47 Facts About Dallas Texas


Three years after Texas achieved independence, John Neely Bryan surveyed the area around present-day Dallas.

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Dallas Texas makes up one-fifth of the much larger urbanized area known as the Dallas Texas–Fort Worth metroplex, in which one quarter of all Texans live.

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Downtown Dallas Texas has residential offerings in downtown, some of which are signature skyline buildings.

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City of Dallas Texas is home to many areas, neighborhoods, and communities.

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Dallas Texas can be divided into several geographical areas which include larger geographical sections of territory including many subdivisions or neighborhoods, forming macroneighborhoods.

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Central Dallas Texas is anchored by Downtown, the center of the city, along with Oak Lawn and Uptown, areas characterized by dense retail, restaurants, and nightlife.

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Downtown Dallas Texas has a variety of named districts, including the West End Historic District, the Arts District, the Main Street District, Farmers Market District, the City Center Business District, the Convention Center District, and the Reunion District.

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East Dallas Texas is home to Deep Ellum, a trendy arts area close to Downtown, the homey Lakewood neighborhood, historic Vickery Place and Bryan Place, and the architecturally significant neighborhoods of Swiss Avenue and Munger Place.

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South Side Dallas Texas is a popular location for nightly entertainment at the NYLO rooftop patio and lounge, The Cedars Social.

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Swampland and wetlands separating it from South Dallas Texas are part of the Great Trinity Forest, a subsection of the city's Trinity River Project, newly appreciated for habitat and flood control.

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Since it was rerouted in the late 1920s, the river has been little more than a drainage ditch within a floodplain for several miles above and below Downtown, with a more normal course further upstream and downstream, but as Dallas Texas began shifting towards postindustrial society, public outcry about the lack of aesthetic and recreational use of the river ultimately gave way to the Trinity River Project, which was begun in the early 2000s.

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Dallas Texas has a humid subtropical climate characteristic of the Southern Plains of the United States.

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Summers in Dallas Texas are very hot with high humidity, although extended periods of dry weather often occur.

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Winters in Dallas Texas are usually chilly to mild, with occasional cold spells.

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Dallas Texas area is a major destination for Mexican Americans and other Hispanic and Latino American immigrants.

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North Dallas Texas has many enclaves of predominantly white, black and especially Hispanic or Latino American residents.

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Dallas Texas area is a major destination for Black and African Americans.

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The Russian-speaking population of Dallas Texas has continued to grow in the sector of "American husbands-Russian wives".

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The 2018 census estimates determined that the city of Dallas Texas's foreign-born population consisted of 25.

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Dallas Texas has been called the "Prison Ministry Capital of the World" by the prison ministry community.

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Dallas Texas is home to two evangelical seminaries: the Dallas Texas Theological Seminary and Criswell College.

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Dallas Texas is home to numerous Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches including Saint Seraphim Cathedral, see of the Orthodox Church in America's Southern Diocese.

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End of World War II left Dallas Texas seeded with a nexus of communications, engineering, and production talent by companies such as Collins Radio Corporation.

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However, since the early 2000s the central core of Dallas Texas has been enjoying steady and significant growth encompassing both repurposing of older commercial buildings in Downtown Dallas Texas into residential and hotel uses, as well as the construction of new office and residential towers.

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Oil-dependent cities and regions have felt significant effects from the downturn, but Dallas Texas's growth has continued unabated, strengthening in 2015.

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In 2020, Dallas Texas ranked No 2 in Forbes magazine's ranking of "The Best Place for Business and Careers".

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VisitDallas Texas is the 501 organization contracted to promote tourism and attract conventions but an audit released in January 2019 cast doubts on its effectiveness in achieving those goals.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in Downtown Dallas Texas, is a natural history and science museum.

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Dallas Texas has an Office of Cultural Affairs as a department of the city government.

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The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Dallas Texas was planned to become a museum ship near the Trinity River after her decommissioning in September 2014, but this has since been delayed.

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Dallas Texas is known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine.

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State Fair of Dallas Texas has been held annually at Fair Park since 1886, and generates an estimated $50 million to the city's economy annually.

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Previously, the Dallas Texas Tornado played in the North American Soccer League from 1968 to 1981.

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The MLS-affiliated North Texas SC team is a member of MLS Next Pro and plays in Frisco at Toyota Stadium; it is the reserve team of FC Dallas.

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Dallas Texas was one of only 16 cities in the United States included in the Rugby Super League, represented by Dallas Texas Harlequins.

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The Dallas Texas Magpies, founded in 1998, compete in the United States Australian Football League.

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In 1935, Dallas Texas purchased 36 acres from John Cole's estate to develop Reverchon Park.

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The Gill Well was installed for nearby residents and drew people all across Dallas Texas who wanted to experience the water's healing powers.

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Dallas Texas area has a high number of colleges and universities.

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Students from Dallas Texas attend many private schools in Dallas Texas, and in nearby areas.

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Dallas Texas has several local newspapers, magazines, television stations and radio stations that serve the Dallas Texas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fifth-largest media market in the United States.

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Dallas Texas'spanic Broadcasting Corporation, the largest company in the Spanish-language radio station business, is based in Dallas.

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Dallas Texas's oldest remaining fire station building still stands at the corner of McKinney Ave.

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Dallas Texas has many hospitals and several medical research facilities within its city limits.

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Dallas Texas has a VA hospital in the southern portion of the city, the Dallas Texas Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Dallas Texas is served by Dallas Texas Water Utilities, which operates several waste treatment plants and pulls water from several area reservoirs.

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City of Dallas Texas has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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