- Due to its central location and worldclass transportation infrastructure, DFW is a major international gateway. The region hosts the nation’s third busiest airport, DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport, home to the largest domestic airline in the country. This region ranks among the top three U.S. metropolitan areas for business expansions, relocations and employment growth.
The region’s attractive quality of life, strong regional and state economy, low cost of living, young and skilled labor force, pro-business mindset contribute to the thriving DFW location. Over the past five years, Texas added more jobs than the other 49 states combined.
During the last decade, the Dallas–Fort Worth region was among the nation’s fastest-growing areas. The population growth has fueled real estate development, as retailers and service providers expand to meet increasing demand. Quite simply, it’s easy to live in DFW. The Dallas–Fort Worth region is one of the most affordable in the country. Residents in DFW enjoy a higher standard of living, with consistently lower costs for housing, groceries, transportation, and health care compared with workers in other major U.S. cities. The region’s relatively low housing prices, coming in more than 25 percent lower than the national average and more than 50 percent lower than many other major metropolitan areas.
The DFW region offers arts and culture for every style. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the country, comprising 19 blocks and 68 acres. In 2009, the Dallas Arts District opened the AT&T Performing Arts Centers, including a new opera house, theater, and outdoor performance areas that are home to multiple arts companies. Fort Worth’s Cultural District, located south of downtown, includes the renowned Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The Fort Worth Symphony and other arts groups offer live performances at Bass Hall, located downtown in Sundance Square.
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