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From the landmark neon Pegasus erected in 1934 atop the “Magnolia Oil” building (Mobil Oil) to the Broadway musical song “Big D, little a, double L, A-S”, exuberance may be the most defining word to describe Dallas, Texas. The Pegasus, our “Flying Red Horse” was recently restored and greeted the new Millennium along with the dazzling lights of the Dallas skyline as the unique signature of a unique city, Dallas, Texas, USA!

What is it really like to live here?
Lots of sunshine, many outdoor activities.
Friendly neighbors, warm and welcoming.
Great housing, condominiums to mansions.
Places of worship for everyone.
More restaurants per capita than New York City!
The best shopping, discount to haute couture.
Major medical center.
Many highly recognized universities.
Excellent Community College Districts
All major league sports, the best!
Two PGA Golf Tournaments
World-renowned Morton Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas.
The new Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall.
Re-vitalized Central Business District with fabulous new housing

Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Home of Southwest and American Airlines, to the world!
Ft. Worth Stock Show and the Cattle Baron’s Ball!
Dallas Arts District.
Ft. Worth world class art museums
50 major lakes within 100 mile radius.
Dallas Theatre Center and Ft. Worth’s Casa Manana.
Youth league soccer, baseball, and football.
The White Rock Marathon.
Day trips to pine forests, dinosaur tracks, river rafting, and more.
Two fabulous zoos.
The West End, Sundance Square, and Deep Ellum!

Texas Real Estate Facts:

The Texas Real Estate Commission is the licensing agency for all brokers and agents.Law requires Texas Real Estate agents to explain the issues of agency as they apply to buying or selling real property in Texas. You will be presented a TREC approved bulletin or brochure describing the agent’s role at your first formal meeting with an agent.

Texas is a community property State

Texas has no State Income Tax
For property tax information contact the APPRAISAL DISTRICT OFFICE for the specific appraisal district. Or:
Comptroller of Public Accounts
P. O. Box 13528,
Austin, Texas 78711-3528
800-252-9121
Texas has a Homestead Law that protects rights of property ownership
Texas Financial Responsibility Law requires proof of insurance in your automobile
$15,000 Bodily Injury per person
$30,000 per person per accident
$15,000 property damage
To obtain a Texas driver’s license you must furnish your valid out-of-state driver’s license and take a written test. Licenses are issued for four years. Legal driving age is 18. Parental consent may be obtained for individuals under 18 and students with approved driver education may obtain a license at 16.
You have 30 days after arrival in Texas to obtain a valid vehicle registration card and license plates. Your vehicle must be inspected by an officer and all fees must be paid in cash at the time.
To register as a voter in Texas, you must be an American citizen, 18 years of age by election day and have been a resident of the new city, county or state for 30 days.

Click on any link below to find out more information about the city of Austin

DowntownDallas.org

CENTRAL DALLAS ASSOCIATION (CDA) is a privately funded 501(c)(6) organization with approximately 200 member companies. Affiliated organizations include Dallas Civic Ventures, Inc. and the Central Dallas Transportation Management Association.

Deep Ellum area association

Alternative, avante garde, outrageous and always unexpected... if it happens in Dallas, it happens DEEP. Located just three blocks East of downtown, Deep Ellum is Dallas' premiere counter cultural connection.

Uptown Dallas association

Vintage red brick streets and vibrant restaurants...trolley cars and trend-setting clubs...architectural marvels and art masterpieces...historic restored homes and highly respected hotels... superior living and shopping luxuries. Uptown is where you can find all these treasures in one neighborhood.

Preservation Dallas

Preservation Dallas is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Dallas’ buildings, neighborhoods and other historical, architectural, and cultural resources. Founded in 1972, Preservation Dallas has a successful history of saving some of our community’s finest landmarks.

Guest Life Houston Relocation Sky's the new limit for urban living in Texas, and beyond

This is the largest state in the contiguous USA, stretching more than 700 miles from east to west and north to south, and space often seems infinite. Here, living large — and spread out — hasn't been just a choice but almost a birthright. What changed? Gas prices soared. Traffic congestion choked highways. Air quality worsened and so did pressure from environmental regulators. Light-rail lines came online. And demographics shifted: As baby boomers became empty nesters, their desire for convenience and fun suddenly merged with those of young professionals. Both groups are flocking to urban settings.

The following are links to sites I have found that have very useful or entertaining information about the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Dallas Visitor's Bureau

Dallas/Fort Worth Tourist Attractions

Guide Live Entertainment Directory

Area Rail Service Info


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Dallas Independent School District -

the 8th largest district in the United States and provides 99 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, and 20 high schools. In addition to these schools, the district provides 5 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 10 high schools; which have a special focus on different areas of study. Cooperative Education, alternative schools, special education, and gifted-student programs are also provided to students within the D.I.S.D.

Urban Living Dallas Hotel Search

Offers a search of availability and rates for all Dallas area hotels, with discounts of up to 70%!


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