just north of downtown Dallas, Uptown is popular with young professionals. Although it is one of Dallas’ earliest settlements, redevelopment has fostered a lively mix of new and old. The Historic State Thomas neighborhood includes wood-frame houses restored to their early-20th-century grandeur. New high-rise residences offer ownership and rental opportunities and typically include fitness centers and shopping. The area is also home to hundreds of fine dining and nightlife venues, as well as galleries, boutiques, and an art house movie theater. Uptown attracts young professionals who want a walkable neighborhood with plenty of action. 75

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HARWOOD The Harwood District, under the direction of developer Harwood International, launched in 1984 with the Rolex Building at downtown Dallas’ north side. Today, the 18-block, 30-acre district has 3.5 million square feet of Class A office, residential, and retail space, along with 8 acres of green space, with more to come. 75

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VICTORY PARK Victory Park is home to one of downtown’s most recognizable sporting venues, the American Airlines Center, where you can see the World Champion Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. This 75-acre district offers luxurious urban living, dining, sophisticated nightlife, and office space. Also located here is the beginning of the Katy Trail and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Other landmarks include the W Dallas Victory Hotel and the House of Blues. 75

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URBAN LIVING TURTLE CREEK The elegant Turtle Creek corridor, north of downtown Dallas in the Oak Lawn area, makes up 80 city blocks containing approximately 90 acres of green space, as well as luxury townhomes and modern high-rises. The area has spectacular natural beauty with the Katy Trail running throughout the neighborhood. Turtle Creek is also home to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater. 75

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The State Thomas area of Uptown Dallas offers easy access to freeways, the M Line Trolley, and close proximity to the central business district. State Thomas is one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, with the largest collection of intact Victorian residential structures. It also has a modern touch, including mixeduse commercial and residential projects with restaurants, boutiques, art shops, and hotels. 30

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WEST VILLAGE West Village is known as Dallas “Uptown’s Downtown,” containing 275,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, and more than 5,000 residential units. This walkable shopping and dining district offers a variety of one-of-a-kind retail shops and boutiques, along with plenty of restaurants and entertainment options. Developed by Phoenix Property Co. and Urban Partners, West Village has direct access to the Katy Trail, McKinney Avenue Trolley, and DART rail and bus stations. 75

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BAYLOR Baylor University Medical Center anchors this district, which is comprised of pedestrian-friendly streets, historic homes, condos, and apartments. The Baylor District is home to several nonprofit organizations located along Swiss Avenue, as well as the Latino Cultural Center, Bryan Place neighborhood, and Exall Park. 75

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DEEP ELLUM Nestled east of downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum was established as Freedman’s Town by former slaves after the Civil War. In the 1880s, the area was considered too far from downtown Dallas to be a reputable address. Today, Deep Ellum is an eclectic entertainment district with a funky style consisting of avant garde shops, nightclubs, art galleries, restaurants, and loft and apartment developments. People who live here tend to eschew traditional styles and embrace the unique. 75

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Exposition Park’s focus is Fair Park, home to the State Fair of Texas in the fall. Exposition Park experiences hundreds of thousands of visitors, especially during the annual Oklahoma-Texas football game at the Cotton Bowl, known as the “Red River Showdown.” This East Dallas area includes boutique shops and eclectic bars and restaurants. 30

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As one of Dallas’ most successfully branded destinations, the Design District consists of more than 300 specialty merchants offering a unique selection of art, furnishings, antiques, and designer goods. More than an attraction for interior designers, the Design District consists of numerous restaurants, residential, and other commercial projects that add to the district’s vitality, making it a blossoming community as well as a creative epicenter.

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As the front door to the Trinity River (downtown Dallas’ greatest natural asset), the Riverfront District has created the most significant change to the city’s skyline with the construction of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by internationally renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. From an array of unique antique shops to the famous tacos and longhorns of Fuel City, the Riverfront District is home to some of Dallas’ mostloved stops.

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URBAN LIVING This area has long been home to La Bajada, a largely Hispanic working-class neighborhood. When the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened in 2012, it transformed the Dallas skyline, while bringing new interest and energy into the area. Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator at the foot of the bridge, was the first true sign of innovation and the harbinger to the future of West Dallas (in other words: build a microbrewery, and they will come). Developers have made significant investments in the area and have a number of new communities in the works. There is a surge in apartment construction, and plans are underway for offices, shops, an urban farm, and more. It’s not a stretch to say that West Dallas is poised to be the next big thing.

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LA BAJADA The West Dallas neighborhood of La Bajada is north of the mixed-use Trinity Groves with views of downtown Dallas. The area is home to Hispanic families, many of whom owned their homes for generations. With the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in 2012, this area is revitalizing with small apartment buildings and retail under construction. The area is also home to Urban Youth Farm Park, a community garden in West Dallas that provides youth hands-on outdoor education. 75

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THE CEDARS Home to a range of industries, creative office and living space, and affordablehousing options, The Cedars neighborhood is where you’ll find Dallas Heritage Village (a living history museum), American Beauty Mill lofts, and the popular annual Cedars Open Studios art tour. You’ll also find a growing base of urban dwellers throughout the area, making The Cedars a diverse, eclectic neighborhood. 75

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“South Side” is named after South Side on Lamar, an adaptive reuse of the former Sears Catalog Merchandise Center. South Side consists of many prime landmarks, including Gilley’s Dallas, Poor David’s Pub, and the Canvas Hotel, which features a hard-to-beat view of downtown. Other landmarks in South Side include Jack Evans Police Headquarters and the administrative offices of the Dallas County Community College system. 75

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EDGEWOOD PLACE South Dallas Edgewood Place was once home to a predominantly Jewish community, and later on, AfricanAmerican residents; many of today’s Edgewood inhabitants are from families who owned their houses for decades. Edgewood today is attracting the attention of young professionals and urban pioneers who are quietly buying houses in need of renovation. Developers are interested as well because of Edgewood’s proximity to Downtown, Deep Ellum, Farmers Market, and Baylor Medical Center. 75

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THE BOTTOMS The 126-acre Bottoms is bounded on the north by the Trinity River, and on the west by Interstate 35, with Corinth and Eighth streets to the east and south, respectively. Best known for the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center School for the Talented and Gifted, one of the nation’s best high schools, as well as the Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church, the area is coming alive because of community stakeholders working with the City of Dallas.

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Even though it’s situated in the heart of Dallas, this enclave is actually composed of two independent entities: the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. Each maintains its own tax structures, police departments, school districts, and municipal operations. The well-to-do and influential live here, including Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys’ owner). In fact, some of the highest per-capita incomes in all of Texas reside within these ZIP codes. Home prices easily reach the millions. Boutique shopping is luxe, providing high levels of personal service at places like Highland Park Village, the oldest shopping center in the United States. While the houses are grand, the streets are lined with majestic oak trees. Lush green spaces are meticulously manicured. The presence of the private Southern Methodist University campus lends a quaint Ivy-League air to these smallbut-wealthy towns. At Christmas, horse-drawn carriages carry crowds to view the awe-inspiring light shows of the decorated mansions. The Park Cities are also home to the Dallas Country Club, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Snider Plaza.

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CITY OF DALLAS NEIGHBORHOODS NORTHWEST DALLAS

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This pocket of Dallas has two distinct sections: residential and commercial. Neighborhoods developed in the late 1950s contain mid-century and ranch-style houses on mid-size lots. Public schools are highly rated and private schools are abundant. Park Forest is known for its community pool. Midway Hills is popular for the Disney Streets whose character-named streets attract high demand. Korea Town to the west, while mostly commercial, serves the largest Korean community in Texas. If you are looking for wholesale-only fabric and gift stores, head down to Harry Hines Boulevard.

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Apartment complexes and retail dominate Northeast Dallas. The Village, made up of 17 complexes served by central services and a community country club, draws young professionals. Nearby are newly built and renovated ’50s complexes off University Drive which are popular with SMU students. North of Park Lane is a cluster of apartments called Vickery Meadows. It’s home to ethnically diverse families, including immigrants from all over the world. A pocket of midpriced ’50s-era housing communities are found east of Skillman Street. Housing is close to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, shopping centers, and DART stations that line upper Greenville Avenue.

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Here’s a slice of Dallas north of Interstate 635 and east of U.S. Highway 75, just south of Richardson. Right at the corner of those intersecting freeways lies the sprawling headquarters of Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company. Close by, you’ll also find Dallas College’s Richland campus, with both accredited and youth or enrichment classes. For housing, expect a mix of lower-rent apartments alongside modestly priced homes built in the ’70s. The closer you get to the suburbs, the higher the prices go.

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Far North Dallas is sandwiched between suburban Addison and Richardson and bounded by Interstate 635 and Belt Line Road. Even residents have trouble distinguishing the lines between Dallas proper and their suburban neighbors—especially as the schools belong mostly to the Richardson ISD. The schools, plus proximity to shopping centers and equidistance between downtown and Frisco, attract many young families with children. The area was first developed in the ’70s and ’80s. Many homes date back to that era, but the home values vary. While made up of many neighborhoods, the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance creates some cohesion. Of note are the 6.3-mile Preston Ridge Trail and the Galleria, a multistory mall featuring lots of shopping and an ice-skating rink.

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North Dallas is the site of some of Dallas’ wealthiest neighborhoods, including Preston Hollow, which consists of Old Preston Hollow and 12 small neighborhoods. Strait Lane in particular is a multimillion-dollar address of influencers. These estate-filled neighborhoods with shade-covered hills, private lakes, streams, and expansive grounds house notables such as George W. Bush, Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki, and Roger Staubach. Famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright designed a majority of the older mansions. But new, custom estates are the current trend. Predominately a family-centric community, many children get their education at the prestigious private school corridor within the area. As you travel north, the Preston Forest neighborhoods scale into ranch homes and prices drop slightly. Quick entry onto both the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Highway 75 gives easy access to the rest of the city. High-end shopping and dining is found at Preston Center and the popular NorthPark Center.

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OAK CLIFF 1. North Oak Cliff People here are proud to represent a convergence of artists, musicians, and culture-rich Hispanic communities. While it’s one of the older neighborhoods, it has seen quite the resurgence in recent years. Renovations to the Bishop Arts District and several historic districts like Kessler Park, with its hills and Tudor-style homes, and Winnetka Heights, with Prairie and Craftsman-style houses, spurred the launch of independent restaurants and shops around family-owned Mexican restaurants and mercados. It strives to retain its open-minded, diverse character in the midst of its growing popularity.

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When mentioning Oak Cliff, most are referring to North Oak Cliff, but the district actually encompasses four unique sections—and a huge amount of real estate.

3. Southeast Oak Cliff This is a haven of education with the campuses of both recently expanded University of North Texas at Dallas and Paul Quinn College. Big plans are in the works for the areas surrounding these schools.

Stevens Park Golf Course just saw a complete redesign by architect John Colligan and is open for public golfing. Kidd Springs Park offers walking trails and lots of outdoor opportunities. 2. East Oak Cliff East Oak Cliff is home to the Dallas Zoo, plus two top 20 schools in the nation—the School of Science and Engineering Magnet (17) and the Talented and Gifted Magnet School (6) at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center.

4. Central Oak Cliff Wynnewood North is prized for its midcentury houses on gently sloping hills. The 263-acre Kiest Park is full of sports options. Oak Cliff Nature Preserve offers eight miles of trails.

EAST KESSLER Established in the late 1930s by developer Roy Eastus and the Stemmons Family, East Kessler’s chalk hills, combined with many doctors living there, once earned it the designation of “Pill Hill.” These days, East Kessler Park is home to Methodist Dallas Medical Center and is the furthest east of the Kessler Park neighborhoods in Oak Cliff. Crisscrossed by many creeks, this quiet residential area takes its street names from the many real estate figures who developed it, as well as the chalk hills embellishing it. 75

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LAKE CLIFF Lake Cliff takes its name from Cliff Park, which was constructed in the late 19th century. Many of the houses in this northern Oak Cliff neighborhood were built between 1890-1930; during this time, John Zang and Charles Mangoled built the Crystal Hill entertainment complex. Lake Cliff includes the historic 12-story Lake Cliff Towers, once a hotel and now condominiums. 75

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Nestled between Highland Park and Interstate 35, which separates it from the Design District, Oak Lawn has a distinct culture. It’s affectionately called the “gayborhood” by locals for its high population of GLBT-friendly clubs, restaurants, shops, and events like the annual Halloween parade. But the mix of posh, high-rise apartments among renovated post-war homes draws kidless urban professionals of all ages and types who have fine tastes in decor and dining. Retail and restaurant options tend to be unique, ranging drastically from the highest-end to the character-filled and budget-friendly. A block away, Turtle Creek, a winding boulevard of shady green space and Reverchon Park, embodies high-culture attitude as exemplified with the Kalita Humphreys Theater and the five-star Mansion at Turtle Creek.

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Located five minutes from downtown Dallas, this area is an extension of the Design District and is starting to attract the attention of indie, artist-based businesses and a few trendy restaurants. Home to the prestigious, landmark Hilton Anatole hotel, this area is a short drive to the Medical District and the Oak Cliff neighborhood. The area is still warehouseheavy with commercial properties and developers have been eyeing properties for redevelopment.

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PARKLAND HOSPITAL

Does it surprise you that large, expanding hospitals congregate here? Parkland Hospital (made famous for treating President John F. Kennedy), Children’s Medical Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Zale Lipshy University Hospital all stand shoulderto-shoulder, peppered with specialized care centers offering top-notch services. Apartments are springing up to accommodate the growth. Next door, Dallas Market Center, The Apparel Mart, and the World Trade Center keep shops across the country stocked with wholesale goods. The Infomart houses Wade College and tech-centric offices.

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People of Dallas love their heart-of-the-city airport, Love Field. Recently lifted flight restrictions make it busier than ever—and the nearby neighborhoods more popular than ever. Bluffview is an affluent area tucked around Inwood Village. Cliffs overlooking Bachman Branch, sometimes 50 feet high, give the neighborhood natural charm. Close by is Greenway Parks, a conservation district designed in 1927 in the English commons tradition of clustering houses around private parkways. Perry Heights, south of the landing strip, is a collection of prewar homes and condominiums. Expect big changes in the Maple corridor as major development progresses.

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Sought out for a mix of casual, foodie-centric restaurants and bars alongside older houses, this area rallies around its fun, all-inclusive spirit. You’ll hear it referred to as Lower Greenville, the M Streets, and Knox-Henderson, but it’s actually made up of lots of neighborhoods— many designated as conservation districts of Tudor homes and cottages. Historic mansions on Swiss Avenue neighbor two-story Prairie houses of Munger Place Historic District. Renovated ’60s apartment buildings line Gaston Avenue. Most everything off of Ross Avenue is being rehabilitated. Families blend with young singles. Schools are community supported. It’s known for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Granada Theater, and joyous eating and drinking.

CITYPLACE The Cityplace District is bestknown for its 1.4-million-squarefoot 42-story office Cityplace Tower (served by a DART station), as well as the 275,000-squarefoot residential-and-retail West Village. Yet this 160-acre, master-planned, mixed-use community, bounded by Haskell and Lemmon Avenues and the Katy Trail also offers the tree-lined Haskell Boulevard, along with its more than 3 million square feet of residential property, 500,000 square feet of retail, and 1.6 million square feet of office space. 75

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BRYAN PLACE Originally named after Dallas founder John Neely Bryan, Bryan Place of East Dallas contains older houses and structures from the early 20th century, as well as 1980s houses developed by Fox & Jacobs. The primarily residential neighborhood offers townhomes, zero-lot garden homes, and close-by entertainment and restaurants; a 10-minute walk brings residents to the Dallas Arts District. Exall Park, complete with playgrounds, hiking trails, and sports fields, also defines Bryan Place. 75

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East of White Rock Lake is a host of diverse neighborhoods, plus the beloved Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Forest Hills rises up from the lake with larger homes and lots. Little Forest Hills is a funky, artistically minded bungalow community that loves to throw vivacious parades. Casa Linda, anchored by Casa Linda Plaza, uses Spanish words for all its street names. Mature trees fill the ’50s-developed neighborhood and the surrounding mid-priced housing areas of Eastwood, Lake Park Estates, and Lochwood. Bath House Cultural Center, just off the lake, features local art exhibits and plays. Public Tenison Golf Course and Samuell Grand Park with its summer Shakespeare Festivals are close by as well.

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It’s all about family in Lake Highlands. Maintained as a huge farm until 1940, the community is large— composed of more than 40 neighborhoods—but flush with green space, parks, and a creek trail that leads to White Rock Lake. Officially established in 1946, the area was heavily developed throughout the ’60s. There are many homes of varying values to be found here. While part of Dallas, most of the public schools actually fall into the Richardson ISD. That includes Lake Highlands High School. Morgan Fairchild went there, as did recent Grammy winner Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent.

LAKEWOOD Tight-knit, eclectic in nature, and situated alongside White Rock Lake, Lakewood is adored for character close to downtown. In 2018, CultureMap listed Lakewood among its “5 Neighborhoods to Buy a Forever Home in Dallas Right Now.” Prized architects Charles Dilbeck and Clifford Hutsell designed many houses with modern or Spanish styles. Craftsman or Prairie styles fill Junius Heights Historic District. While houses are updated and urban sensibilities integrated, lifestyle here is not unlike the idyllic way it began. Folks still go to the Lakewood Shopping Center landmarked with the Lakewood Theater; walk, run, bike, row, and sail around the lake; or play golf at Lakewood Country Club. And kids still go to Woodrow Wilson High School, one of many International Baccalaureate high schools in Texas. PHOTO: PAUL MANAK

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DALLAS ATHLETIC CLUB

A section of neighborhoods closest to the southern tip of White Rock Lake features tree-filled yards and one-story ranch houses from the ’60s that make great starter homes. Grouped together as White Rock Hills, this area includes Claremont, Casa Linda Forest, and Hillridge. Casa View, built in the post-war building boom, has gained attention as a bargain opportunity. The Creative Arts Center, a neighborhood gem, teaches visual arts classes. Dallas College’s Eastfield campus offers two-year degrees and continuing education. Private Dallas Athletic Club offers golf and tennis.

With roots tracing back to the early 1800s, much of Southeast Dallas is encompassed by the Trinity River green space. It includes the Trinity River Audubon Center—a nature preserve with hiking and biking trails and a bird sanctuary. Across Elam Creek is McCommas Bluff Preserve—a 111-acre wooded preserve. It’s also home to the Trinity Forest Aerial Adventure Park and Texas Horse Park. Because of the scenery, this area is slated for future development.

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SOUTHEAST DALLAS

TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON CENTER

FAIR PARK Built to host the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, Fair Park is a historically protected collection of Art Deco buildings housing museums and exhibits. But everybody knows it as the grounds for the State Fair of Texas. The annual spectacular is a sight like no other. Year-round, people visit the Texas Discovery Gardens, the Music Hall at Fair Park, Dos Equis Pavillion, The African American Museum, the Children’s Aquarium, and games at the Cotton Bowl. A new initiative by the city just launched to revitalize both the park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay tuned. 75

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SOUTH DALLAS

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South of downtown and surrounding Fair Park, these predominantly AfricanAmerican and Hispanicinhabited neighborhoods are pushing to rise again. Initiatives are underway to invigorate capital improvements and incentivized development. The Dolphin Heights area is a close-knit, family-friendly neighborhood. The South Boulevard/Park Row Historic District is undergoing a revival. Parkdale/Urbandale near the Keeton Park Golf Course is striving for the same. Proximity to the city offers great growth promise.

GRAND PARK SOUTH

BILLY EARL DADE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grand Park South (GPS) is a 228-acre tax-increment finance (TIF) district in South Dallas and adjacent to historic Fair Park with access to downtown and DART’s light rail green line. Notable developments in the district includes 6,000 square feet of retail, 30 single-family homes, and a $36 million, 213,616-square-foot middle school that opened in 2013. 75

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Named for a grove of cottonwood trees, Pleasant Grove was once its own town until annexed in 1954 and combined with other small communities. It’s home to Skyline High—the nation’s first magnet school and eighth largest high school in America. And it is also home to The Trinity Forest Golf Course, which hosted the most successful professional charity golf event on the PGA for the first time in 2018. SMU’s golf program and First Tee of Greater Dallas are also housed there.

Mountain Creek Lake, the namesake, is actually a reservoir designed to cool the Mountain Creek Power Plant. Today, Dallas Baptist University resides in the hills overlooking the water. Not far away is Potter’s House, led by Oprah-favorite Bishop T.D. Jakes, which gathers large worshipping crowds. The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery rests near the lake. Not only is there access to the park and soccer fields in Mountain Creek Lake Park, but Joe Pool Lake is mere minutes away. Though in Dallas, residents here are educated through Duncanville ISD.

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MOUNTAIN CREEK

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

RED BIRD

THE GOLF CLUB OF DALLAS

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DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

Hard-working families that are generally Texasborn-and-bred live in the section between Oak Cliff and Duncanville. One nice perk: Housing costs are about half of the Dallas average. The Dallas Executive Airport flies out of Red Bird, maintaining aircraft and making sure those doing business in downtown can fly out at a moment’s notice. For hikers looking for a challenge, head to difficult-rated Boulder Park Trail. Golf enthusiasts will want to experience the last Perry Maxwell-designed course at The Golf Club of Dallas.

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Bridgeport

Quality of life starts with finding Bay the Runaway right community. The Dallas region is surrounded byParadise dozens of distinctive suburban communities that offer their own unique charms. Looking for a community with a historic downtown, eclectic shops, and restaurants? We’ve got that. What about a master-planned community with a golf course and access to great schools? We’ve got that, too. Whether you prefer to live on a lake, in wide-Springtown open spaces, or near a rodeo, great mall, or nature preserve, there’s a community that’s right Sanctuary for you. In a region that’s so richly diverse, it won’t be easy deciding where to hang your hat.

Corinth New Fairview

DENTON COUNTY

Aurora

Briar CDP

Argyle Northlake

Lewi

Flower Mound

WISE COUNTY

Roanoke Trophy Club

Newark

Westlake

TARRANT COUNTY

Haslet

Grapevine Lake Southlake

Pelican Bay

Azle

Hickory Creek

Double Oak

Rhome

Pecan Acres

Reno

Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Justin

Boyd

Coppe

Grapevine

Keller

Eagle Mountain CDP

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY Blue Mound Haltom City

Lake Worth

Colleyville

North Richland Hills

Watauga

Saginaw

Bedford

Euless

Irving

Hurst

Richland Hills

River Oaks

White SettlementWestover Hills

Willow Park

Annetta North Weatherford

Oak Point

DISH

Cool Hudson Oaks

Cross Ro

Ponder

Lakeside

Millsap

Denton

DENTON COUNTY

FORT WORTH AREA Aledo

Annetta

Pantego

Fort Worth

Benbrook

Annetta South

Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Everman

PARKER COUNTY HOOD COUNTY

Crowley

Rendon

Burleson

Cresson

Briaroaks

Oak Trail Shores CDP Granbury

Godley

Joshua

Mansfield

ARLINGTON / JOHNSON GRAND PRAIRIE AREA COUNTY

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Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

Alvarado

Venus

Keene Tolar Pecan Plantation CDP

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WEST COLLIN COUNTY Prosper

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New Hope

Neylandville

McKinney

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm

Farmersville

Campb

Frisco

Shady Shores

Fairview

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Allen Parker

Hebron

Greenville

Lucas

The Colony

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EAST COLLIN COUNTY Josephine

St. Paul

Plano Murphy

Caddo Mills

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

COLLIN COUNTY

Lon

Royse City

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton

ell

Addison

Union Valley

Fate

Garland

Rockwall

Farmers Branch

Quinlan

Rowlett

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY

NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY

University Park Highland Park

McLendonChisholm

ROCKWALL COUNTY

Heath Sunnyvale

West Tawakoni

KAUFMAN COUNTY

Mesquite Cockrell Hill

HUNT COUNTY

Hawk Cove

Forney

Terrell

Balch Springs

EAST DALLAS AREA Talty Seagoville Duncanville

Hutchins DeSoto

Lancaster

Wilmer

Cedar Hill

thian

Ovilla

Glenn Heights Red Oak

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

Kaufman

Oak Grove

ELLIS COUNTY

Ferris

Pecan Hill SOUTHERN DALLAS AREA

Oak Ridge

Scurry

Rosser

Cottonwood Grays Prairie

Kemp

Palmer Waxahachie Mabank

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Collin County is one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas and the nation. More than 1 million people, a rapidly-growing list of corporate headquarters, and two professional sports teams have chosen this part of the Region to Sherman call home. Two large communities—Plano and Frisco—make up West Collin County.

Gainesville

DR PEPPER BALLPARK

WEST COLLIN COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS 2019

2024

Population

533,813

612,337

Chico Households

191,850

219,071

2.78

2.79

Alvord

Average Household Size Median Age

Runaway Bay

36.7

36.6

$105,414

$112,754

$134,489

$147,144

$48,350

$52,644

Decatur

Lake Median Bridgeport Household Income Bridgeport

Average Household Income Per Capita IncomeParadise

Boyd

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2019

White Alone

334,601

PERCENT

Black Alone

49,577 2,320

COUNTY

Newark 9.3%

64,493

Pecan Acres

0.4% 2,593 TARRANT

COUNTY

Asian Alone

102,847 Reno 19.3% Pelican127,125 Bay

Pacific Islander Alone

Sanctuary 335

0.1% Azle

5.0% Saginaw

Two or More Races

18,848

3.5%

22,580

3.7%

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

78,112

Lakeside

Hudson Oaks

Willow Park

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96,070 Lake Worth 15.7% River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

New Hope McKinney

Oak Point

Hickory Argyle Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Northlake EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Double Oak

(Population 25+)

Flower Mound

TOTAL

Roanoke Trophy Club Grade Less Than 9th Westlake

Grapevine

High School Graduate

Grapevine

Keller

GED/Alternative Credential

Hills

Bachelor’s Degree

Haltom City

Bedford

Hurst

Lewisville

Fairview Allen The Colony

Lucas Parker

Hebron

St. Paul

Plano Murphy

351,527

Wylie

2.4% Coppell 10.1%

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton Addison

Garland

Farmers Branch

Rowlett

17.8%

North

Richland Associate Degree

2019

1.4%

Some College, No Degree Colleyville Watauga Blue Mound

Frisco

2.5%

9th-12th Grade, No DiplomaLake Southlake

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm Shady Shores

Corinth

20.8%

30,360

Prosper

Cross Roads

Ponder

0.4% Haslet

4.7%

Denton

Prosper

10.5%

25,285

14.6%

Plano

59.6%

Some Other Race Alone

Melissa

Krugerville

Frisco

Justin

0.1%

Weston

Celina Aubrey

Krum

DENTON COUNTY PERCENT

Eagle Mountain398 CDP

Anna

Celina

Rhome

62.7%WISE 364,791

Briar CDP

American Indian Alone Springtown

2024

Aurora

Pilot Point

WEST COLLIN Sanger COUNTY COMMUNITIES

DISH

New Fairview

COMMUNITIES

WEST COLLIN COUNTY

Euless

Graduate/Professional Degree

6.9% Irving 36.8%

University Park Highland Park

Sunnyvale

22.2%

Richland Hills

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You might not believe that a mere 30 years ago Frisco was farmland. Now, it is a bustling microcosm of its own and simply exploding with growth. Even the Dallas Cowboys have moved their training facilities to Frisco, joining a host of sports activity already in play. The Dr Pepper Ballpark featuring the Frisco RoughRiders baseball team and Toyota Stadium with soccer stars FC Dallas are just two of many examples. And shopping? It is plentiful, including Stonebriar Centre Mall and Ikea. The area thrives with activities for families, such as the Frisco Athletic Center with its indoor water park, which opened in 2015, Frisco Commons with the town’s largest playground system, and Frisco Discovery Center for science. Something new and exciting opens almost daily, which means we’re just seeing the beginning of all Frisco is to become.

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FRISCO

NATIONAL SOCCER HALL OF FAME

PHOTO: FRISCO CVB

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WEST COLLIN COUNTY

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN PLANO

Constantly appearing on “Best City” lists, Plano is a darling of suburbs. Families fill acres of affordable planned neighborhoods, and there are shopping centers galore. Corporate headquarters are flocking to new developments like Legacy West, so while Plano is a commutable distance to just about anywhere, increasingly the jobs will be within miles. That, and every other modern amenity you might want: parks and trails like Arbor Hill Nature Preserve, restaurants, entertainment one-stops such as Shops at Legacy, churches of all denominations, major hospitals, and family-friendly events like the annual balloon festival.

COMMUNITIES

PLANO

THE SHOPS AT LEGACY PHOTO: CITY OF PLANO

PLANO BALLOON FESTIVAL PHOTO: ELIZABETH LAVIN WINTER 2020

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Sherman

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Bridgeport

Two large communities –Allen and McKinney– make up most of East Collin County. This area is home to Allen Premium Outlets, Watters Creek, the Heard Museum, and historic downtown McKinney.

Gainesville

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY

EAST COLLIN COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS Pilot Point

2019

2024

Sanger

Alvord

Population

404,485

463,285

Households

133,737

153,002

Average Household Size

3.00

Median Age

34.7

34.5

Decatur Income Median Household

$102,134

$110,448

Average Household Income

$125,335

$140,372

EAST COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Parker FairviewKrugervilleMurphy Wylie Lucas Allen

3.01

Krum

Denton

Oak Point

Paradise

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2019

Boyd

Rhome 266,772

WISE 47,632 COUNTY

Black Alone Briar CDP

PERCENT 2024 DENTON

Northlake

Double Oak

62.5%

TOTAL

11.8%

61,091

13.2%

Less Than 9th Grade

0.6%

2,654

Springtown Asian Alone Reno Pacific Islander Alone

51,438 TARRANT COUNTY

0.6%

Westlake

12.7%

Haslet 66,256

14.3%

319 Pelican Bay

0.1%

396

0.1% Keller

Eagle Mountain 21,175 CDP

5.2%

25,526

5.5%

Sanctuary Some Other Race Alone

Azle

Two or More Races

14,796

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

62,222

Lakeside

15.4%

Lake Worth

Blue Mound

76,276

Haltom City

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma Grapevine

Southlake

GED/Alternative Grapevine Credential Some College, No Degree

Euless

Irving

Graduate/Professional Degree

St. Paul

Plano

253,581

Murphy

Lavon

Wylie

C C

2.8% Addison

2.0%

Farmers Branch

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Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

19.9%

16.8%

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton 13.4%

8.9%

Bedford

Lucas Parker

Hebron

33.1%

Hurst

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16.5%

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Fairview

Associate Degree Colleyville

Richland Hills

Princeton

Frisco

2.9%

Lake Graduate High School Coppell

North 3.7% Saginaw 17,951Watauga 3.9%

Lowry Crossing

Allen

Flower Mound

Roanoke Trophy Club

McKinney

Little Elm

Lewisville

289,413

Pecan Acres

New Hope

Hickory Creek

Copper

66.0%

Newark2,352

American Indian Alone

Prosper

EDUCATIONAL Canyon Highland ATTAINMENT Village25+) Bartonville(Population

PERCENT

COUNTY

Aurora

White Alone

Argyle

Justin

Blue Ri

Melissa

Shady Shores

Corinth DISH

New Fairview

Weston

Celina

Aubrey

Cross Roads McKinney

Ponder $46,427 $41,517

Per Capita Income

Anna

McL Ch

University Park Highland Park

Heath Sunnyvale

KA CO

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RO CO

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY

What once was a pioneer town has evolved into a growing, sophisticated city. McKinney pays homage to its roots through the Chestnut Square Historic Square, which is operated by the Heritage Guild of Collin County; the historic Collin County Courthouse now serves as the McKinney Performing Arts Center, the cultural hub of downtown McKinney. A network of trails connects residents to dozens of parks, fitness centers and sports complexes.

Wolfe City

ADRIATICA VILLAGE

idge

COLLIN COLLEGE

Celeste

Commerce

Neylandville

Farmersville

Campbell

Greenville

Caddo Mills

Josephine Nevada

COLLIN COUNTY

Lone Oak

Royse City

Union Valley

Fate

Lendonhisholm

Quinlan

OCKWALL OUNTY

AUFMAN OUNTY

HUNT COUNTY

Hawk Cove

West Tawakoni

ERWIN PARK

HISTORIC MCKINNEY

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This wholesome community was newly built for families. Allen ISD has the largest high school in Texas with an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students. Its football stadium rivals professional operations with seating capacity for 18,000. The Eagles were football state champions in 2014 and three years prior. But the entertainment isn’t all about Friday night lights. Allen Event Center puts on major concerts and national shows. Hydrous Wake Park keeps the kids cool, as does KidMania, one of the largest handicap-accessible playgrounds and spray grounds in Texas. Watters Creek offers fun times and shopping all in one.

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ALLEN

PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

COMMUNITIES

EAST COLLIN COUNTY

ALLEN STATION PARK PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

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WATER TOWER THEATER, ADDISON

NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Addison Carrollton Coppell Farmers Branch Irving Las Colinas

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Irving/Las Colinas calls itself the “Headquarters of Headquarters” for good reason. Seven Fortune 500 companies call the city their global headquarters. What’s to love? Convenience, for one. The central location makes it an easy commute to almost anywhere in the area, especially Dallas Fort Worth International Airport—which is one reason so many companies have opted to relocate here. Within Irving lies Las Colinas, a mixed-use, master-planned community (one of the first in the United States), developed in 1972 by a wealthy cattle rancher. With luxury hotels, pretty houses, private clubs, urban lofts, and good restaurants, it is the epitome of modern American life. Addison has 118 acres of parks and enough restaurants to seat 20,000 people at a time. The area is a favorite of young, single people, who enjoy the abundant nightlife, the proximity to shopping, easy access to the Dallas North Tollway, and jobs galore. Addison is also a culture hub with an active theater community, an incredible holiday lights display, and the popular, annual Kaboom Town fireworks event.

COMMUNITIES

IRVING/LAS COLINAS | ADDISON | CARROLLTON

PHOTO: TOWN OF ADDISON

IRVING CONVENTION CENTER

LAS COLINAS

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Sanger

Alvord

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An

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

2019

$9,892

Krum

515,955

Denton Apparel and Services

180,806

195,787

Transportation

Average Household Size

2.64

2.63

Median Age

34.6

34.9

$68,831

$77,202

New $94,962 Fairview

$107,407

Households Bridgeport

Paradise

Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Boyd Aurora

Briar CDP

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2019

$40,747 DENTON COUNTY

Northlake

Double Oak

Newark PERCENT

Black Alone

2024

PERCENT

Westlake

Haslet

50.5%

60,121

11.7%

Eagle 0.7% Mountain CDP

3,273

0.6%

17.2%

99,016

19.2%

482

0.1%

546

Some Other Race Alone

65,681

13.7%

72,346

Two or More Races

17,804

3.7%

175,418

36.7%

3,136 Azle

Asian Alone

82,377

Pacific Islander Alone

Hispanic Origin (Any Race) Willow Park

Lakeside

Saginaw

Weatherford DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON Aledo Annetta Annetta South

Luca

Parker

Hebron

Lewisville

Fairview

Allen 15.2%

The Colony

S

Plano Murphy

W

Sach

Richardson

Carrollton

Coppell

Addison

Grapevine

Garland

Farmers Branch

Keller

Ro

Colleyville North Richland Hills

Watauga

Blue

14.0% Haltom City

20,094

Grapevine Lake Southlake

0.1% Mound

Lake Worth

3.9%

Bedford

University Park

Irving

Euless

Highland Park

Hurst

Sun

Richland Hills

River 195,360 Oaks 37.9% White SettlementWestover Hills

Annetta North

Graduate/Professional Degree

Flower Mound

52,444 Pelican 11.0% Bay

American IndianSanctuary Alone

26.1%

Roanoke Trophy Club

Pecan Acres

White Alone

6.7%

Bachelor’s Degree

Hickory $1,732 Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Rhome

WISE COUNTY

Shores

$987

Education Argyle

Justin

255,966TARRANT 53.6% 260,560 COUNTY Reno

Springtown

Hudson Oaks

Corinth

17.9%

Associate Degree Frisco

$3,455Shady

New

McKinney 2.3%

LittleSome Elm College, No Degree

$6,008

Personal Care Products/Services

DISH

$35,928

$2,385

Entertainment and Recreation

17.0%

GED/Alternative Credential

Oak Point

Health care

6.7%

Prosper

High School Graduate

$9,320

Travel Ponder

8.2%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

$2,450 Cross Roads

Me

319,404

Less Than 9th Grade

$25,991

477,890

Decatur

2019 Weston

TOTAL

Krugerville

Housing

Population

2019

$81,489

Food

2024

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+) Celina

Aubrey

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Chico

COMMUNITIES

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Pilot Point

M Cockrell Hill

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Pantego

Fort Worth

Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens

Benbrook

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Duncanville

Hutchins

Everman DeSoto

PARKER COUNTY HOOD COUNTY

Crowley

Rendon

Ovilla Burleson

Cresson

Briaroaks

Oak Trail hores CDP Granbury

Mansfield

Godley

Joshua

JOHNSON COUNTY

Glenn Heights Red Oak

Midlothian

DALL COUN

ELL COU

Ferris

Pecan Hill

Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

Alvarado

Palmer

Venus Waxahachie

Keene Pecan Plantation CDP

Wilmer

Lancaster

Cedar Hill

Garrett Cleburne Ennis Maypearl

Bardwell

Grandview Glen Rose Rio Vista

Italy

Em

Milford Blooming Grove Frost

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COMMUNITIES

DENTON’S HISTORIC TOWN SQUARE PHOTO: MIKE MEZEUL II

PHOTO: CITY OF FLOWER MOUND

DENTON COUNTY

DENTON | LEWISVILLE

DENTON COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Argyle

Denton County includes many communities that offer a small-town lifestyle with a short drive to bigger-city conveniences. The city of Denton is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, which provide an infusion of youthful energy and a lively music scene. A charming historic town square is still the center of much activity. Housing is very affordable, and the neighbors are the kind you can share a cup of coffee with. Go north of Denton, and you’ll realize what “big sky country” is all about—and if you want land, we’ve got plenty of it. You can have a ranch. And some animals. And never see your next-door neighbor, if that’s what you want. South of Denton are Highland Village and Flower Mound, among others. The former sits on Lake Lewisville and is popular with people who like trails and good schools. Flower Mound ranked 16th on Money Magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Live list for its pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk development, stellar schools, and its small-town feel. Settled shortly after Texas received its statehood in the early 1840s, Lewisville grew rapidly after the completion of an enormous reservoir in 1954, now known as the aforementioned Lake Lewisville. Further growth occurred due to its convenient location at the crossroads of Interstate 35E and the recently completed Sam Rayburn Tollway. Lewisville takes arts, leisure, and recreation seriously with venues such as the Grand Theater and Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 14 miles of trails, and all the outdoor amenities of the lake.

