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THE INSIDER’S GUIDE

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

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

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A LETTER FROM THE DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER

My wife, Ann, and I lived in Dallas for four years, from 2008 to 2012, before leaving for two years to live and work in Los Angeles. In April 2014, we returned for the excitement of being involved with the Dallas Regional Chamber and all the many positive things we’ve always loved about this area. But when we returned, we got a surprise—in the two short years we

DALE PETROSKEY

President and Chief Executive Officer Dallas Regional Chamber

were gone, Dallas had become an even better place to live and work. We came home to Klyde Warren Park, which has changed views of downtown and given people of all ages and backgrounds a green space that brings them together for fun and enjoyment. We came home to the new George W. Bush Presidential Center, high caliber in every way and

bringing thought leaders and world-renowned experts to Dallas all the time. We came home to Trinity Groves, a novel concept that provides a fun, new place to have dinner and entertain. We came home to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, one of the more interesting and exciting science museums in the world. And we came home to a much more vibrant downtown, with new restaurants and clubs and nightlife. Just as importantly, we came home to a thriving and dynamic business community that is attracting more businesses and jobs to the Dallas region than ever before. Dallas is alive with optimism, growth, and an excitement for the future. There is no place Ann and I would rather be— and judging by the new companies and jobs moving here, we’re not alone. Dale Petroskey

2017 CHAIR OF THE BOARD Hilda C. Galvan Partner-in-Charge Jones Day PRESIDENT & CEO Dale Petroskey CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Pat Priest ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Mike Rosa ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, VICE PRESIDENT Sarah Carabias-Rush RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Duane Dankesreiter TALENT ATTRACTION, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Jessica Heer MEMBERSHIP AND REVENUE GROWTH, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT G.W. Hail MEMBER SERVICES, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Jennifer A. Schmiel

President and CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membershipdriven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure

COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING, & EVENTS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DARREN GRUBB EDUCATION & WORKFORCE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Angela L. Farley PUBLIC POLICY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Virginia Schaefer

the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region—and the most desirable place to live and work—in the United States. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization comprising businesses that represent all facets of the North Texas business community. For more information, please contact the Dallas Regional

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, VICE PRESIDENT Kelle Marsalis

Chamber at 214-746-6600 or visit dallaschamber.org.

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No matter who you are or where you’re from, when you Say Yes to Dallas, you’re Saying Yes to more than you might think. Dallas-Fort Worth, located in North Texas, is a modern metro area with over 200 cities, each unique in personality. From all over the world, explore stories from locals, sharing why Dallas is a great place to start or continue a career, to raise a family, and to experience a high standard of living in one of the most vibrant and affordable places in the nation. Say Yes to Dallas, it’s more than you might think.

3 COMMUNITIES

3 EDUCATION

3 HOUSING

3 LIVING IN DFW

3 PEOPLE

3 ACCESS

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.

With maps and charts showing home sales, new subdivisions, apartment rents, and more, you’ll get a good idea of what you can expect to pay for housing in DFW.

Our population is diverse and changing every day. Demographics, racial makeup, and international communities show how global of an area Dallas-Fort Worth really is.

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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 DFW.

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We help families determine where to learn in the DallasFort 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.

It’s not all serious business here. Living in Dallas-Fort Worth is a lot of fun. Everything from arts and culture to nightlife and restaurants to shopping and outdoor activities is covered.

Information about our airports, freeways and tollways, public transit and more provides everything you need to get around like a local.

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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WHAT LOCALS KNOW AND LOVE ABOUT DALLAS Forget what you saw on TV in the ’80s. This is the modern stuff we’re really made of.

Live in DFW? That could be one of more than 200 cities.

The region, including Fort Worth, spreads out farther each day. Only 1.3 million of a total population of 7.1 million lives in Dallas proper. Each surrounding city is unique in personality, but we’re all Texas proud. Explore and discover.

THINGS ARE BIGGER HERE. INCLUDING OUR BIG TEXAS WELCOME.

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This is Big Tex, the larger-than-life mascot of the State Fair of Texas.

( WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU.)

DALLAS/FORT WORTH ACCOLADES

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No.

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No.

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America’s Biggest Boomtowns Downtown Dallas (75201)

The Best Big Cities for Jobs (Dallas-Plano-Irving)

Best Sports Cities in the US - Dallas

America’s Most Business Friendly Cities

(2016) Realtor.com

(2016) Forbes

SI.com

[2015] MarketWatch

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We are among the fastestgrowing regions in the country.

DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATER

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But don’t worry, we have plenty of room. Our area is the size of New Jersey and Delaware combined, and we add nearly 300 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 2015, 41 Fortune 1000 companies headquarter in DFW, 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. 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.

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We’re quite cosmopolitan.

Interesting people live here, too. 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 or 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: MICHAEL SAMPLES

In town or out-of-country, our transportation rules. DFW’s modern highway system is constantly undergoing improvements to keep pace with our growth. Our light-rail system? At 85 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 their own airport. Hop a plane to the world via 56 nonstop international flight routes and 148 nonstop domestic routes.

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Best Places to Live (Big Cities) - Plano

R-1 Doctoral Universities: UNT, UTD and UTA

(2016) Money

(2016) Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

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Best High Schools - School for the Talented and Gifted (DISD) (2016) US News & World Report

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Top Large Metro for Job Growth (3%) (2016) Bureau of Labor Statistics

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WHITE ROCK LAKE

We’re pretty. Oh, so pretty. There’s some stunning scenery to behold in DFW. 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 DFW, there are more than 400 public parks and more than 60 lakes.

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OUTDOOR CONCERT AT THE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

We’ve got tons of stuff to do. There is a thriving cultural scene in DFW, 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.

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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 12 major universities where you can pay in-state tuition.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH ACCOLADES

No.

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No.

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Best Cities for Millenial Homebuyer

Top 25 Best Places to Live (Dallas-Fort Worth)

(2016) CNN-Money

U.S. News and World Report

No.

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The World’s Most Connected Airports: Dallas Fort Worth International

Top

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U.S. Market for Data Centers (2016) CBRE

(2016) OAG Aviation Worldwide 12

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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.

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

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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). They 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-Fort Worth region offers vast housing choices. Mid-century moderns, 1920s bungalows, contemporary highrises, walkable community apartments, cutting-edge architectural splendors, yards with acres, or even those fabled ranches—we’ve got that. And if we don’t, there’s plenty of land to build on.

No.

7

Largest concentration of high-tech workers in the U.S. (2016) EMSI

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5

Hot Housing Market (Dallas-Fort Worth) [2017] Realtor.com

No.

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Top Metro for Corporate Expansions (2016) Site Selection Magazine

No.

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Top Emerging Real Estate Market (2016) PwC/Urban Land Institute

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Chairman’s Circle — Ranks As The Top 2% Of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Agents

BEST

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COMMUNITIES INSIGHT INTO DALLAS NEIGHBORHOODS AND SURROUNDING CITIES

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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 but have 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.

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FAR NORTH DALLAS

FAR NORTHEAST DALLAS NORTHWEST DALLAS

LOVE FIELD

MEDICAL STEMMONS DISTRICT COPRRIDOR

WEST DALLAS

NORTH DALLAS

LAKE HIGHLANDS

NORTHEAST DALLAS PARK CITIES LAKEWOOD

WHITE ROCK

OLD EAST DALLAS

OAK LAWN

DOWNTOWN

FAR EAST DALLAS

FAIR PARK SOUTH DALLAS

NORTH OAK CLIFF

PLEASANT GROVE

WEST OAK CLIFF CENTRAL OAK CLIFF

EAST OAK CLIFF

MOUNTAIN CREEK

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RED BIRD

SOUTHEAST OAK CLIFF

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2016

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Population

1,283,763

1,371,618

487,023

519,088

Average Household Size

2.59

2.60

Median Age

32.7

33.2

$44,016

$45,890

Households

Median Household Income Average Household Income

$73,813

$78,969

Per Capita Income

$28,584

$30,429

2016

PERCENT

2021

PERCENT

White Alone

631,127

49.2%

658,168

48.0%

Black Alone

320,644

25.0%

343,050

25.0% 0.6%

American Indian Alone Asian Alone

8,132

0.6%

8,619

45,045

3.5%

55,942

4.1%

582

0.0%

663

0.0%

240,986

18.8%

263,089

19.2%

37,247

2.9%

42,086

3.1%

562,413

43.8%

622,033

45.4%

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

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+)

TOTAL

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

2016

819,245

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMOPLES

Less Than 9th Grade

13.1%

Food

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

11.4%

Housing

High School Graduate

19.0%

Apparel and Services

GED/Alternative Credential Some College, No Degree

3.2% 17.8%

2016

$64,332 $8,164 $20,575 $2,061

Transportation

$7,921

Travel

$1,675

Associate Degree

4.5%

Healthcare

$4,718

Bachelor’s Degree

19.1%

Entertainment and Recreation

$2,758

Graduate/Professional Degree

11.9%

Personal Care Products/Services Education

COMMUNITIES

DALLAS BY THE NUMBERS

2021

$712 $1,377

UPTOWN

DESIGN DISTRICT

VICTORY PARK

ARTS DISTRICT THANKSGIVING COMMERCIAL CENTER

WEST END RIVERFRONT DISTRICT

DEEP ELLUM

MAIN STREET DISTRICT

CIVIC CENTER

FARMERS MARKET DISTRICT

REUNION DISTRICT THE CEDARS

SOUTH SIDE

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DOWNTOWN DALLAS’ 15 DISTRICTS

BAYLOR DISTRICT

Downtown Dallas is composed of 15 distinct districts and 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, downtown’s districts provide a place for almost any taste. D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H R E L O C AT I O N + N E W C O M E R G U I D E

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DOWNTOWN DALLAS

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UPTOWN

The last 15 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.

THE CRESCENT

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COMMUNITIES

As 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 Collection 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. PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

STRAUSS SQUARE

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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

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THE 15 DISTRICTS OF DOWNTOWN DALLAS

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.

PHOTO: ELIZABETH LAVIN

DESIGN DISTRICT

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

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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RIVERFRONT DISTRICT

MARGARET HUNT HILL BRIDGE

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DEEP ELLUM

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SIDEWALK MUSIC AT THE FREE MAN

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, but today, it is an eclectic entertainment district with a funky style comprising avantgarde shops, nightclubs, art galleries, restaurants, and loft and apartment developments. People who live here tend to eschew traditional styles and embrace the unique.

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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 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.

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Much of downtown Dallas’ visual identity is in large part due to the skyline of the Thanksgiving Commercial Center district. These skyscrapers have helped define the image of Dallas as a modern, national center of energy and finance. Today, Thanksgiving Commercial Center is made up of several landmarks, including Thanksgiving Tower, ThanksGiving Square, Bryan Tower, and Plaza of the Americas, which is home to an indoor park.

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LATINO CULTURAL CENTER

HISTORICAL HOUSE ON SWISS AVENUE

BAYLOR DISTRICT

Anchored by Baylor University Medical Center and surrounded by pedestrian-friendly streets within a neighborhood of 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.

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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 15 DISTRICTS OF DOWNTOWN DALLAS WEST END

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With many of downtown Dallas’ most-visited destinations, the West End Historic District is one of our most famous sites. Complete with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Holocaust Museum, Old Red Museum, and Market Street, and surrounded by a cluster of fun restaurants and entertainment venues, this district provides a valuable experience for visitors and locals alike.

REUNION DISTRICT

UNION STATION, REUNION TOWER, AND THE HYATT REGENCY DALLAS

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The Reunion District is widely known for two primary landmarks: Reunion Tower and Union Station. Reunion Tower, one of Dallas’ most iconic symbols, includes Five Sixty, a fine-dining restaurant by Wolfgang Puck. 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.

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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 newly enclosed Shed 2, but it is also home to a collection of historic buildings, contemporary townhomes, and apartments.

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CIVIC CENTER

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Home to the new Omni Dallas Hotel and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, one of the largest convention centers in the country, Civic Center is the regional hub of many landmark destinations. 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.

THE CEDARS

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Home to a range of industries, affordablehousing options, living space, and creative office space, 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.

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Named after South Side on Lamar, an adaptive re-use of the former Sears Catalog Merchandise Center, South Side consists of many prime landmarks, including Gilley’s performance hall, Poor David’s Pub, and the NYLO South Side 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.

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Let our greatest asset, our friendly people, tell you why they love living in DFW. SHAMS JUMA – Lewisville

“In the past year, there has been so much growth around where I live. Consequently, I have access to all the basic amenities all within a five-mile radius.” BRAD PRITCHETT – Oak Lawn

“With all of the recent additions to the Arts District, we’ve claimed our spot on the national map as a true cornerstone for creativity.” DEB BORELL – Irving

“There is a marvelous diversity to our city. You want an urban life? We have that. You want a suburban life or even something more rural? You can have that, too.” SUSIE KAY – North Dallas

“Plenty of jobs, access to good medical care, a low cost of living, affordable housing, and good schools.” JASON CLAYTON - McKinney

“I am always amazed at how pro-business this climate is. The people here are so good to work with, and everyone thinks out of the box toward business.”

RODOLFO GUEL – Oak Cliff

“It seems like something new is opening up every single week, and there’s something different to do every single day of the year.”

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Affluence continues above Northwest Highway into the wealthiest neighborhoods in Dallas: Preston Hollow, which consists of Old Preston Hollow and 12 other small designations. Strait Lane in particular is a multi-million dollar address of influencers. These estate-filled neighborhoods with shade-covered hills, private lakes, streams and expansive grounds house dignitaries such as George W. Bush and Ross Perot, notable CEOs like Mark Cuban and T. Boone Pickens, and sports icons like 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 of the 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 to more modest sums. Quick entry onto both the Dallas North Tollway and 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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NORTH DALLAS

PRESTON HOLLOW

NORTHPARK CENTER

FAR NORTH DALLAS

THE GALLERIA

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Sandwiched between Addison and Richardson, rising north of Interstate 635 to Belt Line Road is Far North Dallas. Even residents have trouble distinguishing the lines between Dallas proper and their suburban neighbors—especially since the school districts belong mostly to Richardson ISD. The schools, plus proximity to shopping centers and equidistance between downtown and Frisco, have recently attracted 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 widely. 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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HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE THEATRE

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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 small but 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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SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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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 ranchstyle 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. Otherwise, the community is split into many small neighborhoods recently branded as Westhollow. 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, cruise down Harry Hines Boulevard.

NORTHEAST DALLAS

THE VILLAGE

THE SHOPS AT PARK LANE PHOTOS: MICHAEL SAMPLES

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. All are near to Presbyterian Hospital, shopping centers, and DART stations that line upper Greenville Avenue.

FAR NORTHEAST DALLAS

RICHLAND COLLEGE

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Here’s a slice of Dallas north of Interstate-635 and east of Highway 75, just below 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 the campus of Richland Community College, with both credited 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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LAKE CLIFF PARK, NORTH OAK CLIFF

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, in recent years, the area has seen quite the resurgence. 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 new popularity. It’s also home to the infamous Texas Theatre, where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for shooting President John F. Kennedy. 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.

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

East Oak Cliff East Oak Cliff is home to the Dallas Zoo, plus the No. 1 and No. 4 high schools in the nation— The School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. Justcompleted Lancaster Urban Village, across from the VA Hospital, is part of the increased development encouraged by the city. 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. Central Oak Cliff Wynnewood North, named the Dallas Observer’s “Dallas’ Best Neighborhood” in 2012, is prized for its mid-century houses on gently sloping hills. The 263-acre Kiest Park is full of sports options. Oak Cliff Nature Preserve offers eight miles of trails.

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STEMMONS CORRIDOR

HILTON ANATOLE

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Warehouse-heavy, this entire section is filled with industrial and commercial property. Essentially an extension of the Design District, it’s starting to attract the attention of indie, artist-based businesses and a few trendy restaurants. Still, quite a bit of heavy machinery and production operations dominate the scene. Several large hotels are located along the freeway for which it’s named. Developers have been eyeing the properties for the proximity to the Medical District and the shortcut to Oak Cliff, so the landscape may change in the near future.

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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 pre-war homes and condominiums. Expect big change in the Maple corridor as major development progresses.

ALTA DESIGN DISTRICT

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PARKLAND HOSPITAL

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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 healthcare 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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OAK LAWN Nestled between Highland Park and I-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, highrise 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 budgetfriendly. 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.

THE MANSION AT TURTLE CREEK

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DALLAS ARBORETUM WHITE ROCK LAKE

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SWISS AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT

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Sought out for a mix of casual, foodie-centric restaurants and bars along 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 Tudors and cottages. Historic mansions on Swiss Avenue neighbor two-story Prairie houses of Munger Place Historic District. Renovated ’60s apartment buildings line Gaston Avenue. Everything off 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.

East of White Rock Lake is a host of multi-flavored neighborhoods, plus the beloved Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Gardens. 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 midpriced 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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Tight-knit as a multiaged community, eclectic in nature, and utterly in love with living alongside White Rock Lake, Lakewood is adored for character close to downtown. CNN Money ranked it ninth for “Best Big-City” neighborhoods. 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 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.

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It’s all about family in Lake Highlands. Maintained as a huge farm until 1940, the community is large, comprised 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 value homes 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, top-ranked nationally. Morgan Fairchild went there, as did recent Grammy winner Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

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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. Eastfield College 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

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TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDENS AT 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 Texas State Fair. The annual spectacular is a sight like no other. Year-round, people visit the Texas Discovery Gardens, the Music Hall at Fair Park, Gexa Energy 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.

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AMBERJAX FISH MARKET GRILLE AT TRINITY GROVES BELMONT HOTEL

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This area has long been home to La Bajada, a largely Hispanic, workingclass neighborhood, but when the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened in 2012, it not only transformed the Dallas skyline, it brought 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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South of downtown and surrounding Fair Park, these predominantly African-American and Hispanicinhabited neighborhoods are pushing to rise again. Big initiatives by the city, joined by the Dallas Regional Chamber, are underway to invigorate capital improvements and incentivized development. Work on the wetlands of the Trinity River is underway to provide public enjoyment of the habitat. 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.

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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 12th largest high school in America. And it will soon be home to The Trinity Forest Golf Course, which will host the most successful professional charity golf event on the PGA tour—the Byron Nelson Championship—in 2018. Also housed there will be SMU’s golf program and First Tee of Greater Dallas.

Mountain Creek Lake, the namesake, is actually a reservoir designed to cool the Electric 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 County, residents are educated through the Duncanville ISD.

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MOUNTAIN CREEK

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

RED BIRD

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DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

Hard-working families that are generally Texas born 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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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

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Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

Alvarado

Venus

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Blue Ridge

Melissa

Celeste

COMMUNITIES

erville

WEST COLLIN COUNTY Prosper

oads

New Hope

Neylandville

McKinney

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm

Farmersville

Campb

Frisco

Shady Shores

Fairview

y

Allen Parker

Hebron

Greenville

Lucas

The Colony

isville

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

Wilmer

Lancaster

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 COUNTY AREA

Oak Ridge

Scurry

Rosser

Cottonwood Grays Prairie

Kemp

Palmer Waxahachie Mabank

Garrett Ennis

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PLANO Constantly appearing on Best City lists, Plano is a darling of suburbs. Families fill acres of affordable, planned neighborhoods and 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. As is every other modern amenity you might want—parks and trails like Arbor Hill Nature Preserve, restaurants, entertainment one-stops like Shops at Legacy, churches of all denominations, major hospitals, and family-friendly events like the annual balloon festival.

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COMMUNITIES

WEST COLLIN COUNTY

ARBOR HILLS NATURE PRESERVE

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ADRIATICA VILLAGE, MCKINNEY

EAGLE STADIUM, ALLEN

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COMMUNITIES

LITTLE ELM MARINA

D I G I T A L- O N LY E X T R A Prosper

McKinney

Little Elm Frisco

Allen The Colony Plano Lewisville

Suburban North is a geyser of growth. Shooting up from I-635 and hugged by U.S. 75 and I-35N is a mix of mini metropolises, burgeoning country towns, mid-size steadies with newfound popularity, and tons of new construction. Many used to be commuting cities, but with major headquarters taking residence left and right, there is no longer a need to drive far. Did this explosion happen overnight? It seems like it. But even with dizzy expansion and overarching shared sensibilities, each of these communities carved out niches of their own.

Carrollton Richardson

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DALLAS

EASTSIDE, RICHARDSON

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THE SHOPS AT LEGACY, PLANO

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FRISCO

You may not believe that a mere 15 years ago, Frisco was farmland. Now it is a bustling microcosm exploding with growth. The fabled “$5 Billion Mile” along the Dallas North Tollway is creating an entertainment wonderland. Even the Dallas Cowboys are moving its training facilities to The Star on the mile, joining a host of sporting activities already at play in the city. 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 is plentiful, including Stonebriar Centre Mall and the region’s only Ikea. Families thrive with activities at the Frisco Athletic Center with its new indoor water park, Frisco Commons with the town’s largest playground system, and Frisco Discovery Center for science.

PHOTO: CITY OF FRISCO

COMMUNITIES

DR PEPPER BALLPARK

EAST FRISCO East of the Dallas North Tollway, this includes some of the safest and best neighborhoods for kids, like Dominion at Panther Creek, according to the Dallas Morning News. WEST FRISCO West of the Dallas North Tollway, this area has many gated communities and includes the Stonebriar District.

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REGIONS/NEIGHBORHOODS

FRISCO COMMONS

PHOTOS: ANDREW SMITH

RUFF RUN DOG PARK

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“We chose Frisco because of its philosophy on keeping the high school—and therefore the middle schools and elementary schools—smaller.”

MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS

COMMUNITIES

No.

5

Best Cities for Families — Apartment List

No.

2

Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education — Movoto

No.

PHOTO: FRISCO PARKS AND RECREATION

— DAN TROPP, NEW FRISCO LOCAL

1

Healthiest Housing Markets — WalletHub.com

TRICK-A-TROUT KID FISH 3,000 Rainbow Trout are released in the Frisco Commons pond for kids under 16 every February.

HALL OFFICE PARK

MOTHER-SON/ DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCES Two citywide dances are held in the winter and fall of each year. EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA More than 80,000 Easter eggs for children ages 12 and under are hidden at Toyota Soccer Center along with bounce houses, face painting, and photos with the Easter bunny. Special-needs children get their own field. It’s all free.

QUICK FACTS

PHOTO: CITY OF FRISCO

PROUDEST OF: Population and development growth

SCULPTURE OUTSIDE TOYOTA STADIUM PHOTO: CITY OF FRISCO

FRISCO SQUARE

BIG RECENT NEWS/ NEW DEVELOPMENT: The $5 Billion Mile is a one-mile stretch of road along the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco with construction totaling $5.4 billion in investment.

SURPRISING FACT: Art abounds in Frisco with more than 100 pieces in Hall Office Park, including the Texas Sculpture Garden, and more than 50 publicly owned sculptures throughout Frisco. PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

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OUTDOOR GEMS: Hope Park is an all-accessible park meant for children with special needs and their friends to enjoy together. GET INVOLVED: Frisco’s volunteer program enhances city services while offering residents an opportunity to gain skills and positively impact their community.

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“The neighborhoods are beautiful. There are so many parks and exciting places to discover. Most importantly, Plano has exceptional schools and a great reputation. I love having the perfect blend of suburban life and all the perks, not too far from the city!”

COMMUNITIES

SUBURBAN NORTH

— SARAH CRILLEY, WEST PLANO

PLANO

WEST PLANO

Constantly appearing on Best City lists, Plano is a darling of suburbs. Families fill acres of affordableplanned neighborhoods and shopping centers. Corporate headquarters are flocking to new developments like Legacy West. While Plano is a commutable distance to just about anywhere, jobs increasingly will be within miles, as is every other modern amenity you might want: parks and trails, diverse restaurants, entertainment one-stops, churches of all denominations, major hospitals, and family-friendly events. Though active for decades, Plano really started making a name for itself 20 years ago. The city concentrated its efforts on building a strong public school system. Combine that with being able to get a bigger, newer house for less than in the city, and families moved here. The spread continues west even today. While it grows older in some parts, Plano works to keep vibrancy and progress up-to-date, which may be why so many corporate headquarters have chosen it to build national campuses in the city.

EAST PLANO’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AREA

REGIONS/NEIGHBORHOODS EAST PLANO This includes the oldest communities of Plano, like Historic Downtown, Old Towne, Douglass Community, and Haggard Park. You’ll find it diverse in culture, housing types, and styles. For example, a strong Asian community thrives in the Woodlands/Fairfield, while Ranch Estates is known for large lots, ranch homes, and animals. CENTRAL PLANO You’ll find single-family, ranch-style homes mostly from 1970s and 1980s with mature trees. It has been named the best neighborhood in 2014 by the Dallas Morning News.

