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Have you been transferred or gotten a new job in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Are you searching for real estate in a great community in the metropolitan area that's suburban, affordable, yet has great access to the bigger cities? Well then you've come to the right website. It's run by real estate agents from Irving, Texas, a city with everything you're looking for - and more! Buying real estate in Irving is like searching for Scarborough homes for sale when you have a job in Toronto - it just makes sense! Why pay more to live in a place that's more crowded? Come join us in Irving, TX instead!
Irving, Texas: the City You'll Want to Come Home To
Taken on its own, Irving, Texas is a mid-sized city of approximately 200,000 people in Dallas County 12 miles from Dallas and 25 miles from Fort Worth. Taken together, these three cities and many more in the area make up the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, which has a combined population of nearly 6.5 million. While Irving's public transit system is shared with the rest of the metroplex, its government is entirely its own.
Irving, Texas traces its origins as a European settlement back to 1889 as the town of Gorbit. The name was changed to Kit five years later, and finally to Irving in 1903 after the arrival of settlers Otto Schultz and Otis Brown. The name "Irving" is believed to have been chosen for the settlement because Washington Irving was Otis Brown's wife's favorite author.
Since its establishment Irving, TX has never developed into a major center for industry. Instead, it became a bedroom community for the larger cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Today, many of Irving's residents commute for work. By car, the drive is only 20-35 minutes to Dallas and 30-50 minutes to Fort Worth depending on traffic. That is not to say Irving has no employment opportunities of its own. Several major corporations like Exxon Mobil, Kimberly-Clark, and the Michaels Stores have their headquarters in Irving while airlines from Mexico and China have offices there at Dallas-Forth Worth International, which is partially located in Irving.
Irving, TX also has several educational institutions within its borders such as the private catholic university the University of Dallas, which is known for owning property in Rome at which students can study under its Rome Program. For those who aren't studying or for students who need a break, there are miles of trails in and around Irving to hike. There is also the National Scouting Museum, the Mustangs of Las Colinas (which are the largest horse statues in the world) and the Irving Arts Center, which offers free art classes during certain months.
Neighborhoods and Home Styles in Irving, TX
Irving, Texas has the distinction of being home to one of the first pre-planned suburban communities in the entire United States. The Los Colinas development occupies more than 12,000 acres of land inside Irving, making it one of the biggest developments of its kind in the Southwest. Since 1972 Los Colinas has been the premiere destination in Irving for families looking for excellent suburban housing, tourists wanting to stay in nice hotels, and upscale businesses.
There are eight neighborhoods within the Los Corolinas area and more in Irving proper. While Los Corolinas has been pre-planned, most of Irving's other neighborhoods have not, so there are options for those who eschew the "Stepford-like" qualities of suburban living for a more naturally-evolved type of neighborhood. These neighborhoods contain every type of dwelling from apartment buildings to mansions. There is one for every budget and lifestyle so visit our community page for more information.
Wherever you choose to live in Irving, TX there is a home that will fit your budget. You may be surprised with how much you can afford here because the cost of living in Irving is 92.6, less than the U.S. average of 100. Average home prices range from $114,000 for a low end condo to $181,000 for a single-family detached house. Renters can expect to pay in the vicinity of $800 per month.
Contact an Irving, TX Real Estate Agent
Now that you've seen what Irving, Texas has to offer the Dallas or Fort Worth bound worker, we're sure you'll agree that it just makes sense to buy your real estate here. Your next step if you want to get started looking at some real estate listings is to click over to our contact page and get the information for one of our helpful realtors. He or she will be happy to assist you in any way possible and to smooth your entry into the housing market.