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Cities in the Spotlight: Dallas

Dallas is one of the largest cities in the South.

Dallas is one of the largest cities in the South.

If you are looking for a large city with plenty to do in the South, then Dallas may just the place you need. Packing and instructing your moving company to transport your belongings down here could be a good idea, especially if you don't mind warm weather.

The city's population is more than 1.2 million, making it one of the largest cities in Texas. When combining it with the Fort Worth area, the metropolitan statistical area is the largest of its kind in the Lone Star State.

The weather is hot, but it has a fair amount of rain throughout the year. According to The Weather Channel, the winter low only drops to an average of 37 degrees, while the summer high reaches an average of 96 degrees.

The city is known for its architecture, as well as its museums. One of the most famous examples of this is the John F Kennedy Memorial, as well as the city's historical district.

There are many education options both in Dallas, as well as the surrounding area. The city has Criswell College and Dallas Baptist University, while surrounding cities have Texas Christian University, North Texas University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Professional sports are well-represented in the Dallas area. All four major sports leagues have teams in the area, including the National Football League's Cowboys, who play in Irving. The National Hockey League's Stars and National Basketball Association's Mavericks play in the American Airlines Center in Dallas, while Major League Baseball's Rangers play in nearby Arlington. There are also several college sports options throughout the city of Dallas, as well as in the surrounding areas.