Just west of Dallas sits the city of Arlington Texas. Arlington TX history started as a European settlement in the 1840’s, Arlington is now located in Tarrant county named after the late General Edward H. Tarrant from the battle with Native Americans of the Village Creek Settlement in 1841. Arlington is approximately 100 square miles and was originally founded along the Pacific and Texas railway.
Crime is very low here with the crime rate at 91% compared with the national average. There is only a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of property crime or violent crime. Not bad considering that the population has grown to about 398,854 as of the 2019 US census report of which 49% is male and 51% female. Arlington has a diverse population and is around 61.48% white.
Primary industries that support local employment include: retail trade, healthcare, social assistance, manufacturing, public administration, and utilities rounding out the list with some of the highest paying positions.
The city is one of the first to actually remove its public transportation system and has instead opted for a pilot program using a company called Via Transportation. Via uses a system of Mercedes Benz vans and has a proprietary app that allows riders to access available routes and pickup points all for around $3.
U of T is considered a public research university. It is located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Founded in 1895, it was originally part of the state A&M University System but later became part of the university state system in 1965. The university supports not only high level research but also provides a wide variety of education and employment opportunities.
DR Horton is one of the premiere American home builders in the country and is headquartered in Arlington. The builder’s family of brand include: DR Horton America’s Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, and Freedom Homes.
The city is full of sites, smells and experiences for even the toughest foodie. For those with a Mexican food flare on the go, The Grub Shack hits the spot. Located inside the William Foodmart on Woodcrest Ln.
For a fresh take on the catch of the day, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen will reel in your senses to a whole new deep diving taste experience. Owned and operated by one of the largest family owned restaurant companies in the US and is driven with an obsession for quality and a passion for seafood. Cast your order today.
For a taste of Turkey, Istanbul Turkish Mediterranean Grill serves up a high quality, affordable healthy option all while relaxing in the warmth and hospitality of the Turkish cultural experience.
Pioneer Restaurant provides a family friendly atmosphere with diner style lunch and diner options. But for barbecue! Hurtado Barbecue Co. is just your ticket. Hurtado’s has branded their meat with a unique infusion of Mexican-inspired flavors with bold regional style to bring a blend of spice and smoke. So many flavors and experiences, also while in town, dine at, Pinstripes, Abuelos, Fork in The Road, The Tipsy Oak and many more.
For nature lovers, River Legacy Parks flows with wildlife, trails, and stunning hardwood forests. In the River Legacy Science Center you will get to play, interact with exhibits, and take in the luscious and life filled aquariums and terrariums. If you prefer the thrill of it all checkout one of the many amusement, roller coaster or water parks located within the city.
Get wet, play for the day, and thrill yourself, friends or family at the Hurricane Harbor Arlington water park with over 20 rides and many attractions. Or roll on over to Six Flags with 45 roller coasters. Catch a game at the AT&T Stadium. Make friends with superhero’s at the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis attraction. A fun 3-D and 4-D experience to delight the whole family. Make a strike at the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame or get your art groove on at the Arlington Museum of Art. This city has something for everyone.
Shoppers will appreciate getting their holiday gift lists checked off and being fully ready for the season with so many options to choose from. Shop till you drop at The Parks Mall at Arlington, Arlington Highlands, Lincoln Square or The Grand Prairie Premium Outlets. You are sure to find everything your heart or checklist could ever desire.
Whether you are relocating or just traveling through this city, Arlington will bring a smile, thrill and delight you!