Life in Dallas
The city of Dallas is the most populous city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and fourth in the United States. A thriving economy, lower cost of living, no state income tax, and central location make it attractive to individuals, families, and companies looking to relocate. The Metroplex is consistently ranked as one of the top areas for growth in industry headquarters and statistically adds one new local resident every five minutes.
Dallas has earned a solid reputation in a variety of areas including:
- Culture – The Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony Hall, and Nasher Sculpture Center are all part of the vibrant downtown Dallas arts district, the largest in the U.S. The Dallas World Aquarium and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science are both nearby.
- Dining – Dallas residents love to eat out, as seen by the diversity and number of restaurants in the city. Texas is famous for its steakhouses, barbecue, and Tex-Mex food, but dining options in the Big D also include local farm-to-table bistros, seafood, and authentic international cuisines. The margarita was invented here, too—perfect for enjoying outside on a typical warm Dallas day.
- Sports – Home to the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Stars, as well as many popular college and high school teams, sports fans are sure to find a new team to cheer on.
- Outdoors – Located in East Dallas, White Rock Lake is host to the annual Dallas Marathon, the oldest marathon in Texas. A series of walk/bike trails connects many parts of the city. Both the Dallas Arboretum, which is home to Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden showcase the beauty of nature year-round, and host outdoor concerts during the summer months.
- Shopping – As the birthplace of the famous Neiman Marcus store, Dallas is renowned for its elegant, upscale shopping.
Watch "Say Yes to Dallas," a video by the Dallas Regional Chamber.