Everybody’s moving to Dallas! Seriously, Dallas has become an extremely popular destination for both young millennials and multinational corporations, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.
This cosmopolitan city is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. and for good reason. Opportunities are big, cost of living is low, and there are plenty of exciting things to do.
Dallas is the perfect place for recent graduates to launch their career - here’s why.
Low Cost of Living
The cost of living in Dallas is much lower than the majority of other comparable U.S. cities. Prices for everything from gas to groceries are going to be far kinder on your wallet. As an added bonus, there’s absolutely zero personal income tax in the state of Texas.
Another of the main draws for this city is the housing market. Both rental and purchase prices are a fraction of the astronomical figures in other major metro areas. Unlike in cities like New York, it’s actually affordable and realistic to rent or even buy in the city center.
The Economy is Booming
Dallas’s economy has been booming for a decade now and the projections show this is only set to continue. In fact, things are going from strength to strength with unemployment approaching all time lows and the jobs market relentlessly expanding.
There are numerous top companies headquartered here, and they’re spread across a diverse range of sectors. A strong employment market is music to a recruiter’s ears, and Dallas definitely ticks that box.
Great Year-Round Weather
Dallas has four distinct seasons, and you may be surprised to hear that winters often see a few days of snowfall. But for the majority of the year you can expect warm temperatures, meaning you’ll have more call for your flip flops than your winter coat.
Not only is the weather awesome, but there are also plenty of outdoor spaces to make the most of it in. Dallas has over 400 parks covering well over 20,000 acres of land. It’s an outdoor adventurer’s paradise with fun activities on offer ranging from wakeboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding, to mountain biking and hiking.
It’s a Millennial City
Dallas has been one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. for a few years in a row. But not only is its population swelling, it’s a young crowd that’s being attracted here, bringing a vibrant and energetic feel.
In fact, over a quarter of the city’s population are millennials, a figure that’s way above the national average. These demographics make it an exciting choice for any recent grad, making it easy to meet people and find new friends.
Arts, Culture and Sports
When it comes to entertainment, Dallas delivers in a big way. It boasts the largest urban arts district in the entire country, sprawled over 20 blocks that cover 68 acres. Within this cultural hub you’ll find performing arts venues, galleries, museums, as well as numerous bars and restaurants.
Dallas’s craft beer scene has exploded over the past decade, with new and exciting breweries springing up all the time. If you’re a beer fan you’ll be bowled over by the number of taprooms and craft beer bars serving top quality brews of every variety.
Sports are also a massive part of the entertainment calendar in Dallas and there are plenty of teams to throw your support behind. Arguably the most famous is the Dallas Cowboys with American football considered something of a religion here. There are also professional basketball, ice hockey, baseball, and soccer teams - meaning game days come thick and fast.
Easy Travel Within North America
Dallas’s location and transport links make it a great base to travel to the rest of North America from. The vast DFW Airport has flights to pretty much anywhere you’d want to go both domestically and internationally.
In around 4 hours you can reach any corner of the U.S.A. plus some of Canada’s most popular spots. And you’ll be in many of Mexico’s top destinations with time to spare from 3 hours. If travel is your thing then Dallas is perfectly placed.
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