FAR WEST PLANO This is a community of hills and large, contemporary-style homes. NORTH PLANO Homes were built in the 2000s here, which has a more diverse population, including a large Asian population. Residents stay active at Russell Creek Park.

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WEST PLANO The area is well-known for two story homes that are three or four times larger than homes in Central Plano, like Willowbend. Granite has an urban appearance and high-rises. It’s home to the mixed-use destination Shops at Legacy and will be home to the highly anticipated West Legacy.

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PLANO BALLOON FESTIVAL In September, the night and morning skies are illuminated with hot air balloons for three days, while the ground is filled with music, food, and family-centric fun. planoballoonfest.org

COMMUNITIES

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Fall Zero Waste festival celebrates more than 100 cultures in the city through fashion, food, performances, children’s free activities, booths, and a fitness/wellness fair. planointernationalfestival.org

ASIAFEST A family-friendly day in May exhibits all the different cultures of Asia with traditional costumes, food, and exhibitions. asianamericanheritage.org

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ARBOR HILLS NATURE PRESERVE

BIG RECENT NEWS/ NEW DEVELOPMENT: Toyota, State Farm, and Liberty Mutual are moving their headquarters to Plano. PROUDEST OF: Public school performance, libraries, and number of corporate headquarters based in Plano. GET INVOLVED: Find volunteer opportunities: plano.gov/213/VolunteersIn-Plano. OUTDOOR GEMS: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park with 56 miles of trails criss-crossing the city. SURPRISING FACT: Plano is home to the largest collection of cricket fields in the Southwest. DART RAIL ACCESS: LINES: Red Line (full) , Orange Line (peak hours; weekdays only) NUMBER OF STATIONS: 2 APPROXIMATE TIME TO DOWNTOWN: 37 minutes PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

No.

3

Hardest Working City in America — Wallet Hub, 2015

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No.

1

America’s Safest City — Forbes, 2015

No.

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Best City for Jobs in America — Forbes, 2015

No.

2

Top 10 Best Cities for Families — Livability.com, 2015

No.

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America’s Most Affordable Place to Live — Nerdwallet, 2015

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McKINNEY In a sea of new construction, McKinney is an island of character. Not that it doesn’t have plenty of new growth—it does. Town Square, dotted with quirky shops and inventive eateries bustling with events, plus a large, well-persevered historic district and new neighborhoods set it apart from the surrounding suburbs. Progressive-minded planners worked to create a city that brought to life all the glory of its past and natural attributes with modern sensibilities. Money Magazine took notice, listing McKinney as the No. 1 place to live in America for 2014.

PHOTOS: CITY OF MCKINNEY

COMMUNITIES

MAIN STREET

EASTSIDE This includes well-established communities like Eldorado (one of the first master-planned communities with more than 700 homes and mature trees surrounding a country club) and the 30-block historic district, which dates from 1890s, and is the second-largest historic district in Texas. WESTSIDE The newer side of McKinney is made up of many unique planned neighborhoods, including:

PHOTOS: CITY OF MCKINNEY

REGIONS/NEIGHBORHOODS

STONEBRIDGE RANCH

Craig Ranch – A 2,500-acre community anchored by the Tournament Players Club, which was named one of the 10 Best Courses in Texas by Golf Digest. Stonebridge Ranch – The largest planned community in the city, made up of 68 distinctive villages ranging from houses in the $160s to more than $2 million. It’s integrated with hills, lakes, and miles of hike-and-bike trails.

Adriatica – New homes inspired by the ancient beauty of a Croatian village in the Adriatic Sea. A future development will include a replica of St. Mark’s Square in Venice. Westridge – Seven neighborhoods positioned around a golf course and weaved with hike-andbike trails and a community park.

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Tucker Hill – Neighborhoods that recreate an Americana feel, incorporating aspects of historic communities in architecture, horticulture, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces into a newly built community.

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— JASON CLAYTON, McKINNEY RESIDENT

MCKINNEY ROOFTOPS

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Best Place to Live in America — Money, 2014

MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS OKTOBERFEST Find authentic German music, traditional costumes, dancing, and a beer garden that covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney’s Historic Downtown square. mckinneyoktoberfest.com HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Enjoy horse-drawn carriages, traveling carolers, visits with Santa Claus, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and activities for all ages. downtownmckinney. com ARTS IN BLOOM See more than 150 local and regional artists showcase their talents throughout the 12-block area of downtown. RED WHITE & BOOM!: Celebrate Independence Day with a free parade and classic car, truck, and cycle show that starts in downtown and ends with music and fireworks at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch.

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HEARD MUSEUM

BIG RECENT NEWS/ NEW DEVELOPMENT: McKinney Urban Village is a $30 million mixed use and health science district to up the medical offerings in McKinney. PROUDEST OF: Downtown Square and accompanying events, and its No. 1 city ranking. SURPRISING FACT: Home to Franconia Brewing Company, a local brewery with German beer-making methods.

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OUTDOOR GEMS: Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a 289-acre habitat for native and endemic wildlife species, winding with trails from diverse ecosystems, for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. GET INVOLVED: Volunteer McKinney helps residents find volunteer opportunities and support local nonprofits and community groups. volunteermckinney.org

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“The school district is wonderful, and our children love their schools and teachers. My wife and I have been so impressed with the curriculum, administration, and staff. They all have such a strong interest in our children having a safe, strong environment to learn and get the most of their education. ”


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RICHARDSON

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

PHOTOS: ANDREW SMITH

As a first‑ring suburb of Dallas, residents of Richardson love the close proximity to the urban experience of the inner city. But make no mistake, the town has a culture and community feel of its very own. Families clamor to enroll in RISD schools, known for teachers who go above and beyond to see students succeed and a progressive set of magnet programs. People who want a taste of international flavor visit for Bollywood films, true Dim Sum, ethnic grocery stores, Persian delicacies, temples, mosques, and worldly excursions of all kinds. In fact, almost 40 percent of Richardson residents identify as an ethnicity other than Caucasian. Telecom Corridor’s massive presence is filled with work opportunities. New live-work-play areas were built around several DART stations. Houses are a mix of ages and sought after by era along with a recent trend of new builds. Acclaimed festivals and the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts up the culture and music quotient while the University of Texas at Dallas promotes higher learning.

REGIONS/ NEIGHBORHOODS

TELECOM CORRIDOR

WEST RICHARDSON The area west of U.S. 75 contains sought-after neighborhoods Canyon Creek, with ranch and mid-century modern homes, and Richardson Heights, filled with its ranch homes being redeveloped by young professionals and families. It’s known for its tree-lined streets.

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EAST RICHARDSON The area east of U.S. 75 with neighborhoods from a range of different eras is filled with diversity in culture, food, and shops. It’s where you’ll find the Telecom Corridor and the new Cityline Development. East Richardson is also home to DFW Chinatown, a strip of Chinese restaurants and businesses on Greenville Avenue. THE PANHANDLE The northeast part of the city is filled with new, larger homes and the 416acre Breckinridge Park.

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MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS

“The school’s communication is tremendous. We are in constant communication with teachers about where our kids are. They teach the kids at their level so they have groups within classes. ”

WILDFLOWER! MUSIC FESTIVAL This three-day, outdoor family event in May is one of the best deals going. Catch more than 80 musical acts on five stages, including well-known rock, indie, and country groups for a relatively low ticket price. An art guitar auction, live butterfly habitat, an activity filled kids’ area, song and art competitions, and other extras are just icing on the cake. wildflowerfestival.com

— JEFF COUSENS, RICHARDSON RESIDENT

COTTONWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL This semiannual event features juried, museum-quality works from the nation’s top visual artists in 14 categories. Located in Cottonwood Park, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for more than 40 years. It includes an ArtStop kids’ area and local bands performing throughout. Admission in both May and October is free. cottonwoodartfestival.com

SANTA’S VILLAGE This tiny Christmas kids’ town is open during the entire month of December with activities at each dwelling. Hometown Thursdays are reserved for Richardson residents only.

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ROADSIDE WILDFLOWERS

PROUDEST OF: Proximity to Dallas, RISD public schools, and the diverse cultures and ethnic food offerings for its residents.

HEIGHTS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

PHOTOS: MICHAEL SAMPLES

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

HUFFHINES ART TRAILS Every year during the fourth weekend in October, the tree-lined trails of Huffhines Park come alive with close to 200 exhibiting artists and craftsmen to choose from. It includes a kids’ scavenger hunt, activity area, and local entertainment, and it’s free. huffhinesarttrails.com

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WILDFLOWER! MUSIC FESTIVAL

BIG RECENT NEWS/ NEW DEVELOPMENT: CityLine, a $1.5 billion development, is still under construction. It will support a daytime population of 16,000 people and include two major parks, State Farm and Raytheon offices, a DART station, two hotels, entertainment options, apartments, and stores galore. SURPRISING FACT: Between 69-110 acres of mixed wildflowers are seeded in three seasons every year in public areas and the roadsides in an annual citywide planting program. OUTDOOR GEMS: The Heights Family Aquatic Center is a city-run water park, complete with water slides, a current channel, and beachfront entry. GET INVOLVED: Richardson volunteers take on community projects throughtout the city.

No.

4

10 Happiest Mid-Sized Cities in America — Movoto, 2014

No.

10

Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers — WalletHub.com, 2014

No.

17

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live In — 24/7 Wall St.

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Allen took its small-town family feel and supersized it. For instance, it’s still a one high school town, but with the largest high school enrollment in Texas at 6,000 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. A good 20 percent of the city’s population comes out each week to root for the home team. But the entertainment isn’t all about Friday night lights. Allen Event Center puts on major concerts, national shows, and hockey games. The Edge is the state’s largest outdoor skate park. 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

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COMMUNITIES

EAGLE STADIUM

REGIONS/NEIGHBORHOODS ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

EAST ALLEN Everything east of US‑75 is the original downtown plus a mix of newer and older homes nestled among mature trees and parks. WEST ALLEN Most homes west of US‑75 were built in the last 15 years. This area has upscale housing, much of which sits along creekside trails. Twin Creeks is a masterplanned golf course community, and Watters Creek is a mixed‑use center with shopping, dining, and midrise apartments.

PROUDEST OF: High school sports, especially football. OUTDOOR GEMS: Allen boasts 800 acres of developed park land and nearly 50 miles of hiking and nature trails, including Connemara Conservancy, a 70-acre nature preserve. SURPRISING FACT: Its railroad water reservoir stone dam is thought to be the only one left in the United States. Allen’s Collin College campus is located inside Allen High School.

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BIG RECENT NEWS: The city will join the big leagues with a new $85 million convention center at Watters Creek.

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3

Best Cities for Families — Nerdwallet, 2014

No.

2

Best City for First-Time Home Buyers — Wallethub, 2014

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ADDISON

— CJ COMU, ADDISON RESIDENT

LITTLE ELM

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“Lewisville is central; I have everything I need in just a 10-mile radius. Just in the past year, there has been so much growth around where I live.” — SHAMS JUMA, LEWISVILLE LOCAL

The town is dedicated to its residents, charging city staff to find a way to say yes to service requests. You’ll find evidence of this in details like the Addison Athletic Club, a 52,000-squarefoot, residents-only facility, and the Treehouse, an incubator for small businesses. Addison Circle, with the landmark BluePrint sculpture, is event-centric, known regionwide for Kaboom Town fireworks on the Fourth of July and Oktoberfest in the fall. Also popular are the holiday lights at the 12-acre Vitruvian Park. The smallish town just north of Dallas has more than 175 restaurants, and the Belt Line strip within is often called Restaurant Row. Other places of interest include the Water Tower Theatre and the Addison Airport.

KABOOM TOWN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

PHOTOS: TOWN OF ADDISON

“It’s a great place to live! We have a community of people that cares about the city and are passionate about its future. We also love the many trails in Addison.”

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LEWISVILLE CITY HALL

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LEWISVILLE

The local gem is the namesake lake, a 29,000-acre reservoir so full of fish that it is known as the Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas. With 233 miles of shoreline and 9,000 natural acres, Lake Lewisville is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The attached 622-acre park sits on the lake’s south shore. It’s also home to Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, a 2,000-acre urban wilderness nature preserve below the lake dam. Lest you think it is all outdoors, be assured Lewisville has more retail space per capita than any other city in the area. Western Days, a free two-day festival held annually since 1964, brings in top country music and holds the official World Tamale Eating Championship.

A beach in North Texas? Yep. Along Lake Lewisville are miles of sand, fire pits, a pavilion and snack bar, 10 regulation volleyball courts, an amphitheater, and playground. Little Elm has 66 miles of shoreline within its city limits and a Lake Attitude to go along with it. As you can imagine, community events throughout the year center around the waterfront, including Christmas on the Beach.

ADDISON CIRCLE

PHOTOS: CITY OF LITTLE ELM

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CARROLLTON

THE COLONY

The city boasts that it is 20 minutes from everything. It is slated to be a rail transit hub, with travel going in six directions over the next two decades. Downtown Carrollton’s charming, old buildings contain small jewelers, boutiques, and restaurants. The center gazebo stands watch while railroad tracks weave among pedestrians. Public school children, for the most part, attend the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

This is one growing city. Affectionately known as “the city by the lake,” The Colony features 23 miles of shoreline along Lake Lewisville and two lake parks. But the big news is the new construction occurring. Two nature-centric, master planned communities, Austin Ranch and The Tribute, just arrived, as did the state’s only Nebraska Furniture Mart, a Top Golf, and an 80-acre sports facility called The Colony Five Star.

CARROLLTON MUNICIPAL CENTER

PHOTO: CITY OF CARROLLTON

HIDDEN COVE PARK AND MARINA

PHOTOS: CITY OF THE COLONY

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THE TRIBUTE GOLF LINKS CLUBHOUSE

PROSPER PR0SPER HIGH SCHOOL

GENTLE CREEK GOLF CLUB

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It’s the second-fastest growing community in North Texas, according the 2014 census bureau. Houses are going up on old farmland to fill the Frisco overflow, including the 2,000acre Windsong Ranch planned community. The new builds won’t come cheap, as the median home price is around $400,000.

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ALLEN SELIS

Tell us about the work environment here. I run a small start up company that teaches engineering and computer coding to young kids. We are growing at a tremendous pace due to people’s interest, but also because of a strong business community. The startup community here rocks. People are collaborative, supportive and serious about their work without being obsessed.

COMPANY: Tech EdVentures CITY: Dallas When did you move here? Where from? Summer of 2014 from Northern California. Palo Alto. What made you decide to choose Dallas? I fell in love with a woman from Dallas. We debated where to live and Dallas won. The cost of living in Palo Alto was insane. I used to play “the real estate game” with friends from across the country. It went like this: “OK, 1600 square feet and 3 bedrooms. Granite counter tops in the kitchen and 2 bathrooms. How much?” When people heard that the property was listed at $2M, they flipped. So did I — to Dallas! How did you choose which part of town to live in? We like so many different Dallas neighborhoods. Far North Dallas (but not yet Plano) makes it easy to get everywhere, and we have great friends in the area. How has your opinion of Dallas-Fort Worth changed since moving here? Okay, a confession. I was a Northern California guy who loved vegetarian food, ocean kayaking and funky people. I was terrified to live in a “red state.” Then I got here and experienced how open, welcoming and supportive people are. I could not believe the change from Palo Alto, where life is insanely competitive and people sometimes not so friendly. What a huge change. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? At home we entertain a lot — dinners and events with friends. Out on the town, we’ve only just begun to find good music and clubs in Addison. Cosmic Cafe and Loving Hut are among my restaurant favorites. If you are a foodie, hit the Farmers Market downtown! What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here? Come for a substantial visit and meet people. If you are in doubt, the people you meet will make your mind up for you. SPRING 2017

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“I LOVE SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE. DALLAS HAS AMAZED ME.”

What is your favorite outside activity, and where is your favorite place to do it?Biking at White Rock Lake. ALLEN SELIS

What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? I love surrounding myself with a diverse group of people. Dallas has amazed me. My work brings me into connection with almost every different community from different parts of the city, and my world has become much more diverse as a result. Love it.

Where do you go to experience culture? Why do you like it? A big fan of the DMA — beautiful building and great collection. Waiting for the return of their Thursday night jazz series. Who is your local hero? Why? Anyone who buys and rehabs a house in Oak Cliff or South Dallas. Where do you feel you are nearest to your “tribe” in DFW? At Tech Wildcatters.

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You would not believe that a mere 10 years ago, Frisco was farmland. Now, it is a bustling microcosm of its own and simply exploding with growth. Even the Dallas Cowboys are moving 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 the region’s Ikea and Nebraska Furniture Mart. The area thrives with activities for families, such as the Frisco Athletic Center with new indoor water park, 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

PHOTO: FRISCO CVB

COMMUNITIES

WEST COLLIN COUNTY

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COMMUNITIES Sherman Gainesville

PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

WEST COLLIN COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS 2016

2021

Population

462,890

523,588

Chico Households

167,178

187,818

2.76

2.78

Alvord

Average Household Size Median Age

36.5

36.8

$97,001

$103,438

$120,950

$128,631

$43,822

$46,272

Decatur

Lake Median Bridgeport Household Income Bridgeport Runaway Bay

Average Household Income Per Capita IncomeParadise

Boyd

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2016

White Alone

304,685

PERCENT

40,692

American Indian Alone Springtown

2,057

COUNTY

Newark 8.8%

50,995

Pecan Acres

0.4% 2,187 TARRANT

COUNTY

Asian Alone

77,697 Reno 16.8% Pelican103,729 Bay

Pacific Islander Alone

Sanctuary 287

0.1% Azle

15,703

3.4%

19,631

3.7%

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

67,253

Lakeside

Annetta North

Flower Mound

TOTAL

Westlake

80,277 Lake Worth 15.3% River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Southlake

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

301,258

Wylie

2.4% Coppell 10.7%

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton Addison

Garland

Farmers Branch

Rowlett

18.6%

North

Richland Associate Degree

2016

1.7%

Some College, No Degree Colleyville Watauga Blue Mound

Frisco

2.8% Grapevine

High School Graduate

19.8%

Two or More Races

Willow Park

(Population 25+)

9th-12th Grade, No DiplomaLake

4.9% Saginaw

Hudson Oaks

Northlake EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Double Oak

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm

Hickory Argyle Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

9.7%

25,499

New Hope

Shady Shores

Corinth

0.4% Haslet

4.7%

SPRING 2017

Oak Point

Ponder

Roanoke Trophy Club Grade Less Than 9th

21,771

Prosper

Cross Roads

McKinney

61.3%

Some Other Race Alone

14.5%

Denton

Justin

0.1%

Melissa

Krugerville

Celina

DENTON COUNTY PERCENT

Eagle Mountain367 CDP

Weston

Celina Aubrey

Krum

Rhome

65.8%WISE 321,181

Briar CDP

Black Alone

2021

Aurora

Anna

Prosper

DISH

New Fairview

Pilot Point

OTHER WEST Sanger COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Euless

7.0% Irving 36.0%

Graduate/Professional Degree

University Park Highland Park

Sunnyvale

20.8%

Richland Hills

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Mesquite

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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 6,000 students. Their 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 handicapped-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

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MCKINNEY

COMMUNITIES

McKINNEY What was once a small town has now blossomed into a mini metropolis. While McKinney has modern advantages, it maintains an active, charming town square and historical district, creating a perfect concoction. It is home to The Heard Museum with wildlife sanctuary, a skatepark, two disc golf courses, and historical villages and museums for family outings.

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COLLIN COLLEGE

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Bridgeport

n Oaks

Sherman Gainesville

PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

EAST COLLIN COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS 2016

2021

Sanger

Alvord

Population

346,753

397,189

Households

113,600

129,681

Average Household Size

3.03

Median Age

34.6

34.9

$94,993

$102,545

$113,613

$121,998

Decatur Income Median Household

Average Household Income

Pilot Point OTHER EAST COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Fairview Aubrey Lucas Krugerville Parker Cross Roads Murphy Wylie

3.04

Krum

Denton

Oak Point

Ponder $40,028 $37,442

Per Capita Income Paradise

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2016

Boyd

Rhome 239,784

WISE 38,339 COUNTY

Black Alone Briar CDP

PERCENT 2021 DENTON

Northlake

Double Oak

258,291

65.0%

TOTAL

11.1%

48,310

12.2%

Less Than 9th Grade

0.6%

2,263

Pecan Acres

Springtown Asian Alone Reno Pacific Islander Alone

35,969 TARRANT COUNTY

0.6%

Westlake

Haslet 50,755

12.8%

249 Pelican Bay

0.1%

328

0.1% Keller

Eagle Mountain 18,571 CDP

5.4%

22,143

5.6%

Sanctuary Some Other Race Alone

Azle

Two or More Races

11,770

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

54,325

Lakeside

15.7%

Lake Worth

66,160

Haltom City

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

Southlake

GED/Alternative Grapevine Credential Some College, No Degree

Euless

Irving

St. Paul

Plano

213,725

Murphy

Lavon

Wylie

C C

3.0% Addison

2.3%

Farmers Branch

F

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

21.3%

15.9%

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton 13.5%

8.1%

Graduate/Professional Degree

Lucas Parker

Hebron

33.2%

Hurst

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Bachelor’s Degree Bedford

F

Fairview

Associate Degree Colleyville

16.7%

Princeton

Frisco

2.7%

Grapevine

Richland Hills

Lowry Crossing

Allen

Lake Graduate High School Coppell

North 3.4% Saginaw 15,098Watauga 3.8% Blue Mound

McKinney

Little Elm

Flower Mound

Roanoke Trophy Club

10.4%

New Hope

Lewisville

69.2%

Newark2,070

American Indian Alone

Prosper

Hickory Creek

Copper

Blue Ri

Melissa

EDUCATIONAL Canyon Highland ATTAINMENT Village25+) Bartonville(Population

PERCENT

COUNTY

Aurora

White Alone

Argyle

Justin

Weston

Celina

Shady Shores

Corinth DISH

New Fairview

Anna

McL Ch

University Park Highland Park

Heath Sunnyvale

KA CO

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RO CO

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DENTON COUNTY

DENTON | LEWISVILLE

COMMUNITIES

PHOTO: DENTON FESTIVAL FOUNDATION

DENTON’S HISTORIC TOWN SQUARE

ARTS AND JAZZ FESTIVAL

Denton County includes many communities that offer a small-town lifestyle with only 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” 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. When the town landed at number two on D Magazine’s Best Suburbs list in 2012, the editors wrote: “The people of Highland Village must feel like they’re on a constant vacation.” Flower Mound was number eight on that same list. It’s not on a lake, but it’s an easier commute to the airport and downtown. Settled shortly after Texas received its statehood in the early 1840s, Lewisville grew rapidly after the completion of an enormous reservoir, now known as the aforementioned Lake Lewisville, in 1954. 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 Medical Center of Lewisville, Grand Theater, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 14 miles of trails, and all the outdoor amenities of the lake.

OTHER DENTON COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Argyle Bartonville Corinth Gainesville Flower Mound Highland Village Lewisville Northlake Ponder Sanger

Wolfe City Pilot Point

DENTON COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS

idge

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

2016

Alvord

Celeste

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 2016

Population Households Average Household Size

Farmersville

158,983

176,869

Decatur Transportation

$9,783

2.72Bridgeport

Travel

$2,260

Healthcare

$6,032

$80,445

Greenville Average Household Income

$93,960

$100,381

Per Capita Income

$34,282

$36,509

Runaway Bay

Entertainment and Recreation Paradise

Caddo Mills

White Alone

315,425

71.5%

332,624

67.7%

TOTAL

Black Alone

43,661

9.9%

55,679

11.3%

Springtown

Union Indian Valley Alone American

PERCENT

3,005 30,297 Quinlan

Pacific Islander Alone

HUNT SomeCOUNTY Other Race Alone

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

Terrell

New Fairview

2021

Lone Oak

PERCENT

0.7%

3,260

0.7%

6.9%

40,716

8.3%

475

0.1%

388

West Tawakoni 0.1%

33,645

7.6%

40,447

8.2%

14,722

3.3%

18,211

3.7%

Mineral 94,481 Wells

21.4%

111,482

22.7%

Hawk Cove

Cool

Millsap

Hudson Oaks

Briar CDP

Oak Point

DISH

$1,831

Justin

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Argyle

Double Oak

Pecan Acres

TARRANT 9th-12th Grade, No Diploma COUNTY Reno High School Graduate

Pelican Bay

Sanctuary

Eagle

Mountain GED/Alternative Credential CDP Azle

Some College, No Degree

8.2% 27.6%

Lakeside

Willow Park

Lake Worth

13.0%

River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Hebron

Carrollton

A Farmers Branch

Colleyville Watauga Blue Mound Haltom City

North Richland Hills

Bedford

Irving

Euless

Hurst

Richland Hills

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Coppell

Grapevine

Keller

3.0% 24.2% Saginaw

Grapevine Lake Southlake

15.8%

Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate/Professional Degree

Westlake Haslet

4.3%

Associate Degree

Lewisville

Roanoke Trophy Club

274,281 4.0%

The Colony

Flower Mound

COUNTY

Less Than 9th Grade

Little Elm Shady Shores

Corinth

$889

Northlake

Newark

Cross Roads

Ponder

Aurora EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Rhome 2016 (Population 25+) WISE

2016

SPRING 2017

Denton

Boyd

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Graford

Krum

$3,527

Personal Care Products/Services Education

Aubrey Krugerville

$25,106 $2,522

$72,925

OCKWALLTwo or More Races OUNTY

AUFMAN OUNTY

Housing Apparel and Services

Lake 2.71Bridgeport

DENTON COUNTY

$9,897

491,415

Median Household Income

Asian Alone

$80,542

Food

441,146

33.6

Royse City

Lendonhisholm

Chico

Campbell 32.8

Nevada

Fate

Commerce

Median Age

Josephine

COLLIN COUNTY

2021

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NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY

IRVING | ADDISON | CARROLLTON At one point, Success magazine named Irving the 25th happiest city in the nation and the happiest in the DFW region. 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 headquarter here. Within Irving lies Las Colinas, a newer 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 Kaboom Town each July.

