About the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex //

Texas Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs are located in Dallas/Fort Worth, the heart of the North Texas. This area is known for its high quality of living, excellent career opportunities and an easy connection to the rest of the world through Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Why is North Texas so attractive?

Variety of lifestyles. From big cities to small, North Texas has more than 150 cities in the region (15 cities with populations of more than 100,000), offering residents a wide variety of communities and lifestyles, from downtown urban to suburban residential, rural and everything in-between.

Size and opportunity. North Texas is the fastest-growing large region in the U.S. We add one person every four minutes, and the Metroplex is anticipated to overtake Chicago as the third-largest region in the U.S. upon the release of the 2020 Census data. The region has been the destination for many high-profile relocations in recent years, with brands including Toyota’s North American headquarters, McKesson, Charles Schwab and many more companies now calling North Texas home. These companies join other North Texas-based Fortune 500 companies headquartered here including Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Kimberly-Clark, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, Builders FirstSource and Southwest Airlines. Dallas/Fort Worth also benefits from availability of rich higher education opportunities, with 33 colleges and universities based here.

Recreational opportunities. North Texas is home to 124 museums, 180 golf courses, 1,000 miles of off-street trails, 2,000 public parks, dozens of lakes, two world-class zoos and thousands of restaurants and other recreational opportunities. Dallas has the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks and a park built right over a freeway. The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district where the past comes to life and western culture thrives. Fifteen professional and e-sports teams call North Texas home, including the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, the Texas Rangers, FC Dallas and many more.

Diversity. Dallas/Fort Worth is home to the most diverse ZIP code in the U.S. (in Irving, Texas) and our diversity doesn’t stop there: We have minority chambers that are actively supporting the region’s minority-owned businesses, an LGBTQ+ Chamber and robust diversity, and equity and inclusion programming at many companies and associations throughout the Metroplex.

Commitment to caring. North Texans have a giving heart: Twenty-nine percent of the state’s non-profits are located here. Initiatives like North Texas Giving Day, a region-wide initiative from the Communities Foundation of Texas, raise tens of millions for local nonprofits each year.

Learn more about North Texas and download a profile here.

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