Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW)
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, commonly referred to as DFW, is situated in the heart of north Texas. Just a few short hours from Austin and 4-5 hours from Houston and the Gulf Coast, it’s a thriving economic hub that hosts many Fortune 500 companies – HP, Verizon, Dell, and American Airlines to name a few.
DFW is a prime area for corporate HQs and relocations due to its low cost of living and low unemployment rate. Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘new, expanding and relocating businesses added 98,900 new jobs last year (2015).’ DFW is also home to a booming Healthcare industry that boasts some of the premier hospitals in the nation -Baylor University Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center – and accounts for almost6,000 healthcare jobs(Zip Recuriter 2016).
DFW is highlighted by its central location and transportation infrastructure with a multitude of highways, toll roads and public transportation options that conveniently connect Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas. It’s also a major airline hub with three major airports – DFW, Love Field and Alliance.
Some of the nation’s best public and private schools are proud to call DFW home, along with top-tier colleges and universities – TCU, SMU, UNT and UT Southwestern Medical. No matter what area you choose to live in, DFW offers a growing economy, outstanding education and endless activities for adults and families alike.
Fort Worth has everything you’d expect from big city in a family-friendly, relaxed environment with a focus on community. It offers a healthy mix of established and newer, up-and-coming areas. Whether you’re looking for a home with a bit of character in older tree-lined neighborhoods, modern urban living, or a beautiful, spacious home on a larger property, Fort Worth can accommodate every homebuyer.
A strong economy is powered by Fort Worth’s explosive growth in the healthcare, defense, finance, telecommunications, IT, Transportation, and retail industries. Notable resident companies include American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, BNSF Railway, and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center. A beneficial effect of Fort Worth’s booming economy is its number of jobs – it was ranked No. 3 on Forbes magazine’s list of ‘Best Big Cities for Job Seekers’. It’s also a breeding ground for small businesses and entrepreneurs and was rated one of ‘America’s Best Cities for Entrepreneurs’ by Entrepreneur magazine.
With its relatively low cost of living and Texas’ zero state income tax, Fort Worth is an ideal destination for all walks of life, from young professionals to retirees. It’s also a great place to raise a family, offering outstanding public and private schools and tons of kid-friendly activities – Fort Worth Zoo, Children’s Museum of Science & History, Six Flags Over Texas, water parks and much more!
There’s no shortage of recreational and weekend activities to help you wind down and relax. Enjoy boating and fishing on the many area lakes, run or bike on scenic Trinity River trails, or take in a show at the renowned Bass Hall. The revitalized Sundance Square in the heart of downtown Fort Worth is surrounded by a variety of exceptional restaurants (it’s not all BBQ & TexMex, but you won’t find any better!), boutique retail shops and entertaining night life – all within walking distance. You can also explore Fort Worth’s cultural side at the acclaimed Kimbell Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art and the Fort Worth Stockyards.