The City of Dallas is an array of imagination, talent and first-class attractions. A place so full of diversity, it offers something for virtually everyone. From museums, theatre and music venues to major league sports, the City of Dallas can offer visitors, natives and new residents something dazzling, dynamic and down-home all rolled into one. A place of exciting beginnings, Dallas is where a young person can launch a career and meet new friends and where the young at heart can thrive, furthering established careers, raise their family and pursue new life interests. Regardless of a person's career choice or lifestyle, Dallas is accommodating, comfortable and attractive for people of all nationalities and cultures. With a population of 1.2 million, Dallas is the ninth largest city in the U.S. and is located at the center of a thriving area in North Central Texas on a total land area of 384 square miles.
The number one visitor destination in Texas, Dallas is served by an excellent ground-based and air-based transportation network that feeds the region’s economic activities. DFW International Airport is the nation’s third busiest, handling more than 60 million passengers, and is served by all major national and international airlines. Love Field also serves the Dallas area with scheduled passenger services, as well as corporate flight services. On the ground, the Dallas area freeway system provides numerous east-west and north-south corridors with many major highways intersecting within the City, providing direct routes to other major Texas population centers. If driving is not for you, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides public transportation around Dallas and 12 suburbs, operating light rail and commuter rail services, as well as buses and vans.
DFW’s over-all cost of living is 7.4 percent below the national average. Additionally, housing costs are 23.1 percent lower and food cost are 3.3 percent lower than the national average, Dallas brings together an ideal location, state-of-the-art resources and a region filled with arts and entertainment. New buildings, new businesses and new people continually renew and reinvent this energetic, successful city making Dallas the place where the opportunities are boundless and limited only by the imagination. For more information about Dallas visit the City’s web site: dallascityhall.com or the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce web site: gdc.org.