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

Chico

498,811

Households

Corinth

179,351

202,028

2.72

Median Age

33.6

Lake 2.72 Bridgeport

Runaway Bay

Bridgeport

34.4

Median Household Income

$78,898

$86,238

Average Household Income

$103,172

$113,966

$37,238

$41,185

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$88,195

Food

$10,554 $2,609

TransportationDecatur

$10,114

Travel

$6,710

Entertainment and Recreation Paradise

$3,801

Sanger

DENTON COUNTY Krum Denton

52,317

10.5%

68,058

12.1%

Less Than 9th Grade Springtown

3,576

0.6%

39,727

8.0%

48,703

8.7%

451

0.1%

517

0.1%

Some Other Race Alone

38,484

7.7%

45,932

8.2%

Two or More Races

17,258

3.5%

20,416

3.6%

Mineral 107,971 Wells

21.6%

127,879

22.8%

WINTER 2020

Cool

Millsap

Hudson Oaks

Briar CDP

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Northlake

Double Oak

Pecan Acres

TARRANT 9th-12th Grade, No Diploma COUNTY Reno Pelican Bay

High School Graduate Sanctuary

GED/Alternative Credential Azle

Eagle Mountain CDP

Some College, No Degree

8.2% 29.1%

Lakeside

Graduate/Professional Degree

Lake Worth

14.5%

River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Hebron

Carrollt Farmers Branch

Colleyville Watauga Blue Mound Haltom City

North Richland Hills

Bedford

Irving

Euless

Hurst

Richland Hills

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Annetta North

Coppell

Grapevine

Keller

2.8% 22.3% Saginaw

Grapevine Lake Southlake

15.1%

Bachelor’s Degree

Willow Park

Westlake Haslet

4.2%

Associate Degree

Lewisville

Roanoke Trophy Club

317,369 3.9%

The Colon

Flower Mound

COUNTY

Newark

Little Elm Shady Shores

Argyle

Aurora EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Rhome 2019 (Population 25+) WISE

Black Alone

0.7%

Oak Point Corinth

Justin

TOTAL

3,260

Cross Roads

Ponder

$1,903

66.6%

PERCENT

Aubrey Krugerville

Education

373,706

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

Shady Shores

Hebron

DISH

69.6%

Pacific Islander Alone

Sanger

Flower Mound

$1,088

New Fairview

347,313

Graford

Ponder

Double Oak

Personal Care Products/Services

White Alone

Asian Alone

Oak Point Gainesville

$2,642

Health care

2019

American Indian Alone

Northlake

Denton

$27,530

Apparel and Services

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2024

Little Elm

Cross Roads

Boyd

PERCENT

Lewisville

Copper Canyon

2019

Housing

560,903

Average Household Size

Per Capita Income

Highland Village

The Colony

Alvord

2024

Population

Bartonville

Pilot Point

DENTON COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS 2019

Hickory Creek

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Cockrell


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PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY

RICHARDSON | GARLAND Two big communities—Richardson and Garland — make up Northeast Dallas County, which includes the Telecom Corridor, named for its concentration of hightech firms such as Texas Instruments and Ericsson. Richardson is a fast commute to downtown Dallas or the Plano/Frisco area with lots of affordable single-family homes, good schools, and a diverse population. DFW’s Chinatown is here, and there is a large Asian-Indian immigrant community. The desire for community and culture is behind several popular festivals, as well as the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. The city has been lauded for being a best workplace for commuters (location is everything) and for excellence in recreation and parks management. In 2019, Niche.com named three Richardson

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neighborhoods – Canyon Creek South, Clear Spring Place, and Canyon Creek North – among the top 10 best place to live in Texas. The city of Garland has something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy miles of biking and hiking trails, while foodies and treasure hunters will lose themselves in unique dining and shopping. Garland’s eclectic arts scene can be found at entertainment venues such as the Granville Arts Center. Residents have a wide variety of neighborhood and education options to choose from. Rowlett takes its name from a nearby creek, but Lake Ray Hubbard is the main reason people choose this upscale suburb. Rowlett has more than 30 miles of shoreline and has benefited from recent extensions of the President George Bush Turnpike and DART.

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Garland Richardson Rowlett Sachse

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

COMMUNITIES FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER, GARLAND

Sherman

PHOTO: GARLAND, TEXAS

Gainesville

RICHARDSON

Pilot Point

Sanger

Anna

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS

Aubrey

Krugerville Krum

2019

2024

Denton

456,104

488,657

Apparel and Services

155,568

165,842

2.92

Oak Point 2.93

Transportation

Median Age New Average Household Income Fairview Justin

Per Capita Income

Aurora

Rhome RACE AND

WISE ETHNICITY COUNTY

Newark

White Alone

Pecan Acres

Black Alone

Haslet TARRANT COUNTYAmerican Indian Alone Pelican Bay

Azle

akeside

Asian Alone

Eagle MountainPacific Islander Alone CDP

36.6

$76,565

Corinth

DISH

DENTON COUNTY

36.1 $68,794

Northlake

Little Travel Elm Shady Shores

Hickory $89,986 $101,706 Argyle Creek Copper Canyon Highland $30,714 $34,536 Village Bartonville Double Oak

2019

PERCENT

Roanoke Trophy Club

257,282

56.4%

63,564

13.9%

Westlake

260,977

Grapevine 71,227 Lake

Southlake 3,102 0.6%

2,948 Keller 63,076

Lewisville 2024 Flower Mound PERCENT

Grapevine

14.6%

$5,932Fairview

Personal Care Products/Services Allen$938 The

Some College, No Degree

City

Coppell

76,107

15.6%

0.1%

290

0.1%

30.9%

Hurst

Richland Hills

158,422

Farmersville

7.7%

Bachelor’s Degree

22.6%

Lucas

Graduate/Professional Degree

$1,620

Parker

Hebron

Murphy

32.4%

11.5% Josephine

St. Paul

Plano

2.9%

22.1%

Associate Degree

Caddo Mills

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

COLLIN COUNTY

Royse City

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton Addison Farmers Branch

Union Valley

Fate

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

Colleyville

140,796 Hispanic Origin (Any Race) Haltom

W I N T E R 2 0 2River 0 Oaks White

Crossing

$3,313

Education Colony

18.2%

Princeton GED/Alternative Credential Lowry

$2,319

Frisco

7.3%

High School Graduate

$8,780

Entertainment and Recreation

0.6%

Some Other Race Alone Watauga 52,027 North 11.4% 57,510 11.8% Saginaw Richland Blue Euless Two or More Races Mound 16,959 Hills 3.7%Bedford 19,446 4.0%Irving

Lake Worth

Health care

7.7%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma New Hope

$2,254

McKinney

Celes

302,217

Less Than 9th Grade

53.4%

13.8%

248

TOTAL

$24,127

Prosper

Population

Median Household Income

$76,958 $9,174

Housing

2019

Melissa

Food

Cross Roads

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Blue Ridge (Population 25+)

2019

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Households Average Household Size Ponder

Weston

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES Celina (Average annual amount spent)

McLendonChisholm

University Park Highland Park

Heath Sunnyvale

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EAST DALLAS AREA

ROCKWALL | MESQUITE Not to be confused with the East Dallas neighborhood of Dallas, the East Dallas region of DFW is about 14 miles east of Dallas and includes more than half a dozen communities. In the heart of the region lies Lake Ray Hubbard, one of the larger lakes in Texas. Seen together, the area is a mix of city conveniences and room to breathe. Rockwall sprawls along the east side of the lake, and people who live here appreciate the swimming, boating, water skiing, and more that comes with living close to the water. The fastgrowing community claims a hometown feel with all of the advantages of a major city, and it draws people from all over to its summer evening concerts by the lake. Mesquite is called the Rodeo Capital of Texas, but it’s also home to the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, one of the nation’s healthiest housing markets, and the $69.5 million, 250K sq. ft. Choice High School, which will educate students in construction science, technology, engineering and health science.

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Balch Springs Fate Forney Heath Mesquite Rockwall Seagoville Sunnyvale

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Sherman Gainesville

GOLF IN ROCKWALL PHOTO: KEVIN BROWN /CITY OF MESQUITE

PHOTO: ROCKWALL EDC

Pilot Point

Sanger

Anna Weston

Celina Aubrey

Blue Ridge

Melissa

Krugerville Krum

New Fairview

DENTON COUNTY

Aurora

CDP

no

R Y

Northlake

Double Oak

Rhome

Flower Mound

WISE COUNTY

2019

Population Pecan Acres

Southlake

Pelican Bay

Median Age

Per Capita Income

Watauga

Blue Mound Haltom City

RACE AND Lake Worth ETHNICITY

2019

River Oaks White Black Alone Settlement Westover Hills

White Alone

American Indian Alone

Hebron

Grapevine 3.02

34.2

34.2

$64,251

$73,724

Hurst

2024

PERCENT

TOTAL EXPENDITURES Food

$72,924 $8,760

Parker

Josephine

St. Paul Murphy

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

Apparel and Services Carrollton

Coppell

Transportation

Royse City

$2,148 Richardson Addison

$8,493

Travel

Farmers Health care Branch

$2,157

Entertainment and Recreation

$3,139

Sachse Fate

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

$5,669

Personal Care Products/Services IrvingEducation

McLendonChisholm

$897 $1,460 University

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+)

61.1%

190,545

59.2%

TOTAL

18.3%

60,451

18.8%

Less Than 9th Grade

2,482

0.8%

2,786

0.9%

Forest Hill 36,257 12.3%

Two or More Races

10,325

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

95,742

Everman

Pantego

3.8% Dalworthington 13,946 Gardens 0.1% 250 41,831

4.3% 0.1% 13.0%

Arlington Kennedale 3.5% 12,154 3.8%

32.6%

111,613

34.7%

ROCKWALL COUNTY

Heath

Park Highland Park

Sunnyvale

2019

KAUFMAN COUNTY

187,737 7.1%

Cockrell Hill

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

Mansfield

9.4%

High School Graduate

22.1%

Some College, No Degree

23.6%

Grand Prairie GED/Alternative Credential

Associate Degree

Cedar Hill

WINTER 2020 Ovilla

Glenn Heights

T

Balch Springs Talty

4.3%

17.1%

Graduate/Professional Degree

Forney

Mesquite

Seagoville

7.9%

Duncanville Bachelor’s Degree DeSoto

Rendon

COLLIN COUNTY

$22,710

53,850

Some Other Race Alone

Crowley

2019 Plano

179,449

Fort 11,272 Worth Pacific Islander Alone 217 Edgecliff Village

Lake

105,335

$84,697 Colleyville$96,999 North $27,927 $31,764 Richland Euless Hills Bedford

PERCENT

(Average annual amount spent)

Lucas

Richland Hills

Asian Alone Benbrook

3.00

Keller

Eagle Mountain Median Household Income CDP Saginaw

Grapevine 321,966

96,754

Average Household Income

Allen

Housing

Westlake 293,849

Haslet Households TARRANT COUNTY Average Household Size

Lakeside

2024

Roanoke Trophy Club

Newark

Azle

Fairview

The Colony HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES

Lewisville

Farmersville

Frisco

Shady Shores

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

MESQUITE Little Elm AIRPORT

Argyle

Justin

EAST DALLAS REGION BY THE NUMBERS

Boyd

New Hope McKinney

Oak Point

Corinth DISH

Prosper

Cross Roads

HISTORIC HOUSE IN ROCKWALL

Ponder

PHOTO: ROCKWALL EDC

Denton

ur

8.5% Lancaster

Hutchins Wilmer

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

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Sherman Gainesville

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SOUTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY

CEDAR HILL | DESOTO | LANCASTER | WAXAHACHIE town has been named an All-America City, an award that nods to the Pilot Point community’s ability to tackle problems with uncommon results. Sanger Broadcast and communications towers make Anna Cedar Hill visible Weston from a distance, but don’t let those Celinaharbingers of technology fool Blue Ridge Aubrey Melissa you—this isKrugerville a pretty, lake-adjacent community that prioritizes the natural environment. Denton Lancaster Prosperfrom downtown and all Dallas is only 15 minutes Cross Roads New Hope McKinney offers yet retains quiet suburban charm, award winning schools Princeton Lowry Oak Point Little Elm Crossing and robust economic growth. Surrounded by freeways—it’s easyFarmersville to Frisco Shady Fairview venture enjoy home town life from your front porch. Corinthout or Shores

Southern Dallas County, often called “the Best Southwest,” is about 15 miles south of the city of Dallas. It encompasses a handful of Alvord situated among what the partnership down-to-earth communities of cities there calls “a topographical paradise of beautiful hillsides, lush natural landscapes, and Joe Pool Lake.” The area goes a long Chico way toward proving that DFW is not all concrete and cowboys—Krum that we enjoy an abundance of nature Decatur right out our back door. And Lake you have to see it toBridgeport believe it. Bridgeport Ponder The largest Runaway Bayof the towns here is DeSoto, which attracts families Paradise with affordable houses and civic-minded neighbors. In fact, the DISH

New Fairview

DENTON COUNTY

Boyd

SOUTHERN DALLAS AREA BY THE NUMBERS WISE Aurora

Briar CDP

Northlake

Reno

Population

Sanctuary

COUNTY

Households

101,364 2.90

Median Age Median Household Income Average Household Income Hudson Oaks

Willow Park

Millsap

Per Capita Income

Annetta North Weatherford

2019

White Alone

126,429

Haltom City

$75,037 River

PERCENT

$2,125

Hurst

Health care

$5,646

Pantego Education

Fort Worth

Highland Park

Bachelor’s Degree

$870

130,219

PARKER 42.3% 133,919 COUNTY

43.6%

HOOD

142,415

Mesquite

Arlington

Duncanville

Hutchins

0.5%Burleson

Asian Alone

3,711

4,487

1.4%

Pacific Islander Alone Granbury Some Other Race Alone Two or More TolarRaces Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

216

1.2% 0.1%

De Cordova Bend 28,594 9.6%

8,312

2.8%

Pecan Plantation CDP

70,354

23.5%

277

0.1%

32,893

10.1%

9,767

3.0%

Godley

82,005

Joshua

Briaroaks

JOHNSON COUNTY

Lancaster

Wilmer

Cedar Hill

Ovilla

1,694

Oak Trail Shores CDP

Mansfield

43.8%

Cresson 1,520 0.5% COUNTY

Forney

16.9%

Glenn Heights Red Oak

Midlothian

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

Kaufman

Oak Grove

ELLIS COUNTY

Ferris

Scurry

Pecan Hill

Cross Timber

Rosser

Alvarado

Cottonwood Grays Prairie

Palmer

Venus Waxahachie

Keene

Garrett

25.2%

Cleburne

Ennis Maypearl Alma

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Terrell

9.0% Talty

DeSoto

Rendon

American Indian Alone

KAUFMAN 8.7% COUNTY

Seagoville

Kennedale

41.1% Crowley

27.4%

Balch Graduate/Professional Degree Springs

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village PERCENT

HUN COU

Chisholm

ROCKWALL 3.7% COUNTY

Heath

Associate Degree

Cockrell Hill

Union V

7.9%

McLendon21.9%

GED/Alternative Credential Some College, No Degree Sunnyvale

$1,427

Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens

High School Graduate University Park

$3,090

Personal Care Products/Services

Westover Hills

$31,871

2024

Bedford

$8,225

Irving

Euless

4.6% Fate Rockwall

9th-12th Grade, No Rowlett Diploma

$2,067

Entertainment and Recreation

Benbrook

Annetta South

Travel

Less Than 9th Grade Garland

Farmers

$22,067 Branch

Richland Hills

Oaks

Aledo

Addison $8,477

195,322

Sachse

Richardson

Everman

Black Alone Lipan

Hills

White$94,575 $82,842 Settlement

Annetta

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Blue Mound

35.6

$28,128

Coppell

Grapevine

North Transportation Richland

TOTAL

Carrollton

ApparelColleyville and Services

Lake Worth

$66,517

Cool

$71,136

Watauga

2.92

35.4

Lakeside

Southlake

Housing

109,532 Saginaw

2019 COLLIN COUNTY

Lavon

Wylie

Keller

Eagle

Nevada

Royse City

Lake

Food

Mountain 325,455 299,001 CDP

Average Household Size Mineral Wells

Haslet

Pelican Bay

Cadd

Josephine

St. Paul EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+) Murphy

Plano

2019

TOTAL WestlakeEXPENDITURES Grapevine

TARRANT 2024 2019 COUNTY

Lucas Parker

Hebron

Roanoke Trophy Club

Newark

Azle

Allen The Colony

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES Flower Mound (Average annual amount spent)

Rhome

Pecan Acres

Springtown

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville Double Oak Lewisville

Argyle

Justin

Bardwell Rice W I N T E R

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ARLINGTON | GRAND PRAIRIE Arlington and Grand Prairie are the halfway points between Dallas and Fort Worth. The two communities value both work and play. The area is home to several well-known sports, entertainment, and amusement park venues, as well as The University of Texas at Arlington, American Airlines, Bell, Lockheed Martin, and a GM assembly plant, among others. Arlington officials like to say that the city was built on two words: “We can.” And here you can see a Texas Rangers game, attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, ride a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, or shoot down a water flume at Hurricane Harbor. You can enjoy River Legacy Park’s 1,300 acres of forests and greenbelts. And you can find a lot of down-to-earth folks who work hard to make things like airplanes, cars, and pet products. In Grand Prairie, you can also see a show at The Theatre at Grand Prairie, watch horseracing at Lone Star Park, or look at weird stuff at Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The city states that “generally speaking, our residents are thirtysomething, dual-income homeowners,” adding that “families who have lived here for generations welcome newcomers … for the same reasons the natives don’t want to leave—location and hometown atmosphere.”

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Gainesville

Pilot Point Sanger

Alvord

Celina Aubrey Chico

Krugerville Krum Denton

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport

AT&T STADIUM Oak Point

Ponder

Runaway Bay Paradise

COUNTY

Aurora

Population

675,282

712,723

Households

Springtown 232,060

243,560

Average Household Size

2.89

2.91 Reno

Median Age

33.4

33.7

$63,827

$71,810

Sanctuary

Median Household Income

$72,805

Newark

TARRANT Transportation COUNTY

$3,110Colleyville

$84,336

$95,290

Watauga Saginaw Personal Care Products/Services

$29,007

$32,588

Education Lakeside

PERCENT

2024 Willow Park

Hudson Oaks 357,891 53.0%

358,408

50.3%

Black Alone

146,533

164,770

23.1%

Millsap

American Indian Alone Asian Alone Pacific Islander Alone Some Other Race Alone Two or More Races Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

WINTER 2020

Lipan

4,385

21.7%

Annetta North

0.6%

4,508

50,285

7.4%

57,160 Annetta

800

0.1%

Annetta South 880

89,976

13.3%

Weatherford

25,412

3.8%

224,203

33.2%

Aledo

0.1%

98,513

13.8%

28,487

4.0%

PARKER

248,872 34.9% COUNTY

HOOD COUNTY

$1,482

7.6% Carrollton20.0%

Coppell

GED/Alternative Credential Grapevine

Farmers Branch

3.8%

22.8%

Associate Degree

8.4%

Bachelor’s Degree

21.0%

University

Irving Euless Graduate/Professional Degree Bedford

9.8% Park

Highland Park

Hurst

White SettlementWestover Hills

Cockrell Hill Pantego

Fort Worth

Dalworthington Gardens

Benbrook

Grand Prairie

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Duncanville

Everman DeSoto Crowley

Rendon

Mansfield

Burleson Briaroaks

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Lancaster

Cedar Hill

Ovilla Cresson

Richards

Addison

Richland Hills

River Oaks

0.6% 8.0%

North $892 Richland Hills

Haltom City

Lake Worth

PERCENT

White Alone

Blue Mound

HighLake School Graduate Some College, No Degree

$5,547

Plano

429,478 6.6%

Grapevine

$2,122 Keller

EagleHealth care Mountain CDP Entertainment and Recreation

Hebron

Lewisville

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

$8,481Southlake

Pelican BayTravel

The Colony2019

Less Than 9th Grade

Westlake $2,170

Pecan Acres Apparel and Services Haslet

Azle

TOTAL

$8,822

Per Capita Income

2019

Hickory Creek

Flower Mound

Roanoke Trophy Club $22,886

Housing

Average Household Income

RACE AND Cool ETHNICITY

Copper

Double Oak

Rhome EXPENDITURES TOTAL

WISEFood COUNTY

2024 Briar CDP

Argyle

Justin

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Canyon Highland HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES 2019 DENTON Village 25+) (Average annual amount spent) Bartonville (Population Northlake

Boyd

2019

DISH

New Fairview

Little Elm Frisco Shady PHOTO: CITY OF ARLINGTON Shores

Corinth

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Mineral Wells

Prosper

Cross Roads

Midlothian

Glenn Heights

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NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY

GRAPEVINE

FIREWORKS OVER LAKE GRAPEVINE

As the oldest city in Tarrant County, Grapevine gladly lives up to its name. Wine flows down the Urban Wine Trail, featuring eight Texas wineries. The Annual Grapefest in Historic Downtown Grapevine pours samples of regional wine by the gallons. But it isn’t all about vino. It’s heaven for families—or at least the kids. The Great Wolf Lodge is a mecca for the young, accompanied by the Grapevine Vintage Railroad pulled by Thomas The Tank Engine™, Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium, LegoLand, and the events at The Gaylord Texan Resort. For the big kids, get ready to boat, ski, windsurf, fish, camp, and picnic at Lake Grapevine or shop the massive Grapevine Mills mall. Centered around almost 30 city parks and playgrounds, neighborhoods of all price ranges boast one of the lowest property tax rates in the area.

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SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

COMMUNITIES

SOUTHLAKE PHOTO: SHAWN O’CONNELL

This affluent suburb is forward-thinking with a plan for progress in place through 2030. Already, the city paired with private entities to create a town square housing the town hall and post office along with shopping, a movie theater, and aGainesville hotel surrounded by parks. Homes in these mostly new planned communities cost a bit more than average and belong to the Carroll ISD. Proximity to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport makes it popular with frequently traveling executives.

McPHERSON PARK

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Bedford Colleyville Grapevine Euless Hurst Keller

Alvord

PHOTO: SHAWN O’CONNELL

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

PHOTO: BRIGGS FREEMAN

Bridgeport

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

TOTAL EXPENDITURES New 2019

2024

440,449

Households

158,033

167,800

Average Household Size

2.60

2.61

Travel

Median Age

40.2

40.9

Median Household Income

$84,610

$92,728

Health care Briar CDP

Average Household Income

$118,899

$130,644

$45,471

$49,736

Mineral Wells

PERCENT

2024

Aurora

Transportation

Personal Care Products/Services

$1,232Haslet

TARRANT COUNTY

TOTAL

77.0%

327,507

74.4%

6.4%

31,506

7.2%

Less Than 9th Grade

2,456

0.6%

2,623

0.6%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

26,280

6.4%

32,249

7.3%

High School Graduate Lakeside

2,420

0.5%

5.7%

27,405

6.2%

Two or More Races

13,996

3.4% 16,740 Hudson Oaks

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

70,437

17.1%

83,965

Some College, No Degree

Willow Park 3.8%

19.1%

Associate Degree

White

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Annetta

Southlake

Benbrook

Coppell Grapevine

Keller 2019

Colleyville

Watauga North 286,674 Saginaw Richland Blue 2.6% Hills Mound

3.9%

15.6%

Haltom City

Irving

Euless

Bedford

Hurst

2.7% 22.7% River

Richland Hills

Oaks 8.0%

Pantego

Fort Worth

Aledo

Trophy Club

Westlake

Bachelor’s Degree SettlementWestover 29.5% Hills Graduate/Professional Degree 14.9%

Annetta North Weatherford

Roanoke

$2,216

Lake Worth

GED/Alternative Credential

Lewisvill

Flower Mound

Pelican Bay

26,379

0.5%

Double Oak

$7,858

Newark

318,044

2,168

Northlake

$3,075 $4,388

Education

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Argyle

$11,391

Entertainment and Recreation

White Alone

Millsap

Rhome

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Eagle PERCENT Sanctuary (Population 25+) Mountain CDP Azle

23,623

DISH Justin

DENTON COUNTY $2,925

Pecan Acres

Springtown

Some Other Race Alone

$11,920

WISE COUNTY

Black Alone

PacificCool Islander Alone

$100,947

Sh Sh

Corinth

$31,437

Apparel and Services

Reno

American Indian Alone

Oak Point

2019

Housing Boyd

412,943

Per Capita Income

Fairview

Food

Population

Asian Alone

Cross Roads

Ponder

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS Paradise

2019

Aubrey

Krugerville

Denton

Runaway Bay

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Krum

Pilot

North Sanger Richland Hills Roanoke Southlake Trophy Club Westlake

Dalworthington Gardens

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PHOTO: BRIAN HUTSON, COURTESY STOCKYARDS STATION

FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS

BASS PERFORMANCE HALL

PHOTO: DANIEL T. POPE

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FORT WORTH AREA The city of Fort Worth began in 1849 as an army outpost protecting settlers from the raids of native Americans. It grew rapidly after the Civil War due to its location on the Chisholm Trail, on which cattle were driven to Kansas to be transported via train—earning it the nickname “Cowtown.” The name stuck, and the now cosmopolitan city still uses a longhorn steer as part of its official logo and maintains the Fort Worth Stockyards as a historic district and tourist destination. But people who call the area home know this city’s present encompasses more than its past. In the last decade, it has been one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, yet Fort Worth has preserved the duality of its smalltown feel and its refined, cosmopolitan side. A healthy job market, affordable housing, and the energy associated with several colleges and universities contribute to its vibrancy. And then you have the cultural offerings: Fort Worth has exceptional museums (including Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and The Modern) and galleries, as well as the gorgeous Bass Performance Hall in Sundance Square. The general vibe of Fort Worth is different from that of Dallas, and though the cities are usually tied together by outsiders, they are distinct in many ways.

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COMMUNITIES

ATTRACTIONS

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Bass Performance Hall

Gainesville

Billy Bob’s Texas Cowtown Coliseum Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Runaway Bay

PHOTO: JOSEPH HAUBERT COURTESY OF FORT WORTH CVB

Alvord

Fort Worth Stockyards Fort Worth Zoo Sanger

Kimbell Art Museum The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Krum Denton

Sundance Square Ponder

Paradise DISH

New Fairview

FORT WORTH AREA BY THE NUMBERS

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

Food

2024

1,181,646

1,294,702

410,832

447,939

Average Household Size

2.83

2.85

Median Age

33.5

Households

Graford

$8,532Briar CDP $22,000 Springtown

Apparel and Services Transportation Travel

33.5

Health care

$5,523

$61,687

$70,116

Entertainment and Recreation

$81,606

$93,219

Personal Care Products/Services

Per Capita Income

Mineral $28,452

$32,327

Education

2019

PERCENT

White Alone

718,372

60.8%

759,823

58.7%

TOTAL

Black Alone

211,454

17.9%

243,796

18.8%

Less Than 9th Grade

7,418

0.6%

7,981

0.6%

51,489

4.4%

62,191

4.8%

American Indian Alone Asian Alone Pacific Islander Alone Gordon Some Other Race Alone

Two or More Races Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

1,444

0.1%

149,859

12.7%

41,611

3.5%

404,707

34.2%

Azle

$864

Lakeside

1,720 169,947 Lipan 49,240

466,814

Aledo 748,255

Associate Degree

3.8%

Bachelor’s Degree

Pantego Dalworthington Gardens Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Crowley

Rendon

HOOD COUNTY

7.4% Cresson

18.7%

JOHNSON COUNTY

Mansfi

Burleson Briaroaks

9.1% Godley

Joshua

Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

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Tolar

Arlingt

Everman

22.1%

Granbury

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Bedford

Hurst

Richland Hills

Benbrook

PARKER 4.4% COUNTY

Oak Trail Graduate/Professional Degree Shores CDP

36.1%

Lake Worth

8.7%

Some College, No Degree

13.1%

Haltom City

21.9%

GED/Alternative Credential

0.1%

Colleyville North Richland Hills

Watauga Blue Mound

Fort Worth

7.7% Annetta South

High School Graduate

Eagle Mountain CDP

River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Annetta

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

Southlake Keller

Saginaw

Willow Park

Weatherford

Haslet

Pelican Bay

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 2019 (Population 25+) Annetta North

PERCENT

Westlake

TARRANT COUNTY

$3,039

$1,400

Hudson Oaks

Millsap

Flo Roanoke Trophy Club

Newark

Cool

2024

Rhome

WISE COUNTY

Sanctuary $2,045

Median Household Income

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Reno

Cop Can

Bartonville Doubl

Northlake

Pecan Acres

$2,084 $8,316

Average Household Income

Wells

Boyd

$70,615

Housing Population

DENTON COUNTY

Aurora

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 2019

2019

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HOSPITALS GETTING AROUND EDUCATION HOUSING

MESQUITE PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MESQUITE


The Dallas Region’s booming economy adds an average of 322 additional people per day. These incoming residents have a diverse range of housing choices—from urban lofts to white picket fences to rambling suburban estates—in neighborhoods and schools that are equally diverse and nationally recognized. Connecting these communities are one of the fastestgrowing public transit and highway systems in the nation.

“MY UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD OFFERS TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES TO ME.” JACQUELINE TWILLIE CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Uptown COMPANY/TITLE: ZeroGap, President

When did you move here? Where from? I moved here from Atlanta, Georgia, in 2016. Where else have you lived? I lived in Ohio (while earning my MBA at Tiffin University) and in Louisiana, where I was born.

greenspace and parks. It’s an outdoor workout lover’s dream. What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here? Stay in Airbnbs in the neighborhoods that interest you most and visit the restaurants and shops. You’ll uncover gems in the various neighborhoods that will help you determine the spot that is best for you.

What made you ‘Say Yes to Dallas’? I said ‘’Yes” to Dallas because I love that there are two airports, making it easy to travel and catch a flight at any time of the day. I also chose Dallas because of the diverse base of large corporations in the city. There are so many cool neighborhoods in Dallas and it makes it easy to have unique social experiences.

Tell us about the work environment here. As an entrepreneur, the work environment is exciting. I’ve been able to form great partnerships and serve clients to advance in the leadership and development of women who work within traditionally male-dominated industries. My company has been a catalyst in assisting women to deepen their impact and lead with greater confidence.

How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? I chose Uptown because of its mix of local restaurants and its proximity to both Love Field and to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. I love that Uptown is walkable and the Katy Trail is a huge bonus.

Where do you go to experience culture? My first choice is the African American Museum of Dallas. The museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a historically black college that closed in 1988. The museum has operated independently since 1979 and is in historic Fair Park.

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? I enjoy being outdoors and working out in the fresh air. My Uptown neighborhood – which includes the Katy Trail — offers tremendous opportunities to me. Dallas is filled with neighborhoods that include

What is your favorite restaurant in the Dallas Region? Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que near Dallas Love Field and Saint Ann Restaurant in the Harwood District.

PHOTO: NIGEL YOUNG / FOSTER + PARTNERS WINTER 2020

What is your favorite outside activity, and where is your favorite place to do it?

JACQUELINE TWILLIE Katy Trail or White Rock Lake for outdoor picnics, workouts, and simply being outdoors. What is your favorite festival/event? A fun event is the annual Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade and, of course, the horse and carriage rides in Uptown and Downtown Dallas during Christmas. What is your passion, and how does the Dallas Region help fulfill it? My passion is to eliminate the gender wage gap and to advance women’s leadership. Dallas is a great region to build a business that supports the advancement of equality in the workplace for women.

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TOP-NOTCH HEALTH CARE

$114.92

AVERAGE DOCTOR’S VISIT

$93.52

Dallas-Fort Worth is home to exemplary medical facilities operating with the newest technology and seasoned and qualified professionals. Our state-of-the-art health care is supported by aggressive research and educational programs, and residents here find it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle with world-renowned physicians and top-notch hospitals providing the highest-quality health care. Wherever you live, there is a medical expert nearby able to treat conditions of all sorts, ranging from serious to minor concerns. But don’t take our word for it: in 2020, 37 Dallas-Fort Worth general hospitals were listed as either nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report. Three children’s hospitals made the list.

AVERAGE OPTOMETRIST VISIT

$124.43 AVERAGE DENTIST VISIT SOURCE: ACCRA 2020Q3

MAJOR HOSPITALS 25 30

24

10 13

20 2

21

5 9

18 8

12

11 4 6

28 1

31

7

15

22

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COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER Fort Worth > Nationally ranked in 1 specialty TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN Dallas > Nationally ranked in 1 specialty

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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Dallas > Nationally ranked in 2 specialties > High performaing in 6 specialties > High performing in 7 procedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 4 hospital in Texas

CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER DALLAS Dallas > Nationally ranked in 10 specialties

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UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER Dallas > Nationally ranked in 10 specialties > High performing in 5 specialties > High performing in 7 procedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 2 hospital in Texas

TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DALLAS Dallas > High performing in 3 specialties > High performing in 2 procedures/conditions > Ranked the No. 12 hospital in Texas

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CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER OF DALLAS COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER METHODIST RICHARDSON MEDICAL CENTER MEDICAL CENTER OF ARLINGTON TEXAS HEALTH ARLINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TEXAS HEALTH HUGULEY HOSPITAL TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL PLANO MEDICAL CITY FORT WORTH METHODIST CHARLTON MEDICAL CENTER BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE MEDICAL CENTER GRAPEVINE 21 BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE MEDICAL CENTER - IRVING 22 DALLAS VA MEDICAL CENTER

23 TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS METHODIST HOSPITAL SOUTHWEST FORT WORTH 24 COLUMBIA MEDICAL CENTER OF MCKINNEY SUBSIDIARY, L.P. 25 TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DENTON 26 METHODIST MANSFIELD MEDICAL CENTER 27 TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS METHODIST HOSPITAL HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD 28 CITY HOSPITAL AT WHITE ROCK LAKE 29 BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE MEDICAL CENTER CARROLLTON 30 MEDICAL CITY DENTON 31 DALLAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

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Getting around the Dallas area is easy, thanks to a well-developed network of interstate freeways, state highways, tollways, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) public transportation system, enabling easy access to key job centers in Dallas and its suburbs. With two major airports—DFW International, situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, and Dallas Love Field, located just 6 miles northwest of downtown—the Dallas Region has quick and easy access to the rest of the world.

“A SLOW PACE OF LIFE BUT STILL CLOSE PROXIMITY TO LOTS OF ACTION” AJAY VONKAREY

AJAY VONKAREY COMPANY: Alpha Sirius Inc. CITY: Frisco When did you move here? Where from? I moved in April 2015 from New Jersey.

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What made you decide to choose Dallas? The warmer weather, low cost of living, great school districts, and soccer at FC Dallas were all things that drew me to DFW. How did you choose Frisco specifically? I liked the school district, the amount of space my home had, and being close to my friends. Frisco is clean, calm, and new. It’s one of the fastest growing cities. Frisco is very residential and is a great community for families with kids. It’s easy to find play dates, carpooling groups, and new friends to hang around. With the warm weather, kids can be outdoors the majority of the time, which was not possible in the New Jersey/New York area. Most of the houses in Frisco are new and large compared to the Dallas or Oak Lawn areas. If you are a family with kids and considering public schooling, then Frisco and Plano are great areas, as they have really good school districts.

How has your opinion of Dallas-Fort Worth changed since moving here? Dallas is a great place—growing a lot, tons of opportunities. It’s urban, but there’s nothing like leaving the dog out in the backyard and not having to take him down a four-story building. If you’re looking for a slow pace of life but still close proximity to lots of action, move to Dallas. How is the experience of raising kids in Dallas-Fort Worth? In regards to raising kids in Frisco, the huge advantage we have is the amount of parks and open spaces. FISD has also been fantastic. In fact, my wife attended one of the FISD meetings and was quite impressed by the way it was run and managed, the preparation and the depth of information provided. She was even impressed by the office building and compared it to a conference hall of the American Express offices.

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LIVING Source: DRC research

MAKING SENSE OF HIGHWAY NAMES In DFW, we call some roads by their number, like “75,” and some by their name, like “George Bush Turnpike.” Here’s your handy guide to highways with more than one name. ALTERNATE NAME

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON A MAP

Airport Freeway

S.H. 183 from S.H. 114 to the south DFW International Airport entrance

President George Bush Turnpike

PGBT, S.H. 190, S.H. 161 in Las Colinas

John W. Carpenter Freeway

S.H. 183 and S.H. 114 from I-35E to the north Dallas Fort Worth International Airport entrance

C.F. Hawn Freeway

U.S. Highway 75 south of downtown

Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway (LBJ)

I-635, begins at the north entrance of DFW International Airport and circles the city from the north, east, and south; it includes I-20 in the south

Loop 12

Inner-city loop including Northwest Highway on the north, Buckner Boulevard on the east, Ledbetter Drive on the south, and Walton Walker Boulevard on the west

Tom Landry Highway

I-30 between I-35E in Dallas and I-35W in Fort Worth

Marvin D. Love Freeway

U.S. Highway 67 from I-35E to I-635 south of downtown

North Central Expressway

U.S. Highway 75 from downtown to the north

George W. Bush Expressway

U.S. Highway 75 from Walnut Hill Lane to downtown Dallas

Julius Schepps Freeway

I-45 from downtown to the south

Stemmons Freeway

I-35E from downtown to the north

R.L. Thornton Freeway

I-35E south of Dallas and I-30 from downtown to East Dallas

Elmer Weaver Freeway

U.S. Highway 67 from I-635 to the south

Woodall Rodgers Freeway

Spur 366, the short freeway that connects I-35E with U.S. Highway 75 and I-45

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DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY

LEWISVILLE LAKE TOLL BRIDGE

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Moving around the Dallas area, you might find yourself on one of the North Texas toll roads. Here’s what you need to know before you do.

WAY OLL NT

BUR

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PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE

NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY (NTTA): The organization sanctioned by the State of Texas to develop and maintain toll roads in North Texas.

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DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY (DNT ): Runs northsouth, connecting motorists between downtown Dallas and cities in Collin, Denton, and northern Dallas counties, passing through Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Farmers Branch, Plano, and Frisco. It links with the Sam Rayburn Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, I-635, and I-35E. PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE (PGBT ): Makes a partial loop around the Dallas area, currently extending from I-20 in the Grand Prairie area west of Dallas; north across I-30 into Irving, Carrollton, and North Dallas; east to Richardson and into Garland; before turning south through Sachse and Rowlett, across Lake Ray Hubbard to the interchange at I-30 in Garland.

MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE BRIDGE

CHISOLM TRAIL PARKWAY

Existing toll roads

Planned toll roads

Planned toll lanes

Planned partial toll lanes

SAM RAYBURN TOLLWAY (SRT ): Formerly State Highway 121, extends northeasterly from Business 121 near the Dallas/Denton county line to U.S. 75 in Collin County. It links with U.S. 75 and DNT.

Source: DRC Research

If you’re going to be a frequent traveler on one of the tollways or the turnpike, you’ll want to get a TollTag. The self-adhesive transponder sticks on your windshield and debits your NTTA account each time you use a toll road (there are no toll booths on North Texas toll roads). You can skip the whole TollTag business, but you won’t get a free ride. The NTTA bills the registered owner of the vehicle by mail via ZipCash, which costs 50 percent more than paying via TollTag.

WHAT DOES IT COST? NTTA toll road rates align to miles traveled. The farther you drive on a toll road, the more you pay. Rates are reset every other year on July 1. The average rate as of July 1, 2019, was 19.0 cents per mile. Here are a few examples of what you might pay on your commute. ROAD

ROUTE

TOLLTAG

ZIPCASH

DNT

I635 to PGBT

$1.18

$1.77

DNT

Legacy to I35

$3.88

$5.63

PGBT

Frankford to I75

$1.79

$2.77

PGBT

I20 to DNT

$5.21

$7.82

SRT

I35 to Legacy

$1.62

$2.43

SRT

121 to I75

$4.49

$6.74

BONUS: You can use your TollTag to pay for parking and pass-through at Dallas Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports. To open a TollTag account, go to ntta.org or call 972-818-6882. You can also apply for a tag in person at a regional NTTA partner, which includes government offices, libraries, and grocery stores all over the area.

