Get to know Arlington, TX
The city of Arlington is one of the principal cities of Texas. Twelve miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of Downtown Dallas, it is home to both the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium. After General Edward H. Tarrant defeated the Native Americans of the Village Creek settlement in 1841, a trading post was set up in present day Arlington. The area quickly attracted farmers because of the rich soil. The city itself was founded in 1876 along the Texas and Pacific Railroad and took its name from General Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House. Industrialization began in 1954 and the development led to the city having one of the fastest growing population rates in the country between 1950 and1990. Texas Health Resources, Arlington Independent School District, and the University of Texas at Arlington are the largest employers in the city. The city is the world headquarters of bowling, housing the U.S. Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America. Notable attractions include Six Flags Over Texas and the International Bowling Museum.
Median Household Income: $53,326
Median Property Value: $132,300