OTHER NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Coppell Farmers Branch Las Colinas

PADDLEBOARDING ON LAKE CAROLYN, IRVING

PHOTO: TOWN OF ADDISON

DINING IN ADDISON

PHOTOS: IRVING CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

LAS COLINAS

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Pilot Point Sanger

Alvord

NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS

Anna

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

$74,609

Food

2021

$9,309

Krum

Housing

479,987

Denton Apparel and Services

169,199

181,134

Transportation

Average Household Size

2.64

2.64

Median Age

34.0

34.5

$60,890

$67,808

Personal Care Products/Services

New $86,485 Fairview

$93,069

Education Argyle

Decatur

Households Bridgeport

Paradise

Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Boyd Aurora

Briar CDP

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2016

$35,255 DENTON COUNTY

Black Alone

WISE COUNTY

Double Oak

Newark PERCENT

2021

Westlake

Haslet

52.3%

10.8%

Eagle 0.7% Mountain CDP

3,227

0.7%

15.9%

87,918

18.3%

413

0.1%

467

Some Other Race Alone

60,822

13.6%

67,201

Two or More Races

16,097

3.6%

162,973

36.4%

3,054 Azle

Asian Alone

71,347

Pacific Islander Alone

Hispanic Origin (Any Race) Willow Park

Lakeside

Saginaw

Weatherford

Blue

3.8%

Lucas

Parker

St. Pa

Plano Murphy

Wylie

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton

Coppell

Addison

Grapevine

Garland

Farmers Branch

Rowlett

Bedford

University Park

Irving

Euless

Highland Park

Hurst

Sunnyva

Richland Hills

River 182,047 Oaks 37.9% White SettlementWestover Hills

Mesqui Cockrell Hill

Balch Springs

Pantego Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens

Benbrook

Annetta South

Fairview

Colleyville North Richland Hills

Watauga

Fort Worth

Annetta

Allen 14.1%

Hebron

Keller

14.0% Haltom City

18,361

Aledo

Graduate/Professional Degree The Colony

Lewisville

Grapevine Lake Southlake

0.1% Mound

Lake Worth

Annetta North

25.4%

Roanoke Trophy Club

PERCENT

51,967

American IndianSanctuary Alone

6.2%

Bachelor’s Degree

Flower Mound

46,796 Pelican 10.5% Bay

Hudson Oaks

Northlake

Pecan Acres

White Alone

Hickory $1,625 Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Rhome

248,937TARRANT 55.6% 250,849 COUNTY Reno

Springtown

PHOTO: TOWN OF ADDISON

Justin

Shores

$831

Low Cross

19.5%

Associate Degree Frisco

$3,232Shady

New Hop

McKinney 2.4%

Some Little Elm College, No Degree

$5,498

Corinth

DISH

$32,846

$2,040

Entertainment and Recreation

17.0%

GED/Alternative Credential

Oak Point

Healthcare

7.1%

Prosper

High School Graduate

$9,079

Travel Ponder

8.3%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

$2,370 Cross Roads

Melissa

292,811

Less Than 9th Grade

$23,591

447,467

Population

TOTAL

Krugerville

2016 Weston

COMMUNITIES

2016

2016 Aubrey

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Chico

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+) Celina

PUBLIC ART IN ADDISON

Seag

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Duncanville

Hutchins

Everman DeSoto

PARKER COUNTY HOOD COUNTY

Crowley

Rendon

Burleson Briaroaks

rail CDP Granbury

Mansfield

Ovilla Cresson

Godley

Joshua

JOHNSON COUNTY

Glenn Heights Red Oak

Midlothian

DALLAS COUNTY

ELLIS COUNT

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

Emhou

Milford Barry

Blooming Grove Frost

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PHOTO: CITY OF RICHARDSON

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 high-tech firms, such as Texas Instruments, Ericsson, and Samsung Mobile. 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. As if that weren’t enough,

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it’s been called the “fifth happiest midsize city in America” by real estate blog Movoto.com. The city of Garland website states that “Garland is where things are made.” What things, you ask? Kraft foods, Resistol hats, and a variety of electronics, oilfield equipment, and aluminum parts. It’s an older city with many affordable single-family homes and apartments. The area is quite ethnically diverse with a sizeable Vietnamese population, and has made “best” lists for its appeal to both retirees and working parents. Rowlett takes its name from a nearby creek, but Lake Ray Hubbard is the main reason people choose this quiet, upscale suburb. Rowlett has more than 30 miles of shoreline and has benefited from recent extensions of the President George Bush Turnpike and DART.

OTHER NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Rowlett Sachse

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PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

COMMUNITIES RICHARDSON’S EASTSIDE DEVELOPMENT

FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER, GARLAND

Sherman

PHOTO: GARLAND, TEXAS

Gainesville

Pilot Point

Sanger

Anna

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS

Aubrey

Krugerville Krum

2016

2021

Denton

426,268

453,255

Households

146,025

154,435

2.90

Oak Point 2.92

Average Household Size Ponder Median Age DISH

New Average Household Income Fairview Justin

Per Capita Income

DENTON COUNTY

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

35.7

36.2

$62,999

$71,343

Corinth

Median Household Income

Northlake

PERCENT

Roanoke Trophy Club

250,216

58.7%

56,208

13.2%

Westlake

251,414

Grapevine 61,760 Lake

Southlake 2,975 0.7%

2,833 Keller 54,146

Lewisville 2021 Flower Mound PERCENT

Grapevine

13.6%

Frisco

The

Education Colony

City

Coppell

66,577

14.7%

0.0%

240

0.1%

30.1%

Hurst

Richland Hills

145,108

18.8%

Princeton GED/Alternative Credential Lowry Crossing

$5,489Fairview

$3,125

Some College, No Degree

Farmersville

7.4%

Bachelor’s Degree

21.6%

Lucas

Graduate/Professional Degree

$1,518

Parker

Hebron

Murphy

32.0%

11.0% Josephine

St. Paul

Plano

3.1%

22.2%

Associate Degree

Caddo Mills

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

COLLIN COUNTY

Royse City

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton Addison Farmers Branch

Union Valley

Fate

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

Colleyville

128,493 Hispanic Origin (Any Race) Haltom

S P R I N G 2 0 1 River 7 Oaks White

$8,661

Personal Care Products/Services Allen$793

0.7%

Some Other Race Alone Watauga 47,485 North 11.1% 52,834 11.7% Saginaw Richland Blue Euless Two or More Races Mound 15,172 Hills 3.6%Bedford17,456 3.9%Irving

Lake Worth

High School Graduate

$2,030

Entertainment and Recreation

7.8%

New Hope

55.5%

12.7%

208

Healthcare

8.2%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

McKinney

Celes

275,959

Less Than 9th Grade

$2,200

Transportation

Hickory $83,151 $89,568 Argyle Creek Copper Canyon Highland $28,674 $30,696 Village Bartonville

TOTAL

$22,191

Prosper

Little Travel Elm

Double Oak

2016

$71,298 $8,690

Housing

2016

Melissa

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Apparel and Services

Shady Shores

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Blue Ridge (Population 25+)

2016

Food

Cross Roads

Population

Weston

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES Celina (Average annual amount spent)

McLendonChisholm

University Park Highland Park

Heath Sunnyvale

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THE HARBOR, ROCKWALL

Alvord

Chico

Decatu Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Runaway Bay Paradise

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Briar

EASTERN DALLAS COUNTY

ROCKWALL | MESQUITE

Springtown

Ren

Graford

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 nearly half a dozen communities. In the heart of the Mineral region lies Lake Ray Hubbard, one of the larger lakes in Texas. Seen together, theWells area is a mix of Cool 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 come with living close to the water. The fast-Millsap growing 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. The city of Mesquite embraces its Texas flavor, but it’s not just home to the Pro Rodeo—it’s also the kind of place where kids can walk to school and families can focus on family, according to the mayor.

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Sanctuary

OTHER EASTERN DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Balch Springs Fate Forney

Willow Park

HeathHudson Oaks Seagoville Sunnyvale

Annetta North Weatherford

Aledo

Annetta Annetta South

SPRING 2017

PARKER COUNTY


COMMUNITIES

Sherman Gainesville

GOLF IN ROCKWALL PHOTO: MESQUITE RODEO

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

2016

Population Pecan Acres

89,854

Southlake

Pelican Bay

Median Age

Eagle Mountain Median Household Income CDP Saginaw

Per Capita Income

Watauga

Blue Mound Haltom City

RACE AND Lake Worth ETHNICITY

2016

River Oaks White Black Alone Settlement Westover Hills

2.97

Keller

Average Household Income

Allen

Grapevine 297,058 Lake

98,045 Grapevine 2.99

33.7

33.9

$58,912

$66,425

$77,492 Colleyville$84,123 North $26,060 $28,088 Richland Euless Hills Bedford

PERCENT

(Average annual amount spent) Hebron

Hurst

2021

PERCENT

TOTAL EXPENDITURES Food Apparel and Services Carrollton

Coppell

Transportation

Farmers Healthcare Branch

$1,857

Entertainment and Recreation

$2,929

IrvingEducation

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+)

TOTAL

18.0%

Less Than 9th Grade

American Indian Alone

2,222

0.8%

2,482

0.8%

Asian Alone

9,709

3.6% Dalworthington 12,364 Gardens 0.1% 242

200

Forest Hill11.7% 31,685

8,853 Everman

83,632

Pantego

36,774

4.2% 0.1% 12.4%

Arlington Kennedale 3.3% 10,564 3.6%

30.9%

98,053

33.0%

Rendon

Mansfield

COLLIN COUNTY

Royse City

Sachse Fate

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett McLendonChisholm

$741

ROCKWALL COUNTY

Heath

Park Highland Park

Sunnyvale

2016

KAUFMAN COUNTY

168,679 6.6%

Cockrell Hill

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

9.2%

High School Graduate

22.8%

Some College, No Degree

24.9%

Grand Prairie GED/Alternative Credential

Associate Degree

Cedar Hill

SPRING 2017 Ovilla

T

Balch Springs Talty

4.2%

16.5%

Graduate/Professional Degree

Forney

Mesquite

Seagoville

7.7%

Duncanville Bachelor’s Degree DeSoto

Crowley

Lavon

Wylie

Richland Hills

61.0%

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

Nevada

$1,342 University

53,437

Edgecliff Village

Murphy

$5,143

Personal Care Products/Services

181,194

Two or More Races

$8,247

Travel

17.8%

Benbrook

Josephine

St. Paul

$2,060 Richardson Addison

62.8%

Some Other Race Alone

Parker

$20,777

48,108

Fort Worth Pacific Islander Alone

$66,806 $8,221

170,006

White Alone

2016

Lucas

Plano

Housing

Westlake 270,782

Haslet Households TARRANT COUNTY Average Household Size

Lakeside

2021

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 PRO RODEO

Argyle

Justin

EASTERN 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

8.1% Lancaster

Hutchins Wilmer

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

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COMMUNITIES

Lake Bridgeport Runaway Bay

CEDAR HILL PHOTO: CEDAR HILL EDC

SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY AREA

Graford

CEDAR HILL | DESOTO Southern Dallas County, often called the Best Southwest, is about 15 miles south of the city of Dallas. It encompasses a handful of down-to-earth communities situated among what the partnership of cities there calls “a topographical paradise of beautiful hillsides, lush natural landscapes, and Joe Pool Lake.” The area goes a long way toward proving that DFW is not all concrete and cowboys—that we enjoy an abundance of nature right out our back door. And you have to see it to believe it. The largest of the towns here is DeSoto, which attracts families with affordable houses and civicminded neighbors. In fact, the town has been named an All-America City, an award that nods to the community’s ability to tackle problems with uncommon results. The broadcast and communications towers make Cedar Hill visible from a distance, but don’t let those harbingers of technology fool you—this is a pretty, lake-adjacent community that prioritizes the Gordon natural environment.

OTHER SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY AREAMineral COMMUNITIES Wells

Cool

Duncanville Millsap Ferris Glenn Heights Lancaster Midlothian Ovilla Pecan Hill Red Oak Waxahachie Lipan Wilmer

Oak Shor

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Tolar


COMMUNITIES

Sherman Gainesville

SHOPPING IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WAXAHACHIE

Pilot Point Sanger

Alvord

Anna Weston

Celina Aubrey Chico

Melissa

Krugerville Krum Denton

Decatur

Prosper

Cross Roads

New Hope

Bridgeport

t

McKinney Oak Point

Ponder Paradise DISH

New Fairview Boyd Aurora

Briar CDP

Northlake

Double Oak

Rhome

WISE COUNTY

Newark

Azle

Lakeside

Average Household Size Median Age

Watauga

Hudson Oaks

Average Household Income Weatherford

35.1 $67,713 $81,883

Aledo Benbrook

White Alone

2016

PARKER119,522 American IndianCOUNTY Alone 1,431

43.3%

130,719

43.9%

HOOD COUNTY

Pacific Islander AloneCresson Some Other Race Alone Two or More Races Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

Crowley

0.5%

1,574

0.5%

3,296

1.2%

4,062

1.4%

157

0.1%

194

0.1%

25,608

9.3%

29,332

9.9% Briaroaks

7,413

2.7%

8,717

2.9% Cross

Godley 63,103

22.9%

73,155

Burleson

Joshua

Park

4.0%

Some College, No Degree

27.9%

Associate Degree

Cockrell Hill

$717

7.6%

Mesquite

Bachelor’s Degree

Springs

8.9%

Seagoville Arlington

Duncanville

Hutchins DeSoto

Rendon

Mansfield

Ovilla

JOHNSON COUNTY

Lancaster

Wilmer

Cedar Hill Glenn Heights Red Oak Midlothian

Cran

DALLAS COUNTY ELLIS COUNTY

Ferris

R

Timber

Alvarado Keene

Combine

Pecan Hill

24.6%

De Cordova Bend

Fo

Balch17.3%

Graduate/Professional Degree

$1,308

Grand Prairie

Sunnyvale

GED/Alternative Credential

Everman

41.3%

Pecan

Pantego

Education

Dalworthington Gardens

Kennedale

122,837

SPRING 2017

Personal Care Products/Services

PERCENT

42.9%

Asian Alone

$2,855

Heath

22.1%

Forest Hill

PERCENTEdgecliff 2021 Village

118,443

Black Alone

$5,097

Entertainment and Recreation

7.1%

Highland High School Graduate

$1,822

Healthcare

5.0%

University

9th-12th Park Grade, No Diploma

$7,983

Travel Richland Hills

175,514

Less Than 9th Grade

$20,093

Ro

Rowlett

TOTAL

$1,973

Hurst Transportation

$28,381 Fort Worth

Annetta

Granbury

2.89

$26,342

RACE AND Annetta South ETHNICITY

k Trail res CDP

2.87

$75,427

AnnettaIncome North Per Capita

Apparel and Services

Haltom 101,204City

94,297

Lake Worth

Irving

Euless

2016

(Population 25+)

Farmers Branch

$7,900

RichlandHousing Hills Bedford

297,435

Addison EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTGarland

2016

L

Wylie

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton

$64,873

Food North

Blue Mound

River 35.0 Oaks White $59,847 SettlementWestover Hills

Median Household Willow ParkIncome

(Average annual amount spent)

Colleyville

2021

275,867

Households

Keller

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 2016

Saginaw

Population

St. Paul

Plano Murphy

Grapevine Lake Coppell Southlake HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES Grapevine

Haslet

Pelican Bay

Sanctuary

Hebron

Lewisville

Westlake

TARRANT COUNTY Eagle Mountain CDP

Lucas Parker

Roanoke Trophy Club

SOUTHERN DALLAS COUNTY AREA BY THE NUMBERS Reno

Allen The Colony

Flower Mound

Pecan Acres

Springtown

Fairview

Hickory Argyle Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Justin

DENTON COUNTY

Frisco

Shady Shores

Corinth

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm

Palmer

Venus Waxahachie

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PHOTO: CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

ARLINGTON HIGHLANDS PHOTO: CITY OF ARLINGTON

GRAND PRAIRIE PREMIUM OUTLETS

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS, ARLINGTON

GENERAL MOTORS, ARLINGTON PHOTO: SIX FLAGS

PHOTO: CITY OF ARLINGTON

MID-CITIES

ARLINGTON | GRAND PRAIRIE OTHER NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Dalworthington Gardens Mansfield Pantego

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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 Helicopter, 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 Verizon Theatre, 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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COMMUNITIES

Gainesville

Pilot Point Sanger

Alvord

Celina Aubrey Chico

Krugerville Krum Denton

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport Oak Point

Ponder

Runaway Bay Paradise

DISH

New Fairview

COUNTY

Aurora

Population

635,981

668,260

Households

Springtown 220,170

229,855

Average Household Size

2.87

2.89 Reno

Median Age

32.9

33.3

$57,851

$63,965

Sanctuary

Median Household Income

Double Oak

Rhome EXPENDITURES TOTAL

$65,976

WISEFood COUNTY

2021 Briar CDP

Newark

Westlake $2,068

Pecan Acres Apparel and Services Haslet

TARRANT Transportation COUNTY

$1,804 Keller

EagleHealthcare Mountain CDP Entertainment and Recreation

$2,873Colleyville

$76,306

$82,133

Watauga Saginaw Personal Care Products/Services

$28,458

Education Lakeside

PERCENT

2021 Willow Park

Hudson Oaks 619,777 49.4%

639,810

48.2%

Black Alone

315,397

335,583

25.3%

Millsap

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

SPRING 2017

Lipan

8,036

25.1%

Annetta North

0.6%

8,439

40,974

3.3%

49,098 Annetta

561

0.0%

Annetta South 638

234,366

18.7%

Weatherford

35,796

2.9%

546,285

43.5%

Aledo

0.0%

253,402

19.1%

39,929

3.0%

PARKER

597,633 45.0% COUNTY

HOOD COUNTY

$1,371

7.7% Carrollton19.9%

Coppell

GED/Alternative Credential Grapevine

Farmers Branch

3.9%

24.1%

Associate Degree

7.4%

Bachelor’s Degree

20.5%

University

Irving Euless Graduate/Professional Degree Bedford

9.3% 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

D A L L A S - F O R JOHNSON T W O R T H R E L O C AT I O N + N E W C O M E R G U I D E

Briaroaks

COUNTY

Lancaster

Cedar Hill

Ovilla Cresson

Richards

Addison

Richland Hills

River Oaks

0.6% 3.7%

North $732 Richland Hills

Haltom City

Lake Worth

PERCENT

White Alone

Blue Mound

7.1%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma HighLake School Graduate

Plano

395,325

Less Than 9th Grade

Some College, No Degree

$4,970

$26,633

The Colony2016 Hebron

Lewisville

Grapevine

$8,121Southlake

Pelican BayTravel

Azle

TOTAL

$8,204

Per Capita Income

2016

Hickory Creek

Flower Mound

Roanoke Trophy Club $20,705

Housing

Average Household Income

RACE AND Cool ETHNICITY

Copper

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Canyon Highland HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES 2016 DENTON Village 25+) (Average annual amount spent) Bartonville (Population Northlake

Boyd

2016

Argyle

Justin

Little Elm Frisco Shady PHOTO: CITY OF ARLINGTON Shores

Corinth

MID-CITIES BY THE NUMBERS

Mineral Wells

Prosper

Cross Roads

Midlothian

Glenn Heights

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COMMUNITIES

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. Every September, 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 Texas 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 propertytax rates in the area.

GRAPEFEST’S GRAPE STOMP

GRAPEVINE URBAN WINE TRAIL PHOTOS: GRAPEVINE CVB

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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 a hotel surrounded by Gainesville parks. Homes in these mostly new planned communities cost a bit more than average and belong to the Carroll ISD. Proximity to DFW International Airport makes it popular with frequently traveling executives.

McPHERSON PARK

OTHER NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Roanoke Trophy Club Sanger Westlake Keller Colleyville North Richland Hills Hurst Krum Bedford Denton Euless

Alvord

PHOTO: SHAWN O’CONNELL

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

PHOTO: BRIGGS FREEMAN

Bridgeport

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS Paradise 2016

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

2021

$90,988

Food

$11,013

413,165

Households

148,976

158,106

Average Household Size

2.59

2.60

Travel

Median Age

39.8

40.6

$77,664

$85,286

Healthcare Briar CDP

$106,895

$114,615

$41,269

$43,994

Median Household Income Per Capita Income

Aurora

Transportation

WISE COUNTY

Newark

Education

314,665

76.2%

5.9%

27,062

6.5%

Less Than 9th Grade

2,305

0.6%

2,460

0.6%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

22,380

5.8%

27,550

6.7%

High School Graduate Lakeside

1,988

0.5%

2,261

0.5%

20,928

5.4%

24,505

5.9%

Two or More Races

12,166

3.1% 14,659 Hudson Oaks

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

62,301

Millsap

16.1%

74,876

Some College, No Degree

Willow Park 3.5%

18.1%

Associate Degree

SPRING 2017

Annetta

Westlake Southlake

White

4.2%

15.6%

Haltom City

Irving

Euless

Bedford

Hurst

3.0% Richland Hills

Oaks 7.7%

Pantego

Fort Worth

Dalworthington Gardens

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Benbrook

Coppell Grapevine

Colleyville

Watauga North 263,390 Saginaw Richland Blue 2.7% Hills Mound

Bachelor’s Degree SettlementWestover 29.2% Hills Graduate/Professional Degree 13.6%

Aledo

Trophy Club

Keller

24.2% River

Annetta North Weatherford

Roanoke

$7,015

Lake Worth

GED/Alternative Credential

Lewisvill

Flower Mound

2016

TOTAL

78.7%

22,662

Some Other Race Alone

Double Oak

Pelican Bay

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

304,852

PacificCool Islander Alone

Northlake

$2,628

$1,010 Haslet $2,054

TARRANT COUNTY

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Argyle

$10,933

Personal Care Products/Services

Black Alone Asian Alone

DENTON COUNTY $2,801

$3,986

Pecan Acres

Springtown

DISH Justin

Entertainment and Recreation

White Alone American Indian Alone Mineral Wells

2021

Rhome

Sh Sh

Corinth

$28,190

Apparel and Services

Reno PERCENT

Fairview

Housing Boyd

387,278

2016

Cross Roads

Oak Point

2016

TOTAL EXPENDITURES New

Population

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Aubrey

Krugerville

Ponder

Runaway Bay

Average Household Income

Pilot

Forest Hill

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DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH

PHOTO: DANIEL T. POPE

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 Indians. 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, and Fort Worth is continually recognized by Money, Fortune, and other magazines as one of the best places to live and work in the United States. 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)

2016

2016

Food

2021

1,083,359

1,180,957

378,881

410,358

Average Household Size

2.82

2.84

Median Age

33.0

33.2

Households

Graford

$7,714Briar CDP $19,378 Springtown

Apparel and Services

$7,713 Reno

Travel Healthcare

$4,798

$54,393

$59,489

Entertainment and Recreation

$71,744

$77,759

Personal Care Products/Services

Mineral $25,520

$27,414

Education

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2016

PERCENT

$1,247

Weatherford

White Alone

674,786

62.3%

711,868

60.3%

TOTAL

Black Alone

185,544

17.1%

211,526

17.9%

Less Than 9th Grade

6,958

0.6%

7,426

0.6%

44,700

4.1%

54,597

4.6%

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

Two or More Races Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

1,301

0.1%

133,810

12.4%

36,259

3.3%

362,957

33.5%

Lakeside

1,558 151,133 Lipan 42,849

417,336

Aledo 673,843

Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree

Richland Hills

Pantego Dalworthington Gardens

Benbrook

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Crowley

Rendon

HOOD 6.6% Cresson COUNTY 17.5%

JOHNSON COUNTY

Mansfi

Burleson Briaroaks

8.6% Godley

Joshua

Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

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Tolar

Arlingt

Everman

23.6%

Granbury

SPRING 2017

Bedford

Hurst

21.4%

Oak Trail Graduate/Professional Degree Shores CDP

35.3%

Lake Worth

PARKER 4.5% COUNTY

Some College, No Degree

3.6%

Haltom City

9.2%

GED/Alternative Credential

12.8%

Colleyville North Richland Hills

Watauga Blue Mound

Fort Worth

8.6% Annetta South

High School Graduate

0.1%

Eagle Mountain CDP

River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Annetta

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

Southlake Keller

Saginaw

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 2016 (Population 25+) Annetta North

PERCENT

Haslet

Pelican Bay

Willow Park

Hudson Oaks

Millsap

Westlake

Pecan Acres

$2,717 $685

Flo Roanoke Trophy Club

TARRANT COUNTY

Cool

2021

Rhome

Newark

Azle

Cop Can

Bartonville Doubl

Northlake

WISE COUNTY

Sanctuary $1,687

Average Household Income

Wells

$1,920

Transportation

Median Household Income

Per Capita Income

Boyd

$62,148

Housing Population

DENTON COUNTY

Aurora

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Argyle

Justin

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PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH SPRING 2017


MY DALLAS STORY

“A VIBRANT COMMUNITY THAT MAXIMIZES ITS POTENTIAL” TIM ENSTICE CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Uptown COMPANY: Sabre When did you move here? Where from? Moved here February 2016 from Washington, D.C. What made you decide to choose Dallas? Relocated to Dallas because of a job offer that was too good to pass up. Sabre is one of the largest software companies in the world with nearly 3,000 employees in the DFW area, so I jumped at the chance to join such a successful tech company in a city that has also seen a ton of recent growth. How did you choose which part of town to live in? Prior to Dallas I’ve lived in L.A., Chicago and D.C., so a friend recommended Uptown because it has an urban vibe that mirrors what

appealed to me in those other cities. I love having so much to do within walking distance — restaurants, nightlife, Whole Foods, the Katy Trail, Klyde Warren Park, the list goes on. Uptown also offers easy access to the Arts District, Greenville, Deep Ellum, Knox Henderson and West Village, so it’s centrally located if I want to branch out to other areas of Dallas. How has your opinion of Dallas-Fort Worth changed since moving here? Having only visited Dallas twice before moving here, I really didn’t have an opinion of it coming in — but the first thing I noticed as a resident is that the people are so friendly and welcoming. It’s also clear that Dallas has experienced a lot of growth over the last several years with plenty more to come. Just stand on the patio at Happiest Hour and look around the skyline, you’ll see cranes and construction everywhere. It’s exciting to be part of a vibrant community that maximizes its potential, and Dallas is a perfect example of that.

