Living in DFW

Big city conveniences combined with rural charm make North Texas a great place for your family. Dallas and Fort Worth are the ninth and 16th largest cities in the nation, respectively, and home to more than 6 million people. Learn more on the DFW Facts website.

Here’s some highlights:

ECONOMY Our area has a strong economy, with a great quality of life for a low cost, and no state income tax. On Forbes’ 2013 list of Best Cities for Good Jobs, Dallas is first in the nation and Fort Worth, fourth.

NATURE Enjoy the living beauty of the Dallas Arboretum, Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and Trinity Trails. We also have our fair share of Texas’ more than 6,700 lakes and reservoirs, and with an average of 232 days of sunshine every year, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the water – or a round of golf.

SCHOOLS You’ll find excellent public and private school options for kids, from early learning to high school, plus more than a dozen colleges and universities for family members pursuing advanced degrees or lifelong learning.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DFW’s several entertainment districts are each brimming with shops, restaurants, galleries, clubs and more. In fact, Fort Worth is the museum capital of the Southwest, and Dallas has the largest urban arts district in the nation. Here’s a few…

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Bass Performance Hall
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Museum of Art
Kimbell Art Museum
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Nasher Sculpture Center
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Winspear Opera House

Dallas Cowboys Football
Dallas Mavericks Basketball
Dallas Stars Hockey
FC Dallas Soccer
NASCAR – Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Rangers Baseball

Once you get here, you may never want to leave – but in case you have to, traveling’s a breeze thanks to our central location and the DFW International Airport.