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DALLAS’ SKYLINE, AS SEEN FROM LAKE CLIFF PARK IN OAK CLIFF.

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A summertime scene at Waterproof, the rooftop pool and lounge perched on the nineteenth floor of The Statler hotel in Downtown Dallas. Photo by Michael Samples.

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Dallas Neighborhoods Urban Living Dallas Arts District Main Street District West End Reunion Dallas Farmers Market Civic Center Uptown Harwood Victory Park Turtle Creek State Thomas West Village Design District Riverfront District West Dallas Trinity Groves La Bajada The Cedars South Side Edgewood Place The Bottoms Deep Ellum Baylor Exposition Park /

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Map of Surrounding Areas West Collin County East Collin County Northwest Dallas County Denton County Northeast Dallas County East Dallas Area Southern Dallas Area Arlington & Grand Prairie Area Northeast Tarrant County Fort Worth Area

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Aledo Allen Arlington Bedford Celina Colleyville Coppell Corinth Dallas Denton Euless Fairview Flower Mound Fort Worth Frisco Grapevine Highland Park Highland Village Hurst Irving Justin Keller Lantana Lewisville Little Elm Lucas Mansfield McKinney North Richland Hills Plano Prosper Roanoke Saginaw Southlake The Colony Trophy Club University Park Westlake Wylie

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

JOBS

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

ESSENTIALS

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

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WHY CEDAR HILL

Land of Opportunity

Just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas sits the beautiful, family-friendly city of Cedar Hill, where opportunities grow naturally. A bustling and diverse community of just over 45,000 people, Cedar Hill combines the best of big-city living with natural beauty and outdoor recreation found nowhere else in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Cedar Hill’s low taxes, low cost of living, and quality of education make it an ideal place to do business. We have all of the big-city amenities, with the charm and community feel of a small Texas town. In Cedar Hill, we’re serious about doing business, which is why we offer aggressive economic development incentives. Come take a look for yourself and see why there’s greener pastures in the city of Cedar Hill.


WELCOME

A LETTER FROM THE DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER

I’m not a native Texan, but as the old saying goes, I got here as fast as I could. I’m one of those kids that came as a package deal when my father’s company relocated from upstate New York to the Dallas Region in the late ’90s. I attended college at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas, and after graduating, I decided to make my way back to the Dallas Region to start my career. I met my husband, Michael, a Dallas native, at a social event in 2004. JESSICA HEER Talent Attraction, We got married in 2007 and settled down just northwest of Dallas. The Senior Vice President Dallas Regional Chamber amenity-rich area — with a surprising small-town feel — has been a great place for us to raise our two small children. We have exceptional parks, places to shop, countless restaurants, and the newest entertainment venue, Toyota Music Factory. With an easy commute to just about anywhere in the region, we have the ideal family setting for two working parents. Working downtown for more than 10 years, I’ve seen Dallas become more and more dynamic and family oriented. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum, the Dallas World Aquarium, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science are just a few of our favorite places to explore with our children. I’ve lived here for nearly two decades, but I’m surprised every day by new restaurants and cultural amenities across the region. The flourishing Dallas Region business community is unparalleled by any across the country and has increasingly become a magnet for corporate headquarters and major companies. Dallas has a wealth of options for anyone looking to start or continue a career, and is replete with welcoming people who want to see others succeed. Moving to Dallas has been rewarding for me, both personally and professionally. There truly is no other place my family would call home. Jessica Heer Talent Attraction, Senior Vice President Dallas Regional Chamber

2018 CHAIR OF THE BOARD John Stephens Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer AT&T PRESIDENT & CEO Dale Petroskey CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Angela Farley 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, MANAGING DIRECTOR Meghan Kelley MEMBER SERVICES, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Jennifer A. Schmiel COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING, & EVENTS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Darren Grubb

The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the most established business organizations in the nation and serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our 1,200 member companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the

PUBLIC POLICY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Priscilla Camacho STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, VICE PRESIDENT Kelle Marsalis

world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in America to live, work, and do business. For more information, please contact the Dallas Regional Chamber at 214.746.6600 or visit www.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. The Dallas Region is a modern metro area with more than 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.

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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.

The Dallas Region is diverse and changing every day. The rapid influx of people has made us the fastest-growing U.S. metro over the past decade. Whether you’re looking for fine arts, entertainment, professional sports or giving back, you’ll never run out of activities in Dallas — fun here knows no bounds.

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

3 PARKS & OUTDOORS

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

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

■ GETTING AROUND covers airports, freeways and tollways, public transit and more — providing everything you need to get around like a local. ■ The EDUCATION section helps families determine where to learn in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through a comprehensive look at public school districts in the region, including maps, statistics, and school district profiles direct from the ISDs. We also cover private school options in the area, as well as options for alternative education.

WELCOME

3 COMMUNITIES

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

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

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WHAT LOCALS KNOW AND LOVE ABOUT DALLAS Live in the Dallas Region? 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 7.2 million lives in Dallas proper. Each surrounding city is unique in personality, but we’re all Texas proud. Explore and discover.

This is the Traveling Man, a public sculpture commissioned by DART, and created by Brad Oldham, Inc. and Reel FX Creative Studios.

THINGS ARE BIGGER HERE. INCLUDING OUR BIG TEXAS WELCOME. ( WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU.)

DALLAS/FORT WORTH ACCOLADES

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10

3

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No.

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No.

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America’s Biggest Boomtowns Downtown Dallas (75201)

Best Big Cities for Job Growth (Dallas-Plano-Irving)

Best Sports Cities in the US - Dallas

Top Regions Hiring New Graduates

(2016) Realtor.com

(2017) Forbes

SI.com

[2017] LinkedIn

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WELCOME

We are among the fastestgrowing regions in the country.

THE DALLAS OPERA

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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 400 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 2016, 39 Fortune 100 companies were headquartered in the Dallas Region with more announcing moves every day. Our Arts District is the largest in the nation, accompanied by Fort Worth’s own worldrenowned 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. The Dallas Region’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 167 nonstop domestic routes.

No.

2

Top Moving Destinations (Dallas-Fort Worth) (2017) Penske Truck Rental

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3 R-1 Doctoral Universities: UNT, UTD, and UTA (2016) Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

No.

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Best High Schools - School for the Talented and Gifted (DISD) (2017) US News & World Report

No.

1

Top Large Metro for Total Job Growth (2017) 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 the Dallas Region. For starters, we have a sky so big it can take your breath away. Look around the next time you’re road-tripping. South of Dallas, you’ll find rolling hills and the Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States (yes, we have a lot of “largests” here). East Dallas has White Rock Lake, Cedar Hill has Joe Pool Lake, and north of the city are Grapevine and Lewisville lakes, to name a few of our watering holes. In fact, within 100 miles of the region, there are more than 400 public parks and more than 60 lakes.

PHOTO: NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

OUTDOOR CONCERT AT THE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

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

A Dallas-Fort Worth education will get your kids to college— or wherever their hearts desire. PHOTO: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

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.

3

No.

4

Best Cities for Millenial Homebuyers

Top U.S. Travel Destinations (Fort Worth)

(2016) CNN-Money

(2017) Money Magazine

No.

3

Best Large North American Airport - Passenger Satisfaction: Dallas Fort Worth International

Top

5

Top U.S. Markets for Data Centers (2017) CBRE

(2017) Airports Council International

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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.

KLYDE WARREN PARK

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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). The Northers disappear as quickly as they come, but pop in sporadically well into February. So keep your parkas. You’ll need them now and again.

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

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Largest Concentration of High-Tech Workers in the U.S.

Hot Housing Market (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Top Metro for Corporate Expansions

Top Emerging Real Estate Market

(2017) JobsEQ

[2017] Realtor.com

(2016) Site Selection Magazine

(2016) PwC/Urban Land Institute

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INSIGHT INTO DALLAS NEIGHBORHOODS AND SURROUNDING CITIES

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COMMUNITIES

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

FAR NORTH DALLAS

FAR NORTHEAST DALLAS NORTH DALLAS

NORTHWEST DALLAS

LAKE HIGHLANDS

NORTHEAST DALLAS

LOVE FIELD

PARK CITIES LAKEWOOD

MEDICAL STEMMONS DISTRICT COPRRIDOR

OLD EAST DALLAS

OAK LAWN

WEST DALLAS

WHITE ROCK

DOWNTOWN

FAIR PARK SOUTH DALLAS

NORTH OAK CLIFF

CENTRAL OAK CLIFF

EAST OAK CLIFF

SOUTHEAST DALLAS SOUTHEAST OAK CLIFF

RED BIRD

DALLAS BY THE NUMBERS Population Households

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+)

2022

1,323,651

1,418,826

TOTAL

2017

849,715

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

2017

$67,929.96

Less Than 9th Grade

13.1%

Food

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

11.4%

Housing

High School Graduate

18.9%

Apparel and Services

$2,201

Transportation

$8,065

502,106

537,090

Average Household Size

2.60

2.61

GED/Alternative Credential

Median Age

32.9

33.4

Some College, No Degree

$46,644

$52,169

Associate Degree

Median Household Income

PLEASANT GROVE

WEST OAK CLIFF

MOUNTAIN CREEK

2017

FAR EAST DALLAS

3.1% 17.2% 4.6%

$8,494 $21,509

Travel

$1,910

Healthcare

$5,048

Average Household Income

$77,927

$87,810

Bachelor’s Degree

19.7%

Entertainment and Recreation

$2,971

Per Capita Income

$30,110

$33,752

Graduate/Professional Degree

11.9%

Education

$1,452

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SOUTH DALLAS FAIR PARK

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G R A N D PA R K SOUTH

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

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

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RACE AND ETHNICITY

2017

PERCENT

2022

PERCENT

White Alone

649,142

49.0%

680,112

47.9%

Black Alone

329,141

24.9%

352,475

24.8%

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

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0.6%

8,872

0.6%

48,296

3.6%

60,271

4.2%

627

0.0%

730

0.1%

249,270

18.8%

272,466

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

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The largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, the Dallas Arts District, includes the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Crow 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.

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

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

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

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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. 30

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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. 75

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

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

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

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

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

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YOU FOUND THE SWEET SPOT. Welcome to Addison, where you’re 15 minutes from anywhere in Dallas. There are more than 1,600 businesses here, surrounded by 180 restaurants, 22 hotels and the number one ranked general aviation airport in Texas. With over 10 million square feet of office space, highly qualified workers in every field close by and a city government dedicated to helping you succeed, it’s no wonder NerdWallet voted Addison the #1 city in Texas to start a business. AddisonED.com • 972.450.7076


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

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

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WEST DALLAS This area has long been home to La Bajada, a largely Hispanic working-class neighborhood. When the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened in 2012, it transformed the Dallas skyline, while bringing new interest and energy into the area. Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator at the foot of the bridge, was the first true sign of innovation and the harbinger to the future of West Dallas (in other words: build a microbrewery, and they will come). Developers have made significant investments in the area and have a number of new communities in the works. There is a surge in apartment construction, and plans are underway for offices, shops, an urban farm, and more. It’s not a stretch to say that West Dallas is poised to be the next big thing. 75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“THERE IS INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER.”

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MARGOT MARTIN CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Preston Center COMPANY / TITLE: The Ballet Burn – Owner, Founder When did you move here? From where? 2014 from Raleigh, North Carolina

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How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? I chose Preston Center to open my business because it is a major hub of Dallas. Located near the crossroads of two major thoroughfares and easily accessed from the toll road and 75 makes it a breeze to get to. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants, places to shop, and spas for extra pampering. What do you do on the weekends or days off? I spend a lot of time on the Katy Trail and at Mutts Canine Cantina. The city is surprisingly dog friendly, so my pup and I venture out to various patios for excellent people watching. I love the Dallas Museum of Art and Klyde Warren Park. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? I am a retired ballerina, turned entrepreneur. My passion lies in teaching people how to move not only their bodies, but also their

lifestyles, relationships, and hearts for the better. Dallas has an avid dance scene and an even more avid fi tness scene. I knew that my passion would thrive here because of the nature of the city: fast paced, healthy, fi t, and conscious. Tell us about the work environment here. Commuting in Dallas can be a challenge, but it is manageable once you learn the ropes. There is a constant sense of hustle, which keeps me motivated to stay on my game. What is your favorite restaurant in the region? Mesero… I would eat there every day if I could. What is your favorite outdoor activity, and where is your favorite place to do it? Dog Parks are a priority, and Dallas has several. I am a member at Mutts Canine Cantina, which is a great place to meet people.

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North Dallas is the site of some of Dallas’ wealthiest neighborhoods, including Preston Hollow, which consists of Old Preston Hollow and 12 small neighborhoods. Strait Lane in particular is a multimillion-dollar address of influencers. These estate-filled neighborhoods with shade-covered hills, private lakes, streams, and expansive grounds house 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. Quick entry onto both the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Highway 75 gives easy access to the rest of the city. Highend shopping and dining is found at Preston Center and the popular NorthPark Center.

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

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

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

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

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BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT

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

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

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

Stevens Park Golf Course just saw a complete redesign by architect John Colligan and is open for public golfing. Kidd Springs Park offers walking trails and lots of outdoor opportunities. 2. East Oak Cliff East Oak Cliff is home to the Dallas Zoo, plus 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.

4. 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.

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

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

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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 this neighborhood is 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 prewar homes and condominiums. Expect big change in the Maple corridor as major development progresses.

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

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

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

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

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East of White Rock Lake is a host of diverse neighborhoods, plus the beloved Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Forest Hills rises up from the lake with larger homes and lots. Little Forest Hills is a funky, artistically minded bungalow community that loves to throw vivacious parades. Casa Linda, anchored by Casa Linda Plaza, uses Spanish words for all its street names. Mature trees fill the ’50s-developed neighborhood and the surrounding 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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LAKE HIGHLANDS

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It’s all about family in Lake Highlands. Maintained as a huge farm until 1940, the community is large, composed of more than 40 neighborhoods, but flush with green space, parks, and a creek trail that leads to White Rock Lake. Officially established in 1946, the area was heavily developed throughout the ’60s. There are many 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, a.k.a. St. Vincent.

LAKEWOOD Tight-knit, eclectic in nature, and situated alongside White Rock Lake, Lakewood is adored for character close to downtown. CNN Money ranked it ninth for “Best BigCity” 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 here is not unlike the idyllic way it began. Folks still go to the Lakewood Shopping Center landmarked with the Lakewood Theater; walk, run, bike, row, and sail around the lake; or play golf at Lakewood Country Club. And kids still go to Woodrow Wilson High School, one of many International Baccalaureate high schools in Texas. PHOTO: PAUL MANAK

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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

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

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SOUTH DALLAS

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South of downtown and surrounding Fair Park, these predominantly AfricanAmerican and Hispanicinhabited neighborhoods are pushing to rise again. 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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BILLY EARL DADE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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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 is home to The Trinity Forest Golf Course, which will host the most successful professional charity golf event on the PGA tour — the AT&T Byron Nelson — beginning this year. 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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DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

RED BIRD

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DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

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

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Bridgeport

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

Corinth New Fairview

DENTON COUNTY

Aurora

Briar CDP

Argyle Northlake

Lewi

Flower Mound

WISE COUNTY

Roanoke Trophy Club

Newark

Westlake

TARRANT COUNTY

Haslet

Grapevine Lake Southlake

Pelican Bay

Azle

Hickory Creek

Double Oak

Rhome

Pecan Acres

Reno

Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Justin

Boyd

Coppe

Grapevine

Keller

Eagle Mountain CDP

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY Blue Mound Haltom City

Lake Worth

Colleyville

North Richland Hills

Watauga

Saginaw

Bedford

Euless

Irving

Hurst

Richland Hills

River Oaks

White SettlementWestover Hills

Willow Park

Annetta North Weatherford

Oak Point

DISH

Cool Hudson Oaks

Cross Ro

Ponder

Lakeside

Millsap

Denton

DENTON COUNTY

FORT WORTH AREA Aledo

Annetta

Pantego

Fort Worth

Benbrook

Annetta South

Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Everman

PARKER COUNTY HOOD COUNTY

Crowley

Rendon

Burleson

Cresson

Briaroaks

Oak Trail Shores CDP Granbury

Godley

Joshua

Mansfield

ARLINGTON / JOHNSON GRAND PRAIRIE AREA COUNTY

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Alvarado

Venus

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WEST COLLIN COUNTY Prosper

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New Hope

Neylandville

McKinney

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm

Farmersville

Campb

Frisco

Shady Shores

Fairview

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Allen Parker

Hebron

Greenville

Lucas

The Colony

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EAST COLLIN COUNTY Josephine

St. Paul

Plano Murphy

Caddo Mills

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

COLLIN COUNTY

Lon

Royse City

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton

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Addison

Union Valley

Fate

Garland

Rockwall

Farmers Branch

Quinlan

Rowlett

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY

NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY

University Park Highland Park

McLendonChisholm

ROCKWALL COUNTY

Heath Sunnyvale

West Tawakoni

KAUFMAN COUNTY

Mesquite Cockrell Hill

HUNT COUNTY

Hawk Cove

Forney

Terrell

Balch Springs

EAST DALLAS AREA Talty Seagoville Duncanville

Hutchins DeSoto

Lancaster

Wilmer

Cedar Hill

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Ovilla

Glenn Heights Red Oak

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

Kaufman

Oak Grove

ELLIS COUNTY

Ferris

Pecan Hill SOUTHERN DALLAS AREA

Oak Ridge

Scurry

Rosser

Cottonwood Grays Prairie

Kemp

Palmer Waxahachie Mabank

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CRAIG KESSLER

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“WE MOVED TO LAKEWOOD BECAUSE OF ITS CLASSIC NEIGHBORHOOD FEEL.”

CRAIG KESSLER

What made you decide to choose Dallas? Topgolf was a huge driver for my family’s move. I fell in love with the people and the company. I had been traveling back and forth from New York every week for seven months, and I was surprised by how attached I had gotten to the city of Dallas. Moving here was a no-brainer.

CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Lakewood COMPANY/TITLE: Topgolf, Chief Operating Officer When did you move here? Where from? I moved Thanksgiving 2016 from New York City. Where else have you lived? Before moving to Dallas I lived in Chicago, D.C., New York, Boston, London, and quite a few others.

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How has your opinion of Dallas-Fort Worth changed since moving here? It has really impressed us. The food scene, the nightlife, the family activities, cost of living, etc., have made this a very easy transition. More importantly, the warm hospitality that our friends and neighbors continue to extend makes us feel at home. Tell us about Lakewood. We moved to Lakewood because of its classic neighborhood feel. Our neighbors are quickly beginning to feel like family, and we’ve already started a weekly Sunday night neighborhood wiffle ball tournament. The area also has great public schools. My wife and I were both raised going to public school, and sending our kids to Lakewood Elementary is very important to us. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? Lately, we have been gearing up for “baby number two” to arrive and spending family time at the Dallas Arboretum. Outside of that, I try to golf or run around White Rock Lake any chance I get. What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here? If you’re worried about moving to Dallas, give it the benefit of the doubt. It’s an amazing city. If you aren’t sold on moving here, start meeting people who have lived here for a while. Pick their brains on the best places to eat, drink, and play. Then go see all those places for yourself. It will make your decision on where to live much easier! What’s your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? Family is my biggest passion right now, outside of Topgolf. From a professional stand point, Dallas is the perfect place to grow in a hub of young working professionals. Being from San Diego, I am used to a somewhat laidback environment. Dallas has a similar vibe in that most people value both the personal and professional aspects of life. What would you miss most about the area if you had to leave? The people—hands down. SUMMER 2018


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WEST COLLIN COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS 2017

2022

Population

482,197

549,272

Chico Households

173,809

196,721

2.77

2.79

Alvord

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36.6

36.8

$100,067

$105,563

Average Household Income

$127,038

$140,818

Per Capita IncomeParadise

$45,923

$50,559

Decatur

Lake Median Bridgeport Household Income Bridgeport Runaway Bay

Boyd

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2017

White Alone

312,997

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43,045

American Indian Alone Springtown

2,130

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Newark 8.9%

53,868

Pecan Acres

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Asian Alone

84,412 Reno 17.5% Pelican113,719 Bay

Pacific Islander Alone

Sanctuary 296

0.1% Azle

16,696

3.5%

20,981

3.8%

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

70,074

Lakeside

Annetta North

Oak Point

Ponder

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Northlake EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Double Oak

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Flower Mound

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Westlake

High School Graduate

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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

315,717

Wylie

2.4% Coppell 10.8%

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton Addison

Garland

Farmers Branch

Rowlett

17.8%

North

Richland Associate Degree

2017

1.6%

Some College, No Degree Colleyville Watauga Blue Mound

Frisco

3.0% Grapevine

Southlake

Lowry Crossing

Little Elm Shady Shores

Corinth

20.7%

Two or More Races

Willow Park

McKinney

9th-12th Grade, No DiplomaLake

4.8% Saginaw

New Hope

Prosper

0.4% Haslet

26,473

Prosper

Cross Roads

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4.7%

Hudson Oaks

Denton

Roanoke Trophy Club Grade Less Than 9th

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60.4%

0.1%

Melissa

Krugerville

Frisco

Justin

Eagle Mountain372 CDP

Weston

Celina Aubrey

Krum

DENTON COUNTY PERCENT

Some Other Race Alone

14.5%

Anna

Celina

Rhome

64.9%WISE 331,551

Briar CDP

Black Alone

2022

Aurora

Pilot Point

WEST COLLIN Sanger COUNTY COMMUNITIES

DISH

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COMMUNITIES

Collin County is a unique blend of new leading edge urban, mixed with traditional, a great quality of life with a business/technology friendly environment. Collin County is one of the fastestgrowing counties in Texas and the nation. More than 900,000 people, a rapidly-growing list of corporate headquarters, and two professional sports teams have chosen this part of North Texas as home. Two large communities — Plano and Frisco — make up West Collin County, Sherman which has every modern amenity you might want from parks and trails to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

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Sunnyvale

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FRISCO You might not believe that a mere 20 years ago, Frisco was farmland. Now, it is a bustling microcosm of its own and simply exploding with growth. Even the Dallas Cowboys have moved their training facilities to Frisco, joining a host of sports activity already in play. The Dr Pepper Ballpark featuring the Frisco RoughRiders baseball team and Toyota Stadium with soccer stars FC Dallas are just two of many examples. And shopping? It is plentiful, including Stonebriar Centre Mall and Ikea. The area thrives with activities for families, such as the Frisco Athletic Center with its 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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living is one of the best in the nation. And our quality of life is known nationally as one of the best places for families to live and work. For information and accolades, visit Planotexas.org.

The world’s best companies are making Plano their home. Our population is diverse. Our workforce is highly educated. Taxes are low and cost of living is one of the best in the nation. And our quality of life is known nationally as one of the best places for families to live and work. For information and accolades, visit Planotexas.org. PHOTO: FRISCO CVB

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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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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.

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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

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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.”

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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

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PROUDEST OF: Population and development growth

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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!”

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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.

THE SHOPS AT LEGACY

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PHOTO: CITY OF PLANO

PHOTO: CITY OF PLANO

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

PHOTO: PLANO BALLOON FESTIVAL

MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS

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

QUICK FACTS

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.

10

Best City for Jobs in America — Forbes, 2015

No.

2

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

No.

1

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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1

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.

QUICK FACTS

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.

PHOTOS: CITY OF MCKINNEY

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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. ”


COMMUNITIES

SUBURBAN NORTH

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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COMMUNITIES

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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QUICK FACTS

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

PHOTO: DAVE HENSLEY / CREATIVE COMMONS

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.

PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

ALLEN

PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

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.

PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

QUICK FACTS

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

SUMMER 2018

“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.”

