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While Dallas does offer all four seasons to enjoy, expect hot summers with the temperatures peaking at an average of 87 degrees Fahrenheit in August. Thankfully, this also means manageable winter temperatures, seldom dipping below 40 degrees in January.

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dallas, tx

dallas, tx at a glance

Despite being a popular, modern metropolis, Dallas is friendly to a surprising range of budgets. In fact, the cost of living in the city is roughly in line with the average cost of living nationwide. The  median household income is $58,231.

Job seekers in Dallas have access to a variety of well-known brands, manufacturers, and service providers. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both call the city home, as well as tech giants AT&T and Texas Instruments. Financial experts also have many opportunities, including positions with Bank of America, which has a base of operations in the city. 

Major roads passing through the Dallas area include Interstate 20, Interstate 820, U.S. routes 67 and 75, and the Dallas North Tollway. The city also offers a well-structured public transit system called the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which includes bus routes, light rail, streetcars, and more. 

Several well-known colleges routinely entice students to the Dallas area, including the University of North Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and the Dallas Theological Seminary. 
Dallas is popular with residents in large part for its culture. It offers both the southern roots that make Texas such an iconic state, while introducing modern art, culture, and nightlife that make it a modern homestead too. 

Moving to Dallas is fast and easy with the right service providers on your side. Pack, store, and ship your belongings with CEND to make moving to Dallas, TX, hassle-free, whether you’re moving across the state or the country. Contact CEND to book or request a quote for storage and shipment services. 

where to live, have fun, and explore


This neighborhood is excellent for those who love walking to their favorite businesses and restaurants.

If you love to party the night away, you’ll find many clubs, shows, and karaoke in Oaklawn.

Cocktail bars, brewpubs, and an excellent indie music scene will be music to your ears in Deep Ellum.

Close to the beautiful Dallas Arboretum, Lakewood offers symphonies, sculpture exhibits, and more.   

Offering laid-back living outside the city, Highland Park’s nearby attractions include the Knox entertainment district and the Katy Trail.

Fun theater options, live shows, and delicious international food options cozy up to BBQ mainstays in the Bishop Arts District.

Home to the neon-decked Granada Theater, Lower Greenville homes consist largely of friendly bungalows, giving the area a cheerful aesthetic. 

Situated northwest of Dallas’ downtown area, this planned 46-acre community is alive with shows, events, and community gatherings for socially-active residents.

Like Highland Park, Knox-Henderson is also situated close to the jogging, running, and biking-friendly Katy Trail and also offers great shopping and dining options for the adventurous. 

Also called the “Golden Corridor,” this neighborhood is both affluent and upscale in looks, eatery options, and beautiful landscaping. 

things to do in dallas

State Fair of Texas: Held annually each fall in Dallas, this massive state fair attracts over 2 million attendees and features rides, livestock exhibitions, games, food, and more. 
Dallas Blooms: This annual floral display has been offered almost every year since 1984 and features more than half a million flowers in gorgeous, picture-perfect displays. 
Deep Ellum Arts Festival: A celebration of artists, performers, and entertainers, this festival is a must-see for Dallas residents and visitors alike. 
Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A fun, green-draped nod to the popular holiday of the same name, this family-friendly event offers lots to see and enjoy — just don’t forget to wear green, or you may get pinched.
Dallas International Film Festival: Held each spring in the Dallas area, this film festival highlights the best and brightest of upcoming and established filmmakers and has been cited as a must-attend event for film buffs. 

Dallas Cowboys: With its iconic star logo, this football team is legendary in the NFL and features some of the league’s most die-hard fans. 
Dallas Mavericks: These NBA stars make Texas proud, playing exceptional basketball out of the American Airlines Center.
Dallas Stars: While Texas and ice hockey might not seem like they’d go together, the Dallas Stars prove that they’re definitely a match made in sports heaven, no matter how hot it may be outside.
FC Dallas: This talented soccer team plays out of Toyota Stadium, delighting soccer fans in the Lone Star state. 

Deep Ellum: Don’t miss Dada, one of the oldest clubs in Dallas, known for hosting a wide variety of musical acts.
Uptown: Bars like Parliament serve up specialty craft cocktails, making Uptown an excellent destination for catching up with friends and relaxing into the early hours.
Lower Greenville: This is the place to be if you’re ready to party. Drink and chill the night away at Candleroom, or swing by the It’ll Do Club to get some cardio out on the dance floor. 
Knox-Henderson: If you’re in the mood for something different, The Old Monk serves up a substantial beer list and British fare, or stop by 77 Degrees to enjoy your cocktail with a skyline view on the rooftop. 
Trinity Groves: Free Play offers the full barcade experience in Trinity Groves, complete with tons of vintage arcade games, pinball, and more.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science: This educational experience has something to capture every kid’s attention, from dinosaurs to diamonds and more. 
Dallas World Aquarium: Young visitors are treated to replica habitats for birds, animals, and plenty of water-dwellers. 
Dallas Zoo: This 106-acre zoo is a local favorite and highly rated. Be sure to check out the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo section, featuring reptiles and amphibians aplenty. 
Klyde Warren Park: This 5.2-acre park is big on family-friendly events and keeps a robust year-round calendar with many options for kid-friendly gatherings and shows. 
LEGOLAND: An excellent option for kid-friendly entertainment on warm days, Legoland is entirely indoors. With themed rides, a soft play area, a 4D theater, and a Lego-centric gift shop, your little ones will want to stay all day. 

White Rock Lake: Enjoy a 3-acre off-leash dog park that lets your four-footed companion run and splash freely. 
Katy Trail: Jog, run, or bike with your leashed canine pal on this 3.5-mile trail, a popular destination for local pet owners.
Mutts Canine Cantina: This Dallas-based dog-friendly restaurant features two off-leash dog parks to enjoy after your meal.
Deep Ellum Dog Park: Also called the “Bark Park,” this fun spot has room for your dogs to run and play and features beautiful dog-centric artwork to enjoy. 
McKinney Avenue Trolley: This public transit option is dog friendly, provided your pup is leashed, well-behaved, and doesn’t occupy a seat intended for human riders.

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dallas restaurants & breweries

Like Dallas itself, you’ll find virtually any cuisine you can imagine within the city limits. Classic BBQ and Tex-Mex offerings, Vietnamese, British, and Chinese are all available in the downtown area. For breweries, locals swear by Deep Ellum Brewing Company and the Four Corners Brewing Co.

environmental standards

Dallas, TX has been actively advancing its environmental standards through strategies like enhancing air quality, expanding public transportation options, and promoting green building practices, demonstrating the city’s dedication to creating a more sustainable and livable urban environment.

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dallas moving & storage

Get excited about your move to Dallas, TX. Let CEND handle the logistics, so you don’t have to. Our moving and storage services make relocating to the Dallas area fast and easy, whether you’re ready to move right in or need to store your belongings for a while. From small apartment moves to the contents of an entire family house, we have Dallas shipping and storage solutions that fit right into your plans.