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DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY

Texas has a low gasoline tax relative to many other states, which means it needs another way to fund the construction and operation of highways—and that way is tolls, specifically, managed toll lanes. In a nutshell, managed toll lanes are taking the place of what were carpool lanes on freeways. Commuters who want to avoid congestion during peak travel times can take a managed lane for a price.

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MAJOR TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Transportation is essential to Texas’ future. The movement of goods and people in an efficient manner ensures the economy remains competitive and economically prosperous. North Texas continues to experience tremendous population growth, which places increased demand on the region’s transportation infrastructure. Billions of dollars are being invested to maintain existing infrastructure, prevent congestion, and ensure mobility and safety by relieving chokepoints and expanding critical corridors. Dozens of projects are currently underway, with many more planned for the future.

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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

DENTON McKINNEY

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FRISCO PLANO LEWISVILLE WYLIE

FLOWER MOUND

CARROLTON

GRAPEVINE

RICHARDSON GARLAND

IRVING

EULESS

BEDFORD

ROWLETT

DALLAS

FORT WORTH

MESQUITE

GRAND PRAIRIE

ARLINGTON

LANCASTER DESOTO

CEDAR HILL MANSFIELD

Construction underway or begins soon CURRENT EXPRESS/HOV Construction begins within 4 years & NEW MANAGED LANES Construction begins in 5-10 years Current express/ HOV lanes

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ROCKWALL

The DFW region has the most managed lanes of any metro in the U.S. The area’s regional transportation planning agency has created a program to use managed lanes to ensure that critical transportation, such as buses, are able to maintain 50-70 mph speeds in order to reliably arrive on-time.

segments 3A open 2018 segments 1 & 2W open 2014

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JOHNSON WINTER 2020

open august 2016

KAUFMAN DALLAS

Current express/HOV lanes New TEXpress managed lanes Transitional high-occupancy vehicle lane Major roadways

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It’s common to work in one part of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and live in another. It’s only a matter of getting from point A to point B. More than 90 percent of people who commute to work here do so by car, truck, or van. It’s easy, thanks to our well-developed network of interstate freeways, state highways, and tollways connecting job centers to fast-growing new communities. The following maps—based on morning rush hour—give you an idea of how long you can expect it to take. DOWNTOWN DALLAS

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549

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549 542

COCKRELL HILL TRANSFER LOCATION

568

ST

KER

35

2

ER HILL STATION 506 CR 205 38E T WALNUT CH 502,AN506, , 582 502 UR FIL 208 5WWALNUT ILH L ADOW HILL ON-CALL STATION DART ME 205 502, 506, R , 582 405 208210 183 183DART BO AR ON-CALL ER N ST 210 CU 183 155 183 AN 538W

INWOOD/LOVE FIELD 39

703

RE

S

376

451

NORTH DALLAS 405 DART ON-CALL ZONE

N TO ER OV LN ROYAL

UE

H

O

O

W

SPRING VALLEY

W

36

5

5

UNT CAMPUS

UTSW Shuttles

12

2

O

824

JOHN WEST

362

METHODIST RICHARDSON MEDICAL CTR.

830 NORTH DALLAS 486 488 DART ON-CALL ZONE

987

41

31

453

COLORADO

361

SPRING VALLEY

PARK CITIES MOCKINGBIRD STATION 205 4 DART ON-CALL ZONE 55 208 15

31

415

63 63 MEDICAL/MARKET CTR. STATION TRE, 822/823

52W

35

155

3K PARK CITIES 55 DART ON-CALL ZONE

M

IN

OAKBROOK

H RY

CLYMER

52N

KUSHLA

R

HAR

404

LK HILL

HILL

R

SH-160

376

RD OOD INW

S

KRIVE

7

BIC

COLORADO DR CLARENDON

568

574

FO

52

52 CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CTR.•

549

568

RD

NE

OAKBROOK

R

52N

26 G

MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL

VA MEDICAL CENTER

ATLAS

AL

451

UNIVERSITY PARK

IH-20

D

U.T.S.W. ST. PAUL HOSPITAL•

RI

361

MEDICAL CITY

UNIVERSITY PARK

415

Y HI RR

404

409

404

0 TOM LANDRY FRWY. IH-3542

547 KEENELAND

7

525

CHA

CHALK

CLYME

549

KIEST BLVD

52

RECORD CROSSING

525

404

SINGLETON

987

LOVERS LN.

529

HA

29

FO

CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CTR.•

KEENELAND

574

409

U.T.S.W. ST. PAUL HOSPITAL• CROSSING RECORD

IRVING BLVD

Y WA

EM

2

IH-63535 LBJ FRWY

LO

428

529

524 31

U.T. S.W./PARKLAND HOSPITAL•

SINGLETON

DAVIS

GE

LA

M

UTD

FAIRVIEW

CAMPBELL RD.

RICHARDSON 824 CTR. MEDICAL

FR W 410 Y

BUSH TURNPIKE STATION

883 UTD Shuttle, 841-843 FLEX

E EASTFIELD COLLEGE ILL EENV BUSH TURNPIKE STATION GR 883 UTD Shuttle, 841-843 FLEX

A

OS

RM

HE

883

843

PLANO PKWY

841841

METHODIST RENNER RD

362

IH-635 LBJ FRWY DALLAS HOSPITAL

NORTHWEST HWY 12 HWY NORTHWEST OP

428

206

EN CTR. N. CAMPUS• U.T. S.W. MEDICAL RB

59

TAG 31 ON

19P

BIC TOM LANDRY FRWY. IH-30

DAVIS

574

ND

BE

ER

RIV

527

IRVING BLVD

525

515

PEN

524 31

59 U.T. S.W. MEDICAL CTR. N. CAMPUS• S KER

COCKRELL HILL TRANSFER LOCATION

376

KIEST BLVD

527

525

526

KRIVE

R

11, 376, 444, 542, 549

547

5

R

BROO

25

O

59

52

35

POTTER’S HOUSE

52

O

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63

LEATH

AL

RN

BE

59

11, 376, 444, 542, 549

376

AD

19AA

VE

549

POTTER’S HOUSE

SH-30

AN GARAP

SS

408

563

408

AL

RN

BE

W

BA

526

BROO

AD

527

RO

527

527

RO

SS

35

LEATH

RS

WALNUT HILL LN

29

EMPIRE CENTRAL

527

WALNUT HILL LN

12 OP LO P 12

161E

544 161W

SS PRE ROW

O

36 486

36

DALLAS

N

400

463

HARVEST HILL

362

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PARK BLVD

410

870

824

E

O

ARAPAHO RD

ROYAL LN

SANER

31

19P 544

EM

RN

VALLEY VIEW MALL

VALLEY VIEW MALL

515

O

DRIVE A.

400

362 486

HARVEST HILL

8

LOVE FIELD

LOVE FIELD

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

VE

W

BA

MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE

JEFFERSON

D

S

LOOP 12

59

SH-180

SH-180

O

Y HINE HARR

525

GO

409

53

161

RI U.T. S.W./PARKLAND HOSPITAL•

59

568

COCKRELL HILL

KBANK

525

S PRES ROW

Y

428

525

EM

AC

59

JEFFERSON

BROC

HINES

408

M

DALLAS

59

O

BANK

NK

HARRY

RS

549

35, 59, 549

35, 59, 549

31

528

AM

Y

NO

M

DALLAS

549

BERNAL/SINGLETON COCKRELL TRANSFER LOCATION HILL

KIEST BLVD

CK O

BROCKBA

CE

DIP

WOODIN

206

LOO

525

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AC

VER

LESTON A

BERNAL/SINGLETON TRANSFER LOCATION

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CEW

BANK ES CK RY HIN O HAR

AN

ND

OM

GO

W

RO

AL

RE

LO

FRWY.

LA

TON

ES

PE

RE

PL

63

529

BACHMAN STATION

428

RO

525 GAL

LESTON

NDRY IH-30 TOM LA

466

29, 525

BRID29, GE

DI

408

466

BURBANK STATION

BAIN

527

63

Y FRWY. NDR IH-30 TOM LA

SH-30

31

GE

BURBANK 453 STATION

G

IRVING BLVD

PENTAGON

PARK

31, 428, 528, 535, 544

535

466

527

DALLAS

SOUTH OAK CLIFF H.S.

31

31, 428, 528, 535, 544 528

OR

GE ST.

278

WHEATLAND

IRVING BLVD

ING

AR

535

21

PARK

21 535 453

48

SP

2

48

UR

SP

OOD

DEN

Y HIN HARR

DE

UR

INW

ON

IN

840840

840

508

IRV

IRVING

HUNTER FERRELL

HUNTER FERRELL

GY

453 2

522

155

AR

TURNPIKE

ID

IS

TATUM

LA

488

VIL

31

&

BACHMAN STATION 161

GY

LO

840

IRVI OAKDALE NG

TRE, 63, 401, 408, 501, 504, 507, 508, 514, 549, 840 FLEX

OAKDALE

R

6TH

549

TRE, 63, 401, 408, 501, 504, 507, 508, 514, 549, 840 FLEX

549

DOWNTOWN IRVING/ HERITAGE CROSSING STATION

840

6TH

DOWNTOWN IRVING/ HERITAGE CROSSING STATION

EAF

840

KE

5TH

AL W

574 5TH

SHADY GROVE

840

O

D

BLV

840

FLAMEL

NO

515

206 234

WLNW WALNUT HILL 31 278 BO RO

544

31

LO

508

508

501

®

840

507

401

®

30 501

AS

G

501

408

514

30 840

EL LAG

O

N IRVI

401

N TO AL WRIVERSIDE

N

514

507 408

SHADY GROVE

IH-30 TOM LANDRY FRWY.

LI

GRAUWYLER

307

WEST IRVING STATION TRE, 505, 514

514

VD BL

514

505

504

504

NORTHGATE

466

183

FOREST LN

445

FAWN RIDGE

WALNUT HILL LN

WILLOWBROOK

NO

PREFFERRED

AIRPORT FREEWAY

508 514

31

535

466

528

505 508

0

DENTON STATION

31

WILLOWBROOK TECH

183

405

529

528

CAMPNORTHGATE WISDOM

1

11

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL

532

19

M

N

ARAPAHO 883 RD

ADDISON

488

488

GALLERIA

FOREST LN

234 161

LA

GALLERIA

987

19

488

205 205 208 210 208 TOWNVIEW 210 MAGNET

532

362

ADDISON 463

S

WY FR

J

529

ROYAL LN

21

DE

183

YS

361

35

26

870

841

DRIVE A.

AD

TE

FAIR PARK

ARAPAHO RD

463

COLLIN CREEK MALL

PLANO PKWY

FM 544

IH

RD

18TH

13TH

14TH

870

350

15TH

AVY

RICHARDSON 883 RICHARDSON DART ON-CALL ZONE

362

350 362

PE

870

15TH COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY

13TH COLLEGE

CENTERVILLE PARK BLVD

RENNER RD

PARK BLVD

410

870

410

883

RICHARDSON

350 883

UTD

TATUM

RICHARDSON DART ON-CALL ZONE 400

722

SCHOOL 8TH

488

D

155 CONVENTION CENTER36 STATION

EA

161

11

532

532

1

BRONZE WAY

TECH

IH-2 505 508

514 GRAUWYLER FREEWAY AIRPORT NG IRVI

505

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER CONFLANS

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

505

544

PLATINUM WAY

11 4

987

BR

453

31

234

LEDBETTER

LAS COLINAS 466 URBAN CENTER STATION 503

505, 508

11 4

507 BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER

401

SH

987

987

LR

15TH

GASTO SH N BU E76 LA GE SIDE NT GESHOVIRSTA

451

883 361

36

463 362

WALNUT HILL/ KIEST BLVD DENTON STATION WALNUT HILL/ 161

404

23431

528

CO

ROCHELLE

EER

S

401

E

507

PION

LA

ROCHELLE

574 504 505

LE

ROCHEL

504 501

507

SH

505, 508

466

503

DE LAS CK COLINAS ER URBAN CENTER STATION 503

503

EL LAG

R

ROCHELL

408

514

12 234

AS

408

O’C

401

KE

234, 400, 501, 510

234

528

486, 532, 535, 529, 532

BR

GROVEVIEW

532

486

987

FOREST LN

529

183

362PR

883

McCALLUM

11

347

536

EL

L

362

841

870 FLEX

JACK HATCHELL TRANSIT CENTER

BAYLOR UNIV. MEDICAL CTR.

31

208 210 208 210

SPRING VALLEY

161

B 5L

3

535

ROYAL LANE STATION ROYAL LN

987 544

234

WALNUT HILL LN

21

42

1 21 DELAWARE 987

IH-6

405

535

RO

278

19

WY F11R 987

532

FOREST LN

987

987

21 722

486

987

532 445 ROYAL LANE STATION

PENTAGON

NORTH IRVING TRANSIT CENTER

507 547 ONN

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

505

IRVING MALL

FREEWAY 505 AIRPORT 501

400 501 510

234, 400, 501, 510

507

507 ROCHELLE

IRVING MALL

501

DEC

532

5 3488

IH-6

42

488

EL

N

BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE

J LB

DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER

NORTHAVEN 486, 532, 535, 529, 987 532

T

IGH

WR

STATION 400, 501, 507, 510, 528

WALNUT HILL LN 234

OR

NORTHGATE

501

30

234 IRVING

IRVING 505

OP

501 401

COUNTRY CLUB

408

HR UT O LN N W A ON

O’C

234

547

NORTH IRVING528 COUNTRY TRANSIT CENTER 503 CREEK

HIDDEN RIDGE

N

CLUB

HILL

574

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

504

LI

COUNTRY DFW AIRPORT CONSOLIDATED AUTO RENTAL

401, 501, 504

987 453

NORTHAVEN

547 549 544 404

400 568 ROYAL LN

234

528

400 MEADOW 501 CREEK 510 528

CO

501

H

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE STATION

510

234

503

HIDDEN RIDGE

445

234

400 IRVING CONVENTION CENTER STATION 400, 501, 507, 510, 528 IRVING CONVENTION CENTER

CORPORATE

S

SOUTH AIRFIELD

SOUTH REMOTE PARKING

WALNUT

UT LN POLARIS WA

528

GA TEWA Y

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

504

401

LA

408

401, 501, 504

WY .

POTTER’S HOUSE

GREENWAY

501

BELT LINE STATION MEADOW 500, 509, 510 CREEK

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE STATION

LO

CORPORATE

E

GA TEW AY

BELT LINE STATION 500, 509, 510

LE RC S CI PU M CA CORPORATE

GATEWAY

501

SH-30

VALLEY VIEW

535

DENT

MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE

568

400 ROYAL LN

SID

CORPORATE

531 535

544

ROYAL LN

PREMIER

DFW AIRPORT

802

568

CLARENDON DR

RIVER

TERMINAL C

533

400

ROYAL LN

TERMINAL E

535

544

KEENELAND

405

488

SH-180 FARMERS BRANCH 987 DART ON-CALL ZONE 722

VALLEY VIEW

FARMERS BRANCH STATION DALLAS MEDICAL

488, 531, 533, 535, 544 CENTER 11400, DART ON-CALL

19 21 11

488

ASK

IN

SPRING VALLEY

1

H

ARAPAHO RDGTO

534 350 205 205 488 36 400

333

YORKTOWN

42

METHODIST HOSPITOL

BROOKHAVEN 522 COLLEGE

42

VALWOOD PKWY

568

DAVIS

N O

DIPLOMAT

401

SH 509 -11 ROYAL LN 4J OH 510 NW SH 500 DFW AIRPORT STATION @ -11 .C TERMINAL A AIRPORT SHUTTLES 4J AR OH 510 500 PE NW 801 NT .C 510 AR ER ROYAL LN500 509 PREMIER PE FR 401 NT CLE IR 510 801 GATEWAY W509 510 ER SC Y PU . M GREENWAY CA 400FR234

531 535

533

MEREDITH

549

RANCH TRAIL

EW

ADDISON TRANSIT CENTER CE

MER 036, 183, 205, 333,COM 347, 350, 361, 362, 400, 463, 488, 534, 333536

COLORADO

453

404 STATION FARMERS BRANCH

VI

N

CH

IN cK

N

M

RA

TE IN

HACKBERRY

LBJ FR WY

533

400 533

AVE

RTH

WO

531

VALWOOD 400, 488, 531, 533, 535, 544 DART ON-CALL

DAVIS

400

FARMERS FARMERS BRANCH 12 BRANCH DART ON-CALL ZONE FT

488

35

AK

PLANO

ER

RK

PA

PARK BLVD

18TH

870

PLANO PKWY

PARK BLVD

210, 350, 451, 452, 841 FLEX McCALLUM

19

D

883 Fri/Sun

883 Fri/Sun

374

350

RNPIKE SH TU BU GE NT GEOR DOWNTOWN PLANO STATION

ES IDE

841

883

1

350 362

PE W ASH

TG

LR

PARKER ROAD STATION

RD

ER

PA

377

COLLIN CREEK MALL

350, 410, 452 DART ON-CALL , TI Shuttle, Texoma Express

451

WAL-MART

829

HWY 15TH NORTHWEST

452

841

MEDICAL CENTER OF PLANO

76 210

350

EL

12

COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

410 377

DOWNTOWN PLANO STATION 870 FLEX

210, 350, 451, 452, 841 FLEX

WAL-MART

PR

451

1 REGIONAL BAYLOR MEDICAL CTR.

362

208

1

Mc PARK CR BLVD EE

JACK HATCHELL TRANSIT CENTER

LOVERS LN

UNIVERSITY

76

24

347

210536

W

53663

59

35

BELT LINE RD

VALWOOD PKWY

RN VE

ES

KELLLER SPRINGS L TA INEN NT CO

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400

COLORADO

DIPLOMAT

401

531

400

533 549

RIAL ST

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S

CFARMERS A RROLLTON 59

WHITLOCK

DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON STATION

35

333

400 536

VALWOOD

BELT LINE RD

DU

REGENT

ROYAL

533

SH-180

AK

549

KE

BU

RO

350

377

RK

350, 410, 452 DART ON-CALL , TI Shuttle, Texoma Express

350

210

LOOP

RN

24

24

409

CK

TG

350 488 36 400 VE

IN

RANCH TRAIL

O

59

35

453

BLA

ES

W

24

521

534

333

KELLLER SPRINGS

536

49

036, 183, 205, 333, 347, 350, 361, 362, 400, 463, 488, 534, 333536

Y LL

PLANO PKWY

208

534

ADDISON AIRPORT

ADDISON TRANSIT CENTER

BELT LINE RD

S

BICKER

536

1

841

210

183

SCOTTISH RITE HOSP. 183 347

TRINITY MILLS

TRY UN CO

PLANO

MEDICAL CENTER OF PLANO

BAYLOR REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR.

TE

TA TE

SPRING CREEK PKWY

SUPER TARGET

PARKER RD

521

PARK BLVD

347 210

409

KELLLER SPRINGS

49

63 333

531

59

FRANKFORD RD

534

27

ES

350

743

SMU

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347 534

SQUIRE

EL

IH-635

500

401

404

AT IO NA L PK

31

333

333

536

CARROLLTON

347

ADDISON AIRPORT

703

534

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KE

DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON STATION

LEATH400

39

TIMBERGREEN

ND

BE

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RIV

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400

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RECORD CROSSING

525

IRVING BLVD

UR

534 536 536

BELT LINE RD

PA

SQUIRE

AP

MACAR

59

ST

KELLLER SPRINGS

WHITLOCK HALSEY

534, 536 549 A-Train to Denton

RE

LOVERS LN.

W

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NORTH PLANO DART ON-CALL ZONE

374, 475, 583

SO

UTH

DART SYSTEM

EXCHANGE PKWY

N

LAKE HIGHLANDS STATION

451

451

PARKER RD

347

208

RN

841

210 347

SHOPS AT WILLOWBEND

841

534

S

CH

W

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PO

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FR

VIE

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509

CH

536

Y.

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531

TRINITY MILLS G

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500 401

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FRANKFORD RD

534

FO

409

333

531404

31

N

RA

LO

RI SP

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SANDY LAKE

59

401

S

509 LBJ FR WY

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63

TRINITY MILLS STATION

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AK

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MARY KAY

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BU TS

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AP

63

NS

CLYMER

RO

CH

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RS

SS

LOOP 12

401

EM

IRV

HUNTER FERRELL

O

M

ST

OAKDALE

RN

AM

M AC NORTH CARROLLTON/FRANKFORD STATION Y

5E 534, 536 A-Train to Denton 549

EMPIRE CENTRAL ROSEMEADE PKWY

VE

R

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IH

GO

W

RO

BA

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AL

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KRIVE

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ROUND GROVE

5TH

UR

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534 536 536

OAKBROOK

HALSEY

ON

BR

HE

29

BROO

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401

534 AR CED

MARY KAY

FR W

507 408

208

347

FRANKFORD RD

HEBRON

AN

PLANO PKWY

183

333

524 31

SS PRE ROW

NS

GRAUWYLER

R

CONFLANS

EM

MO

534

531

EL

D

CARUTH HAVEN

LOVERS LN.

31

529

TIMBERGREEN

CREEK

CHEYENNE

BAYLOR MEDICAL CTR. AT CARROLLTON

N

RI452 DG EC SPRING CREEK RE PKWY ST

428

SO

PARKER ROAD STATION

A

AIRPORT FREEWAY

534

FRANKFORD RD

PI

PARK BLVD

NORTHPARK SHOPPING PARK LANE CENTER DALLAS LAKESIDE MARKET

RIDGE

S507 TE M

2

48

UR

SP

451

ND

NORTHGATE

183

208

KI

452 PARKER RD

MA

531

NORTH CARROLLTON/FRANKFORD STATION

401

350

EAST

11 4

428

535

829

AR

LEGACY DR

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PIONEE

DFW AIRPORT STATION

GY

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ME

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841

534

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RN

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M

LAR

NO

P

208

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ROCHELL

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER

CENTREPORT

KBANK

TECH

SH

to Denton (operated by DCTA)

ROCHELLE

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E

801 802 804

BROC

IH

500

BANK

507

E

ON

ST

PARKER RD

SHOPS AT LEGACY

TENNYSON

NORTHWEST HWY 347

463

451

NYO

CA

AID

TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL PLANO

ST

488

452

N

234

346 346

347

ROUND GROVE

IRVING MALL

COWBOYS MERCHANDISE CENTER

ES

AS

ON

BR

347

SHOPS AT WILLOWBEND

428

NUT

234

LEGACY DR

183, 208, 346, 347, 348, 451, 452

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NORTH PLANO DART ON-CALL ZONE 463

W AL

SPRING CREEK PKWY

NORTHWEST 347 PLANO PARK AND RIDE

LOO

RICHLAND COLLEGE

CAMPANELLA

488

346

31

529

463

LEGACY DR

BANNER

CHURCHILL WAY

LAKESIDE MARKET

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HEBRON

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348

531

31

234

CK

1

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451 MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL

348

31

31 CREEK

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CO

DE

TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL PLANO

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SH

CK O

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234

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ROCHELLE

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234

BR

RY HIN

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NO

ON

O’C

HAR

234

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

529

183

208

NORTHWEST PLANO PARK AND183 RIDE

532

486

EXCHANGE PKWY

ILY

MERIT

TON

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400 234

CORPORATE

HE

NORTHAVEN

P

RICHARDSON SQUARE MALL

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234

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509

LB

35

IH-6

347

400

MIDPARK

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535

LAKE LEWISVILLE

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HILL

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400

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RIVERS

LE RC S CI PU M CA CORPORATE

GATEWAY

WALNUT

532 488

DIPLOMAT

VI

532

SH -11 ROYAL LN 4J OH NW .C AR 500 PE NT ER 509 PREMIER

500

CH

5

400

400

452

SHOPS AT LEGACY

346 346IH-635 LBJ FRWY TENNYSON

MALL

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N

348

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7 FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTERNATIONAL 8 DENTON MUNICIPAL 9 ROCKWALL MUNICIPAL 10 NAS FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE 11 FORT WORTH SPINKS

12 ARLINGTON MUNICIPAL 13 LANCASTER REGIONAL AIRPORT 14 MESQUITE METRO 15 NORTHWEST REGIONAL 16 GARLAND/DFW HELOPLEX 17 DALLAS CBD VERTIPORT 18 DESOTO HELIPORT

BY THE NUMBERS DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

DALLAS LOVE FIELD

205,663 DAILY PASSENGERS 984,850 TOTAL CARGO (TONNAGE) 9,578,478 INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS 75,066,956 TOTAL PASSENGERS

45,973 DAILY PASSENGERS 231,879 TOTAL OPERATIONS 16,780,158 TOTAL PASSENGERS

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Whether you are a family of four traveling to Mexico for vacation, a business traveler headed to Chicago for the day, or a busy corporate executive flying private, take-offs and landings are easy here. Dallas is home to the world’s largest global airline, American Airlines, and the U.S.’s largest domestic carrier, Southwest Airlines, as well as three fullservice general aviation airports serving private and executive clients. Situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the highestcapacity commercial airport in the world, connecting the area to the entire planet. The airport offers travelers a high-frequency schedule and access to any major city in the continental United States in less than four hours. More than a dozen new international routes have been added in the last two years, and more are on the way. Plus, DART’s orange line runs to DFW International, meaning it’s possible to take public transportation to the airport. Dallas Love Field is a convenient generaluse airport, located just seven miles from downtown Dallas, that is home to low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines. Alaska Airlines also provides service out of Love Field after acquiring Virgin America in 2017. The airport recently completed a $519 million renovation that included a centralized terminal with 20 gates, a new lobby, and an expanded baggage claim area. Together, these things mean a big future for this little airport. Corporate jets most often operate out of Addison Airport, in North Dallas; McKinney National Airport, 30 miles north of Dallas; or Dallas Executive Airport, just south of downtown. These airports offer state-of-the-art infrastructure and amenities and firstclass service to their clients.

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DALLAS FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS Fairbanks Anchorage

Seattle 76 flights per week Boston 81 flights per week Minneapolis 88 flights Chicago New York per week 176 flights per week Philadelphia 162 flights per week 82 flights per week Detroit 77 flights per week Washington D.C. Denver 125 flights per week 148 flights per week

San Francisco 99 flights per week

Charlotte 91 flights per week

Las Vegas 89 flights per week

Los Angeles 187 flights per week

Atlanta 160 flights per week

Phoenix 103 flights per week Austin San Antonio 102 flights per week 100 flights per week Houston 163 flights per week

Honolulu Maui Kona

Orlando 83 flights per week Miami 69 flights per week San Juan

LOVE FIELD NONSTOP DESTINATIONS

Seattle/Tacoma Portland

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NONSTOP FLIGHT TIMES FROM DALLAS FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DESTINATION — FLIGHT TIME IN MINUTES

Asia/Pacific TOKYO-HANEDA, JP — 805 TOKYO-NARITA, JP — 817 BEIJING, CN — 855 SEOUL, KR — 892 SHANGHAI, CN — 916 AUKLAND, NZ — 923 HONG KONG, CN — 1022

SOUTH AMERICA BOGOTA, CO — 329 QUITO, EC — 339 GUAYAQUIL, EC — 349 LIMA, PE — 418 SANTIAGO, CL — 565 SAO PAULO-GUARULHOS, BR — 609 BUENOS AIRES, AR — 621

MIDDLE EAST TEL AVIV, IL — 868 DOHA, QA — 870 DUBAI, UAE — 883

AUSTRALIA SYDNEY, AU — 1012

EUROPE LONDON-HEATHROW, GB — 538 DUBLIN, IR — 567 MADRID, ES — 569 PARIS-DE GAULLE, FR — 569 FRANKFURT, DE — 585 AMSTERDAM, NL — 655 ROME, IT — 659 MUNICH, DE — 669

ALASKA & HAWAII ANCHORAGE, AK — 378 KONA, HI — 439 KAHULUI/MAUI, HI — 490 HONOLULU/OAHU, HI — 511

CARIBBEAN NASSAU, BS — 181 GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND, KY — 197 MONTEGO BAY, JM — 215 PROVIDENCIALES, TC — 226 SANTA DOMINGO, DO — 262 SAN JUAN, PR — 274 PUNTA CANA, DO — 275 ST THOMAS, VI — 280 ORANJESTAD, AW — 293 ST KITTS AND NEVIS, KN — 314

CENTRAL AMERICA BELIZE CITY, BZ — 171 SAN PEDRO SULA, HN — 187 GUATEMALA CITY, GT — 189 ROATAN, HN — 190 SAN SALVADOR, SV — 203 LIBERIA, CR — 227 SAN JOSE, CR — 237

MEXICO MONTERREY, MX — 97 CHIHUAHUA, MX — 115 TORREON, MX — 120 DURANGO, MX — 122 ZACATECAS, MX — 123 SAN LUIS POTOSI, MX — 128 AGUASCALIENTES, MX — 138 LEON/GUANAJUATO, MX — 143 QUERETARO, MX — 145 MAZATLAN, MX — 149 CANCUN, MX — 152 GUADALAJARA, MX — 153 COZUMEL, MX — 153 MEXICO CITY, MX — 153 MORELIA, MX — 158 OAXACA, MX — 160 PUERTO VALLARTA, MX — 161 HUATULCO, MX — 172 SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MX — 172 IXTAPA/ZIHUATANEJO, MX — 172 ACAPULCO, MX — 195 TEGUCIGALPA, HN — 200

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U.S. NORTHEAST PITTSBURGH, PA — 135 WASHINGTON-NATIONAL DC, DC — 149 PHILADELPHIA, PA — 162 NEW YORK-LA GUARDIA, NY — 172 WASHINGTON-DULLES, VA — 172 BALTIMORE, MD — 172 BUFFALO, NY — 174 HARRISBURG, PA — 176 HARTFORD, CT — 198 NEWARK, NJ — 208 NEW YORK-JFK, NY — 213 BOSTON, MA — 218 PORTLAND, ME — 225

U.S. SOUTH OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — 35 WACO, TX — 38

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BRANSON, MO — 51 KANSAS CITY, MO — 67 WICHITA, KS — 70 JOPLIN, MO — 74 SPRINGFIELD, MO — 74 ST. LOUIS, MO — 77 OMAHA, NE — 81 MANHATTAN, KS — 82 COLUMBIA, MO — 89 SIOUX CITY, IA — 89 GARDEN CITY, KS — 89 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — 101 GRAND ISLAND, NE — 101 SPRINGFIELD, IL — 106 EVANSVILLE, IN — 108 DES MOINES, IA — 108 PEORIA, IL — 110 MILWAUKEE, WI — 111 CHAMPAIGN, IL — 113 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — 113 BLOOMINGTON, IL — 114 MOLINE, IL — 114 COLUMBUS, OH — 119 SIOUX FALLS, SD — 121 DETROIT, MI — 126 CINCINNATI, OH — 129 MADISON, WI — 129 CHICAGO-MIDWAY, IL — 130 DAYTON, OH — 131 FORT WAYNE, IN — 132 CHICAGO-O’HARE, IL — 137 RAPID CITY, SD — 140 GRAND RAPIDS, MI — 140 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN — 142 FARGO, ND — 152 CLEVELAND, OH — 152 TRAVERSE CITY, MI — 153 BISMARCK, ND — 162 SOUTH BEND, IN — 209

JACKSONVILLE, FL — 134 GAINESVILLE, FL — 136 COLUMBIA, SC — 136 SAVANNAH, GA — 140 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — 141 CHARLOTTE-DOUGLAS, NC — 146 GREENSBORO, NC — 149 ASHEVILLE, NC — 152 AUGUSTA, GA — 152 WEST PALM BEACH, FL — 155 MYRTLE BEACH, SC — 157 KEY WEST, FL — 159 MIAMI, FL — 160 RICHMOND, VA — 163 NORFOLK, VA — 167 WILMINGTON, NC — 191

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TORONTO, ON, CA — 176 MONTREAL-PET, QC, CA — 206 CALGARY, AB, CA — 229 VANCOUVER, BC, CA — 257

HOUSTON-HOBBY, TX — 42 TULSA, OK — 42 TYLER, TX — 43 SAN ANTONIO, TX — 43 WICHITA FALLS, TX — 47 KILLEEN, TX — 48 ABILENE, TX — 48 LUBBOCK, TX — 48 LAWTON, OK — 49 LONGVIEW, TX — 49 LITTLE ROCK, AR — 49 COLLEGE STATION, TX — 50 MIDLAND/ODESSA, TX — 51 TEXARKANA, AR — 52 SHREVEPORT, LA — 54 SAN ANGELO, TX — 57 FORT SMITH, AR — 59 AUSTIN, TX — 60 MEMPHIS, TN — 63 NEW ORLEANS, LA — 64 NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, AR — 64 ALEXANDRIA, LA — 65 MONROE, LA — 66 BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, TX — 67 HOUSTON-INTERCONTINENTAL, TX — 67 HARLINGEN, TX — 68 VICTORIA, TX — 68 LAKE CHARLES, LA — 70 DEL RIO, TX — 71 AMARILLO, TX — 74 LAFAYETTE, LA — 75 BATON ROUGE, LA — 77 JACKSON, MS — 77 EL PASO, TX — 79 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — 80 LAREDO, TX — 80 HILTON HEAD, SC — 84 MERIDIAN, MS — 85 NASHVILLE, TN — 86 MCALLEN, TX — 88 GULFPORT/BILOXI, MS — 90 BROWNSVILLE, TX — 90 MOBILE, AL — 93 BIRMINGHAM, AL — 96 HUNTSVILLE/DECATUR, AL — 100 MONTGOMERY, AL — 102 PENSACOLA, FL — 103 FORT WALTON BEACH, FL — 111 PANAMA CITY, FL — 111 CHATTANOOGA, TN — 113 KNOXVILLE, TN — 117 LOUISVILLE, KY — 118 TAMPA, FL — 119 TALLAHASSEE, FL — 120 EL DORADO, AR — 120 GREENVILLE, MS — 120 HARRISON, AR — 120 HATTIESBURG/LAUREL, MS — 120 HOT SPRINGS, AR — 120 SARASOTA, FL — 120 ATLANTA, GA — 122 LEXINGTON, KY — 124 ORLANDO, FL — 125 CHARLESTON, SC — 126 FORT MYERS, FL — 129 GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG, SC — 132 RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC — 134 STILLWATER, OK — 134 TRI-CITIES, TN — 134

U.S. WEST ROSWELL, NM — 88 DENVER, CO — 89 TAOS, NM — 96 SANTA FE, NM — 104 CLOVIS, NM — 105 CHEYENNE, WY — 107 ALBUQUERQUE, NM — 109 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — 111 FLAGSTAFF, AZ — 115 PHOENIX, AZ — 115 CARLSBAD, NM — 120 DURANGO, CO — 122 ASPEN, CO — 123 GUNNISON, CO — 128 SALT LAKE CITY, UT — 128 MONTROSE, CO — 134 GRAND JUNCTION, CO — 135 LAS VEGAS, NV — 136 TUCSON, AZ — 137 VAIL, CO — 141 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO — 141 ST. GEORGE, UT — 147 BOZEMAN, MT — 147 SAN DIEGO, CA — 149 YUMA, AZ — 154 LOS ANGELES, CA — 156 JACKSON HOLE, WY — 174 SACRAMENTO, CA — 178 SAN JOSE, CA — 179 OAKLAND, CA — 181 PALM SPRINGS, CA — 182 SAN FRANCISCO, CA — 182 ONTARIO, CA — 183 BAKERSFIELD, CA — 184 BILLINGS, MT — 190 BOISE, ID — 190 ORANGE COUNTY, CA — 193 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — 195 KALISPELL, MT — 198 SANTA BARBARA, CA — 198 MISSOULA, MT — 199 PORTLAND, OR — 199 BURBANK, CA — 202 MONTERREY, CA — 204 SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA — 204 FRESNO, CA — 207 RENO, NV — 208 SANTA ROSA, CA — 211 SPOKANE, WA — 223 FAIRBANKS, AL — 397

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TERRENCE D. SMITH EMPLOYER: Urban Teachers CITY: Arlington

What made you decide to Say Yes to Dallas? I once read that Dallas is the place to be for up-and-coming young professionals — particularly African-American men. I wanted something different from Florida; Tallahassee was a small city and Orlando was very touristy. Even though I lived there for six years, I never felt at home. When I moved to Dallas, I felt like I belonged. I was home.

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? Arlington gives you the southern feeling that people hear about in Texas. There are so many parks in the area, and the opportunities to enjoy nature are endless.

What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? Students, of course! In Dallas, there is a school on every block and education is a huge focus. The Dallas Region makes sure schools are accessible to every community.

NEW YEAR … NEW CAMPUS … NEW HORIZONS

How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? I chose Arlington for the cost of living. I’m serving as a resident teacher at Urban Teachers and living on a stipend until I start as a new teacher in my second year. Arlington is a very beautiful town and is easily accessible to much around the region. Even though I don’t live in Downtown Dallas, I can still get to any events in the area. The heart of Dallas is everywhere you go. What is the one thing you could have done to make your move easier? Save money for the move. Research where you’ll be working and think about where you’ll live – there are so many options! How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here? I was not expecting Dallas natives to be as friendly as they are. In our teaching cohort, there is only one native Dallas resident. The first thing he did was show us all around. Dallas natives are always trying to introduce me to something new. WINTER 2020

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TERRENCE D. SMITH

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Choosing the right school for your child is a key component when selecting where to settle down and raise a family. The Dallas Region offers a variety of schooling options: public, public charter, private or parochial, and homeschooling. Whether you have little ones in need of early childhood care or are looking for quality higher education for your college-bound student, our breakdown will help you find the perfect fit for your family.


Sanger ISD 2,759 | 1069

Slidell ISD 271 | 996

Chico ISD 603 | 1019 Krum ISD 2,049 | 1083 Decatur ISD 3,413 | 1036

Bridgeport ISD 2,078 | 1007

School districts in the DallasFort Worth region are locally administered and independent of each other. District lines generally relate to city boundaries, but they are not exclusive to them. For example, Richardson ISD includes students in Richardson and parts of Dallas and Garland. Dallas Independent School District—or DISD, as it is known locally—is the region’s largest school district, with 153,861 students and a nationally recognized magnet program. Students attending DallasGarner ISD ISD 201 | schools live in Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Millsap ISD Highland Park, Hutchins, Mesquite, 980 | 1057 Seagoville, University Park, and Wilmer. Since 2007, the district has more than quadrupled the number of schools that have reached the state’s highest accountability rating. In Tarrant County, Fort Worth ISD dominates, with more than 84,000 students.

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Alvord ISD 727 | 1031

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Ponder ISD 1,550 | 1076

Paradise ISD 1,240 | 1038

Argyle ISD 3,061 | 1162

Boyd ISD 1,341 | 987 Northwest ISD 24,141 | 1048

Poolville ISD 514 | 943 Springtown ISD 3,581 | 1045

Azle ISD 6,578 | 1057

Keller ISD 35,088 | 1111

Eagle Mt-Saginaw ISD 20,054 | 1038

Peaster ISD 1,168 | 1118

Birdville ISD 23,614 | 1073

Lake Worth ISD 3,371 | 955 White Settlement ISD 6,842 | 1001

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Castleberry ISD 3,783 | 950

Fort Worth ISD 84,510 | 916

Aledo ISD 5,715 | 1153

Weatherford ISD 8,116 | 1050

Carroll IS 8,366 | 12

Crowley ISD 15,728 | 960

Arlin 59,9

Kennedale ISD 3,074 | 1034 Everman ISD 6,174 | 922 Mansfie 35,293

Burleson ISD 12,447 | 1066

Lipan ISD 436 | 943 Granbury ISD 7,346 | 1084

Godley ISD 2,181 | 1040

Joshua ISD 5,585 | 1056 Alvarado ISD 3,635 | 986

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Keene ISD 1,074 | 1011 Cleburne ISD 6,684 | 1009

WHICH SCHOOL?