BRANDON COOPER / CREATIVE COMMONS

LEWISVILLE CITY HALL

COMMUNITIES

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

PHOTO: R. CROAKY / CC

THE TRIBUTE GOLF LINKS CLUBHOUSE

PROSPER PR0SPER HIGH SCHOOL

GENTLE CREEK GOLF CLUB

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PHOTOS: CITY OF PROSPER

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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WEST COLLIN COUNTY

PHOTO: ANDREW SMITH

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN PLANO

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

COMMUNITIES

PLANO

THE SHOPS AT LEGACY PHOTO: CITY OF PLANO

PHOTO: CITY OF PLANO SUMMER 2018

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EAST COLLIN COUNTY

n Oaks

PHOTOS: CITY OF MCKINNEY

Bridgeport

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

Sherman Gainesville

EAST COLLIN COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS Pilot Point

2017

2022

Sanger

Alvord

Population

362,664

417,642

Households

119,242

137,036

Average Household Size

3.02

Median Age

34.7

34.8

$96,519

$103,788

$118,113

$132,458

Decatur Income Median Household

Average Household Income

EAST COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Parker FairviewKrugervilleMurphy Wylie Lucas Allen

3.03

Krum

Denton

Oak Point

Paradise

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2017

Boyd

PERCENT 2022 DENTON

Briar CDP

Northlake

Double Oak

64.00%

TOTAL

11.30%

51,595

12.40%

Less Than 9th Grade

0.60%

2,406

0.60%

Westlake

Pecan Acres

Springtown Asian Alone Reno Pacific Islander Alone

39,663 TARRANT COUNTY

10.90%

Haslet 56,519

13.50%

282 Pelican Bay

0.10%

375

0.10% Keller

Eagle Mountain 19,341 CDP

5.30%

23,060

5.50%

Sanctuary Some Other Race Alone

Azle

Two or More Races

12,624

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

56,627

Lakeside

15.60%

Lake Worth

Blue Mound

68,897

Grapevine

Southlake

GED/Alternative Grapevine Credential Some College, No Degree

Euless

Irving

Graduate/Professional Degree

St. Paul

Plano

226,013

Murphy

Lavon

Wylie

C C

3.00% Addison

2.30%

Farmers Branch

F

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

20.20%

16.00%

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton 13.50%

8.40%

Bedford

Lucas Parker

Hebron

33.80%

Hurst

Richland Hills 4 8 / D A L L A S REG I O N R E L O C AT I O N + NRiver EWCOMER GUIDE Oaks White Willow Park Settlement

The 2017 Colony

Bachelor’s Degree

Richland Hills

F

Fairview

Associate Degree Colleyville

16.50%

Haltom City

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

Princeton

Frisco

2.80%

Lake Graduate High School Coppell

North 3.50% Saginaw 16,317Watauga3.90%

Lowry Crossing

Allen

Flower Mound

Roanoke Trophy Club

McKinney

Little Elm

Lewisville

267,368

Newark2,176

American Indian Alone

New Hope

Hickory Creek

Copper

Rhome 68.30% 247,752

WISE 40,824 COUNTY

Black Alone

Prosper

EDUCATIONAL Canyon Highland ATTAINMENT Village25+) Bartonville(Population

PERCENT

COUNTY

Aurora

White Alone

Argyle

Justin

Blue Ri

Melissa

Shady Shores

Corinth DISH

New Fairview

Weston

Celina

Aubrey

Cross Roads McKinney

Ponder $43,653 $39,056

Per Capita Income

Anna

McL Ch

University Park Highland Park

Heath Sunnyvale

KA CO

SUMMER 2018 Mesquite

RO CO

Forney


EAST COLLIN COUNTY

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 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 its wildlife sanctuary, a skatepark, two disc golf courses, and historical villages and museums for family outings.

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Wolfe City

COLLIN COLLEGE

idge

Celeste

Commerce

Neylandville

Farmersville

COMMUNITIES

McKINNEY

ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Campbell

Greenville

Caddo Mills

Josephine Nevada

COLLIN COUNTY

Lone Oak

Royse City

Union Valley

Fate

OCKWALL OUNTY

AUFMAN OUNTY

HUNT COUNTY

SUMMER 2018 Terrell

Hawk Cove

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Lendonhisholm

Quinlan

West Tawakoni

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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. Its football stadium rivals professional operations with seating capacity for 18,000. The Eagles were football state champions in 2014 and three years prior. But the entertainment isn’t all about Friday night lights. Allen Event Center puts on major concerts and national shows. Hydrous Wake Park keeps the kids cool, as does KidMania, one of the largest 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

ALLEN STATION PARK PHOTO: CITY OF ALLEN

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NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY

NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Addison Carrollton Coppell Farmers Branch Irving Las Colinas

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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 relocate here. Within Irving lies Las Colinas, a mixed-use, master-planned community (one of the first in the United States), developed in 1972 by a wealthy cattle rancher. With luxury hotels, pretty houses, private clubs, urban lofts, and good restaurants, it is the epitome of modern American life. Addison has 118 acres of parks and enough restaurants to seat 20,000 people at a time. The area is a favorite of young, single people, who enjoy the abundant nightlife, the proximity to shopping, easy access to the Dallas North Tollway, and jobs galore. Addison is also a culture hub, with an active theater community, an incredible holiday lights display, and the popular Kaboom Town each July.

COMMUNITIES

IRVING/LAS COLINAS | ADDISON | CARROLLTON

PHOTO: TOWN OF ADDISON

DINING IN ADDISON

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

LAS COLINAS

PHOTO: IRVING CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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Bay

Sanger

Alvord

NORTHWEST DALLAS COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS

An

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

2017

$9,736

Krum

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

Households Bridgeport

Paradise

Median Household Income Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Boyd Aurora

Briar CDP

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Justin

$35,255 DENTON COUNTY

2017

Newark PERCENT

Black Alone

2022

PERCENT

Westlake

Haslet

52.3%

46,796 Pelican 10.5% Bay

51,967

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%

American IndianSanctuary Alone

3,054 Azle

Asian Alone

71,347

Pacific Islander Alone

Hispanic Origin (Any Race) Willow Park

Lakeside

Saginaw

Weatherford DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON Aledo Annetta Annetta South

Graduate/Professional Degree

Luca

Parker

Hebron

Lewisville

Fairview

Allen 14.1%

The Colony

S

Plano Murphy

W

Sach

Richardson

Carrollton

Coppell

Addison

Grapevine

Garland

Farmers Branch

Keller

Ro

Colleyville North Richland Hills

Watauga

Blue

14.0% Haltom City

18,361

Grapevine Lake Southlake

0.1% Mound

Lake Worth

3.8%

Bedford

University Park

Irving

Euless

Highland Park

Hurst

Sun

Richland Hills

River 182,047 Oaks 37.9% White SettlementWestover Hills

Annetta North

25.4%

Roanoke Trophy Club

Pecan Acres

White Alone

6.2%

Bachelor’s Degree

Flower Mound

248,937TARRANT 55.6% 250,849 COUNTY Reno

Springtown

Hudson Oaks

Double Oak

Rhome

WISE COUNTY

Shores

$915

Hickory $1,717 Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Northlake

19.5%

Associate Degree Frisco

$3,479Shady

New

McKinney 2.4%

LittleSome Elm College, No Degree

$5,862

Corinth

DISH

$32,846

$2,307

Entertainment and Recreation

17.0%

GED/Alternative Credential

Oak Point

Health care

7.1%

Prosper

High School Graduate

$9,248

Travel Ponder

8.3%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

$2,562 Cross Roads

Me

292,811

Less Than 9th Grade

$24,649

447,467

Decatur

2017 Weston

TOTAL

Krugerville

Housing

Population

2017

$78,836

Food

2022

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+) Celina

Aubrey

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Chico

COMMUNITIES

ort

Pilot Point

M Cockrell Hill

PHOTO: IMANI LYTLE Balch Springs

Pantego

Fort Worth

Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens

Benbrook

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Duncanville

Hutchins

Everman DeSoto

PARKER COUNTY HOOD COUNTY

Crowley

Rendon

Ovilla Burleson

Cresson

Briaroaks

Oak Trail hores CDP Granbury

Mansfield

Godley

Joshua

JOHNSON COUNTY

Glenn Heights Red Oak

Midlothian

DALL COUN

ELL COU

Ferris

Pecan Hill

Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

Alvarado

Palmer

Venus Waxahachie

Keene Pecan Plantation CDP

Wilmer

Lancaster

Cedar Hill

Garrett Cleburne Ennis Maypearl

Bardwell

Grandview Glen Rose Rio Vista

Italy

Em

Milford Blooming Grove Frost

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COMMUNITIES

DENTON’S HISTORIC TOWN SQUARE

ARTS AND JAZZ FESTIVAL

PHOTO: MIKE MEZEUL II

PHOTO: DENTON FESTIVAL FOUNDATION

DENTON COUNTY

DENTON | LEWISVILLE

DENTON COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Argyle

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 and is 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 in 1954, now known as the aforementioned Lake Lewisville. Further growth occurred due to its convenient location at the crossroads of Interstate 35E and the recently completed Sam Rayburn Tollway. Lewisville takes arts, leisure, and recreation seriously with venues such as the Medical Center of Lewisville, Grand Theater, Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 14 miles of trails, and all the outdoor amenities of the lake.

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

Chico

456,052

Households

Corinth

164,624

184,208

2.71

Median Age

33.1

Lake 2.72 Bridgeport

Runaway Bay

Bridgeport

33.9

Median Household Income

$73,933

$80,871

Average Household Income

$98,434

$109,785

Per Capita Income

$35,961

$40,012

White Alone

323,194

Black Alone

45,850

American Indian Alone

PERCENT

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$84,445.83

Food

$10,291.65 $2,730.94

TransportationDecatur

$9,873.87

Travel

$2,520.45

Health care

$6,393.48

Entertainment and Recreation Paradise

$3,767.50

Personal Care Products/Services Education

341,812

67.00%

TOTAL

10.10%

58,589

11.50%

Less Than 9th Grade Springtown

0.70%

33,046

7.20%

45,017

8.80%

419

0.10%

522

0.10%

Some Other Race Alone

35,009

7.70%

41,989

8.20%

Two or More Races

15,452

3.40%

19,167

3.80%

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

Mineral 98,116 Wells

21.50%

115,688

22.70%

SUMMER 2018

Cool

Millsap

Ponder Sanger

Flower Mound

Shady Shores

Hebron

Sanger

DENTON COUNTY

Hudson Oaks

Aubrey Krugerville

Krum Denton

Briar CDP

Oak Point

$1,920.95

Justin

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Argyle Northlake

Double Oak

Pecan Acres

Pelican Bay

High School Graduate Sanctuary

GED/Alternative Credential Azle

Eagle Mountain CDP

Some College, No Degree

8.0% 28.0%

Lakeside

Graduate/Professional Degree

Lake Worth

12.7%

River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Hebron

Carrollt Farmers Branch

Colleyville Watauga Blue Mound Haltom City

North Richland Hills

Bedford

Irving

Euless

Hurst

Richland Hills

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Annetta North

Coppell

Grapevine

Keller

3.1% 23.4% Saginaw

Grapevine Lake Southlake

16.6%

Bachelor’s Degree

Willow Park

Westlake Haslet

4.3%

Associate Degree

Lewisville

Roanoke Trophy Club

286,163 3.9%

The Colon

Flower Mound

COUNTY

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

Little Elm Shady Shores

Corinth DISH

Newark

Cross Roads

Ponder

Aurora EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Rhome 2017 (Population 25+) WISE

70.90%

3,339

Pacific Islander Alone

Oak Point Gainesville

Double Oak

$978.34

New Fairview

PERCENT

0.70%

Graford

Northlake

Denton

$25,974.25

Apparel and Services

2022

3,079

Asian Alone

Little Elm

Cross Roads

Boyd

2017

Lewisville

Copper Canyon

2017

Housing

510,437

Average Household Size

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Highland Village

The Colony

Alvord

2022

Population

Bartonville

Pilot Point

DENTON COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS 2017

Hickory Creek

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Cockrell


COMMUNITIES

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY

RICHARDSON | GARLAND Two big communities—Richardson and Garland —make up Northeast Dallas County, which includes the Telecom Corridor, named for its concentration of 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 upscale suburb. Rowlett has more than 30 miles of shoreline and has benefited from recent extensions of the President George Bush Turnpike and DART.

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Garland Richardson Rowlett Sachse

SUMMER 2018


RICHARDSON’S TELECOM CORRIDOR

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

COMMUNITIES RICHARDSON HEIGHTS

FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER, GARLAND

Sherman

PHOTO: GARLAND, TEXAS

Gainesville

Pilot Point

Sanger

Anna

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS

Aubrey

Krugerville Krum

2017

2022

Denton

440,160

Households

151,033

160,781

2.9

Oak Point 2.91

Average Household Size Ponder Median Age DISH

New Average Household Income Fairview Justin

Per Capita Income

Aurora

Rhome RACE AND

WISE ETHNICITY COUNTY

Newark

White Alone

Pecan Acres

Black Alone

Haslet TARRANT COUNTYAmerican Indian Alone Pelican Bay

Azle

akeside

Asian Alone

Eagle MountainPacific Islander Alone CDP

35.8

36.4

$64,800

$71,561

Corinth

Median Household Income

DENTON COUNTY

470,630

Northlake

PERCENT

Roanoke Trophy Club

256,399

58.30%

57,900

13.20%

Westlake

2,891 Keller 57,667

227

Lewisville 2022 Flower Mound PERCENT

259,486

Grapevine 63,538 Lake

Southlake 3,048 0.70%

Grapevine

$8,735

Frisco

Crossing

$5,806Fairview

$3,329

Personal Care Products/Services Allen$863 The

Education Colony

City

13.50%

Some College, No Degree

Coppell

71,320

15.20%

0.10%

269

0.10%

Hurst

Richland Hills

150,448

Farmersville

Associate Degree

7.4%

Bachelor’s Degree

22.2%

Graduate/Professional Degree

Parker

Murphy

32.00%

10.7% Josephine

St. Paul

Plano

3.0%

21.7%

Lucas

$1,579

Hebron

Caddo Mills

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

COLLIN COUNTY

Royse City

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton Addison

0.60%

13.10%

30.30%

18.9%

Princeton GED/Alternative Credential Lowry

Farmers Branch

Fate

Garland

Union Valley

Rockwall Rowlett

Colleyville

133,241 Hispanic Origin (Any Race) Haltom

S U M M E R 2 0 River 18 Oaks White

High School Graduate

$2,243

Entertainment and Recreation

7.7%

New Hope

55.10%

Some Other Race Alone Watauga 49,240 North11.20% 54,748 11.60% Saginaw Richland Blue Euless 3.90%Irving Two or More Races Mound 15,835 Hills 3.60%Bedford 18,221

Lake Worth

Health care

8.4%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

McKinney

Celes

287,813

Less Than 9th Grade

$2,382

Transportation

Hickory $86,868 $96,716 Argyle Creek Copper Canyon Highland $29,988 $33,207 Village Bartonville

TOTAL

$22,951

Prosper

Little Travel Elm

Double Oak

2017

$74,594 $9,027

Housing

2017

Melissa

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Apparel and Services

Shady Shores

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Blue Ridge (Population 25+)

2017

Food

Cross Roads

Population

Weston

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES Celina (Average annual amount spent)

McLendonChisholm

University Park Highland Park

Heath Sunnyvale

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ROCKWALL COUNTY

KAUFMAN COUNTY NEWCOMER GUIDE / 5 5 Forney

HUNT COUNTY


COMMUNITIES

PHOTO: ROCKWALL EDC

EAST DALLAS AREA

ROCKWALL | MESQUITE Not to be confused with the East Dallas neighborhood of Dallas, the East Dallas region of DFW is about 14 miles east of Dallas and includes more than half a dozen communities. In the heart of the region lies Lake Ray Hubbard, one of the larger lakes in Texas. Seen together, the area is a mix of city conveniences and room to breathe. Rockwall sprawls along the east side of the lake, and people who live here appreciate the swimming, boating, water skiing, and more that come with living close to the water. The fastgrowing community claims a hometown feel with all of the advantages of a major city, and it draws people from all over to its summer evening concerts by the lake. 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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EAST DALLAS AREA COMMUNITIES

Balch Springs Fate Forney Heath Mesquite Rockwall Seagoville Sunnyvale

SUMMER 2018


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

2017

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

2017

River Oaks White Black Alone Settlement Westover Hills

White Alone

American Indian Alone

Edgecliff Village

Two or More Races

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

Hebron

Grapevine 2.99

33.7

33.9

$58,912

$66,425

Hurst

2022

PERCENT

TOTAL EXPENDITURES Food

$70,021 $8,555

Parker

Josephine

St. Paul Murphy

Nevada

Lavon

Wylie

Apparel and Services Carrollton

Coppell

Transportation

Royse City

$2,241 Richardson Addison

$8,325

Travel

Farmers Health care Branch

$2,060

Entertainment and Recreation

$3,124

Sachse Fate

Garland

Rockwall Rowlett

$5,456

Personal Care Products/Services IrvingEducation

McLendonChisholm

$808 $1,402 University

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (Population 25+)

62.50%

191,823

61.50%

TOTAL

49,762

17.80%

55,135

17.70%

Less Than 9th Grade

2,282

0.80%

2,546

0.80%

Forest Hill 33,053 11.80%

9,267 Everman

87,171

Pantego

3.70% Dalworthington 13,007 Gardens 0.10% 252 38,166

4.20% 0.10% 12.20%

Arlington

Kennedale 10,936 3.30%

31.10%

101,658

3.50%

32.60%

Rendon

Mansfield

COLLIN COUNTY

$21,513

ROCKWALL COUNTY

Heath

Park Highland Park

Sunnyvale

2017

KAUFMAN COUNTY

176,724 7.2%

Cockrell Hill

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

9.5%

High School Graduate

22.9%

Some College, No Degree

24.1%

Grand Prairie GED/Alternative Credential

Associate Degree

Cedar Hill

SUMMER 2018 Ovilla

Glenn Heights

T

Balch Springs Talty

4.3%

16.5%

Graduate/Professional Degree

Forney

Mesquite

Seagoville

7.6%

Duncanville Bachelor’s Degree DeSoto

Crowley

2017 Plano

175,170

Fort 10,309 Worth Pacific Islander Alone 209 Benbrook

Lake

98,045

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

PERCENT

(Average annual amount spent)

Lucas

Richland Hills

Asian Alone

Some Other Race Alone

Grapevine 297,058

2.97

Keller

Average Household Income

Allen

Housing

Westlake 270,782

Haslet Households TARRANT COUNTY Average Household Size

Lakeside

2022

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

EAST DALLAS REGION BY THE NUMBERS

Boyd

New Hope McKinney

Oak Point

Corinth DISH

Prosper

Cross Roads

HISTORIC HOUSE IN ROCKWALL

Ponder

PHOTO: ROCKWALL EDC

Denton

ur

7.9% Lancaster

Hutchins Wilmer

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

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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. 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 natural environment.

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SOUTHERN DALLAS AREA COMMUNITIES

Cedar Hill DeSoto Duncanville Ferris Glenn Heights Lancaster Midlothian Ovilla Pecan Hill Red Oak Wilmer Waxahachie Wilmer

SUMMER 2018


COMMUNITIES

Sherman Gainesville

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

97,608

Lake Worth

35.4

Aledo

$67,857 $88,781

Benbrook

White Alone

2017

PARKER124,258 American IndianCOUNTY Alone 1,495

43.5%

136,295

43.9%

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

Crowley

0.5%

1,670

0.5%

3,519

1.2%

4,359

1.4%

173

0.1%

212

0.1%

26,726

9.4%

30,698

9.9% Briaroaks

7,797

2.7%

9,218

3.0% Cross

Godley 65,792

23.0%

76,565

Burleson

Joshua

Pecan

Personal Care Products/Services Pantego

Education

4.0%

Some College, No Degree

27.4%

Associate Degree

$781

7.8%

Mesquite

Bachelor’s Degree

Springs

8.5%

Seagoville Arlington

Duncanville

Hutchins

Cran

DeSoto Rendon

Mansfield

Ovilla

JOHNSON COUNTY

Lancaster

Wilmer

Cedar Hill Glenn Heights Red Oak Midlothian

DALLAS COUNTY

Combine

ELLIS COUNTY

Ferris Pecan Hill

R

Timber

Alvarado Keene

Fo

Balch17.9%

Graduate/Professional Degree

$1,354

Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens

Sunnyvale

GED/Alternative Credential

Cockrell Hill

Heath

22.1%

Park

24.7%

De Cordova Bend

SUMMER 2018

$3,046

7.4%

Highland High School Graduate

Everman

41.2%

HOOD COUNTY

$5,413

Entertainment and Recreation

4.9%

University

9th-12th Park Grade, No Diploma

$2,014

Health care

Kennedale

127,742

Pacific Islander AloneCresson

$8,053

PERCENT

42.6%

Asian Alone

Hurst Transportation

183,715

Less Than 9th Grade

Forest Hill

PERCENTEdgecliff 2022 Village

121,810

Black Alone

$2,146

Ro

Rowlett

TOTAL

$20,796

Apparel and Services

Travel Richland Hills

$30,679 Fort Worth

Annetta

Granbury

2.89

$27,480

RACE AND Annetta South ETHNICITY

k Trail res CDP

2.88

$78,902

AnnettaIncome North Per Capita Weatherford

Haltom 105,474City

Irving

Euless

2017

(Population 25+)

Farmers Branch

$8,222

RichlandHousing Hills Bedford

310,198

Addison EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTGarland

2017

L

Wylie

Sachse

Richardson

Carrollton

$67,955

Food North

Blue Mound

River 35.1 Oaks White $61,486 SettlementWestover Hills

Median Household Willow ParkIncome

(Average annual amount spent)

Colleyville

2022

285,777

Households

Keller

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 2017

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 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

NORTHEAST DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Arlington Dalworthington Gardens Grand Prairie Mansfield Pantego

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ARLINGTON & GRAND PRAIRIE AREA Arlington and Grand Prairie are the halfway points between Dallas and Fort Worth. The two communities value both work and play. The area is home to several well-known sports, entertainment, and amusement park venues, as well as The University of Texas at Arlington, American Airlines, Bell, Lockheed Martin, and a GM assembly plant, among others. Arlington officials like to say that the city was built on two words: “We can.” And here you can see a Texas Rangers game, attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, ride a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, or shoot down a water flume at Hurricane Harbor. You can enjoy River Legacy Park’s 1,300 acres of forests and greenbelts. And you can find a lot of down-to-earth folks who work hard to make things like airplanes, cars, and pet products. In Grand Prairie, you can also see a show at 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

COUNTY

Aurora

Population

649,171

684,873

Households

Springtown 225,415

236,773

Average Household Size

2.86

2.88 Reno

Median Age

33.1

33.4

$59,474

$65,683

Sanctuary

Median Household Income

$69,078

Newark

Westlake $2,228

Pecan Acres Apparel and Services Haslet

TARRANT Transportation COUNTY

$2,009 Keller

EagleHealth care Mountain CDP Entertainment and Recreation

$3,062Colleyville

$79,792

$89,781

Watauga Saginaw Personal Care Products/Services

$31,245

Education Lakeside

PERCENT

2022 Willow Park

Hudson Oaks 354,516 54.6%

356,782

52.1%

Black Alone

133,124

147,869

21.6%

Millsap

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

SUMMER 2018

Lipan

4,332

20.5%

Annetta North

0.7%

4,476

47,415

7.3%

54,251 Annetta

762

0.1%

Annetta South 852

85,286

13.1%

Weatherford

23,733

3.7%

213,154

32.8%

Aledo

0.1%

93,935

13.7%

26,709

3.9%

PARKER

238,215 34.8% COUNTY

HOOD COUNTY

$1,435

7.7% Carrollton19.9%

Coppell

GED/Alternative Credential Grapevine

Farmers Branch

4.1%

23.0%

Associate Degree

7.8%

Bachelor’s Degree

21.2%

University

Irving Euless Graduate/Professional Degree Bedford

9.1% Park

Highland Park

Hurst

White SettlementWestover Hills

Cockrell Hill Pantego

Fort Worth

Dalworthington Gardens

Benbrook

Grand Prairie

Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Arlington

Duncanville

Everman DeSoto Crowley

Rendon

Mansfield

Burleson Briaroaks

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COUNTY

Lancaster

Cedar Hill

Ovilla Cresson

Richards

Addison

Richland Hills

River Oaks

0.7% 7.9%

North $798 Richland Hills

Haltom City

Lake Worth

PERCENT

White Alone

Blue Mound

7.1%

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

Plano

407,611

Less Than 9th Grade

Some College, No Degree

$5,267

$27,921

The Colony2017 Hebron

Lewisville

Grapevine

$8,194Southlake

Pelican BayTravel

Azle

TOTAL

$8,517

Per Capita Income

2017

Hickory Creek

Flower Mound

Roanoke Trophy Club $21,424

Housing

Average Household Income

RACE AND Cool ETHNICITY

Copper

Double Oak

Rhome EXPENDITURES TOTAL

WISEFood COUNTY

2022 Briar CDP

Argyle

Justin

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Canyon Highland HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES 2017 DENTON Village 25+) (Average annual amount spent) Bartonville (Population Northlake

Boyd

2017

DISH

New Fairview

Little Elm Frisco Shady PHOTO: CITY OF ARLINGTON Shores

Corinth

ARLINGTON & GRAND PRAIRIE AREA BY THE NUMBERS

Mineral Wells

Prosper

Cross Roads

Midlothian

Glenn Heights

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NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY

GRAPEVINE

FIREWORKS OVER LAKE GRAPEVINE

As the oldest city in Tarrant County, Grapevine gladly lives up to its name. Wine flows down the Urban Wine Trail, featuring eight Texas wineries. 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 property tax rates in the area.

