Average Temperature: 67°
Main Attractions: The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and of course, the Texas State Fair.
Known as the cultural hub of North Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex is home to just over 6 million people and is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. With year-round warm weather, a low cost of living, high-quality education, and a business-friendly climate, the DFW area draws 44.1 million visitors per year. And it’s not hard to see why.
Something For Everyone
The DFW area offers a great quality of life. With plenty of shopping, over 10,000 restaurants, and a bustling nightlife, DFW is anything but boring. There are 110 museums, 400 public parks, 18 malls or centers, 200 public and private golf courses, and 60 lakes and reservoirs throughout the North Texas area. The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States which includes the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Also worth seeing is the Fort Worth Cultural Arts District which features several galleries, museums, restaurants and entertainment options. Love watching sports? From women’s professional softball to the Dallas Mavericks, North Texas is home to 13 professional sports teams. Take in a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium and get a front row seat to all the action. For more ideas of what DFW has to offer, check out 12 things to do in Dallas.
A Place Business Calls Home
DFW has one of the largest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and is considered to be one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas. AT&T itself employs over 17,000 people in the metroplex and calls DFW home, with our corporate headquarters located in downtown Dallas and one of AT&T’s four innovation centers, known as the Foundry, in nearby Plano, TX. There are 12 major four-year universities in the region and seven community college districts which allow for a workforce that’s highly skilled and highly educated. Two major airports, Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, are in the Metroplex serving both commercial airline and corporate user needs.
In 2014, the DFW metro area added 136,900 jobs, making it one of the nation’s most successful metropolises in terms of job growth since the recession. Texas continues to lead the nation in job growth and diversifying its labor force has allowed jobs to increase steadily.