Arlington (Texas)Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex metropolitan area, in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. With a city population estimated over 359,000, it is Texas' seventh largest, and the third largest in the Metroplex. Arlington is located south of the sprawling DFW International Airport.
Large-scale industrialization began in 1954 with the arrival of a General Motors assembly plant. Automotive and aerospace development gave the city one of the nation's greatest population growth rates between 1950 and 1990. Arlington became one of the "boomburgs," the extremely fast-growing suburbs of the post-World War II era. U.S. Census Bureau population figures for the city tell the story: 7,692 (1950), 90,229 (1970), 261,721 (1990), and 365,438 (2010). DFW Airport opened in 1974, which also contributed to unparalleled growth in the region.
By planeAll the major American carriers, and many international ones as well, provide scheduled passenger service into the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located about 12 miles north of Arlington on Hwy. 360.
- There are two Amtrak routes which serve Dallas/Fort Worth, the Texas Eagle between San Antonio and Chicago, and the Heartland Flyer between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. The closest stations are in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Cleburne.
- The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) travels between Dallas and Fort Worth, skirting the northern Arlington city limits. The nearest station is CentrePort/DFW Airport.
Well served by major highways, if you are coming by car, you will more than likely arrive via a major interstate highway. East/West Interstate 20 is located directly south of town. North/South Interstate 35, which splits to an east (35E) and west (35W) highway near Waco, are within a few miles of the city.
By busTurimex Internacional, a Mexican trans-border bus line with services to various points in Mexico, has a bus stop at 2105 Sherry St. in Arlington.
Arlington used to have a Greyhound bus terminal, but it closed in 2011.
An exception for people staying at hotels within Arlington is a free shuttle bus, the Arlington Trolley, which connects major hotels with local food/drink and entertainment venues (Downtown Arlington, Six Flags theme park, the Texas Rangers stadium, etc.). The front desk of participating hotels can provide a pass to use the service.
Johnnie High's Country Music Revue
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum and Children's Learning Center
AT&T StadiumHome of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys. Known as "America's team", they are a high profile team as well as one of the highest valued "brands" in sports. See road directions to the stadium.
Texas Rangers BaseballMajor League Baseball. The Rangers will open the new Globe Life Field, a retractable-roof ballpark that replaces Globe Life Park across the street, in 2020. The old ballpark will remain in use, though it will be reconfigured as a football and soccer stadium; see below.
College Park CenterHome of the UT Arlington Mavericks (University of Texas at Arlington) teams in men's and women's basketball plus women's volleyball, and also houses athletic program offices. Its most notable use, however, is during the summer, when it hosts the Dallas Wings of the WNBA.
North Texas SCMen's soccer team playing in the third-level USL League One as the reserve side for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. Moving to Globe Life Park, being vacated by the Texas Rangers, for 2020 and beyond.
Dallas RenegadesFootball team set to begin play in the revived XFL in February 2020. Will share Globe Life Park with North Texas SC.
address: Chemistry Physics Building, 700 Planetarium Place, Arlington
Arlington SkatiumThe largest roller rink in Texas.
Spare Time Lanes Bowling Center
Shopping mallsMany hotels with shuttle service will offer rides to the closest mall.
Parks at Arlingtonaddress: 3811 S. Cooper St
Six Flags Shopping Malladdress: 2911 E. Division St
phone: +1 817 275-5575address: 1615 W. Park Row
Arlington Steak Housephone: +1 817-275-7881address: 1724 W Division St
address: 4301 S. Bowen
phone: +1 817 466-2825address: 3517 S. Cooper
Cafe Acapulcophone: +1 817 572-4471address: 4001 W Green Oaks Blvd, Ste 121
Campo Verdeaddress: 2918 W Pioneer Pkwy
Catfish Sam'sphone: +1 817 275-9631address: 2735 W Division St
No Frills GrillThree in the Metroplex.
Fox and Hound Pub and Grillephone: +1 817 277-3591address: 1001 NE Green Oaks BlvdFun place to shoot pool and throw darts.
phone: +1 817 630-3322address: 2401 East Lamar BlvdA great place to listen to music, play darts, watch sporting events on our multiple TVs. The best known bar in Arlington. Join us for Football PreGame Fan Fests.
phone: +1 817 557-8400address: 1740 Oak Village Blvd
phone: +1 817 557-5828address: 1901 West Pleasant Ridge
phone: +1 817 649-7676address: 2380 East RdRooms have microwave and refrigerator, separate workspace and free internet. Free hot breakfast, on-site meeting rooms, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.
phone: +1 817 277-2774address: 1500 Nolan Ryan Expressway
phone: +1 817 640-1188address: 2401 Brook Hollow Plaza Dr
phone: +1 817 784-8750address: 1721 Pleasant Pl
phone: +1 817 640-5454address: 2451 E. Randol Mill RdSmoke free. Complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, 24-hour shuttle service to and from the DFW airport and nearby shopping and dining within 5 miles. Outdoor pool and spa.
phone: +1 817 640-8686address: 1024 Brookhollow Plaza Dr.Spacious rooms and suites, meeting facilities and free high-speed internet.
phone: +1 817 640-3322address: 2401 East Lamar Blvd
phone: +1 817 261-8200address: 1500 Convention Center DrAdjacent to the Arlington Convention Center.
Located on the north side of IH-20, Arlington's main shopping centers - The Parks at Arlington Mall and newly-built Arlington Highlands mall - are very safe zones that are constantly bustling with people due to all the restaurants and commerce in this area.
If you are visiting the campus of UT Arlington during the day you shouldn't run into any problems, though after hours (even before sundown) assault and robbery are not uncommon on the campus outskirts, particularly south and east of campus. As mentioned before, West Arlington (Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego) are by far the safest areas of the city, though they are mostly residential.
phone: +1 817-460-2781address: 609 Truman StOffers relaxation meditations and meditation classes to increase inner peace.