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

McPHERSON PARK

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Bedford Colleyville Grapevine Euless Hurst Keller

Alvord

PHOTO: SHAWN O’CONNELL

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

PHOTO: BRIGGS FREEMAN

Bridgeport

2017

HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES (Average annual amount spent)

2022

$95,924

Food

$11,534

423,065

Households

152,856

162,988

Average Household Size

2.58

2.58

Travel

Median Age

40.0

40.7

Median Household Income

$79,022

$86,313

Health care Briar CDP

Average Household Income

$112,520

$124,535

$43,617

$48,108

Per Capita Income

Aurora

Transportation

Mineral Wells

2022

WISE COUNTY

Newark

Education

TOTAL

309,817

78.3%

320,530

75.8%

23,440

5.9%

27,867

6.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

2,368

0.6%

2,531

0.6%

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

23,575

6.0%

29,105

6.9%

High School Graduate Lakeside

2,116

0.5%

2,445

0.6%

5.5%

25,238

6.0%

Two or More Races

12,727

3.2% 15,349 Hudson Oaks

Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

64,512

Millsap

16.3%

77,276

Some College, No Degree

18.3%

Associate Degree

White

Weatherford SUMMER 2018

Annetta

Roanoke

Southlake

Benbrook

Coppell Grapevine

Keller 2017

Colleyville

Watauga North 271,566 Saginaw Richland Blue 2.7% Hills Mound

3.9%

16.0%

Haltom City

Irving

Euless

Bedford

Hurst

3.0% 23.3% River

Richland Hills

Oaks 7.8%

Pantego

Fort Worth

Aledo

Trophy Club

Westlake

Bachelor’s Degree SettlementWestover 29.5% Hills Graduate/Professional Degree 13.8%

Annetta North

Lewisvill

Flower Mound

$7,471

Lake Worth

GED/Alternative Credential

Willow Park 3.6%

Double Oak

Pelican Bay

White Alone

21,636

Northlake

$2,928

$1,113 Haslet $2,142

TARRANT COUNTY

Hickory Creek Copper Canyon Highland Village Bartonville

Argyle

$11,113

Personal Care Products/Services

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

Some Other Race Alone

DENTON COUNTY $3,049

$4,295

Pecan Acres

Springtown

DISH Justin

Entertainment and Recreation

Black Alone

PacificCool Islander Alone

Rhome

Sh Sh

Corinth

$29,360

Apparel and Services

Reno PERCENT

Fairview

Housing Boyd

395,679

Asian Alone

Oak Point

2017

TOTAL EXPENDITURES New

Population

American Indian Alone

Cross Roads

Ponder

NORTHEAST TARRANT COUNTY BY THE NUMBERS Paradise

2017

Aubrey

Krugerville

Denton

Runaway Bay

RACE AND ETHNICITY

Krum

Pilot

North Sanger Richland Hills Roanoke Southlake Trophy Club Westlake

Dalworthington Gardens

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DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH

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PHOTO: BRIAN HUTSON COURTESY STOCKYARDS STATION

FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS

BASS PERFORMANCE HALL

PHOTO: DANIEL T. POPE

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FORT WORTH AREA The city of Fort Worth began in 1849 as an army outpost protecting settlers from 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)

Food

2022

1,113,004

1,211,376

391,385

424,745

Average Household Size

2.80

2.81

Median Age

33.2

Households

Graford

$7,998Briar CDP $20,055 Springtown

Apparel and Services Transportation Travel

33.4

Health care

$5,076

$55,886

$61,692

Entertainment and Recreation

$75,014

$85,198

Personal Care Products/Services

Mineral $26,805

$30,268

Education

RACE AND ETHNICITY

2017

PERCENT

White Alone

689,111

61.9%

726,014

59.9%

TOTAL

Black Alone

191,950

17.2%

218,188

18.0%

Less Than 9th Grade

7,142

0.6%

7,659

0.6%

46,811

4.2%

56,754

4.7%

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

Two or More Races Hispanic Origin (Any Race)

1,392

0.1%

138,706

12.5%

37,895

3.4%

362,957

33.5%

Azle

$747

Lakeside

1,680 156,445 Lipan 44,634

417,336

Aledo 698,405

Associate Degree

3.7%

Bachelor’s Degree

Pantego Dalworthington Gardens Forest Hill

Edgecliff Village

Kennedale

Crowley

Rendon

HOOD 6.8% Cresson COUNTY 18.0%

JOHNSON COUNTY

Mansfi

Burleson Briaroaks

8.6% Godley

Joshua

Cross Timber

De Cordova Bend

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Tolar

Arlingt

Everman

22.7%

Granbury

SUMMER 2018

Bedford

Hurst

Richland Hills

Benbrook

PARKER 4.5% COUNTY

Oak Trail Graduate/Professional Degree Shores CDP

35.3%

Lake Worth

9.0%

Some College, No Degree

12.9%

Haltom City

21.9%

GED/Alternative Credential

0.1%

Colleyville North Richland Hills

Watauga Blue Mound

Fort Worth

8.6% Annetta South

High School Graduate

Eagle Mountain CDP

River Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Annetta

9th-12th Grade, No Diploma

Southlake Keller

Saginaw

Willow Park

Weatherford

Haslet

Pelican Bay

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 2017 (Population 25+) Annetta North

PERCENT

Westlake

TARRANT COUNTY

$2,898

$1,299

Hudson Oaks

Millsap

Flo Roanoke Trophy Club

Newark

Cool

2022

Rhome

WISE COUNTY

Sanctuary $1,877

Median Household Income

Wells

Reno

Cop Can

Bartonville Doubl

Northlake

Pecan Acres

$2,073 $7,770

Average Household Income Per Capita Income

Boyd

$65,020

Housing Population

DENTON COUNTY

Aurora

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 2017

2017

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The Dallas Region’s booming economy adds an average of nearly 400 additional people per day. These incoming residents have a diverse range of housing choices in neighborhoods — from urban lofts to white picket fences to rambling suburban estates — and schools that are equally diverse and nationally recognized. Connecting these communities is one of the fastest-growing public transit and highway systems in the nation.

“DALLAS JUST HAS A CHARM ABOUT IT THAT I LOVE” COREY BEST

COREY BEST CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Uptown COMPANY/TITLE: Granite Properties, Assistant Property Manager When did you move here? Where from? December 2015, Long Beach, California How did you choose which part of town to live in? When I was working in Los Angeles, my one-way commute time averaged out to be about two hours, most of which was at a standstill. When I learned where I’d be working in Uptown, I focused pretty fiercely on a short commute, so I chose to live in the State Thomas neighborhood of Uptown (max. 10-15 minute drive to all of my office buildings). It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made, and for the first time I’ve been able to remain in one apartment for more than a year! How has your opinion of the Dallas region changed since moving here? It’s a lot more trendy and fun than I PHOTO: NIGEL YOUNG / FOSTER + PARTNERS SUMMER 2018

expected it to be. I hate to say it, but in my extreme naiveté, I expected Texas to be all about cowboys and horses and dirt. Now don’t get me wrong, I love country and wide-open spaces, but I was pleased to find that this city is a modern metropolis with tons of things catered to young professionals. It’s more affordable, as I expected, but Dallas just has a charm about it that I love. What do you like best about your neighborhood? What makes it different? I love living in my specific neighborhood in Uptown because of the convenience. I’m walking distance from Katy Trail and a few other parks, two grocery stores, and more restaurants and bars than I can count. All of my favorite bars and restaurants (in Lower Greenville, Deep Ellum, and Bishop Arts) are in other parts of town and are less than a $10 Uber or Lyft ride away. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? I love the low-key bar/night scene in Dallas. Although there are some areas

that I tend to avoid because it’s a much younger, fresh-out-of-college crowd (no judgment, but I’m 29 and in a different place in life), most of Dallas is fun and upbeat. Each little pocket of Dallas has its own personality and charm. My personal favorites are the more casual scenes, such as Lower Greenville, Bishop Arts, and Deep Ellum. I love the restaurants on McKinney Avenue and Knox/Henderson. I love to explore outdoors, so we’ll walk on Katy Trail, go to museums, or park it at the Truck Yard and just relax. We are also very close to Arlington, so we’ll go to Rangers and Cowboys games, Six Flags, or even head out to Fort Worth to catch a concert at Billy Bob’s. There’s always so much to do. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? I love to travel and spend time with people. Dallas is an incredibly easy place to travel from – with two major airports (both a stones throw away and easy to get through), all major airlines, and being centrally located, most U.S. destinations are extremely easy to get to.

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GET GETTING TINGAROUND AROUND

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The Dallas Region is diverse and changing every day. The rapid influx of people has made us the fastest-growing U.S. metro over the past decade. Whether you’re looking for fine arts, entertainment, professional sports, or giving back, you’ll never run out of activities in Dallas — fun here knows no bounds. it is close to her job, making her commute easy. How has your opinion of Dallas-Fort Worth changed since moving here? I fall more and more in love with the DallasFort Worth region every day. I find myself continuously exploring and experiencing new things. I must say, DFW is somewhere I plan to stay for a long time.

“I FALL MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH THE DFW REGION EVERY DAY.” YOHAN BOBCOMBE

Beach (CA), Rahway (NJ), Tallahassee (FL)

CITY: Fort Worth

What made you decide to choose Dallas? Dallas is an amazing city with a very unique culture. The people here are wonderful, and it is a very active, close-knit community, which closely aligns with my personality. From a career standpoint, the opportunity to lead the local Lyft team was a huge factor in my decision to come to Dallas.

NEIGHBORHOOD: TCU area COMPANY: Lyft When did you move here? Where from? I moved to DFW from Houston, but I am originally from Trinidad. Where else have you lived? New York (NY), Washington (D.C.), Frankfort (KY), San Francisco (CA), Philadelphia (PA), Durham (NC), Huntington 70

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Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? I live within the vicinity of the TCU campus, so its somewhat of a college town with a suburban feel. It really is the best of both worlds. I can get downtown in less than 15 minutes and can return to suburbia in a jiff y. I like that it gives me a really good pulse of the college scene, while giving me insight into the working populace at the same time. Overall, it is a fun, unique community to reside in. What is your favorite restaurant ... in your neighborhood/in the region? I am a huge Torchy’s Tacos fan! What is your favorite outside activity, and where is your favorite place to do it? I love biking (when the weather permits). I typically put in my miles on the Trinity Trails because it’s so convenient for me. SUMMER 2018


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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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DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY

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

WAY OLL NT

BUR

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PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH TURNPIKE

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

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DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY (DNT ): Runs northsouth, connecting motorists between downtown Dallas and cities in Collin, Denton, and northern Dallas counties, passing through Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Farmers Branch, Plano, and Frisco. It links with the Sam Rayburn Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, I-635, and I-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.

MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE BRIDGE

CHISOLM TRAIL PARKWAY

Existing toll roads

Planned toll roads

Planned toll lanes

Planned partial toll lanes

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

Source: DRC Research

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

WHAT DOES IT COST? NTTA toll road rates align to miles traveled. The farther you drive on a toll road, the more you pay. Rates are reset every other year on July 1. The average rate as of July 1, 2017, is 18.01 cents per mile. Here are a few examples of what you might pay on your commute. ROAD

ROUTE

TOLLTAG

ZIPCASH

DNT DNT

I635 to PGBT

$1.12

$1.68

Legacy to I35

$3.68

$5.52

PGBT

Frankford to I75

$1.70

$2.62

PGBT

I20 to DNT

$4.94

$7.42

SRT

I35 to Legacy

$1.53

$2.30

SRT

121 to I75

$4.24

$6.37

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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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DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY

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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I-635 LBJ FREEWAY EAST I-30 to east of US 75/Central Expressway; Reconstruct and widen highway and add toll managed lanes/express lanes; Estimated completion: 2025 NTE SEG. 3B (BUILT BY TXDOT FTW) North of I-820 to U.S. 81/287; Reconstruct and widen highway and add toll managed and express lanes.

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NTE SEG. 3A I-30 to north of I-820 Reconstruct highway and add toll managed lanes; Reconstruct remainder of I-35W/I-820 interchange; Estimated completion: 2018 SH 121 SEG. 13 (DAL) South of FM 2499 to Business 121 H; Reconstruct and widen highway; Estimated completion: 2018

DAL/FTW Key Projects (Development)

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I-820 SEG. 4 I-820/SH 183/SH 121 to Randol Mill Rd.; Reconstruct and widen highway; Estimated completion: 2022

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

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11 I-345 REHABILITATION I-345 from I-30 to SP 366; Rehabilitation of existing overhead highway; Estimated completion: 2018 12 US 75 North of Melissa Road to FM 455; Reconstruct and widen highway; Estimated completion: 2019 13 DFW CONNECTOR SH 121/360 Interchange Construct interchange; Estimated completion: 2018 14 I-35E (WAXAHACHIE SOUTH) Hill/Ellis County Line to US 77; Build 10’ outside shoulder/convert ex. 12’ outside shoulder to 3rd lane in each direction; Estimated completion: 2018

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US 67 CLEBURNE EAST LOOP SH 174 to Spur 102; Widen to 4 lane facility; Estimated completion: 2018

MIDTOWN EXPRESS SH 183, SH 114, Loop 12; Rebuild/widen portions of the highway and add toll managed lanes; Estimated completion: 2018 10 SH 360 (NTTA/TXDOT) US 287 to south of I-20; Phased 2 to 4 lane new toll road; Estimated completion: 2018

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SOURCE: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

15 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; Estimated completion: 2019

18 SH 199 Nine Mile Bridge Road to Western Center Blvd.; Construct mainlanes, bridges and ramps; Estimated completion: 2019

16 US 175 (SM WRIGHT FREEWAY) US 175 (SH 310 to I-45), I-45 (SM Wright to Lamar Street), Extend US 175 to I-45; Estimated completion: 2019

19 I-35E Dallas North Tollway to Woodall Rodgers; Construct collector/ distributor lanes; Estimated completion: 2019

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

20 US 67 WIDENING From I-20 to Beltline Road; Widen highway from 4 to 6 lanes; Estimated completion: 2019

21 I-35E/US 67 (SOUTHERN GATEWAY) I-35E: 8th Street to I-20 and US 67 from I-35E to I-20; Widen highway and add reversible express lanes; Estimated completion: 2021 22 I-35E (LOWEST STEMMONS) From I-30 to N of Oak Lawn Ave.; Construct 5 collectordistributor roads and reconstruct frontage roads; Estimated completion: 2025

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

LIVING

GET TING AROUND

DRIVE TIME

HWY 190 AND HWY 75

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DENTON

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SOUTHERN DALLAS

GET TING AROUND

HWY 121 & DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY

LIVING

DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH

TRAVEL TIME 15 MINUTES

30 MINUTES

45 MINUTES

60 MINUTES

75 MINUTES

90 MINUTES

105 MINUTES

120 MINUTES Source: North Central Texas Council of Governments

SUMMER 2018

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CARROLLTON

Downtown Carrollton

ORANGE LINE

Farmers Branch

FARMERS BRANCH

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In addition, the Dallas area has two operating streetcar systems. The M-Line trolley system connects the West Village in Uptown with downtown. The new Dallas Streetcar began service in 2015 and will eventually connect downtown Dallas with the Bishop Arts District. W LA

PLANO

BLUE LINE

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, which includes light rail and bus service, is the fastest-growing mass transit network in the United States. It facilitates access to key job centers in Dallas and its suburbs, as well as the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. DART also interfaces with the Trinity Rail Express (TRE), a commuter train, to transport passengers between downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, with stops at several suburbs in between. Fort Worth residents are served by The T, a bus system that connects to the TRE. The A-Train, operated by the Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA), connects DART riders in Carrollton to an additional five stations ending in Denton.

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Dallas North Tollway

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SOURCE: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

128

BUS ROUTES

700

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SOURCE: Dallas Area Rapid Transit SUMMER 2018


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378, 380, 410, 428, 467, 560

475

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380

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571

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513

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486

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987

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283

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987

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541

TOWNVIEW MAGNET SCHOOL ILLINOIS STATION 8TH409, 444, 445, 515, 538

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TA

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283

35

26

EA

DES MORRELL STATION

515

LA

26

EE

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HWY NORTHWEST 428

467 467

475 ROCK

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CRO

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415

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453

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415

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278

155

475

DALLAS

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LM

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428

428, DART ON-CALL

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110, 164

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282 TO

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463

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467

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WHITE ROCK STATION

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WHITE ROCK LAKE

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BAYLOR UNIV. GO MEDICAL CTR. W ALC

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76

111

155 CONVENTION CENTER STATION

161

405, 444, 522, 541

522

LL

374, 475, 583

428

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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MED. CENTER STATION

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722 409

206 278

19AA

206 278

161

GE

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BAINB

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453

35

AR

ROOSEVELT CEDARS STATION HIGH SCHOOL

19

161

AS

475

410

60, 164, 372, 374, 377, 378, 380, 410, 428, 467, 560

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N

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542

DALLAS ZOO

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IN

11 GTO

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HO

L

MARIE CURIE

372

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428, DART ON-CALL

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76

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CAMP WISDOM RD

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466

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466

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21

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278

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278

453

BAIN

NC

LA

AN

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WHEATLAND RD

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ND

453

PREFFERRED

N

PE

415

1

WAL-MART

21, 278, 453

466

PE DE

CAMP WISDOM

574

466

RED BIRD TRANSIT CENTER

DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

547

IN

0

ON

OR

GE

161

SOUTH OAK CLIFF H.S.

206

CAMP WISDOM RD

ST.

278

1

LOOP

1

60, 111, 409, 111 595

S

26, 722

515

583

FAIR PARK STATION

31 31

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LAKE HIGHLANDS STATION

LAKEWOOD DART ON-CALL ZONE

LU

BAYLOR UNIV. MEDICAL CTR.

TA TE

WALNUT HILL LN

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M

377, 378, 380, 400, 463, 486, 513, 566, 571, 987

410

486

560

374, 488, 551, 560, 583

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N

CO

444, 541, 542

11

19

206 278

DELAWARE

541 PENTAG

21

TOWNVIEW MAGNET SCHOOL 8TH

19 21 11

445

24

N

HWY NORTHWEST 428

TARGET

UNIVERSITY

51 PE FAIR PARK DEEP 110, 164ELLUM AK STATION BIA M 11, 19 MLK, JR STATION/J.B. LU JACKSON JR W 283 H TRANSIT CENTER CO12, 26, 409, 595 A

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DALLAS ZOO STATION

522

11

N

39

EA

2

19 19

L

SO

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SCYEN

AA

TO CE WN NTE R

M

513 DOWNTOWN BAYLOR GARLAND STATION MEDICAL CTR.

FOREST/JUPITER STATION

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FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER

NP IK E

MARS

NT

N

BUCKINGHAM RD

372, 410, 486 , 987

M

374 374 LBJ/SKILLMAN STATION

KI

475

374

LAKE HIGHLANDS STATION

428

768

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MED. CENTER STATION

EL

825

CEDARS STATION

72

278

ASK

155 CONVENTION CENTER STATION

206 12 278

DALLAS ZOO

H

722

19, 515, 522

161

RED BIRD TRANSIT CENTER

BRONZE WAY

466

O

DE

R KE AL W

453

404

161

722

21

& W BO ROW AR

278 405

21, 278, 453

404

IH-2

Duncanville

42

466466404

547

E

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AP

IN

N

EAF

1

161

445

WHEATLAND

PLATINUM WAY

574

S

GROVEVIEW

PREFFERRED

466

G

TO AL W

466

R

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415

RIN

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12

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CAMP WISDOM

SP

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BET

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574

404 LEDBETTER

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LED

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SH-160

DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

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HOSPITOL

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374, 475, 583

12

EST

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AK

11, 19

521INGTO

31 11 3139 11

26, 722

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FAWN RIDGE

466

0

444

21

ILLINOIS AV

404, 445, 547, 549, 568, 574

IH-2

42

KIEST BLVD

453

63

19

ADAMSON H.S.

21 453

31

27

161

35 11

METHODIST DELAWARE

121

L

1

21

RN

502 LO OP

76

24

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410

374

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AA

MARS

MAIN

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583 WALNUT HILL LN

463

H

400

400

566

372

BU

N

AN 513 372 MILITARY SC PKWY

571

RG E

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372

LAKE HIGHLANDS LAKE HIGHLANDS ZONE ON-CALL ZONE ON-CALL DART DART SUPER

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76

1

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409

CK

2

INEN

278

42

522

542

BLA

72

COM

YORKTOWN

ADAMSON H.S.

405

445

HT

COUNTRY CREEK

Dun canville

SH-180

ILLINOIS AV

BRONZE WRIG WAY

466

49 49

19 21 11 TA

11

405 21

21, 405, 444

PENTAGON

547

42 42

LEDBETTER

WESTMORELAND 547 547 STATION PLATINUM WAY

547

444

TYLER/VERNON STATION

404

466 547 549 404

42

453

HAMPTON STATION

547

D

12

PENTAGON

42, 453,

568

CE

OP 445

ILLINOIS AV

AVE

722

444

12

NT

21 722

542

12 TYLER/VERNON STATION

GROVEVIEW

568

COUNTRY CREEK

E

LO

MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE

FT

P

574

63

CO

59

52522

405 UNION STATION

TH WOR

39

2939

MERCE

24 1

24

M

374 374 LBJ/SKILLMAN STATION KOMALTY 374, 488, 551, 560, 583

TU

MARIE CURIE

372, 410, 486 , 987

428, 502, 506, 702

SERVED N BY LAKE HIGHLANDS AND LAKEWOOD DART ON-CALL

521

1

Y

FOREST LN

GE O

566

HO

WESTWOOD

G

583

H

282

FOREST LNBAYLOR MEDICAL CTR.

