The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex offers easy access to arts and entertainment, a diversity of cultures, endless sporting events, and a thriving economy. Regardless of which city you pick in DFW, the best part is that Texas has zero state income tax.
However, you might want to take a closer look at Fort Worth known as Cowtown, where the West begins. If the stock show and rodeo isn’t your thing, Fort Worth is a vibrant city that has something for everyone. Here are five more reasons to search for DFW homes around the city.
- Booming place for business and careers
American Airlines, Exxon, GameStop, D.R. Horton, and Kimberly-Clark have headquarters in the area. Companies like Toyota and Liberty Mutual have spent millions to relocate to Texas from out of state. Unemployment stands at 3.7 percent, which is lower than the national average.
Forbes has named Dallas and its nearby cities as one of the best places for businesses with an annual projected job growth of 3.2 percent. The magazine says that in the next three years, it expects to see Dallas to move up from 10th place to sixth in the country.
CNBC lists Dallas metro as the number eight metro area to start a business in the U.S. Partially responsible for this is the well-run Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The area also has a second airport option in Love Field. Whether you fly to the East or West Coast, it won’t be as long a flight from centrally-located Texas.
- Diversity of school districts
You’ll find a variety of top school lists and many schools from around the metroplex on those lists. You also have a choice of smaller schools to large ones. Tip: A 6A school is the largest size while a 1A school is the smallest. If you find a DFW home builder you like, check out the communities where they build.
For example, Sandlin Homes builds in multiple Fort Worth neighborhoods, which gives you a variety of choices of communities and independent school districts:
- Chisholm Trail Ranch in Crowley ISD
- Live Oak Creek in White Settlement ISD
- Cambridge Place in North Richland Hills
- Joshua Meadows in Joshua ISD
- Bedinger Place in Weatherford ISD
- Parks at Willow Ridge in Northwest ISD
- Pine Meadows in Keller ISD
- Arts and entertainment hub
You and your out of town visitors will never run out of ideas things to do. The zoos in Dallas and Fort Worth will occupy kids and animal lovers for hours. Amon Carter, The Modern, Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are just a few of the nationally known museums within easy access. The National Cowgirl Museum is in Fort Worth. Head an hour north to Frisco to visit the National Video Game Museum, and Museum of the American Railroad.
And that’s not all. Amusement park fans love Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, and Hawaiian Falls. For theater lovers, Fort Worth has every kind of theatre: old and the new, big and small. Casa Manana has been around since 1936. The Fort Worth Symphony calls the Bass Performance Hall home as do Texas Ballet and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. You can also catch Broadway touring shows there.
Families look forward to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo every year in January. You can check out the livestock, watch Cowboys ride bulls, take in a horse show, catch tractors on parade, and much more.
- Sports galore
There’s a reason Texas is known for football and “Friday Night Lights.” Arlington is the home of AT&T Stadium where America’s team aka the Dallas Cowboys play. Many concerts and events take place there, such as wrestling, boxing, and monster trucks. You have to see the stadium’s large screen TVs in person to appreciate their humongous size.
Right down the road from the Cowboys, you can catch a Texas Rangers ballgame. Head to Dallas to for basketball and hockey action with the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Frisco is home to minor league baseball’s Frisco Roughriders and FC Dallas soccer.
College sports fans can experience TCU games in Fort Worth, UTA in Arlington, and SMU in Dallas. You’re only hours away from games at Texas A&M, University of Texas, Baylor, Rice, Texas Tech, and more. Besides, how can you not love Fort Worth where TCU’s mascot is a horned frog?
- Unbeatable BBQ and Tex-Mex
Residents rave just about every BBQ restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And once you taste Texas BBQ or Tex-Mex in DFW, almost all other places pale in comparison. Trust us on this one. Our team has traveled many places and have yet to taste anything as good as Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex.
This top five list barely scratches the surface of all the things you can find and enjoy around Fort Worth. When you search for a DFW home builder, ask them about the area and what’s nearby.
We have a few Sandlin Homes locations in the Fort Worth area. View this DFW neighborhoods map to see where we’re located and what locations might interest you. The address and phone number also appears on that page.