56 Globe Life Park is home to the Texas Rangers. Photo by Emilia Gaston

Arlington

Wikipedia says:

Cathy Brown of The Dallas Morning News said in 1998 that “In addition, since Arlington’s shirt collar is getting bluer, the flavor of the entire city is changing. The North Central Texas area now has Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine to be what Arlington used to be. The decisions which produced the fade to blue were made too long ago for any of us today to alter.”

Arlington is the largest city in the world without a fixed bus-route, light-rail or commuter train system of mass transit.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 31.9
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 14.00%
  • Population Density: 3,959 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 75%
  • Average SAT Score: 1448
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 65.40%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,078

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 5.09 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 40.32 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $150,198
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 13.00%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 57.40%

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