551 560

ID EN T

BUCKINGHAM RD

463

IN

SS

CRO

374 N

GLE

GAY

RW

PARK LANE STATION

W

LOVERS LN

24

582

466 583

374

D

506

583 UTH

1

768

743

24

N

502

SO

UNIVERSITY

521

521

825

LN

RY

551 560

Y

BU

400

551

987

463

JF

EO RG E

566 282

571

ST

RD

566

SPRING VALLEY

BUCKINGHAM RD

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SAMUELL HIGH SCHOOL

583

CR

HW

MO

24

553CV 521

URN

31

COM

HOSPITOL

42

521

24

31, 36, 409, 521, M-Line BL AC 409 Ave Streetcar McKinney KB

27

UT

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1

24

ELA

RID SUPER TARGET G EC RE ST

502

SO

LN. LOVERSME

7681

SMU

CITYPLACE/UPTOWN STATION

SCOTTISH RITE HOSP.

35

TRE, 11, 19, 21, 51, 60, 76

IGH

D 404, 445, 547, 549, 568, 574

BLV SON 547

JEFFER

36

409 409

Orange Line METHODIST

WR

WESTMORELAND 11 STATION

59

YORKTOWN

42

3

MOCKINGBIRD LN

L

INEN

49, TRE-Green Line

COLORADO

AN

RG

MO

31, 36, 409, 521, M-Line McKinney Ave Streetcar

TA

405

21, 405, 444 COLORADO

542 542

MOCKINGBIRD LN

36

CITYPLACE/UPTOWN STATION

405 MARKET CNTR. STATION

NT

GA

TIO

768

583

PIN

428, 502, 506, 702

TE CARUTH HAVEN RN

5 768 Mustang 768 1, 24, 76, 521,5743, Express, 521 GA 743 TIO Cities DART ON-CALL Lakewood and Park

SCOTTISH RITE HOSP.

CO

521

SE

D

506

ST

5 LOVERS LANE STATION 15 768 502, 583, Campell Ctr. LN. ELOVERS Shuttle 4 55

CE

LOOP 582 12

TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DALLAS

582

AID

RE

ES

4 502, 583, Campell Ctr. 55 E Shuttle

SMU 743 MOCKINGBIRD STATION T

409 409

VICTORY STATION 1

35 SH-180

428 428

PAUL QUINN CARUTH HAVEN COLLEGE

PA

AN

EC

PARK LANE DALLAS

CENTER

RW

G

IN

OSS

488

LB

987

JF

COMSTOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

506

EL

583

35

ST

CR ROYAL LN

PARK LANE STATION

702RIDG

NORTHPARK

PARK LANE SHOPPING DALLAS

LOVERS LANE STATION

5

Medical City E-Shuttle,B

582

502

AID

702

NORTHPARK SHOPPING

521

IH

NUT

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

HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL DALLAS

571WALN

467

-6

W AL

410

SPRING VALLEY

RICHLAND COLLEGE

551

IH

-6 STATION FOREST LANE 3

R TE LN ROYAL ET LEDB

46 ADOW TEXAS

ME

A. MACEO SMITH HIGH SCHOOL

CENTER 428521 428

HIGHLAND PARK

49 49

52

AVE

WO

HAMPTON STATION

542

M

FT

11

DAVIS T

6502

G

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BO

N

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

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

TRE, 11, 19, 21, 51, 60, 76

RTH

52N

568

568

MEREDITH

APL

59 UTSW Shuttles

722

453

205 208

SWMD/PARKLAND STATION

UNION STATION

444

506

RICHARDSON SQUARE MALL

463

234, 582 TI Shuttle

FOREST LN

FOREST LN

O 415

ST

582 583

LBJ/CENTRAL STATION 486

830

PI

5

15 210 HIGHLAND 183 3T PARK 55

49

27

542 542

42, 453,

LL

NYO

CA

E

155STON

RICHLAND COLLEGE

Medical City E-Shuttle,

N

475 467

LBJ/CENTRAL STATION

234, 582

NYO

HOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

597 400

BELT LINE RD

ST AR

N FO AA RE MA ST N

410

SQUARE MALL

SCYENE RD

571

RD

372

N FO AA RE MA ST N

372 RICHARDSON

551

571

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

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210

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360

360

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360

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VICTORY STATION

453 59

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360

506

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824 HIGHLAND

BELT LINE RD

5 KIT -7 US

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ILY

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BANNER

55

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703

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6

49, TRE-Green Line

568

BELT LINE RD

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11

OIS

46

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

PA

35

DAVIS

MEREDITH

STATION

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

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52W

542 549

RK

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

52W

2

CHURCHILL WAY

ILLIN

234

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HA

RD

SINGING HILLS RECREATION CENTER

31

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

12

404

SOUTHERN OAKS

5

5

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AR

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549

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453

CLARENDON DR

WHEATLAND RD

ST

KER

35

ST

703

RE

S

376

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453

COLORADO

451

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FO

400

SPRING VALLEY

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

INWOOD/LOVE FIELD 39

M

IN

OAKBROOK

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CLYMER

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52N

35

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31

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41

31

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SINGLETON

361

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H

451

MEDICAL CITY

UNIVERSITY PARK

415

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361

MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL

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ATLAS

LE

NE

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52N

155

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59

987

LOVERS LN.

529

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KRIVE

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FAIRVIEW

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COLORADO DR CLARENDON

549 542

574

KIEST BLVD

574

FO

52

525

404

CHA

CHALK

CLYME

SH-160

376

COCKRELL HILL TRANSFER LOCATION

574

404

409

404

CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CTR.•

549

568

568

568

7

RECORD CROSSING

525

0 TOM LANDRY FRWY. IH-3542

574

52

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

525

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RI

UTD

IH-63535 LBJ FRWY

3K PARK CITIES 55 DART ON-CALL ZONE

529

FO

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

KEENELAND

547 KEENELAND

206

409

29

52 CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CTR.•

SINGLETON

DAVIS

549

KIEST BLVD

19P

BIC TOM LANDRY FRWY. IH-30

DAVIS

574

ND

BE

ER

RIV

527

IRVING BLVD

U.T.S.W. ST. PAUL HOSPITAL•

COCKRELL HILL TRANSFER LOCATION

376

KIEST BLVD

527

525

526

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11, 376, 444, 542, 549

547

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428

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U.T. S.W./PARKLAND HOSPITAL•

52

35

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870

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841

870

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362

FR W 410 Y

BUSH TURNPIKE STATION

824

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362

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NORTHWEST HWY 12 HWY NORTHWEST OP

428

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549

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376

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526

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527

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515

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525

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VALLEY VIEW MALL

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568

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549

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DALLAS

35, 59, 549

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525

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LOVE FIELD

544

525

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527

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529

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535

466

527

408

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31, 428, 528, 535, 544

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63

466

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840

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840840

HUNTER FERRELL

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453 2

183

DALLAS

SOUTH OAK CLIFF H.S.

31

PENTAGON

PARK

BACHMAN STATION 161

LO

LO

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466

840

IRVI OAKDALE NG

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

840

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6TH

549

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

549

DOWNTOWN IRVING/ HERITAGE CROSSING STATION

KE

5TH

AL W

DOWNTOWN IRVING/ HERITAGE CROSSING STATION

EAF

SHADY GROVE

840

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BLV

574 5TH

6TH

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535

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508

508

840

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840

508

31

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PARK

409

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488

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544

31

528

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507

401

501

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840

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408

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514

30 840

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501

514

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508 514

535

466

WILLOWBROOK

505 508

0

31

529

528

TECH

183

405

DENTON STATION

31

BRONZE WAY

TECH

522

155

AR

362

ID

IS

TATUM

400

488

488

GALLERIA

515

206 234

529

1

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GALLERIA

FOREST LN

19

LA

N

ARAPAHO 883 RD

ADDISON

11

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL

445

234 161

488

205 205 208 210 208 TOWNVIEW 210 MAGNET

532

532

1

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21

453

31

234

544

PLATINUM WAY

IH-2

AIRPORT FREEWAY

30 501

N TO AL WRIVERSIDE

N

N IRVI

401

SHADY GROVE

IH-30 TOM LANDRY FRWY.

LI

514

507 408

CO

GRAUWYLER

307

S

504

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514

505

504

WEST IRVING STATION

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

987

BR

486

987

FOREST LN

529

S

987

19

362

ADDISON 463

WALNUT HILL/ KIEST BLVD DENTON STATION WALNUT HILL/ 161

LEDBETTER

LAS COLINAS 466 URBAN CENTER STATION 503

11 4

987

3

535

486, 532, 535, 529, 532

BR

GROVEVIEW

404

23431

528

505, 508

505

505 508

514 GRAUWYLER FREEWAY AIRPORT NG IRVI

505

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER CONFLANS

SH

11 4

507 BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER

401

LA

ROCHELLE

EER

TRE, 505, 514

12

401

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507

PION

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ROCHELLE

574 504 505

LE

ROCHEL

504 501

LO

408

514

EL LAG

408

507

SH

505, 508 ROCHELL

IRVING MALL

466

503

DE LAS CK COLINAS ER URBAN CENTER STATION 503

503

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

505

501

501

AS

507 ROCHELLE

FREEWAY 505 AIRPORT 501

O’C

234

R

234, 400, 501, 510

234

528

21

42

ROYAL LANE STATION ROYAL LN

987 544

234

WALNUT HILL LN

987

DE

532

YS

361

35

26

TURNPIKE

DRIVE A.

AD

TE

FAIR PARK

ARAPAHO RD

463

870

841

RICHARDSON 883 RICHARDSON DART ON-CALL ZONE

362

350 362

COLLIN CREEK MALL

PLANO PKWY

IH

PARK BLVD

410

15TH

AVY

FM 544

870

18TH

13TH

UTD

TATUM

RICHARDSON DART ON-CALL ZONE 400

722

183

FOREST LN

D

155 CONVENTION CENTER36 STATION

EA

SCHOOL 8TH

488

LR

350 883

14TH

870

350

CENTERVILLE PARK BLVD

RENNER RD

PE

870

15TH COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY

13TH COLLEGE

410

883

RICHARDSON

870 FLEX

15TH

GASTO SH N BU E76 LA GE SIDE NT GESHOVIRSTA

451

883 361

36

463 362

WY FR

B 5L

IH-6

405

535

11

532

161

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532

FOREST LN

183

161

SPRING VALLEY

532

WY F11R 987

1 21 DELAWARE 987

486

987

532 445 ROYAL LANE STATION

PENTAGON

NORTH IRVING TRANSIT CENTER

507 547 ONN

401

KE

NORTHGATE

IRVING MALL

400 501 510

234, 400, 501, 510

OR

DEC

IRVING 505

30

234 IRVING

532

5 3488

IH-6

42

DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER

NORTHAVEN 486, 532, 535, 529, 987 532

T

IGH

WR

STATION 400, 501, 507, 510, 528

WALNUT HILL LN 234

507

N

CLUB

501 401

COUNTRY CLUB

408

HR UT O LN N W A ON

O’C

234

547

NORTH IRVING528 COUNTRY TRANSIT CENTER 503 CREEK

HIDDEN RIDGE

LI

COUNTRY DFW AIRPORT CONSOLIDATED AUTO RENTAL

HILL

574

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

504

400 568 ROYAL LN

234

528

400 MEADOW 501 CREEK 510 528

CO

501

H

401, 501, 504

510

234

S

SOUTH AIRFIELD

SOUTH REMOTE PARKING

WALNUT

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE STATION

987 453

NORTHAVEN

547 549 544 404

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

CORPORATE

503

HIDDEN RIDGE

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE

504

UT LN POLARIS WA

528

GA TEWA Y

LA

408

401, 501, 504

401

POTTER’S HOUSE

GREENWAY

501

BELT LINE STATION MEADOW 500, 509, 510 CREEK

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE STATION

WY .

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CORPORATE

445

234

DENT

MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE

568

400 ROYAL LN

SID

GA TEW AY

BELT LINE STATION 500, 509, 510

LE RC S CI PU M CA CORPORATE

GATEWAY

501

SH-30

VALLEY VIEW

535 544

RIVER

CORPORATE

531 535

CLARENDON DR

ROYAL LN

PREMIER

DFW AIRPORT

802

568

RD

KEENELAND

ROYAL LN

TERMINAL C

533

400

987

EL

L

883

McCALLUM

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347

208 210 208 210

278

19

21 722

31

536

362PR

BAYLOR UNIV. MEDICAL CTR.

BROOKHAVEN COLLEGE

J LB

LA

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 TERMINAL E

544

401

405

488

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

VALLEY VIEW

535

OOD

DIPLOMAT

VALWOOD PKWY

568

DAVIS

FARMERS BRANCH STATION DALLAS MEDICAL

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

MEREDITH

549

RANCH TRAIL

VI

EW

531 535

488

987

BROOKHAVEN 522 COLLEGE

42

19 21 11

488

EL

N

RO

SPRING VALLEY

1

ASK

IN

534 350 205 205 488 36 400

333

YORKTOWN

42

METHODIST HOSPITOL

H

ARAPAHO RDGTO

INW

CH

ADDISON TRANSIT CENTER CE

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

COLORADO

453

404 STATION FARMERS BRANCH

533

N O

N

N

RA

IN cK

HACKBERRY

LBJ FR WY

533

400 533

AVE

RTH

WO

531

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

DAVIS

401

400

FARMERS FARMERS BRANCH 12 BRANCH DART ON-CALL ZONE FT

488

35

AK

PLANO

JACK HATCHELL TRANSIT CENTER

362

841

PARK BLVD

410

870

RD

ER

RK

PA

PARK BLVD

18TH

870

PLANO PKWY

PARK BLVD

210, 350, 451, 452, 841 FLEX McCALLUM

19

D

883 Fri/Sun

883 Fri/Sun

374

350

RNPIKE SH TU BU GE NT GEOR DOWNTOWN PLANO STATION

ES IDE

841

883

1

350 362

PE W ASH

TG

LR

PARKER ROAD STATION

RD

ER

PA

377

COLLIN CREEK MALL

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

451

WAL-MART

829

HWY 15TH NORTHWEST

452

841

MEDICAL CENTER OF PLANO

76 210

350

EL

12

COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

410 377

DOWNTOWN PLANO STATION 870 FLEX

210, 350, 451, 452, 841 FLEX

WAL-MART

PR

451

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362

208

1

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76

24

347

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35

333

400 536

VALWOOD

BELT LINE RD

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549

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BU

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350

377

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

350

210

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24

24

409

CK

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350 488 36 400 VE

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59

35

453

BLA

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534

333

KELLLER SPRINGS

536

49

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208

534

ADDISON AIRPORT

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536

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841

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183

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TRINITY MILLS

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347 210

409

KELLLER SPRINGS

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350

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534

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525

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534 536 536

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59

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KELLLER SPRINGS

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534, 536 549 A-Train to Denton

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LOVERS LN.

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NORTH PLANO DART ON-CALL ZONE

374, 475, 583

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451

451

PARKER RD

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534

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534 536 536

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347

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PLANO PKWY

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333

524 31

SS PRE ROW

NS

GRAUWYLER

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MO

534

531

EL

D

CARUTH HAVEN

LOVERS LN.

31

529

TIMBERGREEN

CREEK

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

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

BY THE NUMBERS DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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183,814 DAILY PASSENGERS 892,794 TOTAL CARGO (TONNAGE) 8,488,020 INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS 67,092,224 TOTAL PASSENGERS

43,078 DAILY PASSENGERS 227,533 TOTAL OPERATIONS 15,723,627 TOTAL PASSENGERS

TAKING FLIGHT

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

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SEATTLE 76 flights per week

DENVER 148 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

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AVERAGE DOCTOR’S VISIT

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Dallas > Nationally ranked in 2 specialties > High performing in 7 procedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 3 hospital in Texas

$103.06

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

$100.25

UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER Dallas > Nationally ranked in 6 specialties > High performing in 4 precedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 2 hospital in Texas

AVERAGE DENTIST VISIT

SOURCE: ACCRA 2018 Average Annual

MAJOR HOSPITALS 35

MEDICAL CITY Dallas > Nationally ranked in 1 specialty > High performing in 2 procedures/ conditions > Ranked the No. 6 hospital in Texas

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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

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

10 METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER

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

TERRENCE D. SMITH

“EDUCATION IS A HUGE FOCUS.” PHOTO: CHASE MARDIS

TERRENCE D. SMITH EMPLOYER: Urban Teachers CITY: Arlington

What made you decide to Say Yes to Dallas? I once read that Dallas is the place to be for up-and-coming young professionals — particularly African-American men. I wanted something different from Florida; Tallahassee was a small city and Orlando was very touristy. Even though I lived there for six years, I never felt at home. When I moved to Dallas, I felt like I belonged. I was home. How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? I chose Arlington for the cost of living. I’m serving as a resident teacher at Urban Teachers and living on a stipend until I start as a new teacher in my second year. Arlington is a very beautiful town and is easily accessible to much around the region. Even though I don’t live in Downtown Dallas, I can still get to any events in the area. The heart of Dallas is everywhere you go. What is the one thing you could have done to make your move easier? Save money for the move. Research where SUMMER 2018

you’ll be working and think about where you’ll live – there are so many options! How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here? I was not expecting Dallas natives to be as friendly as they are. In our teaching cohort, there is only one native Dallas resident. The first thing he did was show us all around. Dallas natives are always trying to introduce me to something new. Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? Arlington gives you the southern feeling that people hear about in Texas. There are so many parks in the area, and the opportunities to enjoy nature are endless. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? Students, of course! In Dallas, there is a school on every block and education is a huge focus. The Dallas Region makes sure schools are accessible to every community. The communities are also very intentional about how they support students in school and out. What would you miss most about the area if you had to leave? I’d miss the many opportunities I have here.

I’ve gotten to know the organization United Black Ellument (U-BE). It helps people of color who are same-gender-loving or samegender-loving allies. It’s a very inclusive and open community which has been great. Tell us about the work environment here. I work at Uplift Infinity in Irving. I taught 4th grade as a resident teacher and will be a first-year teacher at the same school for 5th grade. With my experience at City Year in Orlando, I was a support to the classroom. As a resident teacher in Dallas, I felt immediately a part of the team as soon as I entered the school. I’m excited to continue my career there. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? There are five parks within five miles of where I live. There are always opportunities for concerts, and they are always affordable. I don’t have to break the bank to enjoy myself! Who is your local hero? Why? Emily Nolen, Urban Teachers executive director. She took a chance on Urban Teachers and is helping its success by trusting and helping incoming residents to become effective teachers for the students in the Dallas Region.

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SANGER ISD 2,679 | 1427

SLIDELL ISD 253 | 1437

CHICO ISD 603 | 1328 KRUM ISD 2,090 | 1435 DECATUR ISD 3,129 | 1446

28 PONDER ISD 1,328 | 1535

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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 nationallyrecognized magnet program. Students attending Dallas ISD schools live in Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Hutchins, Mesquite, MILLSAP Seagoville, University Park, and ISD 971 | 1280 Wilmer. Since 2007, the district has more than quadrupled the number of schools that have reached the state’s highest accountability BROCK ISD rating. In Tarrant County, Fort 1,333 | 1543 Worth ISD dominates, with more than 83,000 students.

ALVORD ISD 721 | 1414

BRIDGEPORT ISD 2,084 | 1399 PARADISE ISD 1,170 | 1436

ARGYLE ISD 2,429 | 1637

BOYD ISD 1,243 | 1374 NORTHWEST ISD 21,964 | 1525 POOLVILLE ISD 551 | 1361

CARROL 8,190 |

SPRINGTOWN ISD 3,470 | 1389 KELLER ISD 34,570 | 1526 AZLE ISD 6,330 | 1432

PEASTER ISD 1,115 | 1593

EAGLE MT-SAGINAW ISD 19,591 | 1439 BIRDVILLE ISD 23,767 | 1453

HURST-EUL 23,

LAKE WORTH ISD 3,503 | 1293 WHITE SETTLEMENT ISD 6,794 | 1359

WEATHERFORD ISD 7,991 | 1478

CASTLEBERRY ISD 4,002 | 1300

FORT WORTH ISD 87,233 | 1215

ALEDO ISD 5,426 | 1599

CROWLEY ISD 15,185 | 1329

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KENNEDA 3,126 |

EVERMAN ISD 5,874 | 1217

MANSF 34,26

BURLESON ISD 11,850 | 1452

LIPAN ISD 379 | 1526

GRANBURY ISD 7,030 | 1461

GODLEY ISD 1,873 | 1443

JOSHUA ISD 5,286 | 1454

KEENE ISD 1,057 | 1420

ALVARADO ISD 3,722 | 1347

TOLAR ISD 791 | 1508 CLEBURNE ISD 6,749 | 1389

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GRANDVIEW 1,174 | 14

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GLEN ROSE ISD 1,756 | 1479

RIO VISTA ISD 737 | 1392

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PILOT POINT ISD 1,357 | 1444

ANNA ISD 3,214 | 1455

CELINA ISD 2,425 | 1589

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COMMERCE I 1,603 | 14

CELESTE ISD 510 | 1508

BLUE RIDGE ISD 758 | 1570

MELISSA ISD 2,624 | 1569

AUBREY ISD 2,397 | 1472 PROSPER ISD 9,970 | 1562

DENTON ISD 8,382 | 1473

MCKINNEY ISD 24,711 | 1567 PRINCETON ISD 4,137 | 1388

FRISCO ISD 55,745 | 1601

LAKE DALLAS ISD 3,947 | 1473

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ALLEN ISD 20,852 | 1630

LEWISVILLE ISD 53,182 | 1608

LL ISD 1748

GRAPEVINECOLLEYVILLE ISD 13,804 | 1629

FIELD ISD 62 | 1447

BOLES ISD 531 | 1372

ROYSE CITY ISD 5,456 | 1399

GARLAND ISD 57,029 | 1412

MESQUITE ISD 40,945 | 1330

GRAND PRAIRIE ISD 29,287 | 1219

QUINLAN ISD 2,623 | 1418

ROCKWALL ISD 15,717 | 1541

TERRELL ISD 4,391 | 1315

FORNEY ISD 9,681 | 1413

DALLAS ISD 157,787 | 1187

DE SOTO ISD 9,742 | 1203

CRANDALL ISD 3,750 | 1405

LANCASTER ISD 7,634 | 1174

CEDAR HILL ISD 7,866 | 1333

RED OAK ISD 5,740 | 1382 MIDLOTHIAN ISD 8,406 | 1523

FERRIS ISD 2,580 | 1312

KAUFMAN ISD 3,841 | 1373

SCURRY-ROSSER ISD 1,013 | 1405

PALMER ISD 1,185 | 1335

VENUS ISD 2,077 | 1315

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LONE OAK IS 1,031 | 142

SUNNYVALE ISD 1,737 | 1552

DUNCANVILLE ISD 12,792 | 1299

ALE ISD | 1412

CADDO MILLS ISD 1,696 | 1505

WYLIE ISD (COLLIN) 14,972 | 1468

IRVING ISD LESS-BEDFORD ISD 34,725 | 1236 ,065 | 1487

ARLINGTON ISD 62,085 | 1397

LOVEJOY ISD 4,055 | 1657

RICHARDSON ISD 39,170 | 1524

HIGHLAND PARK ISD (DALLAS) 7,024 | 1790

CAMPBELL I 334 | 135

GREENVILLE ISD 5,354 | 1406

COMMUNITY ISD 2,082 | 1372

PLANO ISD 53,931 | 1694

CARROLLTONCOPPELL ISD 12,349 | 1709 FARMERS BRANCH ISD 25,196 | 1451

BLAND ISD 665 | 1483

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LITTLE ELM ISD 7,361 | 1372

FARMERSVILLE ISD 1,586 | 1391

WAXAHACHIE ISD 8,399 | 1476

KEMP ISD 1,540 | 1360

ENNIS ISD 5,842 | 1401

MABANK ISD 3,458 | 1439

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MAYPEARL ISD 1,098 | 1507

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

ALLEN ISD

SIZE: 20,739 students, pre-K through 12th 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.

