Arlington Real Estate

Arlington is the seventh-largest city in Texas, and the third-largest within the DFW metropolitan area.

Located 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth, and 20 miles west of Dallas City Hall, Arlington is nestled deep in the heart of the DFW metroplex.  

The close proximity to entertainment hotbeds Fort Worth and Dallas make Arlington a popular tourist destination.  However, the City of Arlington provides plenty of recreational endeavors within its own city limits.

The reigning American League Champion Texas Rangers reside in Arlington.  Within walking distance of the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is the awe-inspiring Cowboys Stadium, home of the 5-time Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys.

Just a few blocks away from the Rangers and Cowboys stadiums is Six Flags Over Texas, one of the finest amusement parks in the nation, as well as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a water-themed amusement park.

For those with college-aged kids, Arlington provides some options with UTA, Arlington Baptist College as well as Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus.

UTA is located in the center of the city and is the second-largest school in the University of Texas system, as well as one of the largest commuter schools in the state.

 Air travel is easy to come by in Arlington, as it has its very own airport—the Arlington Municipal Airport—that serves the public and is the reliever airport for Dallas Love Field and the DFW International Airport.

For those that enjoy a good restaurant, Arlington has what you’re looking for, whether it’s a five-star diner or a top-notch hamburger you crave.  The Parks Mall in south Arlington features the finest in retail shops in its vast 1,500,000 square foot building—as well as an ice skating rink.

Over the last decade, Arlington has seen its already sizable population grow nearly 10% as it increased from 332,969 in 2000 to 365,438 in 2010—a total growth of 9.8%.

The average value of owner-occupied housing units in Arlington ($96,000) is 16.8% greater than the state average of $82,500.  

Between Arlington and its neighboring cities Grand Prairie and Mansfield, only Arlington saw a 2011 median list price increase, and yet still remained the best value of the three at $129,900.

What this all means is that if you are looking to invest in real estate in the DFW area, there may not be a better bang for your buck than Arlington.  

Even though it has consistently grown over the last 50 years, there is room for additional growth, and with Fort Worth, and Dallas continuing to grow in all directions, Arlington is guaranteed to see additional population increases for the foreseeable future, which equals an appreciation in value for the savvy investor.  

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