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Market Spotlight: Dallas

posted by D.R. Horton February 22, 2016 0 comments

Welcome to our newest blog series called “Market Spotlight”. We will be sharing details about some of the hottest real estate markets and what makes living there so great. Up first is Dallas, Texas…

What Makes it Great?

Ranked No. 1 for the best international skyline, Dallas residents would certainly argue that there’s something for everyone. With over ten entertainment districts alone sprinkled throughout the city, residents and tourists have access to popular hot spots.

This includes restaurants, nightclubs, museums, live music and sporting venues, high-end retailers, boutique shops, renowned architecture, and world-class hotels and spas. In fact, The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States. The Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931, “has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America,” according to visitdallas.com.

Located just east of downtown, historical Deep Ellum is a must-see for live music fans, art aficionados and foodies. Since the early 1900’s, Deep Ellum has been home to the city’s live music scene. Giving jazz and blues singers their start at nearly 100-year-old venues such as Sons of Herman Hall. Several farm-to-table restaurants offer a variety of options from some of the city’s most noteworthy fine dining to favorite pizza and burger spots.

The best part? Dallas has come a long way in recent years with their public transportation and you can now easily get around and connect to twelve other DFW cities using the DART train.

Home to 18 Fortune 500 companies, this city offers a strong job market and diverse housing options. From apartments, to townhomes to single-family homes and everything in between. With two conveniently-located airports, it’s easy to get in and out of town and connect to almost anywhere in the continental U.S. under four hours – making it ideal for frequent business travelers.

Fun Facts

  • The ATM and microchip were invented here.
  • DFW airport covers a land mass larger than Manhattan.
  • This city boasts the largest farmer’s market in the U.S.
  • 7-Eleven, the world’s first convenience store, was founded and is headquartered in Dallas
  • The Dallas Public Library houses an original copy of The Declaration of Independence
  • The Texas State Fair (located in Dallas) features the largest Ferris wheel of its kind in the Western hemisphere.

Source: Movoto

Whether you’re looking to relocate or just interested in vacation ideas, Dallas is a great place to both visit and call home. Ready to move to Dallas? We know just the place to live. Contact us today! 

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