Las Colinas Real Estate Information

Not a city in its own right but rather a developed area in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Las Colinas, Texas, is the central location between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is a huge area that many corporations, stores and businesses call home and is located close to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It is a planned community and is full of corporate offices, hotels and towers, as well as lofts and condominium properties and country clubs.

The area was originally deemed El Ranchito de Las Colinas ("the Little Ranch of the Hills"), and was developed in 1972 by a cattle rancher millionaire on over 12,000 acres. The area today includes 1.3 million square feet of retail space and real estate include 3,400 single-family homes. There are more than 22 million square feet of office space, and more than 2,000 companies are located here, including the global headquarters for such companies as Avid Technology, Commercial Metals, ExxonMobil, Fluor Corp. and Kimberly-Clark and offices for such major corporations as AT&T, Citigroup, General Motors, Microsoft and Nokia.

The Four Seasons resort and country club here is the only AAA Five-Diamond resort in Texas, and the resort has hosted the HP Byron Nelson Championship of PGA Tour since its opening in 1986. Plans are currently underway to develop the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, expected to be completed in 2010, and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail station expansion connection.

Children living in the area are served by the Irving Independent School District and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. The area is home to the largest film production center between Florida and California at the Studios at Las Colinas. The area's most recognizable structure is is the Mustangs at Las Colinas sculpture and fountain.