ARLINGTON ISD

SIZE: 62,322 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Arlington ISD is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and is known for its collaborative and innovative opportunities for students. Lead by 2016 Texas Superintendent of the Year Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, and by the 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas, Arlington ISD has maintained a vision to be a premier school district and a leader in education. PHILOSOPHY: The mission of the Arlington Independent School District is to empower and engage all students to be contributing, responsible citizens striving for their

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maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences. The vision is that the AISD will be a premier school district and a leader in education.

AZLE ISD

SIZE: 6,229 students, pre-K through 12th 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 and is classified 5A under a new University Interscholastic League realignment. Azle ISD students in K-12 have individual access to 1-to-1 iPad technology. Azle ISD has partnered with the Schlechty Leadership Center for several years to best prepare teachers to provide quality instruction and meets the needs of today’s digital learners. PHILOSOPHY: Azle ISD is a district in which students, educators, parents, and community collaborate to create an engaging educational environment that promotes lifelong learning.

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BURLESON ISD

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.

CARROLL ISD

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 awardwinning fine arts programs, including orchestra, band, dance, visual arts,

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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 inaugural class of sixth graders. Also recently opened: 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.

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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 1-to-1 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 [2015-16], Middle Years Programme International Baccalaureate [seeking candidacy, 2016-17], East Medical Magnet Academy [2015-16], McCowan Fine Arts Magnet Academy [2015-16], Elementary (Cockrell Hill Linguistics Magnet Academy), Frank D. Moates Digital Arts & Technology Magnet Academy, Northside Business and Law Magnet Academy, Ruby Young Medical & Environmental Sciences Magnet Academy, The Meadows STEAM Magnet Academy, Woodridge Fine Arts Magnet Academy, Primary Years Programme International Baccalaureate; and pre-K (DeSoto Discovery & Design Early Childhood Academy ). 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.

DUNCANVILLE ISD

SIZE: 13,000 students, pre-K through 12th 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 self-confidence within a diverse educational setting. Duncanville ISD recognizes that individual student needs are best served by a wellbalanced 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.

through board of education trustees elected by voters within each district. Nine trustees serve as single-member district representatives. All of the trustees serve four-year terms without pay. 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, preparing students for success in college, career, and community leadership. Igniting in every child a passion for learning.

FRISCO ISD

SIZE: 57,436 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Garland ISD has been on the educational path of excellence for more than 100 years. Our rich past, steeped in tradition, is the strong foundation that propels us toward the future and the transformation of teaching and learning to meet the needs of the 21st Century learners. We share the vision from our district strategic plan, of creating modern learning environments that prepare students today to be globally competitive graduates who are ready for college and career tomorrow. PHILOSOPHY: “Diverse Community, Shared Vision, and Exceptional Education” is our district motto, highlighting the strength of the diverse communities we serve: Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. GISD’s Ready initiative aims to equip students for success in higher education and at work, regardless of where their paths take them. Today’s students need to actively participate and collaborate with one another, and they need to make real-world connections to content. New magnet programs like Montessori, as well as the Ready 1:1 rollout of personal iPads, encourage and support innovative, creative thinkers who can solve problems and apply knowledge to new challenges, skills that are crucial for their success.

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 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 worldclass 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 wellrounded 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

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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-

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CEDAR HILL ISD

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.

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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.


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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, studentfocused 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.

GRAPEVINECOLLEYVILLE 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 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-to1 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

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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.

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-EULESSBEDFORD ISD

SIZE: 22,780 students, K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: The Hurst-EulessBedford 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

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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.

IRVING ISD

SIZE: 62,322 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: As the 2015 National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year for mid-sized districts, Irving ISD has been recognized for its open access to AP courses and for students’ high performance in AP classes and on AP exams. Irving ISD earned this prestigious distinction for having more students participate in – and excel in – college-level courses than any other school district our size across North America. That’s why Irving ISD is a district of choice for college readiness. Irving ISD earned a spot on the 2015 list of “Top Digital Districts” for its use of innovative technology. In 2016, Irving ISD earned the highest ranking on the state’s accountability system and earned 41 Distinction Designations for top performance in all areas of STAAR, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. Irving ISD was one of 23 school districts in the state selected to participate in the Texas High Performing Schools Consortium. PHILOSOPHY: District administrators and teachers are focused on maximizing the potential of every student. Instruction should be individualized and differentiated, so students are competition ready, creativity ready and collaboration ready.

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 bringyour-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.

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 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.

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LEONARD ISD

SIZE: 875 students, pre-K through 12th grade

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LEWISVILLE ISD

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.

LITTLE ELM ISD

SIZE: 7,171 students, pre-K 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. 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 > 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. PHILOSOPHY: We are a cohesive, diverse community providing engaging learning experiences so that students can become effective communicators, quality contributors, and socially responsible citizens.

MANSFIELD ISD

SIZE: 34,325 students, K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Mansfield ISD

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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, parentfriendly 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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SIZE: 7,315 students, kindergarten through 12th 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 offer a full-day academic option for 3-year-olds, providing early academic exploration and social development. We are the first district in Texas to offer a K-through-12 STEM curriculum to all students. Each elementary campus is STEM-focused, 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.”

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

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

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

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is a highly sought-after school district, and the community recognizes that it’s a great place to live, learn, and teach. The district spans across Johnson and Tarrant County and encompasses sections of Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and small portions of Burleson, Fort Worth, Venus, Alvarado, and Kennedale. PHILOSOPHY: Mansfield ISD is a destination district committed to excellence. 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 FitFriendly Workplace > Healthy Zone Schools Program PHILOSOPHY: We value all students, all employees, family involvement, continuous improvement, and accountability for all, and lifelong learning.

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SIZE: 22,000 students, pre-K through 12th grade KEY ATTRIBUTES: Northwest ISD

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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. 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 vision is to be the best and most sought-after school district where every student is future ready: ready for college, the global workplace, and personal success.

KEY ATTRIBUTES: Prosper ISD is one of the faster-growing 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-the-art 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.

RICHARDSON 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.

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 co- and 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 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.

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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.

WEATHERFORD ISD

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.

WYLIE ISD

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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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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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 2nd grade and 5th 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.

LIFE SCHOOL

DISTRICT SIZE & CLASS SIZE: 5,600 students at seven locations (Oak Cliff -2, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, Red Oak, Waxahachie-2) DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Life

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School offers a wide array of academic, athletic and other extra-curricular activities to develop the whole person including UIL participation. Character education is foundational to the development of student leaders and is not limited to a “program” or “curriculum.” Life School considers the parent to be the primary educator. Strong parent participation makes Life School unique with parenting seminars and parentteacher update sessions scheduled regularly throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to partner with teachers and administrators in their child’s development. This partnership brings order and peace to the classroom and enhances the learning environment. DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY: The mission of Life School is to train leaders with life skills for the twenty-first century by establishing strong academics, character training, and a parenting program. Our vision is to develop leaders by providing excellence in education to enhance the communities we serve.

TRINITY BASIN PREPARATORY

SIZE: 2,784 students, pre-K through 8th 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.

UPLIFT EDUCATION

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.

WINFREE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

DISTRICT SIZE & CLASS SIZE: 2,800. Class sizes are limited to 30-35 learners. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Winfree Academy is a free, public high school that has been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth community for over 16 years. We have six Dallas-Fort Worth campuses located in Irving, Lewisville, Richardson, Grand Prairie, North Richland Hills, and Dallas working with learners from over 86 ISDs. Learner ages range from 14-26. With 4 hour school days, Winfree Academy meets the educational needs of learners who prefer a non-traditional way of learning and thrive on individualized instruction. This makes Winfree a great choice for learners who are self-driven, need credit recovery, or are unable to attend high school during traditional school hours. DISTRICT PHILOSOPHY: Winfree Academy Charter School’s mission is to create a supportive, safe, supportive environment that educates, motivates and trains learners so that they can graduate from high school prepared with the skills and abilities needed for higher education, employment, and life.

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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.

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? Yes. To be classified as a Texas resident and be entitled to pay resident tuition, a person must establish a domicile and maintain continuous residence in Texas for 12 months preceding the school census date.

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THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS Fifty-four schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth region were featured in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 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. CITY

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Founders Classical Academy

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Creekview HS

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Booker T. Washington HS for the Performing and Visual Arts

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Flower Mound HS

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Keller HS

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Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

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Jack E Singley Academy

Irving

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Uplift Williams Preparatory

Dallas

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Centennial HS

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Highland Park HS

Dallas

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Prosper HS

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Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet

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Frisco HS

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Westlake Academy

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Woodrow Wilson HS

Dallas

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Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services HS

Dallas

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Dr. Wright L Lassiter Jr Early College HS

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Lovejoy High School

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Texas Academy of Biomedical

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School of Health Professions

Dallas

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Heritage HS

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Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Fort Worth

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Timber Creek HS

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School of Business and Management

Dallas

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Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy

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Harmony School of Innovation - Forth Worth

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Turner HS

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Coppell HS

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Allen HS

Allen

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Harmony School of Innovation - Dallas

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Central HS

Keller

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Trinidad Garza Early College At Mountain View

Dallas

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Lone Star HS

Frisco

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McKinney North HS

McKinney

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John Dubiski Career HS

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Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy

Grand Prairie

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Harmony School of Nature and Athletics

Dallas

668

Wakeland HS

Frisco

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L. D. Bell HS

Hurst

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Grapevine HS

Grapevine

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Poteet HS

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Smith HS

Carrollton

1923

Fossil Ridge HS

Keller

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McKinney Boyd HS

McKinney

1926

Argyle HS

Argyle

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Harmony Science Academy - Dallas

Dallas

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North Garland HS

Garland

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Liberty HS

Frisco

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Dallas

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1 Greenhill School, $30,750 2 St. Mark’s School of Texas, $30,676 3 The Hockaday School, $30,550 4 The Winston School Dallas, $30,125 5 Shelton School, $28,900 6 The Episcopal School of Dallas, $28,620 7 Parish Episcopal School, $28,340 8 Yavneh Academy, $27,250 9 Yorktown Education, $24,669 10 Fort Worth Country Day, $23,100 11 All Saints Episcopal School Fort Worth, $22,625 12 Trinity Valley School, $22,495 13 The Oakridge School, $22,275 14 The St. Anthony School, $22,000 98

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15 Dallas International School, $21,600 15 Lakehill Preparatory School, $21,600 15 Bending Oaks School, $21,600 18 Ursuline Academy of Dallas, $20,950 19 Dallas Academy, $20,716 20 Prestonwood Christian Academy, $20,650 20 Cistercian Catholic Preparatory School, $20,650 22 Vangauard Preparatory School, $20,450 23 The Cambridge School of Dallas, $20,000 24 Hill School of Fort Worth, $19,990 25 The Westwood School, $19,695 26 Novus Academy, $19,600 27 The Fairhill School, $19,200

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28 Liberty Christian School, $19,020 29 Great Lakes Academy, $18,900 30 Southwest Christian School-Prep Campus, $18,350 31 Key School, $18,300 32 Jesuit College Preparatory School, $18,100 33 The Selwyn School, $17,800 34 John Paul II High School Plano, $17,550 35 Dallas Christian School, $17,346 36 Focus on the Future Training Center, $17,200 37 Canterbury Episcopal School DeSoto, $17,000 38 Prince of Peace Christian School Carrollton, $16,750 39 Grapevine Faith Christian School, $16,640

39 Covenant Christian Academy, $16,640 41 Bishop Lynch High School, $16,450 42 The Clariden School, $15,650 43 The Highlands School, $15,500 43 Fort Worth Christian School, $15,500 45 Pantego Christian Academy Arlington, $14,956 46 Covenant Classical School, $14,750 47 First Baptist Academy of Dallas, $14,650 48 Bishop Dunne Catholic High School, $14,500 49 The Anderson Private School for the Gifted Talented and Creative, $14,190 50 McKinney Christian Academy, $14,025 SUMMER 2018

SOURCE: Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, school websites

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.

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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 single-gender private schools off er full-time boarding as well as day student options. > Language/culture specific – Some schools off er immersion in specific languages, such as French, Chinese, and Japanese. Many of these schools off er Saturday and summer options for families who want students to attend a traditional school and supplement with cultural and language immersion. > Montessori method – A childcentered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Schools incorporating this selfdirection 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 classicsbased 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.

WHICH SCHOOL?

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Prince of Peace Catholic School Educating students ages 3 years through 8th grade

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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.

TEXAS CERTIFICATE OF

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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— Elizabeth Smith, DFWChild Magazines

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

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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, highlytrained 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.

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WHAT IS A MONTESSORI SCHOOL?

proper (and affordable) care is paramount to your child’s health and well-being. The key to 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.

FAIRHILL SCHOOL

since 1971 Educating Students with Learning Differences for 45+ Years        

Fully Accredited School Grades 1-12 College Preparatory Curriculum Multi-Sensory Instruction Small Student-Teacher Ratio Dyslexia Intervention Executive Functioning Program Strategies and Techniques for Learning Sports, Fine Arts and Leadership Opportunities College and Career Exploration

Call TODAY to schedule a tour! FAIRHILL SCHOOL AND DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT CENTER

16150 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75248 | 972.233.1026 | Fairhill.org | fairhill@fairhill.org SUMMER 2018

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

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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.

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY

NO TE

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (NORTHWEST)

INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING

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

TARLETON STATE 7 SOUTHWEST METROPLEX CENTER TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

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15

TEXAS A&M LAW

TERRELL SCHOOL OF TARLETON STATE

SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Bethel University

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE

10

TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (SOUTH)

Grand Canyon University

ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

1

UNIVERSITY OF AT ARLINGTON

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

NA

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

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WEATHERFORD COLLEGE (GRANBURY)

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PRIVATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

HILL COLLEGE (GLEN ROSE)

SOUTHWESTERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

HILL COLLEGE (JOHNSON COUNTY)

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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

EDUCATION

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UNIVERSITY 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

3

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 11 EVEREST HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CENTER OF DALLAS DCCCD WEST COAST (EASTFIELD) UT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 13 TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY DCCCD INSTITUTE (NORTH LAKE 14 OF HEALTH SOUTH) SCIENCES

DCCCD (MOUNTAIN VIEW)

F TEXAS N

AVARRO COLLEGE (MIDLOTHIAN)

8

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

PAUL QUINN COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS AT DALLAS

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

9

41,712 38,094

3 The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

27,638

4 Texas Woman’s University (TWU)

15,322

5 Texas A&M University (TAMU) - Commerce

13,065

6 Southern Methodist University (SMU)

11,789

7 Texas Christian University (TCU)

10,298

8 Dallas Baptist University (DBU)

5,067 2,587

11 University of Dallas (UD)

2,510

12 University of North Texas Health Science Center - Fort Worth

2,288

13 University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW)

2,237

14 University of North Texas College of Law - Dallas

423

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

412

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)

2017 ENROLLMENT

Dallas County Community College District

SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

72,089

Tarrant County College District

57,389

Collin County Community College District

31,696

North Central Texas Community College District

10,344

Navarro College

9,784

Trinity Valley Community College

6,547

Weatherford College

6,366

DFW Total Community College Students

NAVARRO COLLEGE (WAXAHACHIE)

5 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE

3,513

10 Texas Wesleyan University

COLLIN COLLEGE (COURTYARD) ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY DALLAS

1 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) 2 University of North Texas (UNT) - Denton

9 University of North Texas (UNT) - Dallas

COLLIN COLLEGE (SPRING CREEK)

DCCCD (NORTH LAKE NORTH)

2017 ENROLLMENT

LIVING

MAJOR UNIVERSITIES

194,215

The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for continuing education courses within the community college system. A total of 12,849 students enrolled in Continuing Education (CE) courses in the districts and colleges listed above in Fall 2017.

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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HOME SALES COMPARISONS | HOUSING COSTS | WHAT YOUR MONEY BUYS | SUBDIVISIONS UTILITY RATES | INSURANCE RATES | HOMEBUILDERS | APARTMENT RENT RATES SENIOR LIVING | LIVE-WORK-PLAY

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

How did you choose which part of town to live in? Proximity to work, a great school district, new homes, and neighborhood safety were our main criteria.

MONICA DENAVARRO

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? Everything we need is within 15 minutes driving. I’m close to my favorite grocery stores, and there are a lot of restaurants and things to do close by McKinney, Plano, and Allen are really close. We are not far from the main airports, Downtown Dallas museums and Dallas restaurants. What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here? My husband and I love the fact that downtown Dallas is not far from our home in Frisco and our office in Plano. We love the amazing museums like the DMA and Perot Museum, just to name two. The Dallas Aquarium has a great variety of sea life. Our company hosted an employee event there recently and watching the families and children enjoy the space was very nice. Also, the arboretum is beautiful, and it is always changing with seasonal decorations. We’re now DFW sports fans.

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

MONICA DENAVARRO

HOME SALES COMPARISONS NEW YORK, (MANHATTAN), NY

$1,893,666

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

$1,272,833

ORANGE COUNTY, CA

$938,161

SAN DIEGO, CA

$837,033

CHICAGO, IL

$497,450

DENVER, CO

$469,938

ATLANTA, GA

$333,519

HOUSTON, TX

$318,463

PHOENIX, AZ

$316,523 SOURCE: Q1, 2018: Price Report for Urban Area and State, ACCRA

$310,243

AUSTIN, TX

$180,000

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

$319,179

DALLAS, TX

$210,000

$240,000

$270,000

$300,000

$330,000

$360,000

$390,000

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

HOW MUCH HOUSE CAN I BUY?

1,4

97

SQ

[45 MC 6 SQ K I N M] NE Y

2 BEDS 2.1 BATHS

3 BEDS 2 BATHS

43

SQ

[62 GA 3 S Q R L M] AN D

55

SQ

[65 7 ALL SQ M EN ]

The housing selections shown here were provided by 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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$299,900

42

SQ

[8 F O R 66 S Q T W M] OR TH

FT

4 BEDS 2.1 BATHS

2,1

SQ

FT

$284,900 1,9

83

SQ

[60 4 DA S Q M LL A ] S

FT

4 BEDS 2.1 BATHS

FT

$225,000 2,8

$229,900

34

[49 8 PL A SQ M NO ]

FT

$219,900 2,0

4 BED 2 BATH

1,6

FT

$375,000 SUMMER 2018


Photos provided by Ebby Halliday Realtors

14

SQ

[61 4 DA S Q M LL A ] S

2,3

24

SQ

[70 CO 8 SQ M PP ELL ]

FT

3,6

10

SQ

[1, A R 100 S Q LIN GTO M ] N

FT

HOUSING

2,0

FT

LIVING

2 BEDS 2 BATHS

$435,000

3 BEDS 2.1 BATHS

4,7

56

SQ

[1,4 5 FRI 0 SQ M SC O ]

6 BEDS 4.1 BATHS

48

SQ

6 BEDS 6.1 BATHS

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$879,000

87

SQ

[ F LO 1 , 2 1 5 WE SQ R M M] OU ND

FT

4 BEDS 5 BATHS

[1,7 5 CEL 2 SQ M INA ]

4 BEDS 3.2 BATHS

3,9

$589,900 5,7

$436,900

76

SQ

5 BEDS 4.3 BATHS

$899,900

82

SQ

[1,2 75 I RV S Q M ING ]

FT

5 BEDS 5.1 BATHS

[1, C E D 882 S A R Q M] HIL L

FT

4,1

$615,000 6,1

$480,000

$759,900 2,6

70

SQ

[81 4 DA S Q M LL A ] S

FT

2 BEDS 2.1 BATHS

FT

FT

$1,899,000

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BUYING A HOME 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.

HOME PRICES AROUND THE REGION < $100,000

$250,001-$500,000

$100,001-$250,000

> $500,000

Sa

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Krum 380

Decatur

Bridgeport

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Runaway Bay Paradise New Fairview

Aurora

WISE CO.

Springtown Reno

Keller Azle Saginaw

Watauga North Richland H Haltom City

820

Lake Worth

Richland H

River Oaks White Settlement

Weatherford

Fort Worth

20

Aledo Benbrook Edgecliff Village

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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HOUSING

anger

380

McKinney

380

Frisco Allen 35E

Fairview

The Colony Lewisville

Plano Wylie

Coppell

Bedford Euless

Northwest Dallas Irving

Hurst

Fate

North Dallas Northeast Dallas

Garland

Rowlett

Rockwall 30

HUNT CO.

Park Cities

635

Heath

McLendon-Chisholm ROCKWALL CO.

East Dallas

Oak Lawn

Hills

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

Melissa

Krugerville

LIVING

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Forney

Grand Prairie Oak Cliff

Terrell

Balch Springs 20

Arlington

20

South Dallas

Duncanville

edale

n

Weston

Celina

35

Cedar Hill Mansfield

DeSoto

35E

Lancaster

Southeast Dallas

Wilmer-Hutchins

67

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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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 seven-year 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 ( 2017 )

SUBDIVISION

RANKED BY NUMBER OF NEW HOME STARTS

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12 2

35

8

9 20 17

2 PALOMA CREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$205-$357 3 CRAIG RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $328-$2250

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22

4 WOODCREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200-$362 5 PHILLIPS CREEK RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$411-$938

3

11

6 HEARTLAND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $141-$321 7 TRIBUTE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $306-$1250

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75

8 HARVEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$260-$485

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9 ARTESIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$189-$459 10 VIRIDIAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $238-$1000

35E

4

121 114

35W

14

14 WEST FORK RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$208-$337

35W

78 820

15 TRAILS AT RIVERSTONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$208-$245

30

16 DEVONSHIRE (KAUFMAN CO) . . . . . . . . .$197-$520

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11 CANYON FALLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$285-$627 12 LIGHT FARMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$275-$965 13 FRISCO LAKES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$236-$415

635 75

16

161 80

25

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1 WESTRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$274-$453

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6

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175

20 20

17 WINDSONG RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$281-$978 18 CHAMPIONS CIRCLE BEECHWOOD . . . .$217-$369

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19 LAWSON FARMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$245-$390 20 SAVANNAH (DENTON COUNTY) . . . . . . .$211-$489 21 RIVENDALE BY THE LAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . .$268-$392 22 LEXINGTON COUNTRY (FRISCO) . . . . . .$450-$946 23 TRINITY FALLS (MCKINNEY) . . . . . . . . . .$282-$584

35E

24 INSPIRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$248-$503

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25 MORNINGSTAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$255-$426 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 Golf course communities arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just pretty places to live and play, they are also plentiful here. 7 Planned residential developments follow a particular design from start to finish and provide a variety of housing options and efficient use of land.

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

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

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Unlike some parts of the country, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unusual to find a basement in our area.

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

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Providing the energy for bluer skies.

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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30

183

820

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196-432 433-799

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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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30

183

820

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45

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— AARON THRONEBERRY, SPECIAL EVENTS SALES MANAGER, DALLAS COWBOYS

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PHOTO: MEREDITH MILLS

“I ULTIMATELY CHOSE UPTOWN FOR ITS PROXIMITY TO EVERYTHING — FOOD GALORE, PARKS AND TRAILS, NIGHTLIFE, AND OTHER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. NOT TO MENTION THAT IT WAS ONLY A 25-MINUTE COMMUTE TO WORK.”

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

“DALLAS CATERS TO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS, SO THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET NEW FRIENDS OR PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS.”

