Oh, Dallas…so many reasons to love you. With an average temperature 68°F and a population of just under 1.5 million, this is a city brimming with activity. And when it comes to sports, we won’t name our favorite team (in the spirit of getting along), but we will mention it has four major sports teams (which means lots of opportunities for tailgate parties and eating hotdogs).
If you’re looking to move to Dallas and need more reasons to love this city as much as we do, look no further than our list below.
Eight reasons we have our eye on Dallas
1. Low cost of living
The cost of living in Dallas is relatively lower than many other cities in the United States, making it an ideal place to build up savings for your future. Consider renting a furnished, weekly room as you get acquainted with all the city has to offer. Nothing like signing a year lease at the eastern edge of Cockrell Hill only to find out you can’t stand the noise level there.
2. Attractions and activities
Dallas is full of cultural attractions, entertainment, and activities, making it an ideal place to live for people who like to have a little fun outside of their four walls. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, The Sixth Floor Museum, Deep Ellum, The Dallas Zoo, Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Dallas World Aquarium are just a few of the world-class attractions you can visit.
3. Variety of neighborhoods you can live in
With a sweeping array of diversity, Dallas offers a wide variety of neighborhoods and housing options. This allows renters to find a room that meets their needs and budget in an area that fits their personal sensibilities – not just their budget.
4. Accessibility to public transportation
Who needs a car? Or the expense? If you’re like us, you’re excited about new ways to save. Dallas offers just that with its comprehensive and reliable public transportation system that makes it easy to get around the city.
5. Job opportunities
Dallas boasts a booming economy and a wealth of job opportunities with a 2.9% job growth rate. In fact, 19 Fortune 500 companies call it home, making it a great place to find your next career move. Glassdoor is a great place for finding leads (and looking at company reviews from people who’ve worked there). Consider renting an affordable PadSplit while you’re on the hunt.
6. Growing city
Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, offering plenty of opportunities for growth and expansion. It has 12 universities that add to the mix. Combine its growth trajectory with the fact that its cost of living is 19.3% lower than the US average and, bingo. You’ve got some real potential here.
7. Dining and shopping
Dallas caters to all spectrums of shoppers with stores that sell Wranglers to ones dealing only in haute couture. This means you get all the perks of a large city with the friendly nods of a small one. Dining isn’t any different. From the always-pleasing and affordable food truck scene to high-end cuisine and Texas mainstays, Dallas is a foodie’s dream.
8. Well-built infrastructure
Yes, this sounds like something your dad would share. But time is money! The city’s well-organized layout means the average commute is 24 minutes. When compared to other cities of its size, that sub-30-minute time is looking pretty good (in fact, it’s less than the U.S. average of 26.4 minutes).