Whether you’re already a Texan and looking for a new scene or you’ve never been to the Lone Star State, moving to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex might be a smart move. From the many shops and museums to the newly developed suburban areas, there’s something for everyone. Here are some pointers for choosing the right neighborhood for your lifestyle – and finding things to do when you arrive.

What to Do in Dallas
The heart of Dallas is filled with fun places to visit like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Zoo, just to name a few. And these attractions aren’t just for tourists – these are popular destinations for locals as well.

Dallas is known for hosting world-class events. Seasonally, Fair Park hosts the State Fair of Texas and the Independence Day Festival, but you can always enjoy the Dallas Summer Musicals and multiple museums on the fairgrounds. The American Airlines Center is a premier venue, which hosts Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball and Dallas Stars NHL hockey games as well as concerts with leading national artists and more.

Dallas Neighborhoods and Districts
Dallas is home to a number of eclectic neighborhoods, all within relatively close proximity to each other, so if you’re moving to Dallas, it helps to know a bit about each one:

  • Downtown Dallas features the famous Arts District and a host of attractions for the urban dweller.
  • East Dallas comprises established communities like Lake Highlands, and it’s close to White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum.
  • South Dallas is home to the Bishop Arts District as well as Fair Park and Old City Park, both of which are popular event locations.
  • North Dallas is surrounded by high-end neighborhoods and upscale shopping and dining.
What to do in Fort Worth
Moving to Fort Worth is like stepping into the Old West but with a host of modern amenities. Whimsically nicknamed “Cowtown,” this sprawling city blends its frontier heritage seamlessly with growing industries and a diverse culture. With all that’s available in Fort Worth, moving there is an adventure.

More than just a venue for show cattle, the Fort Worth Stockyards are iconic. Every year, they play host to numerous events, concerts and festivals that are fun for the whole family. This area is also home to the famous Billy Bob's Texas, "The World's Largest Honky Tonk." With rodeos, cattle drives and year-round historical tours, the fun never stops.

With over 5,000 animals and 64 acres of exhibits, the Fort Worth Zoo is a haven for animal lovers of all ages. It’s one of the top-rated zoos in the world and showcases animals from every corner of the globe. Sundance Square – From nightclubs and theaters to shops and concerts, Sundance Square is a 35-block area of pure entertainment in downtown Fort Worth. There is always something to do. For a sophisticated night out, the Bass Performance Hall offers world-class performances, and there are always a number of other arts and entertainment events going on.

Save on Electricity
No matter where you choose to live in DFW, finding the right electricity provider is important. If you’re moving from out-of-state, you might be surprised at how much of a workout your air conditioner will get. Go with a company that knows Texans and their needs. TXU Energy is the #1 choice for electricity in Texas.

With TXU Energy, we make it easy to set up and manage your account online or by phone, and you can count on our simple, straightforward pricing. We even offer a superior home warranty program that allows you to protect some of the most critical items in your home - your electronics, appliances, A/C & heating unit and more.

If you’re moving to the Metroplex – whether you’re renting or buying – our goal is to make your move easier. Visit the TXU Energy Move Center for more details and see our electricity plans and rates.

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