Outlook Magazine has chosen Dallas as a Texas Star City, based on quality of life, business climate, affordable housing, educational opportunity, and the ability to promote growth.
Dallas is the least densely populated major metropolitan area in the world.
Some 58 different languages are spoken in the homes of Dallas Public School children.
The new Dallas light rail system is the newest and most modern urban transportation system in the United States.
Dallas' Highland Park Village, built in 1931, was the first planned shopping center, with a unified architectural style and stores facing in toward an interior parking area, and all built and managed under single ownership.
Dallas/Fort Worth has been ranked among the seven most livable urban complexes in the world -- and fastest growing of the top 36 "most livable." Dallas was named the "Best City for Business" by Fortune Magazine in December of 1999.
Dallas is one of the ten largest municipalities in the nation.
The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation (possibly in the world) not on a navigable body of water. Our "port" is an "airport(s)." The old-time need for boats and barges has been replaced with the convenience of airplane service.
Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other major U.S. city.
The Munger Place neighborhood, located in East Dallas, represents the largest concentration of Prairie Style homes -- early 1900s, two-story homes with a low-pitched roof and one story wings or porches with massive square porch supports -- in the nation.
Wilburn D. Cook, designer of Beverly Hills, California, developed the suburb of Highland Park - the first totally planned city in Texas.
Dallas Galleria offers more than 200 premiere retail stores, and during the winter holiday season is home to the country's tallest Christmas tree.
One of the largest permanent flea markets in the country is housed at Trader's Village in Grand Prairie, just outside of Dallas.
There are 50,000 acres of public park land in Dallas and more than 60 lakes within a 100-mile radius of the city.
The Dallas Cowboys have been to the Super Bowl more times than any other National Football League team with eight appearances, and were the first team ever to win five Super Bowl championships.
The Texas Motor Speedway, just northwest of Dallas, is the second-largest sports facility in America.
In 1998, The Sporting News claimed the Dallas Metroplex may have "more sports bars than any metro area in the country."
NASCAR Winston Cup Racing, which takes place each spring at the Texas Motor Speedway, holds the largest attendance record out of all the Texas sporting events.
The EDS Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, held at the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort, raises more money for charity than any other event on the PGA tour.
In 1998 Dallas became the first metropolitan area to sweep Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year awards. Arlington native Ben Grieve won the American League award while playing left field for the Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cub pitcher Kerry Wood, a native of Irving, won the National League honor. Texas Ranger outfielder Juan Gonzalez won his second American League Most Valuable Player award the same year! In 1999, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez won the MVP, the third time in four years the trophy went to a Ranger.
Dallas has 4,100 yards of playing fields in the city's 30 football fields.
The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is one of the world's best-known rodeos with 250,000 in attendance yearly and is broadcast on Fox Sports Net.
The nation's largest art gallery devoted to sports is The Sports Legacy -- The Gallery of Sports Art, located at the Ballpark in Arlington; it features original art, lithographs, statues and autographed memorabilia of all sports.
Ninety-five years ago, the very first 100-mile auto race in the United States took place at Dallas' Fair Park.
The City of Dallas operates 108 golf holes located on the city's six courses.
In both 1998 and 1999, Dallas was selected by The Sporting News as one of the nation's top three "Sports Cities".
The Texas State Legislature has designated the City of Mesquite, nearby Dallas, as "The Rodeo Capital of Texas".
Hoop-It-Up, a national amateur three-on-three basketball competition than travels to 55 cities in the United States, originated as a popular street basketball tournament in Dallas.
The largest amateur grass court, three-on-three volleyball tournament in the country is Spikefest. Held in Addison, Texas.
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