The city motto of Dallas is "big things happen here" – and as the city often finds itself in the top ten most populated cities in the USA, Dallas truly lives up to the Texan stereotype of bigger is better.
That said, Dallas isn't a typical Texan city. It's less laid-back than other cities in the state and is more business-oriented. That isn't to say it's unfriendly, but expats will experience something in between warm Southern hospitality and a steely business mentality.
There has been a cultural renaissance of sorts in Dallas in recent years, resulting in the development of the Arts District. Expats in Dallas will be able to enjoy a fantastic lifestyle, with numerous museums throughout the city as well as great restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
Another drawcard for expats relocating to Dallas is its abundance of beautiful family-friendly neighbourhoods with good schools and historic houses. Expats who move to the city's suburbs can expect leafy green avenues, spacious parks and interesting architecture.
Most people living in Dallas use a car as their primary means of transport. However, public transport is available and there are buses, light rail and trams to help commuters get around. Dallas also has a network of bike paths and wide sidewalks for expats who enjoy their daily exercise.
Dallas is a great place for those who like warm, dry weather and lots of sunshine. The good weather in the city allows for outdoor sports to be played year round and expats will soon notice the locals' enthusiastic support of their city’s football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
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