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Best Places to Live in Dallas

Posted on 24 May 2011

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Dallas is now one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Once known for its oil and cotton industries; it is now home to major Fortune 500 companies. Dallas primarily has banking, telecommunications, computer and transportation companies. Dallas also has world-known sports teams; such as the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks. All of this and more adds up to make Dallas one of the best places to live in America.

There are many areas to live in Dallas. Oak Lawn, Victory Park, Midtown, West Village and University Park. While Dallas boasts a major highway system, public transportation is also offered. Known as DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit); this system encompasses rail, buses and HOV lanes.

Located northwest of the heart of Dallas, Victory Park is a master-planned community that cost over three billion dollars. It is the home of the American Airlines Center which hosts the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. The area’s first W hotel was also built in this area. The residential areas consist of luxurious high-rises and condominiums. The DART system is very easily accessible.

Midtown is one of the newest areas of Dallas. New construction of high-rises and retail spaces has bought more of a “community feel” to it. Located near White Rock Lake and North Park Mall; there is plenty to do and enjoy within the area.

West Village is located about one mile from downtown Dallas. Residential areas are located above retail shops and restaurants. The area boasts a vibrant nightlife and two movie theatres. Expansion is continuing in this area, with its popularity, residential openings are rare.

Lastly, University Park is an inner suburb of Dallas. Known for its premier school system and well-kept homes. Although it’s certainly not the cheapest place to live in Dallas it is a great place for families. It’s is near downtown Dallas, but offers a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Southern Methodist University is also located in University Park.

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