If you’re moving to Dallas TX and want to know more about the city, learning a few facts and figures will certainly help you settle and feel more comfortable in your surroundings.
These 10 facts are something that every Dallas resident should know.
Dallas is the 9th largest city in the United States
It is also the third largest city in Texas with a population of over 1,200,000. In addition, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area has a population of over 6,700,000.
The Bank of America Plaza is the tallest building in Dallas
Designed by JPJ Architects, the Bank of America Plaza is 72 stories high and located in the Main District of Downtown Dallas. It is also the 3rd tallest building in Texas and the 22nd tallest in the United States.
Dallas is within 4 1/2 hours of most North American destinations
Dallas TX is centrally located and is served by two airports; Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Together they provide over 1,900 flights on a daily basis.
Dallas has five professional sports teams
Dallas TX is the home of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Dallas Stars (NHL), FC Dallas (MLS), Dallas Mavericks (NBA) and the Texas Rangers (MLB). It also contains over 200 golf courses and hundreds of other independent teams.
Dallas is an alpha city
An alpha city is a city that’s considered to be of key importance to the global economy. The status takes into account geographical location, finance and trade.
Dallas has the largest urban art center in the United States
The Dallas Arts District is 68 acres and is home to 13 facilities and organizations including the internationally renowned AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Art and Annette Strauss Artist Square.
Dallas was founded in 1841
Farmer, lawyer and tradesman, John Neely Bryan founded the city of Dallas in 1841; however, it wasn’t “legally” a city until the Civil War ended in 1871.
Bonnie and Clyde were from Dallas
The notorious Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were both residents of Dallas TX. Along with their partners, the Barrow Gang, they committed some of the world’s most high-profile crimes during the Great Depression.
The frozen margarita was invented in Dallas
Marino Martinez invented the nation’s most popular alcoholic beverage in 1971 at the age of 26. His invention caused a significant spike in demand throughout the whole of the US for tequila and Tex-Mex cuisine.
Dallas has the seventh busiest light rail service in the US
Dallas Area Rapid Transport (DART) is the local transportation authority and runs rail, bus and HOV lanes in the city. Its ever-expanding network currently has 55 light rail stations and over 72 miles of track.
Before you move to a new city, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your trivia. Learn these facts and they’ll certainly provide some nice starting points for small talk when you’re out and about in Dallas meeting new people.
If you’re moving to Dallas TX, get in touch with us at Apartment Agents. We have been servicing the area for many years and will help you find the perfect place to settle. If you have any other interesting facts you’d like to share, please leave a comment below.
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