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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Great Communities in the Dallas Area

Great Communities in the Dallas Area

Dallas, Texas is the ninth largest city in the United States and the fourth largest city in Texas, which makes Dallas a great place to live and work.

Dallas is such a diverse community with many different lifestyles for living. Whether it's the arts, the cuisine, shopping, entertainment, music or business, the Dallas area attracts many different types of people. This make for many great places to live and enjoy the different culture offered in the area.

Dallas offers some of the most charming and quaint neighborhoods. We have taken a look at some of the areas that are great for culture, food and entertainment and of course business and value. Here is what we've found (in no particular order)

Richardson: The city of Richardson is as unique as are the residents of the city. Many are engineers and computer specialists and the city is home to one of the top Chamber of Commerce's in the country today with a 5 star rating from the US Chamber of Commerce.  It's close to shopping and has many fine restaurants and entertainment businesses in the area. It is considered to be one of Dallas’ more sought after neighborhoods.  In 2007 Richardson was awarded the 69th safest city in America title.  In 2008, Money Magazine ranked Richardson as the 28th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine ranking it the best place to live in Texas and in 2009 Richardson was ranked as the 2nd “Best Places to Raise Kids” in Texas according to the Business Week’s annual report.

Plano: Located a short drive north of downtown Dallas, it is home to many great communities and things to do in the area. You will find unique and entertaining attractions, like the Southfork Ranch from the television series "Dallas," and events, like Texas' largest Hot Air Balloon Festival. Plano offers a multitude of restaurants for every taste and style, and all the shopping you could ever want or imagine. Plano is also home to 15 Fortune 500 companies. For  four years in a row, the Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau has been named the Best Destination Marketing Organization by Texas Meetings + Events magazine.

Addison: The Town of Addison is located in an area once called Peters Colony. It was settled as early as 1846 when Preston Witt built a house on White Rock Creek. The area was not known as Addison until 1902. Addison was named after Addison Robertson, who served as the community's second postmaster from 1908-1916. In 1902, the first industry was introduced to Addison when a cotton gin was built on Addison Road, near the railroad, by the Pistole brothers. It became the Plano Cotton Oil Mill in 1904 and the Farmers Gin of Addison in 1919.

Frisco: In February 1902, a town we now know as Frisco, was formed from the fertile black soil of west Collin County’s beautiful rolling prairie land. However, to get a true picture of the history of our City, we need to look much further back in time, perhaps to the early 1800s.  For young professionals the town is very attractive offering many highlights such as community amenities, parks and recreation, shopping and restaurants.

Carrollton: Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is a vibrant corporate and residential community. Carrollton's location and business cost advantages attract and support a diverse local economy. Over 5,000 businesses call Carrollton home. Manufacturing, construction trades and wholesale trades are some of the largest economic sectors as well as finance, insurance and real estate. Residents are drawn to the City for its high quality of life, abundant parks, schools and safe neighborhoods. In 2008, MONEY Magazine ranked Carrollton 15th in the country as the Best Place to Live and Forbes Magazine recently ranked Carrollton #12 for "America's Best Places to Move." (Courtesy of the City of Carrolton)