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Meet Dallas

Welcome to Dallas, a modern metropolis in the heart of Texas rich in both economic opportunities and southern charm.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is the largest in the southern U.S., and one of the largest in the entire country. We’re not just talking about the population, either. This sprawling metroplex encompasses 10 cities across 13 counties over more than 300 square miles. Dallas is the largest of them, with a booming population that’s grown to about 1.3 million people. Founded in the mid-19th century at a major railway junction, Dallas remains a major hub of trade and transportation and is home to one of the busiest airports in the world. The size of Dallas can make it an intimidating place to move to, but this is one of the city’s advantages, too. This cosmopolitan city has something to offer for everyone, with a diverse array of neighborhoods, varied entertainment options, rich culture and history, and a thriving food scene. Young professionals will enjoy the active nightlife and comparatively low cost of living, and the growing economy makes it a great place to find employment in a wide range of industries.

Where to live in Dallas

While Dallas does have a fairly well-developed public transportation system, including a light rail and commuter rail system in addition to buses, the majority of people drive to and from work. This can mean a lot of congestion and traffic on the city’s many freeways, especially during weekday rush hours. Living in the neighborhoods around downtown can spare you this commute, and these neighborhoods are generally more walkable, with a dense, urban feel. Those looking for a bit more space can find it in suburbs like Addison and Grapevine, which have their own array of restaurants and entertainment, giving them a self-contained, small-town feel.

Best Neighborhoods in Dallas

There are a total of 34 neighborhoods in and around the city of Dallas, so you’ll definitely have a lot of options when it comes to finding your ideal living environment. If you want to be right in the heart of the action, neighborhoods like Uptown and Trinity Groves are close to downtown and have their own unique cultures that are especially appealing to creative folks. One great thing about Dallas is that it has a lot of space to work with. This means you’ll find lots of neighborhoods that aren’t as dense as those in most cities. If you want to live in a home with a yard or be within walking distance of a park, Lakewood and Lake Highlands give you that option without having to move too far from downtown.

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Design District

Design District, where the city's largest concentration of art galleries can be found. Near upscale restaurants, tons of shopping and exciting city nightlife. This trendy neighborhood is located only 1 mile from both the American Airlines Center & Dallas Market Center. Downtown & Uptown are within 2 miles. Enjoy a workout from Trinity Strand Trail which is located right across the street! It's also very convenient to the bike trails at Reverchon Park and several major medical centers. Getting Around: Public transportation & Uber is easily accessible given the popular location. Easy access to I-35 and multiple freeways.

Amazing Apartments, Coliving Spaces and More

We've been rounded up the best housing options in Dallas. All are available on flexible terms, so you can stay one month or as long as you want

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Kasa | Dallas | Perfect 2BD/2BA Apartment Near SMU

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Kasa | Dallas | Modern 1BD/1BA Apartment Near SMU

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Quick Facts About Dallas

Dallas is an extremely livable city, with a mild climate, a vibrant culture, and an excellent infrastructure and economy. US News & World Report ranked it #21 on its list of Best PLaces to Live, so there’s a reason its population continues to grow. Here are some more facts you should know about Dallas before you move:
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Work in Dallas

Dallas is home to 25 Fortune 500 companies, third in the United States behind only Chicago and New York. This is testament to the diversity of the Dallas economy, which has grown well beyond the oil and energy industries the city was built on. With a low unemployment rate and an average salary higher than the national average, Dallas is an excellent place to find work. Workers in health care, finance, and education are in particularly high demand, and there is a growing need for tech workers and engineers.

How good is Dallas for Digital Nomads or Remote Work

Remote work is changing how the global workspace operates. In a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down, remote work is rapidly on the increase all around the world—especially in a place like Dallas. And about 25% of remote workers describe themselves as digital nomads—those who like to travel or stay in cities around the world while they work. So, how good is Dallas for both of these growing movements?

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Food and Drink in Dallas

The main cuisine that Dallas is known for its Tex-Mex, with Frito pie and chile con queso among the popular dishes associated with the city. You’ll find small mom-and-pop restaurants throughout the city. Top choices include Tupinamba for tacos, Escondido for enchiladas, and Mexico Lindo if you want some live music with your meal. Barbecue and other southern fare is also popular in Dallas. Cattleack Barbeque puts a creative spin on traditional BBQ with dishes like Que T-Pies (barbecue empanadas). Smoky Rose and One90 Smoked Meats are other top choices, with the latter also serving up some of the best chicken fried steak in the city. If you’d rather go straight southern, hit up the Biscuit Bar or Ms. Mary’s Southern Kitchen. Dallas is a cosmopolitan city, and you can find nearly any cuisine you’re looking for in the city limits. If you want Asian food, head down to Royal Lane. Koryo Kalbi has a fantastic Korean barbecue, while Royal China serves both authentic Chinese and Chinese-American dishes. Sachet in Highland Park has the best Mediterranean food in the city, and the sushi at Teppo is both fresh and innovative.

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Top 6 Things To Do in Dallas

There’s truly something to entertain everyone in Dallas. For history buffs, Dealey Plaza is a must-visit, as is the Sixth Floor Museum, which chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For culture, check out the 20-block Arts District, where you’ll find performing arts venues like the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Winspear Opera House along with a range of galleries and museums. Nature lovers can stroll the Arboretum and Botanical Garden, check out the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, or take a day trip to one of several nearby hiking, camping, or boating spots. For more high-flying fun you have your choice of amusement parks, from the massive Six Flags Over Texas to smaller local options like Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park or Adventure Landing Dallas.

Dallas County Courthouse

600 Commerce St, Dallas

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Texas Discovery Gardens

3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas

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Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

1462 1st Ave, Dallas

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Old City Park

1515 S Harwood St, Dallas

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Reunion Tower

300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas

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Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

11131 Malibu Dr, Dallas

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