Welcome to Dallas!
In multiple arenas, including business, the arts, architecture and sports, the city now competes on the global stage.
Doing Business in Dallas
Since its 1841 beginning, Dallas has been known as a city of entrepreneurs and go-getters. In 1907 the Neiman Marcus store put Dallas on the fashion map, and in 1930 an old prospector struck oil (black gold) 100 miles east of Dallas, which led to the development of the East Texas Oilfield and established Dallas as a booming financial center. Today, the city’s thriving business sector undeniably models its ambitious slogan: “Live Large. Think Big.”
For the past 50 years, Briggs Freeman has benefited from Dallas’ remarkably pro-business climate and “can-do” spirit that continues to attracts companies both large and small. Favorable tax structures, affordable real estate and a diverse economy make Dallas the ideal setting for growth and success.
In fact, over 100 corporate headquarters and 60,000 businesses (23 in the Fortune 1000) have chosen o reside in Dallas-Fort Worth. These leading global companies include Samsung Telecommunications, 7-Eleven, Ericsson, Research in Motion, Accor, Celanese and Essilor. Dallas is also proud to house major U.S. firms such as AT&T, American Airlines, Exxon Mobil, Brinker International, Kimberly-Clark, Texas Instruments, Comerica Bank and Southwest Airlines.
Home to the third busiest airport in the world, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex boasts convenient access to nearly every major international market. The city’s central location enables travelers to fly less than 3.5 hours to reach New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. In addition, two railroads and five interstate highways provide easy ground transportation across America. Clearly, D-FW is connected.
Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage invites you to experience the endless opportunities that Dallas proudly presents. We understand that relocating to a new city means repositioning one’s entire lifestyle, and we are dedicated to guiding our international customers through seamless, stress-free moves. Toward this end, we partner with first-class business and education consultants, immigration lawyers, tax experts and other specialists to ensure quality care from start to finish. Once the move has been made, Briggs Freeman presents connections and suggestions to help smooth the transitional phase.
For example, Briggs Freeman is actively engaged with the City of Dallas Regional Center (CDRC), an organization formed to empower investors across the globe. Through the EB-5 visa program, which is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), foreign nationals can receive permanent United States residency (a “green card”) in return for making a qualified investment in a job-creating U.S. enterprise.
If the EB-5 doesn’t meet your needs, Briggs Freeman will connect you with expert immigration and business professionals to help navigate your process. And once you are ready to move, we will guide you through each step of your relocation and transition. For details, see Moving to Dallas.
Fun in Dallas
Dallas has always offered a wide array of entertainment options and a rich cultural environment. In recent years, the Metroplex has made astounding advances and truly become a city of the 21st century. Whether you prefer shopping, hiking, museums or the theatre, Dallas offers something for everyone.
Since its founding, Briggs Freeman has been a loyal supporter of the Dallas community. Agents serve Dallas through countless volunteer and fundraising commitments, such as the Salvation Army, the Junior League of Dallas, the SPCA, Scottish Rite Hospital, Nexus Recovery Center and Crystal Charity Ball. In 2007, the firm funded Briggs Freeman Plaza, a much-needed gathering area to connect the Katy and Turtle Creek trails. Furthermore, during the 2009 holiday season, Briggs Freeman launched a widespread “Live to Give” campaign, encouraging agents and clientele to financially support various non-profits throughout Dallas.
Safe neighborhoods with nationally ranked schools, an assortment of fascinating museums, an abundance of parks – these features make Dallas an especially family-friendly city. Young children love the amazing zoo, the iMax theatres and the downtown Christmas Parade. Older ages enjoy the numerous concert venues and the vibrant nightlife found in areas such as Uptown, Mockingbird Station and the West Village. Without a doubt, all ages find enjoyment within the Dallas city limits.
Downtown proudly houses the Arts District, a 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood with world-renowned architecture and numerous arts venues and organization. Add this info here Dallas is home to America’s largest arts district and is the only city worldwide with buildings designed by four Pritzker Prize-winning architects in one contiguous block.
Other noteworthy Dallas attractions include:
Sports and Concert Venues
American Airlines Center (Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars)
Cowboys Stadium (The venue for Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium houses the world’s largest video board – a 60-yard long screen. The arena also boasts the world’s largest retractable roof, which takes only 12 minutes to open or close.)
Ballpark at Arlington (Texas Rangers)
Dallas National Golf Club
Cedar Ridge Preserve
Dallas Farmers Market
The Golf Club of Dallas
The Katy Trail
Trinity River Audubon Center
White Rock Lake, as well as over 60 other lakes within 100 miles of Dallas-Fort Worth.