Arlington, Texas

Arlington TX Real Estate, Arlington area and Community Information



Arlington is a major city that is located in Northeastern Texas just east of Fort Worth and west of Dallas. It is part of Tarrant County and the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington metro area. A number of notable athletes came from Arlington including Tommy Spinks, Lee Shepherd, Seth Jones, Mitch Willis and Reggie Barnes.

History of Arlington

The first Europeans to settle in the Arlington area arrived in the early 1840s. Due to the territory's rich soil, farming quickly became Arlington's main industry. The city was formally established in 1876 and named after the Arlington House in Virginia. With the construction of a General Motors plant in 1954, Arlington blossomed with growth.

In fact, Arlington was one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. during the post World War II era growing from just 7,692 residents in 1950 to over 90,000 in 1970. Today, more than 370,000 people call Arlington home. The city continues to thrive and offers its residents a vast array of employment opportunities and popular attractions.

Parks and Recreation

One of the best perks of living in Arlington TX homes is that there are dozens of beautiful parks and recreation centers in the community. One of the more popular parks in the area is River Legacy Park located on Northwest Green Oaks Blvd. Amenities of this park include playground equipment, hiking trails, picnic tables, barbecue grills, an athletic field and fishing.

Another popular park among people living in Arlington real estate is Carl Knox Jr. Park, which can be found on Susan Drive. This park features such great amenities as a playground, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, an athletic field, fishing and hiking trails. Other terrific parks in Arlington are Heroes Park, Bowman Springs Park, Wimbledon Park and B.C. Barnes Park.

Attractions and Activities

Another fantastic perk you can enjoy as an Arlington home buyer is the abundance of fun attractions that are just minutes away. If you are interested in finding places that your kids will enjoy, be sure to check out Six Flags Over Texas, Randol Family Aquatic Center, Alley Cats Entertainment and Arlington Skatium.

There is a vast array of sports-related attractions near real estate in Arlington as well, and some of the more popular ones include AT&T Stadium, College Park Center, Tierra Verde Golf Club and the International Bowling Museum. Do you love art? If you do, you are sure to enjoy exploring Arlington's Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Kimbell Art Museum.

Special Events in Arlington

In addition to all of the great parks and attractions located near Arlington homes for sale, there are also many special events held within the community. A popular event of the year is the Texas Scottish Festival, which is held in early May. Highlights of this event include live music, children's games, athletic competitions and a photo contest.

During the month of October, you will want to be sure and attend the Annual Medieval Arts Festival. This celebration features such activities and entertainment as medieval-type arts and crafts, fighting demonstrations and educational clinics. Other special events held near Arlington properties include the After Dark Fun in the Park Fall Fun Festival in October and the South Street Art Festival in September.

If you have been searching for a home in Texas that is close to an abundance of job opportunities and exciting things to do, take a moment to call Donna Koepke. There are several homes for sale in Arlington, and Donna Koepke can help you find one to suit your needs. 
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