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Dallas

Dallas, located in the north-central, eastern portion of the state of Texas, is the ninth largest city by population in the United States and the third largest in the state. Nicknamed simply “Big D”, the city mostly lies within Dallas County, but also forks out into Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. The city comprises the largest economy in a 12-county region and has a population of about 1.2 million, however, when factoring in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, the population total climbs to 6.6 million, according to the latest statistics compiled by the United State Census Bureau.

Dallas Real Estate

The real estate market in Dallas, Texas, is one of the most affordable relative to the national market. The average listing price in the city is $570,806, with a metro median price of $151,800. Areas with the most activity are: Preston Hollow, Oak Lawn, North Dallas, Far North Dallas, and M Streets; with five other popular neighborhoods include: South Dallas/Fair Park, West Texas, East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, and Greenway Park.

Architecture

Some of the most popular home styles in the city of Dallas are ranch styled, single family homes, Spanish Colonial style, Colonial style, contemporary, condominiums, and townhouses. Other popular styles include farmhouses, Federal Revival and Georgian Revival styles, and Southern colonial styles. Homes in Dallas tend to be large, but smaller than in more rural parts of Texas.

Climate

The city of Dallas is situated in a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers, and mild winters. Summers reach daytime highs in the low to mid nineties, with some reaching near or over 100 degrees Fahrenheit; overnight lows in the summer average the mid to low seventies. During the winter months, daytime highs average the mid fifties to low sixties, with overnight lows falling to high thirties to low forties. Spring is the most active weather months, with severe thunderstorms with lightning, torrents of rain, hail, and occasionally, tornadoes.

Demographics

The city of Dallas, according to the latest figures compiled by the United States Census Bureau, with a population of 50.7 percent being white, 42.4 percent of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin, 25.0 percent was black, 2.9 percent Asian, 2.6 percent from two or more races, and 0.7 percent American Indian and Alaska Native.

Main Attractions

There are a number of attractions in Dallas and the encompassing metro area of Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington. The most popular attractions in Dallas and nearby are: Six Flags Over Texas, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas Zoo, Sixth Floor Museum, McKinney Trolley, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth Zoo, and, Dallas Arboretum gardens. Other popular destinations include: The Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, and the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park.

Transportation

The most used form of transportation in the city of Dallas in by private passenger car. The city is served through public transportation by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which provides commuters with rail, buses, and HOV lanes. The city of Dallas has been growing its transportation infrastructure, by including the construction of light rail lines, biking and walking paths, wide sidewalks, a trolley system, and buses.

Economy

The city of Dallas has an estimated gross domestic product of $325 billion, and the surrounding metroplex economy commands the sixth largest in the United States with it's biggest economic industries being: banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistics. Dallas is home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation.