Dallas is a unique city for the young professional, with a distinct culture and flourishing business environment; the kind of lifestyle choice that also makes sense financially. Dallas boasts a lower cost of living, coupled with one of the best job markets in the country, and is enriched by an abundance of beautiful spaces that inspire creativity.
Although fast-paced, Dallas living offers the potential for a unique “quality of life”, making the city and environs a great place for young professionals to settle.
Dallas offers a robust economy
High profile companies like AT&T, Southwest Airlines and Bank of America are based in Dallas, adding to the many career opportunities already available for young professionals.
Technology, real estate development, fashion start-ups, automotive companies, hedge funds and private equity flourish and are a testament to fast-paced growth. Perhaps the best, recent example of confidence in the business future was Toyotas’ choice to move it’s national headquarters to Dallas.
Like any big city, there are plenty of ways to break a budget. Dallas has its share of the see-and-be-seen crowd and it’s your choice if you want to live way beyond your means. But generally, Dallas is an affordable city for young professionals who want to put down roots. Food costs are reasonable and the choice of restaurants and bars range from cheap-and-cheerful to the more expensive steakhouses in Uptown with its award winning restaurants.
Dallas is popular with young families who find the mixture of city life and family values works well for them. Parks and playgrounds, like the Klyde Warren Park, abound and only a short drive away, you’ll find great attractions like the Dallas World Aquarium and the American Airlines Arena.
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There are always free classes and events going on throughout the city and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Dallas Museum of Art is an Arts District fixture with an all-encompassing collection covering ancient times to the present day. Entry is free. And the museum does a lot of free events, as well.
Other free museums include the African American Museum, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and some parts of the Perot Museum among the many available in the Dallas-Fort-Worth Metroplex
The best way to get around the Dallas-Fort-Worth Metroplex is by car. Because both downtown regions are laid out on a grid, the area is easy to traverse. Traveling between communities is simplified by main highways and interstates that crisscross the region.
There is a cross-region train, too, the Trinity Railway Express and both Dallas and Fort Worth feature extensive bus services. Dallas also boasts an efficient light rail service, DART Rail.
If you’re new to the region it’s a good idea to take a tour or two. You’ll get an overview of the regional layout and the best tour guides will fill newcomers in on secrets and highlights of local communities and areas.
Join the growing number of young professionals who relocate to Dallas for a job and stay because of great people and future prospects.