A bit more about Arlington
If you are considering moving to Arlington, let us tell you a bit more about this city. Situated on the midway between Fort Worth and Dallas, Arlington is in an ideal position for healthy living. You are not exposed to the crowd and noise of a big city, but you are close enough to all the excitement and entertainment since downtown Dallas is not far away. There is easy access there. It takes you forty minutes to Dallas and twenty minutes to Fort Worth from here.
One of the cons is a lack of public transportation because the streets aren’t made for bus stops. It is also not a friendly walking place, so you can expect driving a car to commute. You can expect hot weather with high humidity in summer months, but the average summer temperature is only 83 degrees F. Anyway, winters are mild, so the climate is affordable overall.
There is no typical downtown in Arlington. It is just the area of The University of Texas, which can be considered downtown, along with the famous Big Baptist Church, which provides shelter for homeless people.
Arlington is a place for everyone!
Arlington is a pretty safe, generic and family-friendly city with a little local flavor. It is also an excellent place for young couples and singles with good job opportunities. The people there will welcome you with open arms. The population is just over 380,000. The town’s growth is impressive, and you may say that it has both a suburb and an urban feel. The town has a decent economy. There are beautiful neighborhoods for everybody, depending what you are looking for. Life there is relaxed, and you have a safe feeling of a small town. Home prices vary, but the average home in Arlington is 130,000$.
The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to be one of the most diverse college campuses. They have students from 123 different nations, who practice international cooperation in three hundred student organizations all over the world.
Things to do in Arlington
Arlington has much to offer to its residents, too. The town has great opportunities for shopping (one of the favorites is the Mall on the South side). There are some interesting adventure spots, such as Six Flags Over Texas – a big amusement park and the first Six Flags theme park in the US, or Hurricane Harbor Water Park, some interesting museums, concerts all year long, golf and nightlife. There are a few bars with live music, a local theater house, several coffee houses offering a poetry night and a comedy club.
Arlington’s residents love to celebrate. That’s why so many festivals are held here all year long: April’s and October’s food truck festivals, Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games in May, Art Festival in September and Christkindl German holiday market in November and December.
Top O’Hill Terrace is a historical park in The Village Creek Historical Area. Everyone, who lives in Arlington, should take a tour, enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn much of the American Historical fascinating data. Even if you are not a history fan, you will be amazed by this real town’s treasure.
Arlington is said to be the home of Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. It is truly a sports town, especially during the baseball season. For sports fans, there is the Rangers Ballpark. The city government is proud of the huge stadium, built for The Dallas Cowboys. The people here love bowling, and they even have The International Bowling Museum.
The artificial Lake Arlington was originally made to supply drinking water for the town, but now it is a beautiful spot for fishing and recreational boating.
It is also interesting to mention that MENSA chose to have its US headquarters here.