Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
About Irving, Texas
With more than 230,000 residents and a workforce of 3.3 million people, Irving is the 13th largest city in Texas and is a keystone city in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. Home to 8,500 local and multinational companies, including the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 corporations and more than 45 Fortune 1,000 companies, Irving's convenient location to two major airports and its sprawling urban business districts are major attractions to the corporate world. The city encompasses approximately 69 square miles with future development plans in North and South Irving, including several shopping and entertainment venues.
Features of the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
The Dallas / Fort Worth metro area has a population of about 7.1 million people. There are numerous attractions including music venues and night life. The area has many lakes, parks, golf courses, museums, amusement parks and other entertainment.
The City of Irving is centrally located in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, which is host to a full variety of sports entertainment:
- LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout
- Dallas Cowboys Football
- Dallas Mavericks Basketball
- Texas Rangers Baseball
- Dallas Stars Hockey
- Texas AirHogs Baseball (Minors)
- Fort Worth Cats Baseball (Minors)
- Lonestar Park (Horse Racing)
- Several NCAA colleges and games
- Texas Motor Speedway (NASCAR, Indy Car Racing)
- Texas Motorplex (NHRA)
- Byron Nelson and Colonial Golf
Other Entertainment Attractions
- Irving Music Factory
- Irving Arts Center
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
- Dallas Arboretum
- Fort Worth Stock Yards
- Hurricane Harbor (Water Park Attraction)
- Kimball Art Museum
- Six Flags Over Texas (Amusement)
- Sundance Square (Entertainment)
- Two Rodeos
- Two Symphony Halls
- Two World-Class Zoos
- Numerous other museums
Dallas / Fort Worth Airport
The area has two major commercial hub airports. The Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) which is the world's sixth busiest airport and Dallas Love Field Airport. DFW Airport is served by the TRE heavy rail and is planned to have two more rail connections by 2013.
Large portions of the metro area are served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Fort Worth T. This system includes both heavy and light rail, with aggressive expansion plans. For more information visit the following resources:
- Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) - light rail and bus
- The T - the Fort Worth Transportation Authority
- Trinity Railway Express
- Average annual rainfall is 33.7 inches.
- Average annual snowfall is 2 inches.
- On average there are 234 sunny days annually.