Life in Dallas

Be the one experiencing the greatest dining, shopping, sports and arts and entertainment a city can offer. Dallas is considered to be one of the most livable cities in America. Residents enjoy a flourishing economy, cultural arts, abundant housing options, endless entertainment and activities and a thriving community spirit.

Dallas was settled in 1841 as a frontier trading post and today is the ninth largest city in the United States. The population is more than 1 million and growing, while the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area comprises a population of more than 3 million. The region around Dallas is growing rapidly as more families with young children choose to make their homes here.

The city of Dallas encompasses 384 square miles of rolling prairie, with native pecan, cottonwoods and oak trees located along the Trinity River and the numerous creeks that feed it.

Dallas is the Southwest's leading business and financial center. It boasts the largest wholesale market in the world and lays claim to being one of the top convention cities in the United States and the number one visitor destination in Texas. Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city, and four times more restaurants per person than New York City.