HOME SALES COMPARISONS NEW YORK, NY (MANHATTAN)

$1,621,965

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

$1,020,413

ORANGE COUNTY, CA

$892,903

CHICAGO, IL

$460,745

DENVER, CO

$413,831

PHOENIX, AZ

$308,054 $292,977

HOUSTON, TX AUSTIN, TX

$276,884

ATLANTA, GA

$268,462

FORT WORTH - $260,986 DALLAS- FORT WORTH DALLAS - $276,604

$180,000

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$210,000

$240,000

$270,000

$300,000

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

SOURCE: 2016 Average Q3 Price Report for Urban Area and State, ACCRA

$330,000

$360,000

$390,000

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HOUSING COSTS Based on the cost of housing compared to median family income, home prices in the DFW region are some of the most affordable in the country, according to the Urban Institute. Stability characterizes the DFW housing market. Its ability to remain strong during global economic fluctuations has been sustained through 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 feet per home in North Texas. The ease of travel between smaller cities and major job centers means that employees can choose from a wide variety of communities and neighborhoods to accommodate their lifestyles and price points.

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$250,001-$500,000

$100,001-$250,000

> $500,000

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820

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River Oaks White Settlement

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Fort Worth

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Forest Hill Kenne

35W

PARKER CO.

TARRANT CO.

JOHNSON CO.

HOOD CO.

Crowley Burleson

Cross Timber Granbury

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Joshua

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Aubrey

380

McKinney

380

Frisco Allen 35E

Fairview

The Colony Lewisville

Plano Wylie

Coppell

Bedford Euless

Northwest Dallas Irving

Hurst

Hills

Fate

North Dallas Northeast Dallas

Garland

Rowlett

Rockwall 30

HUNT CO.

Park Cities

635

Heath

McLendon-Chisholm ROCKWALL CO.

East Dallas

Oak Lawn

Sunnyvale

Dallas

KAUFMAN CO.

Mesquite

30

30

Royse City

Sachse

Richardson 75

Farmers Branch

D/FW Airport

COLLIN CO.

Far North Dallas

Carrollton

Grapevine

Hills

Princeton

Little Elm

Southlake

Colleyville

75

Prosper

Cross Roads

Denton

Celeste

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Forney

Grand Prairie Oak Cliff

Terrell

Balch Springs 20

Arlington

20

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Duncanville

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n

Weston

Celina

35

Cedar Hill Mansfield

DeSoto

35E

Lancaster

Southeast Dallas

Wilmer-Hutchins

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Red Oak Oak Leaf Pecan Hill

Kaufman

DALLAS CO.

Glenn Heights Ovilla

Combine

Ferris

ELLIS CO.

45

Midlothian Kemp Venus

Waxahachie

Palmer

SOURCE: North Texas Real Estate Information System

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The housing selections shown here were provided by Briggs Freeman l Sotheby’s International Realty and Ebby Halliday Realtors. They are representative of the options available at press time. They may or may not still be on the market, and they are not intended to represent every choice in every area of our city.

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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 coolkid downtown ambiance. Want something walkable? The newest trend in housing here is mixeduse developments, where you can live above shops and restaurants and access pretty much everything you need on foot. Established neighborhoods with an abundance of single-family homes with yards are plentiful. Or, for a more relaxed small-town feel, neighboring communities provide homegrown pride (and lots of space) mixed with bigcity conveniences and friendly neighbors. Whatever your style, Dallas-Fort Worth has the home for you. All you have to do is find it. What’s more, housing in DFW 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.

HOW MUCH HOUSE CAN I BUY?

3 BEDS 3 BATHS

$281,000 SPRING 2017


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$779,000

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4 BEDS 3 BATHS

2,1 53

4 BEDS 4.5 BATHS

$899,000

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4 BEDS 4 BATHS

$1,015,000

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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 sevenyear high in early 2014. 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 ( 2016 )

AVERAGE SALES PRICES

RANKED BY NUMBER OF NEW HOME STARTS

(RANKED BY STARTS)

3 2 23 15 17 19 13 10 6

35

35E

1 WESTRIDGE (520) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $319,680

7

4

2 PALOMA CREEK (486) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $279,428

22 1 9

5 14

3 ARTESIA (364) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $337,631

11

4 LIGHT FARMS (345) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $469,638 5 HARVEST (329) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $340,758

12

6 PHILLIPS CREEK RANCH (326). . . . . $619,435

121

7 TRINITY FALLS (297) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $389,730 75

35E

8 CASTLE HILLS (281) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $447,855

25

8

9 RICHWOODS (280) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650,531 10 FRISCO LAKES (271) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $326,407

20

11 ABBEY CROSSING (260) . . . . . . . . . . . $215,865

121 114

35W

24

12 CRAIG RANCH (255). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $462,217

635

13 RIVENDALE BY THE LAKE (234) . . . . $309,682

75

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14 CANYON FALLS (233) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $391,113

35W

78

15 SAVANNAH (232). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $310,026

30

183

820

16 WEST FORK RANCH (232). . . . . . . . . . $253,490 161

17 CROSS OAK RANCH (220) . . . . . . . . . . $258,013

80

21

12

30 360

18 175

20

18 HEARTLAND (217) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $234,821 19 FRISCO HILLS (205). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $384,149 20 SENDERA RANCH (203) . . . . . . . . . . . . $236,375 21 WINDMILL FARMS (203) . . . . . . . . . . . $233,108

20

22 PRESTWYCK (184) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $354,001 35E

23 UNION PARK (183) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $381,033

35W

24 CARUTH (175) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $315,865 25 INSPIRATION (172). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $373,284 45

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BUILDING BLOCKS

Mixed-use developments are on the rise.

Central heat and air conditioning are standard in new homes in DFW.

7

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

7

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

7

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BECAUSE OF ITS CLEANER

Golf course communities aren’t just pretty places to live and play, they are also plentiful here.

7

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

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

7

EMISSIONS,

Planned residential developments follow a particular design from start to finish and provide a variety of housing options and efficient use of land.

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BETTER FOR

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.

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75

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121 114

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175

20

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20

35E

27-86

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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.

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35E 121

75

35E

121 114

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820

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WhyChooseNaturalGas.com.

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BUILDING YOUR LOAN BY NOELLE JABAL

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 and 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

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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 (ex: 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 > Regions > Wells Fargo

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LANDON HOMES – WHERE ARCHITECTURE BECOMES ART Landon Homes is committed to building better homes. That means continuously exploring changes and opportunities in construction. A century of combined experience within our management team means that we understand our craft. We call upon our professional partners, from architects to engineers to energy consultants to help us design high-performance homes that deliver a more comfortable environment for you and your family, and save energy. We are proud that Landon Homes was the first major DFW builder to introduce 2”x 6” exterior walls and include other advanced features that incorporate the benefits of science and ultimately give you a better home. You may notice we say luxury by design. That’s because we have chosen to focus on building homes that offer more—more size, more features, more livability and in more desirable locations. We invite you to explore Landon Homes and discover our award winning designs and the creativity that brings them to life. You’ll see it in our welcoming entries, open living areas and dramatic master suites. Today we

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POWER AND PROTECTION The Dallas-Fort Worth 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 Dallas-Fort Worth area 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 comparable-size 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.

Electricity

Gas

$600

$450

$300

$150

$0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Single-Family Home: 4,009-square-feet, 2-story brick, built in 2002, Cedar Hill (Dallas County) Utilities: Electric air conditioning; gas heating, water heater, and cooktop Home Insurance Rate: Policy amount: $525,000 (property), $300,000 (liability); monthly rate: $218

$400

$300

$200

$100

$0

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Single-Family Home: 2,566-square-feet, 1-story brick, built in 2000, McKinney (Collin County) Utilities: Majority electric, including heating; gas water heater, and cooktop Home Insurance Rate: Policy amount: $250,000 (property), $150,000 (liability); monthly rate: $125

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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$375

$250

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.

$125

$0

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

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$500

Dec

Single-Family Home: 1,800-square-feet, 1-story brick, built in 1992, Fort Worth (Tarrant County) Utilities: Electric air conditioning, gas heating Home Insurance Rate: Policy amount: $200,000 (property), $150,000 (liability); monthly rate: $150 $130

$98

$65

$0

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

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Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Condominium: 947-square-feet, 1-story concrete, built in 2003, Dallas (Dallas County) Utilities: All electric, including heating Rental Insurance Rate: Policy amount: $150,000 (property and liability); monthly rate: $18.50

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$33

$300

$215

$150

$75

$0

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

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Dec

Single-Family Home: 2,066-square-feet, 1-story brick w/ pool, built in 1969, Richardson (Dallas County) Utilities: Electric air conditioning; gas heating, water heater and cooktop Home Insurance Rate: Policy amount: $250,000 (property), $300,000 (liability); monthly rate: $181

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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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HOUSING

CYPRESS WATERS, IRVING

TEMPORARY HOUSING

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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.

TWO-BEDROOM RENT RATES

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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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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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. Nearly 10 percent of the population in Dallas-Fort Worth is 65 or older, according to 2013 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 age-restricted 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.

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

241-371 372-559

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SOURCES: National Investment Center, Metrostudy

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HOUSING 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 becomes, 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

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THE GATE WADE PARK

FRISCO STATION THE STAR

10 GRANITE PARK

LEGACY WEST GRANDSCAPE

12 WATTERS CREEK

LEGACY TOWN CENTER

HIGHLAND VILLAGE

15 DOWNTOWN PLANO

PARKER SQUARE

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CITYLINE AMLI GALATYN STATION

ADDISON CIRCLE

DOWNTOWN ROANOKE

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DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE

SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

13 ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER

CYPRESS WATERS

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DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON

FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER

MIDTOWN DALLAS VILLAGE AT ROWLETT

PRESTON HOLLOW VILLAGE

PARK LANE PLACE

ROCKWALL COMMONS

1 MOCKINGBIRD STATION VIRIDIAN TRINITY RIVER VISION WEST 7TH

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8 SUNDANCE SQUARE ARLINGTON CITY CENTER

LOWER GREENVILLE

WEST VILLAGE/CITYPLACE 2

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6 SOUTHSIDE ON LAMAR

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DESOTO TOWN CENTER DOWNTOWN MANSFIELD DOWNTOWN BURLESON

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Centered around a park and ride DART Station. Houses an Angelika Film Center, restaurants, shopping, loftstyle offices, and dwellings.

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

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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.

Anchored by the American Airlines Center with a big crowd-gathering screenfilled plaza. High-rise living is upscale and serviceoriented.

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

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

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GRANITE PARK

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

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

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

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

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ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER

SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

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.

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

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

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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McKINNEY URBAN VILLAGE

DOWNTOWN ROANOKE

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.

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

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

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ADDISON CIRCLE ADDISON

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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

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

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

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CITY NORTH: THE BEST THAT DALLAS HAS TO OFFER Welcome to City North Apartment Homes. The perfect blend of superior location, modern interior finishes and resort-style amenities. Offering a luxe apartment lifestyle, excellent resident service, and a warm, contemporary neighborhood vibe. City North is the perfect central location to help you get acquainted to DFW. Situated in the heart of the North Dallas area, City North is within minutes of premier shopping, top rated restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. Head north on the Dallas North Tollway to shop at the Galleria mall where you can experience authentic Dallas shopping that embraces the glitz and glamour of the Big D. Make a stop on Beltline Road in Addison where you will find miles and miles of restaurants that will satisfy any pallet. Head a few minutes south on Interstate 75 and you can catch a live show at the Granada Theatre on lower Greenville or spend the day at North Park mall which has been consistently ranked among the top five shopping destinations in the country. For the nature lover, the community is within a couple of miles of Cottonwood Trail which is great for scenic walks, jogging or even bird watching. Being centrally located has its perks and at City North the possibilities

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are endless. One step inside City North and you’ll know you’ve found your new home. Choose from studio, one and two-bedroom apartment homes as well as oversized floor plans to find your ideal space. With soaring 9 ft. ceilings, open entertainment spaces and modern finishes there’s no lack of style in this community. Hosting dinner parties will be a breeze in the gourmet kitchens or relax and unwind in the oversized garden tubs. Whatever your style, City North has the perfect home ready. Your new home wouldn’t be complete without top of the line amenities. Recharge in the lavish Zen Garden and green spaces or in the totally wired Internet Lounge. Play Frisbee in the Bark Park or a game of pool in the Game Center. Lounge by the infinity-edge pool or sweat it out in the 24-hour Fitness Club. City North prides itself in offering the best amenities, hands down. The community is committed to being more than just another place to live. Resident Satisfaction always comes first. City North residents enjoy the convenience of valet trash pickup at their front door five times a week. Additionally, residents enjoy gated, covered parking with easy access to their floor from

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the parking garage. City North also hosts two resident events monthly in the sprawling Club House where everyone is encouraged to come out to get to know neighbors and staff members and are treated to catered food and refreshments. Come experience the best that Dallas has to offer at City North Apartment Homes. With the perfect location, superior customer service and beautifully appointed interiors, getting to know Dallas will be a breeze. Let City North take the stress out of relocating. Contact our community today.

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Enjoy a comfortable and fun lifestyle in our beautifully equipped apartment homes offering appealing amenities. With the most convenient location in the DFW area, lease now and discover the finest shopping, entertainment, dining and night life.

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EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE HEART OF THE BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT Welcome to Oaks Trinity, where spacious amenity-filled interiors meet an ideal location in one of the city’s most dynamic areas. Our prime location means you are right where you want to be, the center of it all. Situated in the city’s vibrant Bishop Arts District, you are steps from all of the latest and greatest restaurants, bars, and endless entertainment. Need to go a little further? The Dallas DT Trolley is ready to take you where you need to go. Feel like staying in? Oaks Trinity provides a welcoming atmosphere for socializing with your friends and neighbors right where you are. Relax by the pool, enjoy a beverage by the fire pit, or work up a sweat in the fitness center. Have a furry friend? They will love our Pet Park and indoor grooming salon. Whatever your desire, you will find it at Oaks Trinity. Choose from studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom apartments as well as live/work floor plans to find your ideal home. Discover beautifully appointed spaces boasting features such as wood-style flooring, oval soaking tubs, and stainless steel appliances. You will quickly see that the floor plans were designed with the ultimate goal of function and comfort in mind. Our layouts are open and inviting, providing plenty of space to

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relax and unwind as well as entertain all your guests. Our ideal location provides spectacular downtown views from your balcony or rooftop deck. There is truly a floor plan for everyone and you can choose yours today! Oaks Trinity prides itself on providing amenities that will not be found everywhere. With a commitment to a green lifestyle in mind, we provide electric car charging stations, on-site bike storage and rental, as well as a 100% smoke-free

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community. You will also find Valet Trash service, controlled access to the community, individually controlled heating and cooling, and in-home alarm systems included. Park your vehicle in one of our private garages or reserved tuck-under spaces and keep your car cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you’re looking for an apartment rental, Dallas is a place to call home, especially when you live the good life at Oaks Trinity.

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LIVING MY DALLAS STORY | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FAMILY ACTIVITIES | SHOPPING | SPORTS PARKS | DOG PARKS | TRAILS | LAKES GOLF COURSES | CHURCHES | HOSPITALS

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“WE’VE CLAIMED OUR SPOT ON THE NATIONAL MAP AS A TRUE CORNERSTONE FOR CREATIVITY” BRAD PRITCHETT OCCUPATION: Director of marketing and communications, Dallas Theater Center CURRENT NEIGHBORHOOD: Oak Lawn

What’s your favorite Arts District space? Hands down it’s the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. The space is one of the world’s more innovative theater facilities. When we first started to hear and see the plans for the venue, many of us at Dallas Theater Center couldn’t wrap our heads around the 10-level building that takes the word “flexible” to a whole new level. Designed by REX | OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus, and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas, it has a groundbreaking design that completely rethinks how we have traditionally experienced theater until now. From the extruded anodized aluminum rods on the exterior of the building to the magnetic wall leading up to the performance chamber, patrons are in for a treat when they come to this venue. Depending on the director’s choice, the seats, stage, and levels can be reconfigured each time a new show takes place. Since Dallas Theater Center moved in fi ve years ago, we’ve had our patrons sit ringside at a wrestling match in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, be pushed around by the actors in seats that moved in The Wiz, lounge in leather recliners and sofas in Second City Does Dallas, and they will be thrown smack dab in the middle of a football field in this season’s Colossal. Needless to say, if you haven’t checked out the Wyly yet, then it better be first on your to-do list.

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The Dallas Arts District is more vibrant than ever. How have things changed in the last 10 years? I was born and raised in Dallas, so to see where we have come just in the last decade is truly astonishing. With all of the recent additions to The Arts District, we’ve claimed our spot on the national map as a true cornerstone for creativity. This city is finally a destination location for enthusiasts to get the opportunity to immerse themselves in relevant visual and performing arts. Go, Dallas!

What’s a hidden gem of the Arts District? I continue to learn more and more about the offerings of Klyde Warren Park each and every time I visit. The park itself is no longer a hidden gem, but with a host of activities every day, there’s lots to do that many people don’t know about. From fitness to food trucks and concerts to chess, there is something for everyone! What’s your favorite Arts District event? During the holiday season, The Arts District is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with dazzling lights, tons to do for the family, and visual and performing arts options every single day to help the most bah humbug of visitors get right into the holiday spirit. What would surprise people most about the Dallas arts scene? That it is affordable, accessible, and inclusive! Not only are there tons of cheap and free options in The Arts District, but Dallas hosts a plethora of festivals, exhibitions, shows, and performances all over town that won’t break your bank. For someone just getting acquainted with The Arts District, where would you recommend getting started? I would suggest checking out visitdallas. com to see a pretty hefty listing of arts and culture events.

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WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

Dallas-Fort Worth 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 The Modern. Beyond our fantastic cultural centers, DFW 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. DFW is Texas’ most arts-intensive metro area on a per capita basis—meaning we spend a lot of money per person on cultural arts. No matter what artistic pursuit you’re into, you can find it here. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM

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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER March 21 - April 1, 2017 Winspear Opera House www.attpac.org

MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH

ELECTRA April 4 - May 21, 2017 Strauss Square, AT&T Performing Art Center www.attpac.org DONALD SULTAN: THE DISASTER PAINTINGS Through April 23, 2017 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth www.themodern.com DALLAS SYMPHONY: VIVALDI FOUR & BEETHOVEN 6 April 27-30 Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center www.mydso.com RICHARD SERRA: PRINTS Through April 30, 2017 Nasser Sculpture Center nashersculpturecenter.org LET IT BE Part of Broadway at the Bass Series March 21-26, 2017 Bass Performance Hall www.basshall.com

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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT This city is an entertainment field of dreams. Really—the fun here knows no bounds. You could start with the 75-acre masterplanned 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 brims with boutique shopping, bestin-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.

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SAM BEAM AND JESCA HOOP PERFORM AT THE KESSLER IN OAK CLIFF

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ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS 1 BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT

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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

9 UPTOWN 10 OAK LAWN

19 UPTOWN VILLAGE

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FAMILY AFFAIRS Moms and dads know that when it comes to kids, you gotta keep ’em entertained. And entertainment in DFW comes in many forms, from flatout fun to fun with an educational aspect. There are activities just right for animal lovers, nature fans, budding Einsteins, aspiring sports stars, and kids who just want to play ’til they pass out. The lists here are only the beginning. For many more suggestions on what to do with kids in DallasFort Worth, see our map on pages 110 and 111 and go to dfwchild.com.

IN-TOWN ADVENTURE DALLAS ARBORETUM - 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 KIDPLEASING EVENTS STATE FAIR OF TEXAS - September-October AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM - November NEIMAN MARCUS ADOLPHUS CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE - December THE TRAINS AT NORTHPARK - November-January KIDFILM FESTIVAL - January SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION AND LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO - January

I-FLY (INDOOR SKYDIVING) - Frisco LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER – Grapevine LONE STAR CIRCUS SCHOOL Farmers Branch

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: 1.5 hours

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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, Fossil, and Pier 1, help us come by it naturally. And there’s no shortage of places to shop. Dallas-Fort Worth 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.

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Modern mixed-use centers are where people live, work, and play—and shopping is a large part of the latter. Here are a few that have come online in recent years. They offer lots of opportunity for fashionable acquisitions.

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Mockingbird Station - Dallas West Village Dallas Victory Park Dallas Southside on Lamar - Dallas Park Lane Place - Dallas Montgomery Plaza - Fort Worth Museum Place Fort Worth Sundance Square Fort Worth Legacy Town Center - Plano Frisco Town Square - Frisco Village on the Parkway Addison Rockwall Commons - Rockwall Midtowne - Midlothian Southlake Town Square Southlake Parker Square Flower Mound

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

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ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM

GET YOUR TICKETS Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors March 21, 2017 American Airlines Center mavs.com

inception. The Dallas Stars hold two President’s Trophies and the 1999 Stanley Cup. And that’s just the tip of the hockey stick, so to speak. We’ve got minor league and other teams galore. The Texas Revolution indoor minor league football team, the Dallas Diamonds women’s professional football team (with four national championships), the Texas Legends minor league basketball team, the Allen Americans hockey team, the Lone Star Brahmas hockey team, the Frisco RoughRiders baseball team, the Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball team, the Fort Worth Cats baseball team, and the Dallas Sidekicks soccer team all keep sports fans happy in their seats. Plus, the DFW area is home to the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial golf tournaments each spring, as well as Texas Motor Speedway.

