GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF NORTH TEXAS
Have you ever heard of the golden triangle of North Texas? We have to disappoint you: it is not a modern concept related to Illuminati and nothing close to Bermuda triangle. However, it is just as fascinating and compelling.
The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington or the so-called Golden Triangle of North Texas is the TX Statistical Area that counts 13 counties from the state of Texas. The area was named by the US Office of Management and Budget, but the residents mostly refer to it as the DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex or, the more popular term, The Metroplex.
Therefore, the Metroplex represents both economic and cultural knot and center of the entire region of North Texas. Meanwhile, it is also the largest continental metropolitan area in the United States. Recent estimate claims that there are about 7 million people are inhabiting this area which makes it the largest metropolitan area in the South of the United States. The fact that over 150 thousand people moved to this complex over a period of just 12 months (from 2008 to 2009) illustrates how desirable living in the Metroplex is. It has the largest population in the South and fourth-largest in the US.
Economy of the area
This prosperous area consists of thirteen counties. It includes Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Ellis County, Hood County, Hunt County, Johnson County, Kaufman County, Parker County, Rockwall County, Somervell County, Tarrant County and Wise County. However, the economy of this entire area is led by the city of Dallas and Forth Worth. They are followed by Arlington, which is a sporting event mecca of the area as well as an attractive place for tourists. However, smaller cities and county seats also provide the area with great economic benefit. Denton, for example, whose educational institutions and services contribute to the overall economy. According to the 2014 report, the metroplex economy exceeded Washington, D.C. and became the fifth most prominent in the United States. That year the GDP was over 504$ billion which ranks the area’s economy 10th largest in the world. The unemployment rate is low, and it fell behind giants like New York City and Chicago. The apparent leader of the economy is the city of Dallas, which is a home to many corporations and companies. There is an emphasis on banking, technology, telecommunications, medical research and logistics in Dallas’s economy as well as the entire DFW area’s economy.
Crucial Triangle’s cities
We don’t think we can stress this enough: Dallas truly is the heart of DFW area. It is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the US and, of course, most populous city in the Metroplex. Dallas didn’t bloom out of anywhere; it has strong roots in the American history as the center for oil and cotton industry. The core of the city is in Dallas County, but there are smaller sections that interfere with Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Collin counties. If you are visiting Dallas, don’t let yourself leave without experiencing the Reunion Tower, Dallas Museum of Art, World Aquarium, The Nasher Sculpture Center or Dallas Zoo. The city also gained fame for the assassination of the President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Trust it or not: it’s not all about Dallas in the metroplex! Fort Worth is the second largest city in the DFW area, fifth largest in the state of Texas and a home to 833 thousand people. The city was established in 1849 during the Mexican–American war, and it emerged as an Army outpost. Today, it represents one of the most vibrant cities in the US and offers rich content to visitors. It houses some of the world’s most renowned museums and hosts Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
The third city in the name given to the area by US Office of Management and Budget is Arlington city. It belongs to the Tarrant County and has a population of 379 thousand; therefore, it is the third-largest town in the DFW area. Although Dallas and Fort Worth often shadow it, Arlington has a lot to offer and calendar full of events to keep you entertained. Arlington stands out thanks to its institutions and corporations like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Texas Health Resources, and General Motors. You can also visit theme parks Six Flags over Texas and the International bowling museum. It can never be boring in Arlington!
This metroplex is an area for everybody: from nature lovers to tech-nerds. Cities that create the DFW area offer opportunities for people with various interests and promise to keep you entertained all the time. However, each city has a relaxing zone where all the flickering stops and you can enjoy your peace for a moment. Then, when you are ready, you can return to the perky routine here in the Metroplex. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact Reilly Roofing and Gutters, a roofer company in Denton, Texas.