New homes for sale in Dallas, TX are constantly on the market as the metroplex continues to expand. The city mostly makes up Dallas County, but fast growth has pushed the city limits into Collin, Denton, Rockwall and Kaufman Counties. The GDP of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area was estimated to be $325 billion in 2010, making it an economic center for the country.
Dallas was first established as a settlement in 1841, as part of the then Republic of Texas. It became part of the United States when the US annexed Texas in 1845 and established Dallas County. The city of Dallas became official in 1856. Of course, the city didn’t take off until the railroad started to bring commerce and settlers. Oil, technology and real estate over the next 150 years made Dallas the economic powerhouse that it is today.
Dining in Dallas
Dallas has a well-known restaurant culture and is often the testing spot for chains looking to expand. When looking for new homes for sale in Falls, TX, you are safe in the knowledge that good food is never too far away. While Tex-Mex, BBQ and steak houses are staples to the border state style, the food doesn’t stop there. International cuisine at all price points can be discovered. There is high turn-over in restaurants here, so there’s always a great new place to try.
Dallas has a number of museums including the newly opened Perot Museum. The Arts district houses the Dallas Museum of Art and the Meyerson Symphony Center. There are multiple venues connected to the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. There is a zoo, a fantastic aquarium, and a number of independent movie theaters. Dallas is the major outlet for the well-known Dallas Morning News Paper. There are 38 colleges and 32 libraries in the city. The local politics scene always stays interesting, especially with so many new homes for sale in Dallas, TX.
Evening out in the Big D
If you’re looking for an evening out, Dallas has an endless supply of options. Dates can range from fun and health conscious: hiking the Katy trail with a Central Market picnic, followed by a round at Top Golf to glamorous: dining at the Ritz Carlton, Zagat #2 best restaurant, followed by cocktails in Uptown or opera in the arts district. Dallas has a number of intimate wine bars (Veritas or Mercy), or more eclectically themed locales (Lizard Lounge, or Barcadia with giant jenga).
Other Dallas Highlights
Sports are huge in Texas (where everything is bigger) but especially in Dallas. Dallas has football, basketball, soccer, hockey, baseball, rugby, horseracing and even cricket that can be watched in and around the city (or at least in a well-stocked sports bar). Dallas also hosts some fantastic events like the State Fair of Texas, the Dallas International Film Festival, the Lower Greenville Ave’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and of course, college football weekends.
It impossible not to find something to like when looking for new homes for sale in Dallas, TX. Dallas breaks the stereotype for Texas towns, with 17 lakes, a booming economy and plenty of nightlife. Situated between 2 major airports, there’s no question that this is a modern city. Not only a great location for business and culture; Dallas can also be the perfect location to hang your hat. Check out our available listing using the search tool below.