Baseball. Basketball. Football. Hockey. Soccer. Whatever your passion, Dallas has a winning professional team to cheer on (and if you prefer to cheer for a professional team from somewhere else, that’s cool, too, because chances are good that team will be in town to play one of ours at some date in the future). The Dallas Mavericks won three division titles (1987, 2007, 2010) and the 2011 NBA Championship. Their games are always a sellout. The Dallas Cowboys—with their great, big, beautiful new stadium in Arlington—hold five Super Bowl titles (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1995), and they have those awesome Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The Texas Rangers brought the World Series to the ballpark in Arlington in 2010 and have made six appearances in the MLB postseason. Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn) has been part of the league since its 35

Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks March 24, 2017 American Airlines Center nhl.com/stars Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians (Home opener) April 3, 2017 Globe Life Park texas.rangers.mlb.com Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs April 7, 2017 American Airlines Center mavs.com FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo May 28, 2017 Toyota Stadium fcdallas.com

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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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PARKS AND RECREATION

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 is 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 Dallas-Fort Worth. 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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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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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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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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Pets are the best, and being a pet owner is fun. To wit: there are more than two dozen public dog parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 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 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.

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 isn’t inside your house or in a fenced yard.

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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 privately owned 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.

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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

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WALK AND ROLL

On average, there are 232 sunny days a year in Dallas-Fort Worth, 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.

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UNTROUBLED WATERS People used to living near an ocean or one of the Great Lakes often look at Dallas-Fort Worth on a map and lament its landlocked state. It just seems so far from water—how do we live without a surfboard or a sailboat? The answer to that is, we don’t! We’ve got 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.

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MORE PLACES TO MAKE A SPLASH Lake Arlington Arlington 7 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

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LAKE BRIDGEPORT LAVON LAKE

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GRAPEVINE LAKE NORTH LAKE

EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE LAKE MINERAL WELLS

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MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE

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CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR

LAKE BARDWELL

RICHLAND CHAMBERS RESERVOIR

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LAKE RAY HUBBARD

LEWISVILLE LAKE

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

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

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

Lewisville 7 Boating, including boat rentals 7 Five marinas 7 Lots of beaches and picnic areas 7 Nice campgrounds 7 Party cove

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Each year, DFW hosts two PGA Tour tournaments: the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas and Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. No, you don’t have to be a pro to play these courses, but 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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Dallas-Fort Worth 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. Non-Christian faiths represented here include Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as smaller groups such as Bahá’í Faith, Jain, Sikh, Tao, and Zoroastrian.

CATHEDRAL SHRINE OF THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE

CHAPEL OF THANKSGIVING

CHUA DAO QUANG BUDDHIST TEMPLE, GARLAND

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> MegaFest, a family-oriented inspirational festival led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, drew 80,000 attendees from more than 30 countries to Dallas in August.

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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.

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

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

> There are five Sikh temples— among them the Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Richardson. > Dallas hosts the “world’s largest gay church,” Cathedral of Hope, with more than 4,000 members.

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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Dallas > Nationally ranked in 4 specialties > High performing in 7 specialties > Ranked the No. 3 hospital in Texas

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Dallas-Fort Worth is home to exemplary medical facilities operating with the newest technology and seasoned and qualified professionals. Our state-of-the-art healthcare 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 healthcare. 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 2014, 18 Dallas-Fort Worth general hospitals were listed as either nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report. Two children’s hospitals made the list.

AVERAGE OPTOMETRIST VISIT

$98

UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER Dallas > Nationally ranked in 3 specialties > High performing in 4 specialties > Ranked the No. 4 hospital in Texas

AVERAGE DENTIST VISIT SOURCE: 2016 Average Q3 Price Report for Urban Area and State, ACCRA

MAJOR HOSPITALS 35

MEDICAL CITY Dallas > High performing in 8 procedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 7 hospital in Texas

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TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL Dallas > High performing in 2 specialties > High performing in 8 procedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 10 hospital in Texas

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5 753

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19

183 20

27

11 2 7

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13 30 17 16 4 9 6

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CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER DALLAS Dallas > Nationally ranked in 10 specialties COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER Fort Worth > Nationally ranked in 5 specialties

SOURCE: DRC Research

1 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS

11 UT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

2 PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

12 THE MEDICAL CENTER OF PLANO

3 TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DALLAS

13 TEXAS HEALTH ARLINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

4 TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS METHODIST FORT WORTH

14 TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL PLANO

5 MEDICAL CITY DALLAS (INCLUDES MEDICAL CITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL)

15 MEDICAL CENTER OF ARLINGTON

6 BAYLOR ALL SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER AT FORT WORTH

17 COOK CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER

7 CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER DALLAS

16 PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER OF FORT WORTH 18 METHODIST CHARLTON MEDICAL CENTER

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22 MEDICAL CENTER OF MCKINNEY 23 TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL OF DENTON 24 MEDICAL CENTER OF LEWISVILLE 25 BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT CARROLLTON 26 BAYLOR REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AT GRAPEVINE 27 DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT WHITE ROCK LAKE 28 TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS METHODIST SOUTHWEST

8 VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER

19 TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS METHODIST HOSPITAL H-E-B

9 JOHN PETER SMITH HOSPITAL

20 BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT IRVING

30 METHODIST RICHARDSON MEDICAL CENTER

21 BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT GARLAND

31 DENTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

10 METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER

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PEOPLE BREAKING DOWN THE DEMOGRAPHICS

MY DALLAS STORY | DEMOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW POPULATION | MARKET TAPESTRY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES | DIVERSITY

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MY DALLAS STORY

“EVERYBODY HERE IS SO NEIGHBORLY AND WARM AND WELCOMING” BRAD HAWKINS NEIGHBORHOOD: Old East Dallas OCCUPATION: Actor, Boyhood and other films. Harder Concepts Marketing. Shakertins - Partner. CITY: Austin Ranch, The Colony. Raised in Plano. MOVED: Back from Los Angeles in 2006 What made you decide to return to Dallas? Dallas is always home base for me. It’s where I’m happy. It’s where I’m content. The cost of living is low. You get so much more bang for your buck compared to living in LA and having a 500 sq. ft. apartment and traffic every day. If I was going to be in LA as a full time actor, getting up and going to set everyday, I would have loved that. That would have made it livable, affordable and enjoyable for me. But that wasn’t the case. I was the actor auditioning for a job and waiting for the next gig to come along. The more frustrated I would get in LA the more satisfied I was when I came back to Dallas. This has always been the place where I recharge my batteries. There’s a community of people here that support me. Eventually, I said..this is home. No matter where I go, this is always going to be home.

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What about Dallas creates that home feeling for you? For the most part, in my experience, everybody here is so neighborly and warm and welcoming. If you aren’t from Dallas originally, we convert people. For the people relocating here, do you have suggestions? Get out. Engage in conversation with the people in your community. I’ve noticed whenever you talk to someone in Dallas they are willing to offer suggestions. Get to know your neighbors. Pick up a Dallas Observer. See what’s going on in the DFW area. I’m blown away. Sometimes I get away from the scene, but I’ll go anywhere, like Fuzzy’s Taco, and I’ll get an Observer and open it up and there’s hundreds of shows and plays and theater and classes and events and live music, outdoor events. I tear off little pages of a play I want to check out or a concert or a chili cook off in McKinney and BBQ festival in Allen. I think that’s a great resource to get your finger on the pulse of the DFW area. will invite you for dinner!

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PEOPLE

BRAD HAWKINS

DEMOGRAPHICS With regard to key demographics, Dallas-Fort Worth competes favorably with other metropolitan areas across the United States. Residents here are young and well-educated, perhaps because our central location draws people with lower prices and less congestion than a city such as Chicago and more depth than other fast-growing markets such as Denver or Phoenix. The region’s low cost of living means we enjoy a higher standard of living on a lower median household income than in many other large markets, such as those located on the East or West coasts. Our area is rich in diversity—with half of our residents being of a race other than white and more than 17 percent being foreign-born—and continues to diversify with each passing year.

MORE THAN 650,182 RESIDENTS

WERE ADDED TO THE DFW AREA FROM 2010 TO 2015 THE RAPID INFLUX OF RESIDENTS HAS LED DFW TO BECOME ONE OF THE FASTER GROWING U.S. METROS IN THE PAST DECADE

TOTAL POPULATION: 7,102,796 10,676,844 WILL LIVE IN THE DFW AREA BY 2040 SPRING 2017


29.1% 21.4% 28.0% 17.5% 4.0% 34.7

FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION

17.0%

PEOPLE

AGE

0-19 YEARS 20-34 35-54 YEARS 55-74 YEARS 75+ YEARS MEDIAN AGE

WORLD REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

FOREIGN BORN

EUROPE ASIA AFRICA OCEANIA LATIN AMERICA NORTHERN AMERICA

4.4% 25.7% 6.2% 0.3% 62.1% 1.2%

RACE/ ETHNICITY

WHITE HISPANIC BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN ASIAN OTHER

48.8% 28.0% 14.8% 5.9% 0.1%

MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS, SCIENCE, AND ARTS OCCUPATIONS

38.0%

LABOR FORCE

[OCCUPATIONS OF PERSONS 16 AND OLDER]

15.9%

SALES AND OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

25.3%

NATURAL RESOURCES, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS

9.3%

PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION, AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS

11.6%

EDUCATION

LESS THAN 9TH GRADE NINTH TO 12TH GRADE, NO DIPLOMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE/GED SOME COLLEGE/NO DEGREE ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE BACHELOR’S DEGREE GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL DEGREE

7.6% 8.1% 22.7% 22.5% 6.6% 21.6% 10.9%

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 0 - $34,999 $35,000 - $74,999 $75,000 - $149,999 $150,000 + MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

[PERSONS 25 AND OLDER]

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SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

2.80 28.8% 31.4% 27.1% 12.6% $59,946

SOURCE: US Census Bureau, ACS 2010-2014

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1980â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2015 CITY AND COUNTY POPULATION FINAL CENSUS 4/1/80

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/90

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/00

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/10

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

914,127 98,143 11,463 7,697 8,438 3,447 154,407 2,889 1,780 6,883 162,898 7,436 20,610 4,352 283,558 8,939 15,967 46,708

290,666 40,692 7,024 4,167 4,604 183 83,275 1,832 482 2,276 76,748 3,345 14,609 2,432 37,811 3,330 7,326 26,295

59.12% 93.43% 573.39% 223.91% 174.13% 5.87% 247.00% 473.39% 39.22% 78.75% 141.16% 247.78% 471.41% 176.36% 17.03% 95.77% 349.36% 173.77%

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

2,553,385 15,518 25,210 48,507 4,316 41,159 1,300,092 52,486 39,826 32,689 236,897 12,042 187,809 9,189 5,727 236,607 38,801 144,788 110,815 60,236 24,554 15,894 6,044 24,759 3,928

149,240 -1,110 4,353 12,935 -250 2,701 9,236 11,401 2,443 1,108 11,108 4,054 47,969 -278 2,533 24,675 10,467 15,301 7,421 11,696 10,578 4,012 2,437 -256 289

6.73% -7.84% 22.47% 40.30% -5.63% 7.51% 0.78% 30.28% 6.77% 4.03% 5.15% 56.12% 37.64% -3.14% 90.30% 12.88% 40.42% 12.29% 8.08% 26.28% 108.48% 37.07% 90.49% -1.10% 8.52%

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

780,612 3,905 3,352 1,680 133,168 1,431 20,998 131,044 3,078 71,253 4,139 16,149 3,437 4,990 7,892 104,039 38,341 2,237 3,349 4,093 1,530 5,700 7,400 7,747 2,866 41,779 11,759

229,638 917 1,095 376 9,521 118 8,610 32,846 688 13,967 1,169 2,883 1,355 2,178 939 17,553 22,252 803 1,039 318 888 N/A 3,152 2,382 1,151 9,797 1,674

53.04% 38.77% 73.00% 34.40% 8.69% 9.70% 76.03% 40.78% 31.57% 27.55% 56.26% 23.68% 71.66% 110.06% 15.23% 22.58% 610.31% 87.19% 59.47% 8.99% 175.15% N/A 112.17% 52.54% 78.78% 36.93% 26.36%

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

163,632 19,007 2,534 1,897 22,318 1,373 3,855 2,055 12,022 33,384

38,250 2,468 261 -130 10,557 89 87 226 6,468 8,195

34.35% 15.38% 12.00% -6.52% 141.14% 7.36% 2.56% 12.74% 150.38% 38.25%

HOOD COUNTY

17,714

28,981

41,100

51,182

24.53%

4,045

5,718

7,978

55,423 9,386

10,082

3,332

2,260

39.52%

GRANBURY

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DECENNIAL GROWTH 2000-2010

DECENNIAL GROWTH RATE 2000-2010

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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

89,844 1,470 8,892 26,515 1,439 1,641 1,416

9,533 189 336 1,440 24 114 -169

12.45% 16.45% 4.34% 5.97% 1.75% 7.80% -10.69%

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

159,990 4,015 43,625 30,020 1,615 6,066 6,181 3,297

24,123 497 15,714 3,332 203 1,382 1,103 1,068

19.02% 15.12% 74.91% 12.81% 14.95% 30.52% 22.05% 56.45%

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

114,690 2,107 3,238 18,418 7,156 1,256 3,309 1,927 16,981

32,037 154 84 9,073 213 21 884 507 2,210

44.92% 8.61% 3.03% 162.37% 3.28% 1.85% 41.10% 49.32% 16.24%

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

126,042 3,412 1,442 2,160 3,281 2,811 28,742 4,922

28,432 990 180 25 53 596 6,250 1,133

32.13% 57.36% 16.25% 1.53% 2.17% 28.90% 32.89% 39.77%

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

90,861 9,847 8,211 2,210 42,566 11,465

35,257 5,894 2,772 459 19,514 6,392

81.84% 1273.00% 66.81% 50.22% 108.56% 216.17%

4,154 NI

5,360 1,949

6,809 2,122

8,490 2,444

8,739 2,580

1,681 322

24.69% 15.17%

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

1,982,498 388,125 11,693 49,337 22,629 2,490 25,487 14,853 2,373 2,970 54,219 6,352 12,881 833,319 51,404 44,206 1,786 39,016 45,758 7,715 4,822 1,385 64,274 69,204 2,531 1,635 8,098 7,724 22,079 4,858 29,941 24,525 2,651 17,077

362,815 32,469 1,347 -173 1,026 6 3,171 5,371 73 226 5,272 272 -594 206,512 4,275 3,391 383 1,064 12,282 913 -34 267 28,337 7,708 76 42 -331 442 7,432 505 5,056 1,589 348 1,285

25.09% 9.75% 14.03% -0.37% 5.08% 0.25% 16.15% 71.93% 3.34% 8.86% 11.46% 4.66% -4.59% 38.62% 10.16% 8.69% 33.77% 2.93% 44.91% 15.61% -0.74% 25.67% 101.09% 13.85% 3.28% 2.79% -4.07% 6.33% 60.06% 12.08% 23.50% 7.25% 16.38% 8.66%

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

62,953 1,403 1,335 6,381 1,069 6,521 1,061 1,630 1,408

10,334 327 108 1,149 55 841 118 971 182

21.18% 32.47% 9.83% 23.80% 5.81% 16.17% 13.30% 176.23% 16.49%

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

SPRING 2017

ESTIMATED POPULATION 7/1/15

DECENNIAL GROWTH 2000-2010

DECENNIAL GROWTH RATE 2000-2010

PEOPLE

FINAL CENSUS 4/1/80

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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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

PEOPLE

MARKET TAPESTRY

SOURCE: DRC Research

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POPULATION

PERCENTAGE OF DFW POPULATION

$97,900 $160,800

916,449

17.6%

$84,900 $104,800

148,788

2.9%

$60,400 $106,200

189,745

3.6%

$59,300 $89,500

656,419

12.6%

$51,500 $70,500

333,138

6.4%

$41,000 $74,200

219,825

4.2%

$29,400 $70,800

1,200,711

23.1%

$27,100 $66,500

296,049

5.7%

$17,500 $68,400

80,877

1.6%

$31,100 $45,800

222,278

4.3%

$18,500 $42,200

434,643

8.4%

$23,500 $40,200

180,142

3.5%

$23,100 $44,200

267,219

5.1%

$16,300 $49,000

53,369

1.0%

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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

PEOPLE

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. residential areas 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 12 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.

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A DIVERSE REGION The racial makeup of the Dallas-Fort Worth area 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. POPULATION DIVERSITY 35

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CHUCK ALLEN

‘STOP CONSIDERING. JUST COME.’ CHUCK ALLEN OCCUPATION: Managing director government affairs, American Airlines CURRENT NEIGHBORHOOD: Las Colinas You moved to Dallas from Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2014. What brought you to the area? I relocated in April after the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. My wife followed in June, to be followed by my youngest daughter in December (she loved Texas so much she transferred as a college freshman and moved here). We are hoping that our oldest daughter accepts her scholarship and will go to SMU Dedman Law School in the fall. We talk so glowingly about Dallas that one of our best family friends is relocating here, too! What things did you consider before uprooting your life? Our youngest child started her freshman year at UNC Charlotte, and we had just become empty nesters. We had the flexibility to relocate. With Dallas having a great job market for my

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wife, golf, community, proximity to every city in the country—not to mention the American Airlines hub to everywhere—it was an easy decision. When we were asked to relocate, it took us all of about one second to say yes. Being in a new city can be hard. What was that first month in Dallas like for you? It was fantastic. We joined Las Colinas Country Club and met so many wonderful people. Our neighbors had us over for a planned dinner with others couples in our neighborhood. We felt so welcomed to Texas! It’s hard to believe, but it has gotten better since. What about our city have you fallen in love with? Everyone is so proud to live here—we are, too! There is also this fierce independence that is quite noticeable. What advice do you have for someone considering relocating to Dallas? Stop considering. Just come. Find a fantastic Realtor like we did, take your time, and find the perfect spot for you and your family.

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MY DALLAS STORY

Dallas-Fort Worth is a magnet for corporate headquarters and major company operations, including 18 Fortune 500 company headquarters and 40 headquarters among the Fortune 1000. A diverse group of household names such as ExxonMobil, Texas Instruments, AT&T, American Airlines, JCPenney, Kimberly-Clark, and Fluor call the region home, providing our communities with tens of thousands of jobs. DFW’s corporate powerhouse companies are an indication of our quality of workforce and ease of commuting between cities and corporate centers. Scanning the roster of major employers, it’s easy to see the breadth and depth of the business community, from high-tech industry leaders, telecommunications, logistics, and finance to consumer brands that enhance the daily lives of families across the globe. Here are just a few of the companies that call DFW home.

CONSTRUCTION Austin Industries Balfour Beatty Carter & Burgess Centex Corp. DR Horton DPR Entact Fluor Corp. Higginbotham Construction Hill & Wilkinson Hunt Construction Group Kiewit Corp. Lee Lewis Construction Lehigh Hanson Co. Manhattan Construction McCarthy Building Cos. MEDCO Construction Pogue Construction Primoris Services Corp. TD Industries The Beck Group Thos S Byrne Turner Construction VCC

ENERGY Alon USA Energy Ambit Energy Atmos Energy Corp. Basic Energy Services Bass Enterprises CoServ CrossTex Energy Denbury Resources Dresser

Energy Future Holdings Corp. Energy Transfer Equity EnLink Midstream Partner Exco Resources Exxon Mobil Corp. HollyFrontier Corp. Hunt Oil USA Luminant Matador Resource Co. Oncor Electric Delivery Pioneer Natural Resources Range Resources Regency Energy Partners RSP Permian Sharyland Utilities Sunoco Vistra Energy XTO Energy

HEALTH CARE AMN Healthcare Baylor Scott & White Health Children’s Medical Center CHRISTUS Health CIGNA Healthcare Concentra Health Services Cook Children’s Health Golden Living HCA Health Services of Texas HMS Holdings Home Care Services JPS Health Network Lone Star HMA Outreach Health Services Tenet Healthcare Corp. Texas Health Resources UnitedHealthcare CONTINUED ON P.127

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FOLLOW 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 healthcare 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

LEGAL

212,032 | TOTAL WORKERS $129,100 | DF W MEDIAN $114,100 | U.S. MEDIAN

27,095 | TOTAL WORKERS $109,900 | DF W MEDIAN $103,300 | U.S. MEDIAN

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

EDUCATION, TRAINING & LIBRARY

197,517 | TOTAL WORKERS $77,700 | DF W MEDIAN $73,900 | U.S. MEDIAN

204,177 | TOTAL WORKERS $47,500 | DF W MEDIAN $53,100 | U.S. MEDIAN

307,484 | TOTAL WORKERS $22,400 | DF W MEDIAN $22,800 | U.S. MEDIAN

BUILDING & GROUNDS CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

122,007 | TOTAL WORKERS $23,700 | DF W MEDIAN $26,900 | U.S. MEDIAN

COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL

ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS & MEDIA

PERSONAL CARE & SERVICE

56,220 | TOTAL WORKERS $54,300 | DF W MEDIAN $56,400 | U.S. MEDIAN

115,623 | TOTAL WORKERS $24,100 | DF W MEDIAN $25,400 | U.S. MEDIAN

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER & TECHNICAL

63,816 | TOTAL WORKERS $87,800 | DF W MEDIAN $83,000 | U.S. MEDIAN

176,261 | TOTAL WORKERS $81,100 | DF W MEDIAN $77,700 | U.S. MEDIAN

LIFE, PHYSICAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE

HEALTH CARE SUPPORT 90,882 | TOTAL WORKERS $29,800 | DF W MEDIAN $29,300 | U.S. MEDIAN

SALES & RELATED 403,462 | TOTAL WORKERS $43,500 | DF W MEDIAN $39,500 | U.S. MEDIAN

PRODUCTION 201,546 | TOTAL WORKERS $34,300 | DF W MEDIAN $36,300 | U.S. MEDIAN

TRANSPORTATION & MATERIAL MOVING 275,645 | TOTAL WORKERS $36,500 | DF W MEDIAN $34,900 | U.S. MEDIAN

584,570 | TOTAL WORKERS $37,400 | DF W MEDIAN $36,300 | U.S. MEDIAN

COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICE

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

FARMING, FISHING & FORESTRY

56,704 | TOTAL WORKERS $39,100 | DF W MEDIAN $42,900 | U.S. MEDIAN

5,146 | TOTAL WORKERS $23,900 | DF W MEDIAN $25,500 | U.S. MEDIAN

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150,435 | TOTAL WORKERS $45,700 | DF W MEDIAN $46,000 | U.S. MEDIAN

OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

39,978 | TOTAL WORKERS $49,400 | DF W MEDIAN $45,700 | U.S. MEDIAN

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CONSTRUCTION & EXTRACTION 172,799 | TOTAL WORKERS $39,200 | DF W MEDIAN $47,500 | U.S. MEDIAN

119,926 | TOTAL WORKERS $87,800 | DF W MEDIAN $86,200 | U.S. MEDIAN

20,791 | TOTAL WORKERS $69,000 | DF W MEDIAN $71,400 | U.S. MEDIAN

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54,383

55,284

56,200

57,131

$138,800

9,728

9,962

10,201

10,446

$149,700

Financial Managers

14,616

14,856

15,099

15,347

$145,000

Accountants and Auditors

35,107

35,831

36,570

37,325

$79,600

8,389

8,556

8,727

8,901

$92,400

Loan Officers

12,662

12,893

13,129

13,369

$77,600

Computer Systems Analysts

16,964

17,464

17,979

18,508

$94,500

9,962

9,938

9,915

9,891

$87,700

Software Developers, Applications

22,262

22,860

23,475

24,105

$102,400

Software Developers, Systems Software

13,208

13,495

13,787

14,086

$103,000

3,335

3,403

3,473

3,544

$86,000

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

10,805

10,998

11,195

11,396

$85,900

Computer Support Specialists

17,027

17,404

17,789

18,182

$51,300

6,174

6,272

6,373

6,474

$100,200

Registered Nurses

55,789

57,230

58,709

60,226

$72,900

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

12,378

12,561

12,746

12,934

$82,900

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

38,204

38,862

39,532

40,212

$61,800

Bill and Account Collectors

12,715

12,871

13,029

13,188

$40,500

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

45,176

45,271

45,366

45,461

$40,900

Customer Service Representatives

76,912

78,288

79,689

81,115

$35,900

9,394

9,566

9,742

9,921

$46,100

Receptionists and Information Clerks

25,507

25,981

26,464

26,956

$27,200

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

17,678

17,765

17,853

17,941

$56,900

Office Clerks, General

75,250

76,207

77,175

78,157

$34,300

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

12,904

12,994

13,084

13,175

$61,700

6,380

6,405

6,429

6,454

$28,100

Team Assemblers

26,977

27,242

27,510

27,781

$29,400

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

11,848

11,957

12,067

12,178

$40,900

1,231

1,232

1,233

1,234

$36,500

General and Operations Managers Computer and Information Systems Managers

Financial Analysts

Computer Programmers

Database Administrators

Mechanical Engineers

Loan Interviewers and Clerks

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

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 choice options for work here. These maps illustrate the industry clusters—from high-tech to hospitality—in DFW.

