City Living in Irving
Between downtown Dallas and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is Irving, a large suburban community of over 240,000 residents.
Irving was established in the late 1800s/early 1900s, and had a population near 500 in 1912. After a slow, steady increase in the population through the 1930s, the number of residents reached 45,000 in the 1960s. Irving was home to over 700 businesses, as well as plenty of churches, public schools, hospitals, and banks. In the 1970s, Mayor Robert Power built Texas Stadium and brought the Dallas Cowboys to the area. Today, Irving is still home to numerous businesses, including Fortune 500 companies like ExxonMobil and Kimberly-Clark. Some of the city’s top employers include Verizon, Citigroup, Microsoft, and Allstate.
Young professionals and parents seeking new jobs may find plenty of opportunities in Irving, but that’s not all the city has to offer. Irving has a bustling arts and culture scene; the bronze Mustangs of Las Colinas life-size sculpture is a major attraction in the area. Some museums to check out include the Ruth Paine House Museum and the Irving Arts Center. For live music, the Toyota Music Factory is a must, which features musicians and performers all over the world.
When you want to get outdoors and see the city, Irving has lots of parks and landmarks that shouldn’t be missed. The Mandalay Canals win through restaurants and shops. Hop on a Venice-inspired gondola or stand up paddleboard to explore the canals around Lake Carolyn. And when you’re ready, hop off the canal and grab a bite at a nearby restaurant. Enjoy a modern Italian dish at Trevi’s Restaurant, which is right on the water. Or head to Jinbeh for delicious Japanese hibachi cooked by your own tableside chef.
Irving is Also a Big Attraction for Families
Irving is a bustling city, but it’s great for parents and families. Irving Independent School District has nearly 34,000 students enrolled in 37 different schools around the city. And when the kids aren’t in school, the whole family can enjoy an easy hike along Campion Trail, where you can stop to relax by Trinity River. Or, cool off in the lap pools and water slides at the West Irving Aquatic Center. It’s conveniently located near Georgia Farrow REcreation Center in West Park, and businesses like Walmart, AMC movie theaters, and 7-Eleven. Busy parents can check items off their To Do list and enjoy quality time with their family.
Potential homebuyers looking for a thriving city not far from Dallas or DFW International Airport will appreciate what Irving has to offer. Take them on a tour of a new development in Irving today!