Arlington Real Estate

The second-largest city in Tarrant County and considered to be the largest suburb of Fort Worth, the city of Arlington, Texas, was estimated in 2007 to be home to a population of more than 371,000, enough to be the third-largest city in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. The city is the seventh-largest city in Texas and the 50th largest city in the U.S.

Arlington is ideally located almost in between the two major cities of the Metroplex, at about 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas. However, it is also the largest city in the country that is not served by a large public transportation system. Most residents here have cars. The estimated annual median income for a household in Arlington was around $53,000 in 2008, while the median value for a house or condo in the city was around $134,000.

The city is served by four independent school districts, the Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie and Kennendale districts. It is also home to the the University of Texas at Arlington, the Southeast Campus of Tarrant County College and Arlington Baptist College. Health facilities include Arlington Memorial Hospital, Medical Center of Arlington, Kindred Hospital of Tarrant County and BHC Millwood Hospital.

Arlington is perhaps best known regionally as being home to the Texas Rangers' ballpark, the the recently completed Dallas Cowboys' Stadium and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor. It is also home to The Parks Mall at Arlington shopping area and the entertainment district Arlington Highlands. Theatre Arlington is one of the country's largest community theaters. There is also a symphony, a science museum, an aquatic theater and an art museum.