Prospective purchasers looking among Arlington Texas homes for sale may be surprised to find that the city’s population at the last recorded Census in late 2013 was nearly 380,000. Its population puts Arlington as the seventh-largest city in Texas and the fiftieth-largest in the United States.
Arlington, Texas is located in Tarrant County and is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington metropolitan area. The city is situated about 20 miles west of Dallas and 12 miles east of Fort Worth.
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According to Realtor.com, Arlington Texas homes for sale currently number approximately 1,400. In addition, as mentioned in the introduction above, the median listing price for a single family home is in an affordable $230,000 price range. Affordability makes Arlington a favorite among not only first-time homebuyers, but families with young children looking to move into a slightly higher price range.
Arlington’s 20th century history largely began in 1954 with the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. Growth in the industrial sector – especially in automotive and aerospace development – boosted the city’s population growth to nationwide highs between 1960 and 1990. Today, Arlington is best known as the home of “America’s Team,” the NFL Dallas Cowboys, along with Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers.
A typical 3-bedroom, 1,500-1,750 square foot home in some Arlington neighborhoods can range from $160,000 to $185,000. There are a variety of older and newer subdivisions in the city with homes situated on lots that range in size from 1/4 acre to an acre or larger. Because many of Arlington’s residents commute to Dallas and surrounding areas, the majority of homes built during the city’s impressive growth since the 1980s feature two-car garages.
According to Zillow, Arlington home values have risen 11% over the past year. Zillow expects they will continue to increase, on average, around 5.2% in the next year.
If you’re looking for new construction, you’ll be happy to learn that Arlington is buzzing with new single-family homebuilding activity. Most new home construction features 3- and 4-bedroom homes in the 2,500-3,500 square foot range and can be found from $300,000 to $475,000 or more, depending on their location. Some neighborhoods feature new home construction of 5-bedroom homes in the 3,500-4,200 square foot range that are priced between $500,000 and $600,000 or more.
As one would imagine, new home construction features a variety of energy-saving efficiencies utilized in today’s housing industry. In addition, upgrades are usually available for homes under construction.
The market for Arlington Texas homes for sale is an eclectic mix of older, more traditional architectural styles and newer, land-compatible and energy-efficient contemporary home designs. The ever-popular Texas limestone rock exteriors adorn many of the older homes in the market.
If low-maintenance condominium or townhouse living is more to your liking, Arlington features 2- and 3-bedroom properties ranging in size from slightly less than 1,000 square feet to nearly 2,000 square feet or more. Most of these properties typically range in price from $75,000-$150,000 and up.
When it comes to schools in Arlington, parents and prospective parents will be happy to note that both public and private education are available in the city and many enjoy above average rankings. Arlington contains 108 primary and secondary schools.
Things to Do
In the areas of arts and entertainment, Arlington excels. Home to nationally known theme park, Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington welcomed the addition of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to the park in the late 1990s. The Arlington Museum of Art and The Gallery at the University of Texas - Arlington are the city’s designated art venues. In addition, the Planetarium Dome Theater at UT Arlington is among the largest in Texas.
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Listing information last updated on July 21st, 2017 at 7:31pm CDT.