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Living in Arlington, Texas:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Arlington, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 13 people living in Arlington what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Be aware of weather disparities that can turn on a dime. There are food options available from all over the world which may not be well known. I am from San Francisco so I’m missing the beautiful weather but people here are relatively polite.

Arlington, while beautiful, lacks some of the diverse options that one from the city may be used to. Public transportation is nonexistent, and the restaurants (at least in southeast Arlington) are few and far between. Despite that, however, if you are looking for somewhere affordable and quaint to settle down, Arlington is not a bad choice.

Arlington is a city with many things to do. You can visit the gigantic AT&T Stadium and watch a football game, for example. There is also a vast amount of restaurants and malls you can go to if you require food or entertainment. If you don’t like it here, Dallas isn’t that far away.

Arlington is a city between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is the largest city in the area without local transit or transportation system. Everyone in the city drives or walks; there are no buses. The city is home to several tourist attractions and sports venues. We have Six Flags over Texas, Globe Life Park (Rangers) and AT&T Stadium (Cowboys). It is a great place.

Levinesha, says: 2020

Arlington is a large, diverse suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It’s central location makes it an ideal city to call home for many North Texas residents. It is about equidistant from both Dallas and Fort Worth. Therefore, many of Arlington’s residents enjoy an easy daily commute to their place of business.

Arlington is an open, sprawling city where the urban and suburban rarely mix. We have expansive malls and thrilling theme parks, but you need a car. Nestled in among many cities, Arlington has a surprising variety as long as you’re willing to drive to get there.

Arlington is directly between two larger cities, Dallas and Fort Worth. While Arlington itself has little beyond sports arenas and chain restaurants, being in proximity to these larger cities affords many opportunities to visit more unique locations. Driving can be a bit maddening in Texas but I would encourage anyone visiting Arlington to check out events in at least one of its sister cities for a less suburban experience.

Arlington is a very suburban area with many parks. If you want to eat at nice restaurants or have more activities, you will have to drive to the next town over. Also, the weather varies a lot. It changes from day to day, and it can be hard to dress for.

Nilasha, says: 2020

Before moving to Arlington, a person should know the cases within the area. Although this may not apply to all of the city, many parts of Arlington have high crime rates. Many people, especially parents, are concerned because of the fear of which their child may be harmed.

Dynasti, says: 2020

Someone moving to Arlington, Texas should first put a variety of important factors into considerations. Take the city’s intense summer heat and flat land, for example; if the person considering this move is an avid hiker, these two factors may dissuade him or her otherwise. On the contrary, if the person moves from Alaska and has heart problems, Arlington, Texas could be the safe haven that he or she so desperately desires.

Gabrielle, says: 2020

Arlington is a suburban city in the middle of two other major cities in Texas, Dallas and Fort Worth. Because of its central location, we have two major sports arenas in the city, The Arlington Rangers baseball team and the world-famous Dallas Cowboys football team. Even though the Cowboys aren’t called the ‘Arlington Cowboys’, residents of Arlington still take pride in the stadium being in our city.

Trevor, says: 2020

Arlington is not the most vibrant or exciting place, but it is a fabulous place to settle down. From parks of all different shapes and sizes to many activity centers for children and families, Arlington is a wonderful place with a family. The area is filled with beautiful homes that are relatively cheap and in the neighborhood of amazing schools.

Stephanie, says: 2020

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