Dallas County Real Estate Information
The ninth most populous county in the country, Dallas County, Texas, is a growing county, estimated in 2007 to be home to a population of around 2.4 millions residents. Its county seat is also Dallas, which is the largest city in the county, the third largest city in all of Texas and the ninth largest city in the U.S. The county is situated in northeast Texas and is a part of the Dallas-Forth Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, sometimes referred to more commonly as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Real estate values have a wide range in the county, from the multi-million dollar homes in places like Highland Park and Oak Cliff to more modest properties and units in multi-family housing complexes.
Residents in Dallas County as a whole have a median annual household income of almost $45,000. Some of the major cities and towns within the county include Addison, Balch Springs, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Sunnyvale and University Park.
The county's education system is administered through 16 public school districts, and there are countless private schools as well and nearly four dozen colleges and universities, both two-year and four-year institutions, public and private, offering plenty of choices to suit every student's desires.
Traveling throughout the county is simple because of the abundance of routes and choices. Dallas County has two major commercial airports: Love Field, in Dallas the city, is home to the headquarters for Southwest Airlines, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is home to the headquarters for the nation's largest air carrier, American Airlines. Additionally, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system connects the cities within the county via buses and its light rail network. The Trinity Railway Express provides a connection to commuter rail services within Tarrant County, including downtown Fort Worth.