With an estimated population of over 379,000, the city of Arlington, Texas is the 3rd largest area in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. Located just east of Fort Worth and west of downtown Dallas, Arlington is right in the middle of a larger metropolis and is home to several large companies, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, a General Motors assembly plant, Texas Rangers, and J.P. Morgan Chase. However, the largest employers in the city are Texas Health Resources, the Arlington Independent School District, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Six Flags over Texas (a large theme park).
For tourists and visitors to Arlington, it offers much more than just a vibrant city life; it’s also home to a huge sports scene, thanks to not only football at the University of Texas at Arlington, but to Globe Life Park as well, which is home to the Texas Rangers baseball team. The Dallas Cowboys football team plays its home games at the AT&T Stadium, just near the Rangers Ballpark. For other attractions, Arlington is also home to River Legacy Park, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Arlington Highlands (a shopping complex), and the Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington. The area is home to a large amount of college students, with an above average younger population (under 18) at nearly 28% of the whole (compared to the national average of 24%).