Grandview IS 1,274 | 1098

Visit SayYesToDallas.com to find out which school is right for you.

Glen Rose ISD 1,857 | 1052

Rio Vista ISD 755 | 1051

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Pilot Point ISD 1,395 | 1050

Prosper ISD 14,348 | 1145

Coppell ISD 12,925 | 1249 Grapevineolleyville ISD 3,941 | 1159

-Eulessord ISD 6 | 1077

ngton ISD 900 | 1026

eld ISD | 1063

Princeton ISD 4,887 | 1032

Plano ISD 53,057 | 1216

Wylie ISD (Collin) 16,527 | 1103

Boles ISD 547 | 1030 Quinlan ISD 2,694 | 1043

Rockwall ISD 16,587 | 1138

Sunnyvale ISD 1,882 | 1154

Duncanville ISD 12,700 | 943

Terrell ISD 4,711 | 993

Forney ISD 11,133 | 1050

Dallas ISD 155,119 | 921

De Soto ISD 9,404 | 885

Crandall ISD 4,420 | 1034

Lancaster ISD 7,348 | 892

Red Oak ISD 5,891 | 1020

Ferris ISD 2,709 | 1091

Kaufman ISD 4,045 | 1033

Scurry-Rosser ISD 1,054 | 1034

Palmer ISD 1,226 | 1031

enus ISD 203 | 981

Waxahachie ISD 8,937 | 1067

Kemp ISD 1,663 | 1017

Ennis ISD 5,850 | 1061

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2019 ENROLLMENT | 2017 AVERAGE SAT SCORE

Avalon ISD 362 | 1034

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Mabank ISD 3,566 | 1063

LEGEND

Maypearl ISD 1,184 | 1041

Milford ISD 266 | 1043

Lone Oak ISD 1,006 | 1053

Highland Park ISD (Dallas) 6,840 | 1309

Grand Prairie ISD 29,200 | 938

Midlothian ISD 9,389 | 1111

Caddo Mills ISD 1,841 | 1023

Community ISD 2,385 | 1038

Richardson ISD 39,108 | 1118 Garland ISD 55,987 | 970

Campbell IS 304 | 985

Greenville ISD 5,492 | 984

Royse City ISD 6,169 | 1066

Mesquite ISD 40,379 | 981

Cedar Hill ISD 7,790 | 996

Farmersville ISD 1,717 | 1069

Bland ISD 721 | 1044

Allen ISD 21,557 | 1130

CarrolltonFarmers Branch ISD 25,598 | 1058

Irving ISD 33,464 | 922

Lovejoy ISD 4,272 | 1206

Frisco ISD 60,182 | 1178

Lewisville ISD 52,218 | 1159

SD 261

McKinney ISD 24,717 | 1139

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Little Elm ISD 7,769 | 1051 Lake Dallas ISD 4,031 | 1079

Commerce ISD 1,520 | 1073

Celeste ISD 507 | 961

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Aubrey ISD 2,442 | 1122

Wolfe City ISD 683 | 1145

Blue Ridge ISD 852 | 1001

Melissa ISD 3,163 | 1039

Denton ISD 0,169 | 1078

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Anna ISD 3,597 | 1046

Celina ISD 2,722 | 1170

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THE DISTRICTS SPEAK Though all school districts strive to give students a quality education, there are differences from district to district. The following information was provided to us by each of the school districts. School districts not included here simply didn’t respond to our survey prior to press time, but they may have responded later. For more extensive information on these and other DFW area school districts, go to mydallasmove.com. If possible, before you choose a school or a district, call and ask for a tour. There’s no substitute for getting a personal feel for a school and the people who run it.

ALLEN ISD

SIZE: 21,600 students, pre-K through grade 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Allen ISD is recognized as one of the top school districts by numerous third-party rating systems, including Niche.com, which gives Allen ISD an A+ rating and ranks the school district as the best district in Collin County and the sixth best district in Texas. Money Magazine ranked the City of Allen as the secondbest place to live in America, citing the school system as a major factor. While Allen High School is one of the largest schools in the state, having one high school lends to the feeling of community in Allen, and allows the district to offer a wide variety of programs to students. PHILOSOPHY: Allen ISD cultivates innovation in education that empowers every learner to realize his or her full potential.

ARLINGTON ISD

SIZE: 59,924 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Arlington ISD is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and is known for its collaboration and innovative opportunities for students. Home to the Texas Association of School Boards’ 2016 Texas Superintendent of the Year—Dr. Marcelo Cavazos—and the 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas, AISD has maintained a vision to be a premier school district and leader in education. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Arlington ISD is to empower and engage all students to be contributing, responsible citizens striving for their maximum potential through relevant, innovative, and rigorous learning experiences. The vision is that the AISD will be a premier school district and a leader in education.

AUBREY ISD

SIZE: 2,450 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Aubrey ISD is a fast-growth district located in the Dallas-Fort Worth region along the Highway 380 corridor in northeastern Denton County. Aubrey is just 18 miles from the Dallas North Tollway, yet still has that small-town atmosphere. Aubrey ISD serves the communities of Providence Village, Krugerville, Cross Roads, and Aubrey. Aubrey was a small rural district housed in one building for 20 years until the first elementary school was built in 1986. Today, 84

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BIRDVILLE ISD

SIZE: 23,565 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Birdville ISD is the fifth-largest school district in Northeast Tarrant County. The district’s 33 campuses serve the community of Richland Hills and portions of Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Colleyville, and Fort Worth. During the 2019–20 school year, BISD will continue its Schools with a Specialization (SWAS) initiative by adding an additional campus to the offerings. These programs go above and beyond the state-required curriculum. PHILOSOPHY: BISD’s vision of “Excellence, Integrity and Service” is the foundation for continued student and staff excellence in its 21 elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools, and one career and technology campus.

has awarded CHISD 180 distinctions. In 2018, the district was named to the AP Honor Roll because of its efforts to increase student participation in AP exams. PHILOSOPHY: CHISD’s curriculum focuses on rigorous STEAM education. Science, technology, engineering, art, and math are brought to life at every grade level. Also, CHISD develops scholar life skills through Longhorn Essentials, or 10 expectations. Students at every grade level are required to make eye contact when someone is speaking, stand to answer questions, and be the best person they can be. See a complete list at chisd.net.

COMMUNITY ISD

SIZE: 540 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Boles ISD received a B rating in Texas’ A-F accountability system. All three campuses— elementary, middle and high school— are located next to one another, making it convenient for parents who have children at multiple campuses. We have a small teacher-to-student ratio, high academic achievement, and competitive extra-curricular activities. Boles ISD does not charge a transfer fee. PHILOSOPHY: Boles ISD produces productive people.

SIZE: 2,400 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Community ISD is a fast-growing district loaded with the small-town and rural charm you would expect in an area with deep agricultural roots. Community ISD was formed in 1947, when Lavon, Nevada, Copeville, and Josephine consolidated to form a single school district. Located in southeast Collin County, the district spans 89 square miles and is within a 25 minute drive of Greenville, Rockwall, Wylie, McKinney, Garland, Mesquite, and Rowlett. PHILOSOPHY: Come to Community ISD and #ExperienceTheBLUE! Home of the Brave Nation, where we are inspiring students, staff, and the community to believe, lead, unite, and excel.

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COPPELL ISD

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SIZE: 8,000 students, pre-K through 12. KEY ATTRIBUTES: In the last five years, the Texas Education Agency

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SIZE: 12,895 students, pre-K through 12. KEY ATTRIBUTES: Coppell ISD is

considered a premier public school system with a statewide reputation for educational excellence and a storied legacy of focusing on educating the whole student. While the City of Coppell is just over 14 square miles, Coppell ISD encompasses more than 23 square miles. Within Coppell ISD boundaries, 63 percent of the district is comprised of the City of Coppell, 33 percent the City of Irving, 3 percent the City of Lewisville, and 1 percent the City of Dallas (Cypress Waters). PHILOSOPHY: The district’s mission states: “Working together, we are committed to profound learning experiences for each child, while nurturing meaningful relationships to positively impact our world.” Coppell ISD achieves our mission through our Core Values, which revolve around the themes of Engagement, Great Teaching, Redefining Success, and Relationships. Coppell ISD’s new mission and core values evolved from the district’s recent Strategic Design process. Details on this process can be found at www.coppellisd.com/ strategicdesign.

CROWLEY ISD

SIZE: 15,700 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Crowley ISD is an acclaimed school district serving the southwest Fort Worth and Crowley communities. It’s bordered by two major interstates, I-20 and I-35W. The new Chisholm Trail Parkway runs through the middle of the district, with more interchanges of the Parkway in CISD than any other school district. A majority of the district’s 23 campuses are located in the city of Fort Worth. The district is home to two high schools: Crowley High School (5A) and North Crowley High WINTER 2020


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SIZE: 155,100 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Dallas ISD is the 14th largest school district in the U.S. and is home to several of the state and country’s top-rated schools, including the School for the Talented and Gifted, the School of Science and Engineering, and the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Texas’ first all-girls public school. Dallas ISD schools are among those perennially selected as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education based on improved student academic achievement. A 2019 rating of “B” from the Texas Education Agency reflects significant growth in student academic achievement. PHILOSOPHY: Taken together, these accolades have earned Dallas ISD the reputation as one of the country’s most-improved school districts. It boasts a growing selection of innovative school choice options, including magnet, STEAM, collegiate academies, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, single gender schools and more—all highlight the district’s mission, “Educating all students for success.”

DENISON ISD

SIZE: 4,647 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Bordered on the north by the biggest and best lake in Texas, and set amid rolling hills and lush landscapes, Denison’s award-winning schools offer teaching and learning environments in one of the friendliest and most welcoming communities in Texas. Stimulating, supportive, encouraging, and challenging, Denison ISD’s educational philosophy is firmly rooted in student-centered learning facilitated by collaboration, innovation, and state-of-the-art technology. It is a progressive school district that supports its students and teachers with time, expert training, and valuable resources. Denison ISD values, recognizes, celebrates, and rewards the many successes of its teachers and students. Denison ISD is an integral part of a great community of friendly

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DENTON ISD

SIZE: 30,311 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Excellent schools and a community grounded in public education since 1882 are key factors that make Denton County one of the 10 fastest-growing communities in the country. Recently named one of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America,” Denton ISD covers 180 square miles and is one of the fastest growing school districts in the DallasFort Worth area. Denton ISD serves all or parts of 18 communities in the North Texas region. PHILOSOPHY: Empowering lifelong learners to be engaged citizens who positively impact their local and global community.

FORNEY ISD

SIZE: 11,223 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Forney ISD offers a number of college and career opportunities for high school students through the district’s Dual Credit program, the Synergy Program, and through the Career Technical Education (CTE) Program. Students can earn college credits while still in high school as well as earn trade certifications in such fields as cosmetology, welding, electrical, and health services. The district’s Synergy Program allows high school students to work hand-in-hand with district administrators and local businesses in real world work environments. PHILOSOPHY: In partnership with parents and the community, Forney ISD shall create and sustain an environment to maximize the potential of each learner.

FORT WORTH ISD

SIZE: 85,000 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: With over 85,000 students in 83 elementary schools, 29 middle schools and 6th grade centers, 18 high schools, and 16

other campuses, Fort Worth ISD enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnerships. Under the leadership of the superintendent and the board of education, the district is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform, and revitalize Fort Worth ISD schools. Fort Worth ISD is controlled locally through a board of education trustees elected by voters within each district. Nine trustees serve as single-member district representatives. All of the trustees serve four-year terms without pay. PHILOSOPHY: Our motto is singleness of purpose. Our mission: Preparing students for success in college, career, and community leadership. Our vision: Fort Worth ISD: Igniting in every child a passion for learning. Fort Worth ISD’s values include: student achievement, stakeholder collaboration, leadership development, respect for diversity, equity in access, perseverance and commitment, and continuous improvement.

FRISCO ISD

SIZE: 60,581 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: “Student opportunities model”—Frisco ISD has multiple high schools that are smaller than those in many school districts in the area and of similar size, with enrollment up to approximately 2,100 students in grades 9-12. This provides many academic and extracurricular opportunities and allows students to be more involved and engaged at school. PHILOSOPHY: Our mission is to know every student by name and need. That means meeting the needs of the whole child, including students’ academic, physical, social, emotional, and mental health needs.

GARLAND ISD

SIZE: 56,000 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: We’re a large suburban district offering big-city benefits with a small-town feel, true school choice, selective magnets, innovative programs, and strong communities. Garland ISD also offers a tradition of excellence dating back more than 100 years; Chromebooks for every middle school student and iPads for every high school student; free PSAT, SAT, AP, and IB tests; exceptional fine arts and extracurricular programs; a new natatorium, which opened in 2019; a new, state-of the-art career and technical center with over a hundred career, training, and certification programs; and competitive athletics. PHILOSOPHY: An exceptional education has long been the focus of Garland ISD. Our top responsibility is to provide a rigorous, innovative educational experience that prepares all students for life in college, career, or the military, along with developing meaningful relationships between schools, families, and the community in a safe and secure environment.

GRAND PRAIRIE ISD

SIZE: 29,078 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Grand Prairie ISD is a district of choice with numerous schools and programs of choice. Specializations and program offerings include international baccalaureate, dual language, early college high schools, district/charter partnership, in-district charters, full-day pre-K, employee childcare, after school care, early head start, career high school, single-gender schools, STEM, leadership, and fine arts academies. PHILOSOPHY: Grand Prairie ISD’s mission statement is: “We will ensure student success through engaging learning experiences, collaborative leadership, and a focus on maximizing student achievement.” The district’s vision statement is: “We are a learning community vigorously pursuing student success.”

HIGHLAND PARK ISD

SIZE: 6,834 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: More than 97 percent of Highland Park ISD graduates attend college, with many attending the most prestigious universities in the country. Highland Park High School students consistently score well above the national and state average on college entrance exams. In the 2017-18 school year, Highland Park HS students scored a composite 27.5 on the ACT, 6.9 points above the state average. PHILOSOPHY: Highland Park ISD, grounded in tradition and with an unyielding commitment to excellence, academics, integrity, citizenship, and service, empowers each and every student to achieve post-secondary success.

HURST-EULESSBEDFORD ISD

SIZE: 23,364 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: HEB ISD is one of only 61 school systems statewide to earn the Postsecondary Readiness Distinction. HEB ISD is consistently ranked among the top Texas school districts by Education Resource Group based on a combination of student performance and operating efficiency. The district attracts and retains the highest-quality teachers in the area through a reputation for excellence and the strongest teacher salaries in the region. HEB ISD has a history of leadership that prioritizes what’s best for students and leads intentional, continuous improvement district-wide; the school board was one of only eight governing teams selected as an inaugural Lone Star Governance Exemplar Cohort by the Texas Education Agency. Stellar fine arts programs have placed HEB ISD on the prestigious listing of the “Best Communities for Music Education” for 12 years in a row. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of

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people who truly love, value, respect, and support their schools, teachers, and students. PHILOSOPHY: We believe our students are unique and valuable individuals capable of higher levels of learning. Therefore, our commitment is to maintain high expectations so that students take responsibility for their learning. DISD designs learning experiences to accommodate students’ mastery of tasks in different ways and at different times. We expect students to assume responsibility for behaviors and actions. Our faculty and staff provide each student the information, assistance, and support that enable him or her to develop educational and career goals. We believe every employee of the district has the responsibility to provide and support quality learning experiences for student success. Denison ISD focuses on our core business: student learning.

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School (6A). CISD has the highest percentage of high school students in Tarrant County enrolled in career and technical courses at the district’s B.R. Johnson Career and Tech Center. The district receives unprecedented community support from dedicated families, educators, corporations, and community leaders. PHILOSOPHY: Crowley ISD students benefit from a laser focus on excellence in education—academics, arts, athletics, and real-world applications. Our mission is to provide all students with excellence in education so they may achieve their full potential. Crowley ISD provides all students with a world-class, high-quality education, inspiring and empowering them to succeed in the global community.


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the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD is to continue its proud tradition of excellence as a diverse, highperforming organization committed to ensuring each student is empowered today to excel tomorrow.

IRVING ISD

SIZE: 33,427 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Irving ISD’s distinguishing initiatives include its Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, the largest net-zero middle school (which produces as much energy as it consumes) in the world, and the district’s year-long Attendance Success Initiative designed to keep students in school. The district has partnerships with T-Mobile and Sprint, and is collaborating with Verizon to expand its Verizon Innovative Learning program for middle schools for 24/7 free access to technology in the classroom and at home. The district opened the Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center to give students of all ages a chance to experience science outside the classroom. Irving ISD is home to the Robert Scott Pohl Planetarium at Nimitz HS, which is one of the first school planetariums in Texas. The district off ers the comprehensive and nationally recognized Signature Studies Program, which off ers students career focused classes while in high school. The district also has three early childhood schools, which off er half day and full-day, tuition-based pre-K. Irving ISD is only one of 11 districts in the state to off er H.I.P.P.Y (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) to empower parents to become their child’s first teacher and to prepare them for preschool and beyond. Through Partners in Education, more than 200 companies and nonprofit organizations partner with Irving ISD schools and programs to provide time, talent, and treasure. PHILOSOPHY: District administrators and teachers are focused on maximizing the potential of every student.

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JOSHUA ISD

SIZE: 5,600 students, pre-K-12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: The district writes its own rigorous curriculum maps with learning objectives that are designed to challenge students at every grade level. Lessons are evaluated on a regular basis using the Continuous Improvement Model for student success. Students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement classes and to take advantage of the dual-credit program with Hill College. In order to better integrate technology, the Bring Your Own Device program has been implemented in grades 9 to 12. JISD off ers the opportunity for students to prepare for and take the GED, as well as implements a rigorous credit recovery program at the middle and high school levels. JISD provides full-day kindergarten at each campus. Full-time guidance counselors and licensed nurses are available at all campuses. For more information, go to joshuaisd.org. PHILOSOPHY: Joshua ISD will be a highly acclaimed model of educational excellence. Joshua ISD develops productive citizens of exceptional character who are lifelong learners.

KELLER ISD

SIZE: 35,000 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Keller ISD has been one of the fastest growing school districts in the state of Texas over the last 20 years. Of the district’s 42 campuses, 26 of them are less than 17 years old. KISD serves a diverse population composed primarily of students living in Keller and Fort Worth but includes families from seven other municipalities as well. The district stretches from I-35W to Colleyville and Hwy. 170 to Haltom City. PHILOSOPHY: The community of Keller ISD will educate our students to achieve their highest standards of performance by engaging them in exceptional opportunities.

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SIZE: 3,096 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lake Worth ISD is a mid-sized district in northwest Tarrant County. The heart of the district is nestled between Lake Worth and Marine Creek Lake. The district serves the City of Lake Worth, along with small portions of Samson Park and Fort Worth. PHILOSOPHY: Lake Worth ISD believes that every student has worth, is capable of learning, and can achieve high standards; that education and communication are the shared responsibility of the student, school, home, and community; in inspiring each other and holding one another accountable in a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment; that all members of the school community are lifelong learners; and in the power of effective instruction, using sound research, data, and fidelity of practice.

LEWISVILLE ISD

SIZE: 52,000 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lewisville ISD (LISD) consistently has one of the highest numbers of National Merit Scholars across the state. In addition, the district has six National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, the highest designation a school can earn from the United States Department of Education. LISD has four 6A high schools, one 5A high school, and two career centers. LISD provides access to many digital resources while maintaining sound data security and privacy practices. Because of this, Lewisville ISD is one of a small number of school districts across the nation, and one of three schools in Texas, to earn the distinguished Trusted Learning Environment Seal from CoSN. PHILOSOPHY: Lewisville ISD’s promise to our students, staff, parents, and the communities we serve is simple—all of our students enjoy thriving, productive lives in a future they create. The district ensures it fulfills its mission by designing and implementing a learning organization that provides engaging, innovative experiences every day. LISD’s vision is built on four cornerstones: student experience, community engagement, resource stewardship, and student learning. These guiding principles underscore our commitment to real innovation and limitless opportunities for our students.

LITTLE ELM ISD

SIZE: 7,768 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Little Elm ISD offers a smaller community feel with big opportunities for students and families. We are a one-high school district where we are all Lobos. This unique characteristic sets us apart from other districts in our area. We offer a multitude of opportunities for our students, families, and community to explore a robust educational experience. PHILOSOPHY: The Mission of Little Elm ISD is: to engage, equip, and

empower each student to realize their full potential. The vision of the Little Elm ISD community is to be “THE destination district.”

LOVEJOY ISD

SIZE: 4,400, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lovejoy ISD is one of four school districts in Texas achieving the high rating of an A and 97 percent. Lovejoy ISD will always be a district with just one high school, with a projected enrollment not to exceed 1,900 students. Lovejoy is a Pre-AP-for-all school district and requires each senior to complete a senior project to satisfy the Lovejoy ISD graduation requirements. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Lovejoy ISD is as follows: A school in partnership with parents and community, committed to providing opportunities for students to reach their academic and personal potential in a changing world. In Lovejoy we work to ensure that each student is: intellectually equipped, open to the challenges of learning, well-rounded, fair and respectful of others, engaged in a healthy lifestyle, and working for justice through community service.

MANSFIELD ISD

SIZE: 35,256 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Mansfield ISD is a Texas Education Agency “A” Rated School District. Mansfield ISD is a highly sought-after school district, and the community recognizes that it’s a great place to live, learn, and teach. The district spans across Johnson and Tarrant County and encompasses sections of Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and small portions of Burleson, Fort Worth, Venus, Alvarado, and Kennedale. PHILOSOPHY: Mansfield ISD is a destination district committed to excellence. The mission of Mansfield ISD is to inspire and educate students to be productive citizens. The values of the district are: students first, continuous improvement, integrity, communication, positive relationships, and resiliency. Read more about the district’s Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.

MAYPEARL ISD

SIZE: 1,165 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Maypearl ISD is located west of Waxahachie and south of Midlothian in scenic Ellis County. Maypearl ISD is a smaller district that offers great opportunities for our students without losing the hometown environment. We may be small, but we have a big future ahead! PHILOSOPHY: Our staff work hard to teach and care for each of our students like they are our own. We have a very positive and supportive environment among our parents and community. The mission of Maypearl ISD, a tradition-rich community, is to cultivate the unique potential of all students through innovative education. The vision of Maypearl ISD, where all learners will embrace their

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MESQUITE ISD

SIZE: 40,000 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: A cultural shift is underway in the Mesquite ISD community thanks to Mesquite ISD’s ReadPlayTalk (RPT) initiative. RPT is our research-based, communitysupported initiative to champion early childhood literacy among our students. Through volunteer, business, organization, and campus partnerships, we

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MIDLOTHIAN ISD

SIZE: 9,410 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: In Midlothian ISD, we believe our culture is the heart and soul of our schools. Our culture provides more than a legacy of excellence— it’s something much more meaningful. Our culture speaks to how much we truly care for every child, teacher, and staff member, along with their families. We are passionate about our students and learning. We treat each person with respect, and kindness always matters in every interaction. We believe in celebrating the power of diversity. Honoring and celebrating every individual is powerful. It’s where heart and kindness foster a family environment. Because we see each person as an individual, learning is personalized, resulting in achieving new heights. PHILOSOPHY: In Midlothian ISD, we inspire excellence today to change the world tomorrow. We believe that safe, engaging, rigorous, and diverse learning environments provide the best opportunity for students to reach their fullest potential. We believe a high quality staff with appropriate resources is essential to creating educational experiences that promote student success. We believe that eff ective communication, purposeful collaboration, and strong partnerships create an atmosphere of trust and a

MILLSAP ISD

SIZE: 1,010 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Millsap ISD is a small, rural community with traditional values where students’ needs are met on an individual basis, and we do whatever it takes to make each child’s dreams come true. Your child, their dreams, our mission. PHILOSOPHY: Every decision is based on the district’s mission to inspire, develop, and educate every student in a safe environment to be a productive, responsible citizen prepared for lifelong success. We value the development of the whole child, community/ parental partnerships, and mutual respect; value positive relationships with students, staff, and parents; believe student success is our ultimate measure; and practice ethical behavior and personal integrity.

NORTHWEST ISD

SIZE: 24,200, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Northwest ISD is uniquely situated in Fort Worth and serves families in more than 14 different communities, spanning 234 square miles, and parts of three counties (Denton, Tarrant, and Wise). As one of the fastest growing school districts in the area, demographic projections show enrollment in NISD will increase by 6,800 students during the next five years, exceeding an enrollment of 30,900 by 2023-2024 and reaching 38,000 by 2028-2029. As a fast-growth district, NISD strategically plans for new facilities that enhance the student learning environment. PHILOSOPHY: Northwest ISD, in collaboration with students, families, communities, and global partners, will engage in a culture of learning that prepares all students to confidently navigate their futures. Built on a dream to provide children with the best educational program possible, Northwest ISD was formed in 1948 when four single-schoolhouse districts joined together. Now 70 years later, our community’s belief to put kids first and provide the best education possible is still evident.

PLANO ISD

SIZE: 53,057 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTE: Plano ISD is ranked among the top school districts in Texas and the nation. Plano ISD has been recognized among the best places to work, most recently “Best Place to Work in Plano” by

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SIZE: 24,700 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: McKinney ISD is one of the few school districts in Texas that establishes middle and high school attendancezone boundaries based on socioeconomic factors. This approach allows the district to maintain greater socioeconomic parity among its secondary schools, and this results in greater opportunities for all of our students. MISD boasts a number of innovative career and technology education programs. The district off ers an aviation program and is one of the few public high school programs in the country featuring an FAA-approved flight simulator upon which students can log flight hours toward their pilot certification. Aviation course off erings prepare students to pursue careers as pilots or aviation mechanics. The district also off ers a dual language program aff ording students an opportunity to become fluent in both English and Spanish at the conclusion of the program. The program is currently off ered at Caldwell Elementary in all grade levels. The classes at Caldwell comprise approximately onehalf native English speakers and one-half native Spanish speakers. Students learn the academic curriculum through both languages simultaneously. Students serve as language models for each other, while accelerating their learning. PHILOSOPHY: We are a cohesive, diverse community providing engaging learning experiences for all. We will provide engaging learning experiences so students can become effective communicators, quality contributors, and socially responsible citizens.

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are encouraging parents and guardians to read, play, and talk with their children from birth. Our goal by 2020: all third-graders will be on a grade 3 reading level. Reaching this milestone statistically quadruples the odds for these students to graduate high school. In August 2021, MISD will debut a choice career high school. Unlike the district’s traditional high schools, the choice high school will not off er extracurricular programs like fine arts and athletics; rather, the curriculum will be intensely focused on academics and career or college preparation. Students from across the district and every feeder pattern will be allowed to attend this new high school if they select one of the paths of study off ered there. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Mesquite ISD is to educate all students and empower them to expand their opportunities to enrich our community. Mesquite ISD operates within a set of four core values: people first; cultivating culture; continuous learning; and commitment to community.

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unique potential to excel, is for students to serve others and own their future. At Maypearl ISD, we value: every student as our first priority; building relationships; safe, secure environments; collaboration and teamwork for all; and a commitment to excellence.

CHOOSING A DISTRICT In Texas, public school districts operate independently and are governed by elected school boards that implement state guidelines through a selection of instructional programs, curriculum, and local expectations that often exceed state minimums. Districts are governed by an independently elected school board of trustees that hires a superintendent as CEO; sets a district philosophy (vision and mission) and local policies; selects a curriculum within the state guidelines; and sets the ISD tax rate, budget, and district boundaries. Here’s what you need to consider in finding the right school district for you. THE DISTRICT AND SCHOOL’S PHILOSOPHY VS. YOUR FAMILY’S INTERESTS AND NEEDS > > > > >

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The Dallas County area education coalition, COMMIT!, and its partners offer a way of best assessing student achievement within schools and districts. Find it online at commit2dallas.org. PROGRAM OFFERINGS AND COMPATIBILITY WITH YOUR CHILD’S INTERESTS AND NEEDS > Athletics > Career and technology > Dual credit > Extracurricular activities > Fine arts > Gifted and talented > Performing arts > Special education DISTRICT CHARACTERISTICS Each district has a unique profile. Visiting district websites and reading the expanded district profiles at mydallasmove.com will reveal their distinct features and offerings.

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THE DISTRICTS SPEAK Star Local Media. Strong academic and extracurricular programs make Plano ISD home to a number of state, national, and international winners and champions in fine arts, athletics, science, and career and technical education. PHILOSOPHY: Plano ISD schools empower students to be able to adapt to new learning and career opportunities throughout their lives, and collaborate with and contribute to the global community, and to be disciplined and creative in their thinking. The district’s mission is to provide an excellent education for each student. District goals include ensuring continued improvement in student success and ensuring efficient use of financial resources.

PROSPER ISD

SIZE: 14,600 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Prosper ISD is the fastest-growing school district in DFW with enrollment expected to more than double by 2025. Prosper ISD currently offers a wide variety of CTE and STEM options, G/T and AP offerings, a comprehensive SPED program, and an unrivaled dual language program through middle school. PHILOSOPHY: Prosper ISD believes that students are first in all decisions. We value their success and wellbeing. Innovation in curriculum and technology is important. We are intentional in creating opportunities that will propel students forward. We believe in recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees with the Prosper heart. We also value the importance of a supportive and demanding community and try to protect our small-town feel. We have a commitment to the Graduate Profile and in providing a safe and nurturing environment for students and staff. We are grounded by tradition and soaring to new beginnings.

RED OAK ISD

SIZE: 5,900 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Red Oak ISD is a highly acclaimed district currently ranked top 3 percent in the nation and No. 1 for teachers in Ellis County by Niche.com. At the state accountability level, we received a B rating with 11 distinctions. We are a small, suburban district covering 42 square miles just 20 miles south of Dallas, in north Ellis County. We serve 5,900 students from Red Oak, Glenn Heights, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, and Oak Leaf, with seven campuses and over 900 employees. Highly ranked for diversity and safety, we off er excellent academic and extracurricular programs toward our mission of Realizing Our Individual Students’ Dreams (ROISD). PHILOSOPHY: All Red Oak ISD students and staff strive to incorporate the 4 Talons of the Hawk—Academic Readiness, GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Integrity, Tenacity), character, and service toward our mission of

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RICHARDSON ISD

SIZE: 39,000 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Richardson ISD is an established, successful, tradition-rich school district with commitment to the success of all students. Smaller, neighborhood schools with history of parent and community involvement and support put a strong emphasis on college and career readiness and STEM. Richardson ISD’s offerings include: school-wide enrichment model blending gifted instruction and techniques into general curriculum for all students; focus on differentiated instruction for each student based on individual learning profile and understanding of curriculum; commitment to smaller, neighborhood schools; magnet school options at all grade levels; wide range of career and technical education offerings across many industries; high community expectations and exceptional community support for schools; a wide range of co- and extracurricular options; investment in teachers and staff development for professional and paraprofessional employees; emphasis on school safety and security. PHILOSOPHY: Richardson ISD’s mission is to serve and prepare all students for their global futures. Whether students will continue their education in college or are interested in entering the workforce, RISD seeks to equip all graduates with the knowledge, skills, and ability to confidently succeed in whatever path they choose.

ROCKWALL ISD

SIZE: 16,536 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Rockwall ISD is composed of 14 elementary schools, two high schools, one alternative high school, and one college and career academy. The Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy, which opened in 2018, is a vital part of the STEM program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The academy offers pathways designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career options and professional certifications. Rockwall ISD’s high-school graduation rate is 97.6 percent; 88 percent of the district’s students met STAAR standards. The average number of years of experience for a Rockwall ISD teacher is 12.4 years. PHILOSOPHY: Rockwall ISD empowers learners to embody independence, value relationships, and achieve excellence as thriving members of a dynamic global community.

ROYSE CITY ISD

SIZE: 6,254 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: RCISD encompasses 74.48 square miles and claims a tri-county boundary: Rockwall, Collin, and Hunt Counties.

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FOR EXPANDED DISTRICT PROFILES, VISIT SAYYESTODALLAS.COM. All campuses in the district are accredited by the Texas Education Agency and our secondary campuses by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. From kindergarten to high school, diverse programs are available to support the regular curriculum along with gifted and talented and special needs students. Royse City ISD is located in a rural-but-growing area located 30 miles east of Dallas. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of Royse City ISD is to provide meaningful and innovative educational experiences that cultivate a passion for learning. We believe that every student is capable and deserves to learn each day in order to meet his or her unique potential; that building relationships is key to educating every student; that uniquely meaningful work engages students in profound learning; that Royse City ISD will prepare students for successful, meaningful, and fulfilling futures; and in upholding the traditions and values of the district and community.

WAXAHACHIE ISD

SIZE: 8,900 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Waxahachie ISD is home to one traditional high school, one early college high school, three junior high campuses, eight elementary schools, an early learning (pre-K) center, and an alternative education campus. Waxahachie ISD’s mission is “excellence in education,” and the district consistently outperforms the state averages in STAAR testing and SAT/ACT scores. In its state-of-the-art Career and Technical Education center, WISD provides training in 15 of the 16 career clusters. The district’s fine arts programs are among the best in the state: Waxahachie ISD is home to this year’s TMEA honor band. In addition, WISD is a top athletic competitor, even in the “district of doom,” which many say is the toughest 6A district in the state. PHILOSOPHY: We believe that meaningful engagement and relationship building are essential for student success; that students have unique qualities and deserve a unique education; that parents, educators, and the community guide each student in designing and fulfilling his or her educational vision; and that every student deserves the opportunity to learn through success, failure, and discovery. We also believe that change and growth occur best in a stimulating and innovative learning environment; that students learning to voice their individual thoughts is imperative for progress in both themselves and the community, and

that all students deserve to be taught by highly effective teachers who are committed to professional growth and passionate about learner success.

WHITE SETTLEMENT ISD

SIZE: 6,900 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: White Settlement ISD, home of the Fightin’ Brewer Bears, offers a hometown, community atmosphere with all the benefits of city living. The district is composed of nine schools and has nearly 900 employees. WSISD offers four elementary campuses (one of which is a certified STEAM Academy), a Fine Arts Academy, an intermediate school (grades 5 and 6), a middle school (grades 7 and 8), a high school (grades 9 through 12), and an alternative campus. WSISD is a growing suburban school district that serves more than 6,900 students who reside in the City of White Settlement and a portion of the City of Fort Worth. PHILOSOPHY: WSISD fosters a culture of excellence in which all Brewer Bears are empowered to be innovators and leaders of tomorrow through engaging, hands-on instruction, the latest technology, and extracurricular programs that meet the needs and interests of every student.

WYLIE ISD

SIZE: 16,500 students, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: For more than 100 years, Wylie ISD has emphasized academic excellence through outstanding educational opportunities and award-winning extracurricular activities, all based on community values. And as we continue through the 21st Century, we remain focused on ensuring our students are prepared for a lifetime of success through a world-class education. Wylie ISD offers an outstanding academic program with a focus on character education beginning in elementary school. The curriculum includes a wide range of programs from culinary arts to television production. The district emphasizes technology in the classroom and as a communications tool for parents. PHILOSOPHY: The Wylie Way is a movement in our schools that fosters responsible, caring, and ethical young people through an emphasis on the core values of the Wylie ISD community. The core values are fundamental beliefs of Wylie ISD. They are the guiding beliefs that dictate the behavior and actions of our employees and students. They include: respect and responsibility, caring and giving, grit and preparation, and gratitude and celebration.

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LIFE SCHOOL

SIZE: 5,600 students at eight locations in North Texas KEY ATTRIBUTES: Life School is a tuition-free open enrollment public charter school that offers a wide array of academic, athletic, and extra-curricular activities to develop the whole person. As character educators, we help to shape the character of students so they are ready to learn, ready to lead, and ready for life. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of Life School is to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Our vision is to develop leaders by providing excellence in education to enhance the communities we serve.

LUMIN EDUCATION

SIZE: 300 students. Students range from 3- to 6-years-old and grades 1 through 3. KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lumin Education provides Association Montessori Internationale-certified teachers, before- and after-school care, emphasis on parent involvement, and free public education. PHILOSOPHY: Lumin Education is guided by the Montessori philosophy of education. That philosophy is rooted in the conviction that, unless severely impaired, “children naturally have the same drive to develop in a cognitive sense as they WINTER 2020

THE PEGASUS SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

SIZE: 70 students, K-12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Located in Downtown Dallas, Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences is a tuition-free public school serving an ethnically, racially, and economically diverse student population. Pegasus School’s mission is to educate individuals in the liberal arts and sciences in order to prepare them for productive and meaningful lives in an increasingly complex world. Pegasus’ vision is to be an interdisciplinary public school committed to continuous improvement with a focus on developing and educating serious learners. PHILOSOPHY: A well-rounded liberal arts education provides a strong foundation preparing students for meaningful futures by enhancing students’ problem solving skills and helping them develop strong character and self-discipline.

RICHLAND COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL

SIZE: 617, students in grades 11 and 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Serving Dallas County and its six contiguous counties, Richland CHS is an open enrollment charter school on the campus of Richland College. The program focuses on the college experience. All classes are taught by college professors in college classrooms with college adults. Students earn their associate degrees by graduation. PHILOSOPHY: The educational philosophy of the Richland Collegiate High School rests upon the maxim that a successful education program addresses the whole student. A mind-body-spirit approach is designed to enlighten a student’s mind while enriching his or her spirit through learning experiences attuned to skills and abilities; to best use those abilities; and to develop each student’s intellectual, emotional, and social foundation. At Richland College, this philosophy is summarized as: Teaching, Learning, Community Building.”

TEXANS CAN ACADEMIES SIZE: 3,379 students across eight campuses; two in Fort Worth and six in Dallas. Grades 9 through 12. KEY ATTRIBUTES: Texans Can

Academies provide a safe and healthy learning environment to students who may not have succeeded elsewhere. Each classroom is home to a rich environment fostering reading and thinking skills, bringing struggling students up to grade level and beyond, and creating confidence and a positive outlook. PHILOSOPHY: Texans Can Academies’ mission is to provide the highest quality education for all students in order to ensure economic independence. Studentcentered learning, a rigorous curriculum based on reading and thinking skills, and a sense of urgency in fulfilling every aspect of our mission mark our core values. Reading, we believe, is the key to empowerment, personal fulfillment, success, and employment; personal responsibility, character, values, and passion lead to good citizenship; and learning is best accompanied in a nurturing yet structured environment.

TRINITY BASIN PREPARATORY

SIZE: 3,550 students, four campuses, pre-K through grade 8 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Trinity Basin Preparatory is a free public charter school of choice that has served the Dallas-Fort Worth community for over 20 years. As a public charter school, TBP meets all accountability and instructional standards as set by the Texas Education Agency. TBP meets these standards by providing students with a structured learning environment that is individualized for their specific learning needs. Our classrooms are smaller, compared to traditional public schools, and generally have fewer than 22 students. Uniforms are required, and strict discipline is enforced to help ensure students feel safe and free to participate in the learning experience. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of Trinity Basin Preparatory is to inspire every student to do more, expect more, and be more. To make this mission a reality, every student and employee of Trinity Basin Preparatory is expected to exemplify the following core values of a TITAN: 1. TRUTHFUL: We seek and speak the truth. We operate with integrity and honesty. 2. INNOVATIVE: We are creative and use resourcefulness in solving problems. 3. TENACIOUS: We are unshakable, determined, and we possess true grit. 4. ACCOUNTABLE: We are transparent in our actions and are accountable to each other. 5. NURTURING: We build

relationships and deeply care about all members of the TBP family.

