The 32nd District contains eight individual cities and neighborhoods within the Dallas County area—each with its own unique character, developments and attractions.”
The 3rd largest city in Texas, Dallas is the 9th largest metropolitan area in the United States. As the county seat of Dallas County, Dallas has an estimated population of 1.2 million. The city contains several large bodies of water, namely White Rock Lake and the Trinity River, a major Texas waterway. The Arts District in downtown Dallas is home to several popular venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Dallas’ American Airlines Center is the venue for three Texas-popular sports teams: the Dallas Desperados (Arena Football), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), and Dallas Stars (NHL). With pride in its natural resources, Dallas maintains 21,000 acres of parkland on 406 parks, including the flagship 260-acre Fair Park where the State Fair of Texas is held annually. With an economy centered on petroleum, computer technologies, telecommunications, transportation, and banking, Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other United States city or metro area. Click here to learn more about Dallas.
Located approximately 3 miles north of Dallas, Highland Park is home to 9,000 Texans. The city’s historic jewel, Highland Park Village, an outdoor shopping mall and National Historic Landmark, was the second shopping mall ever to be constructed in the United States. The Highland Park Independent School District contains Highland Park High School, a top-ranking school that was named 15th on Newsweek’s best high schools list. Click here to learn more about Highland Park.
With a population of about 225,000 people, Garland is a fantastic combination of old charm and history. Just north of Dallas, Garland was initially settled in the mid-1800s and has since seen growth through agriculture and the completion of two railroad line depots. Today, Garland offers great educational
opportunities through its school district Garland ISD and area universities such as Richland College. Recently, the city built the Firewheel Town Center, a great main street style outdoor shopping mall located next to the locally famous Firewheel Golf Park. In addition, Garland is home to Hawaiian Falls Water Park. –a favorite destination during the hot Texas summers. Click here to learn more about Garland.
With a population of nearly 140,000 people Mesquite is the 18th most populous city in Texas. Boasting numerous parks and schools within walking distance of almost every residence and business as well as a plethora of great outdoor amenities and a low crime rate, Mesquite is one of the most attractive cities in the metroplex. The city is also home to two higher education schools: Eastfield Community College and Texas A&M University-Commerce. Click here to learn more about Mesquite.
Richardson, home to nearly 100,000 people, has been given several awards for its notable excellence in safety, economy and real estate, including the award of “15th Best Place to Live” (in 2011) in the United States by Money Magazine. Richardson is home to the Telecom Corridor, a large technology business center that contains offices for 5,700 companies, including 600 technology companies. The University of Texas at Dallas, located in Richardson, has one of the nation’s leading computer science programs, among many other excellent academic departments. Click here to learn more about Richardson.
A getaway from the hustle and bustle of Dallas, Rowlett is located on the beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard and is home to nearly 55,000 Texans. In March 2012, Rowlett was recognized as the “Largest North Texas Economic Development Agencies” by the Dallas Business Journal. Click here to learn more about Rowlett.
Straddling both Collin and Dallas counties, Sachse is home to approximately 20,000 Texans as well as the 18-hole Woodbridge Golf Course—home of the Northern Texas Chapter of the PGA. Sachse’s annual Fallfest draws over 10,000 people from surrounding areas to its quiet community. Sachse’s educational districts include the Garland ISD school community for those in Dallas County and the Wyile ISD for those residents in Collin County. Click here to learn more about Sachse.
University Park, a city of roughly 23,000 people, received its name from the bordering educational institution Southern Methodist University. Based on the 2000 census, University Park is the best-educated city in Texas, with 82.8% of adults age 25 years or older holding an associate degree or higher. Click here to learn more about University Park.
Wylie is one of the top ten fastest growing cities in the nation with a constantly growing population of 45,000 people. Growth is attributed to the city’s prime location of being within easy reach of both Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard, which has led to the opening of many new retail and businesses. Click here to learn more about Wylie.