City of Irving
D Magazine has called Irving “North Texas’ happy medium.” And, at one point, Success magazine named Irving the 25th happiest city in the nation and the happiest in the Dallas Region. What’s to love? Convenience for one. The central location makes it an easy commute to almost anywhere in the area, especially DFW International Airport—which is one reason so many companies have opted to headquarter here. The city of Irving was founded in 1903 and still retains some of its historical charm. The Mayberry-like downtown even has a drugstore with a rare operating soda fountain.
Las Colinas, however, mixes high-rise office buildings with apartments and family homes set around golf courses and lakes. Residents can explore the Mandalay Canals on gondolas, view the realistic sculpture Mustangs of Las Colinas, and check the time on the huge flower clock. The Toyota Music Factory complex offers global dining and concerts at the Pavilion. The Campion Trails greenbelt passes through one of the area parks is great for walking and biking.