UPLIFT EDUCATION

SIZE: 18,500 across 40 schools, pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Uplift provides a whole scholar approach that sees each learner as an individual and supports his or her academic, social, and emotional well-being through curriculum and academics, a nurturing school community, supportive families, and unmatched college preparation. PHILOSOPHY: Uplift Education is the largest public charter school network in North Texas. We have grown to a network serving more than 18,500 scholars in pre-K through 12th grade at 40 schools in North Texas. Uplift’s mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower students to reach their highest potential in college and the marketplace, and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service. Each school provides free, college-preparatory education in a community that has limited high quality public education options. Our goal is to completely close the achievement gap between students, regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic background, while ensuring that 100 percent of our students graduate and enroll in college. Uplift’s big goal is for 70 percent of its graduates to earn a college degree within six years.

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SIZE: 3,119 students, grades Pre-K through 12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: KIPP public charter schools are a non-profit network of college-preparatory schools educating students Pre-K through grade 12. KIPP Texas is dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. PHILOSOPHY: We envision that KIPP Texas—DFW will have a transformational impact on the community of Dallas-Fort Worth. It will prove what is possible to city leaders and education entities and set an example of excellence that can be emulated in other school districts. It is our goal that KIPP Texas—DFW students will serve as role models to their families and communities. We aspire for our college graduates to return to their communities, give back, and demonstrate the impact that education has had on their lives.

do in a physical sense. The desire of an elementary student to master equivalent fractions can be just as strong as the desire of the infant to crawl, unless the desire has been diminished by the circumstances of the child’s life.”

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WINFREE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

SIZE: 2,800 students, grades 9 through12 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Winfree Academy is a free, public high school that has been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth community for over 18 years. With six Dallas-Fort Worth campuses located in Irving, Lewisville, Richardson, Grand Prairie, North Richland Hills, and Dallas, we work with learners from over 86 ISDs. Learner ages range from 14-26. With four-hour school days, Winfree Academy meets the educational needs of learners who prefer a non-traditional way of learning and thrive on individualized instruction. This makes Winfree a great choice for learners who are self-driven, need credit recovery, or are unable to attend high school during traditional school hours. PHILOSOPHY: Winfree Academy Charter School’s mission is to create a safe, supportive environment that educates, motivates, and trains learners so they can graduate from high school prepared with the skills and abilities needed for higher education, employment, and life.

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FAQ: NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR? Public schools begin the last week in August and include 180 days of instruction per year. Each district sets its own holiday calendars, typically including winter and spring breaks. Testing typically takes place in the spring for public schools. Private schools typically start earlier in August, and testing takes place in January or February.

I JUST HAD A BABY. HOW DO I FIND A DAY CARE OR PRESCHOOL? To search for a licensed child care center or home, go to the Department of Family and Protective Services website (dfps. state.tx.us). Other resources include DFW Child (dfwchild. com) and Child Care Group (childcaregroup.org).

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR PRIVATE OR PAROCHIAL SCHOOL? HOW ABOUT HOME SCHOOLING? You have many options. Explore tea.state.tx.us for information on charter schools and home schooling. See the map in this section of the book and check out tepsac.org for information on private schools in your area.

MY CHILD IS READY FOR KINDERGARTEN. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENROLLING HER? Kindergarten is encouraged but not required in Texas. Students turning 6 as of Sept. 1 are required to attend school. To enroll your child in any Texas school, you must have: > Birth certificate or other proof of identity > Immunization records > Student records from recently attended school > Proof of residency in the district

DOES TEXAS FOLLOW THE NATIONAL COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS? No. Texas does not follow the Common Core State Standards program. State of Texas learning standards are called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Every grade level and every subject have learning standards that drive curriculum development. WILL MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT NEED TO RETEST FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED?

Yes, most likely. You’ll need to confirm with your new district and school.

learning opportunities. You’ll need to confirm with your individual district and school to be sure.

WILL MY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HAVE TO TEST-IN FOR HIS GRADE LEVEL? HOW ARE THE GRADE LEVELS ALIGNED IN TEXAS? No. If your child has passed the sixth grade in your state, he or she will start in the seventh grade in Texas. Grade-level alignment varies by district.

WILL TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL BE PROVIDED FOR MY CHILD? It depends. Bus service is provided to students living more than two miles away from their schools. Transport is also provided in cases where students might face hazardous conditions such as crossing a major roadway or a lack of a crossing guard. Confirm with your new school.

MY SON WILL BE STARTING HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT AFTER WE MOVE. WILL HE BE ABLE TO JOIN THE BASKETBALL TEAM? Each district schedules its own tryouts, summer practices, and calendars. Speak with your new school to determine eligibility. MY DAUGHTER WILL BE STARTING 10TH GRADE. WILL SHE LOSE HER CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION? Probably not. Meet with your new school counselor as soon as possible to discuss graduation requirements. MY CHILD HAS ALWAYS TAKEN AP CLASSES. WILL THEY BE OFFERED IN TEXAS? WHAT ABOUT DUAL CREDIT? Yes. Most districts in the DFW region offer AP classes, International Baccalaureate programs, and dual-credit

MY SON HAS AUTISM. WILL THE DISTRICT PROVIDE SERVICES UNTIL THE AGE OF 22? Yes. Your son will continue to be educated under an IEP as dictated by federal and state law. Get in touch with the district as soon as you can to ensure a seamless transition. IF MY CHILD WANTS TO START COLLEGE AT A PUBLIC TEXAS SCHOOL, DO WE HAVE TO PROVE TEXAS RESIDENCY? Yes. To be classified as a Texas resident and be entitled to pay resident tuition, a person must establish a domicile and maintain continuous residence in Texas for 12 months preceding the school census date.

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THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 51 schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth region were featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 America’s Best High Schools list. The ranking of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation identified those that have proven the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates based on variables such as graduation rate, college acceptance rate, SAT/ACT scores, students enrolled in AP/IB/AICE courses, and others.

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Science and Engineering Magnet School (SEM)

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Coppell High School

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Young Women's Leadership Academy

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Harmony Science Academy - Carrollton

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Westlake Academy

Westlake

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New Tech High School at Coppell

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Imagine International Academy Of North Texas

McKinney

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John Dubiski Career High School

Grand Prairie

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Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy

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Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet

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Heritage High School

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Irving

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Uplift Heights Preparatory H.S.

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Booker T. Washington SPVA

Dallas

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McKinney Boyd High School

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Highland Park High School

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Allen High School

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Lovejoy High School

Lucas

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Uplift Infinity H.S.

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Uplift Summit International High School

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McKinney North High School

McKinney

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Trinidad Garza Early College at Mt View

Dallas

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James M Steele Accelerated High School

Roanoke

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Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School

Dallas

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Byron Nelson High School

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School of Business Management

Dallas

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Colleyville Heritage High School

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Texas Academy of Biomedical

Fort Worth

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Harmony Science Academy - Euless

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Harmony School of Innovation/Fort Worth

Fort Worth

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Young Women's Leadership Academy at Arnold

Grand Prairie

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Frisco High School

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Liberty High School

Frisco

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Flower Mound High School

641

Wakeland High School

Frisco

1779

Prosper High School

667

Uplift Williams Preparatory H.S.

Dallas

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Uplift Peak Prep High School

Dallas

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Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy

Dallas

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Wylie High School

Wylie

711

Founders Classical Academy

Lewisville

1862

Richardson High School

731

Reedy High School

Frisco

1876

Lone Star High School

Frisco

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Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

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Central High School

Keller

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Centennial High School

1936

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There was a time that making a career choice came after high school graduation— sometimes well into college for some students. But Foundation High School Program requirements mean that students in Texas select one of five careerrelated pathways at the end of the eighth grade. It’s a big decision, which is why the Dallas Regional Chamber launched Pick Your Path, step-by-step guidelines designed to identify the requirements and track milestones for an endorsement in one of five areas of study: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), business and industry, public service, arts and humanities, or multidisciplinary studies. The effort launched in the Dallas Independent School District in the spring of 2014 in both English and Spanish and is being used in other school districts as well.

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The Foundation High School Program is a core set of classes in the areas of math, English, science, social studies, foreign language, fine arts, physical education, and electives that all students must complete as a foundation to graduate from high school in Texas.

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Parents choose to send their children to private schools for all kinds of reasons. Some elect private schools for their kids for religious or moral reasons. Others are concerned about having smaller class sizes and more individual attention for their students. Others still are focused on the highest possible learning standards and rigorous college prep.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS ( RANKED BY 2020-21 TUITION )

1 Bridge Builder Academy, $45,000 2 Alcuin School, $34,110 3 St. Mark’s School of Texas, $33,929 4 Greenhill School, $33,230 5 The Hockaday School, $33,200 6 Shelton School, $32,900 7 Parish Episcopal School, $31,810 8 The Episcopal School of Dallas, $31,795 9 The Winston School Dallas, $29,760 10 Yavneh Academy, $28,000 11 Fort Worth Country Day, $26,130 12 Bending Oaks School, 13 The Oakridge School, $24,700 14 All Saints Episcopal School Fort Worth, $24,260 15 Trinity Valley School, $24,190

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16 Dallas Academy, $24,000 17 Lakehill Preparatory School, $23,900 18 Ursuline Academy of Dallas, $23,900 19 Vanguard Preparatory School, $23,500 20 The St. Anthony School, $23,300 21 Dallas International School, $23,200 22 The Cambridge School of Dallas, $23,100 23 Trinity Christian Academy Addison, $22,980 24 Prestonwood Christian Academy, $22,695 25 Cistercian Preparatory $25,000 School, $22,100 26 Fairhill School, $21,900 27 Hill School of Fort Worth, $21,590 28 Jesuit College Preparatory School, $21,315

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29 The Novus Academy, $20,850 30 The Westwood School Upper School Campus, $20,485 31 The Key School, $20,050 32 Southwest Christian School, $19,950 33 Liberty Christian School, $19,638 34 Legacy Christian Academy, $19,600 35 The Covenant School of Dallas, $19,425 36 Prince of Peace Christian School Carrollton, $19,100 37 John Paul II High School, $18,925 38 The Selwyn School, $18,800 39 Bishop Lynch High School, $18,800 40 Nolan Catholic High School, $18,380 41 Dallas Christian School, $18,361

42 Fort Worth Christian School, $18,100 43 Covenant Christian Academy, $18,060 44 The Clariden School, $17,600 45 E.A. Young Academy, $17,500 46 Grapevine Faith Christian School, $17,350 47 Yorktown Education, $17,000 48 Bishop Dunne Catholic High School, $16,250 49 The Highlands School, $16,000 50 Northstar School, $15,900 51

Covenant Classical School, $15,875 52 Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep**, $15,725 53 McKinney Christian Academy, $15,125

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RESEARCHING SCHOOLS The Dallas region offers a variety of private school options. Some of the terms you will encounter as you look at private school options include:

Schools incorporating this self-direction and discovery method are located across the region, but they generally do not extend beyond elementary. A number of public districts also have a Montessori choice option within the district. > Classical – Usually characterized by small class sizes and a classics-based education, normally with fewer team athletic options. > College preparatory – Focused on academic rigor in preparation for demanding collegiate programs. > Religious/parochial – Some schools are associated with specific religious denominations or churches and incorporate religious teaching as part of the curriculum.

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> Learning diff erences schools – These schools provide for students with learning diff erences across the spectrum and can range from pre-K through 12th grade. > Boarding schools – Several of the single-gender private schools off er full-time boarding as well as day student options. > Language/culture specific – Some schools off er immersion in specific languages, such as French, Chinese, and Japanese. Many of these schools off er Saturday and summer options for families who want students to attend a traditional school and supplement with cultural and language immersion. > Montessori method – A child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.

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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLING In addition to the state’s more than 1,000 public school districts, Texas offers a variety of alternative schooling options for parents. These include public charter schools, which are monitored and accredited under the statewide testing and accountability system; private schools, which may or may not be accredited through various organizations; and home schooling, which is not accredited or regulated by any state agency or commission in Texas. Families may also be interested in online learning programs and high school equivalency programs.

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In 1995, the 74th Texas Legislature passed legislation giving the state the authority to create openenrollment charter schools. These schools are subject to fewer state laws than other public schools with the idea of ensuring fiscal and academic accountability without undue regulation of instructional methods or pedagogical innovation. Like school districts, charter schools are monitored and accredited under the statewide testing and accountability system.

The Texas Education Agency does not have oversight of private schools in Texas; however, the agency works with the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission to ensure that students can easily transfer from nonpublic to public schools and that teacher service at nonpublic schools is recognized at public schools for salary purposes. Private schools may be accredited by a variety of organizations, but many private schools in Texas are not accredited by any organization.

In 1995, the Texas Supreme Court affirmed the decision in the class action lawsuit Leeper vs. Arlington Independent School District that home schools can legally operate as private schools in Texas. According to the ruling, home schools must be conducted in a bona fide manner, using a written curriculum consisting of reading, spelling, grammar, math, and a course in good citizenship. The Texas Education Agency has no regulatory authority over home schools, and the state of Texas does not award diplomas to students who are home schooled.

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TEXAS VIRTUAL SCHOOLS NETWORK Texas Virtual Schools Network (TxVSN), which launched in 2009, provides Texas students and schools access to interactive, collaborative, instructor-led online courses taught by state-certified and appropriately credentialed teachers. The TxVSN is made up of two components: the TxVSN statewide course catalog, which provides supplemental online courses to students in grades 8-12, and the TxVSN online schools program, which offers full-time virtual instruction through eligible public schools to Texas public school students in grades 3-12.

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PICKING A PRESCHOOL The first step in picking a preschool is making a short list of local preschools and touring each during its next open house. Afterward, take a few minutes to write down your impressions of the visit. Pay attention to your intuition, educational consultant Eleanor Munson, Ph.D advises. Other parents who have already put their kids through preschool can offer firsthand recommendations, but make sure you do your own research and familiarize yourself with the school’s educational philosophy or mission, be it language immersion, the Montessori method, or a traditional approach. Begin your search of Dallas-area resources for education and child care by browsing through the extensive DFWChild Everything Guide online at dfwchild.com/ everything.

WHAT IS A MONTESSORI SCHOOL? While the education reform debate for public schools rages on, schools that adhere to the Montessori method take a different path. “The underlying philosophy of Montessori is that children are individual, self-motivated learners who are assisted in learning by their teachers, or ‘guides,’ as they are called,” says Munson. Instead of focusing on test taking, highly-trained educators encourage their students—who are typically in mixed-aged classes—to move at their own pace, follow their own interests, and work independently. The schools you’ll find in Dallas, which may serve kids from pre-K through 12th grade, are governed by one of two accrediting bodies: Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and American Montessori Society (AMS). “If you’re looking for a ‘pure’ Montessori experience for

your child, you’ll want an AMI school,” says Munson. “If you want your child’s education to include computers, technology, et cetera, you’ll want an AMS school.” Not sure if this type of education is right for your child? “Your child doesn’t necessarily have to attend a Montessori-accredited school to enjoy the benefits of this type of educational philosophy,” Munson says. “Some preschools take the best of what each educational philosophy offers and combine these to form their curriculum.” For an extensive look at both public and private Montessori schools, and more educational resources in Dallas, browse through the DFWChild Everything Guide online at dfwchild.com/everything. — Elizabeth Smith, DFWChild Magazines

When your child with special needs is ready to begin school for the first time, selecting one that will provide the best education and proper (and affordable) care is paramount to your child’s health and well-being. The key to finding the best fit? According to Adina Rich, educational consultant, special needs parenting coach, and special education advocate, it takes asking the right questions and being honest about your child’s needs and abilities. To avoid waiting lists, begin your search no later than the previous semester, and even if you’re set on one school, open yourself to more possibilities by giving several programs a closer look. To get started, browse through the extensive directory of special needs resources online at dfwchild.com/thrive.

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Anyone age 18 and older who has not earned a high school diploma and is not currently enrolled in an accredited high school is eligible to earn a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. Any exceptions must meet eligibility requirements to test for the high school equivalency. This information was provided by the Texas Education Agency. For more, go to tea.texas.gov.

EDUCATION

TEXAS CERTIFICATE OF HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

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The High School Equivalency Program, or In-School GED Option Program, is designed to provide an alternative for high school students ages 16 and over who are at risk of not graduating from high school and earning a high school diploma.


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HIGHER EDUCATION The Dallas Region offers a variety of public and private institutions with robust programming in life sciences, engineering, and the arts. The University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Texas at Arlington are among Texas’ seven emerging research universities and are currently expanding program capabilities and funding in an effort to become “tier one” research institutions, which are nationally recognized for the highest levels of innovation and academic excellence. UT Southwestern Medical Center is among the nation’s best in biology and biochemistry research, boasting countless clinical breakthroughs and innovations.

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY WEATHERFORD COLLEGE (WISE COUNTY)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

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NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (FLOWER MOUND)

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (CORPORATE TRAINING CENTER)

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (NORTHEAST)

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (NORTHWEST) WEATHERFORD COLLEGE (MINERAL WELLS)

INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING Below is a sample of other institutions of higher learning in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER TCU AND UNTHSC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (TRINITY RIVER) UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (FORT WORTH) WEATHERFORD COLLEGE

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (TCU)

Bethel University

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TERRELL SCHOOL OF TARLETON STATE

SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Grand Canyon University

10 TEXAS

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF AT ARLINGTON

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ARLINGTON CAMPUS

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (SOUTH)

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Kaplan College LeTourneau University National University

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY-FORT WORTH

Ogle School - Dallas HILL COLLEGE (BURLESON)

Parker University Platt College Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools University of Phoenix West Coast University

NA WEATHERFORD COLLEGE (GRANBURY)

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PRIVATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SOUTHWESTERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

HILL COLLEGE (JOHNSON COUNTY)

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

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MAJOR UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY

COLLIN COLLEGE (CENTRAL PARK)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS AT FRISCO (INSPIRE PARK) COLLIN COLLEGE (TECHNICAL CAMPUS) COLLIN COLLEGE (PRESTON RIDGE)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS AT FRISCO [HALL PARK]

COLLIN COLLEGE (ALLEN)

AMBERTON UNIVERSITY (FRISCO)

COLLIN COLLEGE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER • TEXAS A&M COMMERCE • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY • TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS AT FRISCO • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

COLLIN COLLEGE (PLANO) MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (FLOWER MOUND)

DALLAS COLLEGE (NORTH LAKE NORTH)

COLLIN COLLEGE (COURTYARD CENTER)

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY DALLAS

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TEXAS A&M AG EXTENSION

DALLAS COLLEGE (BROOKHAVEN) DALLAS COLLEGE DALLAS (NORTH LAKE CHRISTIAN WEST) COLLEGE

COLLIN COLLEGE (WYLIE)

42,863

2 University of North Texas (UNT)

39,235

3 The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

29,543

4 Texas Woman’s University (TWU)

15,720

5 Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMU-C)

12,335

6 Southern Methodist University (SMU)

11,824

7 Texas Christian University (TCU)

11,027

8 Dallas Baptist University (DBU)

4,487

9 University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas)

4,080

10 Texas Wesleyan University

5 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE

2,607

11 University of Dallas (UD)

2,481

12 UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW)

2,299

13 University of North Texas Health Science Center

2,219

14 Texas A&M University School of Law

480

15 University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law

375

DALLAS COLLEGE (RICHLAND) DALLAS COLLEGE (RICHLAND GARLAND)

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX DALLAS CAMPUS

COLLIN COLLEGE (ROCKWALL)

PARKER UNIVERSITY

WEST COAST UD UNIVERSITY 11 UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS

RRANT COUNTY COLLEGE OUTHEAST)

AVARRO COLLEGE (MIDLOTHIAN)

2019 ENROLLMENT

1 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

SMU AMBERTON UNIVERSITY (SOUTHERN ART INSTITUTE (GARLAND) TEXAS METHODIST OF DALLAS TECH UNIVERSITY) HEALTH 6 DALLAS COLLEGE SCIENCE EVEREST (EASTFIELD) COLLEGE CENTER UT SOUTHWESTERN DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY UNIVERSITY 12 MEDICAL CENTER CRISWELL COLLEGE OF TEXAS AT TEXAS A&M DALLAS TEXAS DALLAS TEXAS A&M COLLEGE L OF DENTISTRY COMMERCE COLLEGE WOMAN’S MESQUITE ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AT CITYSQUARE (NORTH LAKE - CENTER UNIVERSITY FOR 15 SOUTH) DCCCD (EL CENTRO) INSTITUTE BRAINOF HEALTH TEXAS A&M COMMERCE - DOWNTOWN DALLAS HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS DALLAS COLLEGE OF LAW DCCCD (BILL J. PRIEST) UT MCCOMBS MBA AT DALLAS/FORT WORTH CAMPUS DALLAS COLLEGE (MOUNTAIN VIEW) DALLAS COLLEGE (EASTFIELD 8 DALLAS PLEASANT GROVE) BAPTIST PAUL QUINN COLLEGE UNIVERSITY

DALLAS COLLEGE (NORTH LAKE)

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AUSTIN COLLEGE (SHERMAN)

ORTH CENTRAL EXAS COLLEGE

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TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (TERRELL)

INSTITUTION

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Dallas College DALLAS COLLEGE (CEDAR VALLEY)

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (RED OAK)

TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

Tarrant County College District

SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

79,162 57,664

Collin County Community College District

33,742

North Central Texas Community College District

10,310

Navarro College

8,450

Trinity Valley Community College

6,529

Weatherford College

6,336

DFW Total Community College Students NAVARRO COLLEGE (WAXAHACHIE)

2019 ENROLLMENT

202,193

The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for continuing education courses within the community college system. A total of 10,604 students enrolled in CE courses in the districts and colleges listed above in Fall 2019.

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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“EVERYTHING WE NEED IS WITHIN 15 MINUTES DRIVING.” MONICA NAVARRO CITY: Frisco NEIGHBORHOOD: The Arbors at Willow Bay COMPANY/TITLE: Hilti, Senior Manager When did you move here? Where from? May 2015, from Tulsa, Oklahoma Where else have you lived? Leon, Mexico (born and raised), LA, San Diego, Aliso Viejo, CA, Tulsa What made you decide to choose Dallas? There are many reasons why my husband and I jumped at the opportunity to move to the Dallas area when our company headquarters relocated to Plano. Affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, great schools and universities, a diverse population, and a variety of entertainment options are among some of the reasons. We also love the great restaurants, from local farm-to-table concepts to international ethnic cuisine. We enjoy the local breweries, parks, manageable traffic, plus two major airports that provide easy connections to the rest of the world.

How did you choose which part of town to live in? Proximity to work, a great school district, new homes, and neighborhood safety were our main criteria. Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? Everything we need is within 15 minutes driving. I’m close to my favorite grocery stores, and there are a lot of restaurants and things to do in nearby McKinney, Plano, and Allen. We are not far from the main airports, Downtown Dallas museums, and Dallas restaurants. What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here? My husband and I love the fact that downtown Dallas is not far from our home in Frisco and our office in Plano. We love the amazing museums like the DMA and Perot Museum, just to name two. The Dallas Aquarium has a great variety of sea life. Our company hosted an employee event there recently and watching the families and

MONICA NAVARRO children enjoy the space was very nice. Also, the arboretum is beautiful, and it is always changing with seasonal decorations. We’re now DFW sports fans.

HOME SALES COMPARISONS NEW YORK, (MANHATTAN), NY

$2,173,525

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

$1,334,641

ORANGE COUNTY, CA

$989,326

SAN DIEGO, CA

$791,878

CHICAGO, IL

$525,404

DENVER, CO

$520,296

DALLAS, TX

$387,330

ATLANTA, GA

$367,811

PHOENIX, AZ AUSTIN, TX

$352,201

HOUSTON, TX FORT WORTH, TX $200,000

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MEDIAN NEW HOME PURCHASE PRICE: 2,400 SQ FT LIVING AREA 8,000 SQ FT LOT 4-BEDROOMS, 2-BATHS

$353,480

$300,683

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$300,000

$350,000

$400,000

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HOUSING The Dallas and Fort Worth areas are replete with convenience and charm in lifestyle and housing opportunities. Whether you are a temporary business traveler or a family of five, the region offers diverse housing options for individuals and families of all sizes. If you lean toward urban chic, relocate to a trendy loft with skyline views and a cool-kid downtown ambiance. Want something walkable? The newest trend in housing here is mixed-use developments, where you can live above shops and restaurants and access pretty much everything you need on foot. Established neighborhoods with an abundance of singlefamily homes with yards are plentiful. Or, for a more relaxed small-town feel, neighboring communities provide homegrown pride (and lots of space), mixed with big-city conveniences and friendly neighbors. Whatever your style, the Dallas Region has the home for you. All you have to do is find it. What’s more, housing in the Dallas area is very affordable. If you’re moving from another major metro area, you’re going to be surprised to find out just how far your money goes.

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HOME PRICES AROUND THE REGION < $100,000

$250,001-$500,000

$100,001-$250,000

> $500,000

Home prices in Dallas-Fort Worth are still among the most affordable in the country, according to research from the Urban Land Institute. The local housing marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength during global economic fluctuations is due to a combination of a lower cost of living (compared with other major metropolitan areas) and a diverse economic base that has kept unemployment figures well below national levels. The bottom line for families is that a dollar buys more square footage per home in DFW. The ease of travel between smaller cities and major job centers allows employees to choose from a variety of communities and neighborhoods to accommodate their lifestyles and price points.

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The Dallas Region ranks close to the national median in terms of overall electric rates. Reliability in the system is better here because 85 percent of Texas operates on a separate power grid from that of the rest of the country. Since Texas has a deregulated electricity market, residents have the power to choose their providers, which creates flexibility in pricing and service. Powertochoose.org is the official electric choice website of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the place where you can compare providers’ offers and select the plan that is right for you. Many providers offer rates well below the national average, but you have to take the time and make the effort to get a good rate—it doesn’t happen automatically. Though most of the region sits atop two aquifers, our residential water supply comes primarily from surface water (reservoirs and lakes). Water rates for moderate users are lower than in many comparablesize cities in the country. Most cities in DFW have programs to encourage water conservation, and some impose watering restrictions due to drought conditions. Natural gas prices are relatively low here, due in part to natural underground gas fields such as the Barnett Shale. The charts here represent real-life examples of what you might expect in terms of power and insurance costs. Every home is different, and many factors contribute to insurance pricing. The prices you pay may or may not compare to these. COMPARE RATES & SAVE MONEY powertochoose.org - The official and unbiased electric choice website of the Public Utility Commission of Texas allows electricity providers to list their offers at no charge, so consumers can compare and choose what’s best for them. helpinsure.com - The free service of the Texas Department of Insurance and Office of Public Insurance Counsel helps Texans with their auto, commercial, and residential property insurance needs.

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84° 68° 56°

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Electricity

ANNUAL

Gas

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$100.00 $250.00 Family Home: 1,755 Square Feet, 1 Story, Brick, Built in 1953, Dallas, TX (Dallas County) Single $50.00 Majority gas, including heating, gas water heater, and cooktop Utilities:

Rental $200.00 Insurance Rate: Monthly: $28.25 $0

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$500.00 Condominium: 1,700 Square Feet, 3 Story, Brick, Built in 2017, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County) $800.00 $400.00 Utilities: Gas heat $700.00 $300.00 Homeowner Policy Amount: $155,000 bdg/$155,000 property, Monthly Insurance Payment: $110.00 $600.00 $200.00 $500.00 WINTER 2020 G U$100.00 IDE $400.00


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Propane

$800.00 $250.00 $100.00 $700.00

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AUTO If you have a car accident in Texas and you are at fault, Texas law requires you to pay for the damage to the other person’s vehicle and for any medical expenses that person might incur as a result of the accident. To that end, the law requires all drivers to have basic liability coverage. The current minimum limits in Texas are $30,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident. But cars are expensive and medical care more so. The minimum amounts might not be enough to pay all of the other driver’s costs if you’re in an accident, and the other driver can sue you to collect the difference. Consider buying more than the basic limits to protect yourself financially. The cost of auto insurance in Texas is near the national average.

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$250.00 $400.00 Family Home: 4,009 Square Feet, 2 Story, Brick, Built in 2002, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County) Single $800.00 Electric air conditioning and propane gas heating, gas water heater and cooktop Utilities: $300.00 $200.00 Home $700.00 Insurance Rate: $525,000 (property), $300,000 (liability) $200.00 Rate: $218.00 Monthly $600.00 $100.00 $150.00 $500.00 $0 $400.00 $100.00 Electricity $250.00 $300.00 $50.00 $200.00 $200.00 $100.00 $0

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Apartment: 629 Square Feet, 1 Story, Concrete, Built in 2015, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County) $50.00 All electric, including heating Utilities: $50.00 Rental Insurance Rate: $15,000 (Property), $50,000 (Liability), Monthly Rate: $28 Home $200.00 $0 $0 $150.00 $250.00 $100.00 $200.00 $50.00 $150.00 $0 $100.00 $50.00 $0

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Condominium: 2300 Square Feet, 2 Story, Brick, Built in 1994, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County) Utilities: All electric, including heating Home Insurance Rate: Policy Amount: $150,000, Monthly Rate: $67.00

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HOME The average home insurance policy cost in Texas is higher than in many other places, but policies are different here, which makes comparing our rates with those of other states tough. The most common nationwide policy (called the HO-3) is not sold in Texas, though there are plenty of policies to choose from. When comparing insurance policies, pay attention to limits (the maximum amount the insurance company will pay for damages), perils covered (situations the insurance company covers), and the deductible (how much you pay out of pocket before your coverage kicks in). Policies with low deductibles, a high number of covered perils, and high limits cost more. As in other states, discounts on home insurance premiums are available in Texas for people who don’t make claims for several years, older homeowners, and homes with safety equipment such as smoke detectors and alarm systems.

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FROM THE GROUND UP If you search and don’t find just the right house for your needs, there’s always the custom-built route. Choosing every detail of a home, from the floor plan to the doorknobs, is exciting for a lot of people. Costs amount to about the same as buying a pre-owned home, and you get exactly what you’ve always wanted. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has many reputable homebuilders, and housing starts hit a 14-year high in the third quarter of 2020. One- and two-story traditional and contemporary single-family homes are the foundation for most new subdivisions, though patio homes (zero-lot-line houses) are also very popular in our area. It’s also possible to customize a townhouse or condominium that’s in the early stages of construction or preconstruction.

TOP 25 SUBDIVISIONS ( 2019 )

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AVERAGE SALES PRICE

(IN THOUSANDS)

UNION PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225-$481 CLEMENTS RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $215-$328 TRAVIS RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $190-$550 WOODCREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200-$398 VIRIDIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$255-$1000 HEARTLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $197-$391 CANYON FALLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $280-$764 HARVEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $272-$514 SUTTON FIELDS (CELINA). . . . . . . . . $228-$410 TRINITY FALLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $246-$598 SENDERA RANCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $192-$340 TRIBUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$315-$1171 WINN RIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $199-$346 CRAIG RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$322-$2500 MERCER CROSSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $298-$665 WATER’S BEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225-$351 SILVERADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $223-$341 SANDBROCK RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $253-$457 DEVONSHIRE (KAUFMAN CO.). . . . . $215-$500 ARROWBROOKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $243-$372 LEXINGTON COUNTRY (FRISCO) . . $400-$898 CRESCENT SPRINGS RANCH . . . . . . $207-$270 HAWTHORNE MEADOWS. . . . . . . . . . $244-$346 WINDSONG RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $295-$978 LIGHT FARMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $242-$770 SOURCE: Metrostudy

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BUILDING BLOCKS Mixed-use developments are on the rise.

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Transit-oriented developments on the DART line are catering to commuters.

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New construction is abundant, should you wish to live in a finished house where no one has lived before.

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Unlike some parts of the country, it’s unusual to find a basement in our area.

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Central heat and air conditioning are standard in new homes in DFW. 7 Golf course communities aren’t just pretty places to live and play, they are also plentiful here. 7 Planned residential developments follow a particular design from start to finish and provide a variety of housing options and efficient use of land. 7

Slab foundations are common, and should be watered during the summer.

7

It’s not a dream home without natural gas. Whether it’s heating your water, warming your home or helping you cook for family and friends, natural gas is the smart energy choice that saves you both time and money. It’s

VACANT DEVELOPED LOTS VACANT DEVELOPED LOTS are the lots on a recorded plat with streets and utilities in place, ready for a home to be built.

for the environment than other traditional energy resources. So spend less energy powering your dream home — and more energy enjoying it. Choose natural gas. atmosenergy.com/dreamhome

0-24 25-77 78-154 155-315 316-733

SOURCE: Metrostudy

FUTURE LOTS FUTURE LOTS are lots that are planned but have not yet been developed with any or all infrastructure, such as streets and utilities.

1-246 247-912 913-2,240 2,241-4162 4,163-11,687 SOURCE: Metrostudy

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Ready to build a new home? You’ve either made a list of customizations you want or selected your plan, picked a possible lot location and chosen your builder/contractor. What’s next? The most important part: getting a homebuilder’s/construction loan. A COUPLE OF THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND While it sounds easier to get a loan from your personal bank, some national banks don’t offer homebuilder’s/ construction loans. A few Dallas banks that do offer this loan are Regions Bank, BB&T, and Wells Fargo. Some banks offer a program called Construction to Permanent Loans. This will help smooth the transition so you can start payments on your house as soon as you finish. (More details in later steps.) Wish there were someone to help you out with the entire process from start to finish? Good news. There are people who help take care of the nitty-gritty work. They’re called mortgage officers. Any bank will have one. Their job is to make sure you get the appropriate documentation and disclosures needed for building a new home. Next, the bank will review your eligibility, the builder you have chosen, and will check your finances. Your new home will also have to meet requirements for the loan approval process. Every bank is different, so check what your options are. Completing an application is the next step. It’s important to have a copy of the construction agreement you have with your builder (this includes the lot value, customizations, and an estimated cost of your home), a

blueprint of the floor plan, and, if possible, a deed to the land. Every bank has a different application, so qualifications will vary. Once your application is approved, which usually takes about 48 hours, a licensed appraiser will review your information and determine an estimated market value of your home by comparing it to surrounding homes. You will then pay out-of-pocket for closing costs and the first down payment on your home. At this point in the process, it’s best to get homeowner’s insurance. This will protect you from any financial responsibility for any damage/liability that occurs during the construction of your home. This is where all the real fun starts. You begin drawing on your loan. Loan disbursements will be based on what’s getting accomplished. As a task is completed, it’s inspected in order to move forward. Banks want to make sure the money that is being drawn from your loan is being used for its initial intent. Draws will also be based on a schedule you’ve set with your builder. The final step of this process is the construction to permanent loan program that is offered by certain banks (e.g.: Regions, BB&T). Instead of going through a hassle to find another loan to start your payments on your home, the construction to permanent loan automatically converts your construction loan to a regular loan so that you can immediately begin payments on your home.

CHECKLIST PRE-CONSTRUCTION ❏ Choose a builder ❏ Make a list of wants and needs ❏ Choose location of home ❏ Talk to a mortgage officer and ask about loan options ❏ Review your eligibility ❏ Have copy of construction agreement with builder ❏ Have a blueprint of floor plan ❏ Have a deed to the land, if possible ❏ Apply! CONSTRUCTION ❏ Application approved ❏ Licensed appraiser reviews your information and determines estimated cost of home ❏ Pay for closing costs and first down payment ❏ Attain homeowner’s insurance ❏ Loan disbursements begin ❏ Inspection per task completed ❏ Post-construction ❏ Construction loan will convert to permanent loan ❏ Begin monthly payments on your new home ❏ Move in!

DID YOU KNOW? There are some banks that will allow you to get pre-qualified for a loan without choosing a builder or having an estimated price on your lot. Check with your banker to see what options he or she has for you. BANKS WITH HOMEBUILDER’S/ CONSTRUCTION LOAN > American Bank of Commerce > Amegy Mortgage > BB&T > BBVA Compass > Pegasus Bank > Regions > Wells Fargo

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D A R L I N G H O M E S C O M M U N I T I E S - New homes from the high $300s to over $1M 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Angel Field East - From the $410s Auburn Hills - From the $390s Concordia – From the $550s Edgestone at Legacy - From the $640s Estates at Shaddock Park - From the $680s** Lakewood at Brookhollow - From the $440s

7. Montgomery Farm Estates - From the $560s 8. The Terraces at Las Colinas - From the $460s 9. The Tribute Somerset - From the $460s** 10. Tinley Park – Coming Soon 11. Tucker Hill - From the $460s

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Denton

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McKinney

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Plano

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Dallas

Rockwall

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Rockwall

Garland

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Dallas 35E

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Plano

Richardson Garland

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Richardson

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McKinney

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Auburn Hills - Coming Soon Caraway - From the $390s Founders Parc - From the $300s Overland Grove - From the $310s Somerset Park - From the $450s**

6. South Oak – From the $320s 7. The Bridges at Preston Crossings - From the $390s 8. The Ridge at Northlake – From the $340s 9. Travis Ranch - From the $230s** 10. Willowcreek at Auburn Hills - From the $330s**

TM A C T I V E L I F E S T Y L E C O M M U N I T I E S - New homes from the low $400s to the high $700s 1. Waterford Point at the Tribute - From the $430s **Final Opportunities Remain *Virtual Tours of any homes are deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date indicated and are representative of the specific lots and plans at this community. There is no substitution for a personal tour to fully appreciate each home’s unique characteristics, as well as the adjacent and surrounding features, current views and amenities. All information (including, but not limited to prices, views, availability, incentives, school assignments and ratings, floor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change or delay without notice. Price(s) shown may not reflect lot premiums, upgrades and options. Photos are for illustration only and do not necessarily represent a specific community. All homes subject to prior sale. Maps and plans are not to scale and all dimensions are approximate. Not an offer in any state where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Please see a Community Sales Manager for details and visit www.darlinghomes.com or www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers. © December 2020. AVH DFW, LLC, Darling Homes of Texas, LLC and Taylor Morrison of Texas, Inc., respectively. All rights reserved. 12/7/20 1985


Many older people love Dallas-Fort Worthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mild climate, travel accessibility via DFW International Airport and Love Field, outstanding health care, and senior-friendly activities and organizations. Many families relocating to Dallas will opt to relocate an older loved one with them. More than 11 percent of the population in Dallas-Fort Worth is 65 or older, according to 2018 U.S. Census Bureau data, and the area has a wide variety of housing options for seniors. In recent years, active adult communities catering to an older population have been reimagined as agerestricted subdivisions with golf courses, swimming pools, walking trails, and more, while independent living facilities provide a chance for seniors to live rich, full lives without the hassles of homeownership. Many builders have products aimed at active adult buyers. These are often in communities with traditional buyers. The active age-targeted residential subdivisions shown on the map are specifically targeted to active adult buyers. Not shown below are affordable housing/subsidized properties.