— REGAN OLSON, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, HOLMES MURPHY

“THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE, AND I’M CONTINUING TO MEET NEW PEOPLE. LIVING IN DALLAS, YOU GET THE BENEFITS OF LIVING IN A BIG CITY WITHOUT THE CLAUSTROPHOBIC FEELING OF BEING PACKED IN. ” — PAULA GRUNOW, MEDIA SUPERVISOR, MOROCH

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— LAURYN WILLIAMS, OLYMPIC MEDALIST AND FOUNDER, WORTH WINNING

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

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HOUSING

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. 9More details in later steps.) Wish there were someone to help you out with the entire process from start to finish? Good news. There are people who help take care of the nitty-gritty work. They’re called mortgage officers. Any bank will have one. Their job is to make sure you get the appropriate documentation and disclosures needed for building a new home. Next, the bank will review your eligibility, the builder you have chosen, and will check your finances. Your new home will also have to meet requirements for the loan approval process. Every bank is different, so check what your options are. Completing an application is the next step. It’s important to have a copy of the construction agreement you have with your builder (this includes the lot value, customizations, and an estimated cost of your home), a

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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.

LIVING

BUILDING YOUR LOAN

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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HOMEBUILDERS

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Wildridge is the Hidden Gem on Lake Lewisville A 382-acre lakeside community in Oak Point, Wildridge is considered the hidden gem on coveted Lake Lewisville. A combination of highly sought-after builders, innovative schools, first-class amenities and growing location make this master-planned community one-of-a-kind. Wildridge is a place where families can plant their roots and enjoy an oasis away from the noise of the city, yet the shopping, dining and schools are around the corner. The community is intentionally designed to not disturb the natural beauty—the rolling terrain, ponds and wooded acreage—it feels like home the moment you arrive. Situated a stone’s throw from the lakeshore, Wildridge surrounds you with the raw beauty of Lake Lewisville, mature trees and nature trails— all woven throughout the community. Priced from the $300s, homebuilders include American Legend Homes, Highland Homes and Plantation Homes. A newly opened section of homesites has great views, oversized lots and lake access to the peninsula of Lake Lewisville. From kayaks and canoes to the Wildridge Little Library – Wildridge has something for everyone! 114

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Wildridge is comprised of natural and resortstyle amenities including a private pool, wading area, stocked fish pond, children’s playscapes and a Texas-themed pavilion with an outdoor bar, grill and open fireplace—perfect for s’mores and summer nights under the stars. A full-time lifestyle coordinator hosts year-round events like outdoor movie nights, wine tastings, dinners on the grounds, kayaking excursions, fitness clubs and watch parties. For Wildridge, the vision is to create opportunities for people to gather, enjoy the outdoors and build relationships with the community around you. Visit LiveatWildridge.com today and discover the life that awaits on the shores of Lakes Lewisville! SUMMER 2018


AT THE LAKE, KIDS CAN GET

HOOKED ON

FRESH

AIR. New Homes from the $300s near the scenic shores of Lake Lewisville • Amenity Center with resort-style pool and wading area • Texas-themed pavilion with outdoor bar, grill and open fireplace • Trails winding throughout the community • Stocked fishing pond • Open spaces, parks and creeks • Lifestyle coordinator planning events throughout the year For more community information visit

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HOMEBUILDERS SOMERSET IN MANSFIELD FEATURES NEW HOMES, MASTER-PLANNED LIVING IN PRIME LOCATION SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Situated in a picturesque country setting among parks and ponds in a commute-friendly location off Highways 360 and 287, Somerset is a new 460-acre master-planned community in Mansfield. Featuring 1,200 lots, four prominent area builders are crafting modern designs priced from the $200s-$400s. This community has something to offer every family: quality affordable homes, a prime location within the prestigious Mansfield ISD, parks and a wide array of conveniences and activities. Pulte Homes, Innovation Homes, Chesmar Homes and John Houston Custom Homes offer an impressive collection of one and two-story floor plans designed to fit any familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle and needs. The beautiful homes are complimented by stunning scenery, thoughtful landscaping, pocket parks and trails winding throughout the community. Additionally, a planned clubhouse and resort-style swimming pool will offer families the perfect space to play and relax. Somersetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desirable location along Highway 287 and Highway 360 puts homeowners within quick reach of D/FW Airport, area entertainment and major employment hubs throughout the Metroplex. Scenic Joe Pool Lake, featuring marinas, boat ramps and miles of trails, is just moments from the community. Whether you spend the day shopping in Historic Downtown Mansfield, splashing around at Hawaiian Falls Mansfield or heading to a game or concert at Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, Somerset residents never have to travel far for fun. Students attend the sought-after schools of Mansfield ISD: Perry Elementary, Orr Intermediate School, Worley Middle School and Lake Ridge High School. As one of the fastest growing districts in the state, Mansfield ISD has received numerous state distinctions and is recognized for its forward-thinking technology policy and innovative teaching methods. Somerset is located at 3202 Woodford Drive in Mansfield. To learn more about the community, available homes and the lifestyle, visit LivingatSomerset.com. 116

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OPEN! W O M O D E LS N

SOMETHING

for EVERYONE

At Somerset in the sought-after Mansfield ISD, you’ll find amazing amenities for the entire family. Ride your bike along trails that wind throughout the community, or go jogging past ponds, water features and greenbelts. Spend your afternoon picnicking or playing a game of catch in one of the pocket parks. A future resort-style pool and clubhouse will provide the perfect place to make a splash or get together with friends. So kick back, relax and enjoy someplace fun.

It’s the lifestyle you’ve been looking for. With a prime location off Highway 360 and US Highway 287, Somerset is convenient to D/FW Airport, major work hubs throughout the Metroplex, neighborhood boutiques, the historic downtown area and many sports and entertainment venues.

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The hidden gem of Frisco. Tucked away in north Frisco, this new, close-knit community has great schools, a clubhouse and a pool. Located just 3.5 miles west of the Dallas North Tollway.

New homes from the $400Ks.

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Put down roots. Friscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest 730-acre master-planned community feels as fresh as it does familiar. Located off Custer Rd. between Rolater Rd. and Main St.

New homes from the $400Ks.

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Waiting to be discovered. Discover the scenic, hillside community where neighborhoods meet the wonders of nature. Canyon Falls marries an amazing setting with unmatched schools and amenities. Located in Flower Mound, Northlake and Argyle.

New homes from the $290Ks.

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For almost five decades, Newland has been developing some of the best-selling communities, featuring some of the most respected builders in the DFW metroplex, that people across the country call home. From 61-acre urban re-development, to 10,000+ acre greenfield master plans. And now, three new communities right here in Dallas-Fort Worth: Hollyhock, Canyon Falls and The Grove Frisco.

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Newland Communities is the largest private developer of planned mixed-use communities in the United States. With our partner, North America Sekisui House, LLC, we believe it is our responsibility to create communities for people to live life in ways that matter most to them. www.newlandcommunities.com | www.nashcommunities.com

NASH Eland, LLC, NASH FM 3537, LLC and NASH Canyon Falls, LLC, are the individual fee owners (“Owners”) of the Hollyhock, The Grove, and Canyon Falls communities, respectively (collectively, the “Communities”). This is not an offering of real estate in any jurisdiction where prior qualification is required unless such real estate has been so qualified or exemptions are available. Homes within the Communities are constructed and sold by homebuilders (“Builders”) unaffiliated with Owners, Newland Real Estate Group, LLC (“Newland”) or North America Sekisui House, LLC (“NASH”). Owners, Newland and NASH do not warrant or guarantee the obligations, construction or pricing of Builders who may build and sell homes in the Communities. Owners are responsible only with respect to the development of certain infrastructure improvements, which are all complete, and such obligations run solely to persons buying real property from Owners. Owners support and use their best efforts to secure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Copyright ©2018 NASH Eland, LLC, NASH FM 3537, LLC and NASH Canyon Falls, LLC. All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of any portion of this advertisement is permitted without written permission of Owners. Equal Housing Opportunity.


YOUR HOME IN NATURE

On The Trinity. Next To McKinney.

On The Trinity. Next To McKinney.

YOUR HOME IN NATURE

The Perfect Location For The Lifestyle Of Your Dreams. Beautifully located on the banks of the Trinity River and just Northwest of McKinney, Trinity Falls is a master planned community that offers a perfect combination of spectacular nature, world-class amenities and convenient location. Imagine a small town lifestyle only 35 minutes from downtown Dallas and historic downtown McKinney just down the street. With 450 acres of open spaces, miles of nature trails and the acclaimed McKinney Independent School District, Trinity Falls is your home in nature. TO LEARN MORE OR SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR OF TRINITY FALLS,

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THE VIRIDIAN LIFE

is the life you dream.

If you close your eyes, you can see it. It’s your dream life. The memories you’ll make with family and friends, the adventures you’ll have, and the life you’ll live. It’s the Viridian Life. Learn more about the most unique master-planned community in the metroplex. VISIT US AT VIRIDIANDFW.COM OR CALL 817.200.6543 VIRIDIAN.DFW.1

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

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LIVING

POWER AND PROTECTION 110° 100° 90° 80° 70° 60° 50° 40° 30° 20° 10° 0°

89° 76°

94°

99°

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87°

87°

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70°

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82°

71° 57°

46° 28°

92°

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53°

38°

38° 17°

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Jul

Aug

Sep

UTILITY COST EXAMPLES

Oct

Nov

Electricity

Dec

Gas

$400.00 $350.00 $300.00 $250.00 $400.00 $200.00 $350.00 $150.00 $300.00 $100.00 $250.00 $50.00 $200.00 $0 $150.00

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$100.00 Family Home: 2,000 Square Feet, 1 Story, Brick, Built in 1969, Dallas, TX (Collin County) $250.00 Single Utilities: Majority electric, including heating, gas water heater and cooktop $50.00 Home Insurance Rate: Homeowner Policy Amount: $250,000, Monthly Rate: $177.91 $200.00 $0

$150.00 $250.00 $100.00 $200.00 $50.00 $150.00 $0 $100.00 $200.00 $50.00 $180.00 $160.00 $0 $140.00

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Feb

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Apr

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Jul

Aug

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Nov

$120.00 Condominium: 2300 Square Feet, 2 Story, Brick, Built in 1994, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County) $200.00 $100.00 Utilities: $180.00 All electric, including heating $80.00 Home $160.00 Insurance Rate: Homeowner Policy Amount: $150,000, Monthly Rate: $67.00 $60.00 $140.00 $40.00 SUMMER G U$120.00 IDE $20.00 $100.00

Dec

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$100.00 $200.00 $50.00 $0 $0 $150.00

$160.00 $200.00 $140.00 $50.00 $120.00 $150.00 $0 $100.00

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.

$40.00 $180.00 $50.00 $20.00 $160.00 $0 $140.00 $0 $120.00 $450.00 $100.00

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Dec

Single Family Home: 1,711 Square Feet, 2 Story, Wood siding and stone, Built in 1941, Dallas, Tx (Dallas $200.00 $400.00 $80.00 County) Utilities: Electric Air Conditioning and Natural Gas Heating, gas water heater and cooktop $180.00 $350.00 $60.00 Home Insurance Rate: Homeowner Policy Amount: $375,000 (Property), $100,000 (Liability), $160.00 $40.00 Rate: $99.54 $300.00 Monthly $140.00 $20.00 $250.00 $120.00 $0 $200.00 $100.00 $150.00 $80.00 $450.00 $100.00 $60.00 $400.00 $50.00 $40.00 $350.00

$100.00 $350.00 $50.00 $300.00 $80.00 $0 $250.00 $60.00 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec $200.00 $40.00 $140.00 Single $150.00 Family Home: 4,009 Square Feet, 2 Story, Brick, Built in 2002, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County)

Utilities: Electric Air Conditioning and Propane Gas Heating, gas water heater and cooktop $20.00 $120.00 $100.00 Home Insurance Rate: Policy Amount: $525,000 (property), $300,000 (liability), Monthly Rate: $218.00 $50.00 $0 $100.00 $0 $80.00 $60.00 $140.00 $40.00 $120.00 $20.00 $100.00 $0 $80.00 $60.00 $40.00 $20.00 $0

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Apartment: 1150 Square Feet, 5 Story, Concrete, Built in 2015, Dallas, Tx (Dallas County) Utilities: All electric, including heating Home Rental Insurance Rate: Policy Amount:$100,000, Monthly Rate: $83.63

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$0 $20.00 $300.00 $0 $250.00 $140.00 $200.00 $450.00 $120.00 $150.00 $400.00

LIVING

$80.00 $100.00 $60.00 $200.00

HOUSING

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$200.00 $250.00 $180.00 $100.00

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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555 ROSS AVE

TEMPORARY HOUSING

PHOTO: 555 ROSS AVE

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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35E

121 114

35W

635 75 35W

78

30

183

820

161 80

12

30 360

AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT $579-$998

175

20

$999-$1,239

20

$1,240-$1,525

35E 35W

$1,526-$2,125 45

$2,126-$3,572 SOURCE: RealPage, December 2017

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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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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

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130-178

LAKESTONE TERRACE QUAIL PARK

179-240 THE GARDENS AT CHISHOLM TRAIL

KERALA ESTATES

PRESTON PLACE ATRIA CANYON CREEK HIGHLAND SPRINGS

CHRISTUS ST JOSEPH VILLAGE THE REMINGTON AT VALLEY RANCH

CONSERVATORY AT KELLER TOWN CENTER

COTTONWOOD ESTATES

CORINTHIANS LAKEVIEW AT JOSEY RANCH

WATERMERE AT SOUTHLAKE/ ISLE AT WATERMERE

LEGACY AT WILLOW BEND

SUNRISE PLANO

LEWISVILLE ESTATES

PINEWOOD HILLS

CHAMPIONS CIRCLE/GREENS

VILLA ASUNCION

PARKVIEW IN FRISCO

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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 agetargeted residential subdivisions shown on the map are specifically targeted to active adult buyers. Not shown below are affordable housing/subsidized properties.

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not to mention the social opportunities it affords. In Dallas-Fort Worth, you are lucky to have many options for this style of living. We highlight just a few notable locations. Many more are in the process of being built.

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

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

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

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EASTSIDE

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

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

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

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WATTERS CREEK

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

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McKINNEY URBAN VILLAGE

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

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VICTORY PARK

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

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SUNDANCE SQUARE

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

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ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER

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

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DOWNTOWN ROANOKE

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

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BISHOP ARTS

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

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FRISCO SQUARE

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

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SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE

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

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CYPRESS WATERS

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

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MAIN STREET DISTRICT

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

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GRANITE PARK

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

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PARKER SQUARE

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

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DOWNTOWN McKINNEY

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

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The Dallas Region is diverse and changing every day. The rapid influx of people has made us the fastest-growing U.S. metro over the past decade. Whether you’re looking for fine arts, entertainment, professional sports, or giving back, you’ll never run out of activities in Dallas — fun here knows no bounds.

AURÉLIE THIELE

CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Uptown COMPANY/TITLE: Southern Methodist University, Associate Professor When did you move here? Where from? July 2016, from Pennsylvania

What made you Say Yes to Dallas? I wanted to go back to a big city with a booming economy and a thriving cultural scene. How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? My criteria were a short commute to work and a walkable neighborhood, while being close to city attractions. Uptown was perfect. What is the one thing that you could have done to make your move easier? I was lucky to find Dallas-based Arpin America to move me across the country. If I had to do the move again, I would have the movers do a full pack instead of a partial pack. They were so much more efficient than I. How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here? I like Dallas even more now. Culture is really important for me, and I expected good cultural opportunities because I knew about the SMU Meadows School for Performing Arts, Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. I thought I’d miss New York City, where I would often go when I lived in Pennsylvania to catch a play, a concert or a Broadway show. It turns out I don’t miss New York at all. SUMMER 2018

“THE ARTS IN THE DALLAS REGION HAVE BEEN SPECTACULAR.”

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Where else have you lived? I was raised in Brussels, Belgium; went to college in Paris, France; lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for doctoral studies at MIT; and worked at a university in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The arts in the Dallas Region have been spectacular. I love how institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Kimbell in Fort Worth off er free yearround admission to their permanent collections. For a vibrant society, it’s important that everyone be exposed to culture, independent of financial ability to pay. And, the excellent Dallas Symphony also has great ticket prices. It tells you a lot about an area when local institutions (helped by generous donations, obviously) make access one of their priorities. I like how so many local businesspeople have given back to the community. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? I love everything creative. Dallas offers so many opportunities to be exposed to first-rate creative output. My passion is to write, and I have found the bookrelated events at the Dallas Museum of Art (Arts & Letters series) and the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture to be inspirational. I also love art. It doesn’t get

any better than having the Dallas Museum of Art, the SMU Meadows Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art nearby. Professionally, I love making a difference. It’s exhilarating to teach SMU students; they’re bound for great things. I’m proud to make my own small contribution to that. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? I usually go to a performing arts event at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, attend a panel discussion at the Nasher Sculpture Center or drop by the Dallas Museum of Art. I might catch a movie at the Angelika. On occasion, I go to the Bishop Arts District or White Rock Lake. At some point during the weekend, I try to catch up on Krys Boyd’s Think podcasts. Where do you go to experience culture? SMU Meadows School of Performing Arts, Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony, Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre — I like everything creative.

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WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AERIAL DANCE GROUP BANDALOOP PERFORMS ON THE SIDE OF KPMG PLAZA AT HALL ARTS

MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH

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

PHOTO: JOHN HURSLEY / AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

ART AND SOUL

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM

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TURTLE CREEK CHORALE

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART

PHOTO: CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART

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GET YOUR TICKETS

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PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

DESTINATION DALLAS 2018 July 18 Nasher Sculpture Center nashersculpturecenter.org SCHOOL OF ROCK July 28 – September 2 Bass Performance Hall basshall.com CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL July 12 – 14 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF NELSON MANDELA’S BIRTH July 23 Dallas Museum of Art dma.org LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO August 16 Winspear Opera House attpac.org 360 SPEAKER SERIES: TAUBA AUERBACH August 25 Nasher Sculpture Center nashersculpturecenter.org JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT August 31-September 2 Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center www.mydso.com

THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

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

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SUNDANCE SQUARE IN FORT WORTH PHOTO: FORT WORTH CVB

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17 FIREWHEEL TOWN CENTER

8 DEEP ELLUM

18 THE HARBOR AT ROCKWALL AND ROCKWALL COMMONS

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

19 UPTOWN VILLAGE

28 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE

1 BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT

11 KNOX-HENDERSON

2 TRINITY GROVES

12 HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE

3 DESIGN DISTRICT

13 MOCKINGBIRD STATION

4 VICTORY PARK

14 GREENVILLE AVENUE

5 DOWNTOWN DALLAS

15 NORTHPARK/PARK LANE

6 THE WEST END

16 GALLERIA

9 UPTOWN 10 OAK LAWN

29 PARKER SQUARE 30 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DENTON 31 FRISCO SQUARE 32 STONEBRIAR CENTRE 33 LEGACY TOWN CENTER 34 WATTERS CREEK 35 ADDISON CIRCLE/BELTLINE ROAD 36 OLD DOWNTOWN CARROLLTON 37 TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY

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NYLO DALLAS SOUTH SIDE

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FRISCO SQUARE

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE

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

DALLAS ARBORETUM - Dallas DALLAS 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 I-FLY (INDOOR SKYDIVING) - Frisco, Hurst

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

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER – Grapevine

ROAD TRIPS FOR KIDS

- Addison

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

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NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME - Fort Worth

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MCKINNEY AVENUE TROLLEY - Dallas

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Dinosaur Valley State Park: 1.5 hours

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RORY MEYERS CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ADVENTURE GARDEN AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: 1.5 hours

Schlitterbahn Waterpark: 3.75 hours

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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP

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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. The Dallas Region has every modern retail wonder you might imagine: posh indoor malls packed with amenities (think: modern sculpture, an ice skating rink, spas, and more) and every major retail brand; relaxed, open-air centers that encourage you to wear out your credit cards, grab a bite, and linger long after you meant to go home; and boutique districts that beckon with independent businesses with individual flair. We’ve got outlet malls for bargain shoppers and scores of vintage shops for those who love history. In short, you’ll find whatever your heart desires.

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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

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FC DALLAS VS. CHICAGO FIRE July 14 Toyota Stadium fcdallas.com

Baseball. Basketball. Football. Hockey. Soccer. Whatever your passion, Dallas has a winning professional team to cheer on (and if you prefer a professional team from elsewhere, that’s cool, too, because chances are that team will be in town in the future). Riding the NBA’s longest active sellout streak, the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Championship and hold two conference titles (2006, 2011). The Dallas Cowboys — who call billion-dollar state-of-the-art AT&T Stadium in Arlington home — hold five Super Bowl titles (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1995), and they have the legendary Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The Texas Rangers brought the World Series to Globe Life Park in Arlington in 2010 and 2011, and have made eight appearances in the MLB postseason. Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas (formerly the Dallas Burn) has been a member of the league since its inception. The Dallas Stars claimed hockey’s holy grail, winning the Stanley Cup in 1999, and hold two President’s Trophies and two

DALLAS WINGS VS. WASHINGTON MYSTIC July 19 UTA College Park Center wings.wnba.com

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GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON

minor league football team, the Texas Elite Women’s Football, the Texas Legends NBA D-League minor league basketball team, the Allen Americans hockey team of the ECHL, the Lone Star Brahmas junior hockey team, the Frisco RoughRiders AA baseball team, the Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball team, the Fort Worth Cats baseball team, and the Dallas Sidekicks soccer team all keep sports fans entertained year-round.

Western Conference titles. And that’s just the tip of the hockey stick, so to speak. The Dallas Region hosts two PGA Tour events. The AT&T Byron Nelson will move to its new home at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in 2018, and the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational takes place at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth each spring. There’s auto racing at Texas Motor Speedway. We’ve also got minor league teams galore. The Texas Revolution indoor

TEXAS RANGERS VS. CLEVLAND INDIANS July 20 – 22 Globe Life Park Arlington mlb.com/rangers FC BARCELONA VS. FC AS ROMA July 31 Toyota Stadium fcbarcelona.com DALLAS WINGS VS. CONNETICUT SUN August 8 UTA College Park Center wings.wnba.com TEXAS RANGERS VS. LOS ANGELES ANGELS August 16 – 19 Globe Life Park Arlington mlb.com/rangers

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4 TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

35E

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121 114

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635

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13

5 820

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30

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161

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11 12

14

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The Dallas Region is a marvelous mix of people of all faiths, Christian and non-Christian alike. Members of every Protestant group will find church homes here, as well as Catholics, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Unitarian Universalists. 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

PHOTOS: MICHAEL SAMPLES

> 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 reform 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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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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CHINA

INDIA

35E

35E 75 121

75 121

35E 35E 114

35W

114

35W

635

635

75

75 78

30

183

820

78

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80 30

30

183

820

161

161

12

80 30

12

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175

20

20 20

175

20

20 20

1 DOT = 20 PEOPLE

35W

1 DOT = 20 PEOPLE 35W

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EL SALVADOR

JAPAN

45 35E

35E

75 75

121

121 35E 35E

35W

114

35W

114

635 635 75 75 78 78

30

30

183

820

183

820

35W

35W

161 80

161 30

80 30

12

12 35E 360

35E 360

175

20

20

175

20

20

20

20

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1 DOT = 5 PEOPLE 35W

35W

35

35 45 45

KOREA

VIETNAM

35E

35E

75

75

121

121

35E

35E

114

35W

114

35W 635

635 75

75 78

30

78

183

820

35W 161

161

80 30

80 30

12 35E 360 175

20

20

20

1 DOT = 20 PEOPLE 35W

1 DOT = 20 PEOPLE 35W

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121

75

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114

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635

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75 35W

78

30

183

820

161 80

12

30 360

175

20 20

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GLBT COMMUNITY

PHOTO: IMANI LYTLE

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

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

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LOCAL RESOURCES

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

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

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


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“DALLAS IS A CITY WITH A BIG HEART”

DAVID MARTIN CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Uptown/Victory Park COMPANY/TITLE: Winstead PC – Associate When did you move here? May 2015, from Los Angeles. Where else have you lived? Tulsa, Miami, Los Angeles What made you decide to Say Yes to Dallas? Although I lived in Los Angeles for eleven years and attended law school there, the best job opportunity was in Dallas with Winstead PC. It was an added bonus that family lived here. How did you choose which part of town to live in? I live on the border of Uptown and Victory Park. I wanted to live near the city center and be a part of the revival that is happening in Downtown Dallas. Living near downtown also allows me to walk to work. Tell us about your city/ neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? There are so many great spots in my neighborhood. I love grabbing coffee at Magnolias or the Weekend. I enjoy catching up with friends at The Ginger Man or Katy Trail Ice House for a casual beer and food, as well as Bowen House or Parliament for a cocktail. I love walking through Klyde Warren Park on the way to the Joule Hotel in downtown for a meal at CBD Provisions, Americano, or a cocktail at the Midnight Rambler. I also love 144

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

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PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

PHOTO: MERISSA DE FALCIS

DAVID MARTIN

DEMOGRAPHICS Demographics in the Dallas Region are changing as the population diversifies. Just over 17 percent of residents are foreign-born, with Hispanics accounting for the largest minority group in both the region and the state. The region’s low cost of living means we enjoy a higher standard of living on a lower median household income than most other large metro areas.

MORE THAN 970,000 RESIDENTS WERE ADDED TO THE DFW AREA FROM 2010 TO 2017

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

TOTAL POPULATION: 7,399,662 10,676,844 WILL LIVE IN THE DFW AREA BY 2040 SUMMER 2018


29.4% 21.4% 28.2% 17.1% 4.0% 34.5

FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION

17.8%

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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

4.3% 26.3% 6.7% 0.3% 61.3% 1.2%

RACE/ ETHNICITY

WHITE BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN ASIAN OTHER HISPANIC

48.3% 15.0% 6.0% 2.6% 28.2%

LABOR FORCE

[OCCUPATIONS OF PERSONS 16 AND OLDER]

PHOTOS: ISTOCKPHOTO

38.2%

SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

15.9%

SALES AND OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

24.9%

NATURAL RESOURCES, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS

9.3%

PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION, AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS

11.6%

EDUCATION

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

7.6% 7.9% 22.5% 22.2% 6.7% 21.9% 11.2%

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]

SUMMER 2018

MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS, SCIENCE, AND ARTS OCCUPATIONS

2.80 27.9% 31.2% 27.5% 13.4% $61,330

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1980â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2016 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

969,603 100,685 12,753 9,836 8,950 3,466 177,286 3,140 1,737 7,483 181,330 9,212 20,673 4,610 286,143 10,159 20,312 49,826

187,414 16,410 4,539 3,818 1,729 171 60,197 917 36 2,240 50,170 4,466 2,796 877 26,286 3,406 10,789 8,155

23.96% 19.47% 55.26% 63.44% 23.94% 5.19% 51.41% 41.25% 2.12% 42.72% 38.25% 94.10% 15.64% 23.49% 10.12% 50.44% 113.29% 19.57%

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

2,618,148 15,458 25,357 48,710 4,251 41,941 1,341,075 53,568 39,487 37,088 238,002 13,084 193,837 9,208 5,627 240,373 39,386 143,949 116,783 62,868 25,937 16,715 6,491 25,201 4,136

251,372 2,396 1,460 3,718 58 3,282 143,251 4,525 954 8,472 11,141 1,938 18,368 645 296 24,088 2,722 4,431 17,555 6,626 5,650 1,811 1,323 2,133 422

10.62% 18.34% 6.11% 8.26% 1.38% 8.49% 11.96% 9.23% 2.48% 29.61% 4.91% 17.39% 10.47% 7.53% 5.55% 11.14% 7.42% 3.18% 17.69% 11.78% 27.85% 12.15% 25.60% 9.25% 11.36%

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

836,210 4,100 3,391 1,732 135,710 1,457 21,152 136,268 3,079 76,681 4,596 16,587 3,847 5,020 7,958 106,021 46,548 2,776 4,218 4,342 1,949 7,127 8,135 8,255 2,890 42,721 12,340

173,673 853 781 166 16,614 137 1,409 19,904 207 12,006 1,184 1,503 601 902 847 10,628 20,671 1,051 1,434 332 558 2,315 2,173 1,333 274 6,413 4,310

26.21% 26.27% 29.92% 10.60% 13.95% 10.38% 7.14% 17.10% 7.21% 18.56% 34.70% 9.96% 18.52% 21.90% 11.91% 11.14% 79.88% 60.93% 51.51% 8.28% 40.12% 48.11% 36.45% 19.26% 10.47% 17.66% 53.67%

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

173,620 19,261 2,622 1,935 25,254 1,486 4,114 2,073 12,780 35,340

24,013 775 201 63 6,590 98 601 79 2,047 5,802

16.05% 4.19% 8.30% 3.37% 35.31% 7.06% 17.11% 3.96% 19.07% 19.64%

HOOD COUNTY GRANBURY

17,714 3,332

28,981 4,045

41,100 5,718

51,182 7,978

58,273 9,923

7,105 1,943

13.89% 24.35%

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GROWTH 2010-2017

GROWTH RATE 2010-2017

SUMMER 2018


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

93,872 1,566 9,145 27,443 1,483 1,895 1,442

7,711 196 1,072 1,902 104 150 43

8.95% 14.31% 13.28% 7.45% 7.54% 8.60% 3.07%

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

167,301 4,124 46,145 30,230 1,706 7,778 6,440 3,581

16,359 372 9,244 593 145 1,469 322 653

10.84% 9.91% 25.05% 2.00% 9.29% 23.28% 5.26% 22.30%

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

122,883 2,177 3,624 20,336 7,322 1,184 3,446 2,450 17,842

19,519 272 627 6,512 722 145 454 568 1,777

18.88% 14.28% 20.92% 47.11% 10.94% 13.96% 15.17% 30.18% 11.06%

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

133,463 4,232 3,090 2,335 3,300 2,911 30,654 5,340

16,515 1,531 343 651 126 256 4,872 1,378

14.12% 56.68% 12.49% 38.66% 3.97% 9.64% 18.90% 34.78%

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

96,788 12,090 8,720 2,983 44,208 12,567

18,464 4,950 1,391 1,575 6,652 3,263

23.57% 69.33% 18.98% 111.86% 17.71% 35.07%

4,154 NI

5,360 1,949

6,809 2,122

8,490 2,444

8,845 2,627

354 183

4.17% 7.49%

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

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

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

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

2,054,475 396,394 12,495 49,486 23,590 2,482 26,674 15,389 2,387 3,021 55,174 6,348 12,953 874,168 53,982 44,417 1,844 39,051 47,266 8,338 4,960 1,391 68,928 70,441 2,543 1,750 8,052 7,703 23,014 5,836 31,824 24,602 2,726 17,828

243,861 31,058 1,613 2,492 2,263 89 3,869 2,551 128 245 3,894 240 598 129,209 7,648 2,050 323 1,716 7,639 1,600 293 89 12,507 7,098 149 205 265 284 3,208 1,156 5,249 1,105 254 1,712

13.47% 8.50% 14.82% 5.30% 10.61% 3.72% 16.97% 19.87% 5.67% 8.83% 7.59% 3.93% 4.84% 17.34% 16.51% 4.84% 21.24% 4.60% 19.28% 23.75% 6.28% 6.84% 22.17% 11.21% 6.22% 13.27% 3.40% 3.83% 16.20% 24.70% 19.75% 4.70% 10.28% 10.62%

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

66,181 26,474 1,411 6,596 1,116 6,721 1,161 1,747 1,492

7,071 2,235 204 621 101 687 154 217 206

11.96% 9.22% 16.90% 10.39% 9.95% 11.39% 15.29% 14.18% 16.02%

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

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ESTIMATED POPULATION 7/1/16

GROWTH 2010-2016

GROWTH RATE 2010-2016

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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.

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MARKET TAPESTRY

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POPULATION

PERCENTAGE OF DFW POPULATION

AFFLUENT ESTATES

Established wealth— educated, well-traveled married couples

$119,700

974,761

18.1%

$94,900

156,719

2.9%

$76,700

200,399

3.7%

$75,000

677,433

12.6%

$60,700

340,718

6.3%

$56,900

227,778

4.2%

$53,500

1,233,466

22.9%

$49,600

303,520

5.6%

$45,500

83,698

1.6%

$41,900

227,107

4.2%

$35,000

451,361

8.4%

$34,400

185,495

3.4%

$34,800

278,280

5.2%

$28,500

54,716

1.0%

UPSCALE AVENUES

Prosperous, married couples in higher density neighborhoods

UPTOWN INDIVIDUAL

Younger, urban singles on the move

FAMILY LANDSCAPES

Successful younger families in newer housing

GEN X URBAN

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

COZY COUNTRY LIVING Empty nesters in bucolic settings

ETHNIC ENCLAVES

Established diversity— young, Hispanic homeowners with families

MIDDLE GROUND Lifestyles of thirtysomethings

SENIOR STYLES

Senior lifestyles reveal the effects of saving for retirement

RUSTIC OUTPOSTS

Country life with older families, older homes

MIDTOWN SINGLES

Millennials on the move — single, diverse and urban

HOMETOWN

Growing up and staying close to home — single householders

NEXT WAVE

Urban denizens — young, diverse, hardworking families

SCHOLARS & PATRIOTS College campuses and military neighborhoods SOURCE: ESRI Market Tapestry 2014

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

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME


PARKS & OUTDOORS

PARKS & OUTDOORS PLACES TO PLAY AND MORE

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

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

“FABULOUS VIEWS, GREAT EATERIES, AND WALKABLE DESTINATIONS.”

PHOTO: ANETT ALEK

KLYDE WARREN PARK

ARMAN AND ANETT CHOWDHURY

ARMAN AND ANETT CHOWDHURY CITY: Dallas NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown COMPANY/TITLE: Arman: Jacobs, Senior Designer Architecture Anett: Photographer Where did you move here from? Philadelphia Where else have you lived? We’ve also lived in Toronto and New York. What made you Say Yes to Dallas? The move was initially for a

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new work opportunity. We were a bit hesitant initially, but as we researched more into Dallas, we were thoroughly impressed. The Dallas Region is the fourth largest economy in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing markets. And, the weather is gorgeous, especially compared to the northeast! How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? We didn’t choose – downtown choose us! Because we weren’t familiar with the neighborhoods, we selected downtown for its proximity to work. The decision could not have been better; we have fabulous views, great eateries and walkable destinations. We absolutely love Kylde Warren Park. How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here? We’ve had such a wonderful

experience. People here are extremely kind and friendly, and will help you in any manner they can. So many random people give us friendly greetings when we are out just because. We’ve also been pleasantly surprised by the diversity that we see in Dallas. Tell us about your city/ neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? Downtown Dallas gives us amazing views and endless options. We are exploring our city each weekend, from the Arts District, to Deep Ellum, to Uptown, to the Katy Trail, to all of the great museums around Downtown Dallas. What advice would you give to someone who wants to move here? Fly here for a weekend trip and check it out. You will be surprised to see the urban

grit and diversity here in the Dallas Region. What is your passion, and how does Dallas help fulfill it? Arts, Design, Photography. Anett is a photographer. She spends hours outdoors on her photo excursions – this city photographs well. Love at first click! What would you miss most about the area if you had to leave? The view of the grand city from our apartment. Tell us about the work environment here. People are supportive at work and have great team spirit; everyone wants their colleagues and team members to succeed. It comes through obviously that success of the team is success for oneself – and everyone believes it.

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

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

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

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Fort Worth Japanese Garden Fort Worth 7 Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge - Fort Worth 7 Fort Worth Zoo - Fort Worth 7 Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Glen Rose 7 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary - McKinney 7 River Legacy Park - Arlington 7 Trinity River Audubon Center - Dallas

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WHITE ROCK LAKE PARK

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

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

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

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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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GREEN SPACE IN DFW 3 4

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

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

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PARKSLIVING & OUTDOORS IN DFW

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3 CANINE COMMONS DOG PARK 4 JACK CARTER PARK DOG PARK

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5 TOYOTA OF LEWISVILLE RAILROAD PARK

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6 NORTHBARK DOG PARK

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7 BUSH CENTRAL BARKWAY

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8 WAGGING TAIL DOG PARK

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9 COPPELL DOG PARK 10 REDDING TRAIL DOG PARK

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12 TIPPS CANINE HOLLOW

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

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24 CENTRAL BARK DOG PARK

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

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

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

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

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

TRAILS

1 ERWIN PARK

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2 FRISCO NW COMMUNITY PARK TRAIL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LAKES

PARKS & OUTDOORS

RAY ROBERTS LAKE

LAKE BRIDGEPORT LAVON LAKE

LEWISVILLE LAKE

GRAPEVINE LAKE NORTH LAKE

EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE LAKE MINERAL WELLS

WEATHERFORD LAKE

WHITE ROCK LAKE

LAKE WORTH

NEW TERRELL CITY LAKE

MOUNTAIN CREEK LAKE

LAKE ARLINGTON

LAKE PALO PINTO

LAKE TAWAKONI

LAKE RAY HUBBARD

JOE POOL LAKE

BENBROOK RESERVOIR

KAUFMAN LAKE

LAKE GRANBURY ALVARADO PARK LAKE SQUAW CREEK LAKE

LAKE WAXAHACHIE

LAKE PAT CLEBURNE

CEDAR CREEK RESERVOIR

LAKE BARDWELL

RICHLAND CHAMBERS RESERVOIR

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LAKE HALBERT

WHITE ROCK LAKE

LAKE RAY ROBERTS

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

PHOTO: JUDY KEOWN

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GOLF

BRIDLEWOOD GOLF COURSE IN FLOWER MOUND

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TOP-RATED DFW COURSES 1 THE BRIDGES 2 BROOK HOLLOW 3 CLEBURNE GOLF LINKS

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4 COLONIAL 5 COUNTRY VIEW

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7 COWBOYS GOLF CLUB

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8 COYOTE RIDGE

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9 DALLAS NATIONAL

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10 FRISCO LAKES

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12 HIDDEN CREEK

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13 IRON HORSE 14 OLD AMERICAN

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16 RIDGEVIEW RANCH

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17 STEVENS PARK 18 SUGARTREE

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19 TEXAS STAR

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21 TOUR 18 DALLAS

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22 TPC CRAIG RANCH

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23 TPC FOUR SEASON LAS COLINAS

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Number of golf courses in the Dallas Region

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HIDDEN GEMS

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

> DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE

6500 GREAT TRINITY FOREST WAY, DALLAS, TEXAS 75217

1515 S HARWOOD STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 75215

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

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

> MEADOWS FOUNDATION DOG PARK 2917 SWISS AVENUE, DALLAS, TEXAS 75204

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

3520 CEDAR SPRINGS ROAD, DALLAS, TEXAS 75219

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

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PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

> DRAGON PARK

PHOTO: MICHAEL SAMPLES

PHOTO: DREW TIMMONS

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> THE GREAT TRINITY FOREST

> MARIE GABRIELLE RESTAURANT AND GARDENS

> SANDY LAKE AMUSEMENT PARK 1800 SANDY LAKE ROAD, CARROLLTON, TEXAS 75006

2728 N HARWOOD STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 75201

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

At the turn of the last century, smalltown amusement parks of this ilk were common. Most have been abandoned, replaced by megaparks. Every day, tens of thousands of harried commuters whir past this tribute to Tilt-a-Whirls, paddle boats and ski ball. And every day, their inner child dies a little. Sandy Lake offers you a chance to reclaim yours.

FOR MORE HIDDEN GEMS, VISIT WWW.SAYYESTODALLAS.COM

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BIG-TIME BUSINESSES CONSTRUCTION Austin Industries Balfour Beatty Brandt Byrne Construction Services Carter & Burgess Centex Corporation D.R. Horton Eagle Materials Entact Fluor Corporation Hill & Wilkinson Hunt Construction Group Jacobs Engineering Kiewit Corporation Lehigh Hanson Company Manhattan Construction McCarthy Building Cos. MEDCO Construction PLH Group Primoris Services Corp TD Industries The Beck Group Trinity Lightweight Turner Construction U.S. Concrete VCC

ENERGY Alon USA Energy Ambit Energy Atmos Energy Corp Basic Energy Services Bass Enterprises Denbury Resources Energy Transfer Equity

EnLink Midstream Partner Exco Resources ExxonMobil HollyFrontier Hunt Oil USA Luminant Matador Resource Company Oncor Electric Delivery Pioneer Natural Resources Range Resources Regency Energy Partners RSP Permian Sharyland Utilities Stream Gas & Electric Sunoco Texas-New Mexico Power Company Vistra Energy XTO Energy

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Every day, an average of more than 300 people move to the Dallas Region, saying “yes” to quality jobs and an exceptional quality of life. Because Dallas ranks as one of the most diverse economies in the nation, companies and organizations are drawing from a broad cross section of skills to fill positions in nearly every major discipline. Aside from being home to broad range of established national and global companies, the Dallas Region is home to a booming tech/start-up sector and a strong can-do attitude.

HEALTH CARE Baylor Scott & White Health Carter Blood Care Children’s Medical Center CHRISTUS Health CIGNA Healthcare Concentra Health Services Cook Children’s Health CVS Health Corporation Golden Living HCA Health Services of Texas HMS Holdings JPS Health Network LabCorp of America Tenet Healthcare Texas Health Resources CONTINUED ON P.171

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

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

PHOTO: MERISSA DE FALCIS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SHOW ME THE MONEY

Though median wages and salaries in the Dallas-Fort Worth region generally track slightly below national levels, it is less expensive to live here than in some other major metropolitan areas. An abundance of affordable housing, lower grocery bills, and cheaper 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

FOOD PREPARATION & SERVING RELATED

166,301 | TOTAL WORKERS $100,485 | DF W MEDIAN $88,981 | U.S. MEDIAN

30,140 | TOTAL WORKERS $88,230 | DF W MEDIAN $78,631 | U.S. MEDIAN

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

EDUCATION, TRAINING & LIBRARY

BUILDING & GROUNDS CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

195,192 | TOTAL WORKERS $51,972 | DF W MEDIAN $46,973 | U.S. MEDIAN

129,677 | TOTAL WORKERS $22,111 | DF W MEDIAN $23,740 | U.S. MEDIAN

COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL

ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS & MEDIA

PERSONAL CARE & SERVICE

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER & TECHNICAL

LIFE, PHYSICAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE

HEALTH CARE SUPPORT

COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICE

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

201,405 | TOTAL WORKERS $70,560 | DF W MEDIAN $65,928 | U.S. MEDIAN

139,559 | TOTAL WORKERS $85,864 | DF W MEDIAN $80,853 | U.S. MEDIAN

66,643 | TOTAL WORKERS $81,536 | DF W MEDIAN $76,824 | U.S. MEDIAN

16,109 | TOTAL WORKERS $63,540 | DF W MEDIAN $65,022 | U.S. MEDIAN

42,313 | TOTAL WORKERS $49,460 | DF W MEDIAN $42,553 | U.S. MEDIAN

62,631 | TOTAL WORKERS $41,473 | DF W MEDIAN $40,510 | U.S. MEDIAN

187,131 | TOTAL WORKERS $67,028 | DF W MEDIAN $64,420 | U.S. MEDIAN

88,967 | TOTAL WORKERS $28,010 | DF W MEDIAN $27,659 | U.S. MEDIAN

76,875 | TOTAL WORKERS $37,134 | DF W MEDIAN $38,703 | U.S. MEDIAN

321,548 | TOTAL WORKERS $20,296 | DF W MEDIAN $20,816 | U.S. MEDIAN

138,299 | TOTAL WORKERS $20,291 | DF W MEDIAN $22,298 | U.S. MEDIAN

SALES & RELATED

405,153 | TOTAL WORKERS $30,715 | DF W MEDIAN $28,103 | U.S. MEDIAN

CONSTRUCTION & EXTRACTION

176,494 | TOTAL WORKERS $34,304 | DF W MEDIAN $38,374 | U.S. MEDIAN

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 155,301 | TOTAL WORKERS $40,527 | DF W MEDIAN $41,986 | U.S. MEDIAN

PRODUCTION

197,111 | TOTAL WORKERS $31,141 | DF W MEDIAN $33,102 | U.S. MEDIAN

TRANSPORTATION & MATERIAL MOVING 286,764 | TOTAL WORKERS $31,130 | DF W MEDIAN $30,912 | U.S. MEDIAN

OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 648,051 | TOTAL WORKERS $35,294 | DF W MEDIAN $34,112 | U.S. MEDIAN

FARMING, FISHING & FORESTRY 5,942 | TOTAL WORKERS $20,947 | DF W MEDIAN $23,007 | U.S. MEDIAN

SOURCE: 2017Q4 QCEW, EMSI

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KEY OCCUPATIONS IN DFW TARGET INDUSTRIES OCCUPATION

2018 JOBS

2019 JOBS

2020 JOBS

DFW MEDIAN SALARY

54,383

52,420

53,814

55,038

$116,020

9,728

8,561

8,893

9,188

$146,230

Financial Managers

14,616

11,250

11,580

11,871

$130,151

Accountants and Auditors

35,107

42,551

43,715

44,747

$71,770

8,389

9,114

9,374

9,604

$80,867

Loan Officers

12,662

9,574

9,725

9,865

$67,165

Computer Systems Analysts

16,964

25,486

26,358

27,131

$88,745

9,962

8,384

8,459

8,502

$81,973

Software Developers, Applications

22,262

25,805

26,733

27,548

$106,851

Software Developers, Systems Software

13,208

12,815

13,198

13,534

$105,389

3,335

4,135

4,236

4,324

$91,859

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

10,805

12,177

12,470

12,725

$86,815

Computer User Support Specialists

17,027

22,298

22,936

23,499

$51,809

6,174

5,574

5,654

5,725

$87,255

Registered Nurses

55,789

61,212

63,414

65,390

$71,950

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

12,378

12,267

12,411

12,537

$56,822

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

38,204

40,038

41,042

41,931

$59,863

Bill and Account Collectors

12,715

12,614

12,708

12,777

$37,767

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

45,176

43,383

43,869

44,236

$40,210

Customer Service Representatives

76,912

88,393

90,387

92,137

$33,622

9,394

13,122

13,218

13,312

$44,955

Receptionists and Information Clerks

25,507

19,599

20,265

20,853

$26,118

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

17,678

11,880

12,098

12,276

$57,871

Office Clerks, General

75,250

107,312

109,261

110,934

$33,599

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

12,904

13,483

13,570

13,641

$60,447

6,380

6,610

6,566

6,526

$29,154

Team Assemblers

26,977

19,048

19,298

19,505

$26,509

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

11,848

15,070

15,181

15,273

$38,077

1,231

2,090

2,030

1,979

$37,667

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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SOURCE: 2017Q4 QCEW, EMSI

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

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FORTUNE 1000 HEADQUARTERS

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

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DALLAS LOVE FIELD SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BRINKER INTERNATIONAL ATMOS ENERGY VALHI

DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN AT&T ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY TENET HEALTHCARE HOLLYFRONTIER JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP DEAN FOODS BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP TRINITY INDUSTRIES COMERICA PRIMORIS SERVICES

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8 FORBES TOP PRIVATE COMPANIES (2017) 49 68 76 83 166

| REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, Grand Prairie | ENERGY FUTURE HOLDINGS, Dallas | NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP, Dallas | SAMMONS ENTERPRISES, Dallas /

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| MARY KAY, Addison | BEN E. KEITH, Fort Worth | GOLDEN LIVING, Plano | HUNT CONSOLIDATED/HUNT OIL, Dallas SUMMER 2018


