Welcome to Arlington Texas Today, a free guide to help you learn more about Arlington Texas. Arlington Texas is one of the happiest, healthiest, and most diverse cities around.
We keep you informed about the hottest events, restaurants, shops and hidden gems to help you get the most out of Arlington, Texas. Plus, we profile who and what’s happening around town with our feature articles to give you a deeper love for this fantastic city.
If you’re moving to the city, thinking about making Arlington your home, or a current resident just looking to be more informed, here’s your jumping off point for experiencing the best and brightest that Arlington, Texas has to offer.
Arlington Texas Today is published by CearnalCo Realtor Keela McGraw & Torrey McGraw.
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Arlington Texas History
European settlement in the Arlington area dates back at least to the 1840s. The city takes its name General Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House (today is located in what’s known as Arlington County, Virginia). After the 1841 battle between Texas General Edward H. Tarrant (Tarrant County is named after him) and Native Americans of the Village Creek settlement, a trading post was established at Marrow Bone Spring in present-day Arlington. The rich soil of the area attracted farmers, and several agriculture-related businesses were well established by the late nineteenth century.
Today, over 365,000 people call Arlington Texas home making it the 50th largest city (by population) in the United States.
Where is Arlington TX Located?
Arlington, Texas sits directly in the middle of Dallas and Fort Worth, which is commonly referred to as the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Metroplex. The city spans nearly 100 square miles. Johnson Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, and the Trinity River flows through Arlington.
For many, Arlington is an ideal place to plant your flag. With quick access to both Dallas and Fort Worth, in addition to its close proximity to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, it’s a centrally located city that eases any access concerns.
Map of Arlington TX
Below is a general map of Arlington TX.
Arlington Zip Code Map
Look up the definition of “diverse city” in the dictionary, and you’ll find Arlington, Texas. The city is an eclectic one and has created a community that thrives on creative and forward thinking residents, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. In turn, the area flourishes by way of great arts options, delicious dining choices, and entertainment venues.
How Are The Schools in Arlington TX?
Schools in Arlington TX are as about diverse and abundant as the city itself. Colleges in Arlington TX include University of Texas at Arlington, also known as UTA. The university (which has changed its name eight times since its inception in 1895) offers 180 degree programs had an enrollment of 33,000 in Fall 2012. Beyond academics, UTA is helping the Downtown Arlington revitalization with the College Park District, a 20-acre development that is accelerating the resurgence of downtown Arlington. The mixed-use district includes the College Park Center, several restaurants, and student apartments and loft residences.
Arlington is also home to Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, located at 2100 Southeast Parkway. Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is one of five campuses that makes up the two-year institution and offers a host of Associate Degrees. A number of options are available for students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university.
Arlington Baptist College, located at 3001 West Division, offers 21 undergraduate and graduate program centered around biblical studies.
The Arlington Independent School District is the local public school system which serves the majority of Arlington, Texas students. The school district includes 9 high schools, 13 junior high schools and 51 elementary schools. Other school districts that serve the City of Arlington include Grand Prairie, Kennedale, and Mansfield. There are also a variety of private schools, including several Montessori schools, charter schools, and a host of religious and secular private institutions.