Arlington is one of the primaries in the state of Texas. It is the county seat of Tarrant County. The city is the seventh most populous in the state of Texas. Arlington is home to professional major league teams such as the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, the Texas Rangers of the MLB and the Dallas Wings of the Women’s NBA. The town is also an educational center with several doctoral research institutions such as the University of Texas at Arlington. UTA is the second largest university in the Texas Education System. There are also private Christian based universities in Arlington such as Arlington Baptist College and Kaplan College.
West is a neighborhood found to the west of Arlington. The neighborhood is home to a small city known as Dalworthington Gardens. Dalworthington Gardens is a very high end neighborhood with many homes valued in excess of $1 million. Houses in West, Arlington are affordable with an average house price of $180,000. Around 63 percent of the houses in the neighborhood are occupied by their owners. The racial makeup of West is majorly Caucasian with an African American and Asian population of only 15 percent. Schools in West perform well with average test scores that are 28 percent over the national average. 88 percent of residents in West have completed high school and only 36% of residents have a college degree. Most crime in West is property crime with zero incidences of murder, rape or assault reported in the neighborhood. However, the neighborhood’s crime rate is still above the national average.
Southwest is a neighborhood that is located to the south of West. The neighborhood is bound by Interstate 20 to the north and the Interstate 287 passes through the neighborhood on the western edge. Southwest is a sparsely populated neighborhood with a limited number of amenities. There are only three schools in the neighborhood St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy, Patterson Elementary and Primrose School. Additionally, there are only two parks in the neighborhood Rodgers Farm Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Center although they are quite large. Houses in Southwest are expensive with a median house price of around $200,000. Rents are also expensive at an average around $1,000 per month. Only about 24 percent of homes in the neighborhood are renter occupied.
North is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Arlington. It has a Caucasian population of 64 percent and an African American population of 27 percent. Houses are expensive in North with the median house price at around $230,000. This figure is higher than the average home price in Arlington which is $129,800. However, rent prices are lower compared to the rest of Arlington. Most of the houses in Arlington are available to rents with only 37 percent of occupied by their owners. Sports enthusiasts should visit the Chester W. Ditto Golf Course and the JW Dunlop Sports Center. Art lovers should check out The Road Channel Network and Spiritweave Galleries. Lake Viridian is found in the center of the neighborhood and it has several parks on its shores.