From Los Angeles to Dallas
With the vibe of big business and the 80-s sitcom, Dallas is one of the industrial and technological hubs of Texas and the third-largest city in the state.
Dallas has a population of 1.3 million. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country at 7.5 million people. This is the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that is not situated on the ocean.
To have such a huge metro area speaks volumes of Dallas and its economy. The largest employers in the are Wal-Mart, American airlines, Dallas ISD, and Texas Health Resources.
Dallas is home to nine Fortune 500 companies – Energy Transfer Equity, Tenet Healthcare, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Jacobs Engineering, HollyFrontier, Dean Foods, and Builders FirstSource. The metro area hosts 22 such companies, ranking 4th in total numbers.
Dallas is the home of several high-profile universities that provide highly-trained professionals for the booming Texas industry. Check the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, the University of Dallas in Irving, Dallas Christian College in Farmers Branch, and Devry University Dallas in Irving if you’re planning to move to the area.
Dallas is a sports city. The Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Stars all play in their respective major leagues, have a cult following, and are massively popular!
Other cool places worth visiting are Bishop Arts District, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, The Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas World Aquarium and Six Flags Over Texas!
Los Angeles and Dallas head to head
It’s hard to pick between these two large, well-developed cities. Healthcare and utilities are cheaper in L.A. Still, Dallas has a better commute time, lower median home costs, and average age, as well as unemployment. Food is also cheaper. All this makes the choice obvious for many people. Welcome to Dallas, Texas!