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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 HOLDINGS, INC.

PLANO

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP J.C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC. RENT-A-CENTER, INC.

FORT WORTH/ GRAPEVINE/IRVING/ SOUTHLAKE

AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP CELANESE CORPORATION COMMERCIAL METALS CO DARLING INGREDIENTS EXXON MOBIL FLOWSERVE CORPORATION FLUOR CORPORATION GAMESTOP CORP. KIMBERLY-CLARK MICHAELS STORES, INC. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES SABRE CORPORATION

McKINNEY

TORCHMARK CORPORATION

FORT WORTH CBD [#610]

[#260]

D.R. HORTON, INC.

RICHARDSON

[#404] [#762] [#413] [#228] [#675]

FOSSIL GROUP, INC. LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC.

[#683] [# 655]

DALLAS-LBJ CORRIDOR ALON USA ENERGY ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION BRINKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

[#67] [#453] [#417] [#664] [#2] [#539] [#155] [#302] [#151] [#517] [#880] [#522] [#736]

DALLAS LOVE FIELD SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN AT&T BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE COMERICA INCORPORATED DEAN FOODS COMPANY ENERGY FUTURE HOLDINGS ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY, L.P. HOLLYFRONTIER CORPORATION NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP PRIMORIS SERVICES TENET HEALTHCARE TRINITY INDUSTRIES, INC.

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[#142] [#10] [#637] [#765] [#336] [#475] [#65] [#214] [#502] [#985] [#140] [#407]

8 FORBES TOP PRIVATE COMPANIES (2016) 70 78 86 95

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| MARY KAY, Addison | BEN E KEITH, Fort Worth | HUNT CONSOLIDATED/HUNT OIL, Dallas | GOLDEN LIVING, Plano

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HOSPITALITY

MANUFACTURING Abbott Laboratories Airbus Helicopters Alcon Laboratories Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions Bell Helicopter Bimbo Bakeries USA/ EarthGrains BrassCraft Manufacturing Builders Firstsource Celanese Corp. Cisco Systems Commercial Metals Corning Optical Communications Dallas Airmotive Dal-Tile Corp. Dean Foods Company Diodes Don Miguel Mexican Foods Dr Pepper Snapple Group Ericsson Essilor of America Flowserve Corp.

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PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Accenture ACTIVE Network Allstate AT&T

Atos Bank of America Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas CA Technologies Carter & Burgess CBRE Comerica Comparex USA Compucom Systems Conifer Health Solutions Core Logic CROSSMARK CVE Technology Group CyrusOne Deloitte & Touche EY Federal Reserve of Dallas FedEX Office HKS HP Enterprise Services Huawei Technologies Integrated Systems Intuit JLL KPMG L-3 Communications Liberty Mutual Lincoln Property Co. McAfee McKesson NTT Data PFSweb PriceWaterhouseCoopers Primoris Services Real Page Research Now Ryan Sabre Corp. Safety-Kleen Sammons Enterprises SAP America Source HOV State Farm Stream Realty Partners Sun Holdings The Richards Group VCE Verizon Business

TRADE & SERVICES 7-Eleven ACE Cash Express Alcatel-Lucent Amazon Amerisource Bergen Aviall Cash America International Consolidated Electrical Distributors Copart USA

Ennis Fidelity First Cash Financial Services Fossil Group GameStop Gearbox Software General Motors Financial Company Half Price Books, Records, Magazines Hilti North America J.C. Penney Lennox International loandepot.com Mary Kay Match.com Mattress Giant Corp. MetroPCS Mexico Foods Minyard Food Stores Moneygram International Nebraska Furniture Mart Neiman Marcus Group Nokia Solutions and Networks US ORIX USA Pier 1 Imports Radioshack Corp. Rent-A-Center Sally Beauty Holdings Samsung Electronics America Santander Sewell Village Cadillac Company Speed Commerce Tandy Leather Co. The Container Store Group The Michaels Cos. T-Mobile Torchmark Corp. Tuesday Morning Valhi Zale Corp.

TRANSPORTATION American Airlines Group BNSF Dallas Love Field Dallas Fort Worth International Aiport Frozen Food Express Industries Greyhound Lines MV Transportation Southwest Airlines Stevens Transport Toyota North America Trinity Industries Union Pacific XPO Logistics

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American Airlines Center AT&T Stadium Ben E Keith Co. Brinker International Carlson Restaurants CEC Entertainment Cheddar’s Casual Café CiCi’s Pizza Cinemark Holdings Cinepolis ClubCorp Holdings Dave & Buster’s Fiesta Restaurant Group Frito-Lay North America Fuzzy’s Taco Holdings Gaylord Texan Glazer’s Distibutors Great Wolf Lodge Hilton Reservations Worldwide Hotels.com La Madeleine Lone Star Park LQ Management LSG Sky Chefs USA NYLO Hotels Omni Hotels PepsiCo Pizza Hut Pizza Inn Six Flags Entertainment Taco Bueno Co. Texas Motor Speedway Topgolf

Frito-Lay Fujitsu Network Communications General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems General Electric General Motors GKN Aerospace Greatbatch Honeywell International HOYA Vision Care North America Interceramic Interstate Battery Justin Brands Kelly-Moore Paint Co. Kimberly-Clark Kubota La Mexicana Tortilla Factory Inc Lennox International Lockheed Martin Madix MillerCoors Mission Foods Motorcycle Aftermarket Group NCH Corp. Nestle Waters North America Occidental Petroleum Corp. Overhead Door Corp. Owens Corning Peterbilt Motors Pioneer Frozen Foods Poly-America Qorvo Raytheon RHE Hatco Rockwell Collins SAFRAN Electrical & Power Sanden International USA Smith & Nephew Solar Turbines STMicroelectronics NA Holding Strukmye Tetra Pak Texas Industries Texas Instruments ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Trinity Industries Triumph Aerostructures Turbomeca USA TXI Tyson Prepared Foods Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing


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“KIDS GROW UP WITH HEROES WHO ATTEND CARROLL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.” MELISSA BAILEY EMPLOYER: Teacher, Durham Intermediate

School, Carroll ISD CITY: Hurst

How long have you been a teacher and what subject do you teach? This is my 18th year as a teacher. I am teaching sixth grade gifted/talented language arts. What do you enjoy most about that? I enjoy the teachable moments the most. I love the moments when the children take your lesson down a path you weren’t expecting. This is when true learning occurs—both for students and for me. What do you love most about teaching in Carroll ISD? I love the sense of community. From the time a child enters CISD, he or she is a Dragon. This means something. Kids grow up with heroes who attend Carroll Senior High School. These heroes are debate team members, band/color guard/Belles members, Carroll Theatre members, football players, cheerleaders, the list goes on. They want to excel in their areas of passion.

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What might surprise someone about Carroll ISD? There is a significant misconception regarding Carroll ISD. The children in my class experience the same struggles as children in other districts. They are all children wanting to learn and find their places in society. I push them to be the reason someone smiles each day they leave my classroom. What have you brought with you into your teaching that you learned as a student? I was taught to never grade a child on his or her home life, and I have carried that with me throughout my career. I work my students bell to bell. I don’t overload them with homework. I want them to go home and have time to be a kid. I want their parents to have time to connect with them in the evening— and not over a worksheet. What has been the most inspiring event for you as a teacher? The most inspiring momentsfor me are when students express theories I haven’t considered. When I taught a study of the novel Sounder, a child came up with a theory about the item stolen in the novel. It was a moment of learning regarding point of view for all in my class, including me.

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SCHOOL DISTRICTS 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, the Richardson ISD includes students in Richardson and parts of Dallas and Garland. The Dallas Independent School District—or DISD, as it is known locally—is the region’s largest school district, with nearly 160,000 students and a nationally recognized magnet program. Students attending Dallas ISD schools live in Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Hutchins, Mesquite, MILLSAP ISD Seagoville, University Park, and 943 | 1393 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 BROCK ISD than 83,000 students. 1,295 | 1522

ALVORD ISD 713 | 1442

SANGER ISD 2,686 | 1440

SLIDELL ISD 269 | 1320

CHICO ISD 616 | 1414 KRUM ISD 2,055 | 1434 DECATUR ISD 2,992 | 1462 PONDER ISD 1,273 | 1527 BRIDGEPORT ISD 2,090 | 1427 PARADISE ISD 1,135 | 1452

ARGYLE ISD 2,227 | 1600

BOYD ISD 1,174 | 1387 NORTHWEST ISD 20,900 | 1491

POOLVILLE ISD 506 | 1319 SPRINGTOWN ISD 3,402 | 1449

CARROL 8,056 | 1

AZLE ISD 6,229 | 1447

PEASTER ISD 1,057 | 1529

KELLER ISD 34,099 | 1548

EAGLE MT-SAGINAW ISD 19,158 | 1421

BIRDVILLE ISD 24,245 | 1468

LAKE WORTH ISD 3,296 | 1279 WHITE SETTLEMENT ISD 6,697 | 1373

WEATHERFORD ISD 7,840 | 1465

HURST-EULE 22,7

CASTLEBERRY ISD 4,044 | 1281 FORT WORTH ISD 86,869 | 1232

ALEDO ISD 5,229 | 1592

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KENNEDALE ISD 3,134 | 1445 EVERMAN ISD 5,609 | 1225

CROWLEY ISD 15,050 | 1335

MANSFIE 33,738 |

BURLESON ISD 11,342 | 1434

LIPAN ISD 358 | 1478

GRANBURY ISD 6,971 | 1485

GODLEY ISD 1,765 | 1402

JOSHUA ISD 5,125 | 1457 KEENE ISD 1,018| 1265

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ALVARADO ISD 3,588 | 1367

TOLAR ISD 779 | 1473

GRANDVIE 1,134 | GLEN ROSE ISD 1,726 | 1419 RIO VISTA ISD 726 | 1385

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CLEBURNE ISD 6,670 | 1408

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PILOT POINT ISD 1,392 | 1427

ANNA ISD 3,051 | 1453

CELINA ISD 2,349 | 1505

PROSPER ISD 8,254 | 1561

DENTON ISD 27,296 | 1476

FRISCO ISD 53,130 | 1609

LITTLE ELM ISD 7,171 | 1421 LAKE DALLAS ISD 3,958 | 1459

LL ISD 1740

LEWISVILLE ISD 53,396 | 1611

COPPELL ISD 11,851 | 1704

MCKINNEY ISD 24,626 | 1576

ALLEN ISD 20,739 | 1605

COMMUNITY ISD 1,916 | 1392

CADDO MILLS ISD 1,680 | 1557

WYLIE ISD 14,562 | 1467 ROYSE CITY ISD 5,209 | 1422

RICHARDSON ISD 38,671 | 1541

GARLAND ISD 57,418 | 1434

HIGHLAND PARK ISD (DALLAS) 7,054 | 1792

CAMPBELL I 353 | 165

GREENVILLE ISD 5,208 | 1385

CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD 25,724 | 1476

LONE OAK ISD 988 | 1429

BOLES ISD 516 | 1401

ROCKWALL ISD 15,344 | 1551

QUINLAN ISD 2,571 | 1378

IRVING ISD 34,872 | 1238 SUNNYVALE ISD 1,633 | 1540 MESQUITE ISD 40,718 | 1337

GRAND PRAIRIE ISD ARLINGTON ISD 29,309 | 1334 63,167 | 1433

TERRELL ISD 4,253 | 1360

FORNEY ISD 9,364 | 1434

WILLS POINT ISD 2,411 | 1426

DALLAS ISD 158,495 | 1279

DUNCANVILLE ISD 12,761 | 1306 CRANDALL ISD 3,443 | 1460 CEDAR HILL ISD 8,018 | 1346

DE SOTO ISD 9,716 | 1249

KAUFMAN ISD 3,825 | 1352

LANCASTER ISD 7,315 | 1198

RED OAK ISD 5,823 | 1441

FERRIS ISD 2,497 | 1317 SCURRY-ROSSER ISD 1,010 | 1388

MIDLOTHIAN ISD 8,125 | 1492

PALMER ISD 1,162 | 1362

VENUS ISD 1,990 | 1318

EW ISD 1430

FARMERSVILLE ISD 1,559 | 1503

LOVEJOY ISD 3,925 | 1677

ESS-BEDFORD ISD 780 | 1501

ELD ISD | 1457

BLAND ISD 608 | 1608 PRINCETON ISD 3,859 | 1437

PLANO ISD 54,322 | 1693

RAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE ISD 13,768 | 1624

COMMERCE I 1,603 | 140

CELESTE ISD 499 | 1395

BLUE RIDGE ISD 699 | 1333

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MELISSA ISD 2,327 | 1475

AUBREY ISD 2,315 | 1485

WOLFE CITY ISD 662 | 1520

WAXAHACHIE ISD 8,107 | 1463

KEMP ISD 1,496 | 1344

ENNIS ISD 5,799 | 1458

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MAYPEARL ISD 1,062 | 1473

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2016 ENROLLMENT | 2014 SAT SCORE

MILFORD ISD 255 | N/A

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ITALY ISD 573 | 1303

AVALON ISD 379 | 1291

MABANK ISD 3,386 | 1493

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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.

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SIZE: 20,739 students, pre-K through 12 grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Allen ISD has a nationally recognized high school, academic excellence demonstrated through standardized testing (advanced placement and IB exams), modern facilities for all students, and state-of-the-art technology in all classrooms and resource areas. PHILOSOPHY: Allen ISD cultivates innovation in education that empowers every learner to realize his or her full potential. th

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SIZE: 6,229 students, pre-K through 12 grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Azle ISD is located 15 miles west of Fort Worth, near Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake. The district is committed to providing highly engaging work for students to prepare them for life after graduation. Our rural school district focuses students on relevant and meaningful work to best prepare them for the workforce, and for higher education. Azle High School has 1,700 students

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SIZE: 11,898 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Burleson ISD is recognized as a premier school district in the DFW area. A variety of specialized programs are offered at each campus to ensure that students are both college and career ready. Burleson ISD provides a dynamic and inviting learning environment that is preparing our 21st-century workforce. PHILOSOPHY: Burleson Independent School District’s mission is to engage and support every learner with a rigorous curriculum, so they are college- and workforce-ready.

SIZE: 8,056 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Carroll ISD is a three-time University Interscholastic League 5A Lone Star Cup Champion for academic, athletic, and fine arts achievement; the district has five National Blue Ribbon schools, 14 National Merit semifinalists, 14 National Hispanic Scholars, and 40 Commended students. Carroll was included among Newsweek’s Top 500 U.S. High Schools; the district has earned three consecutive AP Honor Roll Awards as announced by the College Board. Our dropout rate is 0 percent, our graduation rate is 99 percent, and our college-bound seniors are 97 percent. PHILOSOPHY: Our mission is to provide a caring and creative learning environment that promotes excellence, fosters integrity, and encourages each student to reach his or her academic, extracurricular, and social potential. In Carroll ISD we value excellence, relationships, character and integrity, innovation, and open and honest communication.

CARROLLTONFARMERS BRANCH ISD SIZE: 25,724 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD offers academies and programs for high school students, including BioMed Academy, Law Academy, Academy of Media and Technology, Math Engineering Technology Science Academy, International Business Academy, International Baccalaureate (Elementary through High School Diploma Programme), and an Early College High School. We offer award-winning fine arts programs, including orchestra, band, dance, visual arts, choir, theater, speech, mock trial, debate, and more. PHILOSOPHY: Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD has one goal: high achievement for all students. Every employee is committed to ensuring that each student receives the very best education and reaches his or her full potential. We focus on each student individually and work with parents as a team to provide the best educational experience. Our district prides itself on providing teachers exceptional professional development. We offer the very best staff, facilities, technologies, and individualized plans, so that every student excels.

CEDAR HILL ISD SIZE: 8,018 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Cedar Hill Collegiate High School (a 9th-12th Early College High School) opened in 2008 and was ranked the sixth-best Early College High School in the nation by Newsweek in 2014. Collegiate Middle School will open in 2015 with an

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inaugural class of sixth graders. Also opening in the fall of 2015: Collegiate Prep Elementary School (pre-K through fifth grade). PHILOSOPHY: Learning to lead. Engaging in excellence.

CROWLEY ISD SIZE: 15,050 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Crowley ISD is an acclaimed school district serving the southwest Fort Worth and Crowley communities. CISD has the highest percentage of high school students in Tarrant County enrolled in career and technical courses at the district’s Bill R. Johnson CTE Center. Support is provided by 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 that they achieve their full potential. Crowley ISD provides a high-quality education that inspires students and empowers them to succeed in the global community.

DALLAS ISD SIZE: 158,495 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Dallas ISD is the 14th-largest school district in the country and home to two of the top schools in the nation: School for the Talented and Gifted and School of Science and Engineering, both located at the renowned Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. The district is also home to four 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools, one of the more prestigious national honors bestowed on schools by the U.S. Department of Education. PHILOSOPHY: Dallas ISD is guided by three core beliefs. Our main purpose is to promote student success through a high-quality education. We believe every student can achieve, and that we must hold students and ourselves to high expectations. We believe only the courageous pursuit of excellence will lead to success.

DECATUR ISD SIZE: 3,100 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Decatur ISD has 2-to-1 student technology in the elementary schools and one-toone student technology in grades six through 12. Facilities are state of the art. Partnerships with Weatherford College and other schools in Wise County have led to successful student/teacher collaborations. PHILOSOPHY: Learn digitally. Think creatively. Compete globally.

DESOTO ISD SIZE: 9,716 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: DeSoto ISD is a small, suburban district 15 miles south of Dallas in North Texas. The 23-square mile district serves students in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla with 12 campuses and 1,100 employees. Students have choices in school programming, including high school (Collegiate Magnet Program, Early College High School, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program [2015-16]), Middle School (iSTEAM3D Magnet Academies [All three middle schools]), West International Male Leadership Magnet Academy [201516], Middle Years Programme International Baccalaureate [seeking candidacy, 2016-17], East Medical Magnet Academy [2015-16], McCowan Fine Arts Magnet Academy [201516], Elementary (Cockrell Hill Linguistics Magnet Academy [opens 2015-16]), Frank D. Moates Digital Arts & Technology Magnet Academy [opens 2016-17], Northside Business and Law Magnet Academy [2015-16], Ruby Young Medical & Environmental Sciences Magnet Academy [2015-16], The Meadows STEAM Magnet Academy [2015-16], Woodridge Fine Arts Magnet Academy, Primary Years Programme International Baccalaureate [seeking candidacy, 2016-17]; and pre-K (DeSoto Discovery & Design Early Childhood Academy [2015-16]). PHILOSOPHY: Prepare each student academically and socially to be a problem solver and productive citizen for a 21st-century global society. When we think students first, we think with their end result in mind.

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DUNCANVILLE ISD SIZE: 13,000 students, pre-K through 12 grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: The mission of Duncanville ISD is to provide each student with the necessary skills to achieve lifelong success and contribute to a global society. Our vision is that Duncanville ISD students will develop personal and academic excellence, tolerance, responsibility, and selfconfidence within a diverse educational setting. Duncanville ISD recognizes that individual student needs are best served by a well-balanced curriculum delivered using a range of instructional techniques. PHILOSOPHY: Duncanville ISD’s educational philosophy is based on five core beliefs: > Purposeful engagement is the most effective long-term way to learn and is our primary responsibility. > Quality teachers are the single most important influence on the quality of learning. > We are a learning organization with a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration. > Each person is unique and of infinite value; therefore, we embrace and celebrate diversity. > Quality schools encourage and sustain quality of life, freedom, democracy, and economic growth. th

FRISCO ISD SIZE: 53,130 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Frisco ISD is at the top of the fastest-growing school districts in the state and nation, growing by 7-30 percent annually since the early 1990s. The district continues to add 2,500-3,500 students each year, opening three schools, on average, annually. We are committed to smaller schools as a way to allow students the opportunity to participate and excel in activities and to connect to their schools through meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Our high schools are built to accommodate up to

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2,100 students and are classified as 5A under the new University Interscholastic League system. We believe collaboration with community and parents is key to student success. Partnerships with the City of Frisco have resulted in public-private endeavors that have brought world-class facilities and programs to our area, providing young people with exceptional opportunities. PHILOSOPHY: Our mission is to know every student by name and need. We want our students to graduate with the skills to pursue whatever paths they choose upon completion of high school and to be successful and well-rounded citizens in this ever-changing world.

FORT WORTH ISD SIZE: 86,869 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Fort Worth ISD enjoys a diverse student population and strong community partnerships. The district is undergoing a series of initiatives that will redesign, transform, and revitalize schools. The Fort Worth ISD is controlled locally through board of education trustees elected by voters within each district. Nine trustees serve as single-member district representatives. All of the trustees serve fouryear terms without pay. Every Fort Worth ISD high school will offer Gold Seal Programs of Choice— rigorous courses of study based on students’ interests as well as the needs of the modern workplace. Stand-alone Schools of Choice, in all age groups, largely serve students who desire a nontraditional approach to the learning process. Offered at several elementary and middle schools across the district, in Programs of Choice, students receive a full range of learning experiences along with a more intensive curriculum in such fields as math, science, communications, art, and foreign language. PHILOSOPHY: With a singleness of purpose,

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preparing students for success in college, career, and community leadership. Igniting in every child a passion for learning.

GRAND PRAIRIE ISD SIZE: 29,309 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Schools and programs of choice, single-gender schools, pre-K/K early education center, elementary fine arts academies, elementary leadership academies, elementary STEM academy, elementary environmental science academy, 6-12 fine arts academy, 6-12 collegiate prep in-district charter, school dedicated to the highly gifted, career-focused high school with 11 comprehensive career education pathways, accelerated alternative high school, HOPE Academy, fifth-grade center, school for law and public safety. PHILOSOPHY: The quality of education of our children is essential to the performance and long-term success of our society. In light of global competition for jobs and a growing demand for more effective, student-focused experiences, we believe that parents and their children must have a portfolio of choices in selecting their educational experience. Grand Prairie ISD offers schools of choice and programs of choice to meet this need.

GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE ISD SIZE: 13,768 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: In the fifth year of its 10-year strategic plan, the district is transforming its culture to provide the foundation that today’s 21st century learners need to be successful now and in life beyond high school. GCISD’s strategic plan, LEAD 2021, stands for Leading Excellence-Action Driven. Through four core objectives — preparing students to be college and career ready, harnessing technology for learning, fostering citizenship and

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HIGHLAND PARK ISD SIZE: 7,054 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Highland Park High School consistently receives national recognition for its academic achievements. U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek list HPHS as one of the top high schools in the nation and the top comprehensive high school in Texas. PHILOSOPHY: Highland Park ISD, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, provides an exceptional academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical aspects of learning. We empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner, committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship, and service to others.

HURST-EULESS-BEDFORD ISD SIZE: 22,780 students, K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: The Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD was founded in 1958 when three cities kept their local governments separate but merged their school districts in order to become even more competitive and high performing. HEB ISD’s rich history of excellence is demonstrated today through International Baccalaureate, Asian languages, Spanish Immersion, Core Knowledge Pre-K, and partner schools in China and India. These international programs provide HEB ISD students a high-caliber education that prepares them to compete in a global economy. HEB ISD is rich with diversity, which gives the district a distinctly international flavor. Students come from homes where more than 70 different native languages are spoken. These include children from Pakistan, the Sudan, Mexico, India, Vietnam, and South Korea. The HEB community has one of the largest Tongan populations outside of the South Pacific. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is to continue its proud tradition of excellence as a diverse, high-performing organization committed to ensuring each student is empowered today to excel tomorrow.

JOSHUA ISD SIZE: 5,300 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: The district writes its own rigorous curriculum maps with 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, a bring-your-own-device program has been implemented in grades nine through 12. PHILOSOPHY: Joshua ISD develops productive citizens of exceptional character who are lifelong learners. Our core value statements: > Provide a safe and orderly environment. > Inspire students to set goals and achieve high levels of success. > Manage resources effectively and efficiently to promote student success. > Be a source of pride and unity for students, staff, parents, and community.

SIZE: 8,600 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Each campus focuses on providing a quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many of our schools have also had the honor of being Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) schools. Extracurricular activities include robotics, schoolwide science fair competitions, graphic arts, and computer science. Older students can specialize in coursework that includes cyber security training, biomedical training, and more. PHILOSOPHY: At Harmony Public Schools, we strive to prepare each student for higher education by providing a safe, caring, and collaborative atmosphere featuring a quality, student-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on STEM.

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mutual respect, and building community involvement — the district is creating an innovative environment where students are inspired, encouraged, and supported. This innovative environment includes 1-to-1 technology programs implemented at every elementary school and middle school, personalized learning plans for students, and enhanced career and technology opportunities. PHILOSOPHY: GCISD believes that providing a top-quality education is the first priority of the school system, and we work to inspire, encourage, and empower students to achieve their full potential. Our goal is to redefine education because our students’ future—the future of our society—matters today. This is being accomplished through the expectations GCISD has for its students and teachers, the positive relationships built across the district and throughout the community, and the innovations taking place in our teaching and students’ learning.

