Dallas InformationDallas is the eighth largest city in the United States and the third largest city in Texas with more than one million residents. The Dallas/ Fort Worth metropolitan area contains over five million people and is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Dallas is considered the business capital of the Southwest and is home to many large national corporations.
Dallas provides a wide array of entertainment and educational opportunities. The Dallas Arts District, a 60-acre development, is the largest urban arts district in the country and is anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The Dallas area contains approximately 40 theaters, 13 orchestras, four ballet groups, two opera associations, 20 museums and 100 galleries.
Dallas is one of a few cities nationwide with four major professional sports teams-the Dallas Cowboys (football), Texas Rangers (baseball), Dallas Mavericks (basketball) and Dallas Stars (hockey). The area is also home to lakes, golf courses and 50,000 acres of parks.
As one of the leading convention cities in the nation, Dallas is home to fine hotels and restaurants and has more restaurants per capita than New York City. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the world's third busiest airport and offers nonstop service to over 160 international and domestic destinations.