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Use these key messages as a guideline when talking with candidates considering a relocation to the Dallas Region.

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General Facts

General facts about the Dallas Region.

  • It’s common to work in one part of the Dallas Region and live in another – especially if you are a duel-income family. More than 90 percent of people who commute to work here do so by car, truck, or van, which is easy with our network of highways. Average commute times in the Dallas Region are less than 30 minutes allowing you to choose from multiple communities to live. Quick Links: Getting Around | Drive TimeUrban Living | Dallas Neighborhoods | Beyond Dallas Communities
  • In the Dallas Region, we call some roads by their number, like “75,” and some by their name, like “George Bush Turnpike.”. If you’re going to be a frequent traveler on one of the tollways or the turnpike, you’ll want to get a TollTag. Quick Links: Highways
  • The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system, which includes light rail and bus service, is the fastest-growing mass transit network in the United States. Our light rail system is a hub and spoke system around downtown Dallas with orange line access to DFW International Airport. Quick Links: Public Transportation
  • Texas Central Railway is developing the first high-speed rail line in the United States, between Dallas and Houston.
  • The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest urban arts district in the country. Quick Links: Arts
  • Our community has a deep tradition of philanthropy, giving back to the community we love is a priority of residents in the Dallas Region. No matter what your interest the Dallas Region has several nonprofits and organizations looking for your involvement and service in the community. Quick Links: Giving Back
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation ranks Dallas the best place for startups and our region is a top 10 region for fast-growth companies by Inc. Magazine. There has been an explosion of new startups, coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators are building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Dallas Region. Quick Links: Entrepreneurship in Dallas | Startup Finds Home in Dallas
  • Neighborhoods in the Dallas Region are as diverse as our population, To help you understand living opportunities in the Dallas Region, communities are grouped into 12 distinct areas. Quick Links: Dallas Regional Map | Getting Around | Drive Time
  • Whether you are a recent graduate or have a family of five, the Dallas Region offers diverse housing option for individuals and families of all sizes. Choices range from trendy lofts with skyline views to traditional single family homes in the urban connection to suburban ranch homes with quick access to work. Quick Links: Housing
  • Average apartment rents in the Dallas Region are $1,389 per month and the pace of new apartment construction is ahead of demand, keeping rate increases lower. Quick Links: Apartment Life | Live-Work-Play
  • Our area’s lower cost of living and lifestyle costs are some of the main reasons people choose to move to and stay in the Dallas Region. Whether it’s a larger house and yard for your family, the ability to save more for your retirement or your children’s education, or simply having more money in your pocket for leisure activities and travel, moving to the Dallas Region can make a transformative financial change for families and singles. Quick Links: Cost Calculator
  • Texas is one of only seven U.S. states with no state income tax and Dallas ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest pay adjusted to cost of living.
  • The Dallas Region’s population of 7.7 million is larger than the combined populations of Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming!  We are the fourth largest metro area behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, but we have the lowest cost of living. Quick Links: Demographics | Cost of Living Calculator
  • The makeup of the Dallas Region is more diverse than you may think. Though the majority of our residents are Caucasian or Hispanic, our racial representation spans the world with more than 230 languages spoken in Dallas with 19 percent of residents are foreign-born (U.S. = 14% foreign-born). Quick Links: People
  • The Dallas Region is home to 7.7 million people; 29.3% Hispanic, about 15.9% African American, and about 7.3% Asian. Quick Links: Demographics
  • Texas ranks No. 1 in the number of same-sex households with children and Dallas has one of the largest gay populations in the United States. Both Dallas & Fort Worth score a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index, which measures cities’ inclusion of LGBT residents. Quick Links: LGBT
  • Both the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth scored a perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index in 2020, which measures cities inclusion of LGBT residents. Quick Links: LGBT
  • The Oak Lawn neighborhood in Dallas is nationally recognized and has been the epicenter of the gay community for nearly 30 years.  The Cathedral of Hope, the largest world’s largest gay and lesbian church, with 30,000 national members, is located in the Oak Lawn Neighborhood in Dallas. Quick Links: Oak Lawn
  • The Dallas Region has entertainment options for everyone. Quick Links:  Entertainment Districts | Shopping | Weekend Guide
  • Dallas’ Restaurant The French Room is considered among the best in the country — and received the Zagat survey’s highest rating ever boasting “stunning”, “romantic” decor
  • There are more shopping opportunities per capita in Dallas than in any other city in the United States. Quick Links:  Shop ‘Til You Drop
  • Neiman Marcus was established in 1907 in Dallas and still operates it’s original downtown Dallas store.
  • Baseball. Basketball. Football. Hockey. Soccer. Whatever your passion, Dallas has a winning professional team to cheer on (and if you prefer a professional team from elsewhere, that’s cool, too, because chances are that team will be in town in the future). Quick Links:  Sports
  • The Dallas Region is No. 1 on Golf Digest’s list of Top Golf Cities. Our area has more than 200 golf courses. Quick Links:  Golf
  • If you have children, the Dallas Region is full of family fun activities from in-town adventures to annual festivals and events Quick Links: Family Guide
  • The Dallas Region has people of all faiths, Christian and non-Christian alike. Members of every faith will easily find a home in the Dallas Region. Quick Links: Religion
  • Statistics in the Dallas Region compare favorably to metros of the same size in the United States. With the FBI reporting 3.51 violent crimes and 22.33 property crimes per 1,000 people in the Dallas Region, crime rates are in line with national averages.
  • Some cities in the Dallas Region are among the safest cities in America, including Frisco, which has the fifth-lowest violent crime rate of cities greater than 100,000.
  • Average year round temperature is 76 degrees with more than 230 sunny days a year. Quick Links: Parks & Outdoors | Dragons, Dogs and Bears (Oh My)
  • More than 100 miles of hike and bike trails and more than 380 parks totaling 23,242 acres in Dallas. Quick Links: Walk & Roll | Parks & Trails
  • In East Collin County just east of McKinney in Farmersville there is an entrance point to the Northeast Texas Trail (NETT). This rail-to-trail project stretches 130 miles and will be the 5th longest trail in the nation when completed. Quick Links: East Collin County |  Northeast Texas Trail
  • The Trinity River flows through Dallas, creating a 10,000-acre green space in its flood plain that is the largest urban park in the United States and is nine times larger New York City’s Central Park. Quick Links: Parks & Outdoors | Nature Preserves To Get Lost In
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Life Stage