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SIZE: 4,600 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: College-preparatory, trilingual program—all students learn English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. PHILOSOPHY: To prepare students for exceptional leadership roles in the international community by emphasizing servant leadership; mastering the English, Spanish, and Chinese languages; and strengthening the mind, body, and character.

KIPP DFW

SIZE: 1,380 students, pre-K through second grade and fifth through eighth grades KEY ATTRIBUTES: KIPP DFW is part of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of 162 free, open-enrollment, collegepreparatory public charter schools serving more than 55,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP DFW focuses on a small but unique set of commitments. These guiding principles include strong leadership, a commitment to serve scholars who truly need assistance, a focus on character, a sacred promise to our students, the strength of our national KIPP network, and a goal to grow deeply in the heart of underserved areas of our community in order to create the most impact. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of KIPP DFW is to provide students in underserved communities with a free, rigorous, high-quality education that offers the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to thrive in school, college, and the competitive world beyond. With high expectations for students and an extended school day and year, KIPP DFW builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first.

TRINITY BASIN PREPARATORY

SIZE: 2,784 students, pre-K through eighth grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Trinity Basin Preparatory is a free public charter school of choice with five campuses in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Our classroom sizes are smaller compared to public schools, limited to 22 students or fewer. Strict discipline is enforced, and school uniforms are required. PHILOSOPHY: Our mission is to inspire every student to do more, expect more, and be more.

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SIZE: 12,000 students, kindergarten through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Uplift schools emphasize a college-going mindset and a global outlook. With academic and college counselors on every high school campus, Uplift scholars are prepared from the beginning to be successful, both during the college application process and then as they work toward their degrees. Through Uplift’s Road to College program, Uplift scholars visit colleges and universities both in Texas and around the country. They learn to navigate the application process and secure scholarships, grants, and financial aid while keeping debt to a minimum. Uplift alumni counselors then support all graduates through college until they earn their degrees. PHILOSOPHY: Uplift is dedicated to providing a free, high-quality college preparatory education to all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.

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KELLER ISD SIZE: 34,099 students, K through 12th grade 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 39 campuses, 23 of them are less than 15 years old. Keller ISD serves a diverse population composed primarily of students living in Keller and Fort Worth, but includes families from seven other municipalities as well. The vertically aligned curriculum allows students to build upon each year’s subject matter without excessive review, also making it easier to transfer from one district school to another seamlessly. PHILOSOPHY: The community of Keller ISD educates our students to achieve their highest standards of performance by engaging them in exceptional opportunities.

LAKE DALLAS ISD SIZE: 3,958 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lake Dallas ISD is adjacent to Lewisville Lake in North Texas. The school district covers 9.8 square miles in Denton County, with the beauty of the lake as a backdrop. Lake Dallas, Shady Shores, Corinth, and Hickory Creek are the four towns within the boundaries of Lake Dallas ISD. With a focus on family and community, Lake Dallas ISD provides three neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, so all students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, can be Falcons. PHILOSOPHY: Our mission is to provide a quality education so that students may reach their full academic and social potential.

LAKE WORTH ISD SIZE: 3,296 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lake Worth ISD is a small

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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 Sansom Park and Fort Worth. The district has an elementary school, an intermediate school, and a high school within the City of Lake Worth. Two elementary schools and the middle school are located within Fort Worth. PHILOSOPHY: Lake Worth ISD creates an educational experience that inspires and empowers educators and students to be extraordinary.

LANCASTER ISD SIZE: 7,315 students, kindergarten through 12 th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lancaster ISD is one of the largest predominantly African-American districts in the state, and we are proud of the significant accomplishments of our students. For four consecutive years, more than 95 percent of our students graduated with a diploma and a letter of acceptance to a college, university, trade school, or the military. We have the highest graduation rate of the Best Southwest cities and one of the higher in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. One hundred percent of our schools met standard on the most recent state assessment, and our schools received multiple distinctions from the Texas Education Agency. Our middle school is the highest-performing middle school in our area. In addition, we are a leader in early childhood educational programs and off er a full-day academic option for 3-year-olds, providing early academic exploration and social development. We are the first district in Texas to off er a K-through-12 STEM curriculum to all students. Each elementary campus is STEM-focused,

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with an emphasis on Health Science Technology, Engineering, Information Systems and Software Design, or Global Arts Communications and Entrepreneurship. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of Lancaster ISD, in collaboration with parents and communities, is to ignite learning that translates into sustainable success for all students in an ever-changing society. We aim to prove that it is possible for students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and challenging economic situations to perform at levels that are commensurate to students from more economically advantaged backgrounds; and that it is possible to succeed and break the predictive power of economics, ethnicity, and their inverse relationship with academic excellence. Therefore, we have systems, programs, and people in place to provide our students with an exceptional learning experience to ensure that our students leave us knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they are equipped to take advantage of choices and opportunities in life. Simply put, we want our students to graduate with “more than a diploma.”

LEONARD ISD SIZE: 875 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Leonard ISD offers small class sizes, low student-to-teacher ratios, a rural location that is close to the metro area, an easy commute, academic excellence, a wide variety of extracurricular offerings (including UIL athletics, band, and fine arts), vocational education opportunities, and an emphasis on college readiness. PHILOSOPHY: Leonard ISD is dedicated to being a safe, secure, student-centered, parent-friendly school district where students enjoy the excitement of learning and are challenged to increase their readiness for college or the world of work.

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LITTLE ELM ISD SIZE: 7,171 students, pre-K (select campuses) through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Little Elm ISD is a fast-growing district with a diverse student population. The campuses are unique with open spaces designed for collaborative learning. It is most evident in the newest Project Based Learning campus, Prestwick STEM Academy. High school students can earn college credit hours through the University of Texas OnRamps program, with the dual credit cost paid 100 percent by the district. Special Education students run the nationally recognized Vynami Café. Students in grades four-12 receive their own laptop for the entire school year. PHILOSOPHY: Little Elm ISD’s mission is to educate and prepare every student to adapt and excel in a competitive global community through partnerships and programs that facilitate academic excellence within a secure and supportive learning environment.

LOVEJOY ISD SIZE: 3,925 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lovejoy ISD will always be a district with just one high school with a projected enrollment not to exceed 1,900 students. In addition to required credits for graduation, each senior must complete a senior project in order to satisfy the Lovejoy ISD graduation requirements. PHILOSOPHY: Lovejoy ISD is committed to closing the real gap in public education, which is the gap for each student between his or her current performance and his or her potential. Lovejoy is a district that creates a learning environment that supports each of the six pillars of our Graduate Profile. 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 > Works for justice through community service

MCKINNEY ISD SIZE: 24,626 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: McKinney ISD is one of the few school districts in Texas that establishes middle and high school attendance zone boundaries based on socioeconomic factors. This approach allows the district to maintain greater socioeconomic parity among its secondary schools, resulting in greater opportunities for all of our students. The effectiveness of this approach can be seen in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the country’s top high schools. In that report, all three McKinney high schools ranked high among Texas schools and did well nationally. In the national ranking, McKinney High School falls within the top 2.1 percent, McKinney Boyd is in the top 2.4 percent, and McKinney North is in the top 2.58 percent of the country’s schools. McKinney High School and McKinney Boyd High School each received Gold Distinction; McKinney North High School received a Silver Distinction. PHILOSOPHY: We are a cohesive, diverse community providing engaging learning SPRING 2017

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SIZE: 53,396 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Lewisville ISD has a 97.2 percent graduation rate, which is not only one of the highest in the state, but across the nation. Student ACT and SAT scores outperform the state and national scores. PHILOSOPHY: LISD’s promise to our students, staff, parents and the communities 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 innovation and limitless opportunities for our more than 53,000 students. In LISD, we prepare the dreamers to become the doers by developing engaged, collaborative learners who are equipped for success.

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CHOOSING A DISTRICT You have lots of choices for schooling in the Dallas area: public, public charter, private or parochial, or home schooling. Should you want to send your kids to public school, rest assured that the Dallas-Fort Worth area has many fine public schools. 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 > > > > >

Vision, mission, goals Size of school and class size Grade-level alignment (K-4, K-5, K-6, etc.) Curriculum variations Parent engagement

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE (INCLUDING STAFF AND TEACHER PERFORMANCE) 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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MANSFIELD ISD SIZE: 34,325 students, K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: 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 encompass 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. Our district’s mission 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.

MESQUITE ISD SIZE: 40,718 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: > State recognition for fiscal responsibility (superior achievement on Schools FIRST) > One of 14 Texas school districts named to College Board’s AP Honor Roll > Recipient of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence > Recipient of the Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence from the Council of Urban Boards of Education > Named one of America’s Top 150 Workplaces in 2013 by the website topworkplaces.com > One of the National Association of Music Merchants’ best communities for music > American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Workplace > Healthy Zone Schools Program PHILOSOPHY: We value all students, all employees, family involvement, continuous improvement, and accountability for all, and lifelong learning.

NORTHWEST ISD SIZE: 22,000 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Northwest ISD is uniquely situated in Fort Worth and serves families in 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 to 30,000 students within the next eight to 10 years and top out at 100,000 students once growth has completed. As a fast-growth district, NISD operates strategically and embraces the challenge of planning for new facilities that provide support to enhance the student learning environment. Northwest ISD has 54 active housing developments within the school district and is approximately 15 percent built out. PHILOSOPHY: Northwest ISD, in partnership with parents and community, will engage all students in a premier education, preparing them to be successful, productive citizens. The district’s

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PLANO ISD SIZE: 54,322 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Steeped in a history of excellence spanning more than 100 years, Plano ISD is a highly regarded district known for the continual accomplishments of its diverse and competitive student population. Through a comprehensive selection of electives, academic courses, and extracurricular activities, Plano ISD is able to meet the individual needs and talents of its students. PHILOSOPHY: Plano ISD believes that today’s classroom, community, and global environments demand new learning standards for students so that they will have the ability to successfully live in, learn in, lead in, and contribute to a world that is truly global, connected, and increasingly competitive in scope and character.

and prepare all students for their global future. 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.

WAXAHACHIE ISD SIZE: 8,107 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Waxahachie ISD is located centrally to both Dallas and Fort Worth. The district values lifelong learning for all age groups, with instructional programs for school-age children as well as adult community education. DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY: Waxahachie ISD is committed to support and empower our community of learners for success in the 21st century by developing well-educated, responsible citizens through a cooperative effort with the home and community.

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SIZE: 8,254 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Prosper ISD is one of the fastergrowing districts in the state of Texas; PISD pays 100 percent of dual-credit cost and AP cost, allowing students to earn college credit while in high school at no cost to them. Our state-of-theart facilities are rivaled by few. PHILOSOPHY: PISD strives to provide an elite private school experience in a public school setting, equipping our graduates with a competitive advantage as they apply to prestigious colleges and universities across the country. Academics are extremely important, but a major component of our graduate profile is that our students understand the importance of service above self. In the end, we want our graduates to be good people and contributing members of society.

SIZE: 7,840 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Located in the heart of Parker County, Weatherford ISD is approximately 20 miles west of Fort Worth and offers a small-town community with all the amenities of the nearby metro area. The district is projected to grow by 100 students each year through the year 2024. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Weatherford ISD is to teach, challenge, and inspire each student in a safe, nurturing environment to succeed in the global community. We value and respect all students, employees, parents, partners, and our community. We demonstrate visionary leadership. We engage in and promote personal and organizational learning. We make data-driven decisions. We practice ethical behavior and personal integrity. With a dedicated staff, involved parents, and outstanding community support, our students receive a 21st-century learning experience.

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SIZE: 38,671 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Strong emphasis on college and career readiness; schoolwide enrichment model implemented districtwide at K-6, blending gifted instruction and techniques into general curriculum for all students; classroom focus on differentiated instruction for each student based on individual learning profile and understanding/ mastery 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, resulting in license and certification opportunities while simultaneously preparing for college; high community expectations and exceptional community support for schools; commitment to classroom instructional technology and student engagement through wide range of coand extracurricular options; strong investment in teachers and staff development for all professional and paraprofessional employees; emphasis on school safety and security. PHILOSOPHY: Richardson ISD’s mission is to serve

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SIZE: 14,562 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Wylie ISD and the communities it supports cherish their small-town feel. From homecoming parades through downtown to numerous volunteer and charitable opportunities, students (and their families) can truly experience the Texas quality of life that many larger cities have lost. PHILOSOPHY: 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.

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THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS Fifty-four schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth region were featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 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. SCHOOL

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FAQ: NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM 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 no 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? A: 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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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.


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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 for 2018 graduates mean that students in Texas now 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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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. To find the private school that’s right for your child, you’ll need to do your homework.

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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:

> 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 singlegender 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. 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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Source: Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, Dallas Business Journal

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1 St. Mark's School of Texas, $29,496 2 The Episcopal School of Dallas, $29,475 3 Greenhill School, $29,450 4 The Hockaday School, $29,375 5 Shelton School, $27,300 6 Parish Episcopal School, $27,220 7 The Winston School Dallas, $27,075 8 Oak Hill Academy, $24,750 9 The Lamplighter School, $23,928 10 Alcuin School, $23,810 11 Fort Worth Country Day, $23,100 12 Ann and Nate Levine Academy-A Solomon Schechter School, $23,000 13 The Oakridge School, $22,275 14 The St. Anthony School , $22,000 15 Trinity Valley School, $21,630 16 Dallas International School, $21,400 17 Trinity Christian Academy Addison, $21,020 18 All Saints Episcopal School Fort Worth, $20,780 19 Lakehill Preparatory School, $20,700 20 Prestonwood Christian Academy, $20,650 21 Dallas Academy, $20,310 22 Ursuline Academy of Dallas, $20,050 23 The Westwood School, $19,695 24 Cistercian Catholic Preparatory School, $19,625 25 Good Shepherd Episcopal School Dallas, $19,577 26 Hill School of Fort Worth, $19,440 27 The Cambridge School of Dallas, $19,175 28 Novus Academy, $19,000 29 Great Lakes Academy, $18,600 30 Liberty Christian School, $18,480 31 The Fairhill School, $18,400 32 Canterbury Episcopal School Desoto, $18,250 33 Key School, $17,800 34 The Selwyn School, $17,780 35 Jesuit College Preparatory School, $17,635 36 John Paul II High School Plano, $17,550 37 Southwest Christian School-Prep Campus, $17,375 38 Focus on the Future Training Center, $17,200 38 Providence Christian School of Texas, $17,200 40 The Highlands School, $15,500 41 Dallas Christian Academy, $15,397 42 Bishop Lynch High School, $15,200 43 Bethany Christian School, $14,995 44 First Baptist Academy of Dallas, $14,650 45 Fort Worth Christian School, $14,635 46 The Clariden School, $14,300 47 Cedar Hill Preparatory Academy, $14,000 48 The Anderson Private School for the Gifted Talented and Creative, $13,690 49 McKinney Christian Academy, $13,600 50 Lake Country Christian School, $13,595


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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.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

HOME SCHOOLING

In 1995, the 74th Texas Legislature passed legislation giving the state the authority to create open-enrollment 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.

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.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 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.

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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 statecertified 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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EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM

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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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

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.

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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, Munson 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.

CHOOSING A SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL 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

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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 educational consultant Eleanor Munson, Ph.D. 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

finding the best fit? According to educational consultant, special needs parenting coach and special education advocate Adina Rich, 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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HIGHER EDUCATION The Dallas-Fort Worth 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.

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WEATHERFORD COLLEGE (WISE COUNTY)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (FLOWER MOUND)

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (NORTHPORT)

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (NORTHEAST)

WEATHERFORD COLLEGE (MINERAL WELLS)

Below is a sample of other institutions of higher learning in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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TARLETON STATE 7 SOUTHWEST METROPLEX CENTER TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

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TERRELL SCHOOL OF TARLETON STATE

SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Bethel University

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (SOUTH)

Grand Canyon University

ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

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UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ARLINGTON CAMPUS TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (SOUTHEAST)

Kaplan College Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts LeTourneau University

HILL COLLEGE (BURLESON)

National University Ogle School - Dallas Parker University Platt College Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools

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MAJOR UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY 1 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

COLLIN COLLEGE (CENTRAL PARK)

COLLIN COLLEGE (HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER)

ORTH CENTRAL EXAS COLLEGE COLLIN COLLEGE (PRESTON RIDGE)

COLLIN COLLEGE (ALLEN)

AMBERTON UNIVERSITY (FRISCO)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - FRISCO

COLLIN COLLEGE (SPRING CREEK) COLLIN COLLEGE (COURTYARD) DCCCD (NORTH LAKE NORTH)

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY DALLAS

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

TEXAS A&M AG EXTENSION LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY

DCCCD (BROOKHAVEN) DCCCD (NORTH LAKE WEST)

DCCCD (RICHLAND) DCCCD (RICHLAND GARLAND)

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX DALLAS CAMPUS

DALLAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

PARKER UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN ART INSTITUTE DCCCD METHODIST OF DALLAS (NORTH UNIVERSITY LAKE) TEXAS TECH SMU UD 6 12 EVEREST HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CENTER OF DALLAS DCCCD WEST COAST (EASTFIELD) UT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 13 TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY DCCCD INSTITUTE (NORTH LAKE 15 OF HEALTH SOUTH) SCIENCES

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2016 ENROLLMENT

37,979

3 The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

26,793

4 Texas Woman’s University (TWU)

15,511

5 Texas A&M University (TAMU) - Commerce

12,385

6 Southern Methodist University (SMU)

11,739

7 Texas Christian University (TCU)

10,363

8 Dallas Baptist University (DBU)

5,156

9 University of North Texas (UNT) - Dallas

3,030

10 Texas Wesleyan University

2,557

11 University of North Texas Health Science Center - Fort Worth

2,366

12 University of Dallas (UD)

2,357

13 UT Southwestern

2,277

14 Texas A&M University School of Law - Fort Worth

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15 University of North Texas College of Law - Dallas

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COLLIN COLLEGE (ROCKWALL)

AMBERTON UNIVERSITY (GARLAND)

DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY CRISWELL COLLEGE TEXAS A&M HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AT CITYSQUARE BAYLOR COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY DCCCD (EL CENTRO) UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS LAW (DALLAS) DCCCD (BILL J. PRIEST)

DCCCD (EASTFIELD PLEASANT GROVE)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS INSTITUTION

DCCCD (CEDAR VALLEY)

2016 ENROLLMENT

Dallas County Community College District

SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

71,393

Tarrant County College District

55,468

Collin County Community College District

29,153

North Central Texas Community College District

9,433

Navarro College

9,127

Trinity Valley Community College

6,950

Weatherford College

5,607

DFW Total Community College Students

NAVARRO COLLEGE (WAXAHACHIE)

39,706

2 University of North Texas (UNT) - Denton

5 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE

187,131

The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for continuing education courses within the community college system. A total of 10,678 students enrolled in CE courses in the districts and colleges listed above in Fall 2016.

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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“THE TRAIN TRIP IS FAR MORE RELAXING.” KERRY RHINES CITY: Irving OCCUPATION: Director of purchasing and warehouse operations, Dallas Zoo Tell us about your commute. I live just five minutes away from the West Irving TRE station, so four to five times a week, I drive to the station and catch the TRE into Dallas Union Station, which takes about 20 minutes. Then I transfer to the Red Line to Westmoreland, which drops me off at the doorstep of the Dallas Zoo in 11 minutes. Driving would take me a little less time, if there were no accidents or other issues, but the train trip is far more relaxing. When did you first start commuting via DART? What influenced your decision? I started in 2008, when I worked for the City of Dallas at City Hall. We were able to get a subsidized pass for only $25. I didn’t ride it too much at first, but I found it more and more convenient and started riding it more as the price of gas went up and traffic got worse. What might surprise someone new to our area about DART? How many different locations/areas of the city you can go to and how convenient it is. How do you make the most of your commute? I read the newspaper or listen to satellite radio and music on my iPod; people-watching is also fun and interesting.

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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 DFW 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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NORTH TEXAS TOLLWAY AUTHORITY (NTTA): The organization sanctioned by the State of Texas to develop and maintain toll roads in North Texas. 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-35. 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.

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Existing toll roads

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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.

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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 rate as of July 1, 2015, is 17.06 cents per mile. Here are a few examples of what you might pay on your commute. ROAD

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$2.49

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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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BONUS: You can use your TollTag to pay for parking and pass-through at DFW International and Dallas Love Field airports.

WHAT ARE MANAGED TOLL LANES? 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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US 67 CLEBURNE EAST LOOP SH 174 to Spur 102; Widen to 4 lane facility; Scheduled completion: 2017

10 MIDTOWN EXPRESS SH 183; SH 114; Loop 12; Rebuild/widen portions of the highway and add toll managed lanes; Scheduled completion: 2018 11 SH 360 (NTTA/TXDOT) US 287 to south of I-20; Phased 2 to 4 lane new toll road; Scheduled completion: 2018 12 I-35E (WAXAHACHIE) PHASE I US 77 south of Waxahachie to US 77 north of Waxahachie; Reconstruct and widen highway from 4 to 6 lanes; Scheduled completion: 2019

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15 US 175 (SM WRIGHT FREEWAY) US 175; I-45; Extend US 175 to I-45; Scheduled completion: 2019

18 DFW CONNECTOR SH 121/360 Interchange; Construct interchange; Scheduled completion: 2018

16 SH 360/I-30 INTERCHANGE At interchange; Reconstruct and widen existing interchange; Scheduled completion: 2020

19 I-35E/US 67 (SOUTHERN GATEWAY) I-35E and US 67; Widen highway and add reversible express lanes; Scheduled completion: 2021

17 SH 199 Nine Mile Bridge Rd. to Western Center Blvd.; Construct mainlanes, bridges and ramps; Scheduled completion: 2019

20 I-35W SEG. 3C US 81/287 to north of Eagle Parkway; Reconstruct and widen highway and add toll managed lanes; Scheduled completion: 2019

21 I-35E Dallas North Tollway to Woodall14 Rodgers; Construct collector/ distributor lanes; Scheduled completion: 2019 22 I-635 LBJ FREEWAY EAST I-30 to east of US 75; Reconstruct and widen highway and add toll managed lanes/express lanes; Scheduled completion: 025 23 I-820 SEG. 4 I-820/SH 183/SH 121 to Randol Mill Rd.; Reconstruct and widen highway; Scheduled completion: 2021

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475

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5 488, 488 234, 360, 451, 486, 486 L 582, 987

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29453, 27, 29, 49, 404, 405, 408, 409, 525, 544, 703, 822 UTSW Shuttle 183

52

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WESTMORELAND 11 STATION

506

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542

LA

N

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HAMPTON STATION

542 542

LL

1, 24, 76, 521, 743, 768 Mustang Express, ER and Park Cities DART TT ON-CALL

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RTH

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453

582

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488

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521

362

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841

870

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GR

SAMUELL

CAMPBELL RD.

C 826 N.

WAL-MART

826

827

CA

NE

LOVERS LANE STATION

5

824

FOREST LANE STATION 234234, 360, 451, 486, 488, 582, 987

S

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FE N

LD

5

CITYPLACE/UPTOWN STATION

49

49

722

444

205 208

ATE

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HIGHLAND

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360

360

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451

234

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15 210 HIGHLAND 183 3T PARK 55

31

31

UNION STATION

453 59

360

506

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210

183

STATION

59 UTSW Shuttles

542 542

42, 453,

234

4

SWMD/PARKLAND STATION INWOOD/LOVE FIELD 39 27, 29, 49, 404, 405, 408, 409, 453,

RK

27

568

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360

486

155

5 15 521

Orange Line

12

568

BANNER

55

544, 703, 822 UTSW Shuttle 183 55 39,525, 524, 526, 39 39 526 526527, 529 27 31 MARKET CNTR. STATION

PA

568

DAVIS T

STATION

55 39, 524, 526, 39 39 526 526527, 529

VICTORY STATION

D

568

JEFFER

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BELT LINE RD

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ILY

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11

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400

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234

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49, TRE-Green Line

BLV

12

547 549 404

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CLARENDON DR

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574

KIEST BLVD

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404

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703

11

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445

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35

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31

63 63 MEDICAL/MARKET CTR. 52N STATION 206 TRE, 822/823

52W

542 549

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453

404

SOUTHERN OAKS

FO

SINGING HILLS RECREATION CENTER

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ES

549

MEREDITH

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

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703

RE

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376

451

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N TO ER OV LN ROYAL

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12

2

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824

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830 NORTH DALLAS 486 488 DART ON-CALL ZONE

987

41

31

453

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361

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

31

415

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52W

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155

3K PARK CITIES 55 DART ON-CALL ZONE

M

IN

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52N

KUSHLA

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404

LK HILL

HILL

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SH-160

376

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BIC

COLORADO DR CLARENDON

568

574

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52

52 CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CTR.•

549

568

RD

NE

OAKBROOK

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52N

26 G

MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL

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ATLAS

AL

451

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IH-20

D

U.T.S.W. ST. PAUL HOSPITAL•

RI

361

MEDICAL CITY

UNIVERSITY PARK

415

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404

409

404

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547 KEENELAND

7

525

CHA

CHALK

CLYME

549

KIEST BLVD

52

RECORD CROSSING

525

404

SINGLETON

987

LOVERS LN.

