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Location and Business
Conveniently located in the heart of the Metroplex, the City of Irving provides easy access to all that North Texas has to offer. The global headquarters of five Fortune 500 and nine Fortune 1000 companies are here, as well as over 8,400 small- and mid-size companies. Minutes away from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, Irving offers quick transportation for business and vacationing travelers.
It’s no surprise people are moving to Irving. A vibrant urban community, it is a destination for investment and high-wage jobs. In fact, with an unemployment rate of 3.4%, Irving outshines Texas at 5.1% and the national average of 4.9%. (Texas Workforce Commission, February 2017)
Irving is home to several notable residential and mixed-use developments. Among these is Las Colinas.
A master planned community, Las Colinas is recognized as a premier residential and business environment. Originally a rural area, the 12,000-acre development stands on what was once Hackberry Creek Ranch, also referred to as “El Ranchito de Las Colinas.” Within Las Colinas are 30 upscale residential neighborhoods housing 44,000 residents. Among these are –
Amenities include 190 acres of parks and greenbelts, 17 miles of canal waterways and 10 miles of riverside hiking and biking trails. Homeowners can take advantage of 100 restaurants, four 18-hole championship golf courses, three private clubs and an equestrian center.
The newest entertainment venue in the Metroplex is the Irving Music Factory. When completed, the multi-purpose dining and entertainment attraction will have more than 20 restaurants, a variety of shops and the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater.
One of North Texas’ most recognizable attractions is The Mustangs of Las Colinas featured in the courtyard of the Towers at Williams Square. Nearby is Mandalay Canal Walk linking office buildings, shops restaurants and green space with Lake Carolyn.
Las Colinas offers students an exceptional education through both the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District and Irving Independent School District. Young residents attend either Las Colinas Elementary School or La Villita Elementary School. Other outstanding institutions include North Hills Preparatory, a K-12 International Baccalaureate school, and The Highlands School, a private Catholic preK -12 school.
Moving to Irving
The reasons to relocate to Irving are many. Irving boasts a wide range of events, attractions, and recreational activities. Festivals and events include the International Concert Series held each summer, Irving Main Street Event in the fall, Taste of Irving and Dallas Comic Con at the Irving Convention Center.
Families will enjoy paddle boarding and biking around Lake Carolyn, exploring Campion Trails, and cooling off at Cimarron Family Aquatic Park or West Irving Aquatic Center. Adults can hone their golf skills at five 18-hole courses within the city limits.
Those looking for a cultural event will not want to miss the Irving Arts Center with its four arts galleries, two theaters and an outdoor sculpture garden. The National Scouting Museum and Ruth Paine House Museum also draw visitors.
Accolades for Irving include
#37 Best City for Jobs
Wallethub – January 2017
#12 Best City for Millennials
Millennial Personal Finance – February 2017
#5 Best Destination for Conferences
Smart Asset – November 2016
#6 Most Livable Cities
Smart Asset – November 2016
#38 Fastest Growing Cities
Wallethub – October 2016
#24 Best Real Estate Market in the U.S.
Wallethub – August 2016
#12 Best Cities to Start a Career
Wallethub – May 2016
Thinking of making Las Colinas and Irving your next home? Here are resources to make the task easier, or call me and we’ll explore the city together. Mani Raveendran, [email protected], 469-451-6330
City of Irving | City of Irving Services | Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau | Irving Chamber of Commerce | Irving Economic Development | Movato Guide to Irving | City of Irving Map
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