Use these key messages when talking with candidates considering a relocation based on the corresponding life stage.

  • There is no region in the U.S. more friendly and open than Dallas (no state income tax, few to no unions, creative).  Further, the community is “open” with few barriers and newcomers are welcome as long as they work hard, perform for their clients, and work to create a better community. Quick Links: Say Yes To Dallas Essentials Guide | Dallas Mythbusters
  • Our two great airports can get you anywhere you want to go or need to be nonstop,  you’ll have a top-notch workforce to build out your company and you’ll be amazed at the cost of living differential from where you are coming. Quick Links: Cost of Living Calculator | Taking Flight
  • To help you understand living opportunities in the Dallas Region, communities are grouped into 12 distinct areas. Quick Links: Dallas Region
  • Many areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are right for people who want to be in a large city, but have a little more space. Quick Links: Dallas NeighborhoodsLakewood | Lake HighlandsFar North Dallas | White Rock | Fort Worth | Northeast Tarrent County
  • Beyond Dallas there are many communities in the Dallas Region that offer their own unique charms. Explore more than 200 cities that make up the entire Dallas Region, each with its own identity and culture, to find the perfect community for you. Quick Links: Beyond Dallas
  • There is no region in the U.S. more friendly and open than Dallas (no state income tax, few to no unions, creative).  Further, the community is “open” with few barriers and newcomers are welcome as long as they work hard, perform for their clients, and work to create a better community. Quick Links: Say Yes To Dallas Essentials Guide | Dallas Mythbusters
  • Our two great airports can get you anywhere you want to go or need to be nonstop,  you’ll have a top-notch workforce to build out your company and you’ll be amazed at the cost of living differential from where you are coming. Quick Links: Cost of Living Calculator | Taking Flight
  • Our region (business and civic community) has a can do attitude and works hard at the business of business. Dallas has a winning attitude and Dallasites expect success – our businesses and our business owners expect no less.
  • Many neighborhoods in Dallas are right for people who want to be in a large city, but have a little more space. Quick Links: Dallas Neighborhoods | Park CitiesLakewood | Lake HighlandsFar North Dallas | White Rock
  • Beyond Dallas there are many communities in the Dallas Region that offer their own unique charms. Explore more than 200 cities that make up the entire Dallas Region, each with its own identity and culture, to find the perfect community for you. Quick Links: Beyond Dallas
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Location

Use these key messages when talking to candidates considering a relocation from a particular region of the United States or making a move from an international country.