529

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29

FO

CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CTR.•

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574

409

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

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2

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428

529

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LA

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UTD

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RICHARDSON 824 CTR. MEDICAL

FR W 410 Y

BUSH TURNPIKE STATION

883 UTD Shuttle, 841-843 FLEX

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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

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574

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527

IRVING BLVD

525

515

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524 31

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376

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527

525

526

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R

11, 376, 444, 542, 549

547

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59

52

35

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11, 376, 444, 542, 549

376

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549

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563

408

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526

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527

RO

527

527

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35

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544 161W

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400

463

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362

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410

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515

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LOVE FIELD

LOVE FIELD

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59

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525

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409

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161

RI U.T. S.W./PARKLAND HOSPITAL•

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568

COCKRELL HILL

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525

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428

525

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59

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408

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549

35, 59, 549

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528

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529

BACHMAN STATION

428

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466

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408

466

BURBANK STATION

BAIN

527

63

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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

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PARK

21 535 453

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840

508

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453 2

522

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488

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840

IRVI OAKDALE NG

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

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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

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840

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NO

515

206 234

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508

508

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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

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J

529

ROYAL LN

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183

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361

35

26

870

841

DRIVE A.

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TE

FAIR PARK

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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

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15TH

GASTO SH N BU E76 LA GE SIDE NT GESHOVIRSTA

451

883 361

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WALNUT HILL/ KIEST BLVD DENTON STATION WALNUT HILL/ 161

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23431

528

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401

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507

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ROCHELLE

574 504 505

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ROCHEL

504 501

507

SH

505, 508

466

503

DE LAS CK COLINAS ER URBAN CENTER STATION 503

503

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R

ROCHELL

408

514

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408

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401

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234, 400, 501, 510

234

528

486, 532, 535, 529, 532

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532

486

987

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529

183

362PR

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347

536

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L

362

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JACK HATCHELL TRANSIT CENTER

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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

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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

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WR

STATION 400, 501, 507, 510, 528

WALNUT HILL LN 234

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NORTHGATE

501

30

234 IRVING

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OP

501 401

COUNTRY CLUB

408

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O’C

234

547

NORTH IRVING528 COUNTRY TRANSIT CENTER 503 CREEK

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574

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

504

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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

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234

503

HIDDEN RIDGE

445

234

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

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S

SOUTH AIRFIELD

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528

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NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

504

401

LA

408

401, 501, 504

WY .

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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

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42

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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

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533

MEREDITH

549

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400

FARMERS FARMERS BRANCH 12 BRANCH DART ON-CALL ZONE FT

488

35

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870

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210, 350, 451, 452, 841 FLEX McCALLUM

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374

350

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841

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350 362

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PARKER ROAD STATION

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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

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12

COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

410 377

DOWNTOWN PLANO STATION 870 FLEX

210, 350, 451, 452, 841 FLEX

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451

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362

208

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333

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533

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549

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377

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350

210

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453

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534

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

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534 536 536

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534, 536 549 A-Train to Denton

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374, 475, 583

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179,920 DAILY PASSENGERS 829,803 TOTAL CARGO (TONNAGE) 8,432,213 INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS 65,670,697 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, takeoffs 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 full-service general aviation airports serving private and executive clients. Situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the highest-capacity commercial airport in the world, connecting the area to the entire planet. The airport offers travelers a highfrequency 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. Destinations such as Helsinki, Berlin, and Beijing will hopefully soon be a direct flight away. Plus, DART’s orange line just began operations to DFW International, meaning it’s now possible to take public transportation to the airport—something travelers have wanted for years. Dallas Love Field is home to low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines, and now that flight restrictions have been lifted, which until October 2014 limited nonstop service on mainline jets to destinations in Texas and adjoining states, direct service to cities such as New York, Chicago, and L.A. is now possible on any aircraft leaving Love Field. The day that restrictions were lifted, Virgin America also launched service out of Love. The airport is currently undergoing a $519 million renovation, including 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 first-class service to their clients.

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DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS ANCHORAGE

SEATTLE 69 flights per week

DENVER 134 flights per week

SAN FRANCISCO 99 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 79 flights per week DETROIT 77 flights per week WASHINGTON D.C. 125 flights per week CHARLOTTE 91 flights per week

LAS VEGAS 85 flights per week LOS ANGELES 187 flights per week

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NUTS AND BOLTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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‘YOU’RE NOT AN OUTSIDER IF YOU’RE NOT FROM TEXAS. PEOPLE ARE WELCOMING.’ schools, not too far out in the suburbs or from work. The commute was a big thing for me. As long as I get out of the door by 7, I’m usually at work by 7:15. I think it’s easy. Mind you, I came from Chicago and the Bay area and it’s way worse there. The neighborhood’s great for the kids. If we could live somewhere, no kids, it would be in Uptown.

JEFF COUSENS

What do you like most about living there? You’re not an outsider if you’re not from Texas. People are welcoming. It’s been very eclectic - diff erent people, diff erent backgrounds, diff erent family situations … all that stuff. It is sort of like a melting pot.

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ESSENTIALS

MY DALLAS STORY

JEFF COUSENS OCCUPATION: Managing Partner - Dallas Sales & Marketing, Lucas Group CURRENT NEIGHBORHOOD: Richardson How did you choose Richardson? Having four kids, we wanted good public

What advice do you have for someone freshly relocated? It’s the mindset. If you come open minded, people are really friendly. Get used to how spread out it is. If it’s 10 miles away, time wise it’s going to be more. The freeways are different. They’re

looping, turning, with interchanges. Once you get acclimated, you learn you don’t have to go down 75 to get downtown. You can take the Toll Road, or cut through to Preston and take it all the way down. I’ve had clients relocate here. I tell them, take time to learn the neighborhoods because they are all very different. Eat in the neighborhood restaurants and try to meet some people. Make sure what you do fits in with that community. How’s the work environment here? Well, I do recruiting … so the market here was a big attraction. We’re not tied to oil and gas like Houston is. It’s very diverse. You have Hilti Tools moving here from Oklahoma, and Toyota moving from California. It’s a hot market. In the sales and marketing niche, I’ve had trouble keeping up with the workload, which I am not complaining about. The work pool is very strong. There are lots of people coming from retail and e-commerce.

MOVING CHECKLIST SIX WEEKS UNTIL MOVE:

❏ Contact a real estate

agent in Dallas. Many advertise in this guide. ❏ Start getting estimates from moving companies. ❏ Find out what expenses your employer will cover. FOUR WEEKS:

❏ Request copies of

❏ Check the pre-

registration procedures for enrolling children in school. (See Education section on p. 130.) Get children’s transcripts and a list of textbooks they are currently using. Obtain a copy of the grading system at the current school. Ask teachers for a statement describing the student’s achievement level and interests. Get official written descriptions of any unusual courses taken.

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medical, dental, veterinary records, and birth certificates. Notify the post office of your new address and obtain a changeof-address kit. Send change-of-address cards to friends, subscription services, creditors, alumni associations, and insurance companies. Begin packing seldomused items and dispose of unwanted items through charities. (Get receipts for tax purposes.) Contact the IRS for forms and regulations regarding taxdeductible moving expenses. Transfer or arrange for insurance in Dallas to cover your home, furnishings, and automobile.

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THREE WEEKS:

ONE WEEK:

❏ Arrange to have

❏ Discontinue delivery

appliances, utilities, laundry, phone, and cable television disconnected. Check on deposits. Set up connections at your new home. ❏ Make travel arrangements. TWO WEEKS:

❏ Handle bills, stocks,

investments, and banking transfers. ❏ Make special arrangements for transporting pets and plants. Some plants may not be transported across state lines—check with your moving company. ❏ Clean cupboards. ❏ Plan remaining meals so you can pack what you don’t need.

services, such as the newspaper. ❏ Clean and sort items in garage and attic. ❏ Clean out your safetydeposit box and place all valuables and documents together. Either carry them with you or send them ahead by registered, insured mail.

❏ Pack luggage. Set

aside items you will need immediately upon arrival—a few dishes, pots and pans, towels, soap, bedding, light bulbs, flashlights, and toilet paper. ❏ Leave forwarding address with apartment manager or new tenant. MOVING DAY:

❏ Reconfirm your TWO DAYS:

❏ Defrost and dry

refrigerators/freezers.

❏ Arrange for cash or

traveler’s checks for trip expenses and payment to the mover upon delivery. ❏ Reconcile and close checking account. Withdraw savings. ❏ Conclude any matters relating to the lease or sale of your home. ❏ Have movers pack.

delivery date with your mover and provide directions to your new residence. ❏ Pay close attention to the mover’s paperwork. You will need to sign it upon completion of loading. ❏ Supervise the movers to make sure your instructions are understood. ❏ Double-check residence for forgotten items before leaving. SPRING 2017


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FIRST 30 DAYS

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET ESTABLISHED, MAKE CONNECTIONS, AND FEEL AT HOME 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.

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2. READ UP ON TEXAS AND DFW LAWS that could impact you. See our list on page 172. 3. GET YOUR VEHICLE INSPECTED. Texas requires an annual state vehicle safety and 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 proof of insurance. 4. GET YOUR 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 and vehicle inspection. 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.

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 to ask neighbors and co-workers for referrals.

6. If you’re going to commute to work via public transportation, FIND YOUR NEAREST DART (OR TRE) STATION OR BUS STOPS and plot your route. See our map on page 158 for routes. Buy passes and do a test ride.

12. IF YOU HAVE KIDS, REGISTER THEM IN SCHOOL. If they’ll be walking to school, map out their route 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 start things off right.

7. If you’ll commute by car, MAP OUT FIRST AND SECONDARY ROUTES. If toll roads are in your future, get a TollTag. See the Access section for toll road maps and TollTag info. Test your routes. 8. DRIVE OTHER ROADS, 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. We have a list for you in this section, pages 167-169. 10. LOCATE THE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM NEAREST YOUR HOME. See our hospitals map in the Living section on page 112. 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 your health insurance policy to discover what it covers. 11. FIND A NEW DOCTOR. Find a new dentist. Find a new hairdresser. Find a guy to fix your car when

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13. If you have a dog, SCOUT OUT DOG PARKS. We’ve got a map for you in the Living section on page 106. Ask around for a veterinarian referral or check out a vet’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 the related websites. Check your cable television channels for local news stations and program your radio with your favorites. 15. READ UP ON OUR PAST. The Internet can help you do this. 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, and more. You’re sure to find something that suits your interests. 17. If you’re keen on local politics, ATTEND A TOWN HALL MEETING. We’ve got a list of local government offices, pages 167-169, in this section. Call the one

in your community and ask about open meetings or visit their website. 18. REGISTER TO VOTE and locate your polling place. Go to votexas.org or dallascountyvotes. 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, MOSQUES, 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. Check out our Living section on pages 105-110 for 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. See our map and a list of upcoming events in the Living section on page 97. 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, but helping out in your new community is also a great way to meet like-minded people. See resources for those interested in volunteering with area charities in this section. 24. GET SOME SLEEP. Moving is stressful. Take care of yourself.

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SALES TAX RATES

TAX PREP

STATE: 6 1/4% (.0625) CITY: 1/4% (.0025) – 2% (.02), depending on local rate COUNTY: 1/2% (.005) – 1.5% (.015), depending on local rate TRANSIT: 1/4 % (.0025) – 1% (.01), depending on local rate SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS: 1/8% (.00125) – 2% (.02), depending on local rate

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-income-tax states, this change can feel like a financial windfall.

COUNTIES

RATE

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

$0.225000 $0.243100 $0.261990 $0.380091 $0.368066 $0.490379 $0.422663 $0.588700 $0.333780 $0.375900 $0.461590 $0.285693 $0.346400

CITIES Addison Allen Anna Arlington Azle Balch Springs Bedford Benbrook Burleson Carrollton Cedar Hill Celina Cleburne Cockrell Hill Colleyville Commerce Coppell Corinth Crowley Dallas Decatur Denton DeSoto Duncanville Ennis Euless Everman Fairview

$0.560472 $0.520000 $0.629000 $0.644800 $0.679500 $0.803000 $0.476509 $0.650000 $0.735000 $0.603700 $0.698760 $0.645000 $0.804018 $1.119407 $0.339130 $0.820000 $0.579500 $0.581930 $0.739270 $0.782500 $0.703000 $0.683340 $0.744900 $0.758447 $0.699000 $0.462500 $1.230000 $0.359999

Farmers Branch Fate Flower Mound Forest Hill Forney Fort Worth Frisco Garland Glenn Heights Granbury Grand Prairie Grapevine Greenville Haltom City Heath Hickory Creek Highland Park Highland Village Hurst Hutchins Irving Joshua Kaufman Keene Keller Kennedale Krum Lake Dallas Lake Worth Lancaster Lewisville Little Elm Lucas Mansfield McKinney Melissa Mesquite Midlothian Murphy North Richland Hills Parker Plano Princeton Prosper

$0.602267 $0.291100 $0.439000 $0.990000 $0.651111 $0.835000 $0.450000 $0.704600 $0.935530 $0.397584 $0.669998 $0.289271 $0.699000 $0.699990 $0.417311 $0.387319 $0.220000 $0.569630 $0.587900 $0.682459 $0.594100 $0.775270 $0.777725 $0.897823 $0.430000 $0.767500 $0.647489 $0.668068 $0.460660 $0.867500 $0.436086 $0.661687 $0.317948 $0.710000 $0.573000 $0.610000 $0.687000 $0.708244 $0.510000 $0.610000 $0.365984 $0.478600 $0.689890 $0.520000

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

$0.857815 $0.649000 $0.625160 $0.595633 $0.794444 $0.375120 $0.454300 $0.787173 $0.677100 $0.757279 $0.513000 $0.679500 $0.767304 $0.743800 $0.462000 $0.407962 $0.724200 $0.667500 $0.473000 $0.248761 $0.618411 $0.680000 $0.511600 $0.755693 $0.536700 $0.848900

SCHOOLS Aledo ISD Allen ISD Alvarado ISD Alvord ISD Anna ISD Argyle ISD Arlington ISD Aubrey ISD Avalon ISD Azle ISD Birdville ISD Bland ISD Blue Ridge ISD Bluff Dale ISD Brock ISD

$1.595000 $1.590000 $1.461000 $0.013540 $1.670000 $1.570050 $1.390080 $1.510000 $1.233400 $1.203000 $1.412952 $1.488000 $1.571490 $1.090000 $1.550000

DFW COMMUNITIES SALES TAX SAMPLE 2016 Rates PER $100 CITY

STATE RATE

PLANO DALLAS DENTON FORT WORTH

0.0625 0.0625 0.0625 0.0625

COUNTY

Burleson ISD $1.540000 Carroll ISD $1.390000 Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD $1.391700 Castleberry ISD $1.376600 Cedar Hill ISD $1.516000 Celina ISD $1.640000 Cleburne ISD $1.630000 Collin College (CCD) $0.081222 Community ISD $1.625000 Coppell ISD $1.492700 Crandall ISD $1.520000 Crowley ISD $1.650000 Dallas Co. Community College (CCD) $0.122933 Dallas ISD $1.282085 DeSoto ISD $1.460000 Duncanville ISD $1.521480 Eagle MountainSaginaw ISD $1.540000 Ennis ISD $1.540000 Era ISD $1.308000 Everman ISD $1.525000 Farmersville ISD $1.390000 Ferris ISD $1.355000 Forney ISD $1.540000 Fort Worth ISD $1.352000 Frisco ISD $1.460000 Frost ISD $1.220800 Garland ISD $1.353300 Glen Rose ISD $0.974000 Godley ISD. $1.540000 Granbury ISD $1.250000 Grand Prairie ISD $1.595000 Grandview ISD $1.400000 GrapevineColleyville ISD $1.396700 Gunter ISD $1.620000 Highland Park ISD $1.152700 Hurst-EulessBedford ISD $1.316000 Irving ISD $1.445000 Italy ISD $1.584972 Joshua ISD $1.610000

$0.478600

COLLIN

$0.208395

PLANO ISD

$1.439000

DALLAS

$0.782500

DALLAS

$0.243100

DALLAS ISD

$1.282085

DENTON

$0.683340

DENTON

$0.248409

DENTON ISD

$1.540000

$0.835000

TARRANT

$0.254000

TOTAL RATE

0.0100 MTA 0.0100 MTA 0.0050 CTA .0005 MTA, .005 CCD

0.0825 0.0825 0.0825 0.0825

Kaufman ISD $1.460000 Keene ISD $1.430000 Keller ISD $1.520000 Kennedale ISD $1.486724 Krum ISD $1.540000 Lake Dallas ISD $1.670000 Lake Worth ISD $1.670000 Lancaster ISD $1.540000 Leonard ISD $1.266200 Lewisville ISD $1.420000 Lipan ISD $1.505000 Little Elm ISD $1.540000 Lovejoy ISD $1.670000 Mansfield ISD $1.510000 Maypearl ISD $1.317000 McKinney ISD $1.620000 Melissa ISD $1.670000 Mesquite ISD $1.460000 Midlothian ISD $1.540000 Milford ISD $1.170000 Millsap ISD $1.665000 Mineral Wells ISD $1.430000 Northwest ISD $1.452500 Palmer ISD $1.475000 Peaster ISD $1.400000 Perrin Whitt ISD $1.240000 Pilot Point ISD $1.370000 Plano ISD $1.439000 Ponder ISD $1.467840 Poolville ISD $1.383500 Princeton ISD $1.620000 Prosper ISD $1.670000 Quinlan ISD $1.240000 Red Oak ISD $1.540000 Richardson ISD $1.390050 Rio Vista ISD $1.600000 Rockwall ISD $1.465000 Royse City ISD $1.670000 Sanger ISD $1.372067 Boles ISD $1.542940 Bland ISD $1.488000 Campbell ISD $1.040000 Celeste ISD $1.490060 Caddo Mills ISD $1.455000 Commerce ISD $1.543600

FORT WORTH ISD

$1.322000

Cooper ISD $1.490000 Community ISD $1.625000 Cumby ISD $1.300000 Scurry-Rosser ISD $1.250000 Fannindel ISD $1.260000 Greenville ISD $1.309170 Leonard ISD $1.266200 Slidell ISD $1.135000 Lone Oak ISD $1.318950 Springtown ISD $1.429000 Sunnyvale ISD $1.426000 Wolfe City ISD $1.344000 Tarrant County College (CCD) $0.144730 Terrell ISD $1.600000 Tolar ISD $1.441200 Trenton ISD $1.460000 Van Alstyne ISD $1.520000 Venus ISD $1.587600 Waxahachie ISD $1.553900 Weatherford ISD $1.469000 White Settlement ISD $1.540000 Whitewright ISD $1.350000 Wylie ISD $1.640000 OTHER Dallas County Parkland Hospital (HD) $0.286000 Dallas County School Equalization (SET) $0.010000 Tarrant County Water District (WD) $0.020000 Tarrant County Hospital (HD) $0.227897

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

2016 RATE PER $100 OF TAXABLE VALUATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANO

FORT WORTH

OTHER RATES

0.010 0.010 0.015 0.010

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

SAMPLE TAX INFORMATION FOR DFW COMMUNITIES CITY

CITY RATE

OTHER CCD SET HD CCD

$0.081960 $0.009271 $0.279400 $0.122933

WD HD

$0.019400 $0.227897

CCD

$0.144730

TOTAL $2.234560 $2.742960

$2.501950 $2.838397

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MUST-HAVE CONTACT INFO Addison, Town of

972-450-7001

addisontx.gov

Haslet, City of

817-439-5931

haslet.org

Allen Economic Development Corporation

972-727-0250

allentx.com

HEB Economic Development Foundation

817-540-1053

heb.org

Arlington, City of

817-459-6777

arlingtontx.gov

Hickory Creek, Town of

940-497-2528

hickorycreek-tx.gov

Highland Village, City of

972-899-5131

highlandvillage.org

Hurst, City of

817-788-7044

ci.hurst.tx.us

Hutchins, City of

972-225-4449

hutchinsedc.org

Irvingâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Las Colinas Economic Development Commission

214-507-5091

irvingchamber.com

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation Justin Economic Development Corporation Kaufman Economic Development Corporation

817-866-0820

johnsoncountytx.org

940-648-3800

cityofjustin.com

972-932-5332

kaufmanedc.org

Keene, City of

817-641-3337 ext. 36 817-743-4000 903-498-3191 817-985-2100 940-497-2226 817-237-1211 ext. 225

keenetx.com

972-218-1300

lancaster-tx.com

972-219-3400 214-975-0406

cityoflewisville.com littleelmtx.us

817-453-1006

mansfield-texas.com

972-562-5430

mckinneyedc.com

972-288-7711

ci.mesquite.tx.us

972-775-3481

cedmidlothian.org

972-468-4030

murphytx.org

817-640-3300

nctcog.org

817-427-6060

nrhtx.com

817-617-3705

townofpantego.com

940-686-2165

cityofpilotpoint.org

972-208-8300

planotexas.org

972-941-7000 972-734-2416 972-346-3502 817-281-9376 972-617-3638

plano.gov princetontx.gov prosperedc.com netarrant.org redoaktx.org

972-792-2800

telecomcorridor.com

817-491-2411

roanoketexas.com

972-772-0025

rockwall.com

972-463-2489 972-524-4700

rowlett.com roysecity.com

972-675-0562

sachseedc.com

817-232-4640 940-458-7702

saginaw.tx.us sangertexas.org

972-287-9944

seagovilleedc.com

903-868-2566

sedco.org

Athens Economic Development Corporation

903-675-4617

athensedc.com

Azle, City of

817-444-2541

ci.azle.tx.us

Balch Springs, City of

972-286-4477

cityofbalchsprings.com

Bedford, City of

817-952-2101

ci.bedford.tx.us

Benbrook Economic Development Corporation

817-249-3000

benbrook.org

Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation

940-683-3490

cityofbridgeport.net

Burleson, City of

817-426-9600

burlesontx.com

Carrollton, City of

972-466-3000

cityofcarrollton.com

Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation

972-291-5132

cedarhilltx.com

Celina Economic Development Corporation

972-382-8949

celinaedc.com

Cleburne, City of

817-645-0900

cleburne.net

Colleyville, City of

817-503-1000

colleyville.com

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

940-382-7151

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

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 Economic Development Corporation North Central Texas Council of Governments North Richland Hills, City of Pantego Economic Development Corporation Pilot Point, City of Plano Economic Development City of Plano 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

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

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

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

214-521-4673

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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

HEALTHCARE 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

DISD 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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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, the suburbs, and outlying areas. Graford

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Alvord

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport Ponder

Runaway Bay Paradise

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New Fairview

Justin

Boyd Aurora

Reno Sanctuary

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Newark

Briar CDP

Springtown

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

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Saginaw Blue Mound

Lakeside

Mineral Wells

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Weatherford

Millsap

Haltom City

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Lake Worth NAS FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE River BASE

Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Willow Park Hudson ‘Oaks

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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

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Sanger

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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

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Double Oak

Farmersville

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

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Richardson

ADDISON AIRPORT

Carrollton

Coppell

Keller

Richland Hills

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Greenville Allen

Roanoke Trophy Club

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Fairview

Flower Mound

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Highland Park

Hurst

White Rock Lake

Union Valley

Fate

Quinlan Hawk Cove McLendonChisholm

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Sunnyvale

Pantego Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens Arlington

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Mountain Creek Lake

Terrell

Talty

Seagoville

Mansfield

Hutchins

LancasterLANCASTERWilmer

DeSoto

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Glenn Heights

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Combine

Oak Ridge

Kaufman

Oak Grove

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Red Oak Oak Leaf

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

Ferris

Ovilla

Scurry

Pecan Hill

Midlothian

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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 Concealed Handgun License (CHL). LICENSING You may carry a concealed handgun in most places in Texas if you have a CHL, but you must carry the CHL 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 txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl

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 texasattorneygeneral.gov/agency/ righttowork.shtml

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 (BAC) 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 tasb.org/legislative/documents/fullguide.pdf and see the Education section of this guide (beginning on page 130).

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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