About the Metroplex
The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. The area is divided into two metropolitan divisions: Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington. Residents of the area informally refer to it as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the acronym DFW or simply The Metroplex. It is the economic and cultural hub of the North Texas region. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2009 estimate, the metropolitan area's population was 6,447,615. During the 12-month period from July 2008 to July 2009, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area gained 146,530 new residents, more than any other metropolitan area in the United States. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington area is the largest metropolitan area in Texas, the largest in the South and the fourth-largest in the United States. With its vast geographic footprint and strong economy, the Metroplex offers a wide variety of housing, career and entertainment options.
About Fort Worth
Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the U.S. and it continues to grow. New and renovated hotel offerings, restaurants and tourism venues are enhancing Fort Worth's reputation as one of the premier travel destinations in the nation. Named the # 4 value friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, Fort Worth attracts over 5.5 million visitors per year. In only a few days, you can enjoy everything from- from art to animals, from fashion to family fun. Take some time to experience Fort Worth's world-renowned Cultural District and be sure to explore the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. Shop and dine in the 35-block Sundance Square, one of the most exciting downtown areas in the nation and catch a show at Bass Performance Hall. And that's just the beginning of what you'll experience in Fort Worth. No other city boasts such an unmistakable mix of preserved Western heritage and unrivaled artistic offerings. You're sure to discover a distinctive mix of "Cowboys and Culture," which gives our accommodations a unique vibe. Whether you prefer to spend your time in a museum or watching the Texas Longhorns make their twice-daily cattle drive, Fort Worth offers plenty of things to do. Explore the city of Cowboys and Culture!
The ninth-largest city in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and has a population of 1,299,543. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. Once here, visitors can ride one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops. Throughout the city, a visitor will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation and much more. Visitors are exposed to a city that models its slogan, “Live large. Think big.™” Its pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life. Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2010, 24 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, JCPenney and Texas Instruments.
About the Fort Worth-Dallas Area