At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we begin a tour of the major centres of the state of Texas with Dallas.
With a city population of 1.2 million residents and a metropolitan population of nearly 7 million, Dallas is the ninth largest city and the fourth most populous metro area in the United States. Once a sparsely-settled region claimed by France, administered by Spain, and later part of Mexico and the Republic of Texas, Dallas became the site of a newly incorporated city in 1856 and was one of many late-19th-century American boom towns.
Despite an inland location with no sea connection, the railroads (and later the Interstate Highway network and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the 2nd largest airport in the U.S. the country’s fifth-busiest) turned Dallas into a major trading and business hub. The cattle trade was centred on neighbouring Fort Worth’s Stockyards and the cotton market grew greatly after the end of the Civil War, but the economic fortunes of Dallas truly took off when petroleum reserves were discovered in the city’s proximity in the 1930s and later. Dallas has been one of the world’s major centres in the petroleum energy sector for decades and is well-known for this boon to its economic activity (a popular 1980s television drama set in the city and named for it popularized the prosperous oil baron image).
The economy of Dallas has become much more diversified in the recent years, with major players in the electronics, communications, and technology industry based in the city. It boasts more shopping centres per capita than any other city in the country, and is well known for Texan barbecue and and Mexican-influence cuisine. City parks and recreational spaces are spread across the metro area.
Dallas is also a major sports town, with franchises in all of the major North American team sports leagues based in the metro region. The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys are easily the most famous and widely popular of these teams, five-time Super Bowl winners who play their home games at the massive, state-of-the-art new football palace in the suburb of Arlington, AT&T Stadium. Major League Baseball club the Texas Rangers also play in Arlington, at Globe Life Park. The NHL’s Dallas Stars and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks (both previous champions of their respective leagues) play at the American Airlines Center near downtown. Major League Soccer club FC Dallas host opponents at Toyota Stadium in suburban Frisco. The famed Cotton Bowl is also in Dallas, which plays host to major college football games each year.
Outside of sports, the city’s arts and culture realms have expanded well beyond the cowboys and rodeos stereotype, although the historic Texas State Fair held in the city continues almost 130 years of agricultural and trade tradition in Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art, Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum, and multiple symphony orchestra, opera, and performing arts centres help to give this centre of commerce a patina of sophistication as well.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Dallas, Texas.