Arlington, Texas calls itself the American Dream City because it’s the home of America’s team, America’s pastime, and American-made automobiles. And many dreams turn into a reality with its wealth of resources, job opportunities, and diverse population.
The city has appeared in a few top lists:
- Top 20 best cities to live in for first-time homeowners for its affordability, real estate market, and community environment
- Forbes list of the best places to buy a home
- 1 on SmartAsset.com list of “Best Cities to Raise a Family”
- Money Magazine’s “Best Big City” in the South
- Best Places to Live for Under 35
You can’t beat these reasons to live in Arlington as everyone from couples and young professionals to college students and families call Arlington home. They all have a perfect community in this affordable city with a low cost of living. SmartAsset reports the average home in Arlington, Texas costs only 22.5 percent of the average household income, far lower than the affordability line.
Here are five more reasons to live in Arlington.
Centrally located in the DFW metroplex, Arlington is 20 miles west of downtown Dallas, 15 miles east of downtown Fort Worth, and 10 minutes from DFW Airport, the fourth busiest airport.
- Professional Sports Venues (Not just for sports fans)
The Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys both play in Arlington. AT&T Stadium hosts all kinds of events such as wrestling, live music, and obstacle course races. Even if you’re not a football fan, you might want to sign up for a tour of the stadium. Lots of visitors have raved about the architecture, art, and history.
In addition to a top-notch Pre-K through 12 school district, Arlington has the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College. It also has one of the highest graduation rates with more than 91 percent of students in Arlington public schools graduating.
Arlington Independent School District provides a strong career and technical education program, which supports 75 percent of secondary students. The district has a gifted and talented program, International Baccalaureate World School Programme in multiple high schools, AP classes, and dual-credit courses.
Fine arts play an important role in AISD as its program received recognition as one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the 13th time in 2017.
Tarrant County College has six locations including the Southeast Campus in Arlington. Programs include university transfer for transferring credits, workforce education, developmental courses, adult literacy, and continuing education. The cost is one of the lowest in the DFW metroplex.
More than 180 degrees are available from the University of Texas at Arlington, a growing Carnegie Research-1 facility with research centers for every discipline.
Arlington has entertainment options galore with Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Joe Pool Lake, and concert venues like AT&T Stadium, Arlington Music Hall, and Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts.
Love puzzles? Explore the various escape rooms around the city. Alley Cats entertainment includes bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, and more. There’s golf, skating, trampolines, and much more. Foodies will love the dining options and shoppers aren’t far from premier shopping centers and outlets. Arlington, Texas, even houses the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. The city has been recognized as a Playful City USA community for eight years.
More than 8,000 employees work in Arlington ISD and 4,000 employees at General Motors. Other top employers include UTA, Texas Health Resources, Six Flags, The Parks Mall, GM Financial, City of Arlington, J.P. Morgan Chase, and the Texas Rangers. Furthermore, Arlington’s close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth expand your career, industry, and job options.
Sandlin Homes has just started building new homes in Arlington in the Edgefield community located at 8050 South Collins St., Arlington, Texas 76002. For more information, please contact Catharine Surface at 817-781-0975 or firstname.lastname@example.org.