Dallas is the 9th largest city in the U.S. and the third largest in Texas with a population of 1,299,543.
- More than 21,000 acres of parks
- 17 lakes
- Six public golf courses
- Nearly 62 miles of jogging and bike trails
- Fair Park — home to the State Fair of Texas, Cotton Bowl Stadium, nine museums, and six performance facilities
- White Rock Lake — more than nine miles of hike/bike trails; picnic areas; adjacent to Dallas Arboretum
Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius); average maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius). Dallas has an average annual rainfall of 33.3 inches (84.6 centimeters)
- Coldest Month – January (36-55 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Warmest Month – July (77-96 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Annual Rainfall – Approximately 33 inches
- Days of sunshine per year – 232
- 5% Asian
- 39% Hispanic/Latino
- 35% White
- 21% Black
Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. It is served by two airports; Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field that combined provide more than 1,900 flights daily. AMTRAK also provides daily service to Dallas via Union Station.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) – bus and light rail service. (Economical unlimited travel passes available for UT Southwestern students.)
Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB), plus NASCAR and Indy racing. The area is also home to more than 200 golf courses.