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7 Family-Friendly Activities in Carrollton, TX

Carrollton, Texas is a wonderful place to live in the Dallas Fort Worth area—especially if you’re looking to start a family. From its impressive number of parks which boast playgrounds, walking trails, disc golf, and picnic areas, to its historic downtown, which offers charming shops and fun community events, Carrollton has the feel of a quaint small town in spite of its growing population.

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5 Fun Things to Do in Aledo, Texas

Aledo, Texas is a true small town. With just 4,181 residents, it’s the kind of place where neighbors know each other. Located just 20 minutes down the road from Fort Worth, Aledo also distinguishes itself as a haven for Texans who like a rural feel to where they live. Unlike some larger Dallas Fort Worth suburbs, the pace of life in Aledo is slow and the trees are plentiful. Aledo residents are quick to praise the beautiful parks, great library, excellent school district, and most importantly, the sense of community. Whether they’re cheering on the Aledo Bearcats or helping each other out in times of need, Aledo residents take pride in where they live.

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8 Best Spring Adventures in Dallas Fort Worth

As far as we’re concerned, living in the Dallas Fort Worth area is downright delightful any time of year, but come spring, it’s extra wonderful. The days are long and sunny, the weather is warm, the Texas bluebonnets are blooming, and so many great seasonal attractions are opening up.

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How to Choose the Best Dallas Fort Worth Suburb for You

Where should I live in the Dallas Fort Worth area? The question comes up a lot when people are relocating to the Metroplex, but the answer isn’t always cut and dry. A young professional might thrive in a community filled with bars, restaurants, and live music but could feel bored in the suburbs. Conversely, a family with small kids might enjoy a quiet bedroom community but feel concerned about safety (not to mention annoyed with all the noise) in a more urban environment.

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10 Family-Friendly Activities in Fort Worth, Texas

Whether you have kids or you’re just a kid at heart, Fort Worth is a wonderful place to call home. Family-friendly adventures abound in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, especially in Fort Worth, where friendly, small-town vibes meet big city amenities. Best of all, there’s an itinerary for every kind of family. Maybe your family loves hiking in nature. Maybe you’re a crew full of history buffs. Or maybe you want nothing more than a really, really good dish of ice cream (Who doesn’t?).

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8 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Fort Worth, TX

Few places capture the spirit of Texas quite like Fort Worth. The city of 874,401 residents is known for its friendly residents, pioneer spirit, and deep commitment to doing things the Lone Star way. Whether you’re a current resident, a future resident, or just a visitor to Fort Worth and the surrounding Dallas Fort Worth area, there are likely a few things you haven’t yet discovered about what makes the North Central Texas city so special.

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How Texans Stayed Warm During February's Week of Icy Temps

Instead of hearts ablaze, Valentine’s Day—and the week that followed—brought ice cold weather to Texas this year. During that week, the Lone Star State was plunged into an arctic-like chill with snow, ice, wind, and massive blackouts resulting in millions of Texans losing power. The week began with historically frosty weather. Dallas saw temperatures as low as -1 degrees (the coldest temperature recorded since 1989). Across the border in Oklahoma City, residents suffered through a -6 chill with a windchill of -29.

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How To Have a Staycation in Oklahoma

If you live in or near Oklahoma City and you’re planning your next vacation, look no further than your own hometown. The city is rapidly changing, bringing with it new attractions, restaurants, and experiences. Whether you’ve lived in Oklahoma City for your whole life or just a short while, there is always something new to see—along with plenty of old favorites that are worth a revisit.

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6 Fun Weekend Adventures Near Dallas Fort Worth

Friday rolls around and it hits you: What are you going to do this weekend in DFW? If you’ve got no plans and you’re sick of doing the same old thing every single time you have a day off, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled six of the coolest weekend adventures for folks living in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. From a park just over the state border in Oklahoma that’s home to a huge waterfall to a tiny town with one of the most photographed buildings in all of Texas, you’re definitely going to want to add these to your weekend agenda.

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7 Fun Weekend Activities in Bedford, TX

Living in a DFW suburb outside of the Big D doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun weekend adventures. This is especially true if you’re lucky enough to live in Bedford. Located 23 miles from Dallas, Bedford is a bustling community in its own right. In fact, you don’t even have to leave town to take part in a whole host of awesome activities. Whether you crave fresh air with the whole family or Sunday Funday with your crew of friends, here are our top picks for fun things to do on the weekend in Bedford, TX:

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An Update on What's Open in Oklahoma City

How open is Oklahoma City right now? According to a recent WalletHub study ranking states reopening statuses, it’s pretty open. The study compared all 50 states plus Washington D.C. across 17 different metrics including travel restrictions, gathering limitations, face mask requirements, restaurant and bar reopenings, and work from home requirements. Oklahoma came in fourth, meaning that the state has some of the fewest COVID-19 restrictions in the nation right now (if you’re curious, the study found that South Dakota was the least restrictive and Hawaii was the most restrictive).

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An Update on What's Open in DFW

Can I drink at a bar in Dallas? Can I bring my family to a zoo in Fort Worth? Can I ride the rides at an amusement park in Arlington? Figuring out what you can and can’t do in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex amidst COVID-19 can be confusing. As the state of Texas continues to reopen—and in some cases, backtrack on that reopening—the simple act of leaving your home can require some advance research. And you’re not a researcher; you’re just a person trying to go to a museum!

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Yes, You Can Still Enjoy Texas Sports During COVID-19 (Here's How)

The roar of the crowd cheering. The taste of wings and cold beer. The feeling of victory from inside a stadium. These are just a few of the best things about being a Texas sports fan, especially when you’re lucky enough to live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, where so much of the action goes down. So here’s the question: Can you still enjoy DFW sports during COVID-19?

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6 Best Family-Friendly Things to Do Near Aledo, Texas

Aledo is a small but picturesque suburb in the vast Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Located about 50 miles from Dallas and 20 miles from Fort Worth, it offers a quieter way of living that’s perfect for families who prefer Sunday strolls over nights on the town. The tree-lined, suburban neighborhoods and great school system make Aledo a top community for families of all sizes.

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8 Coolest Things to Do in Fort Worth This Summer

Fort Worth is a fun place to be anytime of year, but in the summer it is an especially great place to be. If you’re lucky enough to live in Fort Worth (or you’re considering a move here), get ready for sunny days, warm weather, and good old fashioned Lone Star fun. From spending your afternoon wandering the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to nights at Sundance Square, there is no shortage of attractions in town.

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Five Things You Should Know Before Moving to Amarillo

While it may not be pronounced like the Spanish word amarillo, the 14th most populous city in Texas is in fact named after that word (which means “yellow,” by the way). Sometimes referred to as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” Amarillo is a small metropolis of 199,826 people in Potter County and Randall County. Originally known as Oneida, Amarillo offers classic Texas charm plus relatively easy access to the southwestern states of New Mexico and Colorado. If you’re considering moving to Amarillo, let’s take a look at what makes this Texas town special.

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7 Things to Know Before Moving to Mansfield, TX

There are many Mansfields across America. There is a Mansfield in Louisiana, there’s one in Massachusetts, Arkansas and Ohio. But as far as we’re concerned, there’s only one Mansfield that is the best Mansfield. And that’s Mansfield, Texas. Located in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with a population of 68,928 people and counting, Mansfield has got everything: a charming downtown, great neighborhoods, arts and culture, parks, and close proximity to the best that Texas has to offer. The only thing that’s missing is you. If you’re mulling over a move to Mansfield, Texas, here are seven things you should know about this awesome Dallas Fort Worth community:

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6 Reasons to Move to Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a land of prairies, oilfields and Native American culture—could it also be your next home? Whether you’re anxious to move to the Sooner State (we’ll spare you the pun) or you’re on the fence, there is much to learn about the unique traditions and destinations that define Oklahoma. With a population of 3,930,864 spread across 69,899 square miles, Oklahoma has roots in the oil industry but has since grown to embody a diverse economy. From world-class friendliness to Bigfoot lore, here are six reasons why we think you should move to Oklahoma:

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8 Things You Learn When You Move to Texas

Is the Lone Star State calling you home? True to its motto, everything is bigger in Texas—including the decisions you need to make before you move there. From the sprawling Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex to the desert of El Paso, there are so many great cities and towns to call home, but wherever you end up, the whole state is yours to explore. Here’s what to expect when you do:

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Six Best Oklahoma City Suburbs

If you’re planning on moving to Oklahoma City but you’re not exactly a city dweller, look to the nearby suburbs when choosing your new home. There are many options that offer painless commutes, quality public schools, reasonable cost of living and amenities that rival Oklahoma City itself. From a lively college town to a charming lakeside paradise, these six Oklahoma City suburbs have got it all. Read on to find out which one is right for you:

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