Are you looking for a big city atmosphere, but still want the option of even bigger cities at your doorstep? Arlington, Texas is your ideal location. With Dallas to the east and Fort Worth to the west, and DFW Airport less than 5 miles away from the city center, Arlington is perfectly situated at the center of the metroplex. Whether you are looking for a respectable college or a place to raise a family it has something to offer everyone.
Finding Apartments for Rent in Arlington, TX
Whether you are a sports fan or college student, there are plenty of options for apartment living in Arlington, Texas. The city offers a lush contrast to the Dallas-Ft. Worth "concrete jungle", with hills and trees giving most apartment residents not only a more beautiful view, but a cooler place to live.
Its central location, and public transportation system makes Arlington one of the most convenient and economic places to live in the DFW metroplex.
Top Neighborhoods in Arlington, TX
Arlington has neighborhoods to suit any lifestyle. College students have plenty of options near any of the 10+ campuses for higher education. Young professionals can choose from trendy lofts and newer apartment communities near downtown or decide to purchase a home in one of the nation’s fastest developing real estate markets. Couples looking to start a family or in the middle of raising one will find plenty of home living options near some of the best rated schools in Texas.
Cultural Attractions in Arlington, TX
In a city that is home to two professional sports teams, amusement and water parks, college sporting events, and multiple concerts; there is always something to do. Here are a few of these attractions in greater detail:
Not only is it home to Dallas Cowboys football games, this facility also serves as host to elementary, high school, college, and professional sporting activities, concerts, Monster Truck Jam, and Motocross racing. With an HD video screen measuring from one 20 yard line to the other, you don’t necessarily have to pay for the “good” seats to get a decent view.
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Although it has undergone multiple name changes, it has been home to the Texas Rangers since 1994. Countless fans have come to enjoy baseball and the fireworks that often follow the games. Globe Life Park also recently played host to World Series games two consecutive years in a row.
Six Flags Over Texas
The original Six Flags is a 212 acre theme park with over 40 rides and attractions for all different ages. There are a number of seasonally themed festivals throughout the year such as Fright Fest, Holiday in the Park, Festival Latino and Spring Break Out.
Located right across the street, Hurricane Harbor is a proud member of Six Flag’s amusement park family. Start off fast with every water slide imaginable and then slow it down with wave pools and lazy rivers.
Shopping and Dining in Arlington, TX
Frustrated because you want to go shopping or try a new restaurant, but don’t want to fight the traffic and constant construction in the bigger cities? Look no further than Arlington, Texas. If food trucks, free birthday meals, and seasonal specials like Father’s Day Brunch don’t get you excited about all the dining prospects, maybe we should also mention local ice cream parlors, coffee shops, and cafes.
Lincoln Square Shopping Center, The Parks at Arlington, Gracie Lane, Decorator’s Warehouse, and thrift stores are only a few of the shopping benefits residents can take advantage of. During the Christmas season, Arlington’s Christkindl Market is something to behold. Fashioned after the winter holidays in Germany, you will find an authentic selection of food and other holiday goods, arts and crafts, and live music and entertainment.
Nightlife in Arlington, TX
For parties, a girl’s night out, or date nights, Arlington has a venue and atmosphere to match. There are conventional things to do like dinner and a movie or the theatre, and not so conventional destinations such as The Planetarium at UT Arlington.
A few suggestions for a variety of celebrations:
- Arlington Improv Comedy Theatre and Restaurant
- Louie Louie’s Dueling Piano Bar
- Cowboys Dancehall
- College Park Centre UTA
- Perfecto Cigars Shop and Lounge
- Numerous bars, pubs, and nightclubs
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