Irving, TX Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Irving was founded early in the 20th century and was a typical, small Texas town until the mid-fifties. When it was chosen as the home of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in the sixties, viewers around the world first heard of Irving. In the late sixties the city was again put on the national spotlight when it was included as part of the new Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. These factors have contributed to its growth from a small city of less than 35,000 in the 1940s to more than 250,000 residents in 2016.
Cost of Living
Irving is known for having more affordable housing options than its nearby Dallas neighbor, and it has a wide range of options for homeowners. The cost of living for the city is shown as 93.4, contrasted with the national average of 100. There are also many opportunities to find cost-saving shopping options due to the large base of retail and wholesale outlets.
Irving is unusually well-served by an extensive network of highways, freeways, and toll roads, and the city is bounded on the north by Interstate-30 and the south by Interstate-20. To the east is Interstate-35E and Interstate-35W is on the west border. This makes vehicular traffic a major part of the transportation solution for residents. The city also participates as a member in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, providing access to the entire Dallas area. This makes the access to DFW Airport one of the city’s most attractive features for frequent travelers. Additionally, the Trinity Railway Express connects Dallas and Fort Worth and has two stops on its route through Irving.
The extensive geographic size of Irving encompasses three school districts, with Irving Independent School District serving most students. Six major high schools sit atop a student population of more than 28,000 students, and there several highly-regarded private and prep schools. These include Cistercian Preparatory School and The Highlands School. Irving also boasts several higher education facilities, including a campus of the Dallas County Community College District, the University of Dallas, and North Lake College. DeVry University also has a major campus in Irving.
As the home of the original Dallas Cowboys stadium, Irving built an early reputation for attracting tourists. With its neighboring Arlington, the city shares thousands of those visitors each year who come to see the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys play, as well as to visit the original Six Flags over Texas, Typhoon Texas Waterpark, and numerous other attractions. Aside from many dining and shopping options, Irving has invested millions of dollars to provide its residents with world-class venues such as the Irving Arts Center and the Toyota Music Factory. Annual events and attractions include a wide a variety of activities, from the local citywide egg hunt, Frost Fest, to the popular Laughs by the Lake.
Of course, Irving’s superb location makes access to the many cultural, arts and other attraction of both Dallas and Fort Worth only moments away, from the Texas State Fair to the International Speedway, to an unending selection of shows, festivals, and activities to fit every interest and taste.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.