Dallas, Texas Real Estate and Community Information

An Introduction to Our Real Estate Market

Dallas is a modern Texas city that is a recognized by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network as a "beta plus" city. It is also the largest city in the 12-county statistical group known by locals informally as the “Metroplex.”

Our city's geographical location in North Texas offers convenient access to many of the South's largest transportation hubs including Interstate 30, Interstate 35 East and Interstate 635. Our city's geographical location along the Trinity River also offers access to a large railroad network that is the backbone of several thriving cotton, oil and cattle industries.

History


Our community's history began approximately 1,800 years ago when a group of Caddo Indians migrated to our area. They lived in our area peacefully until they were forced out of the area by Spanish soldiers during the 16th century.

The first American settlers arrived during the 1840s after John Neeley accidently discovered our area in 1839. A "can do" spirit encouraged settlers to create thriving farms, riverboat franchises and cattle ranches that spurred growth in our area until railroad service was established in the 1870s.
Our area's "can do" spirit also spurred the development of thriving oil, banking and logistics industries during the first half of the 20th century that still play a major role in our economy. Many of these industries experienced rapid growth during the 1950s and 1960s after portions of Interstate 30 were constructed near our downtown area.

Our city continued to grow during the second half of the 20th century after many Fortune 500 companies discovered our area's low tax rates, affordable living costs and fantastic schools. This discovery continues to fuel growth in many of our residential areas including the Uptown neighborhood and the West End Historic District. Our city now offers a vibrant standard of living and an upbeat lifestyle that continues to attract new residents from around the world. These attributes make relocating to the Metroplex worthwhile to anyone who is searching for a better way to live and work.

Popular Neighborhoods

Our realty market contains homes for sale that are located in many popular neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods include:
  • The Uptown neighborhood.
  • The West End Historic District.
  • The Oak Lawn District.
  • The Lakewood District.
  • The Arts District.
  • The Swiss Avenue and Munger Place Historic Districts.
  • The Farmers Market District.


Shirley Davis
Shirley Davis
Shirley Boulter Davis Realtors, LLC