8 Reasons Arlington is a Dream Place to Live, Learn, Work & Play
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on November 11, 2016, November 11, 2016

8 Reasons Arlington

The City of Arlington recently launched a new website titled "Live in Arlington" for new home buyers looking to call The American Dream City their place of residence.

While there are several examples of why Arlington is a great place to buy a home, here are eight important reasons the City continues to be a dream place to live, learn, work and play.

1. Arlington has rich ethnic & cultural diversity.

Arlington is a global community, home to people from all corners of the world, providing a citizenry rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. Arlington has neighborhoods to suit any lifestyle. You can watch several American Dream stories showcasing the ability for people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to find success in Arlington.

2. Arlington is an affordable city to live in.

Arlington has neighborhoods to suit any lifestyle. College students have plenty of options near their campus. Young professionals can choose from trendy new apartment communities near downtown or 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.

Arlington is an affordable city to live in:

    • Forbes ranks Arlington (along with Fort Worth) as one of the best places to buy a home.
    • Arlington ranks among the 20 best cities to live in for first-time homeowners.
    • Arlington has been listed among the 35 best places to live In the U.S. if you're under 35.

3. Arlington has several quality and award-winning pre-K to 12th grade options for families.

More than a remarkable education: The Arlington Independent School District is a premier school district and a leader in education. The school district includes 10 high schools, 11 junior high schools and 55 elementary schools that serve the majority of Arlington students. Other school districts that serve Arlington residents (depending on where you live, see map) include Grand Prairie ISD, HEB ISD, Kennedale ISD, and Mansfield ISD. There are also a variety of private schools and charter schools within the city.

4. UT Arlington, Tarrant County College and others offer an excelling college educational system.

The University of Texas at Arlington is the second biggest institution in the University of Texas system only trailing the main campus in Austin. Recognized internationally as an R&D powerhouse, UT Arlington is a leader in the region and state with education, research, and training and is one of the most diverse colleges in the country. Arlington is also home to Arlington Baptist College and Tarrant County College (TCC) Southeast Campus, a comprehensive two-year institution dedicated to providing affordable quality education, serving thousands of students through many academic and workforce development programs.

5. Arlington's workforce has 'can-do' spirit and remains at the forefront of innovation, industry, education and entertainment.

Home to a variety of prominent and small businesses, Arlington provides significant employment opportunities (check out our top ten employers). But the jobs don't stop there. The entire Dallas-Fort Worth area is teaming with occupational and career choices. Arlington's location, along with its highway/freeway networks, make getting anywhere in the Metroplex accessible within a 30-minute drive.

6. Arlington has several resources available to help residents find employment.

Through its Work In Texas program, the Texas Workforce Commission provides many beneficial tools for anyone seeking employment opportunities, job recruitment or placement services. Visit Workforce Solutions to find out about area job fairs, career training and more.

7. Arlington is home to a world-class Entertainment District.

If you love attending big-time sports and entertainment events, living in Arlington is ideal. As the entertainment capital of Texas, the City is home to Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys' $1 billion AT&T Stadium. In Arlington, you're never far from the action.

8. Arlington has award-winning parks and a thriving cultural district in Downtown.

From award-winning parks to play in, art and cultural experiences to inspire and activities that celebrate diversity, there truly is something for everyone. The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved the designation of the Arlington Cultural District in Downtown Arlington as one of only seven new cultural districts in the state anchored by the Arlington Museum of Art, Theatre Arlington and the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts.

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