Welcome to Dallas
As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,241,162. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest airport offering nearly 1750 flights per day and providing non-stop service to 145 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide annually. In addition Dallas Love Field Airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown. Once here visitors can ride DART one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants pubs boutique hotels and shops. Throughout the city a visitor will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants the largest urban arts district in the nation 14 entertainment districts and much more. Blend in moderate weather year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true "taste"; of the Dallas difference. Visitors are exposed to a city of success ... where optimism meets opportunity. Its pioneering spirit is alive and well and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life. Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2012 18 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments.
City Miles Drive Time Austin TX 195 3 hours Fort Worth TX 30 40 min. Houston TX 240 4 hours Kansas City MO 489 8½ hours Little Rock AR 320 5 hours Memphis TN 452 8½ hours New Orleans LA 520 8 hours Oklahoma City OK 207 3½ hours San Antonio TX 275 4½ hours Shreveport LA 187 3 hours Texarkana TX 180 3 hours Topeka KS 501 8 hours Tulsa OK 258 4½ hours Wichita KS 363 6 hours
Location Dallas is located in the Central Time Zone in North Central Texas 35 miles east of Fort Worth 245 miles north northwest of Houston and 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Elevation 450-750 feet Taxes (Sales Hotel Occupancy) Sales - 8.25%; Hotel Occupancy - 13% Annual Visitors 22.6 million annual visitors to the City of Dallas with 44.1 million visiting the Metro area Hotel Rooms There are more than 30000 hotel rooms in the city of Dallas; with over 75000 available throughout the area. Accessibility Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. It is served by two airports; Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field that combined provide more than 2000 flights daily. AMTRAK also provides daily service to Dallas via Union Station. Climate Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius); average maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius). Dallas has an average annual rainfall of 33.3 inches (84.6 centimeters) Business Climate The Dallas area is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil JC Penney AT&T Texas Instruments and others. The Dallas area is also home to seven of the world's most admired companies. Sports & Recreation Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB) plus NASCAR and Indy racing. The area is also home to more than 200 golf courses. Dallas Fun Facts The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958 The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas. With the roof enclosed the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the Cowboys Stadium. During the winter holiday season the Galleria Dallas is home to the country's tallest indoor Christmas tree. The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children's Medical Center. The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States. The Trinity River Corridor Project when completed will be more than 10 times the size of New York's Central Park. Highland Park Village Shopping Center developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America. The first convenience store 7-eleven got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today. Lamar Hunt founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the phrase 'Super Bowl'. A few celebrities from the area: Angie Harmon Luke and Owen Wilson Nastia Luikin Lee Trevino Norah Jones Erykah Badu Jessica Simpson A few of the movies/TV series filmed in the area: Dallas; Silkwood; Places in the Heart; RoboCop; Born on the Fourth of July; Walker Texas Ranger; Prison Break (more listed at http://www.dallasfilmcommission.com/) The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water. The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence printed on July 41776 and the First Folio of William Shakespeare's "Comedies Histories & Tragedies". The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 23 of the richest Americans.
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- 10 Beds
- 12½ Baths
- 27,092 SqFt
- 14.47 Acres
Crespi Estate, 27,092sf limestone mansion featuring exquisite finishes throughout. 3,000 sf master suite includes his & her dressing areas & baths. Four guest bedrooms have en-suite baths. Gourmet kitchen, renovated in '18, features book-matched m...
- 6 Beds
- 7.4 Baths
- 11,387 SqFt
- 6.45 Acres
It is the rarest of them all: a Philip Johnson masterpiece, never to be repeated. Built in 1964, with an exquisite and sensitive update completed in 2008, the light-filled house boasts elegant living spaces, a stunning double staircase, a unique d...
- 2.46 Acres
ONE-OF-A-KIND, Apartments at M-Streets represents 100+ units on ±2 acres in the Red-Hot Henderson corridor. The completely-renovated Apartments at M-Streets was taken down to the studs and rebuilt like brand-new with a high-end modern touch. Cons...
- 5 Beds
- 7.4 Baths
- 15,402 SqFt
- 1.93 Acres
Prestigious Preston Hollow-area estate perched on nearly 2 acres of gated, lush land. The interiors are cohesive and charming with exposed beams and sophisticated stonework. Outside features include an elegant pool with waterfall, sport court, and...
- 7 Beds
- 8½ Baths
- 14,179 SqFt
- 1.65 Acres
Located on 1.6 acres in Dallas’ Old Preston Hollow neighborhood, this magnificent new Italian Mediterranean estate by architect Patrick Ford and Bella Custom Homes combines classic architectural elements with modern essentials. The three-story, 14...
- 420 Acres
Do you want to be a real Dallas Cowboy? A unique opportunity to own a pristine piece of wilderness in a major metropolitan city. Approximately 420 acres of beautiful hills that possess most likely the highest elevation of any property within the C...
- 1.02 Acres
The ASTON has the feel of a modern boutique spa hotel. It is centrally located in the trendy and stylish Oak Lawn neighborhood. The Property consists of 54 apartments and all of the apartments have been updated with new wood cabinets, wood floors ...
- 5 Beds
- 5.2 Baths
- 10,210 SqFt
- 4.3 Acres
Elegant landmark estate with 4+acre park-like setting at the confluence of Bachman and Browning Creeks. Timeless Georgian rebuilt in 2003. Superior quality and detail, mahogany and limestone floors, Venetian plaster walls, intricate mouldings, 6 w...
- 4 Beds
- 4.1 Baths
- 5,793 SqFt
Located inside the premier condominium building Bleu Ciel, within the prestigious Harwood District, this sky penthouse half floor shell space brings the opportunity to create a completely custom showpiece in the sky. The wrap around glass front ba...
- 6 Beds
- 6.3 Baths
- 16,000 SqFt
- 2.34 Acres
Perched upon 2.34 acres of lush, landscaped grounds in the heart of Bluffview sits an incredibly appointed 16,000 SF French Renaissance styled residence. The world renowned architectural team remained true to classic architectural notes while appo...
- 5 Beds
- 5.3 Baths
- 12,014 SqFt
- 2.27 Acres
Incredible 2.27 acre property in Sunnybrook Estates. The home was thoughtfully designed by Robbie Fusch and Lloyd Lumpkins, with landscaping by Harold Leidner. A breathtaking entry gifts views of a two story Formal Living Room & picturesque Librar...