Arlington

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Apartments in Arlington, Texas

Arlington is known for its sports and entertainment venues like the Texas Rangers’ Ballpark in Arlington, Cowboys Stadium, and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor. The University of Texas at Arlington, International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame) and the headquarters for American Mensa are also located in Arlington. Arlington also has several parks and recreational areas, such as River Legacy Park, that provide a wonderful diversion from busy city life. There are many Arlington apartments to choose from, let Big D Apartment Locators help you sort through all of the great options.

Education

There are four independent school districts (or ISDs) that serve Arlington residents, Arlington ISD, Mansfield ISD, Grand Prairie ISD and Kennedale ISD. Due to development and city growth, parts of Arlington located in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD’s jurisdiction will soon have as many as 4,000 homes served by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), the Southeast Campus of Tarrant County College, The University of Phoenix and Arlington Baptist College are also located in Arlington. With an enrollment of almost 33,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the third largest institution of the University of Texas System and is a valuable asset to the economy of the city of Arlington. Some of the university buildings within UT Arlington campus are among the oldest structures in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro-plex, including Preston Hall, Ransom Hall, College Hall, Brazos House, and the original Arlington High School. There are Arlington apartments near all of the public schools.

Economy

The City of Arlington has a diversified economic foundation. The City of Arlington has $572.8 million in Revenue, according to the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The economy is partially supported by the various sports entertainment venues. Arlington has hosted the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and the 2010 World Series. Arlington will also host the Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

Arlington’s economy is also supported by extensive retail outlets, such as The Parks Mall and The Arlington Highlands. Arlington’s close proximity to both downtown Dallas and downtown Ft. Worth also gives Arlington residents extensive employment opportunities outside the city limits. Arlington apartments also provide several hundred jobs for the residents of the city.

History

Arlington area dates back at least to an Anglo-European settlement in the 1840s. A trading post was established at Marrow Bone Spring after an 1841 battle between the Native Americans living at Village Creek and Texas General Edward H. Tarrant, for which Tarrant County is named. The area also attracted farming and other agriculture businesses because of the rich soil and favorable farming conditions.

The City of Arlington was founded in 1876. It was named for General Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House, in Virginia. Arlington was incorporated in 1884. General Motors established an assembly plant in Arlington in 1954. Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1961. In 1972, the city became the new home for the Washington Senators baseball team, which was renamed the Texas Rangers.

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