Dallas/Fort Worth is a great place to live. Gecko Green thinks so, too. In fact they’re sharing this guide to relocation to help you make your move easier.
Are you new to Dallas?
There’s a reason our city’s slogan is “Big things happen here.” Not only is Dallas the ninth largest city in the U.S. and the top tourist destination in the Lone Star State — it’s also a great place to live. Dallas is home to thriving arts, a unique cultural scene and has tons of delicious restaurants. Add in the gorgeous parks and neighborhoods, and it’s easy to see why people love living in the “Big D”.
We’ve designed this all-inclusive guide with tips and resources to help new residents get acclimated with the area. You’ll find information about our schools, libraries, shopping centers, restaurants — and our own personal recommendations for the best of Dallas!
Finding a Place to Live in Dallas
No matter what type of home you want, Dallas has it. You’ll find townhomes, condominiums, single-family homes, high-rises (like our friend Julie is Coco and Cocoa lives in in Fort Worth), garden homes, and more.
Employment Opportunities in Dallas
Did you know that the Dallas/Fort Worth area houses the corporate headquarters of twenty-five Fortune 500 companies? But you don’t have to be a huge corporation to thrive in Dallas. In fact, there are more than 1,500 corporate headquarters and 100,000 businesses in the city. It’s not surprising that the DFW area has received the following designations:
Forbes’ 25 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Go the Furthest 2015
Glassdoor’s 25 Best Cities for Jobs 2015
MarketWatch’s Friendliest City for Business 2015
Libraries and Cultural Centers in Dallas
Two of our favorite museums in the Metroplex are the Dallas World Aquarium and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. There are total os 23 city-owned cultural facilities under the care of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to arts and cultural functions.
Love to read? We know Julie does (#CocoBookClub). Look no further than the 27 branches of the Dallas Public Library! Library cards are free to City of Dallas residents and employees as well as students and certified public school teachers. Get your library card by registering in-person or online. A current government-issued photo ID and proof of Dallas residency such as a current driver’s license, lease agreement, or utility bill are required.
Fun fact: An original copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, is permanently displayed at the Dallas Public Library.
Dallas Shopping Centers
Shopping is an experience not to be missed in Dallas. In fact, Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931, is the country’s first planned shopping center. And the Dallas Galleria is home to the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree.
Sports and Recreation
Professional sports teams are big business in Dallas — and you can’t be a true-blue resident until you root for one of our terrific teams.
Whether you want to play sports, have a picnic, or swim, there are tons of opportunities to have fun with the Dallas municipal parks system. It includes over 21,000 parkland acres with:
4,400 surface acres of water
135 developed trail miles
Our favorite park is Klyde Warren Park located in Downtown Dallas!
Fun fact: When the Trinity River Corridor Project is completed, it will be more than ten times the size of New York City’s Central Park!
One thing’s for sure, Dallas residents stay busy. When it’s time to eat, consider the delicious food available at some of our favorite locally-owned restaurants!
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our city! And of course, if you are ever looking for a local lawn care company in the Dallas, TX area, contact Gecko Green for your free inspection!