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Founded in: 1876
Population: Approx. 375,000
Did you know there are at least 19 cities in the U.S. named Arlington?
If you're moving to Arlington, Texas, you're moving to the biggest one.
Of course, if you favor small towns, you shouldn't be too worried about moving to this 'big city'.
Even though it's considered the 50th largest city in the United States, Arlington is more a suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth, than a city in its own right. The city is known for being home to several of Texas' professional sports teams including the 'Texas Rangers' (baseball) and the 'Dallas Cowboys' (football), as well as the 'Six Flags Over Texas', the original Six Flags amusement park. And yet, while these attractions are exciting, they probably aren't the driving force behind your decision to move. You may be more interested in a city's low cost of living, diverse job opportunities, and/or academic offerings. No matter the reason, you'll likely have a successful acclimation with a bit of advance preparation.
Here are some tips to help get you started.
- Choose your Arlington movers carefully. Although Arlington is located in close proximity to Dallas, prices for most products and services in Arlington tend to be significantly lower than in Dallas. While you can surely choose Dallas movers to transport your belongings, you may end up unwittingly overpaying. Make sure your Arlington movers don't try to overcharge you by getting several price quotes. You can negotiate with these companies to get a lower price or additional services thrown in, for free. And, of course, before signing any contract with an Arlington moving company, make sure to check with the Southwest Movers Association to ensure your Arlington movers will be honest and reliable.
- Consider your commute. Arlington is one of the largest cities in the country that doesn't have a comprehensive public transportation system, so if you're planning on commuting to any of the local larger cities (or to Arlington's commercial center), you should plan on having access to a car. There is, however, public transportation for handicapped citizens, senior citizens, and those who need various social services.
- Contemplate your cost of living. Even if you're not working in Arlington itself, you may be interested to know that the cost of living in the city is significantly lower than in the surrounding larger cities. In fact, the cost of living in Arlington is about 21% lower than the national average, which makes it quite an affordable place to live. The average price to purchase a home in Arlington is about $135,000, and rentals are equally reasonable, with a 1 bedroom being $570/month and a 3+ bedroom about $1,000 (per month).
- Look at the big picture. On the whole, Arlington, Texas is a great place to live. It has wonderful entertainment opportunities, a plethora of professional ones, as well, and is accessible by both interstate highway and air, via Dallas airports. A low cost of living combined with ample housing opportunities makes Arlington an ideal choice for families or individuals looking to live well, without paying a fortune.
By planning your move in a methodical, well-rounded way, and keeping these Arlington moving tips in the back of your mind, you'll have every ability to thrive in your new city.