  • Coming from the Northeast, you’ll be amazed at the cost of living differential and Texas is one of only seven U.S. states with no state income tax. Quick Links: Cost of Living Calculator
  • The makeup of the Dallas Region is more diverse than you may think. Though the majority of our residents are Caucasian or Hispanic, our racial representation spans the world with more than 230 languages spoken in Dallas with more than 18 percent of residents are foreign-born (U.S. = 13.7% foreign-born). Quick Links: People | Demographics
  • The community is “open” with few barriers and newcomers are welcome as long as they work hard, perform for their clients, and work to create a better community. Quick Links: Giving Back
  • Average year round temperature is 76 degrees with more than 230 sunny days a year. Quick Links: Parks & Outdoors | Dragons, Dogs and Bears (Oh My)
  • The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country. Quick Links: Arts
  • There are more shopping opportunities per capita in Dallas than in any other city in the United States. Quick Links:  Shop ‘Til You Drop
  • Several New York eateries have opened in the Dallas Region: Le Bilboquet French bistro in the Knox area. Three Shake Shack locations have opened throughout the region. The Halal Guys have several locations in the Dallas Region including Las Colinas, Carrollton, Richardson, and the Lower Greenville and Lemon Avenue neighborhoods.
  • You’ll find there is a significant opportunity for career growth in the Dallas Region with a strong network of transplants from the Northeast. Quick Links: Work Hard, Play Hard | Outdoor Adventure in UptownDiving in to Downtown Dallas | Giving Dallas a Sporting Chance | Olympic Medalist Calls Dallas Home
  • The makeup of the Dallas Region is more diverse than you may think. Though the majority of our residents are Caucasian or Hispanic, our racial representation spans the world with more than 230 languages spoken in Dallas with more than 18 percent of residents are foreign-born (U.S. = 13.7% foreign-born). Quick Links: People | Demographics
  • Average year round temperature is 76 degrees with more than 230 sunny days a year. Quick Links: Parks & Outdoors | Dragons, Dogs and Bears (Oh My)
  • The community is “open” with few barriers and newcomers are welcome as long as they work hard, perform for their clients, and work to create a better community. Quick Links: Giving Back
  • The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country. Quick Links: Arts
  • There are more shopping opportunities per capita in Dallas than in any other city in the United States. Quick Links:  Shop ‘Til You Drop
  • You’ll find there is a significant opportunity for career growth in the Dallas Region with a strong network of transplants from the Southeast. Quick Links: Say Yes To Dallas Essentials GuideUrban Feel that Radiates Glamour | Newly Local and Loving It | A Deep Ellum Welcome | Urban Living for an Urban Teacher
  • The makeup of the Dallas Region is more diverse than you may think. Though the majority of our residents are Caucasian or Hispanic, our racial representation spans the world with more than 230 languages spoken in Dallas with more than 18 percent of residents are foreign-born (U.S. = 13.7% foreign-born). Quick Links: People | Demographics
  • The community is “open” with few barriers and newcomers are welcome as long as they work hard, perform for their clients, and work to create a better community. Quick Links: Giving Back
  • Average year round temperature is 76 degrees with more than 230 sunny days a year. Quick Links: Parks & Outdoors | Dragons, Dogs and Bears (Oh My)
  • The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country. Quick Links: Arts
  • There are more shopping opportunities per capita in Dallas than in any other city in the United States. Quick Links:  Shop ‘Til You Drop
  • You’ll find there is a significant opportunity for career growth in the Dallas Region with a strong network of transplants from the Midwest. Quick Links: Urban Landscape, Neighborhood Feel | Easy Living, Affordable Housing | SMU Student to Dallas Resident | Startup Finds Home in Dallas
  • Coming from the coast, you’ll be amazed at the cost of living differential and Texas is one of only seven U.S. states with no state income tax. Quick Links: Cost of Living Calculator
  • The makeup of the Dallas Region is more diverse than you may think. Though the majority of our residents are Caucasian or Hispanic, our racial representation spans the world with more than 230 languages spoken in Dallas with more than 18 percent of residents are foreign-born (U.S. = 13.7 foreign-born). Quick Links: People | Demographics
  • The community is “open” with few barriers and newcomers are welcome as long as they work hard, perform for their clients, and work to create a better community. Quick Links: Giving Back
  • Average year round temperature is 76 degrees with more than 230 sunny days a year. Quick Links: Parks & Outdoors | Dragons, Dogs and Bears (Oh My)
  • The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country. Quick Links: Arts
  • There are more shopping opportunities per capita in Dallas than in any other city in the United States. Quick Links:  Shop ‘Til You Drop
  • More than 20 In-N-Out Burgers locations within the Dallas Region.
  • You’ll find there is a significant opportunity for career growth in the Dallas Region with a strong network of transplants from the West Coast.
  • The Global Toolkit powered by Altair Global provides a wealth of useful information for recruiters and their relocating international employees, including hiring tips, moving checklists, communication tips, and a resource guide for relocating families. Quick Links: Global ToolkitAltair Global
  • If you pulled out a passport to get here, our interactive International Essentials Guide will help you feel welcome, get connected, and find comforts from home by select countries. Quick Links: International Essentials Guide