Arlington is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. This metropolitan area's population is approaching 7 million, and it is the seventh largest metropolitan area in the United States. The metropolitan area has 13 counties, and Arlington is in Tarrant County. Arlington's population is approaching 400,000.
You may experience some changes in your lifestyle after you move to Arlington. Different types of neighborhoods, plenty of places to shop and restaurants offering a variety of cuisine are some of things you will find here. There a number of attractions and activities for residents and visitors. Education, entertainment and financial service are some of the fields where you can find employment.
The cost of living here is lower than the average cost of living in the United States. However, it is higher than it is in some of the other cities in Texas. Home rental costs may pleasantly surprise you if you are from California or New York City. The home rental costs in Arlington are the same as the United States average. They are slightly higher than they are in other Texas cities.
The city's mild winters will be a pleasant change for you if you are coming from the Midwest. Winter temperatures are rarely lower than 35, and the average high temperatures in the winter are in the high 50s and low 60s. You are unlikely to see more than an inch of snow here. Temperatures are in the 90s during the summers. May and October are Arlington's rainiest months.
Arlington's unique landmarks include AT&T Stadium and Six Flags Over Texas. AT&T Stadium is the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys football team. Six Flags has roller coasters, children's rides and a water park. If you are a baseball fan, you will enjoy watching the Texas Rangers play at Globe Life Park. Places for outdoor recreation in the city include Lake Arlington and River Legacy Park.
You can take Metro ArlingtonXpress buses to travel around Arlington. If you want to take public transportation into Dallas, you can take a MAX bus to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and then take a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train into Dallas.
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