Dallas, Texas is the third largest city in the state, and ninth largest in the US. Industries in Dallas include technology, financial services, and defense. Boasting a fairly low unemployment rate, Dallas is the home of numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Exxon Mobile, Gamestop, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, and AT&T, as well as other companies like Frito-Lay and Lockheed Martin. Dallas offers a job market rife with opportunity and diversity, making it a perfect fit for young professionals looking to put down roots and begin their career while also providing excellent opportunities for raising a family and leisure.
Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington comprise the majority of the DFW metroplex area. DFW is the #1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Dallas is the epicenter for live music, trendy bars and casual eateries, while nearby Arlington is home to Six Flags over Texas, and Hurricane Harbor, a world class water park. Sports enthusiasts will feel at home here as it boasts five professional sports teams including the Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys, and the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas caters to children with its many museums, most of which offer special programs aimed at getting children interested in learning. The Dallas Museum of Art has programs including summer art camps, art classes, and “first Tuesdays,” a monthly interactive art-making activity. More Academic pursuits can be taken at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science which is actually three different museums: The Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Dallas Children’s Museum, and the Science Place. Dallas is also home to Texas’ first and biggest zoo. With over 2,000 animals spread over 106 acres, the Dallas Zoo offers a variety of hands-on programs. Lastly, the Dallas World Aquarium is much more than a place to go look at pretty fish. Crocodile feedings, a 40-foot waterfall and Mayan dance performances are some of what you can experience at this fantastic family destination. Manatees, giant catfish, and an enormous tank of sharks are all here to inspire the budding marine biologist.
Here, families can learn to eat healthy and live a better lifestyle. Thanks to the nearly perfect year round climate, families can enjoy the outdoors all year long at events like the Dallas Farmers Market, a perfect day trip to learn about the amazing locally grown produce and also get to knock out a little light grocery shopping. Numerous walking trails and over 400 city parks are available, including the very popular 260-acre Fair Park. These parks have 17 lakes and over 60 miles of walkable trails with more than 200 playgrounds, and even over 100 public golf courses. Dallas is a city that offers fun in the sun for everyone in the family.