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SENIOR LIVING PHOTO: DEAGREEZ VIA iSTOCK

INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITIES PIONEER RIDGE GRACIOUS RETIREMENT LIVING

GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY DENTON VILLAGE

DOGWOOD ESTATES

ROBSON RANCH

THE CHATEAU

FRISCO LAKES

AUTUMN OAKS

LAKE FOREST GOOD SAMARITAN VILLAGE

PARKVIEW IN ALLEN

FRANKLIN PARK LEWISVILLE

CONSERVATORY AT PLANO

MEADOW LAKES

EL DORADO TRADITION OF PRESTONWOOD

MACARTHUR HILLS SOUTH COLLEYVINE RANCH

MY RETIREMENT HOME SUMMER GLEN

ATRIA AT HOMETOWN

THE BENTLEY

PARC PLACE THE WELLINGTON AT NORTH RICHLAND HILLS

EMERALD RIDGE TOWNHOMES

PARKWOOD

EMERITUS AT IRVING

THE STAYTON AT HOME FOR AGED MUSEUM WAY MASONS CLINIC LAKEWOOD NURSING CENTER TOWN VILLAGE MOUNTAIN CREEK VILLAGE WATERFORD THE HILL VILLA RETIREMENT LIVING RIDGMAR TRINITY AT PANTEGO TERRACE TOWN VILLAGE HORIZON BAY ARLINGTON THE VANTAGE AT CITYVIEW FOX RUN ARLINGTON PLAZA ESTATES THE BROADWAY PLAZA ARBROOK TRINITY COURTYARD WATERFORD AT FORT WORTH

HERITAGE PLACE AT HUGULEY

SENTE MEADOWS DUPLEX

THE WATERFORD AT PLANO

WATERCREST AT MANSFIELD/ ISLE AT WATERCREST

CRESCENT POINT/ CRESCENT PLACE

TREEMONT MEADOWSTONE PLACE PLAZA AT EDGEMERE

WELLINGTON AT ARAPAHO TOWN VILLAGE NORTH DALLAS PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE NORTH FIVE STAR PREMIER RESIDENCES WHITEROCK COURT CHAMBREL AT CLUB HILL

LIBERTY HEIGHTS GRACIOUS

CHURCHILL ESTATES MONTCLAIR ESTATES OF GARLAND GREENWAY VILLAGE AT CHRISTIAN CARE CENTER

C C YOUNG THE MEMORIAL HOME TRADITION THREE THE FOUNTAINS FORUM LAKELAND HILLS

WATERFORD AT MESQUITE

TOWER PLACE

INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITIES (NUMBER OF UNITS) 75-129

THE WATERVIEW

130-178

LAKESTONE TERRACE QUAIL PARK

179-240 THE GARDENS AT CHISHOLM TRAIL

KERALA ESTATES

PRESTON PLACE ATRIA CANYON CREEK HIGHLAND SPRINGS

CHRISTUS ST JOSEPH VILLAGE THE REMINGTON AT VALLEY RANCH

CONSERVATORY AT KELLER TOWN CENTER

COTTONWOOD ESTATES

CORINTHIANS LAKEVIEW AT JOSEY RANCH

WATERMERE AT SOUTHLAKE/ ISLE AT WATERMERE

LEGACY AT WILLOW BEND

SUNRISE PLANO

LEWISVILLE ESTATES

PINEWOOD HILLS

CHAMPIONS CIRCLE/GREENS

VILLA ASUNCION

PARKVIEW IN FRISCO

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APARTMENT LIFE Apartment dwelling in the DFW area depends on your preferences: all types and sizes are found throughout our region. Communities range from traditional apartment complexes to luxury high-rise buildings to large-scale communities with every bell and whistle imaginable. Some newer apartment communities offer amenities such as dog runs, workout facilities, tanning services, and community activities ranging from movies on the lawn to wine tastings to Monday Night Football parties. In recent years, mixed-use communities—which include not only multiple apartment buildings, but also restaurants, shops, movie theaters, and underground parking—have popped up all over, appealing to a segment of people who desire an urban, walkable neighborhood experience without the responsibilities of homeownership.

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What if you need to relocate to Dallas before you find a place to live? Should your company want you to start your job in Dallas right away, or if you’ve sold your house before you have a new one to move into, you need a company that specializes in temporary housing. These companies keep ready-to-go units in apartment buildings that are stocked with everything you need to be comfortable— furniture, kitchen wares, bedding, electronics—and all the utilities already turned on. All you have to do is show up with your suitcase. You can work through a real estate agent or your corporate relocation company to find a business that specializes in this service. Typically, the length of your stay will depend on the number of days approved by your company’s relocation policy.

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AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT $599-$1,052 $1,053-$1,289 $1,299-$1,627 $1,628-$2,411 $2,412-$4,078 SOURCE: RealPage, December 2019

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You may want to live in an apartment building with a concierge. Several Dallas-area luxury apartment buildings employ people who not only monitor who enters and leaves the building, but who also assist residents, collecting mail when they are away on vacation, letting in repairmen when they can’t be home, taking in packages and other deliveries, and handling emergencies if they are away. Talk to your real estate agent or work with an apartment locator who specializes in high-end rentals to find the right level of service for you.

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Modern developments in every corner of the region make the transition of a Dallas move easier than ever. These well-thought-out living centers make it possible to have a community where you literally walk from the place you live to shopping, dining, entertainment, green space, public transport, and sometimes even your workplace. Imagine how much time that frees up, and how flexible your schedule becomesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not to mention the social opportunities it affords. In Dallas-Fort Worth, you are lucky to have many options for this style of living. We highlight just a few notable locations. Many more are in the process of being built.

DOWNTOWN DENTON

McKINNEY URBAN VILLAGE

20 FRISCO SQUARE

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DOWNTOWN McKINNEY

THE GATE

FRISCO STATION THE STAR LEGACY WEST GRANDSCAPE

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PARKER SQUARE

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CITYLINE AMLI GALATYN STATION

ADDISON CIRCLE

DOWNTOWN ROANOKE

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DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE

SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

CYPRESS WATERS

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13 ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER WATER STREET

16 EASTSIDE

11

BRICK ROW

DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON

FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER

VILLAGE AT ROWLETT

PRESTON HOLLOW VILLAGE

PARK LANE PLACE

ROCKWALL COMMONS

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7

WEST VILLAGE/CITYPLACE 2 VICTORY PARK 3 TRINITY GROVES/WEST DALLAS 5

BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT

ARLINGTON CITY CENTER

MAGNOLIA AVENUE

DEEP ELLUM

MAIN ST 6 CEDARS/SOUTHSIDE

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8 SUNDANCE SQUARE

LOWER GREENVILLE

LANCASTER URBAN VILLAGE DUNCANVILLE MAIN STREET DESOTO TOWN CENTER DOWNTOWN MANSFIELD DOWNTOWN BURLESON

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DALLAS Centered around a park and ride DART Station. Houses an Angelika Film Center, restaurants, shopping, loft-style offices, and dwellings.

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SOUTHSIDE ON LAMAR

DALLAS Conversion of an old Sears distribution center into lofts with community space for artists, bars, and retail.

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ADDISON CIRCLE

ADDISON You’ll remember it for the giant blue steel sculpture in the center of a roundabout. You’ll visit for events like Kaboom Town and Oktoberfest.

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EASTSIDE

RICHARDSON Next to a DART line for a downtown commute and the Telecom Corridor. Services plus a variety of dining options on-site could render you car-free.

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WEST VILLAGE

DALLAS Pioneering walkable district in the heart of Uptown. Accessed by DART and the M-Line Trolley. Magnolia Theatre joins scene-packed dining and unique retail.

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WEST 7TH

FORT WORTH The former headquarters of Acme Brick is now a pedestrian-friendly urban entertainment district not far from downtown, near TCU.

12

WATTERS CREEK

ALLEN The first LEED-certified retail complex in Texas offers open-air shopping, dining, office space, and apartments along with concerts and events.

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McKINNEY URBAN VILLAGE

MCKINNEY This still-in-progress hub of apartment living, working, and playing will also incorporate a medical district nearby.

3

VICTORY PARK

DALLAS Anchored by the American Airlines Center with a big crowdgathering screen-filled plaza. High-rise living is upscale and serviceoriented.

8

SUNDANCE SQUARE

FORT WORTH Park free on the 35 blocks of brick-paved streets in downtown Fort Worth. Features restored turnof-the-century buildings and an expansive plaza.

13

ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER

FORT WORTH National large retailers shoulder grocery stores, a Cinemark movie theater, casual restaurants, and three residential complexes.

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DOWNTOWN ROANOKE

ROANOKE They redesigned the town’s established Oak Street and plaza, but maintained the historic downtown feel.

4

BISHOP ARTS

DALLAS First built in the 1920s around Dallas’ busiest trolley stop. Recent redevelopment maintains the vintage artsy character with 160 shops and restaurants.

9

FRISCO SQUARE

FRISCO Incorporates Frisco’s City Hall and public library along with lots of shopping, apartment buildings, and office space.

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SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

SOUTHLAKE The city made a modernized “old-tyme” town square with City Hall and post office in the center of sidewalk shopping and eating.

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CYPRESS WATERS

DALLAS This thousand-acre planned community sits around a 36-acre lake near Coppell. Includes one of the nation’s first “net-zero” elementary schools.

5

MAIN STREET DISTRICT

DALLAS Downtown Dallas urban revival at its best. Preserved buildings let hotels pair with residences. Active nightlife and dining.

10

GRANITE PARK

PLANO A new boardwalk is planned for this modern design grouping of office towers, a Hilton Hotel, restaurants, and retail.

15

PARKER SQUARE

FLOWER MOUND Newly built but antiquelooking awning-covered storefronts surround a park with gazebo. Also home to the campus of North Central Texas College.

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DOWNTOWN McKINNEY

MCKINNEY The revamped original historic town square sits in the middle of quaint shops, local restaurants, and entertainment venues.

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PEOPLE, ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS

DALLAS & FORT WORTH ARTS DISTRICTS | ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS | FAMILY ACTIVITIES SHOPPING | SPORTS | RELIGION | INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND DIVERSITY GLBT | DEMOGRAPHICS | POPULATION | MARKET TAPESTRY The HALL Arts Hotel and Residences (right), noted for its diverse art collection, is a new addition to HALL Arts’ mixed-used destination development in Downtown Dallas’ Arts District. The luxury boutique hotel and residential high-rise joins KPMG Office Plaza at HALL Arts (left) and its adjacent half-acre Texas Sculpture Walk.

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The Dallas Region is a modern urban oasis that serves as home to people from around the country and world, creating a diverse culture and a global region. Whether you’re looking for fine arts, entertainment, professional sports, or giving back, you’ll never run out of activities in Dallas—fun here knows no bounds.

RITA VARGHESE

FROM NYC TO OCC RITA VARGHESE

POSITION: Operations Analyst, OCC What made you say “yes” to OCC? OCC is growing. It’s always great to work for a company that’s growing because there’s opportunity for learning and to advance your career. The culture is very supportive, and leadership is willing to listen to your needs and to help you acquire new skills. What can you find at OCC that you can’t find anywhere else? OCC is committed to supporting my professional development, as well as the development of my colleagues, through internal face-to-face programs, online courses and career development workshops that help you learn about our company, other departments and our industry. In addition, colleagues can benefit from a formal education tuition reimbursement program and support to attend external technical

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trainings. OCC also supports the Options Industry Council, an unbiased provider of education on the options industry. In 2017, OCC launched an innovative student debt contribution program that allows colleagues to pay off student loans more quickly, reducing the interest owed and supporting a path to improve financial wellness. The development opportunities are great and my ability to better balance between work and family is everything I’ve ever wanted. What are the benefits to OCC being in the Dallas Region? I was working in New York City for more than eight years and I wasn’t sure if there was an opportunity for me in the Dallas region. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoy my role at OCC, my commute to the office is better, the weather has been a great benefit and everyone I’ve met in the area is so welcoming and friendly. OCC benefits from being in the Dallas region because there is a large pool of talent and people with different backgrounds and experiences – our region is really a great melting pot and I’m happy to be part of it. What does OCC do to give back to the community? OCC helps market participants manage

their financial risk and we believe it’s important to support organizations who help people at risk through employee participation and donations. I recently joined our Dallas office employee charity committee. Our emphasis is on choosing smaller charities where we can have a greater impact. Last year, we raised money with more traditional events like onsite barbeques, Jeans Week and a few competitive challenges, like “Lock Up the Boss”, where a manager is nominated by colleagues to be “detained” in their office. The manager can only be released when colleagues have raised enough money to bail them out. The money raised goes to our office’s designated charity. We compete in teams and it’s a great morale builder, too. Our 2019 charity is Family Gateway which provides stability and lifechanging supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. If you could describe OCC in one word, what would it be? I would say “engaged”. We’re very involved in the community. OCC also funds OIC – the Options Industry Council, which offers free education to the public about the risks and benefits of exchange-listed options. I feel like the fact that OCC wants to educate the public on these things is very charitable of them.

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MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH

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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

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WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT

The Dallas Region has not one but two major arts districts. The Dallas Arts District, which is anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres— the largest urban arts district in the country. Here, you can catch a performance of Texas Ballet Theater, a Broadway touring production, classical or local musicians, a night of live storytelling, TED talks, movies and music under the stars, festivals, art exhibits, and so much more. We’d be willing to bet you could spend every weekend in our Arts District and never run out of new things to do. What’s more: The Fort Worth Cultural District claims five internationally recognized museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Beyond our fantastic cultural centers, the Dallas Region is home to hundreds of smaller museums and public galleries, scores of professional and community theaters, dozens of local symphony and chamber orchestras, dance troupes, and opera associations. No matter what artistic pursuit you’re into, you can find it here.

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PHOTO: DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM

TURTLE CREEK CHORALE

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

ART AND SOUL

CROW MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART

PHOTO: CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART

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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT Dallas is an entertainment field of dreams. You could start with the 75-acre master-planned development that is Victory Park—packed with trendy shops and restaurants; the House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe; The W Hotel; and American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks and the Stars, as well as a concert venue extraordinaire—and move on to McKinney Avenue, which teems at night with hordes of pretty people going from hot spot to hot spot all the way from The Rattlesnake Bar at The Ritz-Carlton to The Magnolia Theatre at the West Village. For something a little more laid-back (but no less entertaining), you could hit Greenville Avenue for its funky shops, rooftop bars, and live music at the historic Granada Theater; or you could bop around Bishop Arts, Oak Cliff’s repository of everything cool and home to some of Dallas’ most sought-after restaurants (Lucia, Stock & Barrel, Oddfellows—to name just a few) and bars. The suburbs have more than their fair share of things to do, too. Plano’s Shops at Legacy brim with boutique shopping, best-in-class restaurants and bars, and the Angelika Film Center, while Frisco Square has Cinemark Next Gen-XD Theater, Toyota Stadium, and amenities such as the Black Box Theatre at Frisco Discovery Center. But we’re only scratching the surface here; there’s so much more to explore. PHOTO: DANA MCCURDY

VICTORY PARK

PHOTO: DANA MCCURDY

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PHOTO: WEST VILLAGE

THE SHOPS AT LEGACY

GRANADA THEATER ON LOWER GREENVILLE AVENUE

PHOTO: TANNER GARZA

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

PHOTO: VISIT DALLAS

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PHOTO: FORT WORTH CVB

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ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS 1 BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT

11 KNOX-HENDERSON

2 TRINITY GROVES

12 HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE

3 DESIGN DISTRICT

13 MOCKINGBIRD STATION

4 VICTORY PARK

14 GREENVILLE AVENUE

5 DOWNTOWN DALLAS

15 NORTHPARK/PARK LANE

6 THE WEST END

16 GALLERIA

7 SOUTH SIDE

17 FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER

8 DEEP ELLUM

18 THE HARBOR AT ROCKWALL AND ROCKWALL COMMONS

20 ARLINGTON HIGHLANDS/ THE PARKS 21 DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON 22 ARLINGTON ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT / TEXAS LIVE! 23 SUNDANCE SQUARE 24 FORT WORTH CULTURAL DISTRICT 25 WEST SEVENTH STREET DISTRICT 26 FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS 27 SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

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Historic downtowns are being redeveloped into regional shopping destinations, including those in Plano, McKinney, Denton, Carrollton, and Grapevine.

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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Dallas is a fashionable place in every respect. Our ladies love to dress, our men love to look good, and we all love our houses and gardens to seem like something right out of a magazine. Home and high-end clothing retailers Neiman Marcus and Stanley Korshak, as well as more casual companies such as JCPenney and Fossil, help us come by it naturally. And there’s no shortage of places to shop. The Dallas Region has every modern retail wonder you might imagine: posh indoor malls packed with amenities (think: modern sculpture, an ice skating rink, spas, and more) and every major retail brand; relaxed, open-air centers that encourage you to wear out your credit cards, grab a bite, and linger long after you meant to go home; and boutique districts that beckon with independent businesses with individual flair. We’ve got outlet malls for bargain shoppers and scores of vintage shops for those who love history. In short, you’ll find whatever your heart desires. SHOPPING CENTERS

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Moms and dads know that when it comes to kids, entertainment is key. And entertainment in the Dallas Region comes in many forms, from flatout fun to fun with an educational aspect. Whether you have animal lovers, nature fans, budding Einsteins, aspiring sports stars, or kids who just want to play ’til they pass out, we have the perfect activity for your family. The lists here are only the beginning. For many more suggestions on what to do with kids in the Dallas Region, go to dfwchild.com.

DALLAS ARBORETUM - Dallas DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM/CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND TOLERANCE - Dallas DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM - Dallas DALLAS ZOO - Dallas FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY - Fort Worth FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS Fort Worth FORT WORTH ZOO - Fort Worth FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM - Dallas FOUNDERS PLAZA PLANE OBSERVATION PARK - DFW Airport GALLERIA ICE SKATING CENTER - Dallas GRAPEVINE VINTAGE RAILROAD Grapevine GREAT WOLF LODGE - Grapevine HYDROUS WAKE PARK Allen, Little Elm

ANNUAL KID-FRIENDLY EVENTS KIDFILM FESTIVAL (Jan) SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION AND LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO (Jan) DALLAS BLOOMS AT THE ARBORETUM (Mar) DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL (April) FORT WORTH MAYFEST (May) ADDISON KABOOM TOWN (July) GRAPEVINE GRAPEFEST® (Sept) PLANO BALLOON FESTIVAL (Sept) STATE FAIR OF TEXAS (Sep–Oct) AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM (Sept-Nov) AURORA DALLAS (Fall) THE TRAINS AT NORTHPARK (Nov–Dec)

I-FLY (INDOOR SKYDIVING) - Frisco, Hurst

ROAD TRIPS FOR KIDS

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER – Grapevine

NOBLE PLANETARIUM - Fort Worth PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE - Dallas SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER - Frisco SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS - Arlington

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Dinosaur Valley State Park: 1.5 hours

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: 1.5 hours

Schlitterbahn Waterpark: 3.75 hours

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Baseball. Basketball. Football. Hockey. Soccer. Whatever your passion, Dallas has a winning professional team to cheer on (and if you prefer a professional team from elsewhere, that’s cool, too, because chances are that team will be in town in the future). Riding the NBA’s longest active sellout streak, the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011NBA Championship. The Dallas Cowboys—who call billion-dollar state-ofthe-art AT&T Stadium in Arlington home—hold five Super Bowl titles. The new Globe Life Field in Arlington features a retractable roof, and serves as the home of the MLB Texas Rangers. Also based in Arlington are the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas has been a member of the league since its inception. The Dallas Stars claimed hockey’s holy grail, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999, and hold two President’s Trophies and two Western Conference titles.

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The Dallas Region hosts two PGA Tour events. The AT&T Byron Nelson will move to its new home at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney in 2021, and the Fort Worth Invitational takes place at

ESPORTS Esports is a growing industry projected to reach $1.65 billion in market revenue by 2021. North Texas is making a splash in the rising tide.

Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth each spring. There’s auto racing at Texas Motor Speedway. We’ve also got minor league teams galore. The Texas Revolution indoor

EVENTS & VENUES The 100K- square-foot ESPORTS STADIUM ARLINGTON is the largest dedicated esports facility in North America. >

There are nearly 100 game studios, app developers, and digital tech firms in the gaming space located in the region, including: ID is the creator of DOOM, the most influential first-person shooter game in history. Quake helped launch the esports industry. GEARBOX is the creator of the highly successful Borderlands series.

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< In May 2019, Dallas became the third U.S. city to host the internationally renowned digital and gaming lifestyle festival, DreamHack. For the first time, DreamHack was held in conjunction with a major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Masters Tournament.

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RENDERING: HKS

Brahmas junior hockey team, the Frisco RoughRiders AA baseball team, the Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball team, and the Dallas Sidekicks soccer team all keep sports fans entertained yearround.

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RELIGION

The Dallas Region is a marvelous mix of people of all faiths, Christian and non-Christian alike. Members of every Protestant group will find church homes here, as well as Catholics, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Unitarian Universalists. NonChristian faiths represented here include Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as smaller groups such as Bahá’í Faith, Jain, Sikh, Tao, and Zoroastrian.

EDUCATION SMU’s Guildhall is ranked as the No. 1 grad school for game design in the world. Collegiate varsity esports squads and programs are growing: TEXAS WESLEYAN offers scholarships to esports athletes. UNT is home of the Nest esports design space. UTA has the first esports club, founded in 2010. UTD took 1st and 2nd place in the inaugural League of Legends tournament.

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> Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in the Arts District portion of downtown Dallas, has the largest Latino parish congregation in the nation.

> Temple Emanu-El, founded in 1875, was the first Jewish congregation in North Texas and is the largest reform synagogue in the South and Southwest United States.

> Approximately two dozen Buddhist temples are located in the region, among them the Kadampa Meditation Center, offering meditation classes and workshops.

> Dallas hosts the “world’s largest gay church,” Cathedral of Hope, with more than 4,000 members.

> There are five Sikh temples—among them the Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Richardson.

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The GLBT community thrives in the Dallas Region, with a widespread sentiment of welcome throughout the cities and business communities. Many company headquarters based in the region, such as American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Sabre Corporation, GameStop, and Dallas Mavericks are leading the fight for diversity and gay rights in the state—and those are just a few of the business supporters. KEY NEIGHBORHOODS

> OAK LAWN – This neighborhood, affectionately called “The Gayborhood,” hosts a high concentration of GLBT residents, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Popular joints include Round-Up Saloon, Jr’s Bar & Grill, Sue Ellen’s, Station 4 (S4), and The Rose Room. > OAK CLIFF – Home to the Bishop Arts District, Trinity Groves, Kessler Park, and many historic designated neighborhoods. Favorite restaurants include Hattie’s, Jonathan’s, Spiral Diner (vegan), and Hunky’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers.

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> BLACK TIE DINNER – Largest fund raising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the nation. > CATHEDRAL OF HOPE – Dallas hosts the “world’s largest gay church,” Cathedral of Hope, with more than 4,000 members. > THE DALLAS VOICE – Keep in touch with the Dallas GLBT community through the weekly magazine. > NORTH TEXAS GLBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Achieving equality through business and proponents of the GLBT WE Zone.

> OUT OF THE CLOSET THRIFT STORE – Offers free HIV testing and other medical support. The proceeds of shopping and donating go to support the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. > RESOURCE CENTER – The Dallas-based center provides culturally sensitive, GLBT-friendly services including low-cost mental health counseling, vaccinations, lab work, transgender health, and HIV services.

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The racial makeup of the Dallas Region is more diverse than you may think. Though the majority of our residents are Caucasian or Hispanic, our racial representation spans the world, encompassing ethnicities from every corner of the globe. Pockets of people from various countries pepper the metro area, giving the region a rich, international texture.


“DALLAS IS A CITY WITH A BIG HEART”

DAVID MARTIN CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Uptown/Victory Park COMPANY/TITLE: Winstead PC – Associate When did you move here? May 2015, from Los Angeles. Where else have you lived? Tulsa, Miami, Los Angeles What made you decide to Say Yes to Dallas? Although I lived in Los Angeles for 11 years and attended law school there, the best job opportunity was in Dallas with Winstead PC. It was an added bonus that family lived here. How did you choose which part of town to live in? I live on the border of Uptown and Victory Park. I wanted to live near the city center and be a part of the revival that is happening in Downtown Dallas. Living near downtown also allows me to walk to work. Tell us about your city/ neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? There are so many great spots in my neighborhood. I love grabbing coffee at Magnolias or the Weekend. I enjoy catching up with friends at The Ginger Man or Katy Trail Ice House for a casual beer and food, as well as Bowen House or Parliament for a cocktail. I love walking through Klyde Warren Park on the way to the Joule Hotel in downtown for a meal at CBD Provisions, Americano, or a cocktail at the Midnight Rambler. I also love 132

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that there are so many museums and theaters nearby. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? On Saturday mornings, I love going for a run on the Katy Trail (also a must for any newcomer or visitor) or over the pedestrian bridge on the Trinity River. I also love biking down the Katy Trail, across downtown, and riding up the Santa Fe Trail to White Rock Lake. One gets to experience neighborhoods both east and west of Highway 75 along the route, and it weaves a beautiful tapestry of the city. After the run or ride, I love grabbing brunch or breakfast tacos with friends at Velvet Taco. In the evening, I enjoy watching live music in Deep Ellum at the Armory, Twilite, Adair’s, and The Bomb Factory. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? My desire is to be an agent of social justice in Dallas. I want to help facilitate the further integration of people of different races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and national origins. Dallas is a city with a big heart, filled with hundreds of organizations aimed at helping the vulnerable and forming relationships with those in need. I have had the privilege of working with Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT), an organization devoted to the formation of vibrant, healthy, and crime-free neighborhoods, and The One Heart Project, a mentoring program for incarcerated youth. Hit me up if you want to be a mentor! There are also numerous professional organizations aimed at career and industry development.

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DEMOGRAPHICS Demographics in the Dallas Region are changing as the population diversifies. Just over 18 percent of residents are foreign-born, with Hispanics accounting for the largest minority group in both the region and the state. The region’s low cost of living means we enjoy a higher standard of living on a lower median household income than most other large metro areas.

NEARLY 1.2 MILLION RESIDENTS WERE ADDED TO THE DFW AREA FROM 2010 TO 2019

THE RAPID INFLUX OF RESIDENTS HAS LED DFW TO BECOME ONE OF THE FASTER GROWING U.S. METROS IN THE PAST DECADE

TOTAL POPULATION: 7,573,136 11,250,000 WILL LIVE IN THE DFW AREA BY 2045 WINTER 2020


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COLLIN COUNTY ALLEN ANNA CELINA FAIRVIEW FARMERSVILLE FRISCO LAVON LOWRY CROSSING LUCAS MCKINNEY MELISSA MURPHY PARKER PLANO PRINCETON PROSPER WYLIE

144,762 8,314 855 1,520 893 2,360 3,499 185 443 1,371 16,256 604 1,150 1,098 72,331 3,408 675 3,152

264,036 18,309 904 1,737 1,554 2,640 6,141 303 865 2,205 21,283 557 1,547 1,235 128,713 2,321 1,018 8,716

491,675 43,554 1,225 1,861 2,644 3,118 33,714 387 1,229 2,890 54,369 1,350 3,099 1,379 222,030 3,477 2,097 15,132

782,341 84,246 8,249 6,028 7,248 3,301 116,989 2,219 1,711 5,166 131,117 4,695 17,708 3,811 259,841 6,807 9,423 41,427

1,005,146 103,383 14,243 12,775 9,092 3,473 188,170 3,542 1,731 7,955 191,645 10,199 20,611 4,802 288,061 11,755 22,358 51,585

216,715 18,463 5,966 6,413 1,811 164 69,978 1,310 23 2,665 58,702 5,352 2,588 1,038 26,839 4,844 12,637 9,538

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DALLAS COUNTY ADDISON BALCH SPRINGS CEDAR HILL COCKRELL HILL COPPELL DALLAS DESOTO DUNCANVILLE FARMERS BRANCH GARLAND GLENN HEIGHTS GRAND PRAIRIE HIGHLAND PARK HUTCHINS IRVING LANCASTER MESQUITE RICHARDSON ROWLETT SACHSE SEAGOVILLE SUNNYVALE UNIVERSITY PARK WILMER

1,556,390 5,553 13,746 6,849 3,262 3,826 904,078 15,538 27,781 24,863 138,857 1,033 71,462 8,909 2,837 109,943 14,807 67,053 72,496 7,522 1,640 7,304 1,404 22,254 2,367

1,852,810 8,783 17,406 19,976 3,746 16,881 1,006,877 30,544 35,748 24,250 180,650 4,564 99,616 8,739 2,719 155,037 22,117 101,484 74,840 23,260 5,346 8,969 2,228 22,259 2,479

2,218,899 14,166 19,375 32,093 4,443 35,958 1,188,580 37,646 36,081 27,508 215,768 7,224 127,427 8,842 2,805 191,615 25,894 124,523 91,802 44,503 9,751 10,823 2,693 23,324 3,393

2,368,139 13,056 23,728 45,028 4,193 38,659 1,197,816 49,047 38,524 28,616 226,876 11,278 175,396 8,564 5,338 216,290 36,361 139,824 99,223 56,199 20,329 14,835 5,130 23,068 3,682

2,637,772 15,945 25,351 48,463 4,204 41,818 1,345,047 53,523 39,364 40,209 242,507 13,250 194,614 9,180 5,729 242,242 39,477 142,816 120,981 66,285 26,122 16,878 6,678 25,182 4,766

265,445 2,854 1,394 3,374 8 3,037 144,675 4,174 772 11,551 15,152 2,024 18,635 606 389 25,375 2,688 2,956 21,400 9,938 5,692 1,911 1,476 2,075 1,046

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DENTON COUNTY ARGYLE AUBREY BARTONVILLE CARROLLTON COPPER CANYON CORINTH DENTON DOUBLE OAK FLOWER MOUND HICKORY CREEK HIGHLAND VILLAGE JUSTIN KRUM LAKE DALLAS LEWISVILLE LITTLE ELM NORTHLAKE OAK POINT PILOT POINT PONDER PROVIDENCE ROANOKE SANGER SHADY SHORES THE COLONY TROPHY CLUB

143,126 1,111 948 441 40,595 465 1,264 48,063 836 4,402 1,422 3,246 920 917 3,177 24,273 926 143 387 2,211 297 NI 910 2,574 813 11,586 NI

273,525 1,575 1,138 849 82,169 978 3,944 66,270 1,664 15,527 1,893 7,027 1,234 1,542 3,656 46,521 1,255 250 645 2,538 432 NI 1,616 3,508 1,045 22,113 3,922

432,976 2,365 1,500 1,093 109,576 1,216 11,325 80,537 2,179 50,702 2,078 12,173 1,891 1,979 6,166 77,737 3,646 921 1,747 3,538 507 NI 2,810 4,534 1,461 26,531 6,350

662,614 3,282 2,595 1,469 119,097 1,334 19,935 113,383 2,867 64,669 3,247 15,056 3,246 4,157 7,105 95,290 25,898 1,724 2,786 3,856 1,395 4,786 5,962 6,916 2,612 36,328 8,024

859,064 4,204 3,631 1,731 136,879 1,469 21,823 138,541 3,051 77,329 4,735 16,537 3,992 4,988 7,944 106,586 50,314 3,124 4,974 4,404 2,371 7,542 9,085 8,540 2,857 43,402 12,369

192,296 940 1,002 158 17,358 143 2,016 21,483 169 12,468 1,301 1,397 735 836 804 10,666 24,088 1,276 2,162 384 976 2,608 3,042 1,584 224 6,892 4,192

28.84% 28.80% 38.11% 10.04% 14.52% 10.78% 10.18% 18.35% 5.86% 19.22% 37.89% 9.23% 22.57% 20.13% 11.26% 11.12% 91.85% 69.05% 76.88% 9.55% 69.96% 52.86% 50.34% 22.77% 8.51% 18.88% 51.27%

ELLIS COUNTY ENNIS FERRIS ITALY MIDLOTHIAN OAK LEAF OVILLA PALMER RED OAK WAXAHACHIE

59,743 12,110 2,228 1,306 3,219 NI 1,067 1,187 1,882 14,624

85,167 13,883 2,212 1,699 5,141 984 2,027 1,659 3,124 18,168

111,360 16,045 2,175 1,993 7,480 1,209 3,405 1,774 4,301 21,426

149,610 18,513 2,436 1,863 18,037 1,298 3,492 2,000 10,769 29,621

179,436 19,923 2,822 1,937 27,049 1,493 4,146 2,070 13,105 36,807

29,065 1,328 391 59 8,256 101 622 67 2,319 7,081

19.33% 7.14% 16.08% 3.14% 43.93% 7.26% 17.65% 3.34% 21.50% 23.82%

HOOD COUNTY GRANBURY

17,714 3,332

28,981 4,045

41,100 5,718

51,182 7,978

60,537 10,410

9,269 2,369

18.08% 29.46%

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GROWTH 2010-2018

GROWTH RATE 2010-2018

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FINAL CENSUS 4/1/90

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/00

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/10

HUNT COUNTY CADDO MILLS COMMERCE GREENVILLE QUINLAN WEST TAWAKONI WOLFE CITY

55,248 1,060 8,136 22,161 1,002 840 1,594

64,343 1,068 6,825 23,071 1,360 932 1,505

76,596 1,149 7,742 24,117 1,370 1,462 1,581

86,129 1,338 8,078 25,557 1,394 1,576 1,412

96,493 1,622 9,303 28,263 1,526 1,943 1,472

10,109 248 1,214 2,640 145 196 76

11.70% 18.05% 15.01% 10.30% 10.50% 11.22% 5.44%

JOHNSON COUNTY ALVARADO BURLESON CLEBURNE GRANDVIEW JOSHUA KEENE VENUS

67,649 2,701 11,734 19,218 1,205 1,470 3,013 518

97,165 2,918 16,113 22,205 1,245 3,828 3,944 977

126,811 3,288 20,976 26,005 1,358 4,528 5,003 1,892

150,934 3,785 36,690 29,337 1,561 5,910 6,106 2,960

171,361 4,382 47,282 30,720 1,753 7,887 6,531 3,853

20,113 621 10,209 1,086 187 1,571 409 909

13.30% 16.51% 27.54% 3.66% 11.94% 24.87% 6.68% 30.88%

KAUFMAN COUNTY COMBINE CRANDALL FORNEY KAUFMAN KEMP MABANK TALTY TERRELL

39,015 688 831 2,483 4,658 1,035 1,443 NI 13,225

52,220 1,329 1,652 4,070 5,238 1,184 1,739 NI 12,490

71,313 1,788 2,774 5,588 6,490 1,133 2,151 1,028 13,606

103,350 1,942 2,858 14,661 6,703 1,154 3,035 1,535 15,816

128,622 2,226 3,756 23,727 7,467 1,198 3,705 2,627 18,126

24,732 316 742 9,775 846 153 697 738 2,007

23.81% 16.54% 24.62% 70.06% 12.78% 14.64% 23.17% 39.07% 12.45%

PARKER COUNTY ALEDO ANNETTA HUDSON OAKS RENO SPRINGTOWN WEATHERFORD WILLOW PARK

44,609 1,027 454 309 1,174 1,658 12,049 1,113

64,785 1,169 672 711 2,322 1,740 14,804 2,328

88,495 1,726 1,108 1,637 2,441 2,062 19,000 2,849

116,927 2,716 1,288 1,662 2,494 2,658 25,250 3,982

138,371 4,674 3,176 2,407 3,047 3,049 31,836 5,569

21,046 1,955 428 713 553 393 5,855 1,586

17.94% 71.90% 15.57% 42.09% 22.17% 14.80% 22.54% 39.82%

ROCKWALL COUNTY FATE HEATH MCLENDON-CHISHOLM ROCKWALL ROYSE CITY

14,528 263 1,459 NI 5,939 1,566

25,604 475 2,108 646 10,486 2,206

43,080 463 4,149 914 17,976 2,957

78,337 6,357 6,921 1,373 37,490 9,349

100,657 14,206 8,953 3,200 45,112 12,998

21,750 6,651 1,615 1,795 7,151 3,613

27.56% 88.03% 22.01% 127.76% 18.84% 38.50%

4,154 NI

5,360 1,949

6,809 2,122

8,490 2,444

9,016 2,691

515 228

6.06% 9.26%

860,880 160,113 5,822 20,821 13,579 2,169 6,700 5,852 1,100 2,695 24,002 5,387 11,684 385,164 11,801 29,014 262 31,420 4,156 2,594 4,394 957 8,102 30,592 2,431 NI 7,977 6,890 5,736 3,921 2,808 10,284 3,651 13,508

1,170,103 261,721 8,868 43,762 19,564 2,133 12,724 6,974 1,758 2,715 38,149 5,672 11,482 447,619 29,202 32,856 795 33,574 13,683 4,096 4,591 816 15,607 45,895 2,371 1,271 7,978 6,580 8,551 3,928 7,065 20,009 2,350 15,472

1,446,219 332,969 9,600 47,152 20,208 2,388 19,636 7,467 2,186 2,550 46,005 5,836 12,949 534,694 42,059 39,018 1,134 36,273 27,345 5,850 4,618 1,040 28,031 55,635 2,318 1,505 8,132 6,985 12,374 4,181 21,519 21,908 2,124 14,831

1,809,034 365,438 10,947 46,979 21,234 2,394 22,807 12,838 2,259 2,776 51,277 6,108 12,355 741,206 46,334 42,409 1,517 37,337 39,627 6,763 4,584 1,307 56,368 63,343 2,394 1,547 7,801 7,427 19,806 4,686 26,575 23,497 2,472 16,116

2,084,931 398,112 13,347 49,464 23,566 2,475 26,945 15,649 2,387 3,034 57,346 6,248 12,959 895,008 53,976 44,339 1,855 38,992 47,350 8,543 1,601 4,957 70,981 70,836 2,538 1,786 8,030 7,703 23,871 5,828 32,269 24,555 2,692 17,896

267,424 31,976 2,444 2,387 2,310 77 4,043 2,719 121 255 5,926 211 582 146,527 7,365 1,895 328 1,588 7,519 1,752 99 275 14,126 7,359 139 235 232 274 3,718 1,142 5,607 1,010 213 1,741

14.71% 8.73% 22.42% 5.07% 10.87% 3.21% 17.65% 21.03% 5.34% 9.18% 11.52% 3.50% 4.70% 19.58% 15.80% 4.46% 21.48% 4.25% 18.88% 25.80% 6.59% 5.87% 24.85% 11.59% 5.79% 15.15% 2.98% 3.69% 18.45% 24.37% 21.03% 4.29% 8.59% 10.78%

26,575 874 889 3,737 890 4,104 466 478 504

34,679 865 1,041 3,581 800 4,252 651 605 700

48,793 1,007 1,099 4,827 947 5,201 887 551 1,104

59,127 1,334 1,207 5,976 1,002 6,042 1,005 1,522 1,286

68,305 1,515 1,473 6,590 1,152 6,989 1,203 1,824 1,544

9,204 182 265 603 138 933 197 293 255

15.57% 13.65% 21.94% 10.07% 13.61% 15.41% 19.58% 19.14% 19.78%

SOMERVELL COUNTY GLEN ROSE TARRANT COUNTY ARLINGTON AZLE BEDFORD BENBROOK BLUE MOUND COLLEYVILLE CROWLEY DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS EDGECLIFF VILLAGE EULESS EVERMAN FOREST HILL FORT WORTH GRAPEVINE HALTOM CITY HASLET HURST KELLER KENNEDALE LAKE WORTH LAKESIDE MANSFIELD NORTH RICHLAND HILLS PANTEGO PELICAN BAY RICHLAND HILLS RIVER OAKS SAGINAW SANSOM PARK SOUTHLAKE WATAUGA WESTWORTH VILLAGE WHITE SETTLEMENT WISE COUNTY ALVORD BOYD BRIDGEPORT CHICO DECATUR NEWARK RHOME RUNAWAY BAY NI = NOT INCORPORATED

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ESTIMATED POPULATION 7/1/18

GROWTH 2010-2018

GROWTH RATE 2010-2018

CULTURE

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/80

SOURCE: US Census Bureau, US Dept of Commerce

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The market tapestry is a fascinating snapshot of lifestyle choices. Based on demography and geography, the main purpose of this type of data is targeted marketing efforts, but the high-level picture of types of neighborhoods and the people who live in them based on the activities and expenses of those people is a compelling story all on its own. Some segments develop as a result of age, some show up as a result of money, and still others result from ethnic influence.

