Dallas is the country seat of Dallas County in the state of Texas. Everything that is associated with Texas can be found in Dallas. The city is full of history, art, and sports. It is home to seven major league sports teams; including the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. The most notable event held in Dallas is the State Fair of Texas, which is held annually at Fair Park. The Dallas area has the highest concentration of colleges and universities in Texas, including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).
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Dallas Housing statistics According to US News the average cost to buy a home in Dallas is approximately $210,000, which is just below the national average. Home prices are climbing in all areas of the city, both to buy and to rent. The average monthly rent in the city is higher when compared to the average rent in the country. However, there are many affordable alternatives for those who are looking to rent instead of buying a home in Dallas. The price to buy or rent a home decrease with increasing distance from the central areas of the city. The cost of living in the city is just above the national average. Dallas is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, it is one of the most popular cities for domestic migration.
Living in Dallas Dallas is a popular destination known for its art and culture, but also for its cuisine. The city is known for its barbeque, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine. The Arts District is a performing and visual arts district in the Downtown area, it is home to facilities and organizations including the Dallas Museum of Art, Klyde Warren Park, and AT&T Performing Arts Center. Bishop Arts District is a small shopping and entertainment district in north Oak Cliff. The Design District is in central Dallas and renowned for its interior design and art galleries.
There are many museums in the city including the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Several theaters are located here, including the Kalita Humphreys Theatre, and the Majestic Theatre. There are also animal attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium, or the Dallas Zoo; which is the largest and oldest zoo in Texas. Many parks and recreation areas are found in the city, most notably the Fair Park which annually arranges the State Fair of Texas. Seven major league sports teams have their home in Dallas; the Dallas Cowboys (National Football League), Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association), Texas Rangers (Major League Baseball), Dallas Stars (National Hockey League), FC Dallas (Major League Soccer), Dallas Wings (Women's National Basketball Association), and the Dallas Rattlers (Major League Lacrosse).
Dallas Transportation and commutes Almost all working Dallas residents commute by driving alone, or commute via carpool. The public transportation consists of rail, buses and high-occupancy vehicle lanes to commuters; these are provided by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Amtrak provides once daily train service to Chicago, San Antonio and Los Angeles. There are two commercial airports in the area, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). Dallas Executive Airport exists and serves as a general aviation airport for the city.