Today, you’re going to learn why living in Arlington TX is awesome.
If you’re reading this article, I’m guessing you need to make a decision on where to live. Chances are you are evaluating several cities in the metroplex.
If you”Googled” living in Arlington TX, you’ve probably seen a number of links to websites. Maybe they were helpful. Maybe they were clear as mud. Statistics, graphs and numbers may help, but fuller context is better in my opinion.
Before I get into specific details, let me share a bit about my story moving to Arlington.
I fell in love with the city immediately. Hailing from Tulsa, OK, I move to Fort Worth in the mid 90s to attend Texas Christian University. I truly enjoyed my time in Funkytown!
You may assume that living in Fort Worth made it a drop dead simple choice to stay when I purchased my first home.
Not quite. Instead of staying in Fort Worth, I made to move to Arlington.
This was before I became a REALTOR!
Now that I am a REALTOR, I have dedicated my time helping homebuyers fall in love with the city as well when searching homes for sale in Arlington.
I’m sure you have plenty of questions when comparing cities to live in. After all, moving to a new city is a chore and you want to do what’s best for you and your family.
What Do New Residents Say About Living in Arlington TX?
Ok, so you’ve gotten a glimpse of my story. When you’re thinking of making a huge decision (like relocating to a new city), testimonials can help. I know they helped me. I’ve been fortunate to help several clients purchase a home in Arlington. Here why living in Arlington TX was their choice:
(We decided to choose Arlington because of ) schools, location to surrounding cities, (and) small town feel with large city amenities. Arlington has beautiful homes, new and existing, that will fit your budget and meet your expectations. The city has a lot to offer regarding cultural diversity and family friendliness. – Chekelya M.
Read more about Chekeyla’s homebuying journey by clicking here.
Arlington is just a beautiful city! Aside from a great location that fits my lifestyle, my father and my sisters live in Arlington so I knew I wanted to stay close. The most important amenity was the school district my kids would be attending. – Anna H.
Read more about Anna’s homebuying journey by clicking here.
To further help you make a decision, here are 5 convincing reasons you should consider living in Arlington TX.
Arlington is the #1 City to Buy Real Estate in the Country
We’ve talked about how much value and diversity living in Arlington has regarding real estate. But did you know that in a Forbes article earlier this year, they ranked Arlington (along with Fort Worth) as the best place to buy a home in 2014? How about that for an endorsement?
Note: Click here to contact our co-founder/CearnalCo Realtor Keela McGraw to assist with buying a home in Arlington.
Arlington is the #4 Best City to Find a Job
According to analysis by WalletHub, living in Arlington is great if your job hunting. Arlington is the 4th best city to find a job this year. WalletHub analyzed the relative employment opportunities in the 60 largest U.S. cities in order to give people a sense of where the strongest job markets and greatest prospects for long-term financial security can be found. Good news for anyone relocating to the area or just looking a new gig locally.
Arlington’s Crime Rate Decreases for 4th Consecutive Year
Living in Arlington TX means living in a safe city. Arlington’s crime rate decreased in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, according to Police Chief Will Johnson. With nearly 400,000 residents, that’s a trend we like to see.
Higher Education Close to Home
Getting a top-notch college education today doesn’t have to mean leaving the state, region or city limits. The University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Spring 2014 semester enrollment reached a record 34,249 students. That’s proof that UTA is on many students’ short lists for obtaining an advanced degree. From strong engineering and nursing programs, to being one of the most diverse colleges in the country, UTA is a top choice whether you have a high school senior at home or you want to change careers and need additional education. The university has also shown a willingness to participate in projects that benefit the City of Arlington, as showcased recently through the announcement of a new law enforcement recruiting program.
Big Time Entertainment Events in Your Backyard
If you love attending big-time sports and entertainment events, living in Arlington TX ideal. With the Texas Rangers playing 81 games at Globe Life Park (not counting postseason action), the Dallas Cowboys calling Arlington home at AT&T Stadium (along with attracting the NCAA Final Four, Super Bowl and legendary concerts), you’re never far from the action.
There are a lot more reasons Arlington is the best place to live in the metroplex. I could have mentioned the first Six Flags is here, one of only six Levitt Pavilion locations in the country is here and more.
Do You Have Additional Questions About Living In Arlington TX?
If you’re thinking about making Arlington your home and would like additional real estate information, we’d love to help. Click here to contact our co-founder/CearnalCo Realtor Keela McGraw.