PHOTO: AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

CULTURE

MARKET TAPESTRY

SOURCE: DRC Research

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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

MEDIAN NET WORTH

POPULATION

PERCENTAGE OF DFW POPULATION

$126,100

$910,500

1,058,088

18.4%

$102,500

$320,800

163,536

2.8%

$85,700

$50,100

239,816

4.2%

$79,200

$200,900

716,663

12.5%

$65,100

$174,600

351,296

6.1%

$61,600

$180,300

246,306

4.3%

$57,700

$86,900

1,325,407

23.0%

$53,100

$42,400

312,377

5.4%

$49,700

$130,300

91,047

1.6%

$45,500

$88,500

242,150

4.2%

$37,900

$13,200

473,111

8.2%

$36,600

$27,500

189,850

3.3%

$38,300

$13,600

282,066

4.9%

$31,900

$11,000

57,384

1.0%

AFFLUENT ESTATES

Established wealth— educated, well-traveled married couples

UPSCALE AVENUES

Prosperous, married couples in higher density neighborhoods

UPTOWN INDIVIDUAL

Younger, urban singles on the move

FAMILY LANDSCAPES

Successful younger families in newer housing

GEN X URBAN

Gen X in middle age— families with fewer kids and a mortgage

COZY COUNTRY LIVING Empty nesters in bucolic settings

ETHNIC ENCLAVES

Established diversity— young, Hispanic homeowners with families

MIDDLE GROUND Lifestyles of thirtysomethings

SENIOR STYLES

Senior lifestyles reveal the effects of saving for retirement

RUSTIC OUTPOSTS

Country life with older families, older homes

MIDTOWN SINGLES

Millennials on the move— single, diverse and urban

HOMETOWN

Growing up and staying close to home—single householders

NEXT WAVE

Urban denizens—young, diverse, hardworking families

SCHOLARS & PATRIOTS College campuses and military neighborhoods SOURCE: ESRI Business Analyst

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ESRI’s Tapestry Segmentation, shown on the map below, combines the “who” of lifestyle demography with the “where” of local neighborhood geography to create a model of various lifestyle classifications or segments of actual neighborhoods with addresses—distinct behavioral market segments. To create this map, U.S. census tracts are divided into 65 distinctive segments based on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics to provide an accurate, detailed description of U.S. neighborhoods. These segments are then grouped into the 14 Tapestry Segmentation LifeMode Summary Groups, which are characterized by lifestyle and lifestage, and share an experience such as being born in the same time period or a trait such as affluence.


PARKS & OUTDOORS

PARKS & OUTDOORS PLACES TO PLAY AND MORE

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

PARKS | DOG PARKS | TRAILS | LAKES GOLF COURSES | HIDDEN GEMS

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MARGOT MARTIN

“THERE IS INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER.”

CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Preston Center COMPANY / TITLE: The Ballet Burn—Owner, Founder When did you move here? From where? 2014 from Raleigh, North Carolina Where else have you lived? New Orleans, Dallas, Seattle, Raleigh, back to Dallas What made you decide to Say Yes to Dallas? I have family here, and Dallas was the kind of city I was looking for to further my career. There is inspiration around every corner, and the market is teeming for more growth.

PHOTO: MERISSA DE FALCIS

How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? I chose Preston Center to open my business because it is a major hub of Dallas. Being located near the crossroads of two major thoroughfares and easily accessed from the toll road and 75 makes it a breeze to get to. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants, places to shop, and spas for extra pampering.

MARGOT MARTIN

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What do you do on the weekends or days off? I spend a lot of time on the Katy Trail and at Mutts Canine Cantina. The city is surprisingly dog friendly, so my pup and I venture out to various patios for excellent people watching. I love the

PARKS & OUTDOORS

Dallas has over 230 sunny days a year, and lots of sunshine means lots of time to be outside. Dallasites have access to countless outdoor activities with sprawling parks, green spaces, and several lakes featuring boating, water sports, and trails for mountain biking, road biking, and hiking—you won’t have to go far to find your favorite spot. Dallas Museum of Art and Klyde Warren Park. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? I am a retired ballerina turned entrepreneur. My passion lies in teaching people how to move not only their bodies, but also their lifestyles, relationships, and hearts for the better. Dallas has an avid dance scene and an even more avid fi tness scene. I knew that my passion would thrive here because of the nature of the city: fast paced, healthy, fi t, and conscious. Tell us about the work environment here. Commuting in Dallas can be a challenge, but it is manageable once you learn the ropes. There is a constant sense of hustle, which keeps me motivated to stay on my game. What is your favorite restaurant in the region? Mesero. I would eat there every day if I could. What is your favorite outdoor activity, and where is your favorite place to do it? Dog Parks are a priority, and Dallas has several. I am a member at MUTTS Canine Cantina, which is a great place to meet people. What is your favorite festival/event? The Easter Parade on Turtle Creek is a blast!

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CEDAR HILL STATE PARK Cedar Hill 7 Fishing, boating, and kayaking on Joe Pool Lake 7 1,200 acres with 15 miles of mountain biking trails 7 Walking trails through open fields and wooded areas 7 More than 350 wooded campsites 7 Penn Farm Agricultural History Center

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WHITE ROCK LAKE PARK

PARKS AND TRAILS

Big cities are known for their big, pretty, and functional parks. And though parks are not the first things that come to mind when you think of Dallas, our city is no exception. Downtown’s Klyde Warren Park isn’t just a green space—it’s an award-winning innovation. Situated over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and Saint Paul streets, it is a park built on thin air. And it’s an urban wonder. Within its 5 acres are a performance pavilion, a restaurant, walking trails, a mini dog park, a children’s playground, water features, an expansive lawn, and much more. White Rock Lake lies in East Dallas. The crown jewel of Dallas’ park system, the lake itself comprises more than 1,015 acres and offers a view of downtown. The lake and surrounding park areas attract walkers, bicyclists, and rollerbladers, and offer kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals. Or you can just lay out a picnic for a lazy day along the shore. But these are only two of the lovely parks in the Dallas Region. You won’t have to go far to find your favorite spot.

Nature Centers Who says there’s no nature in Dallas? We know better. Here are a few more spots to take in the bounty and beauty of the land.

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Cedar Ridge Preserve - Dallas Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park - Dallas 7 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden - Dallas 7 Dallas World Aquarium - Dallas 7 Dallas Zoo - Dallas 7 Dinosaur Valley State Park Glen Rose 7 Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center - Cedar Hill 7 Fort Worth Botanic Garden Fort Worth 7 7

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RIVER LEGACY PARK Arlington 7 1,300 acres of forests and greenbelts 7 10 miles of cross-country trails 7 A treetop playground that looks like a giant treehouse 7 A canoe launch with access to up to 8 miles of paddling 7 River Legacy Living Science Center

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ARBOR HILLS NATURE PRESERVE Plano 7 200 acres of rolling hills for exploring 7 Off-road biking trails 7 Picnic pavilion and kids’ playground 7 Butterflies, birds, and other wildlife 7 Dog friendly

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7

MEADOWMERE PARK Grapevine 7 252 acres on the shore of Lake Grapevine 7 Sloping sandy beaches and camping 7 Swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking 7 Large, colorful children’s playground area 7 Migratory bird viewing

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PARKS

TRINITY PARK Fort Worth 7 Next to the Fort Worth Zoo, along the banks of the Trinity River 7 Annual events such as Mayfest and the National Veterans Day Run 7 Miniature Railroad 7 Natural surface trails for hiking, biking, and running 7 Fishing and duck feeding

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3 4 WHITE ROCK LAKE PARK Dallas 7 9.33-mile hike and bike trail 7 Shoreline picnic areas 7 Kayak and paddleboard rentals 7 Audubon Society bird watching area 7 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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6 7

2 5

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PHOTO: CITY OF MESQUITE

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KLYDE WARREN PARK Dallas 7 5.2 acres downtown 7 Performance pavilion, walking trails, dog park, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playground, games area 7 Free events such as book signings, group exercise, movies, music, and more 7 Food trucks every day 7 Accessible by M-Line Trolley, DART, and D-link

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GREEN SPACE IN DFW


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DOG PARKS

PARKSLIVING & OUTDOORS IN DFW

1 MCKINNEY DOG PARK

35E

2 FRISCO DOG PARK

3

2 121

3 CANINE COMMONS DOG PARK 4 JACK CARTER PARK DOG PARK

75

5 TOYOTA OF LEWISVILLE RAILROAD PARK

4

6 NORTHBARK DOG PARK

5

7 BUSH CENTRAL BARKWAY

6

8 WAGGING TAIL DOG PARK

26

9 COPPELL DOG PARK 10 REDDING TRAIL DOG PARK

121

114

35W

9

11 LES LACS TRAIL DOG PARK

7 8

11 10

12 TIPPS CANINE HOLLOW

635

13 BEDFORD BARK PARK 14 EULESS DOG PARK 15 WESTMINSTER DOG PARK 16 MOCKINGBIRD POINT DOG PARK

75

12 35W

14

13

15 183

820

17 CENTRAL DOG PARK 18 MUTTS CANINE CANTINA 20 MY BEST FRIEND’S PARK (AT KLYDE WARREN PARK)

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21 MEADOWS FOUNDATION DOG PARK

360

24 CENTRAL BARK DOG PARK

20

25 TAILS N’ TRAILS

25

26 BOOBOO’S BUDDIES DOG PARK (AT BOB JONES PARK)

35E 35W

RELOCATING WITH A FURRY FRIEND There are more than two dozen public dog parks in the Dallas Region. Some are small, with just enough room for curious canines to romp a bit, but others are magnificent puppy playgrounds with separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, and even places for dogs to swim. Being a pet owner is also a responsibility. Here’s what you need to know about having a pet in DFW. If you are uncertain about something, contact animal control in your community or ask your veterinarian.

Texas requires that your pet be vaccinated against rabies every year and that he or she wear current proof of that vaccination on his collar.

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Dogs (and cats) must be registered with the city you live in and wear current registration tags. To register your pet, you will have to provide a current certificate of vaccination and pay a small annual fee.

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DINING WITH DOGS

24

23 FORT WOOF DOG PARK

30

12

30

22 BARK PARK CENTRAL

78

18 19 20 21 22

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19 THE POOCH PATIO

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Although Texas state law requires that only dogs known to be dangerous be leashed, most DFW-area cities have laws that require your dog to be leashed if he or she isn’t inside your house or in a fenced yard.

Though there are scores175 of restaurants with pet-friendly 20 patios all over Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s the rare establishment that caters specifically to those who don’t want to leave home without their furry best friends. That’s where MUTTS Canine Cantina (muttscantina.com) and The Pooch Patio (thepoochpatio. com), both in Uptown Dallas, come in. 45 the shops Tucked among and apartments of the West Village, Mutts is a privatelyowned park for dogs of all sizes to play off-leash and owners to socialize with friends and make new acquaintances. Separate areas for large and small pups, and a patio where people can eat without having to share their meals with their pets, mean everybody’s happy. Membership is by the day or month. Pooch Patio is a dog wash, doggie daycare, and bark boutique that also has a coffee and wine bar. Dogs are free to romp around both inside the building and out, and you’re welcome to bring in a doggie bag, er, lunch if you wish. No membership required.

Likewise, many cities in our area have passed pooper scooper laws, so if your pet poops on someone else’s property or public property, pick it up. It’s not only the nice thing to do, it’s illegal not to. WINTER 2020


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MORE NOTEWORTHY TRAILS Arbor Hills Nature Preserve - Plano 7 Big Cedar Wilderness Trails - Dallas 7 Blue Ridge Park Trail Allen 7 Cedar Hill State Park Cedar Hill 7 Connemara Conservancy - Allen 7 Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge - Fort Worth 7 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary - McKinney 7 Joppa Preserve Dallas 7 Oak Cliff Nature Preserve - Oak Cliff 7 Parkhill Prairie – near Farmersville 7 Post Oak Preserve Seagoville 7 Scyene Overlook/ Piedmont Ridge Southeast Dallas 7 Spring Creek Forest Preserve Garland 7 Spring Creek Nature Area - Richardson 7 Tandy Hills Natural Area - Fort Worth 7 Texas Buckeye Trail – Southeast Dallas 7 Trinity River Audubon Center - Southeast Dallas 7 Twelve Hills Nature Center - Oak Cliff 7

PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

CONNEMARA CONSERVANCY, ALLEN

WALK AND ROLL

On average, there are 232 sunny days a year in the Dallas Region, and lots of sunshine means lots of time to be outside. Walking, running, hiking, and biking are popular here, and we’ve got plenty of places to explore outdoors. The city of Dallas has more than 100 miles of hike and bike trails—and outside the city, where urban life gives way to more pastoral pursuits, you’ll find so many more. The Katy, Santa Fe, and White Rock trails are lovely paved paths, but if a walk (or ride) in the woods is more to your liking, it’s only a matter of effort. Certified Master Naturalist Bill Holston recommends Cedar Ridge Preserve in South Dallas for its wooded hills and wildlife, Dogwood Canyon in Cedar Hill for its hilly terrain and flowering trees in spring, and Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano for its creeks, ponds, and easy-to-follow routes.

TRAILS

1 ERWIN PARK

1

2 FRISCO NW COMMUNITY PARK TRAIL

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3 KNOB HILLS 4 ARBOR HILLS

35E 121

3

4 35E

THE FIVE MOST POPULAR TRAILS, ACCORDING TO DORBA* 1 2 3 4 5

Big Cedar Wilderness Trail - Dallas Boulder Park - Dallas Northshore Trail – Flower Mound River Legacy Parks Mountain Bike Trail - Arlington Rowlett Creek Preserve - Garland

*Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association For more information, go to dorba.org.

5 9

114

35W

5 NORTHSHORE TRAIL

75

6 KATIE JACKSON

6

121

7 8

635 75

78

10 HARRY MOSS PARK

30

183

820

12

161

11

80

12

30

15

175

14

20

11 L.B. HOUSTON NATURE TRAILS 12 RIVER LEGACY

13

360

20

8 ROWLETT CREEK PRESERVE 9 HORSESHOE

10 35W

7 SQUABBLE CREEK

16

35E 35W

13 OAK CLIFF NATURE PRESERVE 14 BOULDER PARK 15 BIG CEDAR 16 GOAT ISLAND PRESERVE

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LAKES The Dallas Region has shores galore (though we do have to replace the surfboard with a wakeboard). The roughly 8,000-acre Grapevine Lake in Grapevine (where else?) is best known for its diversity of watersports. You can engage in many types of activities there, from swimming and boating to jet skiing and windsurfing. The lake also has good fishing and nice campgrounds. Joe Pool Lake, southwest of Dallas, is nearly as big, at roughly 7,000 acres. Joe Pool Marina and Lynn Creek Marina have hundreds of wet slips for all kinds of boats; rentals are available, too. Though the lake has great camping in Cedar Hill State Park and nice beaches, it is best known for its excellent fish stock: largemouth black bass; white, striped, and yellow bass; carp; catfish; crappie; gar; and sunfish. Reeling one in is as easy as baiting a hook.

RAY ROBERTS LAKE

LAKE BRIDGEPORT LAVON LAKE

LEWISVILLE LAKE

GRAPEVINE LAKE NORTH LAKE

EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE LAKE MINERAL WELLS

WEATHERFORD LAKE

WHITE ROCK LAKE

LAKE WORTH

NEW TERRELL CITY LAKE

MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE

LAKE ARLINGTON JOE POOL LAKE

BENBROOK RESERVOIR

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LAKE TAWAKONI

LAKE RAY HUBBARD

KAUFMAN LAKE

LAKE GRANBURY ALVARADO PARK LAKE SQUAW CREEK LAKE

LAKE PAT CLEBURNE

LAKE WAXAHACHIE

LAKE BARDWELL

LAKE HALBERT

CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR

RICHLAND CHAMBERS RESERVOIR

WHITE ROCK LAKE

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East Dallas 7 Fishing and picnicking 7 Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals 7 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Rowing 7 9-mile running and biking trail around the lake

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LAKE RAY ROBERTS Northeast of Denton 7 Great fishing (bass, catfish, crappie) 7 Lake Ray Roberts Marina 7 Boating, including boat rentals 7 Walk-in campsites and picnic pavilions 7 Lantana Resort, with horse stalls

LEWISVILLE LAKE Boating, including boat rentals 7 Five marinas 7 Nice campgrounds 7

Lewisville 7 Lots of beaches and picnic areas 7 Party cove

MORE PLACES TO MAKE A SPLASH Lake Arlington - Arlington Benbrook Lake - Southwest Tarrant County 7 Eagle Mountain Lake - Northwest Tarrant County 7 Lake Lavon - near Wylie 7 Lake Worth - Fort Worth 7 Lake Tawakoni - near Greenville 7 Cedar Creek Reservoir - Henderson & Kaufman counties 7 7

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Dallas, Kaufman, Collin, and Rockwall counties 7 Great fishing (bass, catfish, crappie) 7 Boating, including boat rentals 7 Three marinas, a number of boat ramps, and several yacht clubs 7 The Harbor Rockwall, featuring restaurants, shops, and entertainment

PARKS & OUTDOORS

LAKE RAY HUBBARD

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT The Texas-sized Trinity River—the longest within a single state— winds through Dallas-Fort Worth and the Great Trinity Forest. It’s “Where Nature Happens,” offering hiking, biking, and a 130-mile paddling trail that spans nine cities.

“Nature happens here, on the river or in the forest—both of which are abundant in Dallas-Fort Worth,” says Steve Smith, who leads a group that wants people to know what bounty lies hidden in the heart of the region. In fact, the group has trademarked the phrase “Where Nature Happens” to prove that up. It’s a welldeserved tagline, according to Smith, who says spreading the word is a mission for his team at the Trinity Coalition. The Great Trinity Forest, a 6,000-acre wilderness that claims the status of “the largest hardwood forest in the U.S.,” is a gateway to the 710mile Trinity River that wends its way through DFW. Both off er plenty of possibilities for outdoor adventures, family memorymaking, and Instagrammable moments. Smith and his group, along with support from local municipalities, have created a contiguous 130-mile Trinity River Paddling Trail that received the National Park Service’s National Trail Designation in Fall 2020. The paddling trail runs

Kayaking offers hidden views of the region’s natural wonders. through nine DFW cities, including Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Carrollton, and Lewisville, with multiple launch sites. The natural abundance of the Trinity Corridor off ers something for most everyone, and there are many entry points and experiences of all types throughout the region. In Dallas, you can bird watch at the 128-acre Trinity River Audubon Center, hike and bike the 4.6 mile Trinity Skyline Trail, and experience the 75-acre Lower Chain of Wetlands. In Fort Worth, you can take a geocaching adventure with the TRWD Trinity Trails Geocaching Adventure GeoTour and enjoy the only waterfront stage in Texas at the Panther Island Pavilion.

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Each year, the Dallas Region hosts two PGA Tour tournaments: the AT&T Byron Nelson, which will move to TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney in 2021, and the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. No, you don’t have to be a pro to play these courses—and you’ve got plenty of other options, too. We have more than 100 public golf courses in the area, and they touch on all skill levels and price points. Golf Digest named Dallas National Golf Club in Southwest Dallas the top course in the state. Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine makes several “best” lists. It’s an “overthe-top NFL-themed golf course once owned by Jerry Jones,” according to the Golf Channel—and a superb course despite the theme-park-sounding description. The Tribute and Old American golf clubs in The Colony also pop up on list after list, but there are many more worth a swing.

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7 COWBOYS GOLF CLUB

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10 FRISCO LAKES

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HIDDEN GEMS

Obscure-yet-public spaces still exist in the Dallas region, for those willing to strap on sturdy/sensible footwear and step into the unknown. Say Yes to Dallas has compiled an inaugural list of places in the Dallas Region—both living, dead, and spirit-infused —that urban explorers should visit, if they really want to be considered such. Our criteria were straightforward: These places must be accessible without committing misdemeanors, i.e., the need for hypnosis of groundskeepers or the use of chloroform on distracted security guards. They must be physical destinations as much as states of mind, and they must be places that most people pass by, but are mostly bypassed because they’re not places anyone has to be.

> DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE

6500 GREAT TRINITY FOREST WAY*, DALLAS, TEXAS 75217

1515 S HARWOOD ST., DALLAS, TEXAS 75215

Note the asterisk at the address above. That’s because this place is so wild, even Google has trouble pegging it with an accurate location. That address belongs to the Trinity River Audubon Center, one of 12 destinations and multiple trailheads within a 6,000-acre plot of land in Southern Dallas. Much of the forest is a landfill that nature (and the City of Dallas) has reclaimed. Gear up if you’re planning a deep exploration. Far into the forest, in a place called Big Swamp, naturalists have reported lairs of water moccasins, snorting feral hogs, hand-size spiders and chest-high poison ivy.

More than 100 years ago, before Interstate 30 spliced Dallas in half, the Cedars neighborhood was a premier destination filled with Victorian homes. Every week, mesdames and messieurs would depart their mansions, and stroll past greenhouses to hear concerts at the neighborhood bandstand. Dallas Heritage Village has re-created this experience, right down to a reconstructed plantationstyle (haunted?) mansion known as Millermore. Side note: Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus fame was born here. Second sidenote: Bring your wallet.

Dragons are nestled in the green space a few blocks from Dallas’ exhaustively traveled Katy Trail. Facebookers have described this place as a “little oasis in the midst of a major city.” Aside from the (of course) dragon, an archangel issues a clarion call and a griffin (winged lion) stands guard at the park’s entrance. Though the address is listed on Cedar Springs, it’s best to enter from Hood Street.

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2917 SWISS AVE, DALLAS, TEXAS 75204

The Swiss Avenue Historic District is renowned as a showplace for early 20th Century architecture, from Prairie to Craftsman to Italian Renaissance. Within the district lies our hidden gem for dog lovers: a place known to some just as the “Swiss Avenue Dog Park.” This hunk of green space, owned and operated by the Meadows Foundation, encourages users to abide by their own code of conduct: Bring your own water, be sure to clean up, and owners of small or leaping dogs must be mindful that the park’s fence can be compromised, especially by escape artists.

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

3520 CEDAR SPRINGS ROAD, DALLAS, TEXAS 75219

> MEADOWS FOUNDATION DOG PARK

PHOTO: HARWOOD

PHOTO: CHASE MARDIS

> DRAGON PARK

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

PHOTO: DANA McCURDY

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> THE GREAT TRINITY FOREST

> MARIE GABRIELLE RESTAURANT AND GARDENS

> MYSTERIOUS TEDDY BEAR SCULPTURES IN LAKESIDE PARK

2728 N HARWOOD ST., DALLAS, TEXAS 75201

4601 LAKESIDE DRIVE, HIGHLAND PARK, TEXAS 75205

Another example of urban green space, Marie Gabrielle hides in the shadows of foliage and can be easily missed. An English garden and reflecting pools often serve as makeshift picnic spots for patrons of Marie Gabrielle Restaurant, but many people visit or happen upon this place out of pure curiosity. Like a woodland sprite, much of Marie Gabrielle’s charm lies in her seclusion and in the delight that comes in discovering her.

On Christmas Day 1995, the Harlan Crow family donated several larger-thanlife Teddy Bear statues to the town of Highland Park, where they remain to this day. Sure, there’s a waterfall, lily pads and a rolling creek. But it always comes back to the Teddy Bears. The largest bear stands 8-feet-5 inches tall as a cub perches on its left hind leg.

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AN OVERVIEW OF DFW EMPLOYMENT MAJOR EMPLOYERS | KEY OCCUPATIONS WHAT PEOPLE EARN | INDUSTRY CLUSTERS FORTUNE 1000 HEADQUARTERS | THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

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BIG-TIME BUSINESSES CONSTRUCTION AECOM Andres Construction Services Austin Industries Balfour Beatty Beck Group Brandt Builders Firstsource Centex Corporation D.R. Horton Eagle Materials Entact Fluor Corporation Green Brick Partners Hill & Wilkinson Invitation Homes Legacy Housing Lehigh Hanson Company MEDCO Construction PLH Group Primoris Services SRS Distribution TDIndustries Turner Construction U.S. Concrete

ENERGY Alon USA Atmos Energy Corporation Basic Energy Services Bass Enterprises Comstock Resources Denbury Resources Energy Transfer

EnLink Midstream Partner Exxon Mobil Corporation FTS International Halliburton HollyFrontier Hunt Consolidated/Hunt Oil Luminant Matador Resources Oncor Electric Delivery Pioneer Natural Resources Range Resources Reliant Energy TXU U.S. Lime & Minerals Vistra Energy

JOBS

The Dallas Region ranks as one of the most diverse economies in the nation and companies are hiring to fill jobs in every major field. The pay is exceptional compared to cost of living, and Texas has no state income tax, which means its residents can save more of their job salary every year. Aside from being home to a broad range of established national and global companies, the Dallas area is among the top 10 metro areas for high-tech jobs and home to technology companies, including AT&T, Match Group, and Texas Instruments.

EDUCATION & HEALTH CARE Abbott Laboratories AMN Healthcare Axxess Baylor Scott & White Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas CareNow Children’s Health CHRISTUS Health Golden Living HMS Holdings McKesson Medical City Healthcare Methodist Health System Parkland Hospital Tenet Healthcare Texas Health Resources CONTINUED ON P. 155

“MY PASSION IS HELPING OTHERS SUCCEED. DALLAS HAS HELPED ME FULFILL THAT END.” CANAAN BAKER

CANAAN BAKER CITY: Lewisville COMPANY/TITLE: Confidant Coaching Services

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When did you move here? From where? 2015, from Tampa, Florida

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Where else have you lived? Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. What made you Say Yes to Dallas? My job transferred me to Dallas in 2015. Since being here, I have

received three promotions in less than three years. During this time, I have successfully completed my master’s degree and launched my side-career of coaching business, Confidant Coaching Services.

Tell us about your city/ neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? I really like the Frisco/Plano area of the region. It’s a nice area, but it’s not so luxurious that I feel like I don’t fit in.

How did you choose which part of town to live in? I currently live in Lewisville. I was initially attracted to this area because it is close to the Frisco/Plano area. In the future, I would like to own a home in that area.

What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? My passion is helping others succeed. Dallas has helped me fulfill that end by providing me with opportunities to advance my career, as well as resources to build my network and personal brand.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY

Though median wages and salaries in the Dallas-Fort Worth region generally track slightly below national levels, it is less expensive to live here than in some other major metropolitan areas. An abundance of affordable housing, lower grocery bills, and cheaper health care tip the cost-of-living scale in our favor. Below you can see the numbers of workers in various job sectors, median wages, and salaries in the DFW area compared to the entire United States.

MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS

205,294 | TOTAL WORKERS $102,519 | DF W MEDIAN $95,865 | U.S. MEDIAN

LEGAL OCCUPATIONS 31,002 | TOTAL WORKERS $94,771 | DF W MEDIAN $81,145 | U.S. MEDIAN

FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION OCCUPATIONS

327,483 | TOTAL WORKERS $21,137 | DF W MEDIAN $22,961 | U.S. MEDIAN

190,520 | TOTAL WORKERS $38,627 | DF W MEDIAN $43,916 | U.S. MEDIAN

BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONS

COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS

ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA OCCUPATIONS

PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 141,031 | TOTAL WORKERS $21,262 | DF W MEDIAN $24,355 | U.S. MEDIAN

201,723 | TOTAL WORKERS $32,822 | DF W MEDIAN $34,865 | U.S. MEDIAN

ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS

HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS 199,270 | TOTAL WORKERS $68,466 | DF W MEDIAN $66,986 | U.S. MEDIAN

SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

430,223 | TOTAL WORKERS $31,533 | DF W MEDIAN $29,136 | U.S. MEDIAN

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS

LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS

224,670 | TOTAL WORKERS $72,801 | DF W MEDIAN $68,390 | U.S. MEDIAN

152,583 | TOTAL WORKERS $90,141 | DF W MEDIAN $85,112 | U.S. MEDIAN

66,731 | TOTAL WORKERS $86,342 | DF W MEDIAN $80,355 | U.S. MEDIAN

16,552 | TOTAL WORKERS $66,846 | DF W MEDIAN $66,933 | U.S. MEDIAN

42,791 | TOTAL WORKERS $51,884 | DF W MEDIAN $44,575 | U.S. MEDIAN

203,399 | TOTAL WORKERS $53,684 | DF W MEDIAN $48,556 | U.S. MEDIAN

70,490 | TOTAL WORKERS $45,903 | DF W MEDIAN $47,264 | U.S. MEDIAN

89,809 | TOTAL WORKERS $29,953 | DF W MEDIAN $29,816 | U.S. MEDIAN

74,214 | TOTAL WORKERS $40,802 | DF W MEDIAN $40,849 | U.S. MEDIAN

130,233 | TOTAL WORKERS $24,827 | DF W MEDIAN $26,559 | U.S. MEDIAN

163,019 | TOTAL WORKERS $44,083 | DF W MEDIAN $44,866 | U.S. MEDIAN

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS

307,326 | TOTAL WORKERS $34,896 | DF W MEDIAN $32,904 | U.S. MEDIAN

647,689 | TOTAL WORKERS $36,223 | DF W MEDIAN $35,659 | U.S. MEDIAN

6,891 | TOTAL WORKERS $22,426 | DF W MEDIAN $25,578 | U.S. MEDIAN

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2020 JOBS

2021 JOBS

2022 JOBS

DFW MEDIAN

60,590

62,313

63,749

64,981

$107,047.99

8,972

9,320

9,615

9,865

$149,413.93

Financial Managers

14,636

15,281

15,835

16,325

$139,237.07

Accountants and Auditors

43,580

44,733

45,703

46,532

$76,074.64

Financial Analysts

10,804

11,119

11,382

11,610

$85,139.67

7,887

8,064

8,221

8,364

$69,434.12

18,972

19,553

20,031

20,434

$91,696.37

9,230

9,320

9,371

9,394

$85,638.30

Software Developers, Applications

34,117

35,701

37,078

38,297

$110,925.44

Software Developers, Systems Software

11,870

12,238

12,543

12,801

$109,908.79

4,557

4,665

4,754

4,831

$96,404.05

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

12,750

13,042

13,281

13,481

$89,285.35

Computer User Support Specialists

23,719

24,397

24,963

25,442

$48,669.10

5,916

6,074

6,205

6,314

$95,003.49

60,740

62,628

64,265

65,722

$73,716.58

11,464

11,627

11,764

11,870

$68,452.04

37,432

38,291

39,001

39,603

$58,884.09

Bill and Account Collectors

12,044

12,155

12,243

12,314

$36,614.51

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

44,811

45,570

46,172

46,654

$42,642.46

Customer Service Representatives

95,821

97,638

99,085

100,280

$34,453.66

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

11,255

11,394

11,522

11,645

$45,410.83

Receptionists and Information Clerks

20,605

21,330

21,942

22,470

$28,086.74

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

10,861

10,907

10,920

10,912

$59,502.13

102,592

104,052

105,183

106,069

$34,277.43

13,601

13,825

13,999

14,134

$63,650.81

10,852

10,729

10,588

10,439

$33,590.57

27,123

27,320

27,441

27,507

$28,667.22

15,929

15,972

15,977

15,958

$38,579.20

1,465

1,467

1,468

1,466

$36,131.61

General and Operations Managers Computer and Information Systems Managers

Loan Officers Computer Systems Analysts Computer Programmers

Database Administrators

Mechanical Engineers Registered Nurses First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Office Clerks, General First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Semiconductor Processors

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The Dallas area is home to a large and diverse array of companies. Whatever your field, you will find many options for work here. These maps illustrate the industry clusters—from high-tech to hospitality—in DFW.

HIGH-TECH

Number of HIGH-TECH Advanced Services Businesses NUMBER OF INDUSTRY BUSINESSES 1

1

25

60

88

760

ADVANCED SERVICES ADVANCED SERVICES traditionally have meant headquarters, but also include financial, professional, and technical services ranging from management consulting firms to business insurers, accountants, and legal services.

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MANUFACTURING

FINANCIAL

JOBS

Number Services Businesses NUMBERofOFAdvanced MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES

Number Advanced Services Businesses NUMBER of OF FINANCIAL INDUSTRY BUSINESSES

1

1

1

15

60

61

760

LIFE SCIENCES

1

45

60

175

760

HOSPITALITY

Number of Advanced Services Businesses NUMBER OF LIFE SCIENCE BUSINESSES

Number of Advanced Services Businesses NUMBER OF HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES

1

1

1

7

60

15

760

1

40

60

216

760

HEALTH CARE

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SABRE HEADQUARTERS, SOUTHLAKE

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

FORTUNE 1000 HEADQUARTERS

Dallas-Fort Worth continues to draw Fortune and Global 500 headquarters by growth and expansion of local companies as well as by relocations of headquarter operations. It is both a testament to the vibrant, diverse economy in DFW today as well as a natural progression for this region that is so recognized internationally for its strengths in advanced services and headquarter operations.

DENTON

SALLY BEAUTY

PLANO

#653

J.C. PENNEY YUM CHINA HOLDINGS CINEMARK HOLDINGS RENT-A-CENTER

GRAPEVINE / SOUTHLAKE / COPPELL CORE-MARK HOLDING CHARLES SCHWAB+ GAMESTOP SABRE AMN HEALTHCARE MR. COOPER

IRVING

EXXON MOBIL* MCKESSON* KIMBERLY-CLARK FLUOR VISTRA ENERGY PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CELANESE COMMERCIAL METALS MICHAELS COS. FLOWSERVE DARLING INGREDIENTS NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP

ARLINGTON D.R. HORTON

FORT WORTH

AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP RANGE RESOURCES

McKINNEY GLOBE LIFE

#240 #271 #464 #645 #939 #996

#286 #361 #736 #844

RICHARDSON LENNOX INTERNATIONAL FOSSIL GROUP

#660 #942

DALLAS LOVE FIELD SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

#3 #8 #175 #181 #270 #341 #470 #491 #544 #650 #720 #775

#141

DALLAS-LBJ CORRIDOR TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BRINKER INTERNATIONAL ATMOS ENERGY COPART

#222 #745 #802 #984

DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN

#183

#70 #821 + Announced in 2020, will be officially listed in 2021

#592

AT&T* ENERGY TRANSFER TENET HEALTHCARE HOLLYFRONTIER JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP DEAN FOODS BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE ENLINK MIDSTREAM COMERICA PRIMORIS SERVICES TRINITY INDUSTRIES

#9 #59 #174 #184 #206 #421 #425 #483 #659 #762 #781

10 FORBES TOP PRIVATE COMPANIES (2019) 55 74 95 109 120 154

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REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, Grand Prairie SAMMONS ENTERPRISES, Dallas NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP, Dallas HUNT CONSOLIDATED/HUNT OIL, Dallas BEN E KEITH, Fort Worth D A L L A S REG I O N N E W C O M E R + R E L O C AT I O N G U I D E

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MARY KAY, Addison GOLDEN LIVING, Plano FREEMAN, Dallas SRS DISTRIBUTION, McKinney AUSTIN INDUSTRIES, Dallas

SOURCE: Forbes Magazine

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BIG-TIME BUSINESS CONTINUED FROM P. 149 UnitedHealthcare UT Southwestern Medical Center

American Airlines Center AT&T Stadium Brinker International CEC Entertainment Cinemark Holdings Cinépolis ClubCorp Holdings CorePoint Lodging Dave & Buster’s Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Fiesta Restaurant Group Hilton Hotels.com Lone Star Park La Madeleine LSG Sky Chefs USA Pei Wei Pizza Hut Six Flags Entertainment Park Smoothie King Texas Motor Speedway Top Golf

MANUFACTURING Airbus Helicopters Alcon Laboratories American Leather Arcosa AZZ Inc Bell Helicopter Bimbo Bakeries USA Borden Dairy Celanese Corporation Cisco Systems Commercial Metals Dal-Tile Darling Ingredients Dean Foods Diodes Encore Wire Corp Ericsson Essilor Farmer Brothers Flowserve Corporation Forterra Fossil Group Frito-Lay Fujitsu Network Communications General Motors Integer Holdings

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FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AAA Texas Alkami Technology Allstate Associa Bank of America BBVA Capital One Auto Finance CBRE Charles Schwab Citigroup Comerica Elevate Credit Inc Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Fidelity Investments FirstCash Globe Life GM Financial Goldman Sachs HUB International JLL JPMorgan Chase

VISIT SAYYESTODALLAS.COM TO FIND JOBS IN THE DALLAS REGION Liberty Mutual Moneygram International Mr Cooper (Nationstar) Options Clearing Corporation ORIX USA Santander Consumer USA State Farm Insurance TD Ameritrade Texas Capital Bancshares Toyota Financial Services Veritex Holdings Wells Fargo

PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Accenture Alliance Data AT&T Atos Conifer Health Solutions CoreLogic CROSSMARK CyrusOne Deloitte DXC Technology Exela Technologies EY FedEX Office Freeman Company HKS IBM Intuit Jacobs Engineering KPMG McAfee Microsoft NTT Data PwC RealPage Ryan Sammons Enterprises Thomson Reuters Corp Thryv T-Mobile Tyler Technologies Verizon Communications Weaver

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LEISURE & HOSPITALITY

Interceramic Interstate Battery Justin Brands Keurig Dr Pepper Kimberly-Clark Kronos Worldwide Kubota L-3 Technologies Lennox International Lockheed Martin Mary Kay NCH Corporation Nokia North America Overhead Door PepsiCo Peterbilt Motors Poly-America Qorvo Raytheon Reddy Ice Sally Beauty Holdings Samsung Electronics America Sanden International USA Smith & Nephew Solar Turbines STMicroelectronics Tetra Pak U.S. Texas Instruments Toyota North America Triumph Aerostructures US Concrete Valhi Williamson-Dickie

TRADE & TRANSPORTATION 7-Eleven Amazon American Airlines Group Andrews Distributing Company At Home Group Ben E Keith Company BNSF Logistics BNSF Railway Boeing Global Services Container Store Group Copart USA Core-Mark Dallas Love Field DFW International Airport FedEx Gamestop Greyhound Lines Hilti North America J.C. Penney Kroger Match.com McLaren Michaels Companies MV Transportation Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas NEC Corporation of America Neiman Marcus Group Rent-A-Center Republic National Distributing Company Sabre Corporation Sewell Company Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Southwest Airlines Stevens Transport Trinity Industries Tuesday Morning Uber Technologies Union Pacific UPS Yum China Holdings

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Texas is arguably the No. 1 state in the country in which to do business, and Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the best places in the country to start a business. An explosion of new startups, coworking spaces, incubators, and accelerators are building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dallas-Fort Worth.

DALLAS IS AMONG THE BEST CITIES FOR STARTUPS

DFW IS A TOP 10 REGION FOR FAST-GROWTH COMPANIES

— STARTUP GENOME

Deloitte Green Innovation

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CAMERON WOODS

CAMERON WOODS CITY: The Colony COMPANY/TITLE: Student Employment Coordinator, University of Texas at Dallas When did you move here? From where? I moved here from Chicago in August 2017.