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HOSPITALITY American Airlines Center AT&T Stadium Ben E. Keith Co. Brinker International CEC Entertainment Cheddar’s Casual Café CiCi’s Pizza Cinemark Holdings Cinepolis ClubCorp Holdings Dave & Buster’s Fiesta Restaurant Group Fuzzy’s Taco Holdings Gaylord Texan Great Wolf Lodge Hilton Worldwide Hotels.com La Madeleine Lone Star Park LSG Sky Chefs USA Main Event Entertainment NYLO Hotels Omni Hotels Pizza Hut Republic National Distributing Company Six Flags Entertainment Park Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Texas Motor Speedway Top Golf

MANUFACTURING Abbott Laboratories Airbus Helicopters Alcon Laboratories American Leather Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions Bell Bimbo Bakeries USA/ EarthGrains Borden Dairy Builders Firstsource Celanese Corporation Commercial Metals Dal-Tile Corporation Darling Ingredients Dean Foods Diodes Dr Pepper Snapple Group Dresser Encore Wire SUMMER 2018

Ericsson Essilor Flowserve Frito-Lay Fujitsu Network Communications General Electric General Motors GKN Aerostructures GRUMA HOYA Vision Care North America Interceramic Interstate Battery Justin Brands Kimberly-Clark Kubota Lennox International Lockheed Martin Maxim Miller Coors Mission Foods Motorcycle Aftermarket Group NCH Corporation Occidental Petroleum Corporation Overhead Door Corp Owens Corning PepsiCo Peterbilt Motors Poly-America Qorvo Inc Raytheon SAFRAN Electrical & Power Sanden International USA Smith & Nephew Solar Turbines STMicroelectronics Tetra Pak Texas Industries Texas Instruments Triumph Aerostructures Turbomeca USA TXI Tyson Prepared Foods

PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Accenture ACTIVE Network Alliance Data Allstate AT&T Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas CA Technologies CBRE Comerica Comparex USA Compucom Systems

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UnitedHealthcare USPI Group Holdings UT Southwestern Medical

TO FIND JOBS IN THE DALLAS REGION

Conifer Health Solutions Core Logic CROSSMARK CVE Technology Group CyrusOne Deloitte DexYP Epsilon Data Management EY Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas FedEX Office HKS HP Enterprise Services Huawei Technologies Intuit JLL KPMG L-3 Communications Liberty Mutual McAfee McKesson NTT Data PFSweb PriceWaterhouseCoopers Real Page Research Now Ryan Sabre Corporation Safety-Kleen Sammons Enterprises SoftLayer State Farm The Richards Group Tyler Technologies VCE Verizon Communications ZTE

TRADE & SERVICES 7-Eleven ACE Cash Express Amazon Amerisource Bergen At Home Aviall Cash America International Consolidated Electrical

Distributors Copart USA Fidelity Fossil Group Galderma GameStop Gearbox Software GM Financial Half Price Books Hilti North America J.C. Penney Company Mary Kay Match.com Minyard Food Stores Moneygram International Nationastar Mortgage Nebraska Furniture Mart Neiman Marcus Group Nokia Solutions and Networks ORIX USA Pier 1 Imports Rent-A-Center Sally Beauty Holdings Santander Sewell Village Cadillac Company The Container Store Group The Michaels Companies Torchmark Corporation TTI Tuesday Morning Yum China Holdings

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

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

DALLAS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR STARTUPS

— U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION

DFW IS A TOP 10 REGION FOR FAST-GROWTH COMPANIES

Deloitte Greenho Innovation Lab

— INC. MAGAZINE Panther Lab Makerspace

CoLAB The Makerspace at Walsh

Common Desk

The Backlot Criterion TECH Fort Worth IDEA Works FW Craftwork Coffee Co. Ensemble WeWork

Benbrook Makerspace

Alcon Experience Center

THE DALLAS INNOVATION ALLIANCE The Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) is a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the city of Dallas. The mission is to develop a scalable smart cities model for the city of Dallas that leverages the city’s distinctive strengths for the benefit of Dallas that leaves a legacy of innovation, sustainability, and collaboration for future generations. Initial efforts will be centered in the West End district of downtown, where a confluence of multimodal transit, walkability, historic buildings, and a burgeoning innovation district will serve as ground zero for the city as a living lab. A three-pronged strategy will center on infrastructure, mobility, and connected living. www.dallasinnovationalliance.com SOURCE: DRC Research

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LaunchPad City

The Maker Spot

Collective Office Catalyst by SoftLayer LIFT

Neiman Marcus iLab

The Study, Irving Innovation Center

Union Worx TechFW@UTA UTA Technology Incubator UTA FabLab StartupLounge

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NUTS AND BOLTS YOU NEED TO KNOW MOVING CHECKLIST | YOUR FIRST 30 DAYS IMPORTANT LAWS | TAX RATES HELPFUL NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

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How has your opinion of the Dallas Region changed since moving here? I think the level of diversity has been a great surprise. There are all stripes of people here, living and working together. It’s a very encouraging thing to see.

CAMERON WOODS

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CAMERON WOODS

returning to Texas were numerous, including: family ties, cost of living and new opportunities in general.

CITY: The Colony COMPANY / TITLE: Fay Servicing, LLC When did you move here? From where? I moved here from Chicago in August 2017. Where else have you lived? Florida, Pennsylvania What made you Say Yes to Dallas? My reasons for choosing Dallas and

PHOTO: ROBIN BALL

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

How did you choose where to live in the Dallas Region? I chose my first apartment here with proximity to work in mind (a 15-minute commute), but I do plan on moving closer to friends near the downtown area at some point.

Tell us about your city/neighborhood. What do you like best? What makes it different? I live on the edge of Lewisville in The Colony, and it’s basically a nice and quiet enclave just north of the city. I really enjoy the space, friendly people and general “cleanliness” of the area, if that makes sense. Where do you go and what do you do on the weekends or days off? Well since I’m from East Texas (Tyler) and also have immediate family down in Round Rock, I spend a lot of weekends road tripping to catch up with family and friends. When I’m not on the road, I love finding new food places, catching good movies OR going to places where I can get both – Alamo Drafthouse!!

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

❏ Relocating for a job? Find out

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

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

❏ Have a garage sale or sell

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

FOUR WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: UPDATE ADDRESS

❏ Submit a change-of-address

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

❏ Request 1 or 2 days off from

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

❏ Find a new primary doctor

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

❏ If you have children, check the

pre-registration procedures for enrolling children in school.

❏ Talk to the current and future

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

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THREE WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: TAKE CARE OF SPECIAL ITEMS

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

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

❏ Take an inventory of your

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

TWO WEEKS UNTIL MOVE: FINISH UP LOOSE ENDS

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

❏ Use up food from the

refrigerator, freezer, and pantry, to minimize waste.

❏ Double check that you’ve

updated your address everywhere where needed.

❏ Notify movers ahead of time

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

❏ Refill your medication

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

❏ Keep some cash on hand for

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

❏ Update your shipping address

on amazon, ebay, paypal and other online shopping sites you use, and direct any scheduled or future shipments to the correct address.

ONE WEEK UNTIL MOVE: TAKE CARE OF FINAL DETAILS

❏ Plan to transfer utilities.

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

❏ Pack a personal suitcase

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

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

❏ Confirm the important details

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

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24 THINGS TO DO IN YOUR

ESSENTIALS

FIRST 30 DAYS

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

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

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

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

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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% (.0025 - 0.01) , depending on local rate SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS: 1/8% (.00125) – 2% (.00125 - 0.02), depending on local rate

DFW COMMUNITIES SALES TAX SAMPLE 2017 Rates PER $100

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

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

RATE $0.192246 $0.243100 $0.237812 $0.359713 $0.367366 $0.512469 $0.422663 $0.488700 $0.311719 $0.349800 $0.461590 $0.244000 $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 Farmers Branch

$0.550000 $0.510000 $0.601288 $0.639800 $0.671500 $0.803000 $0.520000 $0.640000 $0.735000 $0.599700 $0.698760 $0.645000 $0.804018 $1.058833 $0.333834 $0.820000 $0.579500 $0.536860 $0.719000 $0.780400 $0.703000 $0.637856 $0.739900 $0.758447 $0.710000 $0.462500 $1.158630 $0.359999 $0.602267

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

$0.291100 $0.439000 $0.990000 $0.621110 $0.805000 $0.446600 $0.704600 $0.885434 $0.399385 $0.669998 $0.289271 $0.689000 $0.668180 $0.417311 $0.366933 $0.220000 $0.568020 $0.580940 $0.682459 $0.594100 $0.775270 $0.899370 $0.897823 $0.427500 $0.777500 $0.647489 $0.661750 $0.454920 $0.867500 $0.436086 $0.657671 $0.317948 $0.710000 $0.540199 $0.610000 $0.687000 $0.708244 $0.500000 $0.590000 $0.365984 $0.468600 $0.689890 $0.520000

CITY

CITY RATE

OTHER RATES

TOTAL RATE

0.010 0.010 0.015 0.010

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

0.0825 0.0825 0.0825 0.0825

0.0625 0.0625 0.0625 0.0625

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

Providence $0.833688 Red Oak $0.649000 Richardson $0.625160 Richland Hills $0.563738 River Oaks $0.780000 Roanoke $0.375120 Rockwall $0.423600 Rowlett $0.777173 Royse City $0.621500 Sachse $0.747279 Saginaw $0.495000 Sanger $0.679100 Sansom Park $0.787304 Seagoville $0.743800 Southlake $0.462000 Sunnyvale $0.413088 Terrell $0.724200 The Colony $0.665000 Trophy Club $0.451442 University Park $0.248761 Watauga $0.462000 Waxahachie $0.680000 Weatherford $0.489860 White Settlement $0.462000 Willow Park $0.536700 Wylie $0.781000 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 Boles ISD Brock ISD

STATE RATE

PLANO DALLAS DENTON FORT WORTH

$1.595000 $1.570000 $1.461000 $1.354000 $1.670000 $1.585050 $1.368670 $1.510000 $1.233400 $1.329000 $1.453900 $1.427100 $1.571490 $1.170000 $1.542940 $1.620000

Burleson ISD $1.670000 Caddo Mills ISD $1.455000 Campbell ISD $1.040000 Carroll ISD $1.385000 Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD $1.381000 Castleberry ISD$1.392200 Cedar Hill ISD $1.516000 Celeste ISD $1.460600 Celina ISD $1.640000 Cleburne ISD $1.630000 Collin College (CCD) $0.079810 Commerce ISD $1.561000 Community ISD $1.625000 Cooper ISD $1.470000 Coppell ISD $1.477700 Crandall ISD $1.540000 Crowley ISD $1.670000 Cumby ISD $1.200000 Dallas County Community College (CCD) $0.124238 Dallas ISD $1.282085 Denton ISD $1.540000 DeSoto ISD $1.490000 Duncanville ISD $1.521480 Eagle MountainSaginaw ISD $1.540000 Ennis ISD $1.535800 Era ISD $1.245000 Everman ISD $1.510000 Fannindel ISD $1.260000 Farmersville ISD $1.320000 Ferris ISD $1.387300 Forney ISD $1.540000 Fort Worth ISD $1.352000 Frisco ISD $1.460000 Frost ISD $1.174250 Garland ISD $1.460000 Glen Rose ISD $0.994000 Godley ISD $1.540000 Granbury ISD $1.210000 Grand Prairie ISD $1.595000 Grandview ISD $1.400000

SAMPLE TAX INFORMATION FOR DFW COMMUNITIES CITY

COUNTY

$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

FORT WORTH ISD

$1.322000

Quinlan ISD $1.240000 Red Oak ISD $1.540000 Richardson ISD $1.390050 Rio Vista ISD $1.600000 Rockwall ISD $1.440000 Royse City ISD $1.670000 Sanger ISD $1.372067 Scurry-Rosser ISD $1.330000 Slidell ISD $1.140000 Springtown ISD$1.359000 Sunnyvale ISD $1.520000 Tarrant County College (CCD) $0.140060 Terrell ISD $1.599700 Tolar ISD $1.440200 Trenton ISD $1.460000 Van Alstyne ISD$1.620000 Venus ISD $1.587600 Waxahachie ISD $1.553900 Weatherford SD $1.454000 White Settlement ISD $1.540000 Whitewright ISD $1.350000 Wolfe City ISD $1.344000 Wylie ISD $1.640000 OTHER Dallas County Parkland Hospital (HD) $0.279400 Dallas County School Equalization (SET) $0.010000 Tarrant County Water District (WD) $0.019400 Tarrant County Hospital (HD) $0.224429 SOURCES: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise County Appraisal Districts

2017 RATE PER $100 OF TAXABLE VALUATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANO

FORT WORTH

GrapevineColleyville ISD $1.396700 Greenville ISD $1.308481 Gunter ISD $1.620000 Highland Park ISD $1.203200 Hurst-EulessBedford ISD $1.263000 Irving ISD $1.431400 Italy ISD $1.585000 Joshua ISD $1.600000 Kaufman ISD $1.550000 Keene ISD $1.430000 Keller ISD $1.520000 Kennedale ISD $1.480000 Krum ISD $1.540000 Lake Dallas ISD $1.670000 Lake Worth ISD $1.670000 Lancaster ISD $1.540000 Leonard ISD $1.259060 Lewisville ISD $1.407500 Lipan ISD $1.490000 Little Elm ISD $1.540000 Lone Oak ISD $1.300000 Lovejoy ISD $1.670000 Mansfield ISD $1.540000 Maypearl ISD $1.302100 McKinney ISD $1.620000 Melissa ISD $1.670000 Mesquite ISD $1.460000 Midlothian ISD $1.540000 Milford ISD $1.170000 Millsap ISD $1.612200 Mineral Wells ISD $1.430000 Northwest ISD $1.490000 Palmer ISD $1.455000 Peaster ISD $1.440000 Perrin Whitt ISD $1.240000 Pilot Point ISD $1.370000 Plano ISD $1.439000 Ponder ISD $1.467790 Poolville ISD $1.370000 Princeton ISD $1.620000 Prosper ISD $1.440000

OTHER CCD SET HD CCD

$0.079810 $0.010000 $0.279400 $0.124238

WD HD

$0.019400 $0.227897

CCD

$0.144730

TOTAL $2.195805 $2.721323

$2.415668 $2.784889

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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

817-728-3650

mansfield-texas.com

972-562-5430

mckinneyedc.com

972-288-7711

ci.mesquite.tx.us

972-775-3481

cedmidlothian.org

972-468-4118

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

Euless, City of

817-685-1422

eulesstx.gov

Everman, City of

817-293-0525

evermantx.net

Fairview Economic Development Corporation

972-562-0522

fairviewtexas.org

Farmers Branch, City of

972-919-2512

farmersbranch.info

Farmersville Economic Development Corporation

972-782-6151

farmersvilletx.com

Flower Mound, Town of

972-539-7378

flower-mound.com

Forest Hill, City of

817-568-3000

foresthilltx.org

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

Forney Economic Development Corporation

972-564-5808

forneytexasedc.org

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

817-336-2491 ext. 228

fortworthchamber.com

Frisco Economic Development Corporation

972-668-5550

friscoedc.com

Garland Chamber of Commerce

972-272-7551

garlandchamber.com

Glenn Heights, City of

972-223-1690

glennheights.com

Grand Prairie, City of

972-237-8081

gptx.org

Grapevine, City of

817-410-3135

ci.grapevine.tx.us

Greenville Economic Development Corporation

800-295-4141

ci.greenville.tx.us

Haltom City

817-222-7723

haltomcitytx.com

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

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

817-748-8400

cityofsouthlake.com

State of Texas Economic Development & Tourism

800-843-5781

governor.state.tx.us

Sunnyvale, City of

972-226-7177

townofsunnyvale.org

Terrell Chamber of Commerce

972-563-5703

The Colony Economic Development Corporation

972-624-3127

Trophy Club, Town of

Dallas Police Department / Jack Evans Police Headquarters

214-671-3001

Dallas Public Library

214-670-1400

DFW Airport

972-973-8888

terrelltexas.com

Emergency Preparedness

214-670-4275

thecolonyedc.org

Garbage Collection

214-670-8613

682-831-4600

ci.trophyclub.tx.us

Environmental & Health Services

214-670-3092

Watauga, City of

817-514-5813

cowtx.org

Love Field Airport

214-670-6073

Waxahachie, City of

469-309-4000

waxahachie.com

Mayor’s Office

214-670-4054

Weatherford ED Authority

817-594-9429 ext. 102

ci.weatherford.tx.us

Court & Detention Services

214-670-0109

Westlake, Town of

817-490-5720

westlake-tx.org

Park and Recreation

214-670-4100

Wilmer, City of

972-441-3574

Taxes

214-631-0910

Wylie, Development Corp. of

972-442-7901

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

972-791-2888

Visitor Information Center

214-571-1000

Zoning

214-948-4480

wylieedc.com

DFW AREA APPRAISAL DISTRICTS Collin County Appraisal District

469-742-9200

collincad.org

Dallas County Appraisal District

214-631-0910

dallascad.org

Delta County Appraisal District

903-395-4118

delta-cad.org

Denton County Appraisal District

940-349-3800

dentoncad.com

Ellis Central Appraisal District

972-937-3552

elliscad.com

Hunt County Appraisal District

903-408-4000

Johnson County Central Appraisal District

817-648-3000

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

800-525-5555

txdps.state.tx.us

hctax.info

Dallas Courtesy Patrol

214-653-3465

dallascounty.org/ department/sheriff/ courtesy_patrol.php

johnsoncad.com

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

214-749-2662

dart.org

North Texas Tollway Authority

214-461-2000

ntta.org

NTTA Roadside Assistance

972-444-4357

Kaufman County Appraisal District

972-932-6081

kaufman-cad.org

Parker County Appraisal District

817-596-0077

parkercad.org

Rockwall Central Appraisal District

972-771-2034

rockwallcad.com

DFW WORKFORCE BOARDS

Tarrant County Appraisal District

817-284-0024

tad.org

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas

888-548-9675

dfwjobs.com

940-627-3081

appraisaldistrict. net/countyappraisal. asp?county=wise

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

817-413-4000

workforcesolutions.net

Wise County Appraisal District

DALLAS COUNTY Agricultural Extension Service

972-231-5362

County Commissioners Court

214-653-7361

County General Information

214-653-7475

County Judge

214-653-7555

County Taxes

214-653-7811

County Welfare

214-819-1800 ext. 1801

District Attorney

214-653-3600

Health Department

214-819-2000

Immunizations

214-819-2000

Justice Center (Inmate Affairs)

214-761-9025

Marriage License

214-653-7099

Vital Statistics/Records

214-670-3248

Voter Registration

214-819-6389

CITY OF DALLAS Emergency

911

Animal Control

311

Building Inspection

214-948-4480

Chamber of Commerce

214-746-6600

City Council

214-670-4050

City Manager

214-670-3296

Civil Service Board

214-670-3748

Controller

214-670-3538

Dallas City Services

311

Dallas Convention Center

214-939-2724

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Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas 214-421-2460

wfsdallas.com

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

800-227-2345 214-678-4800

Down Syndrome Guild

214-267-1374

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

817-332-7171

Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center

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

DALLAS ISD Administration Building

972-925-3700

Athletics

972-749-2450

Attendance and Truancy

214-932-5030

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence

888-572-2873

Communications

972-925-3900

Counseling Services

972-925-3505

Customer Service Center

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

visitdallas.com

Dallas Morning News

dallasnews.com

Dallas Police Department

dallaspolice.net

Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

fortworth.com

Fort Worth Police Department

fortworthpd.com

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

star-telegram.com

DFW CONSULATES Canada

214-922-9806

France

214-953-0100 ext. 105

Germany

214-748-4915 / 214-752-3684

Iceland

214-272-2363

Japan

972-713-8683

972-925-5555

Mexico

214-932-8670

Early Childhood Education

972-925-8930

Republic of Korea

972-701-0108

Health Services

972-925-3386

Romania

214-522-3799

Physical Education

972-925-6790

Slovak Republic

214-251-8020

Safe and Drug-Free Schools

972-925-8040

South Africa

214-943-1068

Special Education

972-581-4100

Spain

214-373-1200

Sweden

972-991-8013

Switzerland

214-965-1025

Taiwan

972-436-4242

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS American Red Cross

214-678-4800

redcross.org/tx/dallasfort-worth/locations

Austin Street Shelter

214-428-4242

austinstreet.org

Thailand

214-934-0022 ext. 2204

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

214-871-0876

bbbs.org

Tunisia

972-267-4191

ccgd.org

Uganda

972-387-7860 ext. 13

United Kingdom

214-978-8930

Community Council of Greater Dallas

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214-379-4357

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


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GETTING THE LAY OF THE LAND

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

COOKE

MONTAGUE

JACK

WISE

DENTON

Alvord

Chico

Decatur Lake Bridgeport

Bridgeport Ponder

Runaway Bay Paradise

DISH

New Fairview

Justin

Boyd Aurora

Reno Sanctuary

Rhome

Newark

Briar CDP

Springtown

North

FORT WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT

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

Haslet

Wat

Saginaw Blue Mound

Lakeside

Mineral Wells

Cool

PALO PINTO

Weatherford

Millsap

Haltom City

FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Lake Worth NAS FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE River BASE

Oaks White SettlementWestover Hills

Willow Park Hudson ‘Oaks

FORT WORTH

Annetta North Aledo Annetta

Benbrook

Annetta South

Forest

Edgecliff Village

Everman

PARKER TARRANT HOOD JOHNSON

Gordon

Crowley

FORT WORTH SPINKS AIRPORT

Burleson

Cresson

Lipan

ERATH

Briaroaks

Oak Trail Shores CDP

Cross Timb

Granbury

Godley

Joshua

De Cordova Bend Keene Tolar

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Whitesboro

Sherman

Gainesville Bonham

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Pilot Point

FANNIN

COLLIN

Sanger

Anna

HUNT

Weston

Celina

Wolfe City

Blue Ridge

Aubrey

Celeste

Melissa

Krugerville Krum Denton

Prosper

Cross Roads

DENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Shady Shores

New Hope McKinney

Oak Point

Little Elm Frisco

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

hlake

Double Oak

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

Sachse

Richardson

ADDISON AIRPORT

Carrollton

Coppell

Keller

Richland Hills

Princeton

Lowry Crossing

Greenville Allen

Roanoke Trophy Club

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Neylandvill

Fairview

Flower Mound

tauga North Richland Hills

McKINNEY NATIONAL AIRPORT

Highland Park

Hurst

White Rock Lake

Union Valley

Fate

Quinlan Hawk Cove McLendonChisholm

Heath

KAUFMAN

Sunnyvale

Pantego Grand Prairie

Dalworthington Gardens Arlington

t Hill

Mountain Creek Lake

Terrell

Talty

Seagoville

Mansfield

Hutchins

LancasterLANCASTERWilmer

DeSoto

REGIONAL AIRPORT

Glenn Heights

DALLAS

Combine

Oak Ridge

Kaufman

Oak Grove

ELLIS

Red Oak Oak Leaf

Post Oak Bend City

Crandall

Ferris

Ovilla

Scurry

Pecan Hill

Midlothian

ber

Forney

Balch Springs

Duncanville

Joe Pool Lake

Cedar Hill Rendon CDP

MESQUITE METRO AIRPORT

DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

ARLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Kennedale

Mesquite

DALLAS

Cockrell Hill

West Tawakoni

Rosser

Cottonwood Grays Prairie

Kemp

Palmer

Venus Waxahachie

Alvarado

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

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

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

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to own a firearm or register a firearm that you own. It is legal to carry a shotgun or a rifle without having a handler’s license. Handguns can be carried in some places without a Texas 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

SUMMER 2018


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INS. DATE: 2018

TRIM: 8.375" x 10.875"

LIVE: 7.375" x 10"

BLEED: 8.625" x 11.125"

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Dallas Region Relocation + Newcomer Guide - Summer 2018  

The insider's guide to communities, jobs, parks & outdoors, culture and more

Dallas Region Relocation + Newcomer Guide - Summer 2018  

The insider's guide to communities, jobs, parks & outdoors, culture and more