10 Ways Relocating to DFW Will Improve Your Life and Career

By Chelsea Babin

Relocating is never easy, especially if you’re not sure which area best suits your needs. Some cities are great for business but not so great for your free time and family, others are great for families and fun but aren’t so great for your career. DFW is actually a great blend of both! Here are 10 ways relocating to DFW will improve your life and career.

1. Affordable Cost of Living: Forbes found that the median home price in DFW is a mere $188,000, which is significantly less than many other thriving cities. Additionally, if you’re from a state with state income tax, you won’t have to worry about that in Texas because there isn’t one! That’s a little extra savings in your pocket that can make a big difference over time.

2. Friendliest City for Business: In 2015 Dallas was voted America’s friendliest city for business. Corporate headquarters are flocking to this area and, in fact, this city has the 2nd most fortune 500 company headquarters. This means more job opportunities for you and, the fact that DFW employment is at an all time high should reassure you that there’s plenty of opportunity for the loved ones that want to move down with you!

3. Easy to Travel: DFW is a short drive from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Additionally, thanks to two sizable airports and its central location, it’s also a short flight to many major cities and an easy place to start your international vacation! If you’re looking to use some of the money you save on cost of living to travel, DFW is going to be a great fit for you.

4. Restaurants Galore: Did you know that Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City? It’s true! If you’re the kind of person who loves to try new restaurants or find your favorite local spot that you go to frequently, DFW will suit your interests perfectly.

5. Happy, Friendly People: According to MarketWatch, DFW is the happiest area among the United State’s top 10 markets. When you live here you get to work in one of the top markets in the country, which is great for the future of your career, but you’ll also be surrounded by some of the happiest, friendliest people in the country, which will make both your work and free time more enjoyable.

6. Largest Urban Arts District: If you’re the kind of person who needs to be surrounded by a thriving local culture and is interested in art, you’ll be happy to know that Dallas is home to the largest urban arts district in the nation. Additionally, both Fort Worth and Dallas have great art museums for you to peruse at your leisure.

7. So Many Sports: Sports are a great way to bond with your coworkers or just have fun in your free time and, with the five professional sports teams in the DFW area, you’ll have plenty of options! From basketball (Mavericks) to football (Cowboys) to baseball (Rangers) to hockey (Dallas Stars) to soccer (FC Dallas), there are professional teams around to entertain you!

8. Say Goodbye to Harsh Winters: The average high in the DFW area is 76 degrees and the average low is 55 degrees. While the weather does fluctuate throughout the year (yay seasons) there are rarely harsh winters in the DFW area so, if you’re tired of shoveling snow, the area’s rare ice and snowstorm record will make you do a happy dance. The weather can really affect your mood so, if you’re a fan of hot summers and not so harsh winters, you’ll really appreciate the DFW weather!

9. Awesome Skyline: If you’re a city person and you’re worried that the DFW area will leave you longing for your current skyline, don’t worry! Dallas was actually voted the best skyline in the world by USA Today and it’s no wonder why. From several unique buildings to plenty of skyscrapers, it really is great to look at and will suit your city-loving heart.

10. Family Friendly: Whether you have a family you need to consider already or you’re planning on having one in the future, the DFW area is great for families. There are a lot of great school districts and plenty of museums, zoos, amusement parks, and shopping malls to entertain kids of any age and help your whole family live a rich, fulfilling life.

If you want career opportunities galore in a family-friendly city that has plenty of options for everyone’s free time interests, you really should relocate to DFW. The metroplex is growing and thriving and you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to be a part of it!