PHOTO: ROBIN BALL

“THERE ARE ALL STRIPES OF PEOPLE HERE, LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER. IT’S A VERY ENCOURAGING THING TO SEE.”

Where else have you lived? Florida, Pennsylvania What made you Say Yes to Dallas? My reasons for choosing Dallas and returning to Texas were numerous, including: family ties, cost of living, and new opportunities in general. How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here? I think the level of diversity has been a great surprise. There are all stripes of people here, living and working together.

It’s a very encouraging thing to see. Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? I live on the edge of Lewisville in The Colony, and it’s basically a nice and quiet enclave just north of the city. I really enjoy the space, friendly people and general “cleanliness” of the area, if that makes sense. Where do you go and what do you do on

the weekends or days off? Well since I’m from East Texas (Tyler) and also have immediate family down in Round Rock, I spend a lot of weekends road tripping to catch up with family and friends. When I’m not on the road, I love finding new food places, catching good movies or going to places where I can get both—Alamo Drafthouse!!

MOVING CHECKLIST STEP 1: DECIDE WHEN YOU WANT TO MOVE Moving can be both exciting and stressful as you pick up your entire life to start over somewhere new. If you have the freedom to pick when you want to move, there are a few things to consider. If cost is a factor, moving during the off-season, such as in spring or late fall, will give you the least expensive rates from moving companies. Try to avoid booking your move on the weekends, during the summer, or on the first of the month as rates can be their highest. If you have children in school, you may need to move during the summer as it’s least disruptive to them. Once you’ve weighed the pros and cons and figured out when to move, use our 8 Week Moving Checklist to help you plan an organized move to get you settled in your new place. EIGHT WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: GET ESTIMATES & MAKE LISTS

❏ Relocating for a job? Find out

what expenses your employer will cover. ❏ If buying a home, contact a real estate agent in Dallas. ❏ Decide if you want to hire a moving company and start getting estimates. SIX WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: PURGE & START PACKING

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and sorting out clothing, accessories, and shoes you do not want to keep.

❏ Choose what you can donate to charity and schedule a charity organization of your choice to pick them up (for example Salvation Army or a veterans’ charity).

❏ Have a garage sale or sell

online (on CraigsList or eBay) value items and things that are not worth the cost of moving, but which you don’t want to give away for free.

FOUR WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: UPDATE ADDRESS

❏ Submit a change-of-address

form. Go to your local post office and submit a changeof-address form in order to ensure that all your mail will be properly forwarded. You can do this online in order to save time.

❏ Request 1 or 2 days off from

your work for date(s) planned for your move (unless you are changing jobs).

❏ Find a new primary doctor

(and pediatrician, if you have children) and dentist and arrange for your medical records to be transferred.

❏ If you have children, check the

pre-registration procedures for enrolling children in school.

❏ Talk to the current and future

school/daycare to transfer school records and make plans for a smooth transition.

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THREE WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: TAKE CARE OF SPECIAL ITEMS

❏ Gather important documents, jewelry, and valuables and pack them separately in your personal bags or to ship them with a trackable delivery with insurance.

❏ If you’re driving long distance to your new home, have your car checked up and serviced for a long drive.

❏ Take an inventory of your

most expensive or cherished possessions and take photos of them to have proof in case of damage.

TWO WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: FINISH UP LOOSE ENDS

❏ Check the pre-registration procedures for enrolling children in school.

❏ Use up food from the

refrigerator, freezer, and pantry, to minimize waste.

❏ Double check that you’ve

updated your address everywhere where needed.

❏ Notify movers ahead of time

in case you’re moving big appliances which may need special handling; likewise, for gas appliances, consult with your gas utility provider.

❏ Refill your medication

prescriptions and keep them easily accessible by packing them in your hand bag.

❏ Keep some cash on hand for

tips and small expenses, as you may not be able to pay by credit card everywhere.

❏ Update your shipping address

on Amazon, eBay, PayPal and other online shopping sites you use, and direct any scheduled or future shipments to the correct address.

ONE WEEK UNTIL MOVE: TAKE CARE OF FINAL DETAILS

❏ Plan to transfer utilities.

Call your utility companies —electricity, water, gas, telephone, mobile, internet, TV cable, sewer, trash—and put in a request to turn off utilities at the old address on the day after your move.

❏ Pack a personal suitcase

with toiletries, essentials, valuables, and comfortable clothes for each person in your household; keep these suitcases with you.

❏ Do a final box count to have an accurate count for your records and for the moving company, if they request it.

❏ Confirm the important details

with your moving company to avoid any last minute misunderstandings: phone numbers on both sides, contact person’s name, destination address, date and time when the truck will arrive, etc.

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FIRST 30 DAYS

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET ESTABLISHED, MAKE CONNECTIONS, AND FEEL AT HOME Settling into a new community takes time and often requires a checklist. Here are the things you need to do during those first few weeks to get established, make connections, and feel at home.

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1. FIRST THINGS FIRST: MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS. Research shows that knowing the people who live around you is good for both your physical and mental health. Don’t wait for your neighbors to come to you—be your own welcome wagon. 2. READ UP ON SPECIFIC TEXAS AND DALLASFORT WORTH LAWS that could impact you. 3. GET YOUR VEHICLE INSPECTED. Texas requires an annual state emissions inspection. Many mechanic shops, gas stations, and oil change locations offer these inspections. Find one near you at txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/ vIactivestationlocator. Be sure to take your driver’s license and proof of insurance. 4. GET YOUR TEXAS VEHICLE REGISTRATION STICKER AND LICENSE PLATES. You can do this at your county tax assessor-collector’s office. You’ll need to show proof of ownership, such as registration or title from your previous home state, as well as proof of insurance. 5. APPLY FOR A TEXAS DRIVER’S LICENSE at the Texas Department of Public Safety office in your area. To find the location nearest you, go to txdps.state.tx.us or call 512-424-2600. 6. If you’re going to commute to work via public transportation, FIND YOUR NEAREST DART STATION OR BUS STOPS and plot your route. Buy passes and do a test ride. 7. If you’ll commute by car, MAP OUT FIRST AND SECONDARY HIGHWAY ROUTES. If toll roads are in your future, get a TollTag. Test out your routes. 8. DRIVE OTHER STUFF, TOO. DFW is a big place, and it can be difficult to budget for traffic. As you have time, pick a neighborhood that is not your own and drive to it. Do it a couple of times during different parts of the day. Then challenge yourself to get there and back home without using GPS. This will help you orient yourself to the area and make life easier when you need to get someplace out of your comfort zone. 9. PRINT OUT EMERGENCY NUMBERS, such as fire, ambulance, police, etc. Program these numbers into your phone as well. 10. LOCATE THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM NEAREST YOUR HOME. Take a test drive to determine the fastest route before you need it. Likewise, find the nearest urgent care center to your home and office—and review

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your health insurance policy to discover what it covers. 11. FIND A NEW DOCTOR. Find a new dentist. Find a new a hairdresser. Find a guy to fix your car when it breaks. Having the people you will need in place before you need them is peace of mind. We think the best way to do this is ask neighbors and co-workers for referrals. 12. IF YOU HAVE KIDS, REGISTER THEM IN SCHOOL. If they’ll be walking to classes, map out their routes and do a test run. If they’ll be taking the bus, find out the schedules and routes. If school has already started, arrange a parentteacher conference to kick things off right. 13. If you have a dog, SCOUT OUT DOG PARKS. Ask around for a veterinarian referral or check out a veterinarian’s office close to your home. Locate the all-night emergency vet clinic in your neighborhood. 14. GET UP TO SPEED ON CURRENT LOCAL NEWS. Subscribe to the newspaper or a community magazine or bookmark related websites. Check your cable/satellite/digital channels for local news stations and program your radio with your favorites. 15. READ UP ON OUR COLORFUL PAST. 16. JOIN A GYM near your home or office. It’s a good way to meet people and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Alternatively, you may want to join a club, professional organization, or special interest group. DFW has an abundance of running clubs, book clubs, car clubs, environmental groups, theater troupes, etc. You’re sure to find something that suits your interests.

17. If you’re keen on local politics, ATTEND A LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETING. Call the one in your community and ask about open meetings. 18. REGISTER TO VOTE and locate your polling place. Go to votexas.org for information. 19. GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW CO-WORKERS. Join an after-work happy hour or ask someone to lunch or coffee. 20. If religion is an important part of your life, EXPLORE THE CHURCHES, TEMPLES, OR SYNAGOGUES in Dallas-Fort Worth. Our area has a plentiful and diverse selection of places to worship, so if your first selection isn’t the right fit, there’s likely another choice just around the corner. 21. GET OUTSIDE. DFW has a lot to offer an outdoors enthusiast, including hiking trails, cycling paths, running trails, lakes, parks, and more. 22. SUPPORT THE HOME TEAM. Whatever your interest—football, basketball, baseball, hockey—we’ve got game (and a lot of trophies)! It’s also fun to connect with your college alumni group so you can support your own teams. It’s a good way to meet people with a background similar to yours and feel more at home. 23. VOLUNTEER. It’s good to give back, and helping out in your new community is a great way to meet likeminded people. 24. GET SOME SLEEP. Moving is stressful. Take care of yourself.

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TAX PREP

STATE: 6 1/4% (.0625) CITY: 1% - 2% (0.0025 - 0.02), depending on local rate COUNTY: 1/2% (.005) – 1.5% (.015) , depending on local rate TRANSIT: 1/4 % (.0025) – 1% (.0025 - 0.01) , depending on local rate SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS: 1/8% (.00125) – 2% (.00125 - 0.02), depending on local rate

DFW COMMUNITIES SALES TAX SAMPLE 2019 Rates PER $100

When you move to Texas, you won’t pay a personal income tax at the state or local level. You also won’t pay a local occupation tax or local wage tax. This means more money in your paycheck. Instead, you pay for local government services, such as education, through local property taxes, sales taxes, and business taxes. It’s a balance, to be sure, but for people who are moving to DFW from high-incometax states, this change can feel like a financial windfall.

COUNTIES Collin Dallas Denton Ellis Hood Hunt Johnson Kaufman Parker Rockwall Somervell Tarrant Wise

RATE 0.19224600 0.24310000 0.22557400 0.36377800 0.42801800 0.50850000 0.38470000 0.37482200 0.34238000 0.38799000 0.53750000 0.23400000 0.50000000

CITIES Addison 0.58350000 Allen 0.48900000 Anna 0.59128800 Arlington 0.62400000 Azle 0.65720400 Balch Springs 0.80300000 Bedford 0.56900000 Benbrook 0.62777000 Burleson 0.72000000 Carrollton 0.58997000 Cedar Hill 0.69702800 Celina 0.64500000 Chico 0.58000000 Cleburne 0.77320600 Cockrell Hill 0.94712600 Colleyville 0.30680700 Commerce 0.82000000 Coppell 0.58400000 Corinth 0.54500000 Crowley 0.68199200 Dallas 0.77660000 Decatur 0.64900000 Denton 0.59045400 Desoto 0.70155400 Duncanville 0.74344700 Ennis 0.72447300 Euless 0.46250000 Everman 1.08571300 Fairview 0.34715600

Farmers Branch 0.59950700 Fate 0.28065600 Flower Mound 0.43650000 Forest Hill 0.99287300 Forney 0.58000000 Fort Worth 0.74750000 Frisco 0.44660000 Garland 0.76960000 Glenn Heights 0.83352300 Granbury 0.39938500 Grand Prairie 0.66999800 Grapevine 0.28427100 Greenville 0.64216200 Haltom City 0.66576000 Heath 0.37932500 Hickory Creek 0.33040200 Highland Park 0.23000000 Highland Village 0.56302000 Hurst 0.59729900 Hutchins 0.68245900 Irving 0.59410000 Joshua 0.76527000 Kaufman 0.84865100 Keene 0.86782200 Keller 0.39990000 Kemp 0.75062800 Kennedale 0.73497000 Krugerville 0.38754100 Krum 0.64748900 Lake Dallas 0.64497000 Lake Worth 0.41357700 Lancaster 0.84092500 Lewisville 0.44330100 Little Elm 0.64990000 Lucas 0.30321600 Mansfield 0.71000000 McKinney 0.51560000 Melissa 0.60954100 Mesquite 0.73400000 Midlothian 0.68500000 Murphy 0.49500000 North Richland Hills 0.57200000

Parker Plano Princeton Prosper Providence Red Oak Richardson Richland Hills River Oaks Roanoke Rockwall Rowlett Royse City Sachse Saginaw Sanger Sansom Park Seagoville Southlake Sunnyvale Terrell The Colony Trophy Club University Park Watauga Waxahachie Weatherford White Settlement Willow Park Wylie SCHOOLS Aledo ISD Allen ISD Alvarado ISD Alvord ISD Anna ISD Argyle ISD Arlington ISD Aubrey ISD Avalon ISD Azle ISD Birdville ISD

CITY

STATE RATE

PLANO DALLAS DENTON FORT WORTH

CITY RATE

OTHER RATES

TOTAL RATE

0.010 0.010 0.015 0.010

0.0100 MTA 0.0100 MTA 0.0050 CTA .005 MTA, .005 CCD

0.0825 0.0825 0.0825 0.0825

0.0625 0.0625 0.0625 0.0625

NOTES: MTA = Metropolitian Transit Authorities, CCD = Crime Control District SOURCE: Texas Comptrollers Office

0.36598400 0.44820000 0.67629900 0.52000000 0.78742700 0.70364500 0.62516000 0.55855100 0.67451600 0.37512000 0.38790000 0.75717300 0.62150000 0.72000000 0.45900000 0.67910000 0.72220000 0.78880000 0.41000000 0.45670000 0.76420000 0.66000000 0.44644200 0.25854800 0.58050000 0.68000000 0.48790000 0.73224500 0.53670000 0.68845400

1.493300 1.458900 1.470000 1.252300 1.568350 1.508000 1.298670 1.568350 1.127110 1.247350 1.383900

Bland ISD 1.310000 Blue Ridge ISD 1.568350 Bluff Dale ISD 1.238300 Boles ISD 1.441290 Brock ISD 1.498300 Burleson ISD 1.568350 Caddo Mills ISD 1.353350 Campbell ISD 0.970000 Carroll ISD 1.300000 Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD 1.268350 Castleberry ISD 1.290550 Cedar Hill ISD 1.306000 Celeste ISD 1.328950 Celina ISD 1.548900 Cleburne ISD 1.528300 Collin College [CCD] 0.081222 Commerce ISD 1.443280 Community ISD 1.568350 Coppell ISD 1.330900 Crandall ISD 1.470000 Crowley ISD 1.568400 Cumby ISD 1.198400 Dallas County Community College [CCD] 0.124000 Dallas ISD 1.310385 Denton ISD 1.470000 DeSoto ISD 1.528350 Duncanville ISD 1.418300 Eagle MountainSaginaw ISD 1.518000 Ennis ISD 1.488350 Era ISD 1.140000 Everman ISD 1.390000 Farmersville ISD 1.209425 Ferris ISD 1.442749 Forney ISD 1.470000 Fort Worth ISD 1.282000 Frisco ISD 1.338300 Frost ISD 1.424300 Garland ISD 1.390000 Glen Rose ISD 1.039000 Godley ISD 1.470000 Granbury ISD 1.125000 Grand Prairie ISD1.538350

SAMPLE TAX INFORMATION FOR DFW COMMUNITIES CITY

COUNTY

$0.448200

COLLIN

$0.174951

PLANO ISD

$1.337350

DALLAS

$0.776600

DALLAS

$0.243100

DALLAS ISD

$1.310385

DENTON

$0.590454

DENTON

$0.225278

DENTON ISD

$1.470000

$0.747500

TARRANT

$0.234000

FORT WORTH ISD

$1.282000

Quinlan ISD 1.158000 Red Oak ISD 1.438350 Richardson ISD 1.418350 Rio Vista ISD 1.498350 Rockwall ISD 1.350000 Royse City ISD 1.568350 Sanger ISD 1.308350 Scurry-Rosser ISD 1.228350 Slidell ISD 1.070000 Springtown ISD 1.248350 Sunnyvale ISD 1.450000 Tarrant County College [CCD] 0.130170 Terrell ISD 1.498050 Tolar ISD 1.280000 Trenton ISD 1.268350 Van Alstyne ISD 1.535900 Venus ISD 1.491500 Waxahachie ISD 1.452200 Weatherford ISD 1.347350 White Settlement ISD 1.450000 Whitewright ISD 1.245350 Wolfe City ISD 1.232200 Wylie ISD 1.5284 OTHER Dallas County Parkland Hospital [HD] 0.269500 Dallas County School Equalization [SET] 0.010000 Tarrant County Water District [WD] 0.028700 Tarrant County Hospital [HD] 0.224429 SOURCES: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise County Appraisal Districts

2019 RATE PER $100 OF TAXABLE VALUATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANO

FORT WORTH

Grandview ISD 1.196100 GrapevineColleyville ISD 1.326700 Greenville ISD 1.228481 Gunter ISD 1.518340 Highland Park ISD 1.165500 Highland Park ISD 1.103300 Hurst-EulessBedford ISD 1.220000 Irving ISD 1.305100 Italy ISD 1.412316 Joshua ISD 1.440000 Kaufman ISD 1.448300 Keene ISD 1.299400 Keller ISD 1.408300 Kennedale ISD 1.350000 Krum ISD 1.391830 Lake Dallas ISD 1.568300 Lake Worth ISD 1.568400 Lancaster ISD 1.528350 Leonard ISD 1.068350 Lewisville ISD 1.337500 Lipan ISD 1.368400 Little Elm ISD 1.538300 Lone Oak ISD 1.249272 Lovejoy ISD 1.568350 Mansfield ISD 1.460000 Maypearl ISD 1.219800 McKinney ISD 1.488350 Melissa ISD 1.568350 Mesquite ISD 1.450000 Midlothian ISD 1.470000 Milford ISD 1.170000 Millsap ISD 1.470550 Mineral Wells ISD1.398700 Northwest ISD 1.420000 Palmer ISD 1.333350 Peaster ISD 1.370000 Perrin-Whitt CISD 1.180000 Pilot Point ISD 1.268350 Plano ISD 1.337350 Ponder ISD 1.467780 Poolville ISD 1.230600 Princeton ISD 1.568350 Prosper ISD 1.568350

OTHER CCD SET HD CCD

$0.081222 $0.010000 $0.269500 $0.124000

WD HD

$0.028700 $0.224429

CCD

$0.130170

TOTAL $2.041723 $2.733585

$2.285732 $2.646799

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Keller, City of Kemp, City of Kennedale, City of Lake Dallas, City of

Commerce Economic Development Corporation

903-886-1121

commercetx.org

Lake Worth, City of

Coppell, City of

972-462-0022

ci.coppell.tx.us

Corinth Economic Development Corporation

940-498-3284

cityofcorinth.com

Crandall Economic Development Corporation

972-427-8300

crandalledc.com

Dallas, City of

214-670-1221

dallascityhall.com

Dallas County

214-653-7011

dallascounty.org

Dallas Regional Chamber

214-746-6600

dallaschamber.org

Decatur Economic Development Corporation

940-627-9109

decaturtx.org

Denison Development Alliance

903-464-0883

denisontx.org

Denton Chamber of Commerce

940-382-9693

dentonedp.com

DeSoto Economic Development Corporation

972-230-9611

dedc.org

Duncanville, City of

972-780-5000

ci.duncanville.tx.us

Ennis, City of

972-878-1234 ext. 2238

ennis-texas.com

Euless, City of

817-685-1422

eulesstx.gov

Everman, City of

817-293-0525

evermantx.net

Fairview Economic Development Corporation

972-562-0522

fairviewtexas.org

Farmers Branch, City of

972-919-2512

farmersbranch.info

Farmersville Economic Development Corporation

972-782-6151

farmersvilletx.com

Flower Mound, Town of

972-539-7378

flower-mound.com

Forest Hill, City of

817-568-3000

foresthilltx.org

Lancaster Economic Development Corporation Lewisville, City of Little Elm, City of Mansfield Economic Development Corporation McKinney Economic Development Corporation Mesquite, City of Midlothian Economic Development Corporation Murphy, City of North Central Texas Council of Governments North Richland Hills, City of Pantego Economic Development Corporation Pilot Point, City of Plano Economic Development Plano, City of Princeton, City of Prosper, Town of Quad Cities DFW Red Oak, City of Richardson Economic Development Corporation Roanoke, City of Rockwall Economic Development Corporation Rowlett, City of Royse City Sachse Economic Development Corporation Saginaw, City of Sanger, City of Seagoville Economic Development Corporation Sherman Economic Development Corporation

Forney Economic Development Corporation

972-564-5808

forneytexasedc.org

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

817-336-2491 ext. 228

fortworthchamber.com

Frisco Economic Development Corporation

972-668-5550

friscoedc.com

Garland Chamber of Commerce

972-272-7551

garlandchamber.com

Glenn Heights, City of

972-223-1690

glennheights.com

Grand Prairie, City of

972-237-8081

gptx.org

Grapevine, City of

817-410-3135

ci.grapevine.tx.us

Greenville Economic Development Corporation

800-295-4141

ci.greenville.tx.us

Haltom City

817-222-7723

haltomcitytx.com

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cityofkeller.com kempedc.com cityofkennedale.com lakedallas.com lakeworthtx.org

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(CONTINUED) MUST-HAVE CONTACT INFO Southlake, City of

817-748-8400

cityofsouthlake.com

State of Texas Economic Development & Tourism

800-843-5781

governor.state.tx.us

Sunnyvale, City of

972-226-7177

townofsunnyvale.org

Terrell Chamber of Commerce

972-563-5703

The Colony Economic Development Corporation

972-624-3127

Trophy Club, Town of

Dallas Police Department / Jack Evans Police Headquarters

214-671-3001

Dallas Public Library

214-670-1400

DFW Airport

972-973-8888

terrelltexas.com

Emergency Preparedness

214-670-4275

thecolonyedc.org

Garbage Collection

214-670-8613

682-831-4600

ci.trophyclub.tx.us

Environmental & Health Services

214-670-3092

Watauga, City of

817-514-5813

cowtx.org

Love Field Airport

214-670-6073

Waxahachie, City of

469-309-4000

waxahachie.com

Mayor’s Office

214-670-4054

Weatherford ED Authority

817-594-9429 ext. 102

ci.weatherford.tx.us

Court & Detention Services

214-670-0109

Westlake, Town of

817-490-5720

westlake-tx.org

Park and Recreation

214-670-4100

Wilmer, City of

972-441-3574

Taxes

214-631-0910

Wylie, Development Corp. of

972-442-7901

Tree Trimming (for trees too close to power lines), TXU

972-791-2888

Visitor Information Center

214-571-1000

Zoning

214-948-4480

wylieedc.com

DFW AREA APPRAISAL DISTRICTS Collin County Appraisal District

469-742-9200

collincad.org

Dallas County Appraisal District

214-631-0910

dallascad.org

Delta County Appraisal District

903-395-4118

delta-cad.org

Denton County Appraisal District

940-349-3800

dentoncad.com

Ellis Central Appraisal District

972-937-3552

elliscad.com

Hunt County Appraisal District

903-408-4000

Johnson County Central Appraisal District

817-648-3000

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

800-525-5555

txdps.state.tx.us

hctax.info

Dallas Courtesy Patrol

214-653-3465

dallascounty.org/ department/sheriff/ courtesy_patrol.php

johnsoncad.com

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

214-749-2662

dart.org

North Texas Tollway Authority

214-461-2000

ntta.org

NTTA Roadside Assistance

972-444-4357

Kaufman County Appraisal District

972-932-6081

kaufman-cad.org

Parker County Appraisal District

817-596-0077

parkercad.org

Rockwall Central Appraisal District

972-771-2034

rockwallcad.com

DFW WORKFORCE BOARDS

Tarrant County Appraisal District

817-284-0024

tad.org

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas

888-548-9675

dfwjobs.com

940-627-3081

appraisaldistrict. net/countyappraisal. asp?county=wise

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

817-413-4000

workforcesolutions.net

Wise County Appraisal District

DALLAS COUNTY Agricultural Extension Service

972-231-5362

County Commissioners Court

214-653-7361

County General Information

214-653-7475

County Judge

214-653-7555

County Taxes

214-653-7811

County Welfare

214-819-1800 ext. 1801

District Attorney

214-653-3600

Health Department

214-819-2000

Immunizations

214-819-2000

Justice Center (Inmate Affairs)

214-761-9025

Marriage License

214-653-7099

Vital Statistics/Records

214-670-3248

Voter Registration

214-819-6389

CITY OF DALLAS Emergency

911

Animal Control

311

Building Inspection

214-948-4480

Chamber of Commerce

214-746-6600

City Council

214-670-4050

City Manager

214-670-3296

Civil Service Board

214-670-3748

Controller

214-670-3538

Dallas City Services

311

Dallas Convention Center

214-939-2724

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas 214-421-2460

wfsdallas.com

HUMAN SERVICES AND SPECIAL NEEDS American Cancer Society American Red Cross – Dallas American Red Cross – Fort Worth Arthritis Foundation Austin Street Shelter Callier Center for Communications Disorders – UT Dallas Cancer Care Services Catholic Charities Child Care Associates Dallas Life Foundation Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Dallas Urban League Deaf Action Center

800-227-2345 214-678-4800

Down Syndrome Guild

214-267-1374

Easter Seals Greater Northwest Texas ECI of Richardson Goodwill Industries of Dallas Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Greater Dallas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

817-332-7171

Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center

214-521-4673

817-335-9137 800-283-7800 214-428-4242 214-905-3000 817-921-0653 214-638-4997 817-838-0055 214-421-1380 214-821-2375 214-413-1760 214-521-0407

972-705-5291 214-638-2800 817-332-7866 214-522-8600

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Dallas Life Foundation

214-421-1380

dallaslife.org

Lift

214-824-2000

lift-texas.org

817-335-5405

North Dallas Shared Ministries

972-620-8696

ndsm.org

The Salvation Army

214-630-5611

salvationarmyusa.org

877-275-6233

The Stewpot

214-746-2785

thestewpot.org

North Dallas Shared Ministries

972-620-8696

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

214-978-0000

unitedwaydallas.org

Poison Center

800-222-1222

Visiting Nurse Association

214-689-0000

vnatexas.org

Rape Crisis Center Dallas

972-641-7273

Volunteer Center

214-826-6767

volunteernorthtexas.org

Recovery Resource Council (Alcoholism & Drug Abuse)

817-332-6329

West Dallas Community Centers

214-760-8353

westdallas.org

The Salvation Army

214-424-7200

Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas

214-828-1000

African Chamber of Commerce

214-628-2569

The ARC of Dallas

214-634-9810

972-241-6450

The ARC of Greater Tarrant County

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas

817-877-1474

Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas

972-241-8250

The Bridge Emergency Youth Services

817-335-4673

British-American Business Council of North Texas

214-229-8801

The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center of Tarrant County

817-924-9572 214-637-6117

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

214-421-5200

Union Gospel Mission United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas

800-999-1898

East African Chamber of Commerce

214-267-9189

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

214-978-0000

French-American Chamber of Commerce, DFW

972-241-0111

Youth Crisis and Runaway Hotline

800-621-4000 (24 hours)

Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas

214-521-6007

Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce

972-230-0501

214-828-4192

ETHNIC CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

HEALTH CARE SERVICES Dallas County Dental Society

972-386-5741

Israel Chamber of Commerce

214-272-4817

Dallas County Medical Society

214-948-3622

713-960-0845

DFW Hospital Council

972-719-4900

Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce

Health Industry Council of DFW

972-256-2291

U.S. China Chamber of Commerce

312-368-9911

Tarrant County Medical Society

817-732-2825

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

214-978-0000

U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce

214-346-9559

United Way of Tarrant County

817-258-8000

U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

214-651-4300

Visiting Nurse Association

214-905-6053

HELPFUL WEBSITES

CHILD CARE LICENSING OFFICES Dallas

214-951-7902 / 800-582-6036

Denton

940-381-3447

Fort Worth

800-582-8286 / 817-321-8604

Plano

469-229-6900 ext. 6901

DALLAS ISD Administration Building

972-925-3700

Athletics

972-749-2450

Attendance and Truancy

214-932-5030

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence

888-572-2873

Communications

972-925-3900

Counseling Services

972-925-3505

Customer Service Center

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

visitdallas.com

Dallas Morning News

dallasnews.com

Dallas Police Department

dallaspolice.net

Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

fortworth.com

Fort Worth Police Department

fortworthpd.com

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

star-telegram.com

DFW CONSULATES Canada

214-922-9806

France

214-953-0100 ext. 105

Germany

214-748-4915 / 214-752-3684

Iceland

214-272-2363

Japan

972-713-8683

972-925-5555

Mexico

214-932-8670

Early Childhood Education

972-925-8930

Republic of Korea

972-701-0108

Health Services

972-925-3386

Romania

214-522-3799

Physical Education

972-925-6790

Slovak Republic

214-251-8020

Safe and Drug-Free Schools

972-925-8040

South Africa

214-943-1068

Special Education

972-581-4100

Spain

214-373-1200

Sweden

972-991-8013

Switzerland

214-965-1025

Taiwan

972-436-4242

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS American Red Cross

214-678-4800

redcross.org/tx/dallasfort-worth/locations

Austin Street Shelter

214-428-4242

austinstreet.org

Thailand

214-934-0022 ext. 2204

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

214-871-0876

bbbs.org

Tunisia

972-267-4191

ccgd.org

Uganda

972-387-7860 ext. 13

United Kingdom

214-978-8930

Community Council of Greater Dallas

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214-379-4357

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Mental Health America of Greater Dallas Mental Health Association of Tarrant County Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


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GETTING THE LAY OF THE LAND

Bowie

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Start talking to people about Dallas, and you’ll quickly realize there’s more here than just the city of Dallas. The official North Texas metropolitan area comprises 13 counties and more than 9,300 square miles, making it the largest land-locked metropolitan area in the United States. With more than 200 cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, there is the perfect community for everyone. Each community has its own personality, places of worship, schools, entertainment options, and more. Finding the part of town that makes the most sense for you just takes a little time. With a bit of guidance and patience, you’ll find a place that works for you, whether you are looking for an urban apartment as a single person with a pet or a spacious address in the suburbs for your family of five. The Communities section, in the front of this magazine, breaks down Dallas neighborhoods, Graford the suburbs, and outlying areas.

COOKE

MONTAGUE

JACK

WISE

DENTON

Alvord

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport Ponder

Runaway Bay Paradise

DISH

New Fairview

Justin

Boyd Aurora

Reno Sanctuary

Rhome

R

Newark

Briar CDP

Springtown

North

FORT WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT

Pecan Acres CDP Pelican Bay Eagle Mountain CDP Azle Eagle Mountain Lake

Haslet

Wat

Saginaw Blue Mound

Lakeside

Mineral Wells

Cool

PALO PINTO

Weatherford

Millsap

Haltom City

FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Lake Worth NAS FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE River BASE

Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Willow Park Hudson ‘Oaks

FORT WORTH

Annetta North Aledo Annetta

Benbrook

Annetta South

Forest

Edgecliff Village

Everman

PARKER TARRANT HOOD JOHNSON

Gordon

Crowley

FORT WORTH SPINKS AIRPORT

Burleson

Cresson

Lipan

ERATH

Briaroaks

Oak Trail Shores CDP

Cross Timb

Granbury

Godley

Joshua

De Cordova Bend Keene Tolar

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Whitesboro

Sherman

Gainesville Bonham

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Pilot Point

FANNIN

COLLIN

Sanger

Anna

HUNT

Weston

Celina

Wolfe City

Blue Ridge

Aubrey

Celeste

Melissa

Krugerville Krum Denton

Prosper

Cross Roads

DENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Shady Shores

New Hope McKinney

Oak Point

Little Elm Frisco

Corinth Lake Dallas Hickory Creek Lewisville Argyle Lake Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

hlake

Double Oak

The Colony

Hebron

Lewisville

Lucas

Plano

Caddo Mills

Josephine

Parker

St. Paul

Murphy

Nevada Lavon

Wylie

Royse City

Westlake

Grapevine Lake Southlake

Addison

Grapevine

Garland

Farmers Branch

DALLAS University LOVE Park FIELD

Irving

Euless

Bedford

Lake ROCKWALL MUNICIPAL Ray AIRPORT Hubbard Rockwall

Rowlett

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Colleyville

ROCKWALL

Sachse

Richardson

ADDISON AIRPORT

Carrollton

Coppell

Keller

Richland Hills

Farmersville

Greenville Allen

Roanoke Trophy Club

m

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Fairview

Flower Mound

tauga North Richland Hills

McKINNEY NATIONAL AIRPORT

Highland Park

Hurst

White Rock Lake

Union Valley

Fate

Quinlan Hawk Cove McLendonChisholm

Heath

KAUFMAN

Sunnyvale

Pantego Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens Arlington

t Hill

Mountain Creek Lake

Terrell

Talty

Seagoville

Mansfield

Hutchins

LancasterLANCASTERWilmer

DeSoto

REGIONAL AIRPORT

Glenn Heights

DALLAS

Combine

Oak Ridge

Kaufman

Oak Grove

ELLIS

Red Oak Oak Leaf

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

Ferris

Ovilla

Scurry

Pecan Hill

Midlothian

ber

Forney

Balch Springs

Duncanville

Joe Pool Lake

Cedar Hill Rendon CDP

MESQUITE METRO AIRPORT

DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

ARLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Kennedale

Mesquite

DALLAS

Cockrell Hill

West Tawakoni

Rosser

Cottonwood Grays Prairie

Kemp

Palmer

Venus Waxahachie

Alvarado

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IT’S THE LAW Laws vary from state to state, city to city. Here are a few important laws that may be different in Texas and/or the area you plan to live in.

DRIVING LAWS DRIVER’S LICENSE You have 90 days to obtain a Texas driver’s license after moving to the state. If you are over 18 and already have a valid, unexpired license from another state, you won’t have to take the driving or knowledge test. To obtain your new Texas license you must: > Submit an application to your local Department of Public Safety > Provide proof of Texas residency > Submit a valid form of ID, such as a passport, unexpired military ID card, or U.S. Citizen Identification Card > Pay a $25 fee VEHICLE INSURANCE In Texas, you are required to have liability car insurance. It’s OK if your auto insurance was issued by another state, but it will have to meet the minimum coverage requirement. In Texas, all drivers must have at least $25,000 in coverage for property damage, $30,000 for each injured person, and $60,000 for injuries per incident. VEHICLE INSPECTION Vehicle inspections are still a part of the registration process and are performed at Official Vehicle Inspection Stations licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Inspections must be done with 90 days of registering your vehicle. Emission testing is required in 17 Texas counties which must comply with federally mandated clear air requirements. VEHICLE REGISTRATION In 2013, the State of Texas changed the vehicle inspection and registration requirements, eliminating the inspection sticker. Residents must have their vehicle inspected within 90 days of renewing the state vehicle registration sticker. Under the one-sticker system, It now serves as both the inspection and registration sticker. You can register your vehicle online, by mail, or in person. HELMETS Texas does not require drivers or passengers of motorcycles to wear helmets. The state also does not require helmets for bicyclists. However, city regulations vary on the latter, and the city of Dallas requires helmets for bicyclists ages 17 and younger. For more on driving laws, go to dmv.org/tx-texas/safety-laws.php

GUN LAWS LEGALITY There are no legal restrictions to purchasing a gun in Texas. You do not need to obtain a license

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to own a firearm or register a firearm that you own. It is legal to carry a shotgun or a rifle without having a handler’s license. Handguns can be carried in some places without a Texas License to Carry (LTC). LICENSING You may carry a concealed handgun in most places in Texas if you have a LTC, but you must carry the LTC with you. Texas has reciprocity agreements with 30 states. However, there are some places and circumstances you cannot carry a handgun legally even with a CHL. Owners of any establishment can prohibit handguns on their properties if they post a legal notice. For more on Texas gun laws, go to dps.texas.gov/rsd/ltc/index.htm

LABOR LAWS RIGHT TO WORK Texas is a right-to-work state. That means you cannot be denied employment for participation or nonparticipation in a labor union/organization. Your employer cannot discriminate against you for choosing to join or not join a union. Texas is also an employment-at-will state, which means the employer or employee can terminate employment at any time, for any reason, with few exceptions. For more information on labor laws, go to www2.texasattorneygeneral.gov/ agency/right-to-work-laws-in-texas

SMOKING AND DRINKING LAWS USE/PURCHASE OF TOBACCO You must be older than 18 years of age to purchase tobacco products in Texas. SMOKING RESTRICTIONS Smoking is not allowed in public places in Dallas, including city parks, libraries, buses, or within 15 feet of any pedestrian entrance. The city of Dallas has also banned smoking in bars and restaurants. However, many of the surrounding communities do allow smoking in bars. DRINKING RESTRICTIONS The legal age to purchase and consume alcohol in Texas is 21. In Texas, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher is considered driving while intoxicated (DWI). It is illegal in Texas to have open containers of alcohol in the passenger area of your vehicle while you are driving or parked on a public highway. DRY VERSUS WET AREAS A wet area is one in which sales of all alcoholic beverages are permitted at all times. A dry area is one in which some or all alcoholic beverage sales are restricted some or all the time. There are also partially wet areas in which beer and wine sales are legal, but the sale of liquor is not. DFW is a complicated patchwork of all of the above.

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE LAWS MARRIAGE/DIVORCE REQUIREMENTS To get married in Texas, you need to be at least 18

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years old. Apply in person at a Texas County Clerk’s Office to receive your marriage license. Texas is a no-fault divorce state, meaning you do not have to prove wrongdoing to be granted a divorce. Texas does not stipulate that a couple must be separated for any period of time prior to getting a divorce. COMMON LAW MARRIAGE Texas recognizes common-law marriage. You and your partner simply need to either file a Declaration of Informal Marriage or agree that you are married, live together in Texas, and represent to other people that you are married to each other. DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS As of the summer of 2015, the State of Texas recognizes marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships between individuals of the same gender, per the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. For more on marriage and divorce, go to dshs. state.tx.us/Vital_Statistics/Verification_of_a_ Marriage_or_Divorce.aspx

EDUCATION LAWS KINDERGARTEN Texas does not require kindergarten. However, children ages 6 and over must attend school. TESTING Texas requires students to take standardized tests in grades 3-8 and high school end-ofcourse (EOC) exams. The tests are called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) system. The number of EOC tests a student is required to take depends on what that student plans to do after graduation. For more on public education in Texas, go to www.tasb.org/legislative.aspx and see the Education section of this guide (beginning on page 84).

REAL ESTATE HOMESTEAD LAW The Texas Homestead Exemption reduces taxes by lowering a home’s taxable value. All school districts offer a $15,000 homestead exemption, and some taxing units offer a separate exemption based on a percentage of a home’s assessed value. The homestead exemption applies only if the property is the owner’s primary residence. There are additional exemptions for people over 65. Also under the Texas Homestead Exemption your residence is protected from the forced sale by creditors, with the exception of the lender, the IRS, or a contractor who works on your house and increases its value. When you buy a house, call the county appraisal district and ask for the forms for declaring your homestead. For more on the homestead exemption, go to comptroller.texas.gov/taxinfo/proptax/exemptions. html

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BUSINESS WORKS BETTER HERE Dallas Fort Worthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business climate is more than favorable, the workforce is highly skilled, and highly educated, and the location is about as close to perfect as it comes. Explore our guide: Each page contains a snapshot of the DFW region, our people, companies, and industries. Use this fact-rich tool to promote the region, attract businesses to your community, and expand existing ones.

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