Addison, TX offers the perfect balance of exciting urban opportunities and a relaxed, suburban attitude. The town seems to boast a restaurant per capita, along with a strong economic base of corporate offices along Beltline and the Tollway. However, life in Addison also offers a great family-friendly atmosphere with modern, spacious houses and condos along with the metroplex’s finest schools and shopping all around you.
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Addison, TX is known as the city Where It All Comes Together. Businesses, careers and families thrive in this North Texas community. Filled with amenities hard to find in other communities, upscale living, national events, worldwide known brands and more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S., Addison is a great city to live, work, and play. Combine all of the energy of living in a big city with small town community spirit and you have Addison.
Throughout its development, Addison has dedicated itself to preserving its public spaces. It has 164 acres of park land with 21 parks, many of which have won awards for their beautiful designs and accommodating features. Several of the parks also have lakes and creeks that provide a haven for waterfowl and other wildlife. The parks and several other public areas are also home to a number of public art displays. This is pretty impressive for a city that is just over 4 square miles large.
While many prominent businesses, dining, and entertainment options call Addison home, the city offers its residents a small town feel. The 2012 U.S. Census estimates its number of residents at 15,179. With a median age of 32.5 years and with 36.1% of households comprised of families, Addison tends to skew a little younger than many suburbs while still sporting a wide selection of great homes. Browse the newest real estate listings in Addison, TX.
Students in Dallas and many of its suburbs, including Addison, have the privilege of attending Dallas Independent School District schools. Because the district practices public school choice, students will be able to choose an excellent school from the state's second-largest public school district. Among those schools, the School of Science & Engineering and the School for the Talented & Gifted have been ranked among some of the top in the nation, with the School for the Talented & Gifted ranked as America's top high school for eight years. Several of the schools have been awarded National Blue Ribbon School status as well.
Families in Addison have an array of public as well as religious and secular private schooling options. The west side of town is zoned for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch schools and the east side of town attends Dallas Independent School District. The main public high schools include R.L. Turner in Carrollton and W.T. White in North Dallas.
Addison features two of Dallas’s most coveted private schools—Greenhill School and Trinity Christian Academy. Parents enjoy an easy commute to the other top private schools in Dallas as well, such as Jesuit College Preparatory School and Ursuline Academy just a short distance south in Dallas.
For higher education, Addison residents have Southern Methodist University in Highland Park and Plano, and the University of North Texas in Denton. Collin County Community College in Plano and various Dallas community colleges are all in easy distance as well. Search homes for sale in Addison by school district.
The robust economy of Dallas tends to weather financial turmoil and enjoy exceptional employment and income rates, and Addison is no exception. Addison’s median household income of $54,887 in 2011 was more than $5,000 above the state average.
Businesses headquartered in Addison proper include Mary Kay Cosmetics and Dresser Inc. Various aviation and manufacturing companies have white-collar offices in Addison as well, while Bank of America and other financial companies count among top employers in the city.
Addison also offers an exciting residence with a comfortable commute to work in Dallas, Plano or surrounding cities. Many corporations make their headquarters in Plano, from Frito-Lay to Perot Systems, while the Dallas area has AT&T, Texas Instruments, Exxon Mobil, Southwest Airlines and many more.
Beltline Road in Addison has been called Restaurant Row for decades, and the strip remains a go-to source for fine and casual dining alike. In addition to virtually every famous chain restaurant, Addison features exotic options like Brazilian churrasacarias like Fogo de Chao, historic Tex-Mex favorite El Fenix, and the lively SOHO Food and Jazz. Fine arts come to Addison regularly, including the WaterTower Theatre Company and other events at the Addison Theatre Center. Each summer’s Taste of Addison spotlights local restaurants along with nationally touring musical acts. The Addison Improv has been the premier stand-up comedy venue for all of D/FW for decades.
While many people who live in this suburban community will head in to Dallas for entertainment, the offerings within Addison are quite impressive. The WaterTower Theatre, the only professional theatre in the North Dallas area, has a number of plays, musicals and other performances throughout the year. Those who love aerospace technology can visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, with its live music performances and exceptional nightlife experience, is another popular local place to see and be seen. You can even tour the Mary Kay Museum and learn more about the woman who started a skincare and career revolution for the modern woman.
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