The city Dallas requires no detailed introduction, as it is one of the most popular metropolitan cities of United States. Founded in 1841, Dallas has developed as a prime economic center the state of Texas. The city is spread in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties with total area of 385.8 sq mi (999.3sq km). 340.5 sq mi of the total area is land and the rest is submerged in water. According to U.S. census 2010, the total population of the city is recorded as 1,197,816.
Officially, Dallas was incorporated in 1856. From the beginning, this region has acted as center for business (oil and cotton industries) with higher transportation facilities with several rail tracks along the city. Then, from 1940 to 1960, the interstate highway system also developed and Dallas became stronger as financial and industrial city because of more frequent communication system. Now, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest airports of the world. Due to the continuous improvement of communication and transportation system, this business hub has developed different sectors like telecommunication, computer technology, commerce, banking, energy research, healthcare and medical research and ensured jobs for huge number of people.
Dallas has lot/lands, single-family residences, town homes, farmhouses, multi-family residences, apartments, condominiums etc. to offer. The average listing price of property in this area is $501,392 and average Sales price is $71,259. Based on 399 sales in the year 2012, the average price per sqft is calculated to be $61. The most popular neighbourhoods in Dallas to live in are Oak Lawn, North Dallas, “M” street, Preston Hollow, Far North Dallas etc. Average listing prices in these areas show that properties are a bit more expensive here compare to the other parts of the city. Average listing prices in Preston Hollow and North Dallas are $875,256 and $718,230 respectively.
Since, Dallas is a big, densely populated business core; it brings some demerits as well. Comparing to the neighbouring cities, Dallas has higher crime rate. 6.86% of the population is affected by property crime while the rate is 4.08% for the state of Texas. The percentage of violent crime rate of this city is 1.20% of the population.
Dallas has everything that a metropolitan can offer to its citizens. For children’s’ education, there are more than 400 school in public and private sectors, 38 colleges and 32 libraries in Dallas. Several private and state universities are located just outside of the city.