Arlington Texas

Welcome to Arlington Texas

Arlington, TX is a leading city in Texas, situated in Tarrant County. In the larger DFW Metroplex, Arlington is considered to be in the Mid-Cities region, with a central location between Dallas and Fort Worth – east 12 miles of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of the central/downtown area of Dallas.

The city is the third largest in the Dallas Fort Worth regions with a population of nearly 380,000. This makes it the 7th largest city in the state and 48th largest in the nation.

Academics and Labor

The city boasts both academic and labor opportunities. The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the areas largest universities with 30,633 students and is set on 420 acres. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Ph.D’s.

The General Motors Arlington Plant employees over 4,000 workers and has been producing cars for over 60 years, starting January 6, 1954. The first car built was a black Pontiac Chieftain and the plant now primarily makes trucks.

Professional Sports Hub

Arlington is also a chief professional sports location featuring the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. AT&T stadium is the home to Dallas Cowboys and is known to be one of the most innovative sports facilities in the world. Not only does Jerry Jones’ stadium host NFL games, but college games and even boxing matches. The Texas Rangers began playing in the city in1972 after moving from Washington, D.C and currently play in Globe Life Park but have an agreement for a new stadium to be built in Arlington. The Rangers made the 2010 and 2011 World Series.

And you may not be aware, but Arlington hosts the U.S. Bowling Congress and the BPAA (Bowling Proprietors Association of America). You can visit the t International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Yes, Arlington is kind of a big deal in U.S. Bowling!

Family Entertainment Central

For family fun, Arlington features Six Flags Over Texas amusement park which opened August 5, 1961. The addition of Hurricane Harbor offers thrill seekers the chance to get wet in the Texas heat.

Need a smart entertainment option, try the The Planetarium Dome Theater at UT Arlington. It is one of the most sophisticated and largest in Texas

Arlington’s Geography and Income Level

Arlington’s 99 square miles is located at 32°42′18″N 97°07′22″W. Fort Worth, Kennedale, Grand Prairie, and Mansfield border the city, and Arlington encompasses the smaller communities of Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego.  The Trinity River and tributary, Johnson Creek, flow through Arlington. Two major interstate highways flow through the city: Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway (I-20) and Tom Landry Memorial Highway (I30) flow east and west with the main north and south thoroughfare being Hwy 360.

The median income for a household in the city is $50, 655, setting Arlington as a classic middle class suburb.

Founding and Growth

Beside the Texas and Pacific Railway, Arlington was officially founded in 1876  The city drew its name from the Arlington County house of General Robert E. Lee. Arlington economic driving force was initially a cotton-gin and serving as a farming center. The city charter was incorporated in 1884. The city had electricity, telephone, natural gas, and water services by 1910. The city remained small with a population of 3000 in the mid-1920’s and grew to over 4000 at the end of the Second World War.

The auto plant and other industry caused Arlington to boom between 1950 and 1990. A single Mayor served during much of this growth named Tom Vandergriff.


Arlington has hot summers with a bit of humidity and mild, cool winters.

The maximum average rainfall occurs in May, so you’ll want to make sure to have your seamless gutters installed by that month or before as storms can occur in April, as well.


The city government is comprised of a mayor and eight City Council members. The city recently showed revenues of $572.8 million and expenditures of $425.8 million. The city cooperates with other North Texas cities through the North Central Texas Council of Governments association.

Students in the city proper are divided across five school districts Arlington ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Mansfield ISD, H.E.B. ISD, and Kennedale ISD.



The American Dream City

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