Inquiry minds want to know? What is Dallas all about? Hollywood showcases us as the cowboy western state, but we want to show you more. Our city is comprised of a thriving economy, booming real estate, the largest concentration of corporate headquarters, great food, great places, great shopping, and last but not least, great people with hospitality like no other. Dallas is sports capital to the infamous Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Dallas Stars.

Dallas is made up of four major cities: North Dallas, South Dallas, East Dallas, and West Dallas with sub cities and lots of subdivisions. Downtown Dallas is centrally located. It is characterized by a variety of districts, including the Historical West End, the Arts District, Main Street District, Farmers Market, the Convention Center, and the City Business Center. Main attractions in the area include Victory Park, Dallas Design District, Uptown, Trinity Groves, Oak Lawn, West Village, Knox/Henderson, Turtle Creek, American Airlines Center, and Cityplace.

East Dallas is known for its historical areas. Home of the trendy arts area Deep Ellum, which is also close to Downtown. The homey Lakewood neighborhood near White Rock Lake is adjacent to Lakewood Heights, Lower Greenville, Junius Heights, Wilshire Heights, Hollywood Heights, and Santa Monica, historic Vickery Place and Bryan Place. Infamous architectural homes of Swiss Avenue and Munger Place are a site to see. Its historic district has one of the largest collections of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Prairie-style homes in the United States. Lake Highlands is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in East Dallas.

South Dallas home of the Texas State Fair and Big Tex make up a very distinct portion of Dallas. South Dallas has undergone some major changes that has enhanced the cities entertainment and nightlife. The Cedars is known for its eclectic art and South Side Dallas hosts its nighttime entertainment. The Southwest sector of Dallas is characterized by the hilly neighborhood of Oak Cliff. Oak Cliff started as a township in the mid-1800s and annexed in 1903 by the city of Dallas. Gentrification has taken place in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff. Dallas is surrounded by many suburbs; three enclaves are within the city boundaries – Cockrell Hill, Highland Park, and University Park.

Dallas is a dynamic city that has reached exponential growth since 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 1,197,816, increasing to 1,281,047 by 2014. The city is the largest economic center of the 12-county Dallas-Ft.Worth-Arlington, a.k.a the D/FW Metroplex which had a population of 7,102,796 as of July 1, 2015, representing growth in excess of 676,000 people.

In 2014, the metropolitan economy surpassed Washington, DC to become the fifth largest in the United States, with a 2014 real GDP over $504 billion. In my opinion, I call “Dallas” The Melting Pot of Texas. There are so many individuals moving in from around the world, creating a harmonious culture as a whole.

Dallas led the nation with the largest year-over-year increase in employment and advanced to become the fourth-largest employment center in the nation with New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago leading the pack. This year the metropolitan job count increased to 3,423,300 jobs. Three million of these jobs had nothing to do with farming.

Dallas weather varies, from arid to humid. The subtropical climate is mostly warm and sunny with a chance for thunderstorms in Spring. Watch out for those summer months, because they are some of the hottest in the United States trailing southeastern California, the Mojave Desert basin of Arizona, and southern Nevada. Dallas temperatures have reached a 110° with dew points in the summer range from 66.5 to 67.6 °F (19 to 20 °C). One has to love the winters in Dallas. They are mild to warm, with a normal daily average temperature in January 47.0 °F (8.3 °C). Marked by 70% snow accumulation, and sometimes freezing rain or ice.

According to a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center, Christianity is the most prevalent practiced religion in Dallas by 78%.

Dallas is a center of education for much of the south central United States. In addition to those located in the city, the surrounding area also contains a number of universities, colleges, trade schools, and other educational institutions. There are 337 public schools, 89 private schools, 38 colleges, and 32 libraries in Dallas.

Dallas is well known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex Cuisines, frozen margaritas, and Prime steakhouses. One has to love it arts, events, places of interest, parks, and museums. Dallas is filled with so much adventure it would take pages upon pages to cover it all.

So let Dalphne Davis, Real Estate Broker & Talk show host of Dallas High Life TV & Radio Show intrigue and entertain you with her exclusive adventures of Dallas. She will take you on a tour exploring the WOW that makes Dallas so famous. Fascinating the senses with Dallas’s rich history, outstanding architecture, luxury real estate, enchanting landscapes, lavish lifestyles, fashion, business, entertainment, and politics. Journey with Dalphne, as she displays the Highlights & High Life of Dallas.