Arlington is right smack in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and very nearly in the middle of the U.S., too. The city is only five miles from DFW International Airport and is nearly equidistant between downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth. And that makes Arlington a great "base" for any trip during which you plan to explore the entire Metroplex.
Arlington is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the DFW Metroplex, with a population now surging past 300,000.
It is home to the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park and the adjacent Hurricane Harbor water park. And the Texas Rangers baseball team calls Arlington home, playing in The Ballpark at Arlington.
As with all the thriving and growing cities of the Metroplex, Arlington boasts great shopping and excellent dining options, plus a nice collection of golf courses.
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Arlington is in North Texas in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, 15 miles from Dallas and 15 miles from Fort Worth. Interstates 30, 20 and 820 offer access, and many other major thoroughfares and state highways criss-cross the area.
DFW International Airport is only five miles from Arlington, and Love Field is also convenient for fliers.
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