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7 Reasons Dallas Is America’s New Hot Spot

By: Chase Heckendorn
June 1st, 2018
Dallas is a world-famous city known for its iconic football team & hot weather. This incredible city, however, offers more than football and 100 degree days for those looking for a great place to live. There are several reasons why Dallas is booming.

1. Economic Growth

The number one reason Dallas is attracting people from all over the country is because of a thriving economy. According to the United States Department of Labor, the city of Dallas has the second fastest rate of job growth in the country for 2018. Over 20 Fortune 500 Companies are located in Dallas, providing excellent job opportunities in a variety of fields.
There are several top companies located in the Dallas area. A few include Exxon Mobile, Texas Instruments and American Airlines. Forbes points out that the strength in the Dallas economy is its diversity. Thriving industries include aerospace, transportation, financial services and data processing.

2. Renovated Downtown

In recent years, Dallas has invested quite a bit of resources into renovating their downtown area. The Centrum is a gorgeous complex featuring condos with breathtaking views, trendy restaurants and a variety of businesses. Other notable areas in downtown that have received recent renovations include the Davis Building and the Trammel Crow Center. A growing downtown is connected to the great economic opportunities that can currently be found in Dallas.

3. Great Schools

Dallas provides great schools at both the elementary and high school level. Using data from the United States Department of Education, Niche rates the best elementary schools in the Dallas area. There are also several private schools that are highly rated including the Hockaday School and St. Mark’s School of Texas. Dallas offers a variety of higher education options as well. Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas are all highly rated. There is also a network of community colleges located on Lamar Street in Dallas.

4. Reasonable Cost of Living

According to Sperling’s overview, Dallas offers a below-average cost of living for its residents. Housing, which is one of the biggest factors affecting cost of living expenses, is especially affordable in Dallas. Compared to cities like New York and Chicago, the cost of living is considered extremely reasonable. Wages, however, are above average. This makes Dallas a great choice for both recent graduates as well as families.

5. Lots of Activities

There are plenty of things to do and see in Dallas. For starters, there are several high profile athletic teams that call Dallas home. Local sports teams include the Mavericks, the Rangers, the Dallas Stars and the world famous Cowboys. Dallas isn’t just known for sports. Dallas boasts the largest downtown arts district in the country. There are also a lot of great restaurants for foodies to enjoy. Throughout the year there are several musical events and festivals to attend. USA Today lists several incredible music, art and science museums in Dallas.

6. Fantastic Location

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport provides an approximate 4-hour flight or less to anywhere in the continental United States. Southwest and American Airlines are both based in Dallas. Being centrally located means it’s more convenient for either business or personal travel.

7. Excellent Weather

Dallas experiences mild winters with high temperatures during this season averaging 60 degrees. Temperatures often pass the 90-degree mark in the summer months. While you’ll still get to experience all four seasons when living in Dallas, it rarely snows, and weather is very enjoyable pretty much year round. These are just a few of the many reasons more people are calling Dallas home. If you need to relocate or are looking for apartments in Dallas, the Urban Avenue can help you find the perfect place that meets your specific needs. Contact Urban Avenue for more information.

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