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The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a bustling metropolitan area bringing north Texas to life. More than 6.4 million people have discovered the benefit of calling DFW home. The cultural amenities, entertainment venues and abundant recreation create a quality of life in Dallas second to none. As a matter of fact, it was ranked among Kiplinger’s 2012 Best Cities for Every Age.

Regardless of your hobbies and interest, the entire family is sure to find activities to keep you entertained.

  • Find your finesse with more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city.

  • Explore the outdoors on more than 23,000 acres of public parks and some 550,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs.

  • art enthusiasts enjoy arts district spanning 60 acres, the Dallas Arts District.

  • Fanatic fans eagerly support 5 major sports teams including the Cowboys Mavericks and Rangers.

  • Golf gurus can even follow the PGA as it makes two annual stops in the DFW area.

  • Culinary cravings are satisfied with more restaurants per capita than New York City.

You’ll also find a suburban oasis among the surrounding communities just minutes from downtown Dallas. Each holding distinguished accolades:

  • McKinney's ranked as No. 1 in Money magazine's "Best places to live in America".

  • Plano's "safest city to live" by Forbes magazine.

  • Frisco's "best family-friendly town" by Dallas Child Magazine.

  • Nationally recognized Independent School District in Frisco.

While the area amenities are a driving factor for growth in Dallas, the financial benefits elicit high reviews from residents as well. With twenty Fortune 500 and six Global 500 headquarters in Dallas-Fort Worth, not to mention the abounding 146,000 business establishments, opportunity and economic stability flourish here. In this business-friendly state, it is no surprise the unemployment rate in Texas remains well below the national average and continues to decline. Families are moving here in droves to find jobs and a safe, high quality of living.

According to Accra Cost of Living Index of 2010, the cost of living in Dallas is 8.2 % below the national average. Buying a home has its benefits too as homeowners here pay 29.5 percent less for housing than in other states and according to "NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index" 2nd Quarter 2012, more than 70% of housing is considered affordable for earners with a median income. There is no state income tax on individual income and even though the state depends on sales tax revenue, those percentages remain comparably low as well.

It is no surprise that a state so rich in growth and industry prides itself on providing excellent educational opportunities. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has some out-standing suburban school districts including Frisco ISD, Allen ISD and Plano ISD in Collin County, the highest growth area. Private education is also popular, servicing more than 70,000 students in over 200 of some of the nation’s top private schools.

If you are interested in continuing education, you are not alone. There are 19 public and private universities and 9 public community colleges in the area with a total of around 250,000 students enrolled. According to the Census Bureau, 3.1 million residents in DFW hold high school diplomas and nearly 1.2 million have completed at least four years of college. This leaves them with more educated residents than any other metro area in the state.

Relocating to Dallas provides individuals and families an opportunity to grow and thrive. The economy and education offer what you would expect as the 4th largest municipality in the nation. However, the lifestyle you enjoy is a benefit that comes with being the least densely populated major metropolitan area in the United States. Come to Texas where there is literally, room to grow!