Irving, Texas

Irving Texas Real Estate, Irving Area and Community Information


Irving, Texas is located in Dallas County in the northeast corner of the state. The United States census bureau estimates the 2012 population of Irving to be 225, 450 residents. That makes Irving the thirteenth most populous city in the state.

Real estate in Irving includes single and multi-family homes, townhouses and condominiums, as well as undeveloped land for the ambitious home builder. There are a wide range of prices and an Irving real estate agent will know just the right property to meet home buying criteria.

Irving is home to several large corporations that employ more than 1,200 employees making the employment opportunities appealing for anyone seeking to work in corporate America. Employees of such companies will find Irving homes for sale quite an attraction.

The city of Irving is served by the Irving Independent School District, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District and the Coppell Independent School District. Irving is also home to several private schools that specialize in college preparation for grades K through 12 and two Catholic schools that educate children in grades Pre-K through grade 8. The number of educational opportunities for families is attractive for those families with school age children seeking Irving TX real estate.

Irving is also a college town with the University of Dallas and North Lake College as well as the University Phoenix and DeVry University. Students who wish to pursue higher education either full or part time will find Irving real estate ideal.

Irving is a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System that operates rail and bus service throughout the city, as well as the Dallas Forth Worth area. The availability of public transportation makes real estate in Irving a consideration for people who are employed outside the city.

History

Irving was founded in 1903 by two men named Otto Schulze and Otis Brown. The town was named after Mr. Brown’s favorite author, Washington Irving. The city was incorporated in 1914 and Otis Brown served as the first Mayor. By the late nineteenth century the city of Irving was the site of several churches, a blacksmith shop, general store and two cotton gins. The population was slow to grow in Irving until the 1930’s when the population grew quickly due to several manufacturing plants operating in the city. Transportation in and out of the city was upgraded and the University of Texas at Irving opened in 1956 as well as Texas Stadium in 1971, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Parks and Recreation

Irving maintains and operates 43 parks that cover more than 2,000 acres of land. The parks offer sports fields, fishing, swimming, picnic areas, hiking and bicycling trails, boating and playgrounds. The department also operates a designated dog park, which is good news for dog owners. The department also offers indoor recreational opportunities, as well as rental facilities for family or special events. Residents seeking out Irving TX homes will be encouraged by the wide range of opportunities and facilities available to residents of all ages.


Attractions and Activities

There is always something to do in Irving and the surrounding area. There are museums and botanical gardens, water parks, golf courses, theme parks and zoo’s. There is something for family members of all ages and include activities geared to the adventurous soul or anyone looking for something relaxing. Potential residents will appreciate the many activities when searching for homes for sale in Irving.


Events

There are many events held throughout the year for all ages. There are holiday events, street fairs, cultural events, concerts, parades and food tasting festivals. The events provide the ideal opportunity to meet new friends and gather with neighbors to celebrate the city. Irving properties are attractive to the Irving home buyer who are community minded and want to celebrate everything about the city.


When looking for a home in Irving, it is important to secure the services of an Irving realtor to help find the ideal home and neighborhood.
Donna Koepke
Donna Koepke
GRI, SRES, ABR, CFS