Consider that the United States Census Bureau estimated in July 2018 that the Dallas population was 1,345,047, while neighboring Fort Worth also grew to a total population of 895,008. With low cost of living, affordable housing, a temperate climate, top companies, employment opportunities, a renowned restau- rant scene, and two airports that together offer more than 2,000 flights daily, it’s easy to see why the Dallas/Fort Worth area is a great place to put down roots – in whichever Metro- plex city you choose to make your home.
With ten major metro areas and thirteen counties, the DFW Metroplex covers a vast geographical area, the largest metro in the South. Major metros include Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Irving, Garland, Carrollton, Denton, McKinney, and Rich- ardson, and counties include Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise – with many smaller communities in between. All in all, the Metroplex is 9,286 square miles – making it larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined!
Both Dallas and Fort Worth offer plenty of recreational opportunities that speak to the area’s overall quality of life, including more than 200 golf courses, hundreds of area parks, fun entertainment venues like the Fort Worth Stockyards and Six Flags, and renowned cultural amenities like the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and much more. Two new parks in Dallas are already world-renowned: the Klyde Warren Park and the Trinity Overlook Park at the site of the Margaret Hunt Hall Bridge by acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Metroplex is home to five professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Maver- icks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB), plus NASCAR and Indy racing – giving residents many occasions to cheer their favorite teams and enjoy the excitement of live sports. Recently, Dallas ranked as one of the top cities for sports according to WalletHub.com. This was based on ticket and merchandise sales, media rights and sponsorship fees, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.