Dallas, or “Big D” as it is known to Texans, is a cultural crossroads. Dallas prides itself upon its cosmopolitan appeal. The Dallas Convention Center and Visitors Bureau’s slogan, “Live Large, Think Big” encompasses a broad world that embraces this larger than life motto.
The ninth largest city in the U.S., Dallas is a virtual Mecca for the arts, with a thriving museum scene that ensures accessibility to everyone. the diversity of music here runs the gamut from black tie evenings with the Dallas Symphony to black jeans late nights club crawling in Deep Ellum. Dallas is celebrated for its thriving regional theatre scene, and known nationally as a top film production center.
Considered conservative in attitude and dress, Dallas residents take great pride looking bandbox perfect even when temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This distinctive fashion sense is apparent in the eclectic clubs and nightlife found here. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and offers a wide variety of cuisine and cooking styles that will fit every taste. Dallas is also a shopper’s paradise, with major malls and shopping centers that bring the best of the world’s markets to Dallas’ doorstep. Major sports franchises as well as smaller ones have found a home and a loyal following here. Grateful sports fans have found there’s never any lag time: as one sports season wraps up, another is beginning.
The wide variety of housing and architectural styles available also makes Dallas very attractive to newcomers, as well as the rapid transit system. A number of new high-rise developments have added to the living options here, and the DART rapid transit system has made the city accessible to all ages. Add to that the affordable housing and the close proximity to employers, and Dallas